Sunday, March 28, 2010

Time to take a challenge break...

Today has definitely been a challenge.  Unexpected car repair AND the kitchen pipes, under the sink, decided to spring a leak and create a lake in my kitchen....sigh.  So, I decided to take a break from the hassels of life and create a card for a couple of blogs I follow.  And what better way to deal with challenges than do some challenges. 

The Pixie Cottage challenge #12 this week is all about circles...big, small, one, many...we decide...round and round we go.

Over on the Color Q blog, challenge #25 presents us with this week's color challenge: Celery, Banana, Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and White...why am I hungry all of a sudden.

Because I'm usually strapped for spare scrapping time, I thought, why not combine both challenges into one Thank You card for my dear Mom...who did not know that in sending me a care package earlier this week, it would arrive on this very day when I needed it most.  God bless Moms!!  So without any further chit chatter, here it is:

I think I have the circle thing down for Pixie Cottage.  I decided to pick up most of the color scheme, for the Color Q challenge, in my stamp as well as the card itself.  Here I have a close up of the Inkadinkadoo stamp that I've practiced, yet again, with my foray into Copic markers.  I embossed the white background using a Fiskars template and then lightly swiped the top with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, to catch the raised dots.  The brown center circle has been glazed with Crackle Accents by Ranger.

Thanks again Mom!  Love you!


  1. Very beautiful card! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

  2. Very pretty card, love it!! :)

  3. Your circular shaped card is beautiful Cheryl! I love the shape and your flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

  4. Very pretty card! The bright bold colors look beautiful!

  5. A gorgeous card with beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

  6. Amen- to MOMs are a blessing! amazing isn't it how they have perfect timing! love your multi-purpose challenge creation. your YELLOW flower is beautiful! thank you for playing in the circle challenge at the pixie cottage!

  7. I love this. And what a great way to get the dotted paper look without actually having dotted paper. You could also do that with colored paper and swipe with white craft ink or something. Hmmm, thanks for opening up the possibilities!