Saturday, March 19, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 107 & Just Us Girls #76

March 19, 2011

Oh my.  When I went looking for challenges this morning, I found SO many that I wanted to do!  I've combined two of them in this card.
Just Us Girls #76 - is a color challenge.  Take a look.
Don't you love those colors?  So spring-y...which is what our weather is feeling like today.  Finally.

Card Patterns Sketch 107 - here's this weeks sketch:
I think these two challenges were a perfect fit together.  What do you think???
I used baja breeze cs for the card base.  I ran a piece of so saffron through a cuttlebug embossing folder, then swiped my vanilla craft ink pad across the raised areas to soften the color.  I used a distressing tool along the edges of the panel.  Then I cut a piece of wide lace, over that a piece of edge punched pink piroette dsp.  Over that I attached a length of baja breeze seam binding (I love this seam binding!)  My panel of confetti white cs was run cut with a Spellbinders, sponged with some bashful blue ink (since I don't have a soft sky ink).  I paper pieced the little tea pot, added some stickles to the 3 flowers (and the knob of the teapot lid) and popped it up on the confetti panel, adding a sentiment beneath it.  Finally, I added loops of baja breeze seam binding, tied up with some pink floss and a cute SU button.
This was such a fun card to make...I hope you enjoy it, too  :)

I hope you enjoy your weekend.  I managed to do some work in the yard this morning and, got some house cleaning done.  Then...I sat down at my craft table. then PLAY!


  1. Susie your card is adorable!! I couldn't help but wonder about your last name. My maiden name was Witwer!! Have a wonderful week.

  2. Gorgeous work, Susie! Love those colors and how you tie the ribbon. Happy to become your follower, what a beautiful blog with so many stunning creations! Hugs from Moldova

  3. Thanks for participating…is such a wonderful card and is a great honor to share this sketch challenge with you! Love it! ...

  4. Wow Susie! This is so pretty! What an elegant take on the challenge colors! Lovely! Thanks for playing along with JUGS! So glad you could play along!

  5. You are so talented! I loved stalking through your blog! Thanks for visiting me at barbwired!

  6. Very pretty! I love that texture! Thanks so much for playing with us at Card Patterns!

  7. I wish you could hear me, PURRRRRRING like a kitten! THIS is an EXCELLENT card! I agree: a perfect combo of two {of my FAVE!} challenges! Yipeeee! You have really showcased why these colors are so wonderful together! Thanks for choosing Just Us Girls as a place for inspiration and fun! Yipeeeeeeee!

  8. super the colors and the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  9. Just so soft and pretty! I love those colors and that teapot. Glad you could join us this week on Card Patterns!

  10. Very pretty! You used the JUGs colors so well! I love how you softened the so saffron embossed piece. Thanks for playing our JUGs color challenge!

  11. Oh my cuteness! I love it! And that embossed background is smashing! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!


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