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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

new COLOR CHALLENGE at Design Dollies, and a Nutshells challenge!

monday came and went in a BLUR - getting passport applications ready, scrambling to resolve issues with customers, getting a ton of new quotes sent out... it's no wonder i TOTALLY forgot to post on my own blog about the new Design Dollies color challenge! at least i remembered to post it on the actual blog, right?

anyway... i picked a toughie for this week:

SO not a favourite of mine to work with, and i struggled to find an idea that could take my project to completion. in the end, i went for the ol' Tim Holtz goodness and some buttons and baubles, plus a bunch of glimmer mist and shimmerz... here's the result (it's not as messy as it sounds, right?!):

i just love that umbrella man!

so you have until next SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at MIDNIGHT EST to upload an entry HERE, for a chance to win this:

today we have another new elements challenge at Design Dollies, but it will post a little later today, as our Adina-dollie has some rather, um, important BIDNISS to attend to. ;)

SO! i was totally drawn to the new challenge over at Nutshells - to do a shaped card using any of the Nutshells stamps, or stuff they sell in their shop. i don't yet own any of their cuties (but maybe i'll win the one up for grabs!), so i played with this Tilda instead:

and i am rather pleased at the way she came out! i didn't want to do the traditional card shaped with a nestie or my circle cutter, so i did a free-form floral thingy. whatcha think? lots of doodlin' going on in this one, too. it works for some other challenges as well:
Quixotic challenge - stitching (real or faux)
Paper Cutz challenge - stamped image (easy!)
There She Goes - "in stitches" - real or faux

there are others, but i have to get back to the telephone for now, so i'll be back to update a little later. hope your tuesday is fabulous, folks!


  1. Fantastic card! Tilda is so cute! Thanks so much for playing PCC this week!

  2. Great stuff! That's a tough color combo for me...I avoid it at all costs. You rocked it though!

  3. Great card. I love the classics! Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz.

  4. Hey Dollie, this color combo is awesome! I want to play...your card is magnifico! Love the "rain". YOur sentiment and stamp are perfect!
    Kim xXx

  5. Hi Leah! Love both your cards! The Tilda card is so fab though, that shape is awesome and am lovin the colours! Hope you're well:) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Quixotic Challenges. Hope to see you again next time too:) Hugs, Rowena~Quixotic Paperie DT

  6. Leah! Those are too cool - I love the umbrella man too - reminds me of a show we watched in the old days - Darn...I can't think of the name; but the color scheme is fantastic! The Tilda card is awesome - love the shaped cards (can never do them though) - love the bright colors and sunshine flowers! :)

  7. Fabulous cards, Leah!!! You did an awesome job on the color challenge and your flower card is fantastic!!!

  8. wow these are awesome. hugs rachxx

  9. Hi Hon

    Both of these are just gorgeous! Great image on your Red and Grey creation, and love how you have used the buttons on that card!

    Your magnolia card is fab too!! Just Love the gorgeous flowers!!

    Fab works of art!! hugs Juls


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