Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Two More Amazing Challenge Cards!

I have two more October challenge cards to share with you.  The first one is another one done by Debbie Naylor.  I love this card!  That crumb cake sure can be versatile, right?  It looks so elegant here with the delicate ribbon tying it all together (pun intended)!  Check out her details here.

The second card is by my friend Regina.  Wowza!  Looks like she ran one layer through an embossing place and then used some Crystal Effects in parts of the embossed areas.  She also must have embossed the sentiments.  That looks like ribbon in the middle, but I think it is paper!  For more information on this card and to see more wonderful works by Regina, check out her site here.

Thank you Debbie and Regina for joining Michelle and me in another challenge.  We are really enjoying your lovely creations and hope you'll join us again next month!
Everyone, have a wonderful day and thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Challenge Cards

Hi - hope everyone is okay after that horrible storm.

Here are the cards for October's monochromatic challenge.  This was was a lot harder than I anticipated!  I think the sketch didn't lend itself well to doing a monochromatic card.  I think lots of layers is definitely a must for these kinds of cards.

Here's the sketch challenge:

First up is Debbie Naylor's card.  She was really thinking color!  I love this card - that stamped flower image is so amazingly beautiful and really pops!  This is really a great way to use this sketch and I love that she thought in color.  Great job, Sis!  Thanks for joining us again this month! 
For more of Debbie's unfrogettable creations and to read more about this card, please visit her blog here!

Next up is Michelle's card.  Wow, this is such an elegant card and what a perfect wedding, shower, or anniversary card this would make!  The textured background goes perfectly with the feel of this card.  I love the embossed butterfly with the pearls too.  Great card, Michelle!  To see more of Michelle's awesome creations, please visit her blog here.

And last up is my card.  I really struggled with this challenge.  I thought it would be a lot easier.  I knew I wanted to do a wintry card and I could only think in all white.  So, snow it was!  I used different snowflake embossing folders and another embossing folder for the middle piece.  It didn't look quite right, so I added some ribbon.  I cut die cut some snowflakes and added a pearl to the middle and popped it up on a dimensional so it stands out from the embossed snowflakes.  It still needed something, so I found a white snowflake brad and punched out some tags after stamping "merry" on them.  I attached to the brad with some DMC floss and finally felt like it was done.  Whew!  It really was a challenging month!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.  Please join us in November for a new challenge that will be posted on Saturday.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Name Day Dimitrios!

To my husband and all of the Dimitrioses out there, I wish you a very Happy Name Day! 

I saw this card created by Sharlene Meyer and had to CASE it.  My husband loves LEGOs (who doesn't??) and knew this was the card to make. 

To everyone else, I also hope you have a wonderful day and weekend!  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October Simply Paper Design Challenge

Hi there!  This month, Michelle and I decided we'd do something different.  We've both wanted to challenge ourselves to do a monochromatic card.  Well, this month, that's our challenge!  Using the skefch above, join us and make a monochromatic card using any one color of your choosing.  Hope you'll join us!