Friday, June 19, 2009

2 cards 4 challenges......

It rained all stinkin' day yesterday so I got to make 2 cards. The girls were occupied with cleaning the basement (yeah right) so I didn't have many interruptions.
The first card is for the ROP challenge of using flowers along with using another challenge. So I picked Stamp with Fun's challenge of dots. (I also paper pieced for Just Magnolia but I am to late!!) ROP are having a Guest DT call for the new blog and I would love to have a chance to work with the adorable stamps ~ also Summer that banner is the cutest!!
Anyways here is my card:I have had this cute little Tilda sitting here on my desk forever waiting to be used and this was just the perfect challenge for her!

Paper: My Mind's Eye
Inks: distressed Inks
Accessories: flowers ~ Prima, ribbon ~ Paper Cellar, pearls ~ Kaiser Crafts, sentiment ~ Catslife Press


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This next card is also for two challenges. When I seen that the CCT challenge was tags I just had to use the perfect sketch from The Next Level. These challenges were made for each other!! (LOL)I have had this image half colored forever as well!! I am using more MME paper. I am just in love with there lines and they come out with easier patterns to work with!! I embossed the main image mat with the cuttlebug and sanded all my edges down. This paper sands so nicely!

Paper: MME 29th Street Market
Inks: Distress inks, Twinkling H2o's
Accessories: button and twine ~ stash, mesh ~ Nikki's shop


Well thanks so much for sticking around for my long post! I hope you all have a great week-end! My hubby is on vacation next week so we are hoping to get some stuff around the house accomplished and some short day trips in. I just hope the weather improves!!

39 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow your cards are just amazing!!!
I love your beautiful images and wonderful colouring!
Such pretty paper and gorgeous detail!
Have a fabulous week with your family and I hope that weather improves!
hugs
kim x

Tara said...

Stunning cards Katy! I love all the papers and embellishments you've used.
The little boy fishing in your second card looks so sweet! xx

papercraftsbyrach said...

gorgeous cards sweetie, they are fantastic, good luck with the gdt call. hugs rachxx

Andrea said...

Two pretty cards!
xAndrea

Frances said...

Hi Kathy, both fab cards - love the girly pink one with that fab floral arrangement in the corner and your boy one is perfect too (I thought those 2 challenges were perfect together too but too lazy to make mine fit the layout LOL) Good luck with the DT call as you'd be perfect for it! Have a fab weekend. Hugs, Fran x

Elena said...

Beautiful cards! The colors for the first card are so gentle! And very neat idea with the insert for the second card! Love the papers you used!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful card, beautiful coloring! I especially like the boy fishing, your coloring is perfect!

scrappyjan said...

Hi Kathy, I hope all is well with you today.. WOW WOW on your cards.. I LOVE your work!! janny

Trudy said...

WOW!!! what a beautiful card's!!!
hugs Trudy

All Pink girl said...

Wow Katy to stunning cards xxx
love the one you have made for the challenge so beautifully coloured and added detail
hope you will join us again xxx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Di said...

WOW these are two impressive cards!!I love them both but i think i like the Tilda best. Just fab cards!!

HUgs Di xxxx

The Next Level said...

Kathy your card is just stunning, the detail and the colouring is just superb. Ann xx

Elaine said...

Both cards are just beautiful, really lovely!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow Kathy you nevber cease to take my breath away witj your fantastic creations and these two are just stunning, your colourig is just beautiful dear
Have a wonderful weekend, hope you ane the girls are well
Hugs Jacqui x

Lilian said...

You've been a busy bee! These cards are just wonderful! Awesome colorings and fabulous details as always. Have a great day!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Kathy, so beautifully coloured and so much eye catching detail, Hope you have a great week with your family, big Hugs, Nikki x

True :) said...

Darling cards Kathy!
I love the greens teals and browns you used on TNL challenge card! The image is too cute too!
Boy do I love it when my friends join us @ the next level!!!
Linda, Your cards are always stunning! You know I am a big fan!
Thisone is really awesome!
Thanks for joining us this week @ "The Next Level"!
Hugs!

the funkie junkie said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I really love the one for the Next Level challenge. The image tugs at my heartstrings and the shabbiness and sanding really bring it together. All the textures really make it a winner.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous Tilda card and love the sweet little boy.
luv
Debby

TaraG said...

Oh WOWZERS!!!! Kathy, your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! Just love both of them to bits but I do think I am partial to Tilda! She just looks so darn sweet! great paper piecing and colouring too it is fabulous! Love the pretty papers and flowers and embellies...stunning!
Hugs, t

Minx said...

Both cards are spectacular x

Anki said...

Kathy! This is just stunning! Would love to have you on the team - so I am keeping my fingers crossed for you dear! Kramis - Anki

scrappyjan said...
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scrappyjan said...

hey girlie,

I have left you something on my blog this evening... :o)

have a great week! janny

Anjou Krelovich said...

Both beautiful! Great coloring. I love the flowers on the first one and the great charm. Beautiful, beautiful work!

Linda said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. You asked about the sentiment, who's it by.
It's by *Impression Obsession-Birthday* I got the stamp from here.
http://www.stampsandmemories.co.uk

Barbara said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love your colouring it's so wonderful.
Barbara
x

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards, your colouring is perfect! I hope you're enjoying your time off with your family!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Aija said...

Hi Kathy,
Have had so many problems with my computer lately that have had no time for visits. Which is such a pity since you have done sooooo many totally amazing cards lately.
I scrolled around and it was so heard to pick my favourite to comment :) Suprisingly I ended up with this male card :) So many great details in harmony, beautiful!
Hugs,
Aija

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Kathy,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Claudia Rosa said...

Wowee sweetie your cards are super duper fab! Love the embellishments the colours and image are divine!
Hugs Claudia xxx

Scrapmumur said...

Hi Kathy,
This is simply gorgeous cards!!!
Lovely colours and details.
Thanks for joining in on my blog candy. Good luck in the draw!
Hugs, Mumur

Erin said...

2 Beautiful cards, love them both so much! Papers are to die for! Yummy.
Erin xxx

Carole said...

Two gorgeous cards Kathy. Beautiful colouring and wonderful details. Love your new stash from Nikki's!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

scrappyjan said...

hey sweetie...something for you on my blog........todays post...janny

cats whiskers said...

Great cards Kathy love the images and your great colouring, Tilda looks just so pretty, hope you are all well sweetie have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Cathy, love your papers and image hugs Jill xx

Tammy said...

Wow....your work is awe inspiring!!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!! I will definitely be following your blog!! I have only been doing this for a month now and if I can get as good as you.....

Tammi said...

Both fabulous cards, pretty colors and love the tag on that second one! Ok, you can forget the question I asked on the other card I found my answer on your first card...wow, they have lots of great stamps! :)