Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Calendar Girls November 2014

I'm here, I'm here....I tell you, I need to get more computer savvy. I've been having a hard time downloading my pictures so I took my camera with me and am using another computer...sheesh. (It should be easy). ....anyway, Our hostess this month is the talented Barb and here is what she said:

This month we are going to do a color challenge. Since this card will be posted a few days before Halloween, I challenge you to make a card using just two colors--Black and One Other Color. I also challenge you to try to not use white or ivory as a base for your image. If you do, it does not need to count as your second color--or it can...... Your card does not need to be a Halloween card--it can be for any occasion. Get your thinking caps on and limit your colors to just two!

A bit of clarification............. I had a question already about the limit of two colors. Does that mean just the image, or does it include card base, paper, embellishments, etc.?

Yes--it means everything on your card can only be one of two colors--Black and something else. Your image can be stamped or printed on white or ivory if you want and that base does not count as one of the two colors--unless you wanted to go Black and White only. So all of your cardstock and any designer paper and any/all embellishments need to be one of the two colors you choose. Yes, this is thinking out of the box and I am guessing our markers will not be used this month! That is why it is called a "Challenge"!

Now you all know why she clarified the black and white scheme...right??? lol. Well you got it. That is exactly what my two colors are. I also used black and white glitter paper  which again, I am sure you are not surprised at....lol  Here is my card:

 

I also used white glitter netting along with a little white gem to make little ornaments on the shoes. I used the same netting along the bottom of the card to make the scalloped cut out stand out a bit more (a bit hard to see but it is there). I will insert the Cinderella sentiment about the right pair of shoes and will probably pass it on to one of my daughters (which like me, the love shoes and glitter as well).

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by and check out the rest of the calendar girls blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DDD October 2014 "Eat Drink and Be Scary"

Can you believe it I'm here and on time. So here we go Terry and LJ were our hostesses for this round and what a cute kit the Divas got....(at least I think so). Terry was the hostess for the Darlings and Laura Jean sent kits to the Divas. The theme....eat drink and be scary works perfect for this month. The image LJ send was the witch in the MFT set witch way candy. I love her she is so cute. The dsp is the Eerie collection from Basic grey and many other cute embellies, ribbon etc.


This is my card. I used 3 of the designer papers on the front and inside as well. I also loved the spider doily LJ sent along. I colored the cute little witch and then colored the pumpkins and cut them out and mounted them on the front. Now comes the hic-cup in this whole process. I took pictures of the inside and have managed to get a picture of the front and inside of the card but I'm having trouble finding the inside picture on my new lap top . One of these days I'll get it all figured out. Computers can't live without them and I can't seem to figure them out....

As an extra challenge Terry and LJ asked us to share our favorite treats when we trick or treated as kids. Well I remember hoping we would get popcorn balls somewhere along the line when we were out trick or treating . We always had tons of fun no matter what our bags held.

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by the other DDD sites and check out their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,

Hugs,
Carol