Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Gem of a Challenge Sketch

I have to admit I entered this challenge because I'm greedy--I think the prize is absolutely wonderful. But, I also entered it because the sketch was perfect to make this birthday card for my BIL, and I'm happy with how it turned out. I really struggle with masculine cards, but think I did okay. I flocked the flowers and I'm not sure why, but doing so took the frilliness out of them, if that makes any sense. It was my first flocking attempt, and I loved it. I will definitely be doing more in the future.

I also LOVE this color combination. I have wanted to use it for a while, but never could find papers that worked, until I found these. I think they'll be perfect for Valentine's Day Cards.


My Mind's Eye papers--Bohemia Collection
Inkadinkado stamp
Inkadinkado flocking blue
Stampin' Up "Birthday Wishes" stamp
Stampendous embossing powder--white opaque
Making Memories eyelets

I'm entering it in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge -- sketch
I Did It Creations Blog -- blue
Let's Ink it Up -- anything goes
Pile it On Challenges -- anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog -- sentiment can only have two words
Totally Paper Crafts -- birthday
The Sisterhood of Craftsers -- birthday
Two Sisters Challenge Blog -- flowers
Stamp Something -- anything goes
Meljen's Designs -- square card
Creative Cottage Challenge -- use something new (My flowers stamp is new.)
My Partner in Crafting Crime -- use something new


  1. oohhh I love the layout of your card and the colours are fab thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs linda x

  2. Beautiful card, great stamping, love the papers too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

  3. beautiful color scheme!! so glad you could join us at 2 Sisters!

  4. Fabulous layout and colors! Thanks so much for joining The Sisterhood Birthday Challenge! We hope to see you again next challenge.

  5. A lovely card,I love this image and your colours and papers are gorgeous..Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge....
    Mandy x

  6. Beautiful card, what stunning colours! Thanks for joining us at LIIU
    Claire xx

  7. The colours are fab... love how you did the folded corner!! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

  8. Stunning card and I love the way you added the tag.
    Thanks for joining A Gem of A Challenge this week and good luck.
    Caroline (GDT) xxx

  9. Wow. I love that you are doing this and blogging about it. I can't wait to add your site to Google Reader.

  10. a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Blue challenge this week over at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

  11. Beautiful card...love MME paper!

  12. Wonderful cards! I love the colors you used.
    Thank you for joining our “Square or Round ” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


  13. Gorgeous card :-) the image is beautiful and the papers and colours are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts and Stamp Something Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
    Debbie x

  15. I love the colors you picked! Terrific job! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at PIO and Aud Sentiments! We hope to see you back next week!

  16. You're flocking is awesome! Great card =) Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!