Monday, October 26, 2009

Challenges...gotta love 'em!

Don't you just LOVE challenges!? Whenever I have a special card to create, I check online card challenges for the day, and find such inspiration! I need a special baby girl card to send in the post, to a young couple who's just had their scond daughter. I followed several challenges, starting with Project Tuesday's (create a stairstep card). I incorporated Papertake Weekly (use stripes or spots) and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (use border punches).

This is the result. I'm tickled pink with how it turned out. I used some Basic Grey paper scraps, stamps from Hearts in Touch (little girl) and Quietfire Design (sentiment).



For this next card, the gauntlet's been thrown! Catherine, a stamping friend, has challenged us to participate in the MoJo Monday challenge this week. It's a nice sketch, so I decided to try it. I paired it with the current Created by Hand challenge...Halloween.



The crow stamp is from Quietfire Design; the trees backgrounder is from Cornish Heritage Farm. I used Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks, Versafine Black Ink, Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder, and Gold Krylon Ink.

24 comments:

Beth said...

That is AWESOME! So very cool! Great job, for sure!!

Rein said...

Great card!

saris pysselblogg said...

a smashing card - i love the colours and the motive - marvellous!!!!

Suzanne C said...

This is stunning.. Said that over at 2 Peas and going to say it again. I kept looking at the layers of colors and patterns. Just love it!

Yogi said...

very nice

donna said...

Very nice card, I love all your layers and the crow too!

My Little Space said...

fab cards, love your stair step card...very very pretty.

Mandy

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

These cards are awsome. You have done an amazing job on them both. The stair step card is so antique looking and the picture just makes it pop. WOW!!

Mrs B said...

Oh, how sweet! Your baby stair step card turned out so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Project Tuesday!
CindyB

Barbara Hagerty said...

Both of these are gorgeous! I love the chocolate brown and pink in your darling baby card, and I love the way it unfolds! Your Halloween piece is wonderful! I love the vibrant color and the way you combined everything so beautifully!

Our Little Inspirations said...

You've got a double hitter going here with these two great cards! The first is just STUNNING! I love the vintage look and perfectly tied bow! The 2nd is so great with all the texture and great colors! Great take on the challenges!! TFS!

Flipsi said...

Great card!

Char said...

Fantastic colors in this. Love the bird.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow Deb I love your cards.

Amy said...

vibrant color's and gorgeous stamping

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Two gorgeous cards!!! I really love the baby one - so beautiful and vintage and of course love the punched edge!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC this week!!! :)

Kris Dickinson said...

I adore this amazing card! Happy Halloween! - Kris

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Deborah, I haven't visited in FAR too long. Your work is just so stunningly beautiful. Love the folded card with the little girl. What a brilliant design! Just had a question for you while I'm here. Did our tags ever get published? No worries either way but I was thinking about it recently.

IsaNorris said...

sutnning cards !!!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, these are so good! Your stairstep card is just stunning. That picture just makes the card. It's absolutely beautiful!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful cards Deborah! What an amazing job you did on your stair step card! I LOVE how you showcased two views on it!!

You rocked the mojo sketch, LOVE the fun colors and design!

Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamps and Smiles - Project Tuesday! Have a fun week ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

Jill said...

wow 2 stunning cards beautifully made thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Owwliv said...

its a Very nice effect, my favorite piece on you blog.