Thursday, May 26, 2011


Hello friends & followers.  I hope you are well.  Today I have two cards for your viewing pleasure.  The first was created for Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge 53 using the colors sand, light blue and light green inspired by this picture:

Here is my card:
This card is special to me because I won the stamp set I used to create it, Nautic-COOL by Wilson Designs by competing in last week's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge and I really, really like it!  So I hope this encourages you to enter some of the OTWC challenges yourself so that you can win some cool prizes too, I think Kim even gives you a second entry if you use Wilson Designs stamps (SWEET!).  The sails and boat were paper pieced from a retired Stampin' Up! hostess patterns pack.  The entire panel is raised on Pop Its and then the little life-preserver (isn't it darling?) further raised up - I used a 1/4" circle punch to carve out the center and weave this cool, thick jute cord through to secure it for a further Nauticool effect.  ;)  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:
Wee Memories Challenge 57 - Stamp It! (images were stamped),
Paper Sundaes Challenge 70 - Pop It Up! (I used two layers of dimensionals here), and
Charisma Cardz Challenge 21 - Boy oh Boy! (make a card for a man or a boy).

My second card was created for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 138 over at Splitcoaststampers.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card based on it using TE's 'For the Love of Cupcakes' set:
That adorable patterned paper is by Doodlebug (I am pretty sure I got it from one of TE's cool kits that they sell with coordinating papers, ribbons, glitter and other embellishments years ago).  I added yellow and cotton candy Stickles to two of the cupcakes and attached petite rhinestones using a craft knife to the last one.  I thought a little celery button tied with some pink twine would be a nice accent for balance at the bottom corner with the sentiment.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges as well:
Karen's Doodles Challenge 64 - Make it Sparkle!,
inky Impressions Challenge 16 - Shine On! (use sparkly or shiny elements), and
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 155 - to make a birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by to view my creations and read my ramblings.  I hope you have a wonderful evening!
~Crafty Math Chick


Theresa said...

Hi Meredith - your sail boat card is AMAZING!! I love it. Today was our end of year party and I don't think I ever want to see another cupcake again - but your card is too cute!

~Tammy~ said...

My my my, this is just darling! I love how you threaded jute through the life-preserve...very nauti-cool! Thanks for using Wilson Designs Stamps and joining in the fun at OTWC! Good Luck!

Emily Keaton said...

These are adorable, Meredith! Your sailboat is looking especially fine. :)

Anita said...

Congrats on winning! The card is stunning! The cupcake card is perfect.

sara said...

very sweet card love that sentiment thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

ChristineCreations said...

I love how you've used the buoy and the twine on that first card! Such a great CAS style.

Perfect paper on the cupcakes too!

Leah l'Orange said...

these are fabby! love love love the simplicity of that first card, and the use of the charm is PERFECT with the twine! thanks so much for playing along at Charisma! xo

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Two beautiful creations here!! I adore your boat and your cupcake creation looks so yummy and FUN!! :)Thanks so much for joining us at the Inky Impressions Challenges!! Smiles, *Vicki* - Sr. Inkette DT

Monique said...

Such cute cards:)..Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles this week :)

Jackie said...

Both cards are just fabulous! I love all the shine and the layouts you used on both! Thank you for playing along with us at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog!

Chris said...

cute cards! I love that little sailboat, it's brilliant in its simplicity. the cupcakes look good enough to eat.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.