Monday, April 4, 2011

A Skipping Stones Sketch and a Play Date Cafe Color Challenge

Hello friends and followers.  I hope you all had a good weekend.  Today I have two cards for your viewing pleasure.  The first was created using Sketch SSD70 from Skipping Stones Design:
I flipped it 180 degrees and created this card using their Grey Hares set:
I used this cool birthday candle edger punch from EK Success that was a get well soon gift from my dear friend Barbie (Hi Barbie! - waving) and replaced the 3 embellishments with the trio of balloons image from this set.  I used some colored Martha Stewart twine for the balloon strings and the patterned paper is from a Birthday Extravaganza mat stack from Hobby Lobby.

My second card was created for The Play Date Cafe's 75th color challenge stemming from this inspirational picture:

So I created this card using the colors of pink, blue and silver:

Oddly, this card involves no stamping (gasp!).  The ellies were punched from Pretty in Pink and Baja Breeze cardstocks using my Martha Stewart elephant punch - I simply pulled the ear flaps up in opposite directions so they can face one another.  I used a piece of brushed silver cardstock that was embossed using the Swiss Dots CB EF and adhered a tiny hot pink heart-shaped rhinestone above the couple and tiny silver domes to their eyes (I kinda like how they match the embossed dots in the background, don't you?).  I added a pretty white organdy ribbon with silver accents in the center from Michaels at the top to complete the card.  I figure it will be perfect for an anniversary - or even Valentine's day.

This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:
The Paper Variety 1-2-3 Challenge - 1 rhinestone heart, 2 cute ellies, 3 layers of cardstock (white base - silver - ellies)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 158 - Couples (I have a couple of ellies in love here)
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 21 - to use ribbon and punches or die cuts, and lastly
Whimsie Doodles 'Punch it Out!' Challenge - to use punches or die cuts.

Thank you all for the cool challenges and thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog.  I hope your week is off to a terrific start! 
~Crafty Math Chick

20 comments:

Suzanne said...

OHHH! I love that candle border punch!!! I have never seen that before!!! And those teeny elephants are adorable!! I love the swiss dots too!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining us on Cute Card Thursday this week!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Donna Huisinga said...

Hi There,
I saw your card over at SCS and thought it was so cute so decided to check out your blog. I see you are a new blogger too. Your blog looks great. Keep up the good work.

~jan said...

That ellie card is so adorable! Simply perfect! :) Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety1=!

Abby said...

So simple and sweet.. cute lil elephants. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Variety :)

Wendy said...

What a darling card and I LOVE that candle border punch!!! Cute, cute, cute!!! Thanks for playing along this week with Skipping Stones Design!!! See you tomorrow for another great sketch!

Kandi Phillips said...

Too cute, I love your cards! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at SSD!

E.T said...

Your PDCC card caught my eye! Had to come by and say that this rocks!

patti west said...

Your cards are wonderful!! The tiny elephant cards - with the flapped up ears - is simply adorable!! Thanks for sharing w/us at The Paper Variety! :)

~amy~ said...

Lovin' both of your cards...great take on the SSD sketch...soooo fun!!! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!

Anita said...

Stunning cards! I love the elephant one.

Barb's Boys said...

So cute...love that candle border punch...thanks for playing along at Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!

Andrea Ewen said...

Both are great cards, but I really like the elegance of the second card, in its sweet simplicity...and who needs to stamp when you've got a glorious card like this? Great embossing and fabulous design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Kezzy said...

Wow fab card really bright and funky and i love the candle punch. Xx

Ruby said...

Oh how sweet, but especially your second one, it's perfectly CAS, LOVE it!!

Ruby said...

ps - Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!! I was so excited about your card I forgot to say that!!

Wendy said...

YOU HAVE A BLOG...YAY!!!!!!!
And about time...now I can stalk you even more! That punch for the bunny card is perfect for it and the balloons, nice touch! The second is precious. I have to go to a baby shower on Sunday so I think I will copy that, thanks! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

How stinkin' cute are those little elephants?? I LOVE them! THanks for playing with us at THe Play Date CAfe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Both cards are so fun--love that border punch on the first one! The second card is just too cute! Love the little elephants! FUN! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

terrymiz said...

Cute card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.