Favorite Challenges

Oh deers…

A few weeks back, I did a challenge and used the cutest little deer.  Well, he is back with his momma.  I think they are so darn cute I just want to pinch ’em.  Reminds me a little of Bambi. This is for the CPS sketch challenge #116.  I decided to go very simple with this one and let the deers shine.  I like how the pattern paper doesn’t overwhelm them.  And I found a perfect shade of teal for the butterfly and a matching chipboard bird for the accent.  Most of the supplies came from the Colorbox Friendly Forest …

Favorite Challenges

A bird and a tulip

I love to combine challenges and when I can combine two of my favorites, it is so much better.  This is for Kristina’s Color Challenge #52 and the Sweet SundaySketch #18. Again with the mustard yellow… oh so tough for me.  But I had this cute glittered chipboard tulip and figured I had to use it. I started by just trying to find some cardstock in the color pallet.  I found a DCWV mat stack I bought years ago and never used.  Out that came, perfect timing.  I also found some dotted My Mind’s Eye paper that went well.  I …

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Hi There!

On the Hero Arts Blog the current challenge is to use dots! I love dots and am really excited to participate in this one. Dots, who doesn’t love dots!!!!  I’m dot crazy right now, especially since I bought my Cuttlebug.  I think my swiss dots folder could eventually be worn out! This was a simple card, but took some time to design.  I used a lot of punches, my swiss dots folder and ink.  Clean and simple yet I think it turned out very pretty. Materials Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Stamps: Hero Arts (Thinking of You) Ink: Close to my …

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Best day ever!

I just think this card is so cute!  I’ve seen quite a few similar designs and just love the feel of the card.  It seems so happy.  I sneaked in a little birdie and my new obsessions… trees and mushrooms.  I am waiting on a new tree stamp set from Close to my Heart to arrive.  I’m dying  to play with it, but for now, I have to free hand my trees.  But don’t get me wrong, I love my little drawn trees too.  I am loving mushrooms right now!!!!  I don’t have many options for mushrooms in my stash, …

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Sweet Sunday Sketch #17

I’m getting a head start on Father’s Day cards.  I like the simplicity of the Sweet Sunday Sketch #17.  I find I have an easier time with “boy” cards if I keep them simple.  Masculine cards are such a challenge.  You just can’t add a flower and move on. This was a major trial and error card.  I initially started with some patterned paper in the background, but it looked so busy.  I took that all away and went with some texture on the cardstock instead.  To mimic the sketch, I scored two lines and then inked them.  Ran the …