Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Card Challenge Amazingness....

So, as most of you know,blogging in pretty new to me, BUT my friend Nicole (you may know her from Sweet Stamp Shop) is a PRO. We decided to get together for a fun craft night in her super amazing craft room (so jealous lol) and she introduced me for the first time to CARD CHALLENGES! Let me tell you what, I think I am hooked. What a great way to get inspirtion and challenge yourself to design and create.

Our first challenge of the night was from CASE STUDY

And this was our inspiration, designed by Teri Anderson

I Loved the color scheme ,but I also love the the circle grid on top so I decided to play with those two ideas and this is what I came up  with

SO, thanks to all the wonderful supplies Nicole had, I created this masterpiece. I am really loving it!Some of my favorite things to work with are wood pieces and the hello heart totally finished it off. It has layers, dimension and most importantly naturalness :)

Up next was our "White On White" challenge from Simon Says Stamps

I really loved the challenge of making something only using white, and since there are, ironically, so many shades of white out there there is really endless possibilities.

This is what I ended up with and I couldn't be happier with it.
I again used some wood pieces, the hearts are from Freckled Fawn, stumbled up a fun little technique by accident. Since this challenge was an all white challenge i needed my wood pieced to be white, so, I used some white re-inker and when I went to pick it up I dropped it upside down...ooops...but that led to the fun heart background that you see in the picture. In a nutshell, I used the heart as a stamp!!!

OOO I felt so clever and it was the perfect texture that this white challenge needed!
Now go get crafty!!!


  1. I love both your cards. They are marvelous. By the way, welcome to blogland. :)

  2. Both cards are just outstanding, I am loving the cork that you have used on the first cards. Thanks for playing at CASE Study this week

    1. It was so much fun doing the challenge and that cork is pretty fun to play with it adds such a different type of texture! Thank you:)

  3. Awesome cards, dearie!!! I am a new follower!!!

  4. Adorable the one with the cork and woven burlap ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASE Study!

  5. Both cards are delightful!! Welcome to the blogging world!

  6. Clever indeed! I love it when an oops turns into brilliance (though that doesn't happen for me very often!) :) Love, love, love your cards! So beautiful! I'm a new follower; referred by the *sweet* Nicole!

  7. Lots of posts this week! You are on a creative streak :) Just wanted to say I love the cards - absolutely GORGEOUS! Keep up the great work!!!

    I too love challenges. They're inspiring and get me to think of pages I wouldn't think of on my own. My favorites are where for an entire month we're challenged to create a layout. And if you want a weekly challenge, check out - my friends Pam and Lisa are amazingly talented! Seriously, ridiculously, talented! Check 'em out when you can and keep on rockin' it, girly!

  8. Looks like you've been having fun!! Welcome to the blog world!! Love the cork you used on the CASE card!!

  9. Awesome card for CASE study as your first challenge, WOW!!! It is addicting, isn't it!!!