Thursday, January 1, 2009

little sketch card on the (urban) prairie

'member last year when those super-festive CAARDVARKS rang in the new year with a brand new, exclusive becky fleck cardmap??! well it turns out that was sooooo much fun, they're doing it AGAIN!

here's the sketch:
(it's a goodie, isn't it? soooooooo fun...and totally flexible!)

and here's my card:

(patterned paper: basic grey, cherry arte, scenic route; rub-ons: basic grey; lg floral & ribbon tape: amanda blu; white floral & chipboard heart: heidi swapp; printed floral: prima; velvet flower brad: marah johnson; other: colorbox inks, foam tape)

not too shabby, i feel; despite the rather dark photo. certainly no one can accuse me of stinting on the patterned papers, eh?! i got a basic grey "urban prairie" 12x12 paper pad on sale at michael's right after thanksgiving, and never really even got to test-drive it before i was straight into making xmas cards. so i've made up for the delay by using several sheets on one card. ambitious, no?!

you should go and see what the other caardvarks--not to mention our verrrrrrrry lovely and talented guest designers: gina (aka tyggereye), marley, jami (aka sgt. stamper) & steph jacobson--did with this challenge! check out the site...or go straight to the flickr gallery!

oh yeah, and by the way:


  1. Happy New Year Lauren!!! i hope 2009 is full of only good things for you:)

  2. Oh My Miss Lauren i`m away to check this out!!!
    Your card is sooo flamin`dang` goood girl!!!
    Best wishes for a `happy and Healthy New Year` ...Mwaaah..darlings....~X~

  3. Look at you go with your urban prairie-licious card...sheesh, no hoarding for you sista...good for you! FABulous job...Hmmm...I may just join in on the caardvarks fun :) HNY my peep! :)

  4. Stunning card, love all the bright colors and patterns!

  5. LOVE this card Lauren! The colors and papers are fab and the black rub-on is perfection! (So are you making up for the lack of PP in the last challenge or what?)
    Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year :)

    If you pop over to my blog I have something special for you ok :)

    Honour Roll

    Hugs Heather

  7. Oh, can I just drool over your card instead? LOVE it! I think I need those BG rub ons and Urban Prairie dps...

  8. Ya know, one of these days I want to be able to just put lotsa patterns together like you do and make it work. I do not have that gene, but I'd like to adopt one if you have an extra laying around. ;-)


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