Sep 9, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge Catch Up

Ah, finally... time in my craft room! I've been battling a cold for the past week, and the last few days when I got home from work, I was wiped out with no strength for cards (how pathetic is that!) I'm feeling better today, though - thanks to a ton of sleep, and regular drops of disgusting oregano oil. Blech!

I caught up with yesterday's and today's cards - and went to post and noticed that Pam had put tomorrow's challenge up (it's helpful being on the west coast), so I got back to work and did that one, too! I'm caught up into the future!! Ooooh, freaky.

Challenge 192 - So Sweet: The word 'sweet' had to appear on our card.

This card was actually planned out in my head a lot different than it turned out. Once I stamped this gorgeous image from Ladybug and Friends, framed it and placed it... the embellishments I planned just didn't work. They seemed only to detract from the image.

And so, my submission for this particular challenge is pared down and simple - image, (slightly crooked) sentiment and a single brad.

I think this would be a very sweet card for any special someone... lover, friend or child.

Cardstock - Bazzill; Image - Ladybug & Friends; Sentiment - Technique Tuesday; Brad - stash.

Challenge 193 - Card Recipe:
5x5 Card
4 different patterned papers
3 blossoms
1 stamped (ink or digital) image

5 rhinestones
The sentiment is up to you

I find recipes fun, but challenging - not for the ingredients allowed, but for the ingredients not listed. I am pleased with the result this time, though.

I gotta admit, however, that this is the second attempt. The first card I made was fine, but I couldn't resist adding things that weren't in the 'recipe' (that's actually the way I cook, too)

The first card's been given away already... and I didn't take pics. Oh well. C'est la vie!

Cardstock - Bazzill & DCWV; Design Papers (clockwise from top left) SEI "Bridgeport", Paper Studio "Hot Pink Gingham", Basic Grey "Eva - Courtier", BoBunny "Green Dot"; Flowers - Prima; Image - Artistic Outpost "Bluebird"; Sentiment - PennyBlack (I think); Rhinestones - Swarovski (2 black in flower, 3 white on corners;

Challenge 194 - Imagine This: Technology

The specific challenge was to see how technology inspires you...

Oh, I'm not much of a techno-dweeb... I love this whole blogging thing, and I work at a software company - on a computer for 8 hours a day... but I don't know the inner workings, can't program in the simplest of languages and am not in the least bit interested to learn. Which means that I'm completely out of my league in most of the conversations at work. LOL That's OK... I sell the stuff - I leave the programming to others.

This card actually features a software CD from my company. It's an old version of our software, so it was going to be destroyed... I 'saved' it (and a dozen of it's friends) because I knew I'd put it on a card one day! Voila!!

Cardstock - Bazzill; Design Papers - Basic Grey "Obscure"; Images (main & bg) - Artistic Outpost "Geek is Chic"; Letter Stickers - Basic Grey; Metal 'screw' brads - Michael's; Metal mesh - Dollar Store;

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope you're having a great day.


Kim said...

Yeah, isn't the West Coast great!! I get even a bit more time being out in the middle of the Pacific! :) Love all 3 cards...your last one was very inspiring...I saw the challenge and had NO idea what do! Especially FAB bg paper and the image is hilarious! ;) TFS!

~amy~ said...

great catch up Carolyn..hope that you're feeling better...excellent eco card for the technology challenge!!!


Caarolyn, I think you made the right decision not to add anything to your sweet card. It says it all just like it is! Your recipe card is great, I'm not good at the 'mixing up' of DP. And I LOVE your tech inspired! I have a ton of unusable CD's I have saved for crafting and have never used even one! I just want to CASE all your cards!

Patti J said...

Carolyn - great cards! The first card is just gorgeous. Love that image! The second one is such an inspiration!!! Great job!

Chrissy said...

You are such a busy bee! I love your cards, always do! You are a QT pie too!

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Amazing cards, great for every challenge. I've saved loads of CD's too, thanks for the nudge.

Sherry said...

carolyn, great job on both challenges. I seem to have lost my mojo but hopefully it will come back soon. Must be from too much vacation with my sister.

Rose said...

what do you mean you cant craft while sick?!!! lol so glad your feeling better :) all are fantastic and what a super idea to us a real tech item on todays challenge :)

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Yes Carolyn fantastic catch up I still have the Big Boppa card to complete before the end of the week lol. I love the image on the first card and the colours of the second which comes from the mix of papers I think. . .beautiful!! The third card is fabulouso indeed very techno.

Justine said...

So nice to meet you. I love the card with the CD on it. You have no idea but you have probably started a brand new trend.

One4Joy said...

oh, what you did with the nerds from AO! fabulous colors and you know, you really show enter it in the customer referral program for Sept! You've really created a winner here, my friend, technie or not!!!

Kristen said...

Great take on all three challenges!!! I love the techie card! They are all great!
That sweet card is my favorite though.


Monika/Buzsy said...

Great set of cards! I really like how you used a CD on your card... looks great! TFS!

Robyn said...

Hey, Carolyn! Glad you're feeling better -- I so hate being sick!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALL 3 OF YOUR CARDS! My fave - you make life so sweet! ...I want that stamp!
Your thank you recipe card is so pretty!
And the tech card is great! Clever idea to use a cd!

Rose said...

LOL I get asked all the time if Q is named after that star trek guy!! No he is named Q in order to fit in with Precious and Rose. PQR the alphabet!and no names starting with Q fit him so just stuck with Q. And Precious is not named after the ring in Lord of the Rings! I get that question all the time also :)

Tasia D. said...

I love how you did the card recipe! Gorgeous!! The sweet card is just that, so sweet - and the technology card is awesome!! You're so fast, it took me an extra day to figure that one out lol