Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Because I want to...

Tonight, I decided to make a card simply because I found a challenge and wanted to make a card for it! This card is somewhat of a deviation for me, as it is very out of character for me to use so many inks and elements on one card! Of course, as is my norm - it still is apropro for ALOT of other challenges besides the one that inspired it!

The challenge that got me started was from Stamping Vacation, and is called "State your State". I used the state butterfly as my jump off point, and then apparently went mad! ;) Hope you'll let me know what you think of my card!

This card is apropro and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Stamping Vacation - State your State
Stamping with the Dragon - Distressing
Bunny Zoes - Summer Days
365 Cards - Day 146/Summer Fun: butterflies, flowers, outdoors
Crafty Cardmakers - #26 Joy's Recipe
Artful Inkables - Think Ink #25 - Make your own background paper
DigiDoodleShopBest - #17 Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches Challenges - No DP or Embellies
CraftyCatz- Summertime
Stamp Something - Something flowery
SSDS - Use Digis
Mami Doodles: Anything Goes
DareU2Digi : Stitching
Raise the Bar - Distressed/Torn/Ripped/Broken
NoTimeToStamp - Two's Company - Two Butterflies
CatchtheBugBlog - Summer Time
WeeMemories - Stamping
Rosie D's - All Creatures Great and Small
Practical Scrappers - Use 7 or more different items:
Distress Ink - Antique Linen,Tattered Rose, Broken China
Memento - Potters Clay, Desert Sand, Cantaloupe
Recycled Mailing Envelope
SU stamp from 'Abundant Joy' stamp set
Digital Stamped Butterflies
Copics: Cobalt, Golden Yellow, Black
Prismacolor Ultra Fine Marker for Faux Stitching
White Milk Pen
DCWV cs for base


  1. Beautiful card and sentiment.:)) Thanks for playing with DC.


  2. Love this! WOW! The paper is wonderful! Love the distressed look - not overdone, just enough! The butterflies are so pretty! Terrific card!

    Thanks so much for participating in Stamping Vacation's State Your State challenge! You did a terrific job and this card give you an entry in the gift certificate drawing on August 1st!

  3. Your project is is stunning, you need to do this much more often!!! I am so happy that you have joined us at the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week and Good Luck!
    DT Coordinator

  4. Great card !!!!
    Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Hugs, Jóna

  5. This is so pretty...Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  6. This is beautiful, all those colours work so well together. Thanks you for joining Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xx

  8. lovely card, so pretty, thanks for playing along with Craftcatz this week, x carol

  9. Another fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)


  10. Wow, this is really stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Hope we see you back next week!

  11. Love this beautiful card, Yvonne!

    Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "2 of Something" challenge!

  12. Lovely card,thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    fiona x

  13. Now that is how you combine challenges!!!! I love your card. The stamping is incredible! Thanks for sharing it with us at Practical Scrappers :)

  14. So pretty love the simplicity. This is so cute I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge. Hugs Pascale

  15. Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge with your beautiful work! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  16. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  17. brilliant card thanks for joining us at crafty catz

  18. Really pretty card. Great job!

  19. That is a very different style for you indeed. The background looks really nice.

  20. Fab card thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon & good luck.
    Jenny x

  21. Beautiful sentiment and love the background! Glad you could join us at the Wee Memories Challenge!

  22. Fabulous card and sentiment.. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week..


  23. Love this card. Its beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs.