April 15, 2009

A FEW CHALLENGE CARDS TO SHARE

Happy Hump Day - WOW! Wednesday already, I can't believe it! I guess with the kids out of school on Monday, the week is going by faster. That's fine by me, the weekend will soon be here, lol! I actually got some challenge cards done yesterday and so I am excited to share those with you today! I tried a new sketch challenge (new to me anyway) for the first one - the site is called Friday Sketchers and I thought the sketch was pretty cool so I played along! I used one of my new sets from the Spring Occasions mini catty called Sense of Time - I think the images are beautiful and I have been wanting one with a clock face (thanks SU!) I cut my scallop circle and my big circle using Bigz Dies for my Big Shot, and then cut the clock face out and popped it up on dimensionals. And, the little white dots are just that, dots! SU! does not have white brads (YET!) so I used my white gel pen to improvise! Even my teenage son commented that he thought this card was "cool" so it must be okay - LOL! Here is the recipe for this one!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom card stock, Bella Birds Designer Series paper
Inks - Going Gray stampin' pad
Stamps - Sense of Time
Accessories - 1/4 inch circle punch, photo corners Punch, paper piercer, eyelet border punch, bashful blue brads, Clear Circle Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon
This next card uses the sketch from Inspirational Sketches, which is run by my friend Dawn! I have been wanting to play along since she started this site, and just now have had the time - her sketches are fabulous, if you haven't, you should check them out! Yes, this card uses contraband, but I needed to ink up this cute little cupcake! I don't own very many non-SU! stamp sets, but this one I just had to have!! It's from Taylored Expressions and is called A Year of Sweets 2. Isn't that little cuppie adorable? (and yes, I fixed the crooked panel, I was just too lazy to take another pic,lol!) The sentiment is not in that set, but I thought it went perfect so I used it. I am quite pleased with how this came out, and I am sending this out so a very sweet gal who needs some happy mail and loves cupcakes!! No recipe for this one but if you have a question, just ask me and I will do my best to answer it! This last card is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week. I love Julee's sketches and try really hard to play along every week - seems like I always miss the week when there is something fabulous to win, lol! This sketch was really fun, there are so many things you can do with it. I decided I needed to use my God's Beauty stamp set from the Hostess Level One sets- I love this set because it has a big butterfly in it, and you know how much I love butterflies! I also used quite a bit of Iridescent Ice on this card - all the images are embossed. It really makes the card shimmer IRL and I think if you click on the image, you will be able to see it as well! I wanted something happy and springy so I thought my Tea Party dsp would be perfect! So, there you have my three challenge cards - I felt pretty good getting them done, normally I can manage to squeeze in just a couple! I love to use sketches though, I find it gets my creative juices flowing and often I alter the sketch to suit my needs. Here is the recipe for this last card!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White card stock, Tea party Designer Series Paper
Inks - Regal Rose, Basic Black, Certainly Celery stampin' pads
Stamps - God's Beauty
Accessories - Scalloped Edge Punch, So Saffron Wide grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery brads, Versamark, Iridescent Ice, Heat Gun
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26 comments:

Katie said...

Wonderful cards Alex. I love the colours you've used on them all!!

Katie
x

Dawn Easton said...

Wow girl you have been busy too! Love the cards today!! I love when I can be productive!!! Enjoy the time with the kids this week!

kathleenh said...

Great sketch cards Alex! Enjoy the rest of your week with your kids.

Manna said...

All the cards are great, Alex! Love 'em all! :)

Natalie said...

Lovely cards Alex, I love the butterfly on the last one. x

Lauren said...

These are so pretty!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

What amazing cards. You have been busy!! I love clock faces and have wondered how to incorporate them. Thanks for sharing!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Alex, you've been such a busy stamper!! Lovely creations here!! The top one if my fav with the clock!! That's awesome!! The sketches are very lovely hun!! Thanks for sharing these!! :)

scrapnnMO said...

Woohooo I'm so glad you finally got some time to create with one of my sketches! Thanks so much for joining in this weeks Alex. And what lovely card you created to. They are all gorgeous but ICS card is beautiful. Love the clock on the first card and the color scheme. Fantastic job on all! Hugs, ♥Dawn♥

Melissa said...

Oh Alex! I think my heart skipped a beat when I seen the God's Beauty card.......IT IS STUNNING!!

Way to go my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

mudmaven said...

Alex, these cards are fantastic! ~chris

Jen Martakis said...

These are fantastic Alex!!

Denise said...

Love your pretty cards! This week sure has been going by fast, weekend will be here before we know it, and we'll have more time to craft!!

Donna Baker said...

great cards, my favorite is the cuppie since I love cuppie! it's so Spring!!

Emily said...

These all look fantastic Alex! My favorite is the cupcake one! Too cute!!

Dani said...

Wow! Fabulous challenge cards! I'd have to have that lil' cupcake too! I love the other cards you've made this week also!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Alex,Your card is `Beautiful` ...all your cards are beautiful Great to see you joining in with I-C-S this week..
Have a lovely Thursday:)♥

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Alex, I love the little cupcake image.. so cute, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

All of these are just gorgeous, Alex! Beautiful job!

Deb said...

beautiful cards Alex, you have been busy!
Have a great evening, Debx

Chris said...

very cool cards!! you rocked these challenges!! >"<

Christie said...

Wow woman! You got a lot done! Beautiful cards. So very clever.
Hope Kayla's doing well!

Pearl said...

Beautiful cards all !

thanks for joining in the fun with ICS!

Tricia said...

all of these cards are just so yummy! The cupcake with thte flower border is so cute! Glad you joined us this week at ICS!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What fabulous cards!!

Vicki said...

Man you are cranking out some awesome cards my friend. Love the clock stamps, paper you used on the 2nd card and that butterfly on the 3rd card is so cool looking. Great job.