Saturday, February 7, 2009

Challenge Time... and an oops!!!

Good morning all! I've been crafting... yahoo :) I made a card to enter in the caardvarks challenge to use a heart. I swear that I stumbled across a blog with a challenge to use a heart, but it couldn't be pink so I used a different colour... however, now I haven't the slightest clue what challenge that was! LOL I asked all the girls in the cricutlovers group to see if I could figure it out, but alas, noone seems to know the challenge I'm referring to! Oh well... I love the card anyway.
I used the skunk paper piecing by precious piecings and stamps from Studio G, Inkadinkadoo and CTMH with stickles of course! The paper is regular cardstock, coredinations and rob & bob studio slab

So, what's the oops you say? Well, last night I spent the evening designing the cutest card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge using a circle card (and a Penny Black Stamp of course!) however, when I was done it was 11pm and I didn't have very good light for pictures and so I figured I'd get up this morning and take pics and post. Yeah, I totally forgot that last night was FRIDAY and it was due by midnight. I awoke shortly after midnight from a bad dream telling me that I was too late to enter the challenge! You know you're spending too much time online and thinking about crafts when you dream about stuff like that! aughhh... anyway, I just adore the card regardless and it's for my friend whose birthday is on Monday so it's okay. I'm just disappointed to not have a chance at the cute little downloads they were offering up!
Anyway, I went to their site this morning and I do think that this card qualifies for the romance theme they are asking for this week. Since it is a new card (less than 12 hrs old!) and made with Penny Black in mind, I hope it qualifies for this weeks challenge :)

I used Stamps from Penny Black Critter Party, and Inkadinkadoo, coloured with Copic Markers, Paper from Basic Grey's Bittersweet and Eva packs as well as regular cardstock, paper flowers from my little satchel of them (maker??), brad and stickles (of course!) and stampendous black embossing powder.

This card is the first time that I have embossed my image prior to colouring with my copics (not that I've been colouring with copics for very long, or stamping for that matter!) and let me just say WOW... I will never colour my images prior to embossing again unless I absolutely have to. What a difference... if you haven't tried it, you owe it to yourself to do so ASAP!

Well, I'm off for now,

Happy crafting!


  1. Oh very cute, love the circle card and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC.. have a great weekend
    Tracie :)x

  2. oh this is super the papers and your cute puppy image......thanks for playing along this week at PBSC and have a great weekend
    hugs Kath xxxx
    If you look on the sidebar on the PB blog you will see instructions on how to link your card

  3. How adorable are those little guys ... fabulous card.

  4. Hi there! Gorgeous card for the ramance challenge - would also be fab for the circle card challenge"! love your image and pretty paper. Don't foget hun that if you are in EST timezone you are 5 hours behind the UK, so midnight Friday in Ontario it's already Saturday morning in the UK! (if you are inCentral timezone, adjust accordingly lol!)
    Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week. Have a great weekend.
    Pauline x

  5. That is sooooo stinkin CUTE!!!!!

  6. Lovely card, that image is just so cute :-) The colouring is excellent too !!

  7. Great cards! The dog stamp is so cute! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
    Beth xx

  8. OMG! tooooooooooo stinkin' cuuuuuuuute!!! :) (sorry for the worst pun ever, but it HAD to be done!)

  9. Aww, Lauren took my "stinkin' cute" comment. I'll just go with "beautiful job!!!"

  10. he he he... the pun is great! thanks for popping by to have a look... oh, and for the update on the time zone... phew, saved me from another "mishap" I'm sure!

  11. love both cards!! too bad you missed the deadline for the challenge and couldn't find the one challenge (I heard of it too but counldn't find it either). you did great on the cards!!