Monday, July 11, 2011

Two cards - multiple Monday challenges

Last night I totally got on a roll. I think it was frustration as much as anything. I got a Making Memories trimmer at Christmas and had to return it because it was defective. Well, because I do most of my paper crafting at home, I hadn't the replacement yet (I just use the trimmer at the LSS; easier than taking the risk of dropping mine). I opened it today. And I had the same problem. Won't cut the paper (it basically scores it), the red locking device will NOT stay on, and it just does not work for me. So I'm taking it back yet again and getting the Fiskar's locking trimmer my friend has. I love it and I've never had a big problem with Fiskars products.

I think the reason I was particularly frustrated tonight by the trimmer troubles is that I was expecting to FINALLY get a Mojo Monday sketch challenge completed, as well as work on some challenges that are due today. I didn't get the Mojo Monday card done, but a good friend loaned me her trimmer so I was able to do two cards last night that qualify for a today's challenges. In fact, I my creative juices were flowing enough that I was able to combine multiple challenges with both cards.

This first card is for:

Paper Players #55 - Colour Challenge: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake.
Party Time Tuesday - Square Card

This card is for a friend's daughter who loves the colour red. I'll colour it later, as I don't have any markers or watercolour pencils in the challenge colours. I had to use neutral ribbon for the same reason. I have to say that I quite like Crumb Cake, which completely surprise me. I am normally not a fan of  Kraft cardstock.

I will colour the image; I just don`t have the right colour markers so I decided to leae it blank for now. I will probably use lots of red in the popsicles, because it is the favorite colour of the little girl who will be receiving it.

The basis for this next card also involved combining a colour challenge with a sketch that I found suitable. The one difficulty I have with SU colour challenges is that  I don`t have any of the Patterns dsp packs; all mine have patterns with multiple colours on them, and those colours may well. not work with the challenge.

This second card is for:

Pile It On - Embossing
PPA 101 - Summertime Bues
Phindy`s Place- Buttons
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C95 - Summer Themed
HSS74 - Button it Up!

Card Details 
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey
Stamps: Sunny Fun
Ink: Stazon On Black
Misc: Very Vanilla ribbon, embossing folder, brad, border punch

Happy Birthday
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Stamps: Seaside
Ink: Stazon Black
Misc: embossing folder, buttons, border punch


marsha said...

Tania, love the seashell! Your embossing and lace border are gorgeous and blue is just the perfect color for this image. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, hope you will come back and play again next week!

Pam said...

I love the cards! That little girl will be thrilled with her card. :-) Love the stamp that you used. I'm going to look for something like that. So summery! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the seashell image and how you featured it with the eyelet border and big buttons. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anonymous said...

These are great, love the embossing on both cards.

Marcy said...

Both of your card are just lovely. I especially love the shell. Thanks for playing along with us this week at MMSC. Marcy PSDT

inkedx2 said...

That seashell is beautiful. The use of blues make me think of the ocean. Thanks for playing with us this week and hope to see you work next week also.


Priscilla said...

Love your card..Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Lauri said...

So sorry to read about your paper trimming problems! Not fun! Great job with the color challenge.I know the little girl will love it! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Andrea said...

I especially love the seashell card. The image and colors just look so serene-just lovely!

Nance said...

Great cards! Love the embossed panels on the color challenge card and the Popsicle are so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Chris said...

looks like you were very busy, I love the emobossing on your second card and the popsicle image is adorable. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Carol said...

Both of your card are fabulous!!! New follower here.

whoistracy said...

What cute cards! Love all those popsicles. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

~Laurie said...

Great cards!

Tui Nathan said...

Great cards ..... love the embossed panel and the "wish" sentiment ... lobe how you have used the colour challenge this week!!!
Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Players!

Elise said...

Goodness, GRACIOUS! I am loving your use of embossed paper and wonderful answers to ALL these challenges! Thank you for sharing your interpretation of the Card Patterns sketch with us!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Super duper cute card! Love how you used the colours this week! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

very pretty!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Such a lovely card, Tania! I'm sure the birthday girl will love it! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Great cards, Tania! I LOVE the texture and attention to details! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Fun card for the birthday girl, Tania! The seashell card looks beautiful with the soft blue hues, too. thanks so much for playing along at both the Paper Players and Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)