Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 122 - Feeling Fuzzy

I love cards that have a little added texture to them - just that little something that makes them extra special.

This challenge is about giving some element of your card a "fuzzy" feel to it.  Just a little bit (or a lot, if you prefer!), and you can use Hannah's wonderful example to inspire your card.

Such a darling giraffe and the fuzziness of the flocking she added is just the right touch and here's a close up look

So for this challenge, you can add anything with a fuzzy feel to your card in any amount that you wish; whether it's to an image or just a decoration on your card.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 121 - Spinner Card

I honestly cannot believe I never thought to throw this challenge out there sooner, because I've seen this card style out there in the bloggy world before and thought how fun it would be to try one at 365 Cards.

Well, finally it's time to try a Spinner Card.  Have you seen these things?  So cool, and of course Kim took this challenge and knocked it out of the park, check it out

How fantastic is that?? 

If you're looking for a tutorial, all you have to do is Google it and you'll get some great ones.  If you have a good tutorial to share, please do.

If you've never done one of these before, I hope you'll give it a try and share with us whatever you come up with!  And a great big thanks to Kim for making the effort to give us this wonderful example.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 120 - Beautiful Blue Ribbon

Wonderful cards for last week's challenges!  I especially enjoyed looking at the "Fan-tastic" cards :-)

BTW - I can't speak on behalf of the rest of the team, but I'm having trouble leaving comments on the blogs that require word verification.  For some reason it requires me to log in on an endless cycle but never actually posts my comments.  I just wanted you to know so that you don't think we're not looking at your beautiful cards!

Now then, let's take a look at the Spotlight Designers for the past week

And let's not forget super duper fabulous Weekly Challenge All-Stars

Mark Angel
Studio Sara
Granny Goodwitch

And now for today's challenge...

Wouldn't it be nice to get a card with a great big ribbon telling you how wonderful you are?  Well that's the idea behind this Blue Ribbon challenge.  It doesn't actually have to be blue, but at least blue ribbon-inspired.

Take a look at Audrey's card and you'll see what I mean

Love it - this card sends just the right message!!

More scrappy fun coming up tomorrow...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 119 - Feeling Punchy

Good morning and happy Monday!!

So we've got a change to our lineup starting today...

We must bid a fond farewell to Heidi Stock who is moving on from 365 Cards.  She rocked the Clean and Simple style for us, and she will be missed.  Best of luck to you, Heidi - and don't be a stranger!!

So who's filling this spot??

Sunday DTer Annie Ling is jumping in on Mondays!!

And she's up today with her take on this challenge, which is all about creating your own embellies using paper punches.

It's quite simple, grab those paper punches (just one will do), punch out a shape and dress it up (buttons, bling, glitter, whatever you can think of), and add the newly designed embellishment to your card.  You can make as many as you want, as long as you make at least one.

Don't have any hand held punches?  Any die cutting equipment will work for this.

Here's Annie's card


And here's a closeup of her butterfly embellishment

So what does that mean for Sundays?  Well we've got some very talented guest designers ready to jump in, so be watching for that coming up in July...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 118 - Super Sketchy Sunday

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I'm in a great mood - how about you?

I'm also cleaning and packing, getting ready to board a plane for a little getaway in a couple of days.  I will, of course, be bringing my computer with me!

So it's Sunday, which means a sketch, and here it is...

And as always, the Design Team has brought some serious eye candy to the table





Have a great week everybody and don't forget to check back during the week for some fun challenges!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 117 - Do That Decade

Sometimes it's fun to take a whole decade and think about the trends, music, clothing styles, etc., from that time period.  And that can inspire your card design.

The decade for this challenge?  The 1950's!

Here is what DoBea came up with

Love this - sentiment and all!  Everything is so beautifully placed on this card, don't you think?

So think about the 1950's and what grabs you from that time period and let it inspire your card...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 116 - So "fan"tastic

You know how you have your favorite tools, techniques, and embellies?  Well for this challenge you get to use them all on one card and show off those things you are fanatical about!

Here are the specifics:

Use one technique, one tool, and one embellishment that you are just crazy about on your card.

Of course you can use more than one of these things, but you must use at least one of each to count.

Jennifer loves her Copic markers (coloring an image as the technique), she just can't get enough of her Cuttlebug (the tool) and her favorite embellishments are pearls/rhinestones.

And here they all are together on one card

Such a fab card - and it just goes to show that when you use those things you love, a beautiful card is the result!

So now it's your turn to share those things you just can't do without...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 115 - Just Peach-y

Summer has officially arrived - even if the clouds over my head haven't gotten the memo that it's time for the sun to shine!

So I'm titling this challenge "Just Peach-y", which requires peach to be the dominant color, and let's give those cards a summery theme. 

Hannah stuck made hers peachy all the way, check it out

She definitely nailed it with a big peach right on the front!

But you don't need to actually have a peach, as long as the color itself plays a major roll on your card.  And I hope where you are at, the sun is shining and you get to play outside and enjoy some nice weather...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 114 - Fun With Fabric

Hey 365ers, I hope you don't mind, but I've been doing more of my posting in the morning instead of the night before.  Some days it just works better for me, but I just don't want you to wonder whether I'm posting each day.

Today I thought we'd have some fun with fabric.  I'm talking about doing more than just adding fabric to your card - let's see you use it in a specific way.  For instance, you can create curtains or fabric for clothing or furniture to go with a stamped image.

I would like to share Kim's gorgeous card, but for some reason Blogger is not allowing me to add a picture at this time.  However, you can see her example and read all about it on her post HERE.

Aloha all, this is Kim and I think Blogger is working for me, so here's a picture of my card in case you don't want to check out my blog! Thanks!
As soon as I can resolve that problem, I will update this post.

And now it's your turn to have some "fun with fabric"...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 113 - Tuesday Trio

Ready for some winners?

Congrats to Elena!!!!

You've won the prize from Crimson Cloud


Congrats to Crafty Ria!!!!

You've won a RAK from 365 Cards

Both of you can contact me HERE to claim your prizes

What a great week of cards inspired by movie posters from some of this Summer's most anticipated movies!
Here are some of the standouts that make up the Spotlight Designers

And congrats to the Weekly Challenge All-Stars who completed all the challenges from last week

Granny Goodwitch
Mark A.

And now let's move on to today's challenge.

We've got a Tuesday Trio coming at you, which means I will list 3 items that must be included in any amount somewhere on your card.

Today's trio is

Beads, Floss, Stamped Image

Here is Audrey's card with the trio

Fun and festive - a great jumpstart on your Christmas cards, Audrey!

Now it's your turn with the trio...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 112 - Paper Pieced

Okay Clean & Simple fans, this one's for you!

Paper piece a single image from a rubber stamp or digi image, and if you wish, a simple sentiment can complete the card.

Here's Heidi's card

Adorably simple

And a close-up of the apple

This would make a perfect thank you note for all the teachers and instructors in our lives!

Now, how intricate the image you want to use is up to you, as long as it is paper pieced :-)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 111 - Super Sketchy Sunday


I don't know how many dads read the blog, but even if you are taking time to celebrate a special "dad" in your life, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Now let's get to today's sketch

And the Design Team cards






We hope you have a wonderful week, and come back and join us on some great challenges this week...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 110 - Mega Movie Saturday

Is it Saturday already?  Well then I guess it's time for one last movie poster.  I'm really looking forward to the cards that this one inspires.

Check it out

I imagine this movie will bring back childhood memories for lots of us.

So how did this poster inspire DoBea?  Let's see

This is so precious!  And friendship is absolutely what this movie is all about :-)

We'll be back tomorrow with a sketch...

Day 109 - Mega Movie Friday

Now, I have to admit that I am a bit intimidated by this next poster - a true challenge indeed. 

But of course Jennifer absolutely rocked this one with her very cool take on the challenge

The background is perfect for this challenge.  If you weren't inspired by the poster at first glance, no doubt you'll be inspired by this card!

Join us tomorrow for one last poster challenge of the week...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 108 - Mega Movie Thursday

Here's a movie my girls are really looking forward to

And wait until you see how this poster inspired Hannah's card

Isn't that amazing?  So clever and it makes for a terrific Father's Day card!!

So what really stands out to you on this poster?  Let it shine on your card :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 107 - Mega Movie Wednesday

Just a reminder that you don't need to participate in all the challenges during any given week to be eligible for a prize.  All you have to do is participate in one challenge and your name will be automatically entered into the drawing.  Participate in 2 challenges, and your name goes in twice.  This means you can earn up to 7 chances to win!  This is how it works for the RAK I am offering.

If you live in the UK and you'd like a chance to win a prize from Crimson Cloud, all you have to do is comment on any of the posts this week, letting us know that you are eligible for that prize, and your name will be entered into the drawing.

And now we can move on to today's movie poster

This one is high on my "must-see" list!

And so is Kim's card, let's check it out

This card is absolutely charming, and so clever with the lanterns :-)

If you're not sure how to use these posters to inspire your card, just go with the flow.  Whatever it is that grabs you should be your source of inspiration and Kim's card is a wonderful example of that!

More Mega Movie fun coming atcha tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 106 - Mega Movie Tuesday

I've got a winner of last week's super duper fabbie prize - the month-long guest design spot - but that's going to be a surprise.  I need to contact the winner privately to make sure the designer is able to do it :-)

Sooooo.....let's get to the next set of winners, our Spotlight Designers!

I was absolutely amazed by the creativity this past week - thank you all for sharing your wonderful cards with us!!

You are welcome to grab the Spotlight Designer badge over from the sidebar.

Here are the talented, and hard-working 365ers who completed each and every day last week

Paula Bee
Mark Angel
Danie May
Granny Goodwitch

Well done!  If this is your first time in this group, we've got a badge just for you over in the sidebar.

And now for today's movie poster

I just went to this movie with my girls and it was full of summer fun!

I think this colorful poster is great and should inspire some really creative cards.
Let's see what Audrey came up with

Wonderful blend of colors - especially that blue!

I'm excited to see the cards that get linked up for this challenge.  I've even got one to share, so let's get to it....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 105 - Mega Movie Monday

Sorry for the late post today - I'm stepping in for Heidi and I've got a fun challenge for you.  In fact, it's a fun WEEK of challenges as we celebrate a summer of big movies coming out.

I'll be sharing a new movie poster with you and you can use it to inspire your card. 

Up first, Mr. Popper's Penguins

It's coming out at the of this week, and it looks hilarious in the previews!

Here's my card inspired by the poster

A little card I whipped up for my nephew who is celebrating his 4th birthday today!!

For all the details, pop over to my blog HERE

And come back tomorrow for another cool movie poster...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 104 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Let's get this week started off right with a sketch

And some truly wonderful DT cards






AMAZING stuff here!!  I so love Super Sketchy Sunday and all the different takes from the DT.

We've got a couple of different prizes up for grabs this week.  First up is a special prize for our fans from the UK. 

This fabulous little shop is offering a prize for a winner who lives in the UK.  If you want a shot at this prize and you are eligible to win, just throw a comment in on this post and we'll include you in the random drawing.

The second prize is for participating at least once this week.  I've got a RAK of scrappy goodness to give away.

I'll be sharing some prize photos as the week goes on for both prizes.  So stick around for a fun week of challenges and the opportunity to win some prizes...