Today's challenge at 365 Cards is - A Certain Sentiment.
Today's sentiment: "I Miss You" or something similar.
The picture is a free clipart from a Vintage site, I cannot remember where as I downloaded it a long time ago. Black & White Printed Paper is from Funky Hand - Salt & Pepper. Sentiment - Computer Generated Cardstock - Bazzill Raindots - Kaisercraft
Today's challenge at 365 Cards is a Recipe. Wouldn't it be nice if you just had a simple recipe to follow that only allowed for variation in colors/patterns? Here's the recipe for this card: 5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured) 4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like) 1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color 3 jewels alpha stickers That's it! Nothing more. Can it be done, and done well?
I did struggle with this challenge a bit due to not owning a lot of alpha stickers and trying to find paper to match the few that I did have.
My Recipe Bazzill cardstock used for the base card Patterned Paper - I am afraid I do not know the brand as I had cut the strip off when I previously used it. - I inked the edges of the paper. Bazzill cardstock for the Circle Kaisercraft jewels placed in the centre of 3 flowers on the patterned paper. Misc Stickers - I had trouble with this because I don't buy alpha stickers, but I did purchase a cheap mini album which had these alpha stickers in it - saved the day.
I received this award today from Pam - Mackenzie Mae Designs. Pam is the owner who came up with the idea of 365 Cards - 365 Cards. Pam's designs are just beautiful and very creative. She always leaves encouraging and lovely comments on everyone's blog which is very heart warming.
The rules for the award: The winner may put the logo onto their blog. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.Nominate 10 blogs. Put links to their blogs. Leave a message for the nominees.
Today's challenge at 365 Cards is Recycled Elements - We were challenged to recycle at least one thing and add it to our card. We were asked to look around and see if we can find something that might not ordinarily be used on a card. I am not sure if my card fits the challenge description. I used a muesli bar box for the base of the card and the tag. 100% Recycled Double Sided Cardstock from K&Company for the flowers. Recycled & Biodegradable Twine - from my DH gardening supplies. See D's Stamp - Cabana I used nestabilities for the flowers and then sanded the edges.
And my last recycled element was the light box I took the photo of the card in - I made it out of an empty Nappy Box and cutting one side out and added some Picture Framing Backboard around the sides and a halogen lamp.
I received this award from Diana, Bex, Deanne, Rose and Alicia who are very talented and generous ladies whom I have 'met' from 365 Cards. They always take the time to visit my blog and leave encouraging and lovely comments. Thank You ladies for this Award.
The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
Today's challenge at 365 Cards is Fun With Fruit - We were asked to create a card with fruit on it. Sorry about the picture it is a bit dull - I will try and take another one in the morning and post it. Patterned Paper - Pink Petticoat Image/Sentiment - Pink Petticoat Misc Ribbon Ink
Today's challenge at 365 Cards is Tuesday's Trio - Brad, Blossom, and Circle. We were asked to use these three items somewhere on our card. Paper - DCWV - La Creme Flowers - Stash Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts Ribbon Brads Circles - Nestabilities Rain Drops - KaiserCraft
I made a card today for 2s4y that also fits the challenge as well. Here is my card
Today's challenge at 365 Cards is Picture This - The flower photo above was supplied to give us inspiration. This is what I came up with - due to the colour and being 10.30pm I am unable to acquire a good photo - but I will try again tomorrow. I am not sure about the Hibiscus flowers - I think I will change that to a big Black and Red flower.
I received my very first blog award from Amy Tsuruta Designs who I 'met' through 365 Cards. She is on the DT for 365 Cards and always has an encouraging comment on my challenge cards, even if they are very ordinary at times. Go check out her blog her creations always give me a smile and are alway such fun.
The Lemonade Stand Award is for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude.
To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award:
- Comment on this blog.
- Cut and paste the award logo and use it in your own blog.
- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
- Link to your nominees within your blog post.
- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.
I would like to nominate the following 10 awesome bloggers for this award:
Today's scoring challenge at 365 Cards is to score your pattern. This can be very simple or it can be fancy, and either way the resulting texture can really add nicely to the overall look of the card. I used my Scor-Pal to make the score lines in my card.
Today is the 5th day of Scor-It week at 365 Cards. Today's scoring challenge is a Pop-Up Card. For a link on how to make the card on the site, pop over to Amy's blog. I used my Scor-Pal to make the folds, this is my very first Pop-Up Card. PP DCWV Sweet Stack Ribbon - Making Memories Flowers & Brads - Stash h & b - cut on Cricut with Pooh Font Cartridge. Stamped words - Misc Stamp
Today is the 3rd day of Scor-It week at 365 Cards.
Today's scoring challenge is a Tri-Fold Card. For Step-by-step instructions on how to make the card on the site, pop over to Tammy's blog. I used my Scor-Pal to make the folds, This is my very first Tri-Fold Card and I found it quite easy to make, but I think my card is one of those "What Was I Thinking" with the papers.
Today at 365 Cards is the first day of Scor-It Week.
The first scoring challenge is a gift card holder. Pam provided a tutorial on how to make one on her personal blog .
I have never made a gift card holder before, but following Pam's tutorial and using my Scor-Pal I found it very easy to put together until I had to decorate it - I looked at it for a long time and tried a lot of different combinations before I came up with this simple design. I think I need more practice on decorating little projects, I will have to make a few more of these gift card holders for Christmas.
Starting Sunday- 12th April 2009, instead of a sketch, they will kick off the week with a scoring challenge, and each day the rest of the DT will bring you their take on a challenge, along with a tutorial on their blogs. We'll also be blogging about the very popular Scor-it Board and Scor-it Mini. Don't worry, though, you don't need anything other than a simple scoring tool (a bone folder or stylus will do)to participate. So hop on over to 365 Cards and take a look around and join in on the fun.
Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to Stamp a background pattern on some card stock - otherwise, do not use patterned paper, but feel free to stamp away! I am fairly new to stamping so my creation is not quite perfect - but as it is a challenge I had a go. Stamps Used: Kelly Panacci - Funky Flowers & 360 Degrees for the background. Misc Swirl stamp for the middle border. Hero Arts - Birthday Messages.