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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Belli Challenge #51 and Splitcoast Sketch Challenge




OMG...it's 1:30 AM am I am still up!! Am I crazy or what?? I have to get up at 7:00 so I better get on the stick!!

This is for the SCS Sketch Challenge and the Belli #51 challenge to make a cake. Hummm, you say this doesn't look like a cake??? No, seriously, my DD Holly gave us a fun challenge this week...we were to pick 5 ingredients for a cake from her list. After everyone picked their 5, she matched them up with embellies...how cool was that!!! The 5 embellies I had to use on this weeks card are: buttons, ribbon, vellum (yikes!!) chipboard, and designer paper.

The Belli Challenge was created by Chris (Chrissyd723)Dickinson to inspire us to use the *stuff* lying around our stamping spaces...those long forgotten goodies that we once had to have!! Anyone can play, so get out your scraps, stamps, and embellies!! Check out Chris' blog for details on how to win the challenge!!

The dp is by SEI called Granny's Kitchen. Can you see the daisy's over the striped background layer...that is a piece of vellum from the same SEI line. The chipboard frame was colored by rubbing a Chocolate Chip ink pad over the area and then I sanded it for a distressed look. I added the buttons to the frame and the flower center with the ribbon tied through the button holes.




The retired Stampin Up! stamp set called Pocket Full of Posies was used for the flower image. It was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored it with copics. Actually, I went through many stamp sets trying to find an image that would fit in the frame. I really wanted to gussie it up a little more with sewing, lace, and scallops but I was just too tired. I'm off to bed!
Thanks for the great challenge, Holly!! Be sure to visit the Belli Design Team Member's blogs to see the beautiful cards they designed!! You will find lots of awesome ideas!! Remember to check out Chris' blog to see how you can win!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast, be sure to add CBC51 in the keywords section.
Lee Murphy - Guest Designer
Thanks for visiting and I wish everyone sweet dreams!!

19 comments:

jdmommy said...

Joan, I am loving this color combination more and more!! I love the frame around the little flowers!! Now get some sleep, GF!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful card! I love the blue-brown color combination.
Best wishes from germany,
Anja

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a cute sketch!! I need to check that out today!! You did a beautiful job with it and I love those buttons!! TOO CUTE!! :)

Juliana said...

What a cute card!!
I love that frame!
I hope you got some sleep last night!

Holly said...

Such a sweet card!!!!!!!!!!! Love the colors, the big chipboard frame, the buttons...... everything!!!!

Chrissy D said...

Joan, you are such an inspiration! I love coming to your blog and seeing what you are doing and using...I love the felt frame. I want to be like you when I grow up! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!

Chrissy D said...

I forgot to say I LOVE YOUR CARD! Those colors are soooo soothing...I need soothing today!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely Joan, great soft colors. ! am EEK... Why were you still up? man you are nuts... lol Kidding...

Ceal said...

I love the blue/brown it is one of my fav color combos and you did a wonderful job with the challenge! I love it! hope you are getting some sleep

Janine said...

Great card... I found your site via Jerri Jimenez... Glad to be here and see all the great creations.

Norine said...

Joan I am loving the blue & browns so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Danita said...

Joan, your card is beautiful!!! Nice and Springy (I really NEED Spring right now lol)!!! I love those colors together!!! I love that chipboard frame!!! Very nicely done for the Belli Challenge!!!

Krafting Karen said...

Now this card is trendy Joan, and just a bit on the funky side. I like it!!!

Debby said...

Beautiful card. Love your blue and brown color combo.
Angel hugs
Debby

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet Joan! I don't even remember that set, but it's so cute! And I always love blue and browns together.

Norine said...

loving the color combo and this card very pretty
Hugs
Norine

Dawn Easton said...

I think your card is gussied up enough girl...it's fabulous! I LOVE anything with buttons...haha! Cute cute cute!

Stamp and Smile said...

GREAT card! And fun challenge for sure... :) Love the embellies and the colors ROCK. I'm a late night stamper too, the time just goes by so fast and you think only an hour more and I'll go to bed, before you know it it's 2 hours later... LOL!! (We're such die hearts for stamping...:) Michelle

Shirley said...

How very very pretty! I love the colors and your design too!