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Monday, July 25, 2011

Guest Designer at The Crazy Challenge: July 25-31 (my 1st as a Cardmaker)

It was pleasant news and a surprise when I received an e-mail from Kelly of The Crazy Challenge asking me to be their Guest Designer for the week. . . . albeit make a card for them.  This is my 1st GD Spot, as a cardmaker.  Though, I'm more of a scrapper than a cardmaker, I obliged for it's a new adventure for me.  And I can't be more happier! =)

The Crazy Challenge for the week (CCH77) is Ribbons (July 25-31, 2011) sponsored by Sassy Studios Designs.  I've created (2) cards with Sassy Studios images for this Guest Designer Spot:

Inspiration Sketch for Wedding Ribbon Card

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp, Pattern Paper: Daisy D's, Digi Image: Sassy Studios Designs' "Bella Bride", Flowers: Prima, Thread: DMC, Gel Pen: All About Scrapbooking, Pencils: Colleen, Other: Ribbons, Sketch: Peachy Keen Stamps, TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

DESIGN NOTES:  I chose the dainty print of Daisy D's for background paper set against my gray cardstock.  I neatly adhered the wide pink ribbon on the lower portion across and did a zig-zag stitch by hand around the pp for texture.  

It took time for me to conceptualize the design for the image and the flower.  The image which is Sassy's "Bella Bride" are in 3 layers: 1st layer in lavender printed together with the oval was cut into shape with the image taken not as a whole, the 2nd layer in cream cardstock was in whole fussy cut for the skin color, and the 3rd layer in white cardstock fussy cut for the dress only.  I then colored with pencils the hair, lips, roses on the gown & the bouquet.  The base layer was 1st adhered to a gray oval which was scalloped-cut with scissors, outlined in black pen with hand-stitching applied in dark green thread for more texture.  The scalloped oval where dotted with pink pastel gel pen for some sparkle.  After which I adhered the 2 layers of fussy cut whole image, one-by-one with glue dots for dimension.

The flowers were 3 individual flowers neatly layered on top of each other with a green satin ribbon fashioned accordingly at the back.

Inspiration Sketch for Christmas Ribbon Card

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Pattern Paper: Nikki Sivils, Digi Image: Sassy Studios Designs "Baby It's Cold Outside", Sentiment: Nikki Sivils, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Bow Ribbon: All About Scrapbooking, Other: Satin Ribbon, Sketch: Little C's, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Provo Craft's Paper Shapers.

Do drop by The Crazy Challenge to view the DTs inspirational works.  And if you're in the mood for a challenge, why not join in on the fun. =)

CHALLENGES ENTERED (1st Card - Wedding Ribbon Card):

1.  Flourishes  (FTTC127) – inspired by the colors of the inspiration photo (Crate & Barrell – Summerlin Furniture Collection)       
2. Deep Ocean Challenge #4 – Ribbons   
3.  Papertake Weekly Challenge – Getting Cute    
4.  Crafts and Me Challenge #44 – Add a Flower    
5.  7 Kids College Fund Challenge #26 – Texture    
6.  4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #47 – Wedding   
7.  Art Impressions Stamps Challenge 25 – Stitching Faux or Real   
8.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge #13 – Anything Goes with Digital Delights   
9.    Crafty Sentiments Designs – Happy Ever After   
10.  Ruby’s Rainbow C#8 – Vintage & DT call
11.  Bee Crafty Challenge 52 – Wedding Wishes  
12.  Paper Creator’s Crafts Challenge #3 – Wedding
13.  Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 121 – photo inspiration & GDT Call
14.  Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #38 – Use a Digi Image  
15.  Simon Says Stamp and Show – Anything Goes 
16.  Stamps & Fun = Creativity Challenge #57 – No Sentiment  
17.  Practical Scrappers Challenge Me Tuesday Anniversary Bingo - (pattern paper, ribbon & stamps = diagonal)
18.   The Paper Variety - Tic Tac Toe!! (1st column down: hand stitching, make a card, & color pink included)

CHALLENGES ENTERED (2nd Card - Christmas Ribbon Card):

1. Creative Belli Challenge #122 – Christmas in July   
2.  DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #23 – Christmas in July   
3.  The House that Stamps Built DCC720 – Glitter Challenge   
4.  The Paper Shelter Challenge #23 – Color Green   
5.  Delightful Challenges – Christmas in July   
6.  The Rubber CafĂ© Challenge #27 – Christmas in July
7.  Christmas Stampin’All Year Long – All About You
8.  Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 92 – No Pink or Blue Allowed  
9.  Jellypark Friends 1st Challenge – Christmas in July   
10.  Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge 26 – Glitter or Bling   
11.  Simply Create #48 – Christmas Time   
12.  Winter Wonderland – The Holly & The Ivy
13.  Christmas Inspirations Challenge 29 – Free Christmas Project   
14.  Creative Inspirations Challenge 64 – Xmas in July   
15.  Creative Inspirations Paint – Inspire By: Christmas   
16.  Gingerloft Challenge GL22 – Make It Sparkle
17.  Craft Your Passion Challenge 68 – Christmas in July   
18.  Paper Creations Ink Challenge#5 – Christmas in July   
19.  Polly Craft Monday Challenge #103 – Christmas in July
20.  Practical Scrappers Challenge Me Tuesday Anniversary Bingo - (pattern paper, ribbon & stamps = diagonal)



  1. you did a nice job on your cards! really like the ruffled frame on your Christmas card. thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :)

  2. Well done. The Christmas card is fabolous. Thanks for joining us at Christamas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us again soon.

  3. That's a lot of bling! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

    DT Member

  4. Kathleen - the wreath effect with the ribbon is super!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  5. Great card! Looks smashing! Thanks for playing with us over at the TPS challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  6. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  7. For a first-time card maker you have done a fabulous job -- on both cards above! Welcome to the Crazy Challenge and thanks for joining us!

  8. Lovely! I especially like the ribbon wreath. Thanks for joining us at the Art Impressions challenge. Hope to see you again next week.

  9. Congratulations on your GD that you've done it once, you're going to want to do it some more lol. Your cards are beautiful...I love the way you did the ribbon on your Christmas card and the added glitter glue! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Christmas in July ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  10. Great all the stitching. I need to do more of that! Thanks for entering the Art Impressions Challenge #25. Hope you win!
    AI design team

  11. Fantastic cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

  12. Thanks for playing this week at 4 Crafty Chicks...awesome job!

  13. Your Christmas card is brilliant x

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  14. Pretty card, love the ribbon detailing. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  15. Kathleen, this is fantastic! Wonderfully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Inspiration challenge this week!

  16. Wonderful cards!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  17. Kathleen, both cards are just beautiful! I'm so happy to see that you were inspired by the FTTC...thank you for playing along with us! Hugs ~S~

  18. Great card. Love the ribbon wreath. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

  19. Hi Kathleen
    A fabulous card great colour's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  20. Congrats on your GD-appointment and thanks for joining us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY with this lovely card!

  21. Both just gorgeous love the LO & colors of both!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  22. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator Crafts, lovely card.

    Julie xx

  23. Fabulous card - love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Jenni x

  24. How modern the wedding ribbon card is. Really like it!
    Thanks for entering Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge--Renee, Simon Says Stamp

  25. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us again soon.

  26. Very cute- I love the wreath! Thanks for joining us at PCI this week.

  27. great take on this weeks challenge at the Winter Wonderland and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    I have candy if you are interested

  28. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.


  29. We're so glad you joined Digistamps 4 Joy in our Christmas in July Challenge. Thanks for entering!
    luv n huggz

  30. Such nice card. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  31. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark.

  32. What a beautiful Card that you for Joining us at Craft your Passion Challenges:) Look forward to seeing more of your work.

  33. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges - Good luck! Great card! Love the Sassy image!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Juelmarie DT

  34. Both cards are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  35. What a fabulous Wedding card!! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts for our Wedding's Theme. Hugs. Karen (Head D.T.)xx

  36. what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at TPS.....


  37. Kath,
    This is sooo nice! I love your coloring and all of your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  38. I´m so happy to have you as a guest designer with us this week at the crazy challenge! Your cards are amazing! I love this big Flower and the wonderful colored image at the first card and the bright colors and creative use of the ribbon at the second card! I wish you a wonderful summertime, hugs Dominique

  39. Great wedding card, love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  40. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  41. Beautiful cards! I love the details like the stitching on the first and the ribbon on the second.

    Thank you for posting my blog candy in your side bar. Good luck in the draw!

  42. These are gorgeous, love your wedding card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  43. Fabulous card thank you for joining us at RRC this time hope you will join us again xx

  44. both cards are wonderful kathleen, very pretty
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

  45. love your coloring-amazing!!!

  46. Fabulous Christmas card lovely image and colours thank you for joining our challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    Lorraine x

  47. Thanks for being a GD on the Crazy Challenge your card is fab. Thank you also for your lovely comment about mine. Hugs Pam x

  48. Hi Kathleen, what a beautiful wedding card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Bee Crafty. Hugs, Denise x

  49. Beautiful Creation Love your work

    Thanks for Joining us at Paper

    Creations Ink

  50. A gorgeous card! Love those colors you used. The paper is awesome!! And the image is so cute. …..
    So happy that you have joined us at SFC……

  51. Wonderful work - really pretty DP and the image is lovely. Your stitching is perfect and I love the ribbon treatment. Congratulations on your first GDT spot! So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  52. Super cute card! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

  53. Cute card! nice image and colors. TFS with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Zulma DT

  54. what a cute card...thanks for playing with us at TPV

  55. Great Card!

    Thank-you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week.

    Happy Crafting
    Sam xx