The first one was from Cupcake Inspirations. They have a blog hop and challenge ending at noon on March 9th celebrating their 200th challenge. We were to pick one of the past challenges and create a project. Here is the cupcake picture that I chose. It is challenge #4.
The coloring went along with what I had in mind and I had a heart doily that I could use. I just included some hearts in different colors to my card.
Then yesterday I stumbled onto another blog hop and challenge at Ladybug Crafts. They have a new set of digis that they are releasing along with the challenge Add A Number. Perfect for the number 3 that I wanted to include.
Finally I was checking the blog candy giveaways that I have in my sidebar. I visited Floral Fantasies and saw that her picture was red poppies with a red and yellow butterfly. She is having a 4000 follower giveaway to those who follow her blog and are inspired by her creativity. She does beautiful things with flowers. We are supposed to create a project and explain what in her blog inspires us. I love her work. She uses flowers on everything and I love to use flowers too. I just don't use them as often as I would like since I don't have a very big stash. The red and yellow made me feel that I should participate, so I added the flowers in those colors to my card.
Keianne, like all little kids, loves pull tags and flap books, and pop-up books. I figured that she would like a tag to pull out of her card. I am not please with it, but I just couldn't figure out what to do with it. And finally, I was looking at someone's blog (I don't remember who) and saw that she had beautifully decorated the inside of the card I was looking at. I never think to do that, but it allowed me to remember to do it to this card.
Here are some pics of Keianna:
I wish I had a picture of her with her blanket, but I don't (at least not on my camera). Now here is my card:
All of the inside elements except flowers and sentiment, as well as the tag, were done using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridgs. The solid red piece is the insides of the the red frame on the green cutout. The scallop circle is a die from Life Style Crafts. The green cardstock is from Color Cor'dinations. The image is from from Magnolia Stamps. The leaf die is also from Magnolia. I think it is called Heart Swirl. The paper heart doily is sprayed with Ritzy Ditz by PK Glitz. The flowers, image, and random hearts are colored with copics. I also used different Stickles. I didn't like the whiteness of the circle, so I used a light pink glitter chalk to tone down the brightness. The dots around the heart cutout on the tag are done using a white pearl pen. I also used it to dot the i's in the sentiment (which came from the Scrapbooking Queen).
Here are the links to the challenges:
http://simplymagnolia.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2013/02/crafty-cardz-challenge-126-make-wish.html Make a child's b-day card
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have another card tomorrow that I need to make for the Magnolia-licious Mingle.