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Monday, March 30, 2009

Going buggy

Check me out! Today I managed to combine 3 different card challenges in one project!! Haha. "Is that even legal?" my sister asks. I tell her "I don't know, but I did it anyway!" (FYI: This not necessarily my stance on everything. lol.)

Before today, I would've thought that a project using 3 combined challenges would turn out to be a hideous monster of a card, but surprisingly, it turned out to be a pretty simple design!

The first challenge (and probably the most obvious) is from 365 Cards: Make a ladybug-inspired card.

The second is from 2 Sketches 4 You which seemed to fit just perfectly with the other challenges!


Lastly, I joined the challenge from Use It! which was to use:

Scraps of any kind. Well, I've got scraps everywhere. The black and red paper and the thick black ribbon are little pieces that I had
leftover from other projects.
Punches and/or die cuts. I love me some craft punches :-D The ladybug is all circle punches, and the flower is two layered flower punches.
Two or more different ribbons. In addition to the black g
rosgrain ribbon, I used the small black ribbon with the white stitches- one of my favorites :-)
One or more embellishments that you once loved and used a lot, but haven't us
ed for a long time. For this one I used a silver brad. I used to use brads a lot. My sister likes to use them when she sits down to make something with me which is probably why I didn't realize how long it's really been since I used one.

And so, without further ado, here's my creation for today:

Just for fun, here's a card I made the other day for a friend's birthday. She loves shoes and purses, so I figure I can't go wrong with this...I'm especially proud of the purse, which I created from little circle punches and the bottom half of an apple punch :-)

23 comments:

Pam said...

Hannah, I'm so glad to see you back at 365 Cards playing along - that ladybug card is stunning!! I always think it's brilliant when card makers combine challenges - it can make for a really special card :)

~amy~ said...

Sweet cards...love the ladybug one...clean & crisp...I love that look!

Judy said...

Love your card and that ladybug is very cool! It's great that you could combine challenges - I do that a lot myself.

Tonya said...

I LOVE your ladybug card! You did a fabulous job combining all three challenges.

AUsome mom said...

Well, I don't know if it's legal but it's certainly efficient! Who cares!! And what a beautiful card! I love that you used circle punches for your ladybug. She is fantabulous!! (I think I made that word up, but who cares?). Anyhoo, great card. I like your friend's card too!

Karen Lee said...

I love it!!! Awesome that it worked for 3 challenges!

kristie sessions said...

Fabulous ladybug card! I think it takes a true genius to combine things. It hurts my brain so bad I just can't do it! Great job today!

Stephanie said...

Love your ladybug card...it's so elegant and simple!

scruggle said...

I forgot to check the Use it! challenge! Great way to combine challenges! I love this card! The colors are so pretty!!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Great card and heck yah it's legal I mean why not it saves on paper which saves the planet right? I am sure that's what you were going for *wink*. Anyway the card is wonderful you did a great job with all three challenges.

Debbie Stelton

Vicky said...

Great job on combining THREE challenges into one - now that's efficient! LOVE the ladybug card - clean, simple, and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at 365!

Kazan Clark said...

om-gosh I LOVE how you rocked the 3 challenges. I cannot believe how they all came together on such a simple and beautiful design. Great job Hannah!
:) Kazan

Tammy said...

I love this card. Simply yet gorgous!

rae said...

Oh my goodness Hannah, I ♥love♥ your ladybug card, simply PERFECT! Way to combine three challenges, you did an outstanding job! Thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!!
hugs~
rae

cheryln said...

adorable cards!

Savitri said...

Oh how cute!!! I didn't see the ladybug when I saw the sketch but yes yes, I can see it now!

Berdien said...

I love your card with the ladybug !!! It's gorgeous !!!

Wendy said...

what a beautifull card
I love the ladybug on the card

Regards Wendy

Katie said...

Your interpretation of Kazan's sketch is so creative and inspiring! I love everything about it :) Great job!

Katie

Laurel said...

Great job! Love the ladybug, I did one on my sketch too!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooooooo pretty! Love 'em both!

Daniela said...

This is so cute. I love ladybugs!!!

fabricbutterfly said...

great card, and I haven't read anywhere that you can't combine cards, so you go girl, although the card is so cute you may want to make a couple more, thanks for sharing