May 10, 2009

365 Cards Day 71 & Use It! Challenge No. 9

Since it's Mother's Day, I'm taking a little time to get a head start on this week's challenges. I've combined 365 Cards Day 71 - Super Sketchy Sunday and Use It! Challenge No. 9. First, the sketch:

The problem with having my computer upstairs and my workspace downstairs is that my card isn't exactly like the sketch:

The challenge for Use It!:

1. Color challenge: PINK, BLACK, WHITE


I'm not really a bling kind of girl, but I tried. I made the scallop with wavy scissors, used some vintage black twill tape (instead of ribbon), and added some little crystals to the center of the flower.

3. Pattern: POLKA DOTS, BABY!
I used hot pink and black polka dot papers and the Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. The papers are so old--I didn't realize I still had them, but they are perfect for this challenge.,

4. D.I.Y.: aka 'do it yourself'. Create something to add to your card....
I made the flower from different size circles of taffeta fabric. I singed the edges with a lighter and only ended up with one small blister on the palm of my hand when my husband distracted me.

My card was a true stash card. I'm in the process of trying to clean and organize my current workspace in our unfinished basement. We are finally having our basement finished, and I will soon have a clean, organized, well-lit craft space. As I've been sorting and organizing, I've found so much stuff I didn't know I had. I wasn't sure about sorting all my patterned papers by color, but now I can find what I'm looking for and it has a home when I'm done with it. Amazing!


  1. i LOVE LOVE LOVE This Steph! Such great papers and cute cute flower. great job!

  2. I love the colors that you used. Great job on this card challenge.

  3. I love the colours and all those great polka dots!

  4. Steph, this card is gorgeous - your use of bling is perfect here!

  5. steph, whatta fab take on today's sketch!!! I love it!!

  6. LOVELY, LOVELY card!! GREAT take on the challenge!!

  7. I love this card and your flower is gorgeous, but sorry to hear you burnt your hand.

    Hope it heals soon, it's probably in an awkward spot :(

  8. L♥VE this card Steph!! the dots are delish, your handmade flower is DIVINE (sorry about the injury, tho!) and the bling center is perfect... fabuous take on this week's Use It! challenge, thanks for playing along!!

  9. this is gorgeous!!! i LOVE the colors and the flower!!

  10. That's exactly why I am afraid of using lighter on ANYTHING I make! LOL I hope your hand is better!! I love the card!! It is fun to me to go through and finally use that stuff that I forgot I had!!

  11. Your card is gorgeous! Really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!