Monday, February 4, 2008

double your pleasure, double your fun!

i generally try to make one card for each challenge in which i participate, but sometimes...well, sometimes mister clock is just *NOT* my this time i had to double up. thus, i present to you a card which is my entry not only for nicola's sketch #3 at my paper world, but also the first card challenge over at maisymary's findings which i thought was just make a "thank you" card. (alternately, you can make a black and white and pink card.) of course, when i went back and re-read the rules, i realized the thank you card was also meant to include flowers *and* brads which aren't one's usual style. seems like i kinda sorta slightly missed that bit in the first reading. it's got some really really old flower-shaped purple eyelets on it, though...does that count?? (sorry, pearl--i'll do better next time!) anyway, here's the card:

(patterned paper: sei, basic grey, anna griffin; tag: oriental trading; letters: dcwv, american crafts; eyelets: making memories; trims: queen & co; making memories; other: colorbox inks, jewelcraft gems, foam tape) (please note the green tag and the background of the grapes paper not only DON'T clash in real life, they actually go together quite nicely also, the card is not crooked. i could NOT get a good picture of this sucker no matter what i did, so finally i gave up! )


  1. Hi Lauren

    You are hilarious ! What a blast this card is !

    No i dont mind cards that do double challenges at all ! I'm prone to doing that myself !

    & I realise from this challenge that perhaps Thank You cards arent everyone's fave kind of card to create ! lol So I am thankful to see a Thank You card submitted for the challenge ! Thanks sooo much of thinking of my challenge ! I'll take the flower eyelets - yes don't we all have eyelets but hardly used !

    hugs, Pearl

  2. Lauren, i love this card! i had just seen something else on another blog done in purples and yellow and i am just loving that color combination right now!!!

  3. It's Beautiful Lauren! I LOVE the fun fruity theme, to fit with the sentiment! and the gorgeous colour scheme, which I might just have to try out now! and that scrummy looking trim too!
    Thanks for doing the sketch!
    Nicola xx

  4. fabbie card Andrea:)x

  5. cutest thing ever! The embellishment trim is so fitting! I always find it frustrating because I'm at college and i can't have everything i own here which makes it REALLY HARD to find the perfect embellishments from what i have! haha.

  6. lol what a great card, I would never have thought of a bunch of grapes :)

  7. Beautiful card bright fresh and full of fun ,Dawnx

  8. Now where's the cabana boy to peel those grapes?

  9. BEAUTIFUL card Lauren!
    I LOVE the pp's you used here!!

  10. Lauren, this is such a cute card. I admire people who can use purple. It kinda scares me!!

  11. Hello Lauren!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!! Girl, you are so funny, I'm sitting here at work reading your blog and just giggling crack me up!!!! I love your stuff by the way....I'll be back!!!!

  12. Aloha Lauren,
    I love this card! Very creative! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your blog, it's so cheerful!!!
    see you again soon!


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