Sunday, October 18, 2009

A few challenges...

Here are several cards for you all today. I've shifted from Christmas cards back to every day cards. After working so hard on the Christmas card making event this past week, I needed a break from red and green!!

The first one is for the Paper Pal Arts Challenge, and for the Color Throwdown Challenge:
I used the Birds and Bloom Bigshot die for the bird, and stamped the wing with one of the stamps from the Circle Circus stamp set. The circles were cut using the Bigshot. For the Baja Breeze circle, I cut a larger circle out, and then cut a smaller circle from the larger circle, to create a frame. I saved the cut out circle for another project. A great way to maximize your use of the paper.

This card is for the SPCC challenge #19, and for the 365 cards challenge (day 218):


The colors and sketch reminded me of rolling hills. I trimmed the Green Galore and Taken with Teal to have the impression of grass. The trees are all from the Trendy Trees stamp set. Thank goodness for the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line these trees up!!

This is a card for the 365 cards challenge (day 218). The challenge was to stamp a background image in the same color as the cardstock.
And finally, this is a card for the 365 card challenge (day 228). The challenge was to use the same patterned paper, in two different colors.The hostess paper pack worked perfectly for this project. It's a fabulous sampling of the DSP, and you have multiple prints to choose from. I was easily able to choose a print in two different colors. The colors on this card are Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand.

Ciao

18 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly, Love love love the card you did for SPCC. Thanks for joining us this weeks. The Trendy Trees is one of my fave stamp sets, and what I love about your card is the scene you created, and that fab grass. Well done.

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  2. Wow you have been busy! Pretty cards - like the blue and brown combo in your PPPA challenge!

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  3. I love all of your cards! This is a great color combination! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

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  4. Wow, you have been a busy stamper! I love how you combined the Pals Sketch with the CTD colors! Thanks for playing!

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  5. Your cards are delightful! Thank you for using SPCC colors.

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  6. What a great card!!
    So glad you joined us this week at SPCC!

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  7. Fabulous cards! I love the rolling hills card.

    Melisa-SP Diva

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  8. these are all such beautiful cards! i am very impressed!!

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  9. Wow! These are beautiful cards! I love every one of them! Great job with the SPCC colors this week! Thanks for playing along!

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  10. Fabulous design for the Throwdown card! LOVE the stitching! Thanks for playing!

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  11. On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

    Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 22, 2009.

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  12. Great cards! I love that the SPCC one is a little scene with hills!!

    Heidi SP Diva

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  13. That bird is so sweet! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

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  14. Love your cards! The tree scene one is so cute!!

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  15. Wow! Love all of your work.

    Emily-SP Diva

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  16. Congratulations from Pals Paper Arts!
    Your design has been selected for one of this weeks Artist Picks! We have a special badge for you to display on your blog.
    We were unable to find an email address for you, so if you would like the HTML code for the Artist Pick badge, please email us at palspaperarts@gmail.com
    Thanks and congratulations!
    PPA Design Team

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  17. Congrats on being chosen the Pals Paper Arts Artisit Pick! All your cards are fabulous. Bravo!

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