Monday, January 17, 2011

GLITTERY challenges . . .

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday to you!!

I have two cards to share with you today and I've gotten 
a bit carried away with the Stickles!  LOL!!

First is my creation for the challenge over at GLITTERBABE'S CHALLENGE.  This week is an easy one ... ANYTHING GOES and I've chosen this lovely Heart Balloons Freebie Stephanie has offered for today's creation.  I decided to cut them out freehand, mat with black cs and recut.  My black background panel is embossed with a new Cuttlebug "Heritage" embossing folder I just received from Joan's Gardens . . . don't know if you can see that in the photo.  The "LOVE" sentiment comes from new Crafty Secrets stamp set called "Birdies at Home"I have outlined the hearts with red Stickles and accented with gold Stickles.

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Other challenges this qualifies for are:

The Crafty Pad - Something NEW
Crafty Your Days Away - Anything Goes 
Crafty Emma - No Designer Paper
Secrets Crafter - with Love
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes

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Second card today is a "LOVE" creation using one of the latest *Wink *Wink Ink digi images for Valentine's DayThis sweet image can be used for other occasions too ... anniversary ... birthday ... get well ... you get the picture!

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Isn't she adorable!!  I've used the PRECOLORED image in the set for my 'quick' card today.  I've added 'Tiara' Stickles to the balloon for added dimension & sparkle ... as well as a squiggley line along the bottom of the card front.  The heart embellishment was cut from a scrap of designer paper and popped up on dimensionals and my 'xoxoxo' ribbon is new from Michael's.  The background designer paper is from Making Memories and I've used my SU punch for the corners on the FREE *Wink *Wink Ink sentiment.

Don't forget . . . our FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY is still going on through the month of January and YOU could win free stamps ... NO CARD MAKING REQUIRED ... jump on over to our BLOG now for all the details ... or click the add located under the header of my blog for a quick link.

Other challenges this creation qualifies for are:

Crafty Your Days Away - Anything Goes 
Secrets Crafter - with Love
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes
Glitterbabe Challenges - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a WONDERFUL week ahead!  


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omgoodness dar! how gorgeous those balloons look. wow! thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's!

your 2d card is just stunning as is your coloring. another WOW!

hugs :)

Brenda Dean said...

These cards are both beautiful. I don't know which one I like better.

As a challenge lover, you might also be interested in my Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge.

ileana said...

Beautiful creations!! love the colors :-)
Thank you for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s Challenge, hugs!

Debbie said...

Two fabulous cards, very sweet and beautifully coloured. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Becky said...

What fabulous cards, wonderful colors and embossing. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dar!! Your creations are just ADORABLE hun!! I love your use of Steph's balloons and the added sparkle!! The WWI card is just darling hun!! Thanks for joining Glitterbabe's challenge!!HUGS

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your glittery heart balloons!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful "With Love" card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Cindy Gay said...

Very nice! Lucky souls to receive these cards!

Debs said...

such a sweet card...thanks for joining us at WNW...Debs x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both cards are just cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Virgo5 said...

Wonderful cards, love the glitter!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! Love your take on the "With Love" challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge last week. Our new challenge this week is: Fairy Special Challenge - use a Fairy or Angel. We hope you can play along again!!
Also, just wanted to let you know that we released the fairies today as digis.

Emma said...

Two very gorgeous cards.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x