Saturday, September 29, 2012


I didn't think the challenges could get much harder on Paper Secrets CYAO challenge but this weeks took a lot of searching for needed materials.  Fortunately I have a large stash and just needed to make a few modifications.  The challenge was to use the Mojo Monday sketch but to include 3 of the following:
2" wide ribbon
handmade pinwheel
heat embossed background stamp
raw unpainted chipboard alphas

I have a great background stamp and some gold embossing powder, and the shape had to be square or round and the only square cards with envelopes I have are red so that narrowed things down a bit.  I knew I had some wide ribbon but discovered that most of it was not wide enough and a few were too wide.  I opted to cut down the too wide to the 2" requirement so I am now down to my last choice.  I went in search of my chipboard and tried to think of how I would use it.  I thought about a monogram - but for what or whom?  Then I searched out letters and found that NOEL would fit so now I am ready to create.  I also had a chipboard square that I thought went well with the design.  I wanted to put something inside of it and had some real searching to do.  After trying several things I discovered this little red cardinal on a circle.  This worked perfectly and would also meet another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash who has a challenge to use an animal or bird on our card for this week.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my creation:

Not sure if I will get to more creating this weekend as it is Michael's birthday but if I do I'll be sure to post!  Hope that you have enjoyed stopping by.  Have a great weekend!


  1. That is one long list of required supplies! You did a great job, though. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. very pretty and festive!
    Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)