Sunday, May 25, 2014

OWH Challenges


I've been catching up with the OWH challenges lately, and first up is sketch challenge #226. I used papers from the American Crafts Soho Garden collection along with some melon mambo and daffodil yellow. The love note die is from Casual Fridays, and I stamped the sentiment with 2 different stamps, masking off just the words I wanted.


Earlier this week, the OWH midweek throwdown was to create 2 birthday cards - one masculine and one feminine. I used a favorite go-to OWH sketch for both cards which made this challenge easy. I found coordinating dsp's in my bin and paired them with some pale grey cardstock. The flowers were done with SU! punches and the sentiment is a wooden stamp with no name on it. I added a mini button brad to the flower center and some assorted sequins on the card.

Here's the masculine version, again using all snippets of dsp from my bin in a favorite color combination - yellow, grey & black. I used Punch-a-Bunch star and SU! mini star punches, along with some assorted mini brads and sequins.

With all the snippets used, I'm entering these cards into the Snippets Playground #126.

I wish I had time to play in all the challenges I enjoy, but with the nicer weather, I just want to be outdoors instead of stamping. Maybe I should move my table to the front porch?! :)

Have a great day, and I hope you're all enjoying your weekend!

Carol

15 comments:

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very nicely done. I love the heart shaped note.

scrappymo! said...

Three great cards. The note one is lovely and yet has that little twist of fun in the sentiment.

The masculine/ feminine is a great idea. I love your guy card best as it just so so all Guy...perfect for a bloke as my British friends would say!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sweet cards - love your papers that you used! Love the layout of your bottom 2 cards - both are gorgeous!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at you go! These are awesome!

Diane Jaquay said...

Great use of patterned papers on these, Carol, I particularly LOVE the first one!!

Donna Hanley said...

Great job with all of your challenges. I don't have a favorite because you know I always love everything you do. Happy Memorial Day my friend.

Debbie Caldwell said...

Someone has the mojo...love the heart music note. The birthday cards are great.

jimlynn said...

Three wonderful cards! Love that first one and the sketch you used for it.
Lynn

Diane said...

I always enjoy all of your cards... I say to myself- oh- that is my favorite- until I see the next one- LOL! I really love the yellow and gray and the pink and gray-- great color combinations!!

nwilliams6 said...

More really great cards Carol! You always come up with some of the best ideas! Love the quilt look! Hugz!

Di said...

Three fabulous cards Carol! Gosh, you never seem short of great ideas - that love note die is amazing! What a find and perfectly used as well.

Hugs, Di xx

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Nice collection of cards! Love the note card, got me thinking of other die cuts that go there ( envelope- "a hello", anchor- " you're my anchor"). TFS!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the his and hers birthday cards. That's a nice sketch that lends itself to all sorts of color combos.

heather said...

The masculine/feminine cards are both wonderful! Using decorative papers for the little banners on the first love note card is a fun idea.

SARN said...

Who's been a busy little bee then?!

Great cards Carol.

Hugs, Sarn xxx