Wednesday, February 10, 2010

La-La Land Challenge *No DP*.........

Good Morning!

It is Wednesday again so that means  over at La ~ La Land
there is a new challenge ~ this week by the lovely Lisa ~ No DP!!!!

"Now, on to this week's challenge. I challenge you to make a card without using any designer/decorative paper (including any you stamp on your own). Yep, that's right... only cardstock! But you can dry emboss the cardstock layers and use whatever embellishments you want. It's sort of the old-fashioned way of card-making!"

Now that is a challenge for me!! I just didn't know where to start! haha
Once I did get started though it was probably the
fastest card I have ever made!

I decided to go with Porsha today! Isn't she adorable!
I used Blush CS from CTMH and ran it through the cuttlebug and then sanded it!
I also used Garden Green CS and crinkled it up and then sanded that.
Image was colored in with Distress inks and twinkling H20's.

You have until February 14th to leave a link for a chance to win

Well today we are getting slammed with some more snow!! I think it is
the most we have ever had since I moved here from Buffalo! It is actually
beginning to look like home!! haha

Also I wanted to know if anyone else is having problems with the internet??
I don't know if it is my computer or my service but it is so SLOW!!!!
It takes minutes to follow links and it is literally driving me crazy! I have no
desire to even come on the computer!!!!

Oh well I hope you all have a fabulous day!! I will be shoveling and probably
building one heck of a snowman!! The girls of course got the day
off of school so playing outside is inevitable!!


Elena said...

Fantastic job on this challenge, Kathy! I love the embossed candles and sanding! Looks amazing! Once again I would like to tell how much I love your coloring! The colors are so soft and gentle! You always put so much inspiration in your cards!

Kim Y. said...

great jobon the challenge, Kathy! Yup, once we get started, it's actually easy. :) love your card! Love those embossed candles! Great coloring as usual. Have a wonderful day, Kathy!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This card has beautiful balance; the colour palette is lovely and the cute image coloured perfectly! Wonderful! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Kristine said...

Hi Kathy! You make Portia look so soft and beautiful!! I love your coloring so much, and that polka-dotted skirt...sooo CUTE!! Great job with the flower embellishment and those candles--AWESOME! *Ü*

Christi said...


JenRaff said...

The embossed candles in the background really pop on this card -- great effect!

Julie said...

Wonderful - great layout and colours - love the candles, and fab colouring!! Juliex

having a {me} day said...

WOW Kathy, you did fab work with no dp!! This is AWESOME! I love the embossed candles and that image is so adorable, fabulous colours. keeleyxx

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! I think I would die if I couldn't use DP!! LOL But you really pulled it off well.

Anonymous said...

Dramatic and beautiful! My favorite kind of card! Love this creation Kathy! Pink and kraft and shabby oh my! just wonderful!
Pam Going Postal

Marina said...

Beautiful card Kathy!
Love the colours you've used and the embossing.
Great colouring and gorgeous details.


Cheryl said...

Your card is so soft and pretty, Kathy! I love it!

Kristine said...

Kathy, I received this card in the mail today along with some FABULOUS crafting goodies--THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Oh my, you are so very sweet, and I'm so touched that you sent them to ME! I LOVE THEM!!! I am enjoying being on the LaLa team so very much--it really is the friendliest place on earth *Ü* I made up a slide show just now to post the wonderful cards i received. My heart is overflowing. Thanks again!! {{hugs}}

Sonia said...

Absolutely Beautiful Card!!!
Love it!!!


Tammi said...

She's sweet, this is so pretty! Love the candle background, that's cool!