Saturday, August 20, 2011

MC Aug/11 - Sketch - ABCD

OK, so this card was made specifically for 2 challenges Crazy 4 Challenges & Page Maps that Flourishes is sponsoring. Keeping my fingers crossed. You didn't have to use a Flourish stamp, but I did anyway. BIG GRIN

I really like the way the card turned out. It's rare I make square cards (cost more to mail), but that was one of the options in the challenge. An other was using 2 designer papers, so I pulled down one of my stash bags that I hadn't been through in ages and found everything I needed in there. Sheesh there was some nice stuff, so it's not going back up just yet...  The card also has a ton of various elements, yet still feels uncluttered. I surprise myself sometimes... I really don't like using designer papers or following sketches, they seem to limit me, but this time they really worked out well.

Anyway, you can see more details and descriptions by clicking on the card image. Enjoy

And I'm also using a Quietfire Design Gothic Alphabet border stamp that I love.

And these are the challenges I'm entering the card into:

Crazy 4 Challenges  #101 Bingo (I think I got the FULL house BIG GRIN) - Sq card, Emboss, brads; buttons, die cuts, flowers; paper piecing, ribbon, 2 DP)
Page Maps Sketch (see below)
Incy Wincy Designs  #107 3 embellishments, 2 DP & 1 image
The Pink Elephant  #112 stitching
City Crafter  #70 use only your scraps
Paper Take Weekly  #64 Bingo (free, pearls, bloom; BUTTON, RIBBON, FREE; GEMS, FREE, LACE) Seems I'm only missing the pearls for a full house...
Crafts & Me Challenge  #48 Blues and Blue/Greens
Fab 'n Funky  #86 stitching
Flutterby Wednesdays  #167 Dies or punches & incl a butterfly
Truly Scrumptious  #63 Lace
Digi Doodle Shops Best  #72 Ribbon, 3 buttons, 2 backing papers
Paper Play Challenges  Wk4  3 different embellishments, 2 DP, lace
Shelly's Images  Show us what you got
Alphabet Challenge  O for only 3 embellishments (Ladybug brad, punched butterfly, rhinestones)
Crafty Ann's Challenge  #47 scallops & fancy border
Fussy 'n Fancy Challenges  3 of the same or more of your favorite embellishments (rhinestones)
Marks Finest Papers  #69 Emboss it


Ginny said...

lovely, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Ann Whitfield said...

This is lovely Yogi, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous card creation. I love the square design and the stamp on vellum paper. Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay.

Ros said...

This is so pretty and delicate ... live your embossing ... thanks so much for playing along again at CCCB

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog this week. Good luck! Emma x

gina g said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Janeen said...

it did turn out LOVELY. love the button row and your embossed butterfly. Thanks for playing in the embossing challenge with Speedy the Cat.

Danni said...

Wonderful job! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Winnie and Patty said...

This card is very pretty!!! I love the softness of it! And the added little butterfly is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very pretty!! Love the butterfly and stitching. Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant.

Mandy said...

Lovely card,very pretty...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time...
Mandy x.

Nikki said...

Beautiful Card
Thanks for Joining us at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki & the rest of the DT

sara said...

really pretty thanks so much for joining us truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

dj1952 said...

Your card is quite lovely. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at DDSC and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs, dj

heidy said...

Gorgeous Yogi,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
Hugs Heidy

Linda R. said...

So pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So LOVELY! Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB!

Karen said...

What a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC for our recipe challenge. Hugs. Karen.xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card.Great layout and love the vellum.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Sazzle said...

What a great card :-) Sometimes trying new techniques are really surprising aren't they?

Thanks for sharing this with us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "add a lot" challenge this fortnight and good luck.

xx Happy crafting & glittery hugs xx


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Yogi this is so pretty. I love the softness of the paper you stamped the flowers on and the lace and design elements are so beautiful. Great job. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. It was a pleasure to come visit to see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week!

Bear Hugs,

Lesley said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Card!
-Sonia DT
Alphabet Challenge