Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crafting Extravaganza!

Good Saturday Evening!!

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend. Mine has been quite lazy and wonderful I woke up this morning and took advantage of the quiet time with my coffee this morning to start on some crafting. I was only going to do one and then that turned into to two; and well I was just on such a roll that I kept going and did another one. My quick crafting time turned into 5 hour crafting marathon!

I hope you like all of them. I have listed the challenges and details with each card.

For this first card, I chose Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom and some pattern papers from a new package of Basic Grey "Hopscotch" that I just got from Two Peas. The cupcake is from Inkadinkado.
This card is for the following challenges:

1. Fashionista Friday and Stamping with the Dragon: Birthday

2.Phindy Place and Stamping 4 the Weekend:
Monochromatic (I stretched it a bit with the pattern paper; but I'm gonna sneak it any way!)

3. Fun with Shapes and More: Sketch and use a die. I used my Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities

I was quite pleased with the results of this second card. I used Smoky Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Newspaper and Vanilla.

This card fits the following challenges:

1. Our Craft Lounge: Photo Inspiration (click the link to see the photo) I used OCL's Fabulous Florals for the two small flowers on the side.

2. Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

3. Sassy Studios: Use a punch. I used the Fiskars April Lace Punch

4. Prairie Fairy Blog: Use fine print in your design element. Obviously I used some newspaper and the fact that it was a bit aged added to the vintage feel of the card.

5. Res Q Challenge: Make a Happy Card: My sentiment is from a new set from Hero Arts called "Live Life" that I just got from Two Peas.

6. Get Sketchy: Sketch 75

Finally the third card is a more subtle and warm birthday card. I have to apologize for the photo quality, as it's not the best and doesn't show a lot of the detail I was wanted to exhibit in this card. Anyhow, I used Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, and Ripe Avocado and Vintage Cream from Paper Trey Ink.

I will enter this card into the follow challenges:

1. Shelley's Images: Anything Goes

2. Card Making Mamas and Fairy Knoll : Birthday

3. CCEE: Scoring

4. Fabulous Friday: No Pattern Paper

5. Clean and Simple: Sketch


Chris said...

I like all three of your cards, you've got one of my fav SU stamps on the last one - you can do such great things with it. But I am here on official SFTW duty.
I can overlook the going off a little on the colors when you have such a cute cupcake there. So thanks for playing with us this week.
Did you at least take a break to eat, maybe feed the family? I find they don't mind my marathon craft sessions if I at least toss a burger in their general direction.

BrossArtAddiction said...

Simply Beautiful cards!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Regan said...

Great creations! I love that border punch you used on the second card! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

kavitha said...

wow,grt cards.Love the second n third a lot,and that stamp in third one is awesome:)

Barb Craft said...

All of your birthday cards are so pretty! Thanks for taking on our no PP challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
Barb :)

Anita Kejriwal said...

loved all of them but the third one is my favourite!

Unknown said...

So pretty! I love all of them.

Thanks so much for sharing your project with us this week at Shelly's Images "Show us what you got" Challenge. We hope you will join us again soon.

PapierGirl said...

Hi Dori....your craft marathon paid off this morning - your cards are all so pretty! Isn't funny how time passes so quickly when you are creating? I love that Basic Grey paper! I have some too, but have not used it yet. Yes...those are signs of a crafting hoarder! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at GS! :)

Denise said...

Fabulous! Love the newsprint! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

ruth said...

Great cards! I have the stamps you used on that last one and will have to get those out again. Love it! I love the punched edge on the left too and the twine. So cute!

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

Monique said...

What great cards Dori.. Great take on the challenges and I am glad that you got some crafting time in :)

Kylie said...

Three stunning cards!
LOVE your first one, your cupcake looks good enough to eat and loving that yummy DP you used!
Your second card is gorgeous, LOVING the newspaper and your colours and your third card is simply stunning, Awesome image, love the way you stamped it and once again the colours are yummy!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Kathy said...

Great bunch of cards you've created, you are on a roll! Thanks for playing along with us at SSD this week.

Jacquel said...

These are all truly beautiful card Dori!!! I must say my fave is the last because of the masculine feel...I do have a problem making masculine cards so any inspiration I get is very much appreciated!!!!

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous cards every one of them. Love the aged newsprint, ideal for our all in the fine print challenge over at Fairy Fun Friday, thank you for joining us.
Suzi x

Dionne said...

Very nice cards, I love all the layers and text paper.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Lots of great cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a fabulous trio of awesome cards!! Love the diamond scoring on the third!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE Challenge!!

Ann English said...

All of your cards are so lovely! Thank you for joining us this week at Phindys Place!

lesleyworth said...

fabulous card collection! i love all three! fantastic color combos on all of them! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Elizabeth Sanchez said...

lovely card! thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

Beverly Montez said...

Wonderful cards--all of them.
Thanks for playing at Fairy fun Friday~!

Nadell said...

Wonderful cards and a great job on the Sktech. Thanks for joining us at FWSM.


This N That said...

I really like the subtle style and colors on this card! Thanks for playing with Card Makin Mamas!