Lilac wishes.

This card is my first attempt at the backfold card. I really had fun working and letting my creativity play havoc with paper. The lace ribbon with that tiny line of gold is the first of its kind that I am using and if you notice closely, it has exactly the colors of the pattern paper. Three sparkling butterflies, 3 glittering green brads, a tag with a plaid ribbon, for leaving your personal message and a block with a simple sentiment digi stamp which could be given for a birthday, moving jobs, promotion, etc. The flower pot is also a digi stamp sitting on 3 scallop ovals.  This card was all about fun fun and more fun. It is such a super cool and easy project.

Oh and BTW, I saw Grown Ups today. Nothing like an adam sandler movie to cheer you up ūüôā¬† I wonder if any of you’ll have seen¬† Zohan ? Also an Adam sandler movie. One thing I could identify with in Grown Ups was how our newer generation of kids have been so tube-oholic !! DH wonders why his boys are not out in the playground instead prefer to remain in their study room, no not studying, but glued to their computer screens, playing their boyish games or its the playstation or its some cartoons !! But its almost never being outdoors !¬† What can I say, I take half the blame here, Have not been a great role model, what can I expect from these poor ones ; I too am tapping the keys of my laptop most hours of the day ūüė¶¬†¬† Its not like they never cycle or go out to the park, but its just not how it used to be in hubby’s¬†childhood. I’m sure we’re all wrong somewhere here. Anyway, just a thought .. any thoughts at your end ?

Ok, here’s the card :

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Following are the challenges this card enters :

Paper Take Weekly            All that scrap 

 

  • Crafty Creations –¬† in the garden
  • Forgotten Scraps¬†– (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Cooking It Up With Katie – (1E) – white, wings, wishes
  • Crafts and Me – (2W) – anything with wings, especially fairies & angels
  • Creative Cottage¬†– (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
  • Anything Goes – (1E, JFF) – Distressing
  • Freshly Brewed¬†– (5E, SIO) – ribbons and bows
  • Gingersnap Creations – jewel colors plus gold
  • ColourQ – COLOR Pear Pizzaza, Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue, Rich Razzelberry (below)
  • Little Red Wagon – animals
  • Paper Pretties – glitter
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – (2W, 3E) – ribbon and brads
  • Rubber Redneck – COLOUR (see below)
  • Color Dare –¬†COLOR
  • Desert Island Crafters Challenge: Monochromatic,¬† Only one pattern paper,¬† Sparkle
  • High Hopes Stamps SIO Female Birthday.
  • Partytime Tuesdays – Anything Goes
  • Scrap-Creations – Birthday Cards
  • Sweet Stamps – Flowers
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Incy Wincy Designs – use punches or dies
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Break Tradition (try something new)
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – Pink, pink and more Pink
  • Squigglefly – Digital Delights (use something starting with D)
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Pink
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – For the Girls
  • I Did It Creations – Anything Goes
  • One Stitch At A Time – Anything but square
  • Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Use Green
  • Allsorts – Inspired by nature
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Use dies
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – Buttons, brads, beads, bows
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Totally Gorjuss – We want to see checks on your entries. Now this can be paper, ribbon etc.
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge¬†– (2W, 2E, SIO) – distress it
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy¬†– (M) – animal, birthday wishes
  • ¬†Res-Q-Challenge¬†– make a card including something that makes you happy
  • Card Makin’ Mamas¬†– (2W, 2E) – happy birthday
  • Crafty Ann’s¬†– (2W, SIO) – birthday card
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) –¬†create something for a friend
  • Fairy Knoll¬†– (2E) – feeing a little green (use green)
  • Fashionista Friday¬†– purple
  • Guylou’s Inimitability¬†– (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Mami Doodles¬†– (2W, SIO, JFF) ‚Äď monochromatic green and add a bit of Irish (optional)
  • Paper Cutz¬†– Spring
  • Res-Q-Challenge¬†– boxes – use squares &/or rectangles
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†something with flowers
  • Stampin For The¬†Weekend – (2W, 1E) ‚Äď monochrome
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) ‚Ästbirthdays
  • Off the Wall Craftiness¬†– (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below
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    2 peeps 1 life !

    By the end of 2009, I was on a “high” for gatefold cards and then suddenly like most of the other whims in my life, I just stopped making em !!¬† Last week was experimentation week, remember ? So naturally, after making the purse card and the square easel card, I felt, I could try out a¬† gatefold card. This¬†card was not made with any sketch in mind so it will not enter any sketch challenge. Unless something pops up today or tomorrow !!! ūüôā¬†

    Just wanted to make a very bright and colorful card with lotsa fanciful flowers and ofcourse, that butterfly digi image is really a darling. Its something that really suits any happy occasion. The sentiment is lovely for wishing two people getting engaged or married.

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    There are a few challenges, this card qualifies, which are :

    Some Odd Girl – Scallops
    Creative Belli – ‘P’ is for Pink
    Fab ‘n Funky – Go Digi
    Creative Craft World – Cute and Cuddly
    Penny’s PaperCrafty – Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamps – Animal Antics (butterflies )
    Stampavie – Love
    Stamps R Us РAnimals  (butterflies)
    Bunny Zoe – Love is in the Air
    Aud Sentiments – Love theme
    Stamptacular Sunday – Whatevah (Anything Goes)
    Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
    Stampin’ B’s – Inspired by the song:( flying colors:chris de burg.)
    CES – Bold and Bright
    Crafty Purple Frog – Distressing (3 of 3)
    Stamping Vacation – Occasions Oasis
    Karber Weekly РDIGI STAMP and use something old (used a very old technique ~ gatefold card)
    Paper Playtime – Anything Goes with a Digi
    Gingerloft (2W) – Things that fly
    Outlawz challenge – Clean and Simple
     
     

    Everything Wonderful.

    Another fantastic sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday at : http://sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com/2010/12/sff122410.html

    Here’s the sketch :

    I loved keeping this card straight and non chaotic. Lots of symmetry was complimented by those little single flowers placed sideways to add a little dimension. The buttons too were only to add alittle color similar to the ribbon colors. And here’s my card :

    Birthday Card ~ Masculine.

    I think I am really begining to enjoy all the excietment involved in these card challenges. Its really fun to use a sketch and later find out what and how another person interprets the same sketch in his own way.

    I felt, this card was more ¬†“male oriented”.¬† Probably I would’nt¬† give a lady friend, a card with yellow/rust combination unless it had very feminine embellishments or notes in it, which this card does not have. Except probably for that little¬†beige bow.¬† Which I hoped I could use for a card challenge which called for a bow !!

    I have used paper piecing, buttons, bow, tiny metallic star embellishments, threads, rust colored ribbons with stripes of gold, and ofcourse spellbinders nestabilities dies.

    I have entered this card for the following sketch : Charisma Cardz

    http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-week-48-sketch-with-twist.html

    Dont give up.

     

    I loved this digistamp and was waiting to use it and voila this challenge popped up ! love the sketch .. leaves room for endless possiblilites. Again I have used the green patterned paper but used Black to highlight the small orange message box. Placed brads on the corners and  3 little metal stars under the message box.

     Hope you guys like it too. Am sending this card for the Paper take weekly challenge. Please follow this link to their site : http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2010/11/sketch-51.html

    here’s the sketch :

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    little girl’s love to ICS

     

    This card is a truly “girlie” card, one that goes from a female to another female. Cant see it happening any other way. But the message is very cute. With loads of love. The little girl in a pinafore holding a basket full of flowers was real fun to do. Using pink and purple together was a first time for me but It turned out good eventually .¬† The rest was simply paper piecing. Leaving this card for card challenge at : Inspirational Card Sketches. Please follow this link to their site : http://icsketches.blogspot.com/2010/11/ics-93-my-creative-classroom.html

    And heres the sketch :

    I hope I have done justice to the sketch.  Please leave alittle comment to tell me how you found this card.

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    Pot full of posies… for a card challenge.

     

    A very simple card.  I only had to work on the coloring details of the flowers and the rest was just so easy to match with a green patterened paper. Love the flow of this card. Simple and Elegant ~ Leaves ample space to decide what thoughts you want to use it for. The challenge mentions a criteria that there should be use of gems,  therefore I have placed mine on the corners of the card.

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    This card enters the Pear Tree Designs Blog. Here is their link : http://peartreedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/challenge-28-sketch-with-twist.html