Sep 2, 2009

365 Cards - Challenges 185 & 186

What a great vacation!! So Grand Rapids isn't exactly Maui, but as both my daughters were there, I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else! The hugfest was completely rejuvenating (I've missed them both so much!!) and I feel great. :D

I've been busy catching up at work, and today I did a bit of catching up on card challenges, too. OK, just two of them - but it felt so good to play with glue again!

Challenge 185 at 365 Cards - Feeling Blue

The specific challenge was to have at least 3 shades of blue on our card. DT Tammy gave us yet another inspiring example with her lovely ice blue card with a glorious bow (I am bow-challenged, so I can only aspire to have a glorious bow... alas, the best I can offer is a passable bow LOL)

I am in need of some baby cards, so I chose to make a baby blue boy card in response to the challenge.

Cardstock - Bazzill; Design Paper - Rocking Horses by Karen Foster & Blue Dots by BoBunny; Ink - VersaFine Majestic Blue; Fabric Brads - Dollar Store; Alpha Stamps - CTMH;

Challenge 186 - Ad Inspired

I love the Ad Inspired challenges at 365 Cards. We are given a picture and told to go for it! The entries are so unique and varied, because each designer takes inspiration from a different part of the picture (colour, subject, mood) It's so much fun to create... and it's so much fun to feast your eyes on what others have created! Today's pic was chosen by Kristie (sexy heels, tea set & rose in a glass) and her example card is a real knockout! Love the houndstooth background and how the rose pops off the card. :D

The picture inspired for me a fantasy of music, romance and whimsy - and so my card has elements of all three.

The sentiment reads "Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you."

Design Paper - unknown from stash;
Black & Red cardstock - Bazzill; Flowers - Prima; Brads dipped in glue & Martha Stewart Onyx glitter; Ribbon - Rusty Pickle (black lace from the Boo collection & oversized red rickrack from the WhipperSnapper collection); Sentiment - Stampers Anonymous (Just Thoughts by Tim Holtz); Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black;

I hope y'all are havin' a great day! Blessings...


Scrapaddict said...

Amazing we had almost the same inspiration from the ad! I actually used the houndstooth stamp and ribbon I bought for whatever reason but it came in handy for this. Love that you used the music paper, it's gorgeous. Welcome back and glad you enjoyed visiting with your daughters.


Love the baby boy blue. I need to make a baby boy blue card too but just keep putting it off! Your ad inspired card is great, another challenge that has me stumped!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Very cute baby boy card Carolyn and I love, love, love your ad inspired card. Beautiful!! Glad you had a wonderful time with your daughters *smiles*

Rose said...

what a cute baby card!! and your ad card is beautiful :) glad you had a fun time with the girls :)

Anonymous said...

Your cards are fantastic!!!!!!! I am glad you got your finger gluey again:) welcome back, it sounds as though you had a great trip, but we are happy to have you back.

beckynoelle said...

Absolutely LOVE both of them :)
(especially the ad inspired one...i'm still trying to figure out what to do on that one lol)

Glad you had a great time and even more glad you're back!

kristie sessions said...

Welcome back!! So glad you had a wonderful time. I love the sentiment you chose for this card! Its absolutely perfect. Nice work on the challenge. I am impressed that you have jumped right back in!
thanks for playing

Celeste said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I love the baby card...I can't seem to make a decent one for some reason. Your ad inspired card is very elegant.