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Monday, January 21, 2013

Some New Challenge Blogs

Hello there.  I have been searching for some new challenges to do.  I have found quite a few and thought I would try my hand and some.  So this is going to be a long post.  Be prepared to read for a while.  I am going to showcase some cards I made for the new challenges.

Cute Card Thursdays

This site can be found HERE.  The challenge for this week is Diamonds are Forever.  I decided to create a birthday card using an image from  Beary Wishes and the sentiment is from Dessert Diva.  I used my colored pencils in shades of pink and gray to color in the image.  I rounded the corners and inked the edges in DI Vintage Photo.  I matted the image on a piece of gray CS from SU and rounded those corners too.  The DP is from my stash and once again all corners are rounded.  I used the same gray from SU for the card base.  Because the theme is Diamonds are Forever, I used lots of bling to simulate diamonds all over.

I think it turned out pretty well, I just don't understand the shadow in the middle of the image.  Freaky.  Oh well, thanks for stopping in today and I hope I don't burn out your eyes as you keep reading.  

Card Making Mamas

I am loving all the DT examples on this site which can be found HERE.  The whole blog is beautifully designed.    This weeks challenge was to create and CAS card.  I chose to make mine a Valentine's Day card.    I used a stamp set from Studio G for the image.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug Red.  I cut the image to 2.5" x 2" and matted it on a piece of red and a piece of black.  I adhered it to the bottom right and added two red hearts and a black on floating up toward the left had corner.

It is definitely CAS with lots of white space.  I am not a big fan of lots of white space.  I like to add embellishments.  The more I add, the more I like it.  But, for a creative break, these CAS cards are a nice  way to go.  Take a hop on over to Card Making Mamas and check them out.

Just Us Girls (JUGS); My Time to Craft

These two sites are just packed full of interesting ideas and challenges.  The JUGS blog can be found HERE and the weekly challenge is a color challenge.  Lime Green, Gray and White.  My Time to Craft has a sketch challenge for this week.  I combined these two as well as using it for the monthly challenge over at Beccy's Place.  

I fell in love with this wishing well when I saw it as a freebie.  I just love old fashioned wells.  We had one on my grandpa's farm when I was a child and I was facinated by it.  I knew I had to use this one for a card, but I didn't have the chance until now.  Using the gray and green combo worked very well with the way I had colored this image.  I love the sketch that we were challenged to use too.  

I used my colored pencils to color the image.  Everything was cut on my paper trimmer so this was a very easy card to put together.  I matted the image on SU Gray as well as used it for the card base.  The lime green and white are from my stash.  The DP is from a set that I bought right before Christmas from AC Moore.  It is by American Crafts and was in a cute pink binder system.  There are over 400 pieces of paper in the pack and I paid $19.99 for it.  Regular price was $59.99.  I thought it was a pretty good deal so I snagged it.  I used a Fiskar's Corner punch for the accents on the corners.  The sentiment is from a set of stamps that I got free but have no idea who designed them.

Thanks so much guys for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed the cards that I showcased and I hope your eyes aren't bleeding from such a long post.  I have three more cards but will put them in another post.  God bless you all.


  1. Oh I just love your 'wishing well' card the colours are just perfect hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. fantastic cards, love them all!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  3. Lovely image and card, thanks for sharing at my time to craft, good luck x

  4. Cute sentiment with this image! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  5. Well done Em, your card is wonderful. I love the way you added the sentiment at the side of the image, it looks fantastic... I think I might have to "borrow" that idea!


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