Friday, May 27, 2011

6 challenges in one :)

Hello everybody,

I'm a college student, and I have been crafting for roughly a year and a half? I just never really thought to go do challenges. I really enjoy making cards, but honestly it takes me an age to even make one card. :) I really gotta learn to be more efficient

So what brings me here today? It's summer, and I am super bored, so I went hunting for some challenges that I could tackle. My aunt passed away a couple of months ago, and this card is for her:

Here are the SIX challenges that I'm undertaking with this card:

1) The layout is Card Patterns Sketch 116

2) The angel and butterfly are for Challenge 153 Things With Wings at Spoonful of Sugar
3) The embellishments are for Pollycraft Challenge #94 Embellishment Bingo - I used lace (peeking out under her dress if you can't tell), gems, and a tag. This was fun trying to decide which bingo I should do; check it out: 
4) The gems and pearls are for the Crafts and Me Gems and Pearls Challenge 36
5) The "thinking of you" is for Something Sentimental challenge at Stamp Something
6) The whole card is for the Anything Goes challenge at Creative Card Crew

Okay, so I lied. There are additional challenges I'm entering that I neglected to mention before. ^^; Really it's more like 30 in one? I can't change the title of the entry because I've already submitted my entries for the above. It's nice to be able to enter so many challenges on my first try!
7) Dare to be Sassy Thursday #74 - Pearls and Lace challenge
8) The Crazy Challenge #68 Recipe: 1+2+3 - sort of an Anything Goes week (1 = gems, 2 = pearls, 3 = lace)
9) Bearly Mine Challenge #11 Die Cuts and Lace - I used Nestabilities to cut out the circles, and the lace is under her dress as I mentioned before
10) Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #12 Lace
11) Lollipop Crafts Challenge #40 Bling It!
12) Craft your Days Away Challenge #20 - White + One
13) Craft Us Crazy #9 - Love & Remembrance
14) Incy Wincy Designs Lavender & Lace
15) Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pale, Pretty Pastels
16) Southern Girls Challenge #19 - Frills & Polish
17) Woodware USA Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
18) Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
19) Divas by Design Challenge #2 - One for the Girls
20) The Paper Shelter Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
21) Truly Scrumptious Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
22) Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
23) Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 11 - Anything Goes
24) One Stitch at a Time Challenge 63 - Bling it on!
25) Paper Sundaes Challenge #70 - Pop it Up!
26) My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 7 - My Favorite Colors - I've always loved purple :)
27) I Did it Creations Challenge #56 - Anything Goes
28) KB Cute Monday Challenge 14 - Keep it girly
29) Krafty Purple Frog - Things of Beauty
30) Anything Goes Challenge Blog 41 - BINGO - lace, punches, and flowers (little white flowers under the butterfly)
31) Sew Many Cards - Flowers & Lace
32) Delicious Doodles - Lovely Lace

Wow all this linking is exhausting. ^_^;
:) Overall my first experience with challenges was alot of fun but very time consuming.

Couple of last things, there's some awesome "Blog Candy" at Fluttabyz Designs :) They're giving away really cute Magnolia stamps. Just follow the blog to receive an entry. You can enter up to 3 times.

Also, there's really amazing cricut candy at Priscilla Styles. Can you believe it? A cricut give away? It's for her two year anniversary ^^ Congratulations! :) What an amazing candy.


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous image and beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nina Brackett said...

Beautifully done. I'm glad you got to play with Card Patterns this week.

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely image. Thanks for joining us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous sweetie. Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.


Wenda said...

Very beautyful, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda

Nikki Byrne said...

This card is STUNNING. I love the colour the image the layout. What more is there to say?! Thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Nikki DT

ahlers5 said...

This is so elegant. Lovely work. Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

Helena said...

You've only been crafting for a year????!!!! OMG this card is gorgeous! The best I have seen in a long while. I love that angel.

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

Nikki F x

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

Lizy said...

This is just so beautiful! I love the image and the lace looks lovely just peeking out. A very worthy first entry into any challenge!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week and hope to see you again next time!
Lizy DT x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

kris said...

Pretty creation!!! Lovin' the bling bling!! Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts!!

Irene said...

Lovely bling bling card with beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining Anything Goes Bingo Challenge.

Irene (GD month May)

Regan said...

Lovely card! The bling on the bottom of her gown is fabulous as is the lace peeking out! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine and TPS ……..


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.

MaryB said...

Beautiful card. Love your color combination.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun..!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card, simply divine!
Thank you for joining in our Bingo Challenge at Anything goes

Invitation to our Birthday celebrations.
Tuesday 31st Anything Goes Challenge Blog!
will be 1 year old and to celebrate we are holding a blog hop with candy and prizes to be won. Hope you can come and join us

Alicia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your pearls and lace. I have Magnolia blog candy on my blog if you are interested. Thanks for joining in the fun at Southern Girls!
Alicia xx

Ann-Charlotte's blogg said...

just wanted to stop by and thank you
for entering my anniversary candy.
Good Luck! / Ann-Charlotte

Splashbunny said...

Lovely card!
I really like the soft lilac and the image is fab!
Thank you for joining us at Papercrafting Journey, looking foward to see more of your creations

cebelica said...

This is gorgeous. I love this image. Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week.


laney said...

beautiful card hun
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this time hope to see you again soon

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us in our “Remembrance and/or Love” challenge at Craft Us Crazy (although I don't see us in your long and hope you will join us again!
Huggies ~

Ruthie said...

Great project - its really gorgeous and the colours work perfectly. It was also really lovely to hear about the person behind the card and big hugs to you about the death of your Aunt, sure she would have loved this.

thanks for joining in the fun at Delicious Doodles


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful work, thanks for sharing!

hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Teri said...

What a lovely creation hun!
Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Ildiko said...

I spend hrs and hrs to make one card too so don't worry lol Pretty card. Thanks playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

tiggertastic said...

loving all those pearls and the purple is stunning

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Shana said...

So sorry for your loss! Amazing creation! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Vixykins said...

Just caught my eye in the bearly mine entries! Stunning design, really is a beauty! Thanks for playing at Bearly Mine and hope you join in more challenges in the future x

Rez said...

Oh this is Gorgeous. I love the pearls it gives it a nice touch.Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog and entering in my give away. Also thank you for posting my candy on your side bar.