Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Belli Challenge #50, Double Dog Dare Challenge, and Splitcoast Sketch Challenge

Yikes!! Call me crazy....I actually used Pixie Pink!!! I bought the felt flowers on the net and thought they looked like Regal Rose. However, when they arrived, they popped out of the box Pixie Pink!! Since Roxie said it was ok to use flowers instead of stars for the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, I knew I wanted to use these little babies. You will see touches of PP in the layers, colored flowers on the heart, and the ribbon, too.
This also qualifies for the Belli Challenge...this week we were to use a long forgotten favorite set that needed a little love. The Always set spoke to me today so I had to use it...actually, someone had used it for the color challenge and I made a note to get it out for today.

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 bird and heart were stamped with Black Craft ink and embossed with clear ep. They were cutout and attached with Dimensionals. The vanilla layer was pierced around the edges and the sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The flourish punch and the background stamp on the back panels were used for the requirements of the Double Dog challenge...more details on this below.

Thanks for the great challenge, Chrissy!! 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 CBC50 in the keywords section.
Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Danita Hollander
Shelly Koskinen
Karen Gibson
Debby McGivillary
Christi Thorsen

This is also for the Double Dog Dare challenge I do each week with a group of SCS friends.
The Double Dare Challenge was hosted this week by Charlene (LilLuvsStampin) and the instructions were:
1. Use one or more punches (I used the flourish punch)
2. Use a background stamp ( I used Pretty Petals )
3. No designer paper allowed (yikes!!)

The Double Dare girls would like to invite you to join along in our weekly challenges! Just create a card or project using the Double Dare challenge instructions listed above and post it in your SCS gallery. Please be sure to use the keyword DDC when you post so we can all find your card. There is no time limit for posting your card and a new challenge is issued each Tuesday.

The 9 Double Dare Friends are: Anne ( Itsapassion), Beverly (beestamper), Anne ( jdmommy), Julia (artystamper), Joan ( joan ervin), Joanne (sleepyinseattle), Fran (Francie G.), Charlene(LilLuvsStampin) and Michelle (sf9erfan).

So come along and join in with us!! We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful day!!


Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous! THe flowers - even if it is Pixie Pink - is GORGEOUS! I looked at this stamp set yesterday too... and thought I better grab one I do not use very often. LOL Thanks for playing in the challenge!

Your primas should have arrived at Hollys yesterday. I am sorry for the delay!

Holly said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! Love the tiny pops of hot pink in there. It's not so "in your face" - more of a delicate balance which you have achieved. Beautiful card!!

Danita said...

Joan, this card is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! I am now picking my chin up off my desk. I love the black and pink!!! Wowowowow, I love the flower even if it PP!!! Great job with all of the challenges!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful job Joan, bright happy card! Great for all challenges!

Jacquel said...

It's an awesome card Joan! love everything about it!!!

Christi Flores said...

This is gorgeous Joan! I love the pixie pink!

Anonymous said...

O WOWZER!! This is stunningly GORGEOUS!! I love everything about it!! WOW!

Broni said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, Joan! I love all the layers of details you've added!

Barbara said...

This is so beautiful! I love the pink and black combination.

I have something special for you over at my blog!

Barbara said...

Oops, let me put the specific blog and not just the profile: Made For Keeps

Rose Ann said...'ve rocked those challenges, Joan!! This is gorgeous!!

ChristineCreations said...

Really lovin this Joan. The contrast in colors is just amazing!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Fabulous Joan, I love those felt flowers, gorgeous texture!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is beautiful!

Debby said...

Gorgeous! I love that bird stamp set never got it but love it. Wish I had.
Angel hugs

Debby said...

I already posted but forgot to tell you I left you and award on my blog, check it out.
Angel hugs

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh this is awesome! Love the colors first of all, great bird ( I could never use this bird right) great flourished background. Okay I love it all. lol Wonderful card Joan.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Joan this card is stunning! Love the pops of pink. And that wonderful set... I think I used mine once... How could I have only used it once?!? Thanks for the reminder. I have got to pull it out for Valentine's.

Stamp and Smile said...

So adorable! I enjoy the black and white combo with a splash of bright pinks!! I love this SU! set too... Smiles! :)

Shirley said...

I just love your colors and the way you designed the interest! The flowers are lovely and the bird is just striking too!