Friday, March 04, 2011

Lovin' Challenges! & Blog Candy Winner!

I'll start off with the winner of my Blog Candy!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  I really appreciate all the support you all have shown me in my effort to grow my blog!  It was beyond my expectations!  So here is our winner:


Congrats Jude!  Please email me with your contact info and I'll get you that gift certificate right away!  Thanks so much, everyone!  Now, on to the card info!    

Last week I created a card based on my favourite (or new to me) challenges.  I had so much fun, that I'd like to try to make that a weekly occurance!  These cards will not be design team cards, I'll just use images from my stash!      

This card looks so bright!  I stamped the bird from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Urban Tapestry set with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot and embossed with black embossing powder.  I love that Distress Inks stay wet long enough to emboss with!  I smeared various inks onto my craft mat and then spritzed over the ink with water and Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist.  I pulled the cardstock through the coloured, wet mess and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I started sponging ink onto areas that I thought needed a little more colour.  I cut the image into three squares and inked the edges of each square.  The sentiment was printed out with my label maker.

Here's the challenges I entered (in no particular order):

     1 Image
     2 Patterned Papers
     3 Different Types of Embellishment

I did only use one image (although I cut it into three pieces), you can see the two patterned papers, and my three embellishments are the rhinestone flourish, white taffeta ribbon, and the tiny pink pearl at the bottom!

Kraftin' Kimmie - Scoopy Scallops
I made sure to put scallops on my card so that I could enter this challenge!  I love her stuff!  I've been preparing an order to put in, 'cause her stamps are just so darn cute!

Prairie Fairy Fridays - Inspired by a Song
I just love challenges like this!  Music can be a fantastic way to inspire you papercrafting creations!  I just watched Megamind with my kids and laughed along with everyone else when I heard, "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton.  I used to sing that song to my kids when they were babies!  As I started thinking about that song, I thought about the birds you hear in the music.  Thus, the bird image!

ABC Challenge - P is for Pink
This challenge was the deciding factor for my main colour!  It goes perfectly with the other challenges too! 

I hope you all have an absolutely fantastic day!

Stamps:  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Urban Tapestry
Paper:  We R Memory Keepers, SU Cardstock - Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, SU - Pixie Pink, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder, Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist, White Taffeta Ribbon, Prima 1/2 Pearls, SU Basic Rhinestones
Tools:  Heat Tool, Craft Mat, SU Corner Rounder, Cutterbee Tweezers, Label Maker


jude said...

Youve made my day week , Thankyou so much i will go email you now.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous.Pop over to my blog i also have candy until 31st
Hugs and yipeeeeeeeeee

Melisa Marie McConnell said...

Hi Hannah. First, Congrats to Jude!!!

I just wanted to say that your card is absolutely AMAZING!! I have been looking at a few blogs, and this card made my day! uhmmm, or week, or month, or YEAR, like Jude said!

I would love to try and make this card, but I am more of a "visual" learner than a reading learner.
Do you happen to do video or chat tutorials?
I really do want to try to make this card, I've done some resist cards and some heat embossing over glimmer mist etc, but nothing has ever turned out like this!
Also, on the background, those pretty flowers on the black, is that the "paper" from We R memory keepers? or is that a resist technique?

ugh, I'm really confused! I did read your card supplies list, but I'm confused about the background.

Seriously, I would love for you to do a tutorial on this card, or a chat session (maybe on skype?) to explain!

I can be reached on my blog or through e-mail at

Thanks so much! and keep up the amazing work. ♥

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! The stamped squares are very cool!! Great job with the CPS sketch this week! ♥♥♥

cebelica said...

So, so beautiful! I love everything about this card. It's perfect!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

So very beautiful and colourful. I love it.

Nikki said...

Congrats Jude :)

sari said...

This is such a stunning & elegant card! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week!
Good luck! Hugs/Sari

Charlene said...

Congratulations Jude.

Hannah....I love your turned out fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us how you did it.

Sandy Ang said...

Such a bright and colour card. Love the stamped birds.

Dora said...

So beautiful, love the colours and the layout. Congrats to Jude as well. Hugs xxx

Roberta Laliberte said...

WOWZERS! Love this it is so cute!

Look at you go girl! 66 followers! WHAHOOOOOOOOOO!

You deserve it!


Dawny P said...

Oh this is just gorgeous - you really did cook up an absolute fabby with the recipe. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your colors are so bright and cheerful - they just scream spring! I really love that stamp and you did a fantastic job on the resist technique! Thanks for "singing" along with us this fortnight at Fairy Fun Fridays!


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