Saturday, 2 March 2013

1 card, 5 challenges

I've been sick this week, with a cold and a gastro bug at the same time - ugh.  I'm really tired because I haven't eaten much for 3 days, but I still wanted to participate in some card challenges before I go back to work at the Uni this week (and a lot of my free time will disappear to marking).  I managed to get 5 challenges done in one card - nothing like multitasking! :)

I used Hero Arts "Lattice" (white embossed) on the background and Hero Arts "Envelope Pattern" stamped in HA Soft Pink Shadow Ink on the panels, then rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper before attaching with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from a HA Clear set, "All Occasion", which I stamped in Memento "Tuxedo Black" Ink.
For the flower, I punched a circle from cardstock and put sticky strip around the edge to attach the pleated ribbon from Stampin' Up, then attached a SU Antique Brad in the middle.  I punched the leaves from the edge of a circle of SU Wild Wasabi cardstock, and stamped them with the Envelope Pattern background stamp as well. 
I'll be submitting this to CASual Fridays "Wallpaper"CASology "Circle", A Blog Named Hero "Just Make Your Own", CAS(E) this Sketch #17, and Simon Says Stamp Challenge - "Anything Goes!"



I'm hoping to be feeling much better in a couple of weeks - looking forward to taking part in a new Online Card Class - Pattern Play - I have more patterned paper than I can cope with, so I'm looking forward to making a dent in the stash! :)

20 comments:

  1. Holy cow, woman! Five challenges! I bow before you! And I get to comment on 3 (actually, you missed the Muse challenge, which is what I originally thought this was - make it 6!! and now I only get to comment on two - CASology and CTS) This is a beautiful card - I love how you've incorporated so much texture but kept it CAS! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology and CTS (and it's a great take on the Muse, if you're interested in linking up there, too! lol!)

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    1. That's funny - I saw the Muse challenge, but just didn't see it in my card! (maybe because I'm sick - I'm exhausted and my brain is being quite literal, hence the very faithful take on the CTS sketch!). Unfortunately, I missed the Muse submission deadline :( but thanks for the suggestion :)

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  2. The antique brad is a perfect finish to your flower. Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero.

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  3. What a wonderful card Michelle and to think that it you made it work for so many of my favorite challenges!

    I always LOVE your work and will look forward to seeing you in Pattern Play! I can hardly wait!!

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  4. So pretty. I love that ribbon flower!

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  5. always cool when you can make one card for five challenges!! your card is just gorgeous... a fabulous CAS take on all the challenges! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  6. Beautiful ribbon flower! Great layout and that background stamp is perfect white embossed! Glad you joined in on the fun this week at CASology!

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  7. I just love how you rounded the corners of the rectangles! Great job combining challenges! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  8. Gorgeous!!!! I love the tone on tone embossing-such a lovely look and texture. Thanks of playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays and I hope you feel better soon!

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  9. Lovin' your multitasking abilities. It's another wonderful card Michelle.
    Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week and I really hope you feel well soon!

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  10. This is so lovely! This sketch is so nice and clean, and your pretty red flower is sheer perfection! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A Blog Named Hero!

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  11. Oh, my, what a beautiful card! I'm glad you are feeling better...so glad you were able to play along at CASology this week!

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  12. So lovely! Great take on the sketch that is too hard for me to even try! LOL Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. Such a lovely card. Love the embossed bg and lovely flower. I hope you will feel better soon and Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

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  14. Simply Beautiful! Really like the subtle background, too. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  15. Gorgeous background. White embossing on white is awesome. That flower pops out of the neutral background. So glad you played along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch! Thank You!

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  16. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  17. You have managed to capture the clear embossing beautifully! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  18. Loving that gorgeous white embossed lattice background! Such a beautiful ribbon flower, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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