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Saturday, 24 October 2009

Crazy 4 Challenge - C4C7 - oh *bleep*!

If you're British, you'll know that *bleep* is a polite swear word! I've been meaning to join in with the Crazy 4 Challenges and I thought I had eventually achieved it this week, BUT I'm one day out!!! Bleep, bleep, bleep!!!

Oh well, I'm going to submit it anyway because I spent a while dreaming up my design and enjoyed making it so much that I made two! They are NOT going to waste, ha ha!! Anyway, here they are, first the sketch, then the cards...





I wanted to create some depth so I used lots and lots of dimensional foam pads, even on the blossom. I also used my Quickutz Squeeze that I haven't used for months - I had forgotten how convenient it is to pull out and use. I must admit, it's a bit of a pain having to take out my Wizard and set up the various sandwiches. Still, the results are worth it, huh?

I actually made this one below, but I had forgotten to add the three accents at the bottom right corner! What a silly billy.



My friend recently had a little girl (yes, another one of my friends, must be something in the water around here) and I can't wait to see her! I was originally going to make a really, really girly pink card, but didn't have any appropriate paper, so ended up using my stash of Crate Paper from their Baby Bee collection.


Papers/cardstock: Papermania cream cardstock, Crate Paper Baby Bee collection
Mediums: various chalk inks
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Oh Baby sentiment
Accents: buttons from stash, Paperchase self adhesive hearts

Tools: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, Quickutz Baby Clothes, Quickutz embossing (can't style name), Spellbinders Blossom and Circle Nestabilities

5 comments:

StampOwl said...

so sweet

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh Mary...I am cracking up reading the "about you" section and your blog post. 1-because you sound just like me!! 2-because your "about me" section shares your thoughts that you "don't consider [yourself] very creative or even very good at it, but [you] do know that [you] love crafting!" You are most definitely good at it...GREAT even! LOL These cards are proof positive!!

Isn't is fantastic when a baby girl card comes together as well as yours did using unconventional "girl" colors? I always want to go pink as well but it seems that the non-pink cards turn out best! LOVE how you made the blossom a window to the onesie and popped it up for dimension! Also love that you created scalloped edges around the main panel!!

I have to say, we would LOVE to see your brilliant creations over at our new challenge blog (http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/). If you ever have an inkling or are looking for a different type of challenge on Saturdays, swing by! This is our first month and we are having a blast! I'm hosting next week and instead of one blog candy winner, EVERY participant will be a winner. ;] Just a thought if you have some free time to check us out!

Oh, I almost forgot. I DO have one word of advice for your photos if you're interested. You photography skills are fine in my eyes, but I have a tip on brightening those gorgeous projects before you upload them to your blog. Swing by my blog to grab my email and send me a note if you want the tip. It's too long to post here :O)

Silli said...

wow, wow, wo Mary, your cards are perfect! I love the soft colors... You rocks the sketch! Hugs and happy sunday....;-) Silke

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness... these are adorable!! Great great cards!! I love them!

Thank you for visiting me and leaving me some love! :)

Nana Diana said...

Your cards are gorgeous Mary. So different and original!! Love the colours you used too. Great job!!

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