May 5, 2009

365 Cards Day 57 & Use It Challenges 8

I have not made a whole lot of cards lately. I finally finished up the horse show shirt I was making for my niece, so I have a little more time to get caught up on some card-making challenges. It is wonderful to be sewing again, though, and I hope to have pictures of her wearing her shirt soon.

I made a card combining 365 Cards Day 57 - Super Sketch Sunday (yes, last week's sketch!) and Use It Challenge 8. There are some recent changes to the Use It Challenges blog including more time to complete each challenge, so I'm hoping to participate more. The sketch:
And my card:

The Use It challenge:

Make a card to honor a special woman in your life (this is a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law).

1. use flowers--I used a Sizzix daisy die cut and newspaper to make my flower. I've seen this a few times on some other blogs and have been wanting to try it. My flower doesn't looks as nice as others I've seen!
2. use fibers--I used thread for my stitching and stamped the sentiment on muslin.
3. use something 'metal'--I used eyelets. I was pleasantly surprised when I found red eyelets in my stash. I didn't know I even had them.
4. If you want to do more, try using a tool that you haven't used in awhile--I used a flower punch to make the small flowers at the top and bottom of the card.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Steph, what a lovely take on the Sunday Sketch!! I love it!!

  2. Ooh, I love this! That newsprint flower is just fabulous!

  3. Awesome take on the challenges! I love the colors and that awesome flower!