Monday, May 16, 2011

Belated Kit Cat & The Scrapping Cottage Challenge #1

 Hello and happy Monday!  Cards to post for two days in a row!  I think I've found my stamping mojo!  Thank goodness!!!  LOL!!!  For my first card today, I have a very belated Kit Cat card.  Everyone else in our group posted their creation on the day they should have, which was the first Sunday in May, but with all I had going on at the time, my card was of course not finished.  Since I've found a bit of crafting time in the past few days, I've tried to use it well and get caught up, and here's what I came up with.
 Our kits were put together this time by the sweet and fabulous Susan, and she really brought it on with all this wonderful goodness to work with.  She included in our kits this fun stamped image, which comes from Stampin' Up!.  This image comes from the Time For You stamp set and is retired.  The gorgeous paper is from K&Co.'s Sweet Nectar collection, and there was some luscious  DCWV textured card stock, as well.  For embellishments, I used the rhinestone bling from Darice, and the beautiful stitched lime green ribbon. that Susan included, but there's so much more fun stuff left for me to play with another day!   The image was stamped with Memento ink on Georgia Pacific white card stock.  I left the sentiment off of this one for now, because I'm not exactly sure what I might want to use this card for, so I'll wait until the appropriate occasion comes along and add it on then.

Now for my next card.  There's a new challenge in town, and it's being brought to you by The Scrapping CottageJanice was brave enough to dive into the uncharted waters and take a turn as our first hostess, and she's brought us a fabulous inspiration challenge.  Here's the photo we're to take inspiration from, and the only requirement for this challenge is that you use a die or stamp from The Scrapping Cottage on your card or project.
I was totally inspired by the colors in this beautiful photo of cherry blossoms.  Now, it may not be the colors that inspire YOU, and that's okay, but this is where this challenge led me...

 I used some more of that beautiful paper that Susan sent me, and paired it with one of the birthday releases from The Scrapping Cottage.  This is the celebration cake die (4x4).  I love the way this turned out, and as usual, I've just gotta bling it out.  I did that with some paper flowers adorned with rhinestones, then I also added some rhinestones to the flowers that are a part of the die cut.  I sure hope you can play along with our very first challenge.  I can't wait to see what you're doing with your Cottage Cutz dies!!!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!

10 comments:

Glora said...

This is so sweet. I love the springy colors! Hugs- Glora

Janice W. said...

Hi Lorie,
I love your card! Thank you so much. Your name now shows in the link. Thumbnails are not free so I went with names only. Thanks for your sweet words. You always write such nice posts. Your colors are spot on for this challenge and I love the blinged out flowers!
Love and hugs,
Janice

Susan said...

WOWZAH! Just look at these beautiful cards! Oh Lorie, I just love how you pulled my kit elements together into such a fun & whimsical card! I think the scalloped edge just screamed for rhinestones, and I love how you added them to your beautifully colored image as well. And I'm *thrilled* that you used the other paper on your second sweet card! Love the tumbling flowers! Mmm, that cake looks good enough to eat! I'm so glad you had fun creating with my kit, and I'm so happy to be a Kitten with you! {hugs & purrs}

April said...

Beautiful...I really do covet your work! These are just wonderful, dear Lorie!!

Becky said...

Both of these are just fabulous Lori. I just love that cake, decorated to perfection. :)

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

OMGoodness, those are two beautifull cards!!! I just LOVE them!!!

Puppy Hugs,
Wendy, aka Roo

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Lorie, wow! Love your cards - both of them - but for obvious reasons I was most excited to see the KitCat one! It is precious! Makes me want to go out for a bike ride and pick a basket full of wild flowers.

Gorgeous - and done in Lorie style, too. Love ya, my friend!

Carol W said...

Oh my Lorie, beautiful cards to say the least and what beautiful cherry blossoms...very inspiring for sure. Wonderful job on both of these cards....mwah...

Kim H said...

Lorie,
I LOVE both of your cards! The bike card is just so happy and spring like! Love the bling too! The cake card is just so ELEGANT! I love the flowers and papers too! As always you do such beautiful work!

Michelle said...

I love them both and your kitkat card was totally worth waiting for! Beautiful and full of sunshine!

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