Sunday, 7 February 2010

In a mini format (and some grumble)

This post could have been here a day ago, but due to an extraordinary behaviour of Firefox (what seems to be a global and burning issue lately...), I just couldn't finish it yesterday... Besides, my good ole' compy needs some serious cleaning up, and thus the operating system will be having a merciless re-install tonight ;) Hopefully I'll get it up and running again quickly afterwards...

So, before Firefox goes nuts again, let's move on to the crux of matter!
First I've got a card for another awesome Fall-To Layout (FTL77). No only the sketch rocks, but Natasha amazed me again with her crafting skills, with the sample she created for it. You may notice that I borrowed a couple of ideas from that post, but it was a pure coincidence.
We do share the same sentiment, which I needed for the wedding theme that I chose for the project. Yes, it means that this card is another entry of mine for the current caardvarks challenge - only this time it's a more traditional approach.
I'm also entering this one to CCEE Stampers' Heart Challenge (I assume that the heart and the charm can be the same thing...)

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Supplies: cardstock: Quill; paper: digital printable; stamps: Paper Xtra (sentiment), SU! Baroque Motifs; ink: ColorBox Ice Blue, StazOn Jet Black; ribbon: Ribtex; pearls: Kaisercraft; charm & twine: stash

Next there's a card with a touch of shabbiness - for CPS153, The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC15, and What's Your Cup of Tea challenge at Flourishes. I was inspired by a container of my wonderful COFFEE! I'm all the way a coffee girl...

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Supplies: cardstock: Quill, DCWV; paper: Paper Stop, digital printable; ink: Versa Color Sand Beige; brown marker; Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots embossing folder; brads, ribbon: stash. The cup is cut freehand from a DP, the swirls above are drawn by me. The words are cut out from an old book.

I swiped the embossed background with beige ink, without being too careful, and sanded the edges of the panel. It now brings to my mind some nice little cafe in Paris ;) The size of this card is roughly 10x10 cm (4x4 in)

Lastly, there's another mini card, and this one goes to Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge - PPA28, Masculine Valentine at OCC, Crazy 4 Challenges C4C23 - make a Valentine card, and The Pink Elephant Challenge #53 - Mushy Gushy Valentine.
Seriously, I haven't "ticked" so many challenges in one post for a very long time! I know I used to, in my earlier months of card making, but now I enjoy the process so very much, that I'd like to create a separate, unique entry for each one of these. IF I had time, of course, which I don't!

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Supplies: cardstock: Quill; paper: Quill; ink: Versa Magic Cloud White; black felt tip pen; Cuttlebug & Stars embossing folder; button, twine: stash. The words are written by me and cut out freehand, so is the heart.

Now, you might have noticed that my use of pinks for the PPA challenge is rather frugal... lol. I decided on a truly masculine card, and I challenged myself to make one with these pinks. That's what happened in result, and I must admit that I'm pretty satisfied with it. Not only the background reminds me of a pair of old jeans, the card is kept minimalistic, and this little pink gives it a bit of twist, emphasizes the Valentine theme, without being girly.
The background has been swiped again with ink, but this time I was aiming to make it even more shabby.

Okay that's it for now! I'm happy that it all went smoothly this time (so far...). I'm now off to prepare the card for The Pink Elephant Happy Birthday blog hop, that will take place in a couple of hours! I hope I'll see you here then!
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15 comments:

  1. All three are gorgeous!! Well done on the challenges and oh, I'm so a coffee girl too! Would love to sit and chat over a cup with you!
    smiles,Deena

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  2. As usual your true style comes through in each of these challenges....LOVE what you have done and so glad that you made The Play Date Cafe one of them : )

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  3. I love how you can change up your style! Your cards are great - thanks for paying along with us @PPA!

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  4. super cute cards, Chupa! i've been wondering...do you prefer Chupa or Iwona?

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  5. These are fantastic! Love, love, LOVE your FTL card! :)

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  6. All three are wonderful cards, but I have to say your manly valentine absolutely ROCKS!! I love what you did with the CB stars folder and your handwritten sentiment and heart are perfect. Great job on the masculine Valentine challenge. So happy you could join in the fun with us at the OCC this week!

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  7. All of these are so fabulous and creative!! Love clean lines and flourishes on the first, the wonderful distressing on the second, and the framed sentiment with the embossed stars on the third! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE Challenge this week!! :o)

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  8. Nice job on all your cards! Love your style!

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  9. wow....what a wonderful post of creativity...thanks for playing with the CCEE

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  10. Beautiful creations, Chupa! Thanks for creating with us at TPE.

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  11. Beautiful cards Iwona! I love the coffee inspired one but then again, I'm biased! :-) Thanks for playing in the challenge!!

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  12. Fabulous creations!! I love the embossing and distressing you did for your TPE creation!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

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  13. Ooh, love these all! The heart charm on the first is a lovely touch!

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  14. WOW...Chupa!! Do you ever make a bad card?!?!? Uhhh, NO you DON'T!!! They are always fabulous!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with TPE this week!!

    BIG HUGS -LORi

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