Sunday, October 9, 2016

I Let the Boys Pick the Challenges

I had a little window yesterday where I fit in a few cards for Winnie & Walter's World Card Making Day 2016. I enlisted the help of my boys to pick the challenges and I created from there! I would have liked to make a card for each challenge, "window" was really small!

This first card is for the Pick n' Mix with Taheerah. After choosing this challenge, he also chose the colors of white and aqua, then die-cutting. the foiling trend and finally a masculine based card. I started by foiling one of the panels available from the digital freebies offered by Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column: Geometric Generation Digital Elements, as well as a filled box of black tonor paper to die cut my sentiment, Thanks Word Die from Lil' Inkers Designs. After foiling, I die cut the sentiment from the foiled panel, as well as the sentiment from the solid foiled block, and two times from white cardstock. I adhered the geometric panel to the cardbase, then layered the sentiment and glued that to the base as well. I finished with gold sequins.

This next card is for the Background Building with Shay Challenge. I started with pink(!) cardstock and stamped a series of one of the blooms from The Big, The Bold and Extras with a darker pink ink. Then came the centers, and the dots. I splattered some white paint onto the finished panel and adhered this to a white card base. I then added a striped panel, and a solid inked strip to the card. I finished the card with stamped blooms and a banner.

This card was inspired by the Pinspiration with Heather H. Challenge. Once again, I used on of the panels from Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column: Geometric Generation Digital Elements as a focal point, matting that with green cardstock. I created some flowers with yellow tissue paper, added some scallop ribbon and black pearls and finished the card with a banner and a stamped sentiment from The Big, The Bold and Extras.

And here's a craftie snapshot of my desk before starting the challenges! I picked up that little ghost-thingy at the Target Dollar Spot-it is really a candy holder I believe, but I keep my stamp shammy in there. It stays moist during my card-making process, and I now since it has a home, the wet shammy doesn't end up on my finished projects or work-in-progress panels.


  1. Love how your boys helped you out...all of your cards are so pretty!
    fun shot of your work space!

  2. Three beautiful cards, Karen, love the foiling on the first!!

  3. How cool that your boys helped you out!! Awesome indeed
    Dr Sonia

  4. The boys picked some great challenges! Your cards are all wonderful. I'm amazed at your backgrounds! Also loving your shammy holder!

  5. Oh my goodness! So much fun! The foiled card is perfection- love the way the sequins highlight the geometric pattern- and FOIL!!
    The second card is so pretty- fun to see you use pink!!
    Love the colors and textures you've combined on the last one- very you!
    Love your shammy ghost!

  6. Pretty and I love the little ghost dish!!

  7. Love the geometric/aqua mix! All of your cards are so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

  8. Beautiful cards, all wonderful makes.

  9. Busy lady! Three absolute beauties and I love that the boys helped you out! :)

  10. You're so blessed!! When I try and get my boys to help, all they do is tend to destroy my craft room!!! lol Adorable cards, love them all. Love you little shammy holder!! That's brilliant. I so wish we had a Target close to us. Closest one is 3 hours away...