Monday, May 25, 2009

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

I've been busy making cards today. This is my third post for the day too. That's more than I've done in a whole week in the past few weeks! It's so nice to have a break, but it's almost over and almost time to get ready for the work week.

All of my cards in this post feature BasicGrey Wisteria. That seems to be my "go to" paper this weekend.

First up is my card for the Cuttlebug Be Inspired challenge 32- Butterflies. I don't have a Cuttlebug butterfly die, so I used a Sizzix die and embossed the wings with my Cuttlebug swiss dots folder. I also embossed a piece with the D'vine swirls and punched the small butterfly out of that so the little one is embossed too. The Dutch Dare Card challenge this week is to use glitter and or bling. I did both to my butterfly. And did I mention that I struggled with this? I made the butterfly and did not like the colors. I could not figure out what I wanted to do with it, but finally settled on what you see here.



Here's a close up of the embossing



The Caardvarks challenge is to "shape up". I've been meaning to make a shaped card but never have, so this was the push to do it. I found a flower template and traced it for my card. The plan in the beginning was to put the butterfly above on the flower card, but that didn't work out. I decided to stamp the words around the center. Those are from Verve.




Last is a card I made for the Whiff of Joy sketch challenge.



Thanks for looking. Hope all of you in the U.S. had a wonderful holiday.

9 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Thanks for playing!

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  2. Beautifull cards.
    Love all of them.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

    xoxo karin

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  3. love ur card !
    Thank you so much for participating at the cuttlebug challenge blogspot.com. You will be featured tomorrow.
    Thank you,
    Maggie

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  4. I love the words around the center of your flower card ... what a fabulous design idea.

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  5. Beautiful card! I love the your big flower!

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  6. The cards are beautiful! I love the butterflies and flowers, plus the colors are stunning.

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  7. Love these cards - and your shape card is super. Thanks for joining in at Caardvarks.

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