Monday, October 13, 2008

High Hopes and Dirty Dozen Challenges

Hello!!! I hope you had a great weekend!!! On Saturday we went to Stillwater and enjoyed the beautiful scenery!! We have not been there in quite some time and had no idea how busy it would be!!!
I finished up on a few cards tonight after work and wanted to share with you!!! My first card is for the High Hopes challenge #3 posted on their blog yesterday. The challenge was to use stitching in your card. I chose to faux stitch around the image. This image is Bear-ly Warming Up. Isn't he fun!!!! I thought it would be an appropriate image given how cool it is starting to get. Yuck!! But I just love him, he is so fun!!!! I colored the image using my Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol and blending stumps. I added a small amount of Liquid Applique to the marshmallows. The image and base card are White Select from Papertrey, the image panel is mounted on Chocolate Chip. I added a piece of Handsome Hunter to the base card, cut the 2 small panels into 2 x 2 squares in Chocolate Chip cardstock, then adding a small sqare of dp from Stampin Up! that I received from my friend Cyndee (*waving hi*), thanks so much Cyndee!!!! I then added Espresso Bella Baubles to finish off the outside of the card. On the inside I stamped a few marshmallows along the bottom of the card.

My second card is for the Central Theme Dirty Dozen challenge. For the central theme we were to use vivid colors. I used a few of the new colors that Stampin Up! came out with in August. This card also qualifies for the Product and Materials challenge, coloring mediums. I used both Copic markers and of course my Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol and blending stumps. The image is from Inky Antics, Cupcake Chef. I really love cupcakes so when I needed to order more stumps I couldn't pass this one by!! The base card, image panel and Party Time panel is again White Select from Papertrey. I cut the cupcake chef out using my oval Nestabilities and cut out a scalloped oval in basic black. I used Riding Hood Red cardstock behind the chef and the Party Time panel. The ribbon is also Riding Hood Red. The Party Time sentiment is from Amuse. They have so many fun sentiments and the fonts are a lot of fun too!! I used my new tag Nestabilites for the sentiment panel, added some black brads and popped that panel up using dimentionals.

My final card for today is for the Dirty Dozen Sketch challenge. I had a lot of fun with this one!! I love sketch challenges!!!! This image is We're all Ears from High Hopes. They are so cute!!! For this card I used Very Vanilla for the base card and image panel. I colored the image using my Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol and blending stumps. I cut the image panel out using my circle Nestabilites, the second and third panels were cut out using my scallop Nestabilites. I used basic black and Always Artichoke. The designer paper is the fun paper that Denise sent me from K & Co. I love the paper!!! The card seemed to be missing something so I used some orange baubles I have and I really like the look of it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!!


  1. Awesome cards my friend!! Love them!

  2. your card is so cute, I love your bear!! thank you for joining us.

  3. These are great Lori!!! I love the baubles on the last one. And I never did care for that HH Bear...until now...AWESOME!

  4. WOW! Youve been a busy stamping girl!LOL! Love all of them!!!

  5. Great job on all your cards Lori!! But the bear is my favourite!!! In fact I just played with him today too!! Thanks for joining in the fun with our challenge!!

  6. Wow!! all your cards are Fabulous!! I love what you've done with this HH Bear!!..Thanks for entering my blog candy...Good Luck!!....Ila


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