Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Crafting Weekend

My husband had to work today so after doing the 'necessities', I had loads of time to take part in several challenges and need I say, I had a ball?!  I even managed to make homemade pizza for supper :o)

As a newbie, I find that attempting some of the weekly challenges encourage me to try new layouts, colour combinations and techniques that I might not have chosen while creating and learning on my own.

For this card, I used the colour combo suggestion from Play Date Cafe Challenge #24
The sketch idea was from Just Add Ink #12 -- I just noted that they state projects must be exclusive to JAI but someone else did a combo and I hope that it's OK here as well :o)
I'm also entering it in this week's PPA Challenge - Flowers :o)

SUPPLES - Bazzill card stock; Hero Arts sentiment; an old flower punch; DS by Daisy D's Sweet Baby Jane Collection; cream satin ribbon from Wal-Mart.

Browsing the wonderful creations entered in these 2 challenges is a literal feast for the eyes as they are all gorgeous!!!


Suzanne C said...

Lovely card. The flowery background is so very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at PDCC!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Very pretty! I did a combo of the two also and I didn't even know you weren't supposed to... I'm a total newbie to both of the challenges, so hopefully they'll forgive me! Woops! =)

Jeane Rose Creations said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous in fact. I am a 'newby' as well and I agree with you about trying new ideas. Well done!

Paula Fuller said...

This is very pretty, Dallas. I love it. The pearls finish it off nicely. JAI has just changed their entry rules to make them exclusive to JAI, so whoever submitted, must not have read the new rule.

Jan said...

Beautiful blog and cards!!

Dallas said...


Thanks! The colours are ones that I might not have chosen on my own but they've become favourites :o)



I guess we'll know better for next time, won't we!? :o)


Jeane Rose,


Are you taking any classes or learning on your own by doing? I've done the latter, so far and love it!



I'll remember JAI's new rule for the next challenge ~ promise! :o)



Thanks so much!


Happy Crafting and week ahead,

Cards by Gina said...

What a pretty card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Danielle Daws said...

Hi Dallas! Don't stress, we only just changed that rule (we were getting entries that were linked to 10+ challenges!), so we can be lenient this week... ;)

A very pretty card too! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card! Love the pearl embellishments! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Dallas! Great take on the color inspiration! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!!

Ruby said...

Great card! You will get more and more confident as you join in the challenges, but if you're making cards like this as a newbie there will be no stopping you! Your card is lovely!

Sarah Anderson said...

Glad to have you in the play date cafe - it might be old, but that flower punch is beautiful!

Amanda said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink! xx Amanda

Monica said...

Love the flowery background - such a feminine card. Love it!

Dallas said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments Ladies!

I gave my Mom one just like this for Mother's Day and she was *tickled pink* :o)

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