Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some challenge cards

Hi everyone! I have a couple challenge cards to share with you today. First up, I combined today's SCS sketch challenge with Dawn's Raspberry Suite #17 -Aqua mist, Choc chip, Cream, Kraft and Pure poppy.
These are such fun colors and GUESS WHAT? They match Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly! I used some of the 6x6 mini deck paper and chipboard stickers for this card. What fun! Me likie the chipboard stickers!! The sentiment is from Verve's Ornamental Christmas set -lots to choose from and they all fit in the Word Window punch. Love that!

Next up is Amber's Viva La Verve September 5 challenge. Well, close to it anyway. Her sketch this week, had a twist of specialty paper. I used some handmade paper that one of my stamping friends gave me. It has gold embossed dots on it. Really thick and lucious!

I said "close" to it cause as you can see, I strayed from the sketch -I just couldn't get those circles to work!! You should see my craft space, circles of all sizes and colors all over it!! So I scrapped it, went with a larger image panel, and called it good!

I used the amazing swans from Swan Song and embossed them with gold EP. I "fluffed" out the feathers by curling them with my fingernail and gluing them down only at the bottom. Then I put Stardust Stickles on them. I used my Labels Eight nesties and traced the inside with my gold paint pen from Marvy -very cool!! I just love the pops of pink on this.

Here is a picture of the inside. I did the same tracing effect on my Label's Eight die, but it bled a bit, so I had to color the entire rim with my gold pen. It's a bit too thick for my taste, but still looks elegant.

Here is a detail pic of the swans.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that World Cardmaking Day is this Saturday, Oct 3rd. There is going to be lots of challenges, fun and games over at Splitcoast in the Challenges Forum. Verve is gonna be there and I hope to see you there too!

Card Deets (sketch card):
Stamps - Ornamental Christmas
Ink - Choc Chip
Paper - Kraft, Vintage Cream, Choc Chip, Jolly by Golly PP
Accessories - silver pearls, silver cord, rectangle nesties, Cosmo chipboard stickers, word window punch, score-pal

Card Deets (Viva La Verve card):
Stamps - Swan Song, Anniversary Birds for sentiment
Paper - White, pink pirouette, specialty handmade paper
Ink - VersaMark, Gold craft ink
Accessories - Gold pearls, Gold grosgrain, sweet blush double stitched ribbon, gold cord, gold EP, Labels Eight, stickles, Liquid Gold opaque paint marker (Marvy)



  1. ou ROCKED it Michelle! Both of them are Awesome!!!

  2. WOW! I can't decide which one I like the best. Both are beautiful! I need to play along in these challenges. Looks like fun!

  3. Great scoring and dsp. Way to rock Dawn's color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  4. Super AWESOME cards, Roomie!!!!! I just LOVE the new CC papers and stickers....I bought some of the paper and chipboard images!!! Your little swans are precious, too...sooo pretty and delicate!!! Hope all is well in your little corner of the world!!!!

  5. these are gorgeous cards! You are making me want to get those CC papers!

  6. WOW and WOW --- LOVE that Cosmo paper and what a fab card you made with it! Love the offset panels and the scoring!!! Beautiful second card too - I'm waiting for my friend to get her 'Swan Song' set after seeing the beautiful things you've made!!! :)

    ps. LOVE your new profile pic --- you look beautiful!!! ~hugs K ~

  7. Wow. I love both of these. The chipboard pieces from CC are adorable!!

  8. Michelle your cars are gorgeous as always, hugs

  9. Hello, FABULOUS! These are both gorgeous! Of course, you handled those colors of Dawn's with ease! Great work! Hey! I saw your card in the Oct.CARDS mag! CONGRATULATIONS! You truly are a rock star! Yipee!

  10. Beautiful cards....and oh my word, what a GREAT picture of you up there in the profile!!

  11. I love the colors and fun chipboard stickers on the first card! And what a stunning card with swans!
    Love your new picture, Michelle! You are so beautiful!

  12. LOVE both of the cards! You create such beautiful things!

  13. Both are so cute! But I love the first one! :)