Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Trio of Challenges

Here's another card I made for Maddy that will be going into the mail tomorrow. Simon Says Stamp is hosting this campaign to send lots of love to a young girl who really needs your love and support. The link closes in 4 days, so I hope you'll find it in your heart to send Maddy a card soon! You can learn about Maddy & link your card here.
I found this scrap of lavender card stock and embossed it with a SB So Trendy ef, and added a punched border (MS arch lattice punch) from another green strip of cardstock.  Lastly I added some flowers, brads, and bling. The sentiment is by CASual Fridays and was done in Memento Grape Jelly ink. Since I used snippets, I'm also entering this into Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #78.

Here's a card I made for a new monthly challenge I'm entering called "Rudolph Day" and the challenge is to create a festive Christmas card. I used a pre-colored digi image by Laurie Furnell and cut it with a SB labels 18, adding some retired SU! ribbon and a SNSS sentiment. The blue card stock is from PTI and was embossed with a CB snowflake ef.

Last but not least is a card for this week's OWH Stars & Stamps midweek throwdown challenge. This week we're to create a clean and simple (CAS) card with some texture. The embossed heart was done with a small ef on white, layered on red & black cardstock and that's pretty much it! The sentiment is a $1 stamp I got in a Michael's bin years ago, and I just added a little red color to the heart and this card was done!

That's going to do it for me, but thanks for hanging in for the picture-heavy post! Have yourself a wonderful day!

Carol

19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Picture-heavy is just fine since I never tire of looking at your wonderful cards! All three of these are winners!!! Love that little snowman and the the CAS ones are outstanding.
Lynn

Kathleen said...

Fabulous set of cards, various images and layouts, something for everyone. Can't not like them.

Kath x

Donna Nuce said...

Great cards Carol! The CAS one is especially cute with the cross stitch heart. Have a great day.

Debbie Caldwell said...

all three are winners!! I love the embossing, that heart with arrows is so cute!! Great job

butlersabroad said...

These are all so beautiful, love the Christmas one, but then again I;m very partial to Christmas!

Hugs
Brenda

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

I love them all,especially the snowman, really pops off the page! Love the die cut around the snowman and the ribbon adds just the coolest unexpected texture!

scrappymo! said...

Great use of some snippets...and great colours too. Nice and bright and cheerful.
The Rudolph Days card is a cutie...great image and colours.

Bounding said...

I always wonder what to do with the little embossing folders now I know! The patriotic snowman is wonderful too. Well, I love them all!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Three lovely cards here. Thank you for submitting the gorgeous snowman card to Rudolph Day.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Jen said...

Nice cards! Your CAS card is very pretty; when I saw the thumbnail I at first thought you made a heart out of gems and wondered just how you got them so straight! LOL. The embossing is really pretty!

Kristie said...

All of your cards are just wonderful! I just love how you embossed each one differently. That snowman is just adorable and so fun in red, white, and blue. I really love the simplicity of your CAS heart card. Great color choices and that embossed heart is just perfect!

Benzi said...

Guess who is back? :-) I love your trio of cards. Of course, that snowman is #1 on my list. You know I love a snowman. They're all great cards. The embossed heart is so pretty.

Mrs A. said...

All beautiful cards but have to say your Snowman has stolen my heart!!! hugs Mrs A.

Donna Hanley said...

This is a lovely post with all these beautiful cards you've shared with us. I can't even pick a favorite among them, but the colors in Maddy's card is just beautiful. How you are enjoying this day. it is cloudy here in Ma and we are awaiting more rain.

Kim S said...

Each is so sweet - I love all of the embossing. That little heart is extra cute!

Lee Mae said...

Three terrific cards! Purple and green is such a great combination and I know the little girl will really be cheered by your card. I love all things Laurie Furnell, so your second card gets lots of love from me! Lastly, the third card is a perfect example of why I love your blog and always find such interesting techniques and it's why I learn so much from you. I just love the embossed heart! I have some similar small embossing squares and I couldn't figure out what to do with them. Well, now I have an example to follow and I think I'll be able to use them! I also love that Micheal's stamp too! Have a great evening - I've really enjoyed my visit!

Di said...

Brilliant cards Carol - and I adore the colours on your snippets one. Purple and green are a lovely colour combo.

Hugs, Di xx

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Carol,

Three great cards! I came to compliment you on the simple elegance of your CAS card and fell in love with our patriotic-themed snowman. TFS!

Amanda said...

Fab cards, such a wonderful idea to cheer someone up. Hugs, Amanda x