Jun 18, 2013

Chellenge round up: Nicole

A little challenge round up today -

I don't know about you ladies - but, I LOVE challenges!

ACK - which just reminded me I best get crafting for our new challenge tomorrow! Use What You Have! --- If you haven't joined us yet for our Challenge - you should! It's fun and easy peesy!

It starts every Wednesday and we award TWO winners every week - you have until midnight tonight to play with last weeks. Find all the details HERE.

Anyway - Danni and I got together yesterday and played with a couple really fun challenges. First up is my entry for the Play Date Cafe color challenge

We also used the sketch from Retro Sketches to help us along 

 Here is the card I came up with -

I used 'Warm Notes' - some burlap and lots of dotties (Nicole's made up word for enamel dots and embellishments)



We also played along with Case Study Challenge  with this inspiration card by Lisa Spangler.

Here was my take on this inspiration (of which I love!)

 I used Kiss Me stamp set - and I just think it turned out so lovely! Makes me sigh, and say - SWOON!

Lastly we made some room to play with a challenge that I haven't played before - It's called MUSE and it's fun! Basically they provide an inspiration card and you just RUN with anything that comes to mind! (I love that!) They also encourage you to support other people who have entered the challenge - and it just seems like a nice group of ladies who participate and run it! 

Here was the inspiration card - by Marion Vagg

That color inking is so pretty - dontcha think?

I decided to grab my watercolors - ya'll know how much this girl loves her watercolor palette! 

I used the Color Wheel from one of my favorite sets and I found this sticker that went SO WELL with my card (I was a little surprised!) and then - BAM there was my card. 

Hope that you guys enjoyed seeing all the challenge that we love to play along with - and that you might try your hand at our challenge! A brand new one will be up tomorrow! 

Also don't forget we're doing a pretty fun 'give-a-way' for a new set that hasn't been released yet - 

 Head over HERE for more info!

Happy Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!
Happy Challenges!

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  1. Fabulous cards! I love your take on this month's Muse. The hearts and background are amazing. Thanks for playing along at CASE Study this week!

  2. Beautiful cards, great take on the challenges. Each card has pretty details. :-)

  3. Loving all of your cards! Awesome take on the Muse card challenge...such a fun idea to use the color wheel and your sentiment is perfect!

  4. Nicole...so great to have you over in The Play Date Cafe this week! Perfect 'splash' and I love the creativity with all your cards you've shared today...and LOVE the new look!

  5. Wow...you have been a busy bee! Great cards - all of them. Glad you could join in with all the fun at Muse this week. I love your interpretation of my card :)

  6. Saw you on the Muse site! :) LOVE these cards! The elements on the first are absolutely gorgeous! What a fabulous set of creations!

  7. Lovely cards, especially love the 'love when in doubt' one. Hugs Bev x

  8. Love your cards...fabulous!

  9. Wow! Amazing card! LOVE the abundance of texture on your first two cards, but that third interestingly layered card totally steals the show! :)

  10. Love all the cards.....fun to see all the different takes on the challenges!!

  11. Love the pop of blue on your grey take on this week's Muse! Thanks for playing along!

  12. You have been busy! These are amazing! Love them all! :)

  13. Beautiful cards! Love them ALL! :) That Muse one is fantastic with the layered banner and pop of color!!!

  14. Wow, these are all wonderful cards ... fantastic texture and depth on the first, wonderful colours on the second, and I love the slice of blue amid the cool grey layers on the Muse card! Anita :)