Monday, November 7, 2011

The Last of my HYCCT Cards

Hello friends and followers!  It took me so long to upload all my HYCCT cards to SCS that I didn't have time to post them here for you last night, so I am doing so now.  I have five for your viewing pleasure today.  The first was for a challenge to make a card inspired by 'your happy place' - well, to me, that is when I am cuddling the sweetest little dog on Earth so I made a dog card using this adorable 'I Woof You' digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps along with the sketch from their release party and some patterned paper from DCWV's Pet stack to create this card:
I really like how my copic coloring came out on this little guy.  I had no idea what to do with this little quarter circle tucked behind the intersection of the two strips so I came up with the idea of having the cute little doggie peek out from behind them.  My husband adores this card.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:

     My next card was made for the HYCCT challenge to use paper like it was ribbon.   This was the most difficult challenge for me.  I saw in the SCS gallery that a lot of folks were punching tissue paper with a border punch to resemble lace so that is what I did with some hot pink tissue paper.  It kept jamming my punch and I can't say I will be doing this again anytime in the near future, LOL, but here is my card using the cute There She Goes Clear Stamps' 'Freeze the Moment' set and The Deconstructed Sketch 26:
In addition, this card also fulls the requirements of The Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge 106, to use pink, yellow and grey based on this inspirational picture:
   My third card was for the HYCCT challenge that required us to disguise our stamping style.  I like to think my stamping style is varied and I don't really have one set style, but I rarely do any fancy folded cards so I figured I would go with that and make a center step card using Gina K. Designs' Snow Much Fun set:
This card was surprisingly easy - though it turned out requiring a large square envelope, and I rarely make card that don't fit into the standard A2 envelopes either so - double disguise.  It doesn't show up well int he photo, but the bottom is all pre-glittered paper I used to create snow mounds for this little guy.
     The fourth card was made for HYCCT's challenge to 'send a little sunshine' with a card of encouragement, so I made this one using Gina K. Designs' You Are Not Alone set:
The floral images in this set are really perfect for the thumping technique with markers.  I embossed the background using CB's Birds & Swirls embossing folder and some yummy ribbon from the Offray outlet.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the Stamp-n-Doodle's Emboss it Challenge.  
     That brings us to the last card of the five I have for you this morning, made for the HYCCT challenge to make a card with lots of girlie embellishments.  This was also a challenge for me - I would rather make a masculine card than make one with lots of foofy embellishments any day - but I stretched myself for the challenge and came up with this one using My Favorite Things' Flopsey Flowers and MFT's Gettin' Sketchy Week 44 sketch (I substituted Flopsey in for the oval), some papers from the DCWV's Flower stack, lace, velvet ribbon and prima flowers with rhinestone centers:
'Girlie' enough for you?  LOL!  This card also fulfills the requirements of the Forever Friends Bling-Bling Challenge - to use rhinestones with a cute & cuddly animal image, and I for one certainly think Flopsey is cute & cuddly.  That's it - all 33 HYCCT challenges complete!  Now to mail all of these to their new home at the UT MD Andersen Cancer Center where I hope they will spread some joy...
   Well, that is all I have for you this morning, I hope to do some stamping later today but am not sure if I will have much time after straightening up my craft room, I have a few scraps to organize and put away.  Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my creations!  I hope you have a wonderful week!
~Crafty Math Chick


Emily Keaton said...

All of these are beautiful, Meredith!! Good for you for doing all 33 challenges. That's a lot!! But such a good cause. Good luck in the draw. :)

Jacq said...

Hi there,
Absolutely Fabulous masculine card!!! Love the adorable little doggie image, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and sentiment. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Allison said...

cute cards
thanks for playing along with Charisma

Jen Shults said...

wow you have been so busy! I love all of these! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Denise said...

"You are the best thing since sprinkles"... LOVE it! I'm so glad you joined us this week in the Cafe... you're bright take on the color story is FAB!!

Donna Hanley said...

All of these cards are terrific, but I think I have to pick the first one as my favorite, probably only because of the Dog. I am a dog lover too. I just entered my first card into the Stamps R Us challenge and was amazed to see how many participants there are. A lot of very crafty ladies. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

A lovely selection of cards,all are great,i can't decide which i like the best! Very well done :D

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,best of luck!

Tammy said...

WOW all of your cards are wonderful!! I love that first card, such a sweet image!! ...and your picture of your dog is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)

SAMARA said...

Geepers: I don't know which card to comment on...except to say you are incredibly talented! Each one is sweet, sophisticated, classy, adorable...which is all to say your creative style is fantastically eclectic. How wonderful to have seen all these cards. I wish you great success in your challenges, and of course with ours at Stamp-N-Doodle. Divine Love, Samara

Ruby said...

You've been busy! I love your card for our challenge, the sprinkles sentiment really made me smile, such lovely colours. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! All of them. Especially love the center step snowman card. Great color combos. :o)

Jinny Newlin said...

So many, fantastic creations! LOVE those layered scallops on our take! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Sandy said...

Wow, what great cards! I can't decide which one I love the mostest! You've added so many pretty details ... they are just terrific. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment!

Jenni said...

All very cute! Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz challenges this week.
Jenni x