Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some Shabby Love

Since setting up my blog, I’ve been looking around at all the fun challenge blogs out there.  I also have come to the conclusion that it’s hard work to create a card that fits the theme for multilple challenges.  Kudos to those that can link up 15 or more challenges for one project.  I got 8 today and that was quite a production for me!! 

I started with sketch SSS145 from The Sweet Stop Sketch Blog and went from there.  I often don’t know where I’m going when I get started, and it sometimes doesn’t go anywhere good, but I’m pleased with the way this card turned out.  I tried some distressing on this card too which is not exactly in my comfort zone.  Here is a different angle to show the distressing.  I’ll get a little more aggressive with it next time.  😉
When I thought I was done, I just had creams and browns and it looked ‘blah’.  So I added some Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine over the Brown Satin w/Scalloped Edge Ribbon across the center and I made a small ribbon rose with 5/8″ Pink Satin w/Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  I slipped a couple of moss leaves under the rose to finish it off.  I think it looks great now.

Other Challenges for this card:
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #56 – With All My Heart
Colour Create Challenge #89 – Light and Dark Browns with White or Cream
DYSU #58 – Love
ABC Challenges – Use 2 of something (I used 2 hearts)
Paper Pretties PWC192 – Add texture to your card
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes with the option to add a heart
Paper Sundaes Challenge #107 – Use two – cream, blue, distressing, pearls (I used cream and distressing)
Ribbon/Trims:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp: Large Background Script from SU
Ink: Adirondak Espresso
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Heart Die – Sizzix
Paper: Misc. from my stash
Thanks for stopping by.
~  Bonnie  ~
Monday, February 6, 2012

Welcome to my new blog!

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog!  I’ve been thinking about starting my own blog for a while, so here we go. 
Today I have a birthday card I made for my SIL using my favorite Diamond Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used sketch SSS144 from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog.
I used the adorable image Wren – Grow a Little Love from Tiddly Inks and the birthday sentiment is from BirdsCards.  The background embossed dots were made using a Cuttlebug folder and the oval cutouts are Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Ovals.  The design papers are from my scrap bin.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge – Free and Easy
DYSU Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Paper Pretties – PWC191 Use ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by.

~ Bonnie ~