Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Card Design: Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #48

It's time for a new challenge over at Tuesday Alchemy today!  Challenge 48 is all about Picture Inspiration, and what an amazing picture it is.  All those soft winter blues and whites mixed in with sparkle, shimmer and shine!
Gwynn Wasson Designs
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Here is the front of my card...

 And here is the inside...

This is a card that was meant for my cousin Blair for his birthday on January 2nd.  I still haven't sent it.  Poor Blair, sorry about that cuz.

Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...
  • Given the time frame that I had to work in I decided to try and go with a more clean and simple look but then I saw a challenge to add something with flowers, then I saw another to add something sparkly and then there was the one with the snowflake.  So, needless to say my card grew in complexity.  The unfortunate thing is that I didn't mark down where any of those challenges were when I came across them and now have probably missed them!  Note to self:  Be better prepared next time you come across a possible future challenge.
  • The outside sentiment is die cut using Cricut's Phrases kit.  It is printed onto Recollection's Cardstock White Paper, on a blue piece from the Recollection's Cardstock Cape Cod paper pack, and on a light blue sheet from K & C Company Designer Papers.
  • The 'snowflake' is diecut using Cricut's Elegant Edges kit using the same white paper.  A shadow was cut as well using the same blue paper previously mentioned.  I then added lots and lots of dark blue fairy dust  glitter (oops shh...the faries don't want people know they are helping me out).  I'll have you know that I'm still finding glitter in all the wrong places!
  • The inside sentiment is from TLC CreationsIt is also printed onto Recollection's Cardstock White Paper.  What would I do without Paulette's sentiments?
  • Other Paper:  The card base is from the Recollection's Cardstock Cape Cod paper pack; the patterned paper is from K & C Company Designer Papers--the blue collection.
  • The silver metallic floral embellishments were purchased at Dollarama.  These count towards the silver portion of The Stamping Chef's challenge.  They should also count as the flowers portion for a couple other challenges.
  • One of the challenges says to create a paper project with a new crafty item that you got for the holidays or if you didn't get any crafty items to use something from your stash that you bought and have not used yet.  Well, in this case, the papers from K & C Company have never been used nor have I used that glitter or the floral embellishments.  Additionally, this is the first time I've use the 'one year older' phrase.  Is that enough new?
  • I'm afraid I was a bit confused for the Delicious Doodles Challenge.  Their blog post address states anything goes using blues but the blog post states anything goes using favourite colours.  So, I should have it covered both ways because I did use blues and I love the colour blue.   
  • The Glitter and Sparkles Challenge is to use a digi as is the Digital Tuesday Challenge.  Does it count if the digi is on the inside?  I certainly hope so.  
  • The Love to Create challenge is Sparkle and Snowflakes.  Now the Sparkle is pretty obvious with the blue glitter and the silver metallic embellishments.  The snowflake isn't quite so obvious but it is there too.  The die cut shape that the sentiment sits on and the shadow layer that the glitter is on are both die cut snowflakes.  Really!  I promise.  I can even send you a copy of the page in the Cricut book that says so.
Challenges I will be entering the card into:
Some more challenges may be added to this list throughout the week or month.

I apologize if there are any formatting issues.  This is a scheduled post and we all know Blogger has a mind of it's own.  If it turns out that something looks wonky, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave some love if you have the time.

Until next time,


Marjorie said...

Lovely card Lisa, love the blues....
Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'..

Keti's Projects said...

Lovely card. I love the colors and the words die is perfect.

I stopped by from MIM. My projects are #30 and #40 if you would like to take o look.

Happy crafting. Hugs from Slovenia, K.

Berry said...

Superb work thanks for entering our DT call at Divas and good luck hugs Rebekah xx

ike said...

Superb - fabulous colours and I love that wording :-) xxx

Shea said...

Hey Lisa! You did a great job on this card! Love the glitter and sparkles, and it's just a fun, happy card all around! BTW, there's no such thing as a "wrong" place to find glitter. Glitter looks good everywhere! (Just ask my husband - about finding it everywhere, that is.) :) TFS!!

Jen Leeflang said...

Your card is so unusual! I love the dreamy feel it has! - thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog for our BIRTHDAY BASH challenge. Good luck in the draw!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Such a pretty blue you have used and I love how you have taken the design inside the card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Unknown said...

Your card is suave, sweet and classicly beautiful. It sparkles and your very sweet narrative was almost as much fun as your card.
Note to self, check Lisa's blog more often for inspiration. Thank you so much for posting with us at WAW.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, I love the style of your card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Pia S said...

Your card looks great - shows that an image is not necessary to make a fab card! Got me thinking - I love the color blue, but it's a color I've rarely used for cards. Must try and make a blue card soon...

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a pretty card! I love all the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!


Wendy said...

Lovely card...Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Sarah said...

Fab card Lisa! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for my Dies & Punches challenge, good luck x

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe how many challenges you qualified for with one little card! It's a beautiful card. I love the blue, too! Thanks for linking up to Cut it Up challenges!

Karen said...

Beautiful card! Love how you added stickles to the frame! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


Edie said...

Such a beautiful blue card. Love the added bling. Come and join us again at 613 Avenue Create!

zub momi said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card Lisa. Love the cool color, die cuts and the inside frame. fab work :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the colours,Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

sam said...

Wow absolutely stunning xx thank you for joining us at glitternsparkle Sam DT xx

cotnob said...

This is lovely, such a pretty blue.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Patricia said...

Nice CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.

pst said...

Lovely CAS card. I like the sentiment on the inside. Thanks for joining us at FF this month.

Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant card, inside and out!!Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck.

Nikki DT

Wendy Fraser said...

Lovely card, the frosty blues look great. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven and hope to see you back again soon xx

Kimberly J. said...

What a fun card!! I love that cut and the inside sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

Cut It Up DT

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card thanks for sharing at craft this week

Sharon said...

Great card, thanks for joining us for Vickies challenge at Lady Anne's.

Anonymous said...

what a lovely card Lisa! Thank you for joining us over at TSC!!

The Stamping Chef

Lynne Armstrong said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox Lisa...your card is fabulous!

Jackiekg said...

Lovely card - love all the blues. Something different.
Like the sentiment as the focal point of the card.
Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's (Vickie's

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great CAS creation!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Love to create. xxx

Jo said...

So pretty, love the icy blues & the sparkle!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Love the frosty blues! Thanks for joining in on the Little Miss Muffet Winter Birthdays challenge!

Karen said...

Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven for our Sparkle and Bling Challenge. Nice card and love those flower bling. TFS

Mian said...

Fabulous card, outside and inside, and a great layout.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

Ali said...

I like this clean and simple card - the layered greeting in particular is great!

Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week. :)


mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Hugs Frea

shaz earl said...

Lovely card! thank you for joining us at Sparkles
Good luck in the draw, hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Shaz x

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at ATCs with Attitude.

Made by Mandy said...

Well done you for making such a lovely card, loving the blues and all the twinkle (I won't tell the fairies I promise). Hope you have posted it out to your cousin......

Many thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

brilliant card love the colours thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card! I popped over from MIM! Thanks for joining us at WD & Forever Friends xx Jan

Jackie Randolph said...

Beautiful Wintery birthday card Lisa!! Love your design and the pretty blues! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenges!
Jacki - Love to Create Challenges

Darlene Lyons said...

Love all the glitter and bling!! I love the stamp in the the card! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

Leslie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with us in the Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes Challenge!
Leslie, DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, you've captured the essence of the inspirational image to a 'T' with your lovely card. I like the way that you've used the lettering as your main focus point.
Thank you for joining in the fun atLady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic) We look forward to seeing your next creative project.

Priscilla said...

Well done with all the challenges this was entered in . Thanks for playing the cdac challenges.

In paper heaven said...

Lovely card. Simple, monochromatic,die cuts, flowers with lots of glam. I'd say you've covered all the bases. Tee Hee!
Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES