Friday, January 10, 2014

Two More Brand-Spankin'-New Challenge Blogs...WooHoo!!

 I'm behind again. Nothing new there. I guess it's a good thing I retired so that when I get behind, there's a billion times less stress about getting caught up. Right after I finish this post, and my afternoon workout, I plan to get to the commenting that's due, and perhaps an email or two...For now, I've got a card that fits into those two new challenges mentioned in this post title. That makes three new challenges this week, and boy oh boy, how fun is that?! I do hope you get the opportunity to check them out, and then play along. The first new challenge is called the Colored Palette Challenge, and is part of the MFT blog. It's a month-long challenge, which gives us all plenty of time to get our craft on! The second new one I happened to read about over at Laurie Schmidlin's blog, Just Give Me Stamps. Before moving on, I want to tell you that Laurie's blog is quite the happy place, and she always has eye candy posted. Be sure to pop by, check out her creations, and say hello. Now. It was at Laurie's blog that I found an intriguing new challenge called the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. For those of you who remember the TV show from the 60s, I wanted to be Peggy Lipton... alas, with my nearly black locks and short stature, that dream was shot down pretty quickly! And since they've explained what's required better than I ever could, and since I'd like as not go off on another tangent, head on over and check it out for yourself.




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And this is my card for both challenges:




The pink is actually a bit warmer, but with ANOTHER overcast day, that didn't quite capture. For this card, I used all scraps, yippee!!! (except for the white base you can't see, which is Neenah). The Swiss Dots, and the "Love" dies are from MFT. I cut two of each three colors, layered and off set them just a bit. My Cameo provided the flower cut. I wanted to keep it airy and use something that complimented rather than competed with the dots. Mission accomplished, I think. Some Pebbles black ribbon, and that's about it. Relatively QAEZPZ. And now I'm off to work out. Happy dances everyone!


19 comments:

Anita in France said...

I so know how you feel about catching up, Bev ... with everything ... I'm soooo behind! Does that mean we're in good company?? Fabulous, feminine card, the delicate bloom is a delight and the technique for building the 'love' is stunning ... and so cool! I just love it ... all! Hugs, Anita :)

Deepti said...

Bev, your card is sooooo very pretty :) love the polka dots and ribbon. Also thank you for letting me know about the new challenge, I am one challenge freak, will definitely participate :)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So cas and beautiful! Love it! Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin
ps. your profile pic makes me smile every time I come here!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful in the pink and black and I love the die used and the polka dots too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Bev, love seeing what you do my friend.

Lee said...

Oh I love pink and black together!! And that starburst is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad and for spreading the word!

Shannon J said...

So pretty, Bev! Just LOVE how you did the sentiment, and that flower die is fabulous! Don't worry about getting behind...I have a hard time keeping up too! Blogging, visiting blogs, commenting, emailing, etc can be a full time job! Wondering if anyone is hiring for that, I'd like to apply! ha ha!!

Hannelie said...

Light pink + Polkadots + Black = I LOVE IT!
Hey Bev... I missed you, feels good to be here ... the place to do a happy dance!

Jen said...

So pretty! I love that dainty flower!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, you must be feeling well! Your card is just so fun and I need to check both of these out. I tend to make more cards for challenges than anything else so this would be fun.

Bobby said...

Such a nice love card. And two MORE new challenges. These card making challenges are taking off like a bat out of .... the belfry. I'll be sure and check them out.

Geri said...

Gorgeous colors, gorgeous polka dots, gorgeous flower, AMAZING off set colors on the sentiment, gorgeous clean & simple design and A PERFECTLY KNOTTED RIBBON! How do you get the knot to lay so nice & flat? You're gonna have to show us how on our visit!!!

BTW...I'm so far behind, that I think I'm coming in first!

Kelly Griglione said...

So pretty, Bev!! And I love your touches on the sentiment. It's a small detail, but oh so effective! Gorgeous!

catdidit said...

I love the pink/black combo too, it is one of my favs too! :D Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge!

cm said...

My behindedness has entered a whole new dimension, but here I am - late, my apologies (and still partially the internet connections' fault!) - to say WOW! Your card is exactly as you hoped: airy, delicate, dainty, eye-catching. My friend, this is stunning!! WOW once again! Hugs~c

Wida said...

How do you find these challenges? I am so out of the loop. I enter the same ones. I have a few MFT dies. Maybe i will check this place out! Lovely card. I need to exercise. Just sayin. Reading your post makes my to do lost longer!

Kim S said...

What a sweet card! I love your "love" layering. I actually just ordered that set of dies - so I'm pinning your card!

Jodi Collins said...

So pretty! Love that flower!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card! Love the layered love!!