Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Warm Wishes

Stamps: Spiral Whisper; Sentiment unknown
Paper:
Eggplant Envy; unknown blue; Papertrey Ink White; DP by The Paper Company

Ink:
Memento Black; Copics

Other:
Nestabilities; sizzix swirl die and snowflake die; EK Success Snowflake border punch; Bazzil bitty brads; tiny lavender rhinestones; unknown snowflake ribbon; Angel Wings Shimmerz; SU punch
Card Measures 5.5 sq


Good Tuesday Morning!! We are expecting a snowstorm to come in tomorrow morning...oh yay...there will likely be no school again tomorrow...oh yay.

There is so much about this card that did not photograph well. Lets start off with the fact that all the cardstock is eggplant...not black. :( I just couldn't lighten it up in the photo editing phase either. Also the Designer paper has an all over shimmer to it. And the little rhinestones on the snowflake are a lavender. The white ribbon has silver snowflakes on it. This card is just not photogenic!

I ordered some Spiral Whisper stamps back in October and I am just now getting around to inking them up. I figured I better ink up the winter ones before I started making spring cards! LOL!

Last week I had a big give away...lots of visits here! But some of you have actually stuck around and commented on my cards AFTER it was all over! How kind!! So for you people I am offering you a chance at another prize! It's fun to give stuff away! :) Leave a comment under this post letting me know what type of challenges you like to participate in (sketch, color, inspiration...etc...) to be entered to win a Martha Stewart Valentine Border Punch! But keep this on the down low....only faithful readers can get in on this one!!!!

Have a Toasty Tuesday!!

83 comments:

ribenaruby said...

Oh WOW! Yes, I'm one of your followers, would like to leave you a comment on the brilliant creation with use of fab image and beautiufl swirls. Love the layout, keep up the good work!

ribenaruby said...

Forgot to say, I'm trying my hand at sketch challenges! Have a great day.

greenc said...

I'm a faithful follower! I get updates in my Google reader! Love that! I like all kinds of challenges...color, sketch, technique. They are all such fun. Cathy

Olde Country Creations said...

This is so cute! Your coloring is fabulous!!

I am a follower of your blog. I like a good variety of challenges but probably my favorite is limited supply challenges where you can only use a certain number of things or only certain items.......it makes you really think and be creative.

Have a great day!

Tonya

Danni said...

Love your card! So cute!
I'm a regular follower but sometimes I don't always get a chance to leave comments.
Anyhoo, I love sketch challenges the most but have been trying some inspiration challenges lately.

redstamper7 said...

She is too cute with her purple coat and chummy snowman. Great work!

Becky T

Jo said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on SCS! Thought I'd pop over and see your blog and it's fab! I love your creations and I've added you to google reader so I can keep updated.

Jo :)

Tamara said...

I added you to my reader for your last blog candy, but I keep coming back for your fabulous designs!

I like all kinds of challenges, colour, sketch, inspiration, technique... I love the challenges get me stamping, and make me think about things in a different way. I think challenges help us all to grow as better stampers.

Christina said...

Don't you hate when your stuff just does not pick up the way you want it too in a pic? UGHHH I like color challenges and sketches. So much fun!

Lorie said...

This card is completely adorable girl! I am a sketch challenge girl so you could come up with those for us. But, if you really want to challenge me it is a color challenge. I stink at those. It goes against the way I like to stamp and therefore is a real challenge. Not one that I'll take often but, hey...it doesn't hurt to try! :o)

Anonymous said...

Love looking at all your wonderful creations. I truly admire your creativity.

I would love to participate in any type of challenge that actually gets me scrapping or card making, however I'd love to see a challenge on sketching because I really want to practice my sketching & doodling. Thanks!
Wendy A

scrapbratz5 said...

I love all of the challenges. They make me try new ways of using what I have. I love your work. You have a gift for putting everything together in a way that has awsome finished look. Love todays card. My kids are also out of school for snow. I enjoy watching your blog for the great card ideals and your kids, they are adorable. Thanks! Blessings, Staci J

mamichelle said...

Very cute!! Love how you used the swirls. I just never know what to do with them. Thanks for the idea.

I love color and sketch challenges. Or product challenges to make me use my stash!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I follow you throuhg reader! I like to do the color & sketch challenges mostly.

Beth said...

I'm sorry, but I had to laugh about the kids being off from school-I feel your pain, lol! The snow/ice will be here later today so I fully expect the kiddos to be home tomorrow. Sigh...
You may not be happy with the picture, but the card is wonderful! Such a darling image and your coloring is amazing (just joined my 1st copic club, woohoo!). You've got such a great eye for embellishments, too!
Oh, wait, I almost forgot to answer your question, duh. Challenges-I usually like to do either sketch or color. It's usually just enough to get my thoughts going without being frustrating or taking up too much time coming up with something.
Stay safe (& warm) w/the storm coming!

Sally said...

I am a faithful reader/follower. Love getting your updates and visiting your blog for inspiration. I like the sketch challenges, but would love to be able to use any images rather than always a specific image company (I don't always own those stamps and budget is tight right now).

Lisa said...

Hi, Gorgeous card ~ I love how you have coloured the cute image. I added your blog to my following list after finding your blog when your candy was on offer but still come back to visit. I like sketch challenges. x

Jekka said...

I LOVE this card and especially the stamp. Can you tell me where you found the Spiral Whisper stamps? I have never heard of them.

I love layout challenges for both cards and scrapbook pages. The layout has always been the hardest part for me, so the challenges are good kick starts.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love looking at your cards Kerry, your coloring is so awesome. I have only been in one challenge. I am new to all this. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Debbie said...

I like sketch challenges although I've only done a few. Love your blog!

deifen said...

This is too kind!I love the way you colour your cards and your blog is a pleasure to visit!
I've only recently started challenges but my favourite are sketches as they really help when I'm suffering from crafters block!
Dei xx

Nelle said...

I really like sketches and color challenges.

stamprgrl said...

oh girl, I just got the snowflake punch you used on this gorgeous card. is the company spiral whisper for that cute stamp? I just love it...

I am going to have to say color combos challenges. I don't have copics and I would just cry if you go to do ONLY copic coloring challenges... LOL!!!

-- dalis

stamprgrl said...

kerry,
for some reason my feedblitz it's not working... :(

-- dalis

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Personally? Don't matter that you cannot see the shimmer, the eggplant color or the lavendar rhinestones.... this is still GORGEOUS!!!!

Are we sick of snow yet?

I'm a new follower but I sure like what I see here. What talent! And I just love both sketch & color challenges. I find it easy to combine both into one and I don't have to think so hard! HEY! I'm a senior citizen! I've done my thinking!

{{Hugs}} for a fun & fabulous blog!

hayward69 said...

I like to participate in sketch's and colours mainly. I love using punches to create different additions to my cards if applicable. This would be perfect in my craft collection.

Keep up you good work with the different card ideas as they're great.

Jayne xx

~Christina~ said...

I really enjoy all kinds of challenges except recipe challenges. I ALWAYS struggle with those! LOL

Beautiful card :)

mudmaven said...

OMG - I have run around to every Mike's and Walmart in my area at least three times a week trying to get my hands on this punch! I've even resorted to eBay where you really don't want to know what folks are asking for it! My favorite challenges are sketch challenges, but almost anything that sticks a fork in my creativity and gets it moving is good in my book! ~chris

Kathy W said...

so many great elements, wonderful job

CRYSTAL said...

I follow your blog daily....love to see all the great cards that you do.

Pick Me!!! Pick Me!!!

Pat said...

So inspiring! I love to do color challenges because I like seeing color combinations used in suprising ways. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family and awsome ideals. Hugs, NanaPat

Stressed Stamper said...

Hi...Yes I am a follower of your blog....and would love a challenge as a new blogger myself...not done a challenge before, so would love to see what is suggested...but would also LOVE this punch...not seen them before in the UK.

Sarah

Paula's ponderings said...

Most definately a follower of yours...just love what you do!! I would love technique challenges I think. When oh when will Martha bring her goodies to the UK??

Paula's ponderings said...

Most definately a follower of yours...just love what you do!! I would love technique challenges I think. When oh when will Martha bring her goodies to the UK??

Paula's ponderings said...

Most definately a follower of yours...just love what you do!! I would love technique challenges I think. When oh when will Martha bring her goodies to the UK??

Paula's ponderings said...

Most definately a follower of yours...just love what you do!! I would love technique challenges I think. When oh when will Martha bring her goodies to the UK??

Sue said...

Oh Kerry...I have gone to the big city looking for this punch as well as having my daughter check in Eugene! You are so lucky to have access to these punches...a real drawback to a small town...no crafty stores!

Sue said...

oops I was so excited to see this punch that I forgot to say how much I love this image and what you did with it! LOL!

Lynne in NI said...

I'm a follower too!
Sketch challenges really rock my boat - I don't have a huge selection of papers so its definately the *easiest to participate in! Thanks for all your inspiring cards!

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous...the image is just the Cutest..and I love the coloring and the MS border!!
I think I like sketches the best...but inspirations are nice too.
Love this MS punch....TFS!!..Hugs,Ila

Pia said...

love it Kerry!

Elena said...

What a cute card! Love your new stamp, Kerry!
I like sketch challenges the best!
Thank you for your fantastic blog candies!

Oma said...

I'm one of your stalkers er I mean followers. I don't post comments very often. I am new to paper crafting so I prefer the sketch challenges as I find that by following a sketch, my cards turn out better than trying to figure out a sketch of some kind in my head.
I love this punch and was looking for it the last time I was at Michaels but they did not have it in.

Marge Sexton said...

Awe, how nice of you Kerry! THANKS! I enjoy a sketch challenge, that helps give me a starting point...which I really need! Love this punch, and we can't seem to find it anywhere here in Maryland. Ha...my girlfriend would be so jealous!

Stephanie Smith said...

I like color challenges. I currently am having a color challenge every month. I just started a few months ago, but I haven't had any takers on the challenges.

leenda said...
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leenda said...

FABULOUS artwork! I enjoy sketch challenges.

Cheri Howard said...

I love challenges...period...but sketch challenges are probably my favorite. Any image, any colors, any embellishments - so many options! ;o)

Gvendalen said...

I love all of the challenges,–≤ut not always I can find time for participation.
Your cards is Gorgeous and I am a follower of your blog.
Thank you for your fantastic blog candies!

Cindy Zirrillio said...

hmm color challenge, love love your card. I am a follower, love seeing what you do. Cinny

Jackie T said...

I love sketch challenges because they inspire and yet give so much room for individual style. You are so generous with all the prizes you are sharing... everyone is grateful!
XOXOXO Jackie T

Danderella said...

Signed up to have your blog emailed to me every day. Love what you're doing. Look forward to receiving the new updates each day. Keep up the great work, it's inspiring.

Adair said...

Me, a follower? You betcha! I like to participate in many types of challenges...color, sketch, image. I like having a theme/topic. It helps me focus on something (I can use as much help to do this as I can get).
Adair
asvoboda@juno.com

Ananya Gupta said...

Well I'm not a follower since I live in the Middle East and the sign up form comes up in Arabic which I don't know how to read but I'm a subscriber to your blog nonetheless.
I can see the snowflakes on the ribbon although they are a little blurred. Hope I can still enter!

Sheila said...

How sweet of you!!! The easiest kind of challenge I can do...sketch challenge. Especially when I see so many...I finally "GET IT". LOL

TFS
Sheila

marsha said...

I'm a new follower and would love this punch! My favorite challenges are "sketch"! Great candy and great blog Kerry!

Rockin' Robin S. said...

I do not comment very much but I do look at your creations as often as I get an up date on your blog. I love all your work. Keep it up!! I like all different challenges. But if I have to pick I guess it would be the sketch that I like best. Hugs, RR

Sharon said...

I'm a faithful follower (wink!) I haven't seen that punch before - not in our stores yet. Hope I win!

I like all your sketches!

Sharon

kc_froglady said...

some cards are hard to photo LOL! I have one now giving me fits with some metallic paper - too mirror like! LOL

I do like the image though cute with the mittons on the snowpeople's head like that!

As for challenges I am a sketch challenge girl :)

Mary C said...

I love that stamp Kerry, I haven't ever seen them before. The rhinestones are showing up the right color on my computer, love the card know matter what color everything seems!

I love having no school!!

I would love to win that punch!!!
I like doing sketch challenges, color are harder for me because I like using my favorites.

happystamper said...

Hi Kerry! Although I won the Sweetheart package I just want to tell you again thank you, and I love your Spiral Whisper card - gorgeous! Have a sick boy here so didn't have much time on the 'puter the past couple of days, but back and almost refreshed - LOL!
Judi

happystamper said...

Sugar! Forgot to tell you which sketches - I love the color challenges, especially those where folks have to step outside their comfort zone. Those end up being a lot of fun,

Judi

Nora said...

I'm not as faithful as some, but I'd love to be entered into drawing for this punch. I have looked EVERYWHERE for this one & can't get my hands on it.
Thanks for your generosity!
~hugs~

Nora said...

I had a case of brain cramps, I guess! *LOL* Happens when a 6y/o is dancing around wanting to show ya sumfin!

I've never personally done any challenges, but from what I've seen out there in Blogland, I'd say color & theme would be the way I'd go.

Have a great rest of your day!!

Mandy said...

I love your cards!! And that little pig stamp is just too cute! :)

My favorite challenges are sketch challenges.

Tori Wild said...

I haven't been on the spiral whisper site forever!! This is just an adorable stamp!

nicky said...

and again wonderful card! good job!

i love to do sketch challanges!

hugs nicky

TheLittleFrog said...

I am your follower for a while and like to read about your cute creations! The box with the little pig is adorable:))).

I like color challenges:)

Staci said...

I love the little piggy box. So cute!! I like sketch challenges and color challenges probably the most.

Ida P. Krause said...

Hi Kerry, Just now saw this, I haven't been on the computer much the last 2 days. - I love Sketch & Inspiration challenge the most.
I still want that VB punch so pick me your loyal and true fan!!!

Amanda said...

Adorable card. Love the colors and DP. My favorite challenges are sketch and inspiration.

Linda S. said...

Hi Kerry, I too became your follower after your last blog candy. But I'll tell you what.....if I didn't like the work I saw on your blog, I would have passed it by and not even entered, let alone suscribed. As far as challenges go, I am fairly new to papercrafts and have never done a challenge. I don't quite understand how it works, and Heaven Forbid I might have to up/down load a pix of my work!! lol That would be waaayy beyond my computer skills. Thanks for the entry. I too have been keeping my eyes peeled for this MS punch. Linda lsfouratwindstreamdotnet

SueH said...

Cute, Cute, Cute. I have to try one of these boxes. Thanks for the great ideas. Love your blog. I love any kind of a challenge. Thanks for all your great ideas. SueH

Kim said...

Kerry what a gorgeous card! I love the big black snowflake...and I read your blog everyday! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Kim said...

And I forgot to say that I LOVE sketch challenges...they are my fav!

Bonnie in SC said...

I love making those little boxes. The MS punch was a perfect border. Good job. :)

Bonita said...

Love you card! I am just getting into challenges and usually go for the sketches.

Heidi said...

well my first thought was sketch but you know what- color challenges are great b/c it expands my "mind"

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Aww, sorry I missed out on this one, I can't find any of the good MS punches in my 'neck of the woods' LOL So many beautiful creations I have seen with it. So . . . challenges? I love any, but probably sketch challenges are really my favorite! :) Kel

deb said...

I love your blog! In between puter problems, I try to get here every day! Which lately isn't happening! Sharing with hubby makes blogging tough!
Your creations are awesome! I've seen creations made with this punch and would LOVE to own one!
I love sketch challenges. Always makes me think out of the box!
hugz!

jules p said...

I like sketch challenges. Or color challenges. Color challenges make me think outside of what I normally do. :)

Ashley Rv said...

I like doing sketch challenges. BTW I love your cards!

elaine said...

I am in awe of your beautiful cards! I want to participate more in some challenges and I thing I like to work with colors. So - I'd like to see more color challenges! And - I'd love to have this punch!

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