Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cute Card Thursday, Penny Black and Sketch Saturday Challenges

My card fits all three of these challenges today. I tried for four, but the fourth was a color challenge, and the colors weren't coming together with what I wanted to do.

The theme for Cute Card Thursday this week is Family Affair, and the object was to make any card for any family member. I made this card for my aunt. She is going through a very hard time right now and needs to know that there a lot of people who care. We have always been very close - sometimes more like sisters than aunt and niece. She loves my cards, so I think this will help lift her spirits.

The theme for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Spring. I thought this cute little Hedgie with the flower and bees was a perfect spring image. I carried the flower theme through with the DP and the flowers along the bottom. I made those with a scalloped circle, plain circle and flower punch and then put a brad in the center. I'm really needing some spring today. We are having a "winter" storm. We have had sleet and ice all day and now it's snowing. Yuck!

Below is the Sketch Saturday Challenge sketch for this week. I love all the circles and it worked really well for the card themes and the image I was working on. I also tried another different color combination that what I usually use. I think I have made maybe a couple of cards with yellow and orange. I really like this paper and am very happy with how it turned out. I also used some white so the colors weren't too overwhelming.

If you visit my blog on a regular basis you might notice that I photographed my card this time. I still don't have my light box made yet, but decided to go ahead and photograph it anyway just to see how it turned out. I think better lighting will help, but it's not bad. I do like that the colors look more true and things don't look all out of whack from being squished by the scanner.
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Stamps: Buzz in the Air! (Penny Black); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); orange and yellow Souffle Pens (Sakura)
Paper: white cardstock (Bazzill); orange cardstock (Club Scrap); yellow cardstock (scraps); DP - Nana's Kitchen (DCWV)
Embellishments: classic circle and scallop circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); circle punches (Creative Memories); scallop circle punches (Paper Studio); flower punch (EK Success); scallop border punch (Fiskars); lace scallop border punch (Martha Stewart); ribbon; brads
Technique: Prismacolor Pencils blended with turpenoid


Susan said...

Cute card! I think you managed to do all 3 challenges very well with one card. Your aunt should love it!

Beth said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the papers and colour scheme you've used! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Donna said...

really cute card, and I love your color scheme you chose, it's so nice and bright and cheerful.

Janice W. said...

Hi Judy,
I love everything about this card!! The colors, the layers, and of course the hedgie!! So cute!!!
Janice :)

GiftsByHeidi said...

I think your picture turned out great. It doesn't look dark to me, I think it looks great. That is a cute card & I love that sketch. Your Aunt will love it.

ant me. said...

Excellent!! This is the sweetest card! ever!! I love it. The colors really are happy colors and who could keep back a smile when they see this little hedgehog!?!

Wonderful take on three terrific challenges!

I'm very impressed with your picture. It turned out perfect! Can you make your pictures bigger? I'm such a granny sometimes LOL I'd love to see it closer : )

Thank you for sharing another amazing card : )


Deb said...

gorgeous card, just love the sweet image, I am sure it will cheer up your aunt!
Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hope you are having a great weekend, hugs Debx

tracie said...

Gorgeous card Judy, love the pretty papers and colour scheme, you aunt will love it.
Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC & SS
Tracie :)x


aaaahhhhh a cute card, love the colours you used with this image
really lovely

Teresa xx

COCO said...

Wo very adorable card !!!! Very nice papers !!!
thanks for joining us to S.S.

Pauline C said...

Wow judy this sure made me smiile - it is so cute and the colorus are beautiful and cheerful! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

Monica Anderberg said...

Once again you have created a gorgeous card! I just LOVE your creations. I get a lot of inspirations from what you are making! Thanks for sharing all of your lovely things!

BR/Monica at

sugacatz said...

This card is simply fabulous. Lx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours.

Suzanne said...


Love the Colours, Layout & Papers....the image is Fab too!

Suze x