Sunday, March 28, 2010

5 Challenge Cards

Hey, everyone. It's been a while since I've had a chance to post some new cards. Life's been busy, and I've been under the weather. My voice is still hoarse, but since you can't hear me, it's all good. Alas, I did not get accepted to the Twisted Sketches new design team for cards. It's only my first try at any DT call, and I'm not giving up that easily. All in good time....

First, I'll start with the three cards I made for current challenges. (The other two are late, but I'll share them anyway.)















To see how the Design Team interpreted this sketch, check out the Card Patterns blog. This sketch #CP57 is sponsored by Hero Arts.

Below is my version. The green oval tag was my jumping-off point. Then I found the royal blue & green striped paper in my scraps. So, I used royal blue cardstock for the card. I lined the inside with green to make it easier to write on. A lot of my cards have bling on them. I decided to forego the bling and keep this one flat for easier mailing. Even the ribbon is thin.

This was the first time I had tried my new Martha Stewart scoring board on inexpensive cardstock (A.C. Moore store brand, I think). I still have tons of it, which I bought before Bazzill and DCWV's textured cardstock was available locally. I was really impressed with the scoring board because it made a nice, crisp fold on cardstock that would buckle & be unusable for a card base. The cardstock is a nice, heavy weight, and now that I can fold it, I'll be able to use more of it.



















Supplies: K.I. Memories (oval tag), Uptown Rubber Stamps (sentiment stamp), Ranger (black ink & clear embossing powder), glue dot, Martha Stewart (scoring board).

Next up -- a color challenge, PDCC22.  Another first for me. This one's from The Play Date Cafe. I just discovered their blog recently. I found myself wishing I had some kraft cardstock, but instead I used what I had on hand.



























That little butterfly was just sitting on my desk, looking for a home. I based the card around it, using burgundy ribbon and a floral pattern to bring in the other two colors. The result is a simple, all occasion card.

Supplies: DCWV (light blue cardstock), Tim Coffey for K & Co. (butterfly).

It's not often that I make a #10 card lengthwise, but that's what this next challenge entailed. It's from Mojo Monday, MOJO131.  I doubt I'll make this type of card again, but it was fun to give it a try.










Here's my interpretation. I pulled out my trusty bag of patterned paper scraps and found an abstract print I liked. Once I saw that I had purple cardstock and aqua ribbon, I knew I could make it work. I'd just used an oval on another challenge and decided to add some flowers and bling instead. I love the color combo.













Supplies: DCWV (cardstock), Prima (flowers), Brenda Walton for K & Co. (pink rhinestones).

I made the next two cards a while ago and didn't have a chance to take photos and post them for their respective challenges. First is a sketch I really liked and will probably use again. It's CPS158. I kept the color muted because I wanted to be able to use it as a sympathy card.




















Supplies: Bazzill (cream card & black cardstock), DCWV La Creme matstack (patterned c/s), American Crafts (black satin ribbon), 2Peas Blocks - Card Sayings (sentiment), corner rounder, pop dots, glue dots.

And, last but not least, in Crazy 4 Challenges #C4C28, the challenge was to make a masculine card of any type. That's something a lot of us struggle with. I know I do. In this case, patterned cardstock from The Paper Loft made it easy. Just look at all that texture! That's man-land all the way.























Supplies: The Paper Loft (cardstock), Basic Grey (embellishment), Quickutz QuickStripz (blue adhesive c/s), twine, pop dots.

18 comments:

  1. What gorgeous cards! Love your style! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

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  2. WoW! Lots of challenges and really well done.
    We are so glad you made The Play Date Cafe one of them...such a clean and simple design..really lovely!

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  3. Lots of lovely cards! Glad you decided to join us at PDCC your card is very pretty and used the colors beautifully!

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  4. Wonderful creations, Pauline! Great take on the PDCC inspiration colors! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC this week! Hope to see you again next week!

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  5. Oh my! You have been one busy stamper! Great cards! So happy to see you play along with the Play Date Cafe Challenge!

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  6. You have been busy!! Lovely pieces of work! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week. Hope to see you joining in on the fun again next week! :o)

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  7. I'm glad your butterfly found a home in the play date cafe! Great cards :)

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  8. Beautiful cards and great blog!

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  9. Very nice cards! My favorite is the purple and turquoise one. I love that patterned paper!

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  10. Sorry to hear you were under the weather...glad you are feeling better now. All of your cards are fabulous- keep trying on the DT thing- you are way braver me- I'm too chicken to even try!

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  11. All these cards are amazing, but I'm really blown away by the last two. I think the simplicity and colors will be well appreciated for the sympathy card and the masculine card, well, its just cool! Great cards, all of them. I'm sorry about the design team too, I like to think it happens to the best of us (I'm at 3 rejections, 0 acceptances!)

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  12. Hope you're feeling better soon! Love all your cards, gorgeous papers!

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  13. All of these cards are great! Love the CAS card for the PDCC! I also like the last card! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

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  14. I can finally see images again! Yeah! Been having problems with blogger and google reader lately but hopefully that is solved now. You have been busy! Great cards Pauline. I especially love the long one....the colors are beautiful on that one. Thanks for posting about the MS score board too. I have the Score Pal but have been really wanting the MS one because it has more score lines that would be better for me. After reading your review I know I must go get one now!

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  15. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for playing with Card Patterns this week! xx

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  16. I love the simplicity of your cards..so elegant

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  17. These are all so great girl!! You have been working hard!!!!

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  18. A lovely range of cards, you are on a roll! I love the combination of purple and aqua/green.

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