Sunday, September 21, 2008

A CHALLENGING Weekend! Ha!

I crack myself up sometimes... A challenging weekend! I have worked on three challenges this weekend, the first of course being the Limelight Papercrafts sketch and product challenge! There is still time for YOU to play along and create a card using some ribbon scraps and the sketch. I will choose a participant at random tomorrow morning, and that person will win an assortment of ten yards of ribbon! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!!

I created this card for Taylor's Cupcake challenge #34. I put the main image to the right of the panel of patterned paper, though, and I did not do any stitching because of the darkness of my papers! I absolutely adore this tree by justjohanna's Odd Bird Planet. It's called Kelly's Tree, and I think it is SO super cute! I paper pieced the tree using the same Spooky patterned papers that are used in the background. The papers are double-sided, and I actually used all four sides on this card!
Stamps: Kelly's Tree. Paper: Groovy Grape DoubleMates, GP White, Pebbles, Inc. Spooky Circles/Black Swirls and Spooky Stripes/Orange Dots. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: Raven Tulle.


I made this card for Lauren's Saturday Sketch. What a FUN sketch! I love all the layers! I love the finished look to this card! I had fun using the Apple Cider DP from last year's SU! patterned paper collection. I LOVE making curlies with super-thin strips of cardstock! See the curlies on the pumpkin stems?!? LOVE that! So fun! Just cut a thin strip and wrap it around something like a straight pin to get it to curl!

Stamps: Cathrine's Pumpkin Large. Paper: Close to Cocoa, GP White, SU! Apple Cider DP, Garden Green. Ink: Palette Noir, Chocolate Chip. Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Oval Coluzzle Template, Corner Rounder Punch, Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love the colouring on the pumpkins - they seem to really pop off the page and go really well with the rich cardstock. Thanks for sharing such a lovely card.

Elizabeth
Southampton, UK

Jacquie said...

I love these cards! They are so pretty! Hope you are well! Stopped by to say you've been TAGGED! When you have time, stop by my blog! Take care!

Kathryn said...

Fabulous cards -- I do love the TREE card -- super cute!
I also LOVE the Tulle -- so very pretty! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Nice cards! Love teh designer papers and the cute pumpkins. The coloring is great. TFS!

paulssandy said...

Love the pumpkin swirls and the way you tied the ribbon around the oval. It is unique to see that.

I better rush to get a card done for the challenge. I only have a few hours left, YIKES!!!
Sandy O
www.papertransformer.com

Scrubbysue said...

Ooooooh........I LOVE this! so colorful and pretty. I really like the fact that it's so fallish too!

Yamma Mamma said...

Especially love the pumpkin card!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Super cute, Mandy! Love that tree image too! Thanks for playing the challenge!

Lorraine said...

love those pumpkins. and those swirly paper strips are magic! great card

the whimsical butterfly said...

That pumpkin card is WAY cute, mandy! It was fun playing limelights and odd bird's challenges this weekend...see ya around soon, i'm sure ;)

AJ said...

Mandy- the pumpkin card is fabulous!!
love it!
hope all is well!

:)

Katie Renz said...

Great job Mandy! Challenging that ended up with some great results :)

Heather said...

I just love your sketch for Lauren's Challenge. It is very creative and the content and composition are different than any of the others I saw!

Great work. Like your blog and will be back! :-)

I did the sketch here:
http://heathersheavinlystampations.blogspot.com/

Brandi Parshley said...

I love the curlies on the pumpkins! So cute!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh both of these are just awesome. Love the coloring! Great pape choices too :D Thanks for playing each week Mandy!

Kim said...

Love this Mandy! Beautiful card!

Tegan said...

LURVE the pumpkin card! it is so WOW!! haha-it's surely stunning.

thanks for the comment you left on my blog.
btw, i have blog candy there-it ends tomorrow, so hurry hurry hurry :)