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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

one cute card, bunch o'challenges! (and an ATC)

another attempt at combining challenges over here! not something i tend to do very often, so i had a little extra fun playing...

here's the list of challenges:

La-La Land Crafts - their challenge is RIBBON (and i seldom make a card without it these days!)
Allsorts Challenge wants to see "furry friends"... i LOVE this little stamp and the poor kitty that Leah is holding (yes, this stamp is called LEAH!)
Passion For Promarkers wants ANIMALS!
Simon Says Challenge is looking for a Get Well card.
Practical Scrappers calls for PUNCHES - that's where my circles come in.
Daring Cardmakers - their challenge this week is "These are a Few of my Favourite Things"... to use at least 5 of your faves in a project, or to throw down 10 and thereby earn their "gold star award"... hee hee. i definitely have 10 faves in here!
1 - image coloured with watercolour pencils
2 - Creative Memories corner rounder (thank you, Adina-Dollie!)
4 - Basic Grey - the cut out circles are from the Lime Rickey collection. i have a slight obsesssion for BG paper. *drool*
5 - buttons - they've become something of an obsession
6 - big brads - they just make the flowers look BOLDER, and i'm all about bold!
7 - Cosmo Cricket paper - this is from the new Nutmeg mini-deck, and it's SO yummy!
8 - clouds - i seek out papers that have cloud patterns on them, because i think i'm a little in love. it may be unhealthy.
9 - the tag - i keep buying and buying tags, and while i LOVE using them, i can't possibly use them up quickly enough to justify buying more, but somehow, i NEED more. you all understand.
10 - yummy gingham ribbon. even better that it's orange! :D

okay, so here's the card...

and here's a little ATC i did with the Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge in mind, because this is their final challenge before they close up shop. it's a shame, because i really like their blog! anywho, the challenge is to use fall colours, which is a happy little combination for me...

and i am WIPED OUT. spent the evening chez Mom and Papa T, watching the Phillies kick the butts of the Yankees. i enjoyed the game more than i thought i would! go Phils!

oh, and have you voted for Heidi yet? scroll up to my top post, as i've made it sticky until the Torendi competition is OVER and they've asked her to join their design team. PLEASE VOTE! :)

Heidi also has some delish BLOG CANDY up for grabs - go visit her to win this and MORE:

(ends Nov. 30!)


  1. Hi there

    What great makes here, so imaginative how you have threaded that gingham ribbon.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. FAb cards! You need to enter the first on in the Practical Scrappers challege this week too! It is to use punches. The fall card is WOW, I love that yummy pom pon ribbon and those great green leaves!
    kim xXx

  3. oooooooooooooh! lovely cards! the ATC is my favorite. i think i would've known that was you even if i had seen it somewhere else, outta context, as it were. (but hey ORANGE POM POM trim...ya don't gotta be sherlock holmes, really!) ;)

    ps: my 52Q's are ATC's made on deck of playing cards; i punch a hole in them & hang 'em all together off a metal bookring. i made a collaged front & back cover at the beginning, as well. i'll try to post a pic with the next one i show.

    pss: #8!!!!!!!!!!!! yesYESyes. i'm soooooo bummin' that in the last year the love elsie fabric paper from "toby" went outta print AND ek success changed their vellum sticker clouds from awesome must-haves to boring bland things i don't want. sorry to vent. but clearly YOU will understand. :)

  4. love your adorable card!! such a cute image!! and I love the creative way you have used the ribbon! Just gorgeous!!

  5. Hi Leah
    Lovely card (and ATC)- great colour choice.
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  6. Lovely card.

    So, are you still singing THAT song? lol
    thanks for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers

  7. Great card, love your image and your colouring looks fab.
    Thanks for playing along this week with Passion for Promarkers.

  8. 2 Fab projects thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  9. Great cards, and I am soooo jealous of your being able to watch the WS games live over there at a comfortable hour. I am a big fan, but in general, baseball is not so popular on this side of the pond, so the free-to-air channels don't show it, and in order to watch the WS live (on a subscription channel), I have to turn nocturnal for a week! (sigh)

    I'm thinking of moving. Got room?

    Chris xx

  10. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. Love the ATC. I'm a big fan of them (as you've probably seen on my blog!). Wish this was in the ATC swap I run so that I could keep it!!!

  11. Very pretty!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts Weekly Challenge!!
    :) Irina

  12. Great card and really fab ATC! Love them both!! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  13. Terrific card and cool ATC! I love the ribbon treatment on both. The fun trim on the ATC is SO cute! Thank you for joining us at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

    PS. I really enjoyed watching the baseball games this weekend. Go Phillies! :)


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