Sunday, February 20, 2011

A double challenge = double fun!

Two of my favorite challenge blogs have teamed up this week for a "Combined Grind" challenge.  So...of course, I wanted to play along : o )  I hope you do too!

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #69 and CASE Study Challenge #27 have teamed up, and provided this inspiration:
 I made two cards for this challenge.  That's not something I've done before.  But, there's a reason for it.  This first card...I'm still sure if I like it.  Has that ever happened to you?  Please tell me it has...
I love the patterned paper and my punched edges, even the sentiment strip.  But, I'm not loving my ribbon combination.  Hmmm.  Maybe it will grow on me.  Or, not.
Enough's the card.
The patterned paper came from a pack that I won on a blog giveaway.  It's from the June Bug paper pad by Basic Grey.  So many pretty papers in this pack!  The patterned paper behind the sentiment is also from this pack.  I used a couple of pop dots behind the center of this strip, to add a little dimension.

I'll be adding another post right away, with my second card for this challenge.  I came up with another card idea last night (while waiting to fall asleep...grrr) that goes in a completely different direction.  I hope you'll take a look at it, too!

Card Stock: basic black, old olive, whisper white (all are Stampin' Up!)
Patterned paper: june bug paper pad (Basic Grey)
Rub-On: cherished memories (SU)
Stamps: kind and caring thoughts (SU)
Die: oval (Spellbinders)
Other: black lace - raven (SU), red ribbon (American Crafts), pearl brad (Recollections), black crystals (Recollections), punches (MS and SU)


  1. Its beautiful! LOVE the papers :) Can't wait to see your next card too-I Always get ideas when I'm falling asleep ;) have to keep a pad of paper next to the bed so I don't forget them by morning! Glad you came to play with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Very pretty card! I think the ribbons go well together! Love the paper with great mix of colors on it!

  3. Great job on this weeks challenge. Love the bow and the pearl! Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study.

  4. Congrats on getting to use something from your blog candy win...that's always fun! And I know exactly what you mean about waiting to sleep, and ideas are coming to you while you lay there.

    Thanks for joining us at the special challenge week at the Play Date!

  5. Yes, that has happened to me. You just want to like the card because of one particular detail but something tells you it's just not quite working...however, I don't see that on your card at all! I love the ribbon combination and the wonderful border punching. An all around lovely card! Thanks for joining us at our special "Combined Grind" challenge with both The Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

  6. Such a lovely card! Your patterned paper works so well with Eva's card, so pretty. Thanks for joining in with our combined grind over that the Play Date Cafe with CASE Study!

  7. Love that background paper and the pretty lace with it. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  8. Hopefully you are now loving this card, the lace combo looks fab, I like it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

  9. Amazing card, Susie!! I really like how you placed the sentiment - sensational result! Thank you so much for joining us for our special challenge this week!


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