February 4, 2011

It's Friday and it's Challenge Day Again!!!

Happy Friday Everyone....  It's another fun filled Friday with a couple of challenges.  I am combining my posts to save a little time for myself, because for some reason I feel extremely exhausted.  Maybe it's the weather doing it, I don't know....

But on with the Challenges.  
This weeks Challenge over at The Stamping Bazaar is so simple....  "Anything Goes"  using a Stamping Bazaar image of course!  Can it possibly be any easier than that?


I used Marvin with Daisies which just so happens to be one of the 3 Valentines Digi's released recently.  I just love Marina Neira's cuddly little critters, and Marvin is no exception. She also has a special Valentines Sale going on for the new releases right now.

 

I stepped WAY OUTSIDE of my comfort zone on this card, but I just HAD to give it a try.....  Marvin is an adorable little Bat!  Is there any rule saying he can't be Valentine Red???



WHAT????  A RED BAT????  Awww, but I think he's soooo cute!!!  I was a little nervous about doing this, because I didn't want him to look like a little "Devil" bat, but rather a bat that was cheery with lots of Valentine Love...  Adding some bright pinks to the dark reds helped I think....  I used cotton candy stickles on his pink daisies.  I couldn't help but to distress, distress, distress...  You may be seeing LOTS of distressing from me ....  I finally got the wonderful Zutter Distrezz-it-all.  Wowee, It's so much fun to use.

I hope you'll find some crafting time, and join us over at The Stamping Bazaar for this weeks Challenge....  "Anything Goes".

Now for my next post......
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog has a fun "Embossing" Challenge going on starting today.  I honestly don't know what I was thinking, but I got so involved in making my card that for some reason the "embossing" part slipped my mind.... WHAT?  Can you believe it?  I'm making a card that is supposed to include embossing, and I get side tracked and forget to emboss.  Sooooo the solution to that is....  Butterflies!!!!  ha ha....  Phew .... saved myself on that one! 

This is yet another Valentines Card!  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE making Valentine Cards.  I used the adorable little "Chocomonster" from Phindy's Place.  Isn't she adorable?  I bet that chocolate is delicious, she sure looks like she's enjoying it!




Once again, I have some things on this card that are also on the first card from The Stamping Bazaar's card.  Can you figure out what it is????  There are at least 2 things that are the same!  =)

Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to see if you have figured out what is the same on both cards!  ha ha....

11 comments:

...just Barbara said...

Wow - Marvin in red! It really works - he's so cute! :D I love all of these embellishments too - they're great compliments to the layout. :D *Hugs

Anne said...

Great leaf and pin embellies on both ;).
Love the way you've used the image Lynda, beautiful card and colouring, and hope you're feeling a bit less tired soon, it's been a long winter, hasn't it?
Anne
x

Karen said...

Lovely pin and leaves hun! hehe. A gorgeous card and I just love the "embossing" on this one. lol.. :)

Tine said...

Hi Lynda and I love the depth of colour on your card and the layout and embellishments work really well with your fab image. Brilliant.
Tine :)

Tammy said...

Both of your cards are so cute! I just love that blushing all over bat. Too cute! Your little girl is just colored to perfection as always.

Anne-Marije said...

Wowie, these cards are both fantastic! Chocomonster is such a sweet digi and you coloured her wonderful...
xxx Anne-Marije

Kathy said...

Your coloring is wonderful. Love the rosy cheeks on chocomonster, and great embossing solution you came up with, so clever!

Ann English said...

Woo hoo, great save! Don't you hate when that happens?! Love this-perfect Valentine!

Dorcas said...

Your Phindy baby is so sweet, Linda!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeks!!! these are both jaw droppers!! love all the papers and embellishments and your coloring is always perfection...these make me smile (-:

Pysselbus said...

OMG!! Love this, sweetie!! It's soo cute!! Gorgeous colors and fantastic cards, both of them!!

Wishing you a funfilled, crafting weekend!

Kram
Linda