Thursday, February 16, 2012

1-2-3 challenges

Hi everyone. I have 3 challenge cards for you today. It's still snowing, what else am I going to do.
My first card is for Merry Monday. What a great sketch and what am I going to do come November when I usually make my christmas cards

Here is the card I came up with.

My card is Old Olive with a touch of Real Red. I really like how it came out. The stamp sets are Holiday line up and So many sayings. I used the snowflake embossing folder and oval punches. I also used the window punch and the modern label punch. I colored my image with markers and add a little flocking to their hats.

For card number 2 I'm playing along with Sweet Sunday sketch. This one was a challenge for me. I had a stamp set in mind and there was no changing it.

Here's what I came up with.

This is a 5" x 5" card. I used Old olive, Pretty in pink, And Whisper white. The stamp sets are Garden from the heart and Well scripted. On the pink strip I embossed using the Perfect dots folder. The images are all water colored.and a silk bow finishes it off.

Now for Card  number 3:
This one is for Freshly made Sketches. I actually made two cards, because my first one was UGLY. I wanted to get away from flowers and hearts. Maybe do something manly. So I went with a fishing theme. But no, you shouldn't try to force yourself out of the flower mode. I am happy with my second one. After all it's flowers and hearts.  Here is the sketch.

I love this sketch and the design team did some great cards with it. Here is my card.

My colors are Real red, Marina mist, Old olive, and Whisper white. The stamp sets I used are Mixed bunch 
( my new all time favorite ), It's a wrap holiday, and Short and sweet. I added a little texture using Love words and Perfect dots folders. All my stamping is heat embossed and the leaves are die cut using Spellbinder dies.
Well that's my cards and I  have now made 57 challenge cards for the year. I think I will end up making my 365 challenge cards goal.
I hope you liked my cards and please stop back again.


Bonnie said...

Wow! You've really been busy! Great job on all these challenges.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards! They are all lovely!

My Creative Side said...

Love all the little extras on your card. Beautiful!

Jen Timko said...

These are all so pretty! I have to say that the flower zone looks good on you! :-) Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

Fabulous cards Karen! Those snowmen are a favourite of mine! Thank you for joining me at Freshly Made Sketches and at Merry Monday!!!

Shelia said...

very pretty cards!

Kim Evans said...

Super cute!! These little guys are a favorite of mine. Thanks for the smile!!

Tui Nathan said...

Fabulous array of cards, they are all beautiful ... love the big bold flower!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Rita said...

57 cards? Impressive! I love the colors of your Freshly Made Sketches card. Very bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us this week.

Jen said...

Great bunch of cards! You've been busy. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

Wonderfully cheerful, pretty flower!!