Friday, August 28, 2009

Whiff Of Joy Challenge #45 Bling / Cute Card Thursday Challenge#75 New Beginnings


Well my deep apologies to my fantastic followers who hung on while I found my umph. I did not loose my Mojo as seems to have happened to my some of my blogger friends. I just took a couple of days off to take the kids to Ohio to Cedar Point Amusement Park, and when I got back I just couldn't get my umph going to get back to card making. Then the worst thing happened. I started reading the 2nd book in the Twillight series. OMG, I couldn't stop reading. I never read like that, but over 500 pages in a week. I bought the 3rd one, and it's sitting on my counter calling me, but I promised myself that until I got a few cards done, I wasn't touching it. LOL. So here's my little card that I came up with. Whiff of Joy's Challenge this week is to use as much bling as possible. I added little pink rhinestone flowers to her hair, and glittered the baby's blanket. I wasn't sure that was enough bling so I edged my new Nestability template with glitter and added a flower rhinestone on either side of my new Nestability tag. I tried to do the grass technic that I learned from the UBER TALENTED Paula Tracy on Monday of last week. See Paula, this one doesn't look like she's on the edge of a swamp. LOL. I finished it off with another technic of Paula's sponging the color of ink called Wheat around the edges to soften it. Love how it turned out. For Cute Card Thursday their challenge this week was for a New Beginnings card. This card and stamp was perfect for it. I have had 3 neices in the last year have their first babies, and I have a nephew trying to start a family. This card will come in handy. I colored with my lyra pencil crayons and mineral spirits, and my sentiment is from My Sentaments Exactly. It's from my baby collection. Sorry for the lull in cards, but I am back now.

13 comments:

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn! Love the colour scheme and your layout is fab and of course all that bling! Know how you feel, I returned from holiday last Sunday and can't seem to get back into the swing of things! Jane x

Karen Wilson said...

Very cute Carolyn!! Oh boy, that's what happened to me when I got into the Twilight series! LOL! I was in lull till I was done, I couldn't just have the book sitting and calling me! Enjoy and happy reading and of course, falling in love with Edward :)

dolcreations said...

Beautiful Carolyn..I think you have mastered the grass technique! I love that labels punch. The colouring is superb! Great job! Get that series of books read..you are missed in the blog world!
Christine

Stay@homemommy said...

What a sweet card! You did a wonderful job. I have always wanted to make cards like this. I think I am going to have to start letting the creative juices flow. Thank you so much for sharing it is beautiful! Have a blessed day
Karrie

SweetCandyDreams said...

sweet card, nice colours :)

Giò said...

What a lovely card!!! it is soooo sweet!!!
Beautiful details and lovely papers.

Hugs
Giò

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Carolyn,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow what a sweet card!
I so love this image and your paper is so pretty and gorgeous design!
hugs
kim x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, wonderful image and sweet colours.
luv
Debby

Tanya said...

Absolutely beautiful Carolyn. Love all the glitter.

CrafteeCC (Cathy) said...

lovely card - I love the papers you have chosen!

aardvarkpest said...

Beautiful card. Love how you have added the grass. Great backing papers.

Glenda

Glitter Monkey said...

Stunning card - love your papers. Thanks for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥