Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Papercrafter's Corner Challenge

HELLO Everyone!  
How's your 1st day of the New Year going?

We spent the morning enjoying a quiet breakfast and watching the snow fall (so pretty)!  Then luckily the snow quit so we were able to arrange to link up with friends for lunch and exchange Christmas gifts.  What fun!

But, in the time between breakfast & lunch, I decided to see what I could come up with for the new Magazine Monday Challenge at Papercrafter's Corner.
Here's the magazine cover we are using for inspiration this time around:

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays - Week Thirty-Five Inspiration Piece (image)
The first thing that grabbed my attention was the colors ... particularly the BLUE color.  Secondly was the BURGUNDY scallop edging.
With those couple of points in mind, here's what I came up with:

This beautiful blue background was created using Elizabeth Craft Shimmer Sheetz and Sizzix Swirls embossing folder.  Once embossed, I used my Tim Holtz sanding block to make the silver/white core POP through.  This is truly BEAUTIFUL in real life!!  I bought these shimmer sheets at Joan's Gardens back in the summer and had never taken the time to play with them ... guess what!  You'll be seeing more cards like this in the future!  LOL!  

Another product I purchase at Joan's Gardens last summer was the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Shasta Daisy' die which was used for my flowers.  Both flowers were created with the flower panels provided with just ONE run through the Vagabond.  By conditioning and curling them in different directions, it looks like two different flowers!  LOVE THAT!!

Believe it or not, this card came together VERY QUICKLY once I got the idea jelled in my mind!  I will list all the products used at the end of this post.

A few additional challenges:
ABC Challenge - C is for Colorful
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Fairies Challenges - Flowers and Lace
Flat Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge - NEW (new die/shimmer paper)
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes

The Papercrafter's Corner challenges are SO MUCH fun to play and have really helped me THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX and become a little more 'adventurous'!   This site is not just simply a challenge site either ... Steph offers a wide range of helpful hints, giveaways, organizing tips ... well pop over and see for yourself!!
 Then,  join in the fun ... I'd love to be inspired by what YOU see in this magazine cover!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and if you've left me a comment DOUBLE THANK YOU!!  I LOVE hearing what you think of my creations (good AND bad!) LOL!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for some AMAZING NEWS from Shelly's Images and a new challenge!  You don't want to miss this one!!!!

Until then and as always . . .

Papers:  Burgundy cs, white cs, pink cs,
Accessories:  Elizabeth Craft 'Blue Iridescent' Shimmer Sheetz, Sizzix 'swirls' embossing folder, Fiskars decorative scissors, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Shasta Daisy' die - B310, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish Sm' - B117S, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Anastasia Lace Border - B136, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Happy' B-226, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Birthday' B-231, Tim Holtz sanding block, Kaiser pearls


DesignerDiva said...

This is a beauty!! I love those flowers!
Thanks for playing along at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeously cheerful. Love the fresh colours.
Wishing you all the best that 2014 has to offer.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

jrmom said...

Your creativity NEVER ceases to amaze me. I love the shimmery background and those flowers are sooo pretty. I can see it on a fall card with a black-eyed susan look and one in purple for that punch that compliments so well. Hehe, sorry got off subject. Beautiful card Ma.

Jane said...

Just gorgeous, love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your blue and burgandy is lovely! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and please join us again!

Stephenie said...

WOW! Love this color combo! Your flowers are just beautiful...great buy on that die! TFS!

Sammy said...

Fab colours, and I love the embossing. Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous Birthday card, I love the colours you've used! Thanks so much for playing in the Anything Goes Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

DeBe said...

Really beautiful card, great colour palette and exquisite embossing. Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1, Denyse x

Unni A said...

Beautiful birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap!
DT Unni A

Mojca said...

oh the flowers looks soooo pretty and the colours so amazing. thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sweet image, Thanks for playing along with us this month at Heck of a challenge. Good Luck
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thank-you for entering the Cards Galore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. This month, good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Erin x

haththi said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe this time - good luck! hugs Angelie

nini78 said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining this months challenge at

perfectly4med said...

Not a colour combo I'd have gone for off palette, but it works! Great interpretation of the magazine inspiration.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe this month and good luck!


mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

Emma Canning said...

Gorgeous card - I love those beautiful flowers :-) Sorry for my delayed response - your card picture hadn't shown up on the challenge site but I just spotted the link when I was in the linky tool so will add the picture now so it's on the challenge post xx Thanks so much for joining us over at Flat Friends - hope you have a lovely weekend, Em xx