Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Challenge...

We've had some gorgeous spring weather here lately, and it's hard to be inside during the day (well, except for the constant sneezing caused by the pollen brought out by the gorgeous spring weather...LOL).  But I did manage to finish a few more cards!

The first was for this week's "Spring is Love" challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. Challenged to use colors from this inspiration photo...

and to use flowers, polka dots, and a heart, I came up with this...

For the heart requirement of the challenge, I used a piece of crocheted lace, and colored the outlines of the hearts with an EK Success water pen and Spun Sugar Distress Ink...

And although the image collage does have flower images, I couldn't resist adding a few more mini paper roses and leaves along the side...

Patterned papers: KaiserCraft Spirograph/Spiro (green dot); Collage Press Joyride/Wonderland (pink dot)
Collage Press/Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue collection (stripe)
Paper Doily: Wilton     Paper roses & Pearl flourishes: Prima      Loose pearls: Recollections
Paper leaves: Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents die     Hug Snug seam binding    
Heart lace: TheFunkieJunkie on    
Digi collage elements: The Graphics Fairy (floral and label); Kellie Mize/Designer Digitals (paper);
Designer Digitals free design (corner stamp)

I'll be back in a few minutes with a masculine birthday card post (you're not going crazy if you were here earlier and saw the birthday card here...I did a quick post-and-run earlier today and didn't remember to put my challenge card in a post by itself...Doh!...I had a good blonde moment, I guess!)


  1. OHhh, those are so special...sorry my comments drfopped off the face of the earth...hubby had a heart attack and has been keeping me busy!
    Fianlly have a little time again to papercraft and browse through all the crafty blogs I follow! What joy!
    Love both cards...but especially the second as I know how hard it is to make a great masculine card.

    1. Thank you, Maureen! (wrote you some more over on your pretty flowers post...:) )

  2. Such beautiful cards! The first one is my favorite. Love your embellishment of the roses, patterned layers and lace trim. The second is a fabulous masculine card, that I can still enjoy;) Fabulous work Kathy!

  3. Absolutely breathtaking, Kathy -- WOW!!! Thanks so much for sharing this little beauty with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

    Please be sure to review our rules page and only include your submission for the current challenge in your post in order to be eligible for the weekly prizes and honors!

    1. Where's that red-faced smilie when you need it? Thank you for the sweet comments, Debbie!

  4. Gorgeous card! I so Love the lace you used! Thanks for joining us at the shabby tearoom.

  5. Gorgeous card! Love all the flowers, bling, and dp...very well done!

  6. Beautiful!!! I love it, the center piece is gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along at The Shabby Tea Room!

  7. Beautiful and shining. Love your roses and lace.

  8. WOW! Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your win at the Shabby Tea Room!


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