Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Catching up with Challenges


The challenge over at the CASual Fridays CFC72 is to "toot your own horn." In other words, design a card based on your own blog header. I really don't have a blog header, but the template I use has blue skies with white clouds, so that's how this card came to be. The smiley face is by Stampendous, and the sentiment is from SU! So Many Sayings. The punched stars were done with SU! bashful blue card stock.



This is for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #127 which is "circles." I cut assorted sizes of circles with black & white card stock and glued them on a piece of kraft, then embossed it using a square lattice ef. I added a scalloped border, some ribbon and a sentiment from SU!

Next up is my card for Shopping our Stash challenge #71 which is to "go green - use something recycled or the color green." I recycled some scraps of green dsp for this and added a green prima flower I've had in my stash for years! I cut squares and rounded off 2 corners to create the flower and used random strips of dsp for the sentiment panel. The sentiment is by MFP Thankful Mums and Pumpkins set. I need to make more of these to use up those scraps and flowers in my stash!

Speaking of using up scraps, here's my card for the OWH Stars and Stamps mid-week throwdown to make a "thinking of you" card. I made a herringbone background by using strips from the Tim Coffey Autumn paper pad, and punched the really rust border using an EK punch. I added colorful leaves and acorns by punching the border in different autumn colors of scraps. The leaf accents are stickers a friend gave me, and the sentiment is from SU! Field Flowers.

Thanks for staying with me for this long post and I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

25 comments:

Benzi said...

Gosh Carol, you've been a busy bee. Love all your cards from herringbone all the way back up to the happy faces. They're all super duper. I really love that circle card. Don't know how I would ever choose which I like best.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, You have certainly caught up on your challenges and given us all some wonderful inspiration in doing so. Every one of these cards are fabulous. I just did a card very similar to your third card, but yours looks 110% better than mine and I'm sure it's because you used the black layer behind the dp. Great thought and one I will be casing.
Enjoy your day.

jimlynn said...

You get FOUR big WOWS!!!

The first is so cute - and yes, it really does remind me of your blog!
Second - LOVE all the circles and embossing....
Third - Great use of the green!! Love the design (and glad you're playing in Shopping Our Stash).......
And last but not least - Fourth! LOVE this fall beauty! Those leaves and DP are so pretty!

You've been VERY busy and love all of them!

Lynn

Jen said...

Wow, you've been CRAFTY! :) These are awesome cards. I have to say I LOVE your CAS-ual Fridays card. Here's hoping to see it during Happy Hour on Friday!! :)

Holly Iossa (Homeschool Homestead) said...

Love them all. I think the circles embossed is my favorite.

Pat Garvin said...

Great projects. Awesome idea with the circles. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Renee said...

Great cards! Love the colors!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So much happiness for us to enjoy from you! I love how you replicated your blog with happy faces - perfect!! And the other cards, too, nailed the challenges!

StampTramps said...

I'm SO FAR BEHIND in the challenges! Love all yours, especially fond of the smiley faces....

Shannon White said...

Wow!! You have been one Super Busy Crafting Lady!! Love all of these!! The smiling stars just make me happy too! 8-) and love the embossed polkadots! Love the colors and Fun layered flower on your third card... But I think If I had to pic a favorite it's the last one with the Gorgeous herringbone fall colors and dp's Love the sentiment too! Might have to go hunt that one down! A Fabulous collection my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

You've been a very busy girl!! Love all of your projects! But I especially adore your take on the blog header challenge - super fun interpretation! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!

Theresa said...

Great cards. The cards with embossed circles is very creative!Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends for the circle challenge.

Michele Gross said...

Such a darling take on your header! Glad you tooted your horn with us at CAS-ual Fridays! I can't leave without telling you that your circles card just below your blog header card is spectacular!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Carol I love each of your cards, the stars on the first one are so cute!

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

WOW Carol, you've been busy! All of your cards are fantastic and a treasure trove of inspiration. I think I'll have to scrap lift some of your creative techniques. :)

JD said...

Your LONG post (as you put it...LOL) was certainly worth looking at...each and every card...is so beautifully done...great JOB!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How awesome are all of these! Wowzer, my friend! Don't know where to start, so I will just say that my jaw is dragging, and that I thought of you when I pinned a card with snowflakes just like your circles. The little stars put a smile on my face, and the green flower, I might case. That herringbone is way cool!

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness Carol! I don't know where to start. I struggle so much with CAS but you have mastered it! I'm so glad you said how you made the green card. I have to CASE it for sure! In fact, I'll probably be CASEing the first three in my quest to improve my CAS card making.

Lisa A. said...

What a sweet take on your header...it made me smile...those smiley faces are just too cute!! Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

Linda said...

All the cards are wonderful, but that first one is brilliant. I may CASE that sometime in the future! tfs!!!

Stay True To God said...

Love the thanks card... the embossing & the colors are great!! Super creative OWH card too!! :) ~Tracy

Sue said...

A beautiful set of cards! Love your circles card. Sue x

Kate said...

Busy girl! Great set of cards. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Carol! Love your "green" card! Very pretty and CAS! So glad you could join our challenge this week at SOS!
Sandie

Linda said...

This is such a great card! (They all are)


Thank you for joining us at SHopping Our Stash!

Linda :)