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:
- Digital Tuesday Challenge 135 (DTC135) - Cute & Cuddly with a digi image,
- The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Let's Hear It for the Boys (to make a masculine card),
- Stamps R Us Challenge - Masculine Theme, and
- Charisma Cardz Challenge 44 - Cutesty.
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