Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Couple of SCS challenge cards and some Raspberry colors

Hi everyone -note, I edited this post to add my Raspberry Suite Color #19 challenge card. You know, I usually LOVE Dawn's colors -they are so fun and bright. Well, this challenge colors are fun and bright -just HARD to put together! Egads, it took me 3 days to come up with this. So be kind -LOL!

The colors were: Spring Moss, Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist. Hummm.... Seeing Maureen's darling ornament card today, it gave me the idea of doing an image with each color in it. So I pulled out my Ippity Stamps, Because of You set (more info on Ippity here). I stamped the flower image 3 times on white then again on the 3 colors. I cut out the flowers and the centers and glued them to this simple center panel. The sentiment is from Just Wanted to Say -love this versitile set! Both the Kaiser rhinestones and the fun hot pink dotted grosgrain ribbon is from Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts.

This card is for this week's Featured Stamper challenge, Biggan. First, let me say I love Birgit's work. I have loved her style forEVAH! Second to Sharon (notimetostamp), I have more cards in my favs from her than anyone else! I ended up chosing this lovely card.

I was inspired by the simple layout and fabulous bow!! That image is to die for. I don't have that stamp, so I used my new {Ippity} stamps and went with a fun whimiscal feel. The stamp set is called, Because of You. I colored the flower with copic markers and put a big ole rhinestone in the center! The sentiment is part of a bigger one, I just inked up the first word. The pp is Autumn Abundance by PTI and the ribbon is Orange Zest dotted satin.

This card is for this week's CAS challenge -to use sponging on your card! I sponged the pattern paper and the image panel. The super cute love birds image is from {Ippity} stamps, Because of You set. I stamped them in chocolate chip then added some silver pearls to the "cage" and a blue pearl on the boy bird and a pink pearl on the girl bird!! I also added stickles to their tails! The silk ribbon is from Sharon's Stamp Simply store!!

The hearts are chipboard stickers. I couldn't get the glue/glitter to be smooth on them, so I turned them over and stuck the STICKY side of the chipboard in the glitter directly -much better results. So the rounded side of the hearts are underneath, but with the glitter and all, you can't notice.

Card Deets (Raspberry):
Stamps: Because of You by and Just Wanted to Say {Ippity}
Paper: white, spring moss, pale plum, aqua mist, dark chocolate
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Accessories: hot pink dotted grosgrain, rhinestones, score-pal

Card Deets (FS):
Stamps: Because of You by {Ippity}
Paper: kraft, white and autumn abundance
Ink: memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: white dotted satin, rhinestones, copic markers, oval nesties

Card Deets (CAS):
Stamps: Because of You ({Ippity})
Paper: white, Que Sera Sera PP (Queen & Co.)
Ink: chocolate chip and baja breeze, tangerine tango for sponging
Accessories: glitter, blue silk ribbon (May Arts), circle nesties, various pearls



  1. Deine zwei Karten sind wunderschön!

    Liebe Grüße


  2. LOVE them both...Fun!!! I got my ippity! Yippity Skippity!!!

  3. LOVE them both...Fun!!! I got my ippity! Yippity Skippity!!!

  4. These are such wonderful cards!! Beautiful!

  5. Great cards! Especially love the top one - great colours and the sentiment tag is wonderful.

  6. Love the love birds. Very ingenious turning the chipboard over, it worked great. I'll have to remember that. I also really love the look of the blue ribbon - it's got a nice texture.

    Hope the dentist wasn't too awful!


  7. http://artfulinkables.blogspot.com/2009/11/winners.html

    check it out, you won! congrats!

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    check it out, you won! congrats!

  9. Oh my, that blue ribbon is heavenly, Michelle!

    Happy Thanksgiving if I don't "see" you before then! :)

  10. Two gorgeous cards girlie!!! Love the first one with the fun flower and great colours and bow!!! The second is gorgeous too with the cute birdcage, fun hearts and luscious bow!!!!! :) Good luck at the dentist - I'll be thinking of you!!! :(

  11. GASP! That first card is GORGEOUS!!! You Rock, girlie!!

  12. These cards are gorgeous! LOVE the one for Dawn's challenge, BUT that second one is to die for!!!! LOVE all that orange, stunning!

  13. Darling set of cards, Michelle. Love the CAS take on the top one. The scoring below the ribbon is great and the touch of bling by the sentiment is perfect. Commented on the other two on SCS and like them just as much here too :D Great job on all three.

  14. All of the cards are very-very beautiful! Love the cute flowers and colors of the first one! Simply adore the design of the second! And what a nice touch of sponging of the last card!

  15. Michelle - your cards are GORGEOUS!!! Wow - the card for Dawn's color challenge is stunning - it was well worth 3 days of thought :)

  16. These cards are absolutely stunning, Michelle. Love your take on Dawn's challenge - I know what you mean about some of her combos together :o)

  17. Oh, what totally delightful cards -- each of them -- they make me smile!!! The orange tones are just so lovely and I do love an orange/blue combo!!!! Just lovely!!!! TFS!!!

  18. All the cards are such a delight. Love the great use of white space in the first. Way to rock the color challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.