A VERY challenging challenge!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The current challenge over at The Lollipop Ladies (#14) blog gave me a bit of a fit.  I made four...yes 4!... cards before I had one I liked and thought really fit into the challenge.  The sweet picture of inspiration was some smarties and the extra 'cherry on top' was to use hearts.  I so did not like the other three attempts that I won't even post pics of them.  As a matter of fact, I'm not sure what I'll do with them!!

Here is the one I liked.  And I really like this one!  My style is more vintage/distressed and my difficulty was in putting the 'smarties' colors into this style.

Pumpkin Pie, Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery card stock: Stampin' Up!
White card stock and vellum: from my stash  -  Tea Party DP: Stampin' Up!
Stamps, Inks and Pastels: Stampin' Up!
Punches: Stampin' Up! (large heart, three heart, curly label, ticket corner), Fiskars (corner)
Die cuts: Stampin' Up! (top note), Provo Craft (scalloped flowers)
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (Certainly Celery twill), from my stash (sheer)
Jeweled brads: Oriental Trading Co.

A couple of my girls scrapped along with me for this challenge.  They were trying to 'help me along' on my troubled path toward a pleasing card.  What sweeties! =)

This card was made by Sis.

White, pink and ivory card stocks: from the stash
Certainly Celery, Real Red and Marina Mist card stocks: Stampin' Up!
DP (yellow): from the stash  -  Stamps and Ink: Stampin' Up!
Punch: Stampin' Up! (eyelet border, three heart)  -  Brads: Oriental Trading Co.

And this one was made by Cowgirl.

White, yellow and green card stock: from the stash
All other card stocks: Stampin' Up!  -  Stamp: Stampin' Up!
VersaMark: Tsukineko
Punches: Stampin' Up! (three for you, three heart, corner)
Sheer ribbon: from the stash  -  Brads: Oriental Trading Co.


  1. Hi Elizabeth

    Wow, wonderful card. I love the layout and the flowers are just gorgeous with their gem centres.

    Your crafting buddies have made pretty cards too.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday.

    Michelle :-)

  2. All gorgeous cards! What a fun afternoon you had!
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Lollipop Ladies :)


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