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Friday, March 6, 2009



Hello all! Another busy day but I managed to get two cards done thanks to Dawn's Limited Supply Challenge. Normally My cards take me a few hours since I am so detail oriented. Not today!!!! Dawn's challenge was to complete a card in less than 30 minutes. I have several birthday and thinking of you cards to do so I decided to play along imbetween my very hectic day. I can't believe I actually could do a card in that short a time!!! Granted when I was done with each of these challenges, my craft space looked like a tornado hit it!! Oh well! I love challenges.




My first card uses the Keep My Lamp Burning set from ODBD. I needed to make a birthday card for my nephew whose birthday was two days ago. Oops!!! I hope this handmade card makes up for being late. I completed the limited supply challenge and SC218. I used River rock and some cool designer paper called Antique Sea Glass Antique Map which was absolutely perfect for this set. I found it at the craft store today and knew right away that I had to use it with this set. I tried to very quickly distress the edges on the card. I was able to distress quickly but sliced my fingers twice and broke a nail in the process. I am very much into texture lately so I added lace and craft hemp, crimped the stips, dry embossed the background, and distressed the edges for a more rustic look.




The second card uses Upsy Daisy from Stampin Up. I completed three challenges in this card. First was SSnotime77 hosted my Sharon at No time to stamp. The challenge was called Heat it Up. Sharon wanted you to emboss on your card. I stamped the image in craft Chocolate Chip and embossed it in clear. The butterfly is also dry embossed with the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder and embossed in clear for a glossy appearance. The second challenge I used was today's limited supply challenge, completing a card in less than 30 minutes. The last challenge was Mojo 76 sketch challenge. I made this for a wife to one of my husband's coworkers that had 50% of her lung removed due to cancer. I hope she likes it and that it brings a smile to her face.
CARD RECIPE 1
Paper: Sea Glass Antique Antique Maps- K&Co., River Rock CS, and Chocolate textured
Accessories- Paper Co. Brads, pearl, vintage cuttlebug plate, Wright lace, crimper, embossing folder
CARD RECIPE 2
Stamps: Upsy Daisy SU
Paper- Bella Rose, Pink Piroette DP, Chocolate Bazzill, Pink Pirouette CS
Accessories: pink pearl, American Crafts ribbon, Swiss dot embossing folder, nestabilities
Thanks for visiting my blog!!! I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend. It is suppose to be 61 degrees here. woo hoo!!! A spring tease. Next week it goes back to the 30's. I'll take a day here and there!!!
Thanks for your comments!! I really love reading them!!
Oh .... How can I forget I WON THE BLOG CANDY FROM KREATE WITH ME 2's random drawing. I received a $20 gift certificate for an ETSY store! Thanks Jackie!!




7 comments:

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Less than 30 mins. and they're still GORGEOUS!!! WOW! Absolutely gorgeous. the both of them! You are so totally awesome!

Danielle said...

Wow - beautiful cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment and following! I love your work so will be doing the same!
Hugs, Danielle

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Chris! I really love the second one although they're both fantastic!! tfs!!!!

Ann said...

Wow! These are both great! I LOVE the pink and brown one--butterflies, ribbon, and Swiss Dots are some of my favorite things! ;)

Janna said...

Chris these are amazing!!! i can't believe you completed each in less than 30 minutes. It would take me hours to create something anywhere near as stunning as these! Wow! I love your images and your use of testures on both cards! I also love how you distressed everything. Sorry you were hurt though! LOL!

I am sure you nephew and husbands coworker will love it!

Smiles,
janan

LINDA said...

These are both just Gorgeous!! Very lovely work..
Hugs,Linda

Michelle Walpole said...

Love both these cards Chris but the lighthouse one in particular. It just calls to me!

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