Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trees A Crowd Caardvarks Challenge

I've always been a HUGE fan of the Caardvarks Challenge blog.... heading over there whenever I wanted that extra little creative push since there is always a fun challenge to do with fantastic prizes to win!! So when I was asked to be on their design team and create samples for their challenges I was TOTALLY excited!!

The current Caardvarks Challenge is to create a *NEW* tree-themed card and link it to the Caardvarks Mr. Linky widget by April 3o. Below are my sample cards with supply details:

Brighten My Day
Stamps: Tree (Purple Onion Designs), Sentiment (American Art Stamp)
Ink: Black Memento
Paper: Kraft cardstock (Papertreyink), K&Company "Mira", Teal (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware (SU), White Gel Pen, Rhinestones (Kaiser)

Merry Christmas
Stamps: Loads of Love (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Basic Grey "Bittersweet Vanilla Fudge", Pink & Vanilla (papertreyink), Bordering Blue (SU)
Ink: Brown Memento
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU), Dotted Ribbon (papertreyink), Scalloped Punch (Fiskars), Felt Snowflake (SU), rhinestone brad, white gel pen, scor-pal

Happy Thoughts
Paper: Acrylic (My Minds Eye), Vanilla
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Buttons, K&Company rub-ons, Stickles

Look at the really cool prize.... a new stamp set from Taylored Expressions. I just love the tree image, and also the easy to use sentiments. Don't forget to check out the challenge at Caardvarks for a chance to win this prize.

Thanks for looking.


Jessi said...

My favourite is the button tree :) Gorgeous!

Linda B said...

If these are all of your entries for the contest, I won't even bother trying!!! Your cards ROCK! I love all of them:)

Jenn said...

I love that button tree!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are all fabulous Michelle! And so fabulously different too! Wow, love them!

(-: Heidi

Jenn said...

Very pretty cards!! I love the buttons on the acetate card!!

Christina Fischer said...

HOLY MOLY, Michelle -- these cards are amazing! I always LOVE your details and layouts!!! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the Load of Love Xmas Card. I love how you did the trees and the soft, pretty colors. I also love the acetate card. Its so funky and original. Great job on them all!

Rosanne said...

All of these cards are gorgeous!

Shirley said...

They are all so elegant and beautiful!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

These are all GRAND cards! Wowser!

Conniecrafter said...

Great colors on all of these, like the band idea on the second card and the buttons are just too cute for the leaves on the 3rd card!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Michelle ALL of your tree cards are absolutely stunning! From the colors, design, elements...wow!

SmilynStef said...

All of your designs are so cool ... love how you can rock so many different styles.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Michelle, these are all amazing, and your clear card just rocks my world! I did a double take while scrolling through my feedblitz subs and had to come tell you how WOW it really is! Congrats on the DT position!

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

love the one with the buttons!... :)

Elizabeth Bracco said...

Everything about this acrylic card is AMAZING!! I {heart} the buttons. Swoon... What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Mary said...

You have been very busy. I love all your new work.


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