Monday, July 1, 2013

House of Cards Cute and Fun Challenge

It is July 1st and that means it is time for a new challenge called House of Cards. Here is how the challenge blog works--there will be a monthly color palette or sketch and then each week there will be a challenge for different card making styles using those parameters.  If there is a 5th Monday in the month, there will be a photo inspiration and you can create using any card making style you'd like!  There are four Designs Teams at House of Cards, one for each of four card making styles.  They are Cute and Fun, Clean and Simple, Classic and Elegant, and Shabby and Vintage.   I am so excited to be a part of the Cute and Fun Design Team.  This challenge will always begin on the first Monday of each month.  This month we have this beautiful color palette to use.

I have used this adorable image from Mo Manning called Cherry.  I thought it would be the perfect image to go with the color of cherries.  Here is a close up of Cherry:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock - SU Tempting Turquiose and Cherry Cobbler.  The rest is from my scraps.
Stamps - Image is by Mo Manning and Sentiment is from the SU Teeny Tiny Wishes set
Die Cuts - SB Circle and Scallop Circle; Sizzix Branch with Leaves
Punches - SU Circle and Scallop Circle
Embossing Folders - SU Square Lattice and Clouds
Ribbon - SU
Flower - From my stash
Other - Stickles Crystal and Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk

Copic Markers Used:
B0000, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07,E000, E00, E01, E50, E51, E53,
R20, R37, R39, Y23, Y26, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG23, YG25

Challenges Entered:
Creative Card Crew Challenge - #39 - No Designer Paper
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge - PTT#126 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - #107 - Use Your Oldest Embellishment (Flower sticker from several years back when I first started making cards)
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters Challenge - #46 - Show us Some Texture
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - #2 - Die Cuts/Punches
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Bronte and Bella's Challenge - #191 - Fun in the Sun
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Use a Digi Stamp
Sentimental Sundays Challenge - #161 - All Things Digital

Now head on over to House of Cards and check out what the rest of the Cute and Fun Design Team has made.  And if you are a cute and fun cardmaker we hope that you will enter the challenge this week.  Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed week.


Ruth M said...

Hello Gale, that is a very sweet image & a perfect card for the Cute and Fun challenge! Great use of the colours and I love the texture and the beautiful flower! So lovely to have you along with us at HOC, I look forward to seeing more of your designs! Have a great week, Ruth x

Carol Willis said...

Love this sweet card Gale.
Caz x

Tammy said...

This is adorable Gale, I love that sweet image and it's colored beautifully!
Tammy x

StephC said...

Such a cute card! Love the image, and your coloring is fabulous!

Mynnette said...

She is an absolute DOLL, Gale! A fabulous and gorgeous creation for your DT debut! HUGS and welcome to our DT--I'm so excited to see what else you've got in store for us! Mynn xx

Nonni said...

Hi Gale, what a sweet card! The image is perfect for the color palette. Great job! :)

Nancy Seed said...

Off to a great start with such a Cute Card.

Anna Jasiolek said...

Dear Gale,
You have made a fabulous card, this is a wonderful image, and you have colored it perfectly. I would like to invite you to join my new challenge blog and the first challenge, which is 'Flowers'. It would be a great pleasure for me.

paper fun said...

Very cute, Gale. I really sweet image and great use of your embossing folders.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Cathy said...

Gale, what a sweet card, beautifully colored and so fun. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge this week :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job with the colors Gale! What a fun image and so many layers! I especially like the embossed clouds with just a hint of color. Looking forward to working with you at HOC!
- Shauna

Kathy said...

So sweet. Love the embossed cloud background. Thanks for joining the all things digital challenge at Sentimental Sundays.

Kelly L said...

Gorgeous colour palette and such a cute image, thank you for playing alon with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.

Kelly x

Taniaj Scott said...

Such a stunning card. Love the image you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew in our no designer paper challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

Anita said...

Certainly cute and fun. Love the image and the embossed and inked clouds are fabulous. Hugs.

CTgirl said...

This is really lovely, a fabulous interpretation of the colour swatch!

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
Do join us again!
Crafting By Designs DT

alicaz said...

so cute! Love your coloring and the flower too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Vannessa said...

This is such a cute card Gale - your image is just a darling!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations and working with you at HOC.

Hugs, Vannessa x

Chitra Nair said...

Such a cute card, love Mo's digi's...Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

The Craft Bug said...

Cute thanks for joining us at scrappers delight

Julie Ann said...

Gale, what a brilliant start to your HOC DT.
Love that little Mo Manning image and your colouring is superb.
Look forward to seeing more of your inspiring work in the months ahead.
Julie Ann x(HOC Cute & Fun DT)