Monday, January 4, 2016

Guest Designing at The Challenge!!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and that your New Year has started out well. Our season was lovely and things look good for the coming year! I got an email from my sweet friend Kim early in December asking if I'd like to be a Guest Designer at The Challenge for the month of January! It took my brain all of a nanosecond to process the request and say YES!! Thanks so much for having me as GD this month. Just delighted to be here!! And I hope that your creativity will be sparked as much as mine was! Here is the first sketch of 2016 and it has endless possibilities for cards... Hope you'll play along with me! Woohoo!!!


I know I'll be coming back to this sketch again and again; so many ideas fluttering around in my head! But here's what I made for my "first" card using this sketch:


Oh I wish you could see this in person.... it's really pretty and one of my favorite cards in recent memory. I pulled out a couple of gold die cut roses that I made with Kim's die when we were spending a week at the Lake House. Hoarded roses. Still have a couple more....! The leaves are stickers backed with vellum. Both papers come from a 6x6 paper pad by AC Dear Lizzy. A SSS sentiment with Jeni Bowlin ink, and a smattering of sequins. It went together rather easily, and was for a granddaughter's birthday back in December. Might have to CASE myself as this was such an awesome sketch to work with! Now grab your supplies and play along! I'd love to see what you make over at The Challenge!! Happy dances everyone. 

33 comments:

Lynn said...

Of those scribbled roses are gorgeous Bev. Congrats on the guest DT spot! Love your card.

Lesley said...

This is so pretty, Bev! Happy to have you with us this month!

TK said...

Those roses are gorgeous! Who can blame you for hoarding them?... not I!

Anita said...

A beautiful card Bev - love the scribbled rose!

Diane Jaquay said...

We're so happy to have you guesting with us this month, Bev! Your off to a marvelous start, your card is GORGEOUS! As others have said, love that scribbled rose, such a beautiful focal point for your card!

sandie said...

Congrats on the GD Bev and I adore how you CASed the sketch, rose flowers are gorgeous and love how you used the vellum x

Anita in France said...

Yay ... woo hoo ... congratulations on your GD spot, Bev! Your card is a stunner ... that rose gold bloom shimmers so beautifully against the scripty background ... and those vellum leaves ... swoon! Must've missed these blooms at the Lake House ... p'raps there'll be another chance one day! Miss you loads, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

The picture of the sketch isn't coming up at this end ... might be me ...

cm said...

Yahooooo!!! Hope the loudness of my cheering and applauding your GD news doesn't spark a migraine, but wow! I'm wildly excited for you - and us! Swooning over this first card that is stunning, elegant and innovative! The gold bloom, the script background, the vellum leaves...oh my! Utterly breath-taken-away beautiful! I best get my thinking cap on; with your card as inspiration, I have every reason TO play! Maybe my scribbly circles should come out for a date...Love this! Miss you oodles; wish we could have coffee again...and again...and again...
Hugs and love~c

lostinpaper said...

Congrats on your GD gig Bev, I can see why you love this card it is brilliant, a perfect combo of elegance, design and colours!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful to have you join us this month Bev!!! Awesome and can't wait to see yoyr creations on The Challenge!!! Fantastic lovely scribble roses!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev, this is simply wonderful. Love your sweet swirls and I love those fabulous shades of purple too. What a fabulous card for The Challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think a lot of people will be wanting to CASE this one, Bevie! It's delectable!! Congratulations on the Guest Design gig! How wonderful for everyone and you didn't even mention it on the phone, you sly thing! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, forgot to say that the sketch graphic isn't loading ...

~amy~ said...

yahooooooo!
Your card is WOW. LOVE the silver!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Yay for you!
LOVE this card and the sketch! Going to have to pin it for later or just play along. haha

Geri said...

Congrats on the GD gig pal! A very well deserved honor!

Yep, I can see why you are totally smitten with this beauty! Three perfectly placed blings and a really cool layout. The scribble flower and the elegant velum leaves definitely are show stoppers! Looking forward to your next GD card!

Barb said...

What a beautiful card Bev. That's a lovely rose die and I really like the pretty leaves you've made. Barbxx

Sue Reynolds said...

I was at a scrapping outing this weekend and one of the girls had this die, or something similar...so fragile and makes such a lovely card.

I Card Everyone said...

Yay, YOU!!! Love your card, Bev!
=]

Brenda said...

Congrats Bev on your GD gig!!! I am loving this card and sketch. The rose is just stunning and I can see why you have been hoarding it. lol I love it and love how this card came out. Hugs, Brenda

Jeanne J said...

Wow that flower is GORGEOUS! Love the purple and the metallic together!

Joyce said...

Congrats on your GD spot. Your card is gorgeous.

maria f. said...

Gold roses - fabulous! Congrats on your GD. Enjoy it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy New Year Bev and congratulations on your guest design at the Challenge! I love this pretty card, those scribbled flowers are so pretty! So glad you brought in the New Year without a YKW! Me too!

Bobby said...

I can see why you love this card, Bev. It's gorgeous. Congrats on being a guest designer. You carried out your responsibility well. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Congratulations, Bev! I'm new at The Challenge but still so happy to have you with us this month! Love the silver and purple tones here! Such elegance! And that bloom die cut is oh, so striking!

Kelly Griglione said...

Gorgeous! And way to go for using horded supplies! It was well worth it on this card. Congrats on your guest designing, Bev!

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty Bev, I love the foil flower.

Broni said...

Oh my goodness, I just love your shimmery flower and leaves!! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Happy to have you on board as Guest Designer this month, Bev! Beautiful card! Love that flower! Happy New Year!

Claire Broadwater said...

So happy to be working with you! Your card is gorgeous! Love the purple and those shimmery roses and the vellum! SO pretty! XX

Deepti said...

Oh my this is so elegant! Love the metallic touch :) you rock :) congrats once again!

Kylie said...

Congratulations on your guest designer role! So thrilled and happy for you! And no wonder you were asked when you create such a beautiful card like this. Isn't that flower GORGEOUS! Love it!