Showing posts with label Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Challenge. Show all posts


CAS-ual Fridays' Toot Your Own Horn Challenge CFC72

    Toot! Toot!
     This week's challenge from CAS-ual Fridays is to toot our own horn by drawing inspiration from our own blog banners. Here's my take on the challenge.

     The purples in my banner as well as the double borders behind my blog title inspired me the most. To get started, I used the Dahlia Dimensional Punch from EK Success. EK designed the border to be rolled up after it's punched making a beautiful flower. Instead, I punched two lengths of the border and adhered them back to back to create the double-border from my inspiration. Then, I punched the double link trim with one of Martha Stewart's double-edge punches. Then, I stamped the sentiment with TPC Studio's wonderful "Hello" stamp. I just love this stamp!
     Do you want to join in the fun and make a card inspired by your blog banner? You have until noon on Thursday. Check out all the details here:


CAS-ual Fridays Black & White + One Challenge CFC70

     Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
     I created this card for the CAS-ual Fridays weekly challenge. I'm also sending a copy of it to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
     The challenge was to make a card using black and white and one other color of our choice. I had these great stickers that I won from Graphic 45. So, I decided my other color would be the khaki color used in the background of these beautiful stickers. I made the lattice trim with an EK punch.  I stamped the senitment with a Hero Arts stamp (CL342).
     Want to enter a card in this challenge? You have until Thursday noon. You can find all the info here:
     I'm also entering this card in the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. There is still time to enter this challenge too. Check here for all the info on how to do it:
     Thanks again for stopping in. Hope you have a great day!


Cas-ual Friday Two-Circle Challenge

     I found a wonderful new blog called Cas-ual Fridays. They have challenges each week for clean-and-simple cards. This week's challenge is to make a CAS card with two circles. Here's my entry.
     This card looks more difficult and involved than it is. All the cardstock is from DCWV Coral Couture stack. The two circles were cut from a patterned sheet of cardstock from the collection. The ribbon is cut from another sheet as is the dotted-swiss card. Very quick and easy. The sentiment from Studio G is stamped in black.
     Want to join in on all the fun? You can find the info here:


Birthday Card Challenge

     I'm entering this card in the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. The challenge is to make a birthday card where stamping is the featured technique.
      Using Tim Holtz' Playful Journey collection, I heat-embossed the old car in dark blue on a light gray cardstock panel I die cut using Labels Eighteen dies from Spellbinders. I brushed the edges of the panel with VersaMark's watermark pad. I heat-embossed the sentiment with silver pigment and clear embossing powder. Have a birthday card you've made that you want to enter? You can find the info here:


Birthday Card Challenge

     I'm entering this card in the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. The challenge requires us to use stamping as the primary technique.

    I used Inkadinkado's set of lace doily stamps to make this birthday card. The cardstock is from DCWV's Painted Petals stack. After heat-embossing the doilies, in white and boysenberry, I cut them into small, varing shapes and adhered them to my white card in a mosaic fashion. The sentiment stamp is from Studio G. You can join in the fun by entering your own card here:


Damask & Brocade Challenge

    I made this gift tag for the Damask & Brocade Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
    Here's how I did it.
     1. Cut tag using the largest Spellbinders Labels Eighteen Nestabilites die.
     2. Embossed the tag using Spellbinders Flora M-Bossabilities folder. I think it has a great damask look.
     3. Punched out four large Fiskars That's Amore hearts from damask-style patterened paper. Put together to form butterfly. Adhered 5 clear gemstones for the butterfly body and gold wire for     the antennae.
     4. Heat embossed sentiment from Fiskars Simple Stick stamps All Year Cheer collection. Matted and adhered tag.
     5. Punched hole and added ribbon.   
    This was a fun challenge. You can play too at:


## Gingham Petals Card ##

     Who says flowers can't be mint-green gingham!?! I think they're great fun! I created this card for The Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Cath Edvalson, Editor and Giver of Moxie Fun Challenges asked us to create a project featuring gingham.

      To begin, I made a card base with dusty-purple cardstock. I cut and adhered a panel from the gingham and another panel from the dusty purple. I used two different flower punches - one from Fiskars, one from EK Success.  I made the fronds with a Martha Stewart punch. I freehanded the vase cutting it from white cardstock. To give the vase some dimension, I heat embossed an Inkadinkado doily on it in white. I stamped the doily just slightly off-center to add to the illusion of roundness.  I used letter brads as the flower centers. Then to add balance to the card, I added a frond near the bottom-right.

     Do you have a great idea using gingham? You can play along too. Check out the rules here:


Paper Scraps Challenge

     Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I want to share with you this card I've created for the

Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxi Fab World.

     Scraps!?! What a great challenge for me! I think I save every scrap of paper left over after every project. The papers are so gorgeous, how does anyone ever bring themselves to through away any of it.
     For this challenge, I dug through my box of scraps and found all these long, narrow strips. I put them in place just as they were. I kept digging to find coordinating and/or matching scraps big enough from which to punch flowers and fronds.
     Next, I heat-embossed the sentiment from TPC Studio's Travel Collage collection. I love this quote from Emerson. That's the way I've lived my life. I also heat-embossed the edges of the small panel to make it pop.
     This card was so quick and easy; I think I will make more. Maybe all round scraps.

     Do you have a big collection of scraps? You can enter your own card here: