Monday, November 21, 2011

Card Shark Challenge Week 2

I have really enjoyed participating in My Scrapbook Nook Card Shark challenges. This is week 2 which presents with 3 new challenges. The first one represents the game BRIDGE. For this card we had to make a card with a nature theme and incorporate wood or nails. The idea being to use things one would use to build a bridge. Here is what I have come up with this challenge.

I used the wood colored alphas, a big floral embellie, and recycled a Prima packaging.
Items Used:
Jillibean Patterned Paper
Sassafras Diecut flowers
Prima floral centers
Heidi Swapp tape
Cosmo Cricket alphas
American Crafts pen

The second challenge was representing the game "Kings in the corner". We had to make a card fit for royalty. I tried to think outside of the box for this one. I figured since my DH thinks he is king of his castle that I would make a card for him.

Items Used:
Sassafras Alphas
Studio Calico patterned paper, rub-on, and die cut
K & Company frames
Making Memories metal embellishment
Bazzill cardstock

And the final challenge of this week was for the game BINGO. Although it isn't a card game per say one has to use cards to play bingo. For this challenge we had to have a grid on our card.

I loved the grid pattern of this background paper. Most of this stuff was from the December 2010 Nook kit. I cut the chipboard embellishment apart for the words Merry and Christmas as I did not like the big chipboard piece by itself.

Items used:
My Minds Eye paper, chipboard
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
EK Success border punch

I love how this is pushing me and helping me get some Christmas Cards too. Thanks for the inspiration and challenge.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Card Shark Challenge

I am participating in the Card Shark Challenges over on the Scrapbook Nook site. The first (aka ZERO) challenge was to implement a stamp, hidden sentiment, black, and ribbon. Here is my take on that challenge using my Edward Stamp.

I used some of my Copics. I have not taken any classes but I think I did fairly well.
Maya Road envelopes
Greeting Farm Stamp
Making Memories paper and alphas
Pink Paislee brads
Prima flowers

Challenge 1 was using Phase 10 card game as a sample Your first phase was to use one paper background, block of paper or card stock, one strip of paper or trim, and one decorative edge then take a picture. For phase two you embellish that card base. Here is Phase One:

And here is Phase 2:

I believe this was the December 2010 Nook kit and I just added some Red card stock and Cat's Eye ink.

Challenge Two was Solitaire challenge to create a card to cheer up someone lonely!

I love how this card turned out. I decided to keep the kettle its natural wood tone. This is a Nook kit from Summer 2010. I think it was June but please don't hold me to that.
Websters and LilyBee patterned paper
Kaiser Craft wood embellishment
Websters alphabet and doily
EK Success border punch

And the last challenge (Challenge 3) for this week is the Uno Challenge. For this challenge your card has to have the number 1 displayed on it. As you can see my ribbon has ones all over it.

This is also the December 2010 Nook kit.

I have really enjoyed these challenges thus far. I was worried that while I was on vacation that I would not have ample supplies to do this but I have. These cards are also helping me get my Christmas cards done. I have done 45 thus far but have about that many more to do. Thanks for letting me participate in the Card Shark challenge. I hope you enjoyed the cards.