Sunday, August 18, 2013

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Anything But a Square

Hello - I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  It's Sunday and that means it's challenge time over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is Anything but a Square - this was a challenge for me because I always make squares or rectangles, so I really had to think about it.  I decided to step outside my comfort zone, and for the first time ever, I have made a circular easel card.  I had to Google for tutorials, and I'm pleased to say it wasn't that difficult. 



I was lucky enough to receive this adorable kitty digi called "Chuck" from Sandi's Samples - isn't he cute - you all know that I adore cats so I was tickled pink to receive this image.  I coloured the kitty with pencils and used paper-piecing for the rest of the image, so I printed Chuck on four colours of cardstock and did a lot of fussy-cutting.  I used my circle and eyelet circle dies to make the easel card, and I embossed the circles with tiny bubbles (I thought that would go along with the bottle on the box, LOL).  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry called Kitty Bouquet, which I die-cut into an oval and mounted on another oval.  Lastly I embellished with die cut vines and flowers.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digistamp and Sentiment:  Described above
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Coloured Pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Dies:  Spellbinders Eyelet Circles, Nellie's Multiframe Circles and Ovals, Memory Box Geneva Vine and Cheshire Branch Outline
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles 
I hope you will play along with us at Glitter n Sparkle - we have some great prizes up for grabs:

Digi Darla - 5 images from store
Sandi's Samples - 4 images from store
The Stamping Chef - 3 images from store

I would like to enter this card in some of my favourite challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #93 Punch it Out (punch or die - I used several dies) UE
Allsorts #220 Use your new stash (the vine and flower dies are my newest stash, lovingly purchased  for me by my BF - thank you, Brian) 3E #1
Annabelle Stamps Colour Challenge AC169 (see below) UE #1 C7
Cards Galore August Bingo - I chose Sentiment, Die Cuts, and Embossing UE
Pile It On #33 No Designer Paper
Sweet Stampin' Bold and Beautiful 2E #1
Word Art Wednesday #93 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #4


 
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Have a great day!

11 comments:

  1. Super card Kitty, love the warm Autumn colours you have used here, love and hugs xx

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  2. How wonderful! Love how you have added all those fab die cuts.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

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  3. Such a pretty little easel card....Thanks for sharing with AnnaBelle Stamps

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  4. Very pretty indeed Kitty.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  5. I remember making my first circle easel card. Yours is much kittier or I should say prettier than mine was. Every time I hear fussy cut I shudder although I so enjoy sitting doing it. Great card.
    Thank you so much dropping in with your art today. We hope you come back next week.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  6. Oh wow! So glad you went out of your comfort zone, because this card is amazing!!! Gorgeous!

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  7. Thank you for showing us your card this week at Sweet Stampin', good luck. Debbiex

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  8. Beautiful bright creation. Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge and good luck
    Hugs Kelly DT

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  9. This really is a bold and beautiful card! I love how well the colours go together. Thanks for joining the Sweet Stampin' Challenge & good luck!
    'Shell
    http://shellscardhaven.blogspot.ca

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  10. Awww...such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  11. LOVE your card, and that color combo is PRETTY!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

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