Good Afternoon my friends!
With being gone from my 'cave' for several days recently, I am a bit behind on some of my favorite challenges ... so today I'm playing CATCH UP!
We all know how that is ... 'you gotta pay if you want to play'!!
Anyways, here's a card (and envelope) I made this morning for the Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #186 (use your favorite color combination) and it also works the PCP Sassy Studio Progressive Challenge using this adorable 'Sock Hop' freebie for this month's challenge.
Anyone who knows me KNOWS my favorite color is PURPLE and I like how it looks pared up with any shade of green.
Recently I stocked up on some design paper at Michaels when they had it on a 5 for $1 special and found this beautiful swirly 12x12 by Recollections. I thought it would work perfectly with this fun image!
My frame work is a new die purchased over the weekend at Joan's Gardens. It is by Memory Box ... #98540 ... Findlay Frame.
With my design paper being 12x12 in size, I was able to decorate the front & inside of my card as well as the envelope flap with only HALF the sheet (6" x 12"). How cool is that!
AND ... while crafting this weekend with friends, I FINALLY learned how to use my WeR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board so I can now make matching envelopes for my creations! SO EASY (once you figure it out ... I have a tendency to 'over think' things like this)!
I was actually able to use up some scraps I had laying on my work table too. The Cheery Lynn Designs B136 Anastasia Border die on my card front is one of my favorites ... as are the Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterflies Small dies. And of course, my coloring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers ... still practicing ... I think I'm getting a little better! Hopefully!! LOL!
A few additional challenges are:
Bloggers Challenge - Things with Wings
Brown Sugar #51 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + Twist (matching envelope)
That Craft Place - It's A Girl Thing
Emerald Faeries #45 - Happy Birthday
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthday
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you're having a fun filled day!
I'm hopefully headed outdoors to get the lawn mowed before more rain shows up!
Have a great day and as always . . .