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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Create a card or project that uses only shades of PINK! Of course you are free to use white as your card/project base and black ink. Everything else MUST be created with nothing but PINK's!


PRIZE: This wonderful Magnolia Stamp

TOO MUCH PINK... that's how I'd describe my card this week!  
I am going to give this card to the little girl that bunny-sat Nadia (our rabbit) while we were on vacation.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Two's Better Than One!

Create a card or project and use MORE THAN ONE STAMPED IMAGE! This is a great time to practice with the MASKING technique!
SPONSOR: Simon Says Stamp

I wanted to make a set of simple yet elegant cards.  Two of each card for a set of 8.  All stamps are by Stampin' Up!  

Dont forget to check out the multi-stamped projects over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Buttons and Bows

Create a card or project that uses both buttons and bows!

SPONSOR: Stamp and Create


ANOTHER $20 in FREE GOODIES from "Stamp & Create"  ????  
HOLY COW is this sponsor generous and they really really have some adorable things!!  

Check out the buttons and bows beauties at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

This is a set by CTMH that I've had for so long but NEVER used....  I love teddy bears too!  I had a hard time fitting buttons on the card.  I should have planned the design better but over all I think it's kinda cute.  What do you think?

Bear is colored with colored pencil and heart is done with SU! markers.  

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails....

Create a card or project that is just for boys! How you do this is totally up to you! The possibilities are endless!
SPONSOR: My Favorite Things
PRIZE: $25 Gift Certificate

OK, so you recognize this little fairy girl from my last card?  I chose her from MFT for the LAST challenge (out of this world)  a while back and didn't realize I had my sponsors mixed up!  Had I had my brain in tact, I would have chose a more boy-ish stamp for this weeks challenge.  WELL, I used her anyway for BOTH challenges (it is a CHALLENGE after all!) 

I made the card dirty and grungy to try for a more masculine look.  I don't know if I pulled it off but I rather like the card. 

I used my SU! markers and colored pencils and Pearl Ex watercolors to give her shimmer. The background paper was borrowed from a friend who got it on clearance.  A little faux stitching, inking and distressing and it goes from BLA to FABULOUS!!
I'm starting to rethink some of my forgotten & dusty ol' patterned papers.....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

You're Out of this World

This week’s challenge is almost like an “Anything Goes” challenge! You will create a card or project that includes something that would wouldn’t really see here on Earth! For example…a fairy, unicorn, robot, alien, animal wearing clothes carrying flowers, spaceships, etc…JUST HAVE FUN! Oh yeah…and don’t forget to stamp! We don’t call this a Stamptacular Sunday Challenge for nothing!

SPONSOR : Di's Digi Downloads  

PRIZE: Winner's choice of FIVE digis!


SPONSOR: Meljen's Designs

PRIZE: Winner's choice of FOUR digis!

My card is a fairy!  I wanted it to look young and girly so I added more bling than I usually do.      
I used my SU! markers to color the images (regular colored pencils on her skin.)
The gold "swirl" are PearlEx water colors, touches of Crystal Lacquer throughout.
I'm very pleased with the results :)

Here is a closer look:

Friendship Quotes