Monday, February 18, 2013


This weekend was another online crop and my normal goals for a weekend crop are 4 layouts and 4 cards.  Yesterday I obviously made the layout goal (and some).  For today I needed to complete the cards.  I was getting tired by the third but wanted to make the goal so here we are!

My first card was for the Paper Secrets CYAO challenge.  I had to use the following sketch plus 3+ hexagons and wood.  The Colorful Creations Creative Card Challenge called for using 3 patterned papers so this card also meets the criteria for that challenge.

I cut my 3 hexagons and layered them on top of each other.  Then I took a wood piece of holly.  I colored it first with markers and then to subdue it I went over the top with some black ink which I also used to ink the edges of my hexagons and circles.  I added a rub on sentiment which reads Seasons Greetings.

Here is my first card:

My second card used sketch #197 from Unscripted Sketches and the color palette challenge #102 Red, Pink, Purple and/or White from Die-cuttin Divas.  For this card I started with some pink patterned paper.  Next I cut a strip of Coredinations red/white cardstock which I embossed and sanded.  I backed this with some red cardstock.  I added a small square of purple cardstock on which I put a charm that reads 'Follow Your Bliss'.

The sketch:

The card:

Card #3 used Color Palette #229 from Color Throwdown and Deconstructed Sketch #89 from Decontructing Jen.  I used scallops and lace for the Frilly Challenge at Delightful Challenges.  I started with a layer of sparkly brown cardstock.  I edged some olive patterned paper with a scallop punch.  I added some blush cardstock which I also edged with the scallop punch.  I added a square that had the colors and the sentiment Let It Snow which was on a brown sticker. The edges of everything were inked with brown ink.   Last I added some white snowflake lace.

The palette:

The sketch:

My card:

My 4th and final creation for today used color palette #62 from Inspired By, and Pretty Patterns sketch number 82 from My Time Made Easy.  I added a butterfly which made it qualify for the "A" - Anything With Wings challenge from Alphabet Challenges, things with wings for Allsorts Challenges week #194, and Less Is More challenge #107 Up in the Air (things that fly).  I started this one with some yellow patterned paper, some yellow cardstock, grey herringbone patterned paper,  a white cardstock oval, some white gimp, and a yellow felt butterfly.

The Color Palette:

The Sketch:

Card #4:

I hope you have enjoyed tonite's creations.  Thank you for stopping by and sweet dreams...I am off to bed!


  1. A nice selection of cards Paula, is difficult combining a sketch and a given colour palette but you've pulled it off beautifully.

    Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. You have been busy! What a wonderful collection of cards! I love the butterfly on the last one. Thank you for playing at Inspired By.

  3. Wow- what a great goal...I should give that a try Your card is pretty thanks for sharing with us at DCD.

  4. What beautiful cards...I'm glad you reached your goal!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

  5. thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  6. What a wonderful cards!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. So many lovely cards! Great use of the throwdown colors and so glad you could play along with us this week!

  8. lovely cards although not a lot of white space

    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  9. It was rather difficult to sort out what card was for which challenge in this long post... They all look great although, as Jen said there's not a lot of white space for out CAS challenge!

    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. great job at combining challenges and sketches, creative thinking!

  11. Great cards - you've been busy!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!