Saturday, September 26, 2009

OK, 19 challenges in one card! Am I going too far? LOL

Happy Saturday!
First let me apologize for the lack of posts this week.
I've been busy with upcoming Design Team projects and didn't get a chance to do anything that wasn't on my to do list!
But this morning Nathan was at his Merit Badge college (the last of 3 weeks)with Andy and Georgia was at Girl Scouts so I got a couple of hours for me.
There were so many challenges that I didn't do last week so I wanted to fit as many as I could into this one card, I think I did good ;)
First I started with the sketch fom Sketch Saturday and I rotated it to fit with my image.
There were a lot of similar themes so it was much easier to have a big list this week;
My Time To Craft wanted an Autumn Fest
Allsorts was Autumn Days
Creative Inspirations was Autumn/Fall
Stamp With Fun was Autumn
Digital Tuesday was Autumn Leaves
Then came the recipes;
Play Along Monday had 1 Ribbon, 2 Eyelets (inside the card this time) and 3 colors, I chose Brown, Rust and Green
Digital Ink Co had 2 Designer Papers and 3 brads/buttons or eyelets (the buttons are embossed on the border)
Kaboodle Doodles wanted 1 cardstock, 2 dp, 3 embellishments and 1 digi image
Add some embellishment challenges;
Whimsy Stamps wanted Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!
Paper Cutz wanted at least 3 Buttons
I needed some techniques;
Basic Grey wanted Embossing (and BG paper of course)
La La Lands wanted Paper Piecing and you know I love that!
Cupcake Crafts wanted to see Distressing and so I inked the edges and sanded the edges, the leaves and th embossed border.
365 Cards Day 210 - Try A Technique, Sanding
Scrap And Stamp Saturday wanted Distressing and at least one stamp
Finally I need a color scheme so I found a color challenge and 2 "inspiration challenges"
Color Chef Challenge wanted Orange, Brown and Green and Cream or White
Pals Paper Arts had a Pottery Barn photo for inspiration and
Etsy Inspired had a jewelry store for inspiation and I chose this beautiful piece for it's copper and green tones and earthy feel.



This fabulous image of Cherry is from Pollycraft and I just love her!
I paper pieced the hat, dress and tree. I added color with Copic's to her faces and shirt and did markers and paper piecing on the sleeves.
I embossed my favorite embossing border folder which is those cute buttons! I then inked and sanded it.
I added the Harvest ribbon to the border and also took a piece to use as my sentiment.
The dp is Mellow by Basic Grey.


Inside is more dp and message mat with more ribbon and two heart eyelets.



A close up of all that paper piecing.
Anway I hope you like her and have a great weekend!
Katie

50 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

That must be some kind of a record Katie ... it is a lovely card!

Sam said...

I love this card and am quite amazed that you managed to fit 15 (!!) challenges into one card - sometimes I manage two but I would never attempt that many!!!

itsabrt said...

Awesome x 15! This card is so terrific, my favorite part is the embossed buttons! Beth

pinky said...

Flip me pink Katie, excellent job covering all those challenges, can't say your not organised! And what a gorgeous card you have made inside and out, well done.
Pinky

Teri said...

Go Girl! Must have taken ages just to find all those blogs with similar themes!
Thanks for adding our Digital Ink Co. to your list!!
Hugs,
Teri x

Lisa said...

Hi, Gorgeous card! I love the image and gorgeous colours.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Sandra said...

This is really cute Katie!!! Oh I wanted to say, Thank You!!! I seen a little something last night, it looked absolutely fabulous... ;)

Donna said...

Fantastic card Katie, love the distressing and paper piecing you have done and such a lovely layout too! Well done on meeting so many challenges with this card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC :) Donna x

mudmaven said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the rich colors and your embellies are just perfect! Thanks for joining our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. ~chris

Sue from Oregon said...

Katie...I LOVE this card..the piecing is perfect, the colors so wonderful. Love this image and those little leaves creeping in on the side...Perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at La La Land!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! All of the paper piecing is fantastic! I love the colors that you used, too! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous love the paper piecing and the leaves...in fact I just love looking at this card thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week

Hugs
Lorraine x

de said...

GOOD GOD WOMAN HAVE YOU GONE MAD!? LOL. Love your 16 card challenge! Amazing!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Danni said...

Wow! That is alot of challenges on one amazing card!Wow!

stitchy said...

Love your comment there, but I have to tell you, you put a smile on my face...beautiful card and 16 challenges all in one, wow, you go girl lmao...Thank you for adding our challenge at Digital-Ink CO to your long list of challenges...I look forward to seeing lot's more of your work..
hugz
stitchy

suzARTe said...

this is an absolutely gorgeous card, I love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining us at Kaboodle doodles

Kim Y. said...

Your card os jsut too darn adorable, Katie! I too love Cherry Kisses. Great paper piecing and love love the colors!!! Thanks so luch for joining us this week at La La Land Crafts!

Jules said...

Hi Katie

I love paper piecing and I love your card (inside and out!).

Gorgeous colours and such a cute image.

I can't believe you have managed to fit it into so many challenges!!! Sometimes one is a struggle for me. LOL!!

Enjoy your Sunday - I hope there aren't too many things on your "do list" today!

Love Jules xx

Paul said...

16 Challenges is pretty extreme!!! Great work and thanks for joining in with the paper piecing Challenge at La La Land.
TFS
Paul

Gro said...

Gorgeous card. Love your paper-piecing
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

Liza said...

Fabulous card, I love your distressing. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katie, Oh my goodness, 16 challenges in one card...that takes some doing (I'd get myself in a knot lol!). Fab image, love the paper piecing and the distressing looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow 16 challenges !!!

Love the paper picing I love that Technique it always looks so effective

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

IRIT SHALOM said...

KATIE HI!!! LOVE YOUR CAD BUT MOSTLY LOVE THE
16 CHALLENGES YOU DID IN 1 CARD- AS AT 10/11 I BEGIN MONTHLY CHALLENGE FOR " QUEEN OF COMBINING CHALLENGES" WITH GREAT PRIZE EACH MONTH IN MY BLOG. THE FIRST ONE IS A UNITY STORE KIT OF 40$ AND I HAVE GREAT CANDY TILL MY FIRST CHALLENGE TOO.
SO JUMP TO MY BLOG AS IF IS WAS OCTOBER- YOU COULD BE MY QUEEN AND THE WINNER .
AGAIN- YOUR CARD FOR MY CHALLENGE AT KD IS GREAT!!
IRIT- KD DT

Lilacanglia said...

Fantastic Card inside and out,
Thank You for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week,
Good luck with all 16 challenges,
Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work,
Hugs
Angie,
DT Kaboodles

Helen Dooley said...

Great card. Love the image!! nice colors too. Thanks for playing at PCC for week #10

made by fifi said...

gorgeous card - thanks for joining in this weeks MTTC challenge xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Katie! Love the paper piecing on that cute image. Fab fall colors and accents too. Thanks for playing along at Whimsy this week. :)

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Holy Challenges BatGirl!! 16 in one? And you finished the inside? I'm fortunate enough to get the outside done these days. I too get bogged down with meeting my commitments (more and more lately) and do not seem to make it around to leave comments as often as I would like. It all evens itself out in the end!! Love this card!!! I'm impressed and in awe!

Micki said...

Oooeewww, I love Pollycraft!!!! Great card, great coloring and I'm just plain speechless.... 16 challenges!!!! You're my hero, lol!!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digital-Ink!!!!

Margaret Moody said...

Congrats on combining so many challenges! Wow! What a cute card! Love the paper piecing! Thanks for playing along in the PPA Inspiration Challenge!

Pamela said...

Awesome card! I can't believe you got in so many challenges! :)

Karin said...

Fabulous card. Just amazing you put so many challenges in just one card.
Thanks for joining LLWWC.

xoxo Karin

Irina said...

19 challenges!!!! I think this is the most I have ever seen!!! And what a GREAT card!! Love all the paper piecing, absolutely FABULOUS!! Thank you SO MUCH for playing along at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Karen Wilson said...

Holy cow! WTG on all those challenges, I'm impressed!! WOW! What a cute card, love the colors, layout, especially that image. How cute!! Very well done and thanks for playing "Play Along Monday's" challenge last week!

Judy said...

Hi Katie,
Love the little girl. Thank you so much for being in our challenge at Digital-Ink Co, and a GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your win!!! Be sure to email the store to get your prize, and let folks know... Your winning card will be on our store front all week!!

Blessings to you Judy

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

Yogi said...

really nice. I've never seen that many challenges done in one project. Way to go.
Congrats on winning too

Crafty Nanny said...

Katie you are awesome...15 challenges with one card....WOW.
Love your card, great texture and beautiful fall colors!!

Hugs Sandy

Lesley said...

My goodness - 19 challenges lol! Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the the MTTC challenge xx

Sheila said...

Ohh Katie, I just adore this card it's stunning!!, fab colours I love it all.
Thanks for joining us this week in La-La Land.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Tara said...

A stunning project and such a great choice of papers too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Basic Grey ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

sophiesmama said...

Darling card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge!
Hugs,
Mary

Lisa Hjulberg said...

19 challenges! Wowser! And you did such a beautiful job! Thanks for playing in our challenge at La-La Land Crafts.

Maureen said...

Eek - what a lot of challenges! You are definitely the Queen of Combining! Love the paper piecing you did! Thank you for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Wow, Katie! Way to go with all of those challenges met! Totally fab card too. Love, love, LOVE the paper piecing you did. Brill! Thank you for playing along with us this week at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

Irina said...

Hi Katie, please come back to La-La Land Crafts blog, there is something there for you!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Cheryl KVD said...

Now that's multitasking!!!! Great job!

Sandra said...

Wow, your card is stunning!! Love the tiny punched leaves and all the other small details you have added. Thanks for joining in with us on Sketch Saturday, my last week as part of the DT :o(
Hugs Sandra x

Linda said...

Wow well done on getting so many challenges on one card - it's beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodledoodle challenge.