Google+ Followers

Saturday, September 15, 2012

CAD Colorful Strips

Thank goodness for challenges!  All summer I could not keep up with card making as I was selling quite a few at our weekly craft sales.  Now I have excellent internet connections, and a fair amount of time, but no immediate outlet for cards.  I appreciate having challenges to keep my interest - and it is good to build up my stash.
In addition to completing challenges, I am trying to accomplish a couple of goals.  I need to use more of my oversupply of materials.  (can you see how many I used here?  LOL!!)  I also need to try new techniques and styles.
For this card I used Buttercup cs by the Paper Company.  The corner punch is one of my first paper crafting purchases - the label says Family Treasure.  I think most of the scraps are Basic Grey - including the butterflies.  The flower is Sandylion Essentials - a couple of years ago I got a whole box of these embellishments, and a lot more for just a few dollars, at a store closing.  The sentiment is from a grab bag - it could be DRS.
"Wings":  http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/
More wings  http://willowsketchiechallenge.blogspot.com/
Bright colors, no neutral:  http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/
Use DP:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
and finally, our Card a Day blogger's Group has a weekly challenge.  This week it is to use a card by one of the group as inspiration.  Mine is from Nathalia:  http://d28studios.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-kind-of-great-outdoors.html
I especially liked her creative way to use paper strips and stickers. Below is her inspiration card:

8 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

This is so pretty, Dorothy!! I love the flowers and butterflies with all your bright colors and patterns!!

Andrea said...

Pretty butterflies-good for you using up your stash!

Nathalia O'Connell said...

Dorothy, your card is beautiful! I love the butterflies. And thank you for choosing my card. I am truly honored.

Heather North said...

Isn't it interesting how the colors change the feel of the card. I like the sketch you used.

Dawn Mercedes said...

I'm going gaga over that birdie set!!

Brandie Schmiesing said...

Beautiful cards...the colors and layouts are perfect!

Bexx said...

That is so funny - I was going to CASE Nat too, this exact card! Beautiful job, both of you!

craftybunny said...

Such wonderful cards.Love your colour choices on both.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x