Aug 8, 2009

365 Cards - Challenges 160 & 161

I love weekends. I was happily up until 2:30 card-crafting because I didn't have to worry about getting up in the morning for work. Of course, I woke up at 7am anyway... just like any other day! Ha ha on me. I made these two cards last night, but was too tired at the end of it all to post them.

The challenge for Day 160 at 365 Cards: Lovely Lace

We had to add lace to our card... a little or a lot....and boy, did I have to dig to find a piece of lace... I'm not really a lacey kinda girl ~ the digging wrought an old lace collar from somebody's old dress. I actually remember finding this at a thrift shop when my girls were wee... I was going to sew it onto one of their dresses. 20 years later, it's in my sewing box unattached to anything.

After removing the old piece of dress that was still attached, I ironed it and attached it with brads to my base card - which is frosted acrylic from Shortcuts, with a diagonal dp behind.

The rest was simplicity itself... glue on two flowers, cut, distress and stamp a tag sentiment and finish with a corner rub-on.

I really like the result. I may not be a lacey girl, but maybe I'll become a lacey old lady...

Card base - Shortcuts; Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Signature Suite; Lace - ancient; Flowers - Prima; Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo; Rub-on - Little Yellow Bicycle

Challenge 161: Cool Collage

The challenge entailed covering our card entirely with DP and embellishments.

My entry is actually my second attempt at this challenge. The first will not see the business end of my digital camera... nor the light of day. I may cannibalize it for it's parts and use them on other cards... or just toss the whole bleedin' thing. LOL

The second attempt is much more subdued. A simple quilt of papers with a tad embellishment. Technically it fits the challenge. The base cardstock is white - and you don't see any of that, do you?

I wasn't sure what sentiment to put on this one, so I left it blank ~ inside too. I think this'll make a nice way to send a letter, although the metal charm may make mailing a tad more expensive. C'est la vie.

Card Stock - Bazzill Basics; DP - K & Co, MME (Signature Suite, Bohemia & 29th St. Market); Ribbon - Offray; Charm & Buttons - nameless from the stash.

I am so excited that I won some blog candy from the lovely Amy Tsuruta. What fun! Amy's awesome. It's her birthday... and SHE gives away presents. You know what's really cool- there are cupcake stamps in there.... yahoo! Love 'em! Not only that - I'm doing another fund-raiser (beside the ongoing card sale) for CBCF in September... Cupcakes for a Cure. To see pics of last year's event, which raised over $1,000 for the foundation, click here. Those cupcake stamps will be used to make thankyou cards for the volunteer bakers. Yay, yay, yay! Thanks Amy!

Well I'm off. I'm posting in my jammies because I have no more clean undies. LMAO I guess there's no getting around the fact that I need to do laundry and housework today. I have a heavy date with Mr. Clean. Dang!!

See you wonderful ladies tomorrow for Sketchy Sunday!

13 comments:

Ella said...

I love your cards, especially the lace. Congrats on the blog candy! Looks like it was meant to be!

Celeste said...

Both cards are gorgeous as usual. I love the distressed look on the first one with the lace. The second one is really neat with the stitching.

Scrapaddict said...

You are hilarious!!!! Both these cards are great I especially love the lace. Thank you for your precious comments on my blog. Congrats on winning the candy, Amy is a sweetheart!

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Wow! and Wow! again. Both fabulous cards. Adore the lacey, vintage one, but there again I am that sort of age.LOL!! And the collage card is brilliant just love the stitching.

TesaB said...

Congrats to winning some candy! And wow, sounds like it's a perfect gift for you! Beautiful cards, the lace one is stunning! WOW! and the collage, great take on the challenge. It's gorgeous!

Patti J said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! LOVE that lace card! The frosted acrylic with it, just makes the whole thing scream vintage - great job!!! And I can't believe the collage card isn't fabric! It looks like real material! Great job on it too! As for the blog candy - WOOT WOOT!!! Isn't it fun? Just like Christmas! You are so generous, giving of yourself as much as you do! I commend you for all of your fund raising! Are you lovin' that scor-pal??? I use mine every single day, and take it to all of my classes that I teach, as well! Okay, off to do MY laundry!!!

One4Joy said...

Carolyn, what beauties you created on these last two challenges! I love the pieced and stitched card...I have those papers and can't bear to part with them...yet. And the lace card is delish...so very creative!!!

I got happy mail today from Amy too...hope you can meet up with her one day...we had such fun when we got together in February!

Hope that laundry's going well...I'm off to use my Michael's coupon

Hugs

Juls said...

gorgeous cards! LOVE the lace one!! do delicate and pretty with the little tag and the roses, utterly gorgeous!!

fabricbutterfly said...

Fantastic catch up, both of your cards are wonderful and amazing, great job.

Sherry said...

Both cards are wonderful Carolyn I especially love the lace one. I sit around in my jammies all the time much more comfortable when in the house. Right now we are having a tornado warning sirens went off about 5 minutes ago and now we just wait to see where it is going to touch down if it does.

Rose said...

both are fantastic, the lace one....WOW!!! and i think jammies are a must to scrap in :)

Piali said...

Lovely cards Carolyn!! Love the the one with lace,Awesome!!! Congrats on the blog candy...those stamps a cute ,works perfect with circle punches, I use them a lot...
Enjoy

~amy~ said...

super pretty cards Carolyn...dang you are thee nightowl!