Saturday, April 2, 2011

IHP - Inspired by so many challenges!

Wowza! There are so many terrific challenges out there! I've been trying to get to more of them, and I am surely making strides to that goal. Some of my favourite place for challenges are Paper Craft Planet (the Super Novas rock my world!!) and I appreciate SO MUCH the work my friend Deb Felts puts into her side blog, The Daily Dare. Deb daily posts a list of challenge from the papercrafting portion of the web and it is often a go to for me as I prepare my papercrafting projects to post because it is a real time saver for me.

For my post today, I used last week's sketch challenge from Paper Craft Planet;

I also took a little time to check out the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast and saw the site Outer Banks Trading Group is the inspiration this week. I took a peek through the site and noticed all the marine theme product it has and I came up with this card;

I used my new Hattie paper pad by Stella and Rose from MME. I've had this pad for a few weeks and have been dying to dig into it. You will see more of it since I get goose bumps every time I flip through it - I love this paper!!! I combined it with 2 Unity stamp sets; the flourish from Imagine It and the sentiment from Create Today. I think I should have stamped the flourish on scrap paper first and stamped the secondary image on my nestabilities die cut square. It would have been easier to read the sentiment. *sigh* Sometimes, hindsight is such a pain in the hiney! I used a night blue pearl flourish for a little more nautical inspiration.

I worked with more challenges, and they are listed at the bottom of my post. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I truly trust you have a blessed weekend!

stamps; imagine it, create today (unity)
paper; hattie by stella & rose (MME), coconut swirl (bazzill), basic gray (SU!)
ink; black soot, weathered wood distress ink (ranger)
accessories; lg square nestabilities (spellbinders), night blue pearl flourish (zva)

Amber's crafts #3 - florals
charisma cards - bling
frosted designs - bling
gingerloft - die cuts
incy wincy #87 - sparkle and shine
make it monday #30 - anything goes
paper playtime #42 - anything goes
paper pretties #147 - bling
paper romance #44 - bling
tip top tuesday #27 - nature
tuesday throwdown #42 - florals


{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Well, it was worth the wait. This card if stunningly beautiful. Love the pearl flourish and your lovely verse. Thanks, Loretta for playing along! -HUGS!

fuzzy wuzzy said...

Beautiful! (as usual) What size is this card?

Chris said...

Now that's bling! what a gorgeous card, I love it, I'm so glad I got to see it.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Linda w said...

I had no trouble reading the sentiment, beautiful card, love the bling. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Flowers challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

Michelle said...

Stunning card, love the bling flourish.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Anonymous said...

Incredibly gorgeous card!! I love your paper choices and the big bling flourish. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Frosted Designs!

Lori Apgar said...

Love the bling swirlies on your card!!! So pretty!

Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week for our Bling Challenge!!

Christel said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the pearls and the colour.
Thanks for joining charisma cardz challenges this week!

clare brown said...

wow this is gorgeous, love how you have used a sentiment rather than an image.Goodluck at Charisma this week.

EVIL twin said...

Wicked cool!!!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's crafts & stuff.


Denise said...

Your card is lovely. I love the paper you used and the beautiful pearls. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Playtime :)

Stamping Becky said...

So beautiful! The dp's are so pretty and whimsical. You used them well in this lovely and elegant card.

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...


Thanks for playing along with our Flower Challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will come back next Wednesday for Challenge #4!


Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation! Love it!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

Come back tomorrow for another great tutorial!


Conniecrafter said...

such a great combo of papers and I love the deep color in those pearls!

Sandra P said...

Bling bling bling! Fantastic work on our bling challenge :)

Thanks for joining PR this week!

Sandra P

Leah the Orange said...

oh, goodness. those papers are GORGEOUS and this card is just fantastic. love your blingy flourish and clean design. thanks for playing at Charisma this week!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pearls, colour and all the fine detail:
Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges :)
Lynn xx

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