Sunday, July 8, 2012

Challenges, Challenges!

I have a few cards to share that I made for several challenges, so this will be a long post. First up is the {PIN}spirational challenge 14. This blog selects items found on Pinterest and we're to use them for inspiration to make a card. In the selected photo above, I saw boats, blue gingham, red & yellow, so this is the card I made:
I used a free digi that Paula shared with us over on OWH, and added a computer-generated sentiment. This will be going into my next OWH box, as I'm trying to focus more on cards for kids. The red frame is the negative portion from cutting a square with a SB die. I thought it made a nice frame for the little boat image.
Speaking of OWH, this is the sketch challenge #128 for this week over on the Stars & Stamps blog.
And the color challenge over at the CR84FN58 is yellow, red, and neutral colors. I've combined both the sketch & color challenges to make this card...
I used a SB M-bossability So Trendy ef for the yellow panels, and die cut some stars using a SNSS star die, and also a SNSS star border die for the tiny stars. The sentiment is from the Hip-Hop Accessories stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger. This time I'm posting my CR84FN card in a more timely manner, as last week I posted a card I made after the links were closed! {duh}

And finally, this card meets 2 challenges. It's for the CAS-ual Fridays CFC60 to use text on your CAS (clean & Simple) card, as well as the OWH OurDailyBreadDesigns July challenge to use "cool colors" on our cards. I stamped some PTI text with Memento Lulu Lavender ink on white, and matted with Pale Plum card stock. The embossing folder is by CB, while the sentiment is from SNSS. The flower is a tiny Prima, and I added some vellum leaves and a pearl to the center.

Thanks for staying with me for this extra-long post! It's been so hot outside, I've been hiding out in my craft room making cards and playing along with challenges! Have a great Sunday!

Carol

26 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your cards are all wonderful, Carol! I especially ADORE your perfect take on the Pinterest challenge. I'm pinning IT for future inspiration!

Thank you! And thank you for following me; I returned the compliment!

Donna Hanley said...

I was so intrigued by your fabulous cards that I did not notice this was a long post and I doubt anyone else will either. Each of these cards are so unique and beautiful. I love the sentiment you made for a "little man"- how special. I'm trying to come up with something for the OWH challenge which is hard because I don't have any punches, etc. here with me. and your ODBD card is just gorgeous, delicate and uplifting all in one. Great job on all of these challenges my friend. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can't seem to get motivated, but you have enough for both of us. These are awesome! I go brain dead with that EF on the 3rd card.... gosh that is pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a terrific collection of cards! Love the yellow textured background and all the stars sprinkled about! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Deborah Frings said...

What a great set of cards! I like them all - the texture on your CR84FN card is fab! Love the big and little stars! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Jen said...

Great cards, Carol! I love the first one. That gingham is great!

Margaret said...

Don't you just love it when you can combine so many challenges with one card? Love your embossing.

Paula S. said...

I just love the blue gingham with the boat and the white card is so classy and sophisticated! Glad you are being so productive and staying cool at the same time. Thanks for sharing these great cards. :)

Linda said...

Great group of cards. Little Man is a nickname of my cousin's son...great sentiment! That last card is uber gorgeous! PS I really like the red frame! TFS!!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful selection of cards, I love the sweet little boat and lovely sentiment, so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

Each card oh so different and wonderful. Your sailboat card is a perfecti interpretation of the inspiration photo! amazing job!

cindyann said...

Wow! That white/pale plum "cool" card is simply lovely! Someone will enjoy receiving this one in the mail ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty cards Carol. Love the great textures and images. The little sail boat is darling.

jimlynn said...

WOW! Have you been busy or what! LOL!
ALL of these are great! Love the die and that little flower on the last card and the stars on the second one. The first with the sailboat is perfect for the inspiration photo!!! Like the way you did the "waves" on here too. Glad you're playing along with the {Pin}spirational challenge!
Lynn

Benzi said...

Super cards, Carol. I love the frame for your ship and the pretty clouds. The second card is really so full of texture and just a beauty. Wow! The last card is elegant and a beauty. You have been busy creating these wonderful cards...what better thing to do when it's too hot to step outside.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Carol -- Wonderful group of cards. I really like how you created the last card. It is very simple yet so elegant. My favorite is the first card with the red frame with the blue gingham. Some little guy is gonna love this card. I like the embossing on your second card and how you used the stars as the embellishments. The sentiment is great too.

Sharon

Ellen said...

Hi Carol. Your cards are so pretty. I love all of them but the last one is so elegant I think it is my fav.

Julie said...

Lovely cards as always, Carol! I really like the embossing folder you used for your sketch card, thanks for sharing the brand :) Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

JoAnn Ross said...

Frist of all, I love your chatty post. I'm Irish and we don't do succinct, so mine are always long. LOL And, as it turns out your horrible heatwave turned out to be a good thing for card recipients.

I adore that darling sailboat and gingham card! You know I especially like making kid's cards, so that really made me smile thinking of some little boy being so happy!

The OWH challenge card had me stuck for a while, but you did a great job and the embossing totally made that card.

And WOW!! I have no words for the stunning gorgeousness that is card #3. Okay, I do have one word: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

A-MAZING!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge this week! Be sure to drop by Tuesday and get {PIN}spired again!!!

~DEANNE~

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful cards!! I think the first one with the boat is my fav....love your coloring, the clouds, and that plaid paper!

Yolanda said...

Each of these cards is terrific! I love your sailboat card--and the inspiration piece! Thanks for playing in the ODBD challenge!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Your cards are great! The sail boat design floats my boat!!! Terrific!

Shannon White said...

Wowie! These are all Fabulous Miss Carol! You have been one bus crafting Bee! Love to see your Awesome creations! The little sail boat is So Adorable! and Love the embossing and fun stars on your second one! and the last one is so Elegant! Wow! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Chris said...

Wow! what stunning cards! Well done you!
Chris
x

Linda said...

I have this CB embossing folder forever and never used it. Wow, love the card you created...the matting and stamping...it's just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration! beautiful work!