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Monday, February 21, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #104 - Magical Creatures

So many challenges, so little time! lol Honestly, people, I don't know how some of you do it - linking 50 or more challenges to one card! I barely have time to make the cards, never mind keep track of umpteen requirements that have to be met in order for them to qualify. Maybe I'm just envious of your superior organizational skills. Maybe I feel inferior because the most challenges I've ever been able to enter at one time was, I think, fourteen (and even that required a BIG effort on my part). Maybe I covet your fabulous prizes and flashy blog badges. Nah. I'm having fun and that's all that matters! I am, however, impressed (if slightly bemused) by those of you who have the wherewithal to participate so vigorously in our beloved hobby! :)

So with that introduction, let me share a fabulous announcement with you! Sometimes those challenges that you and I enter are for design team spots. I was delighted to learn that my Nurse Honey card earned me an invitation to join the team at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! My official start date is March 6th, but I couldn't resist playing along this week with Challenge #104 - Magical Creatures. I have become enchanted with Tickled Pink Stamps and though I had treated myself to a few digi purchases, I hadn't use any of them... until now. I chose Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira from their last release for my card. Since I was using a Tickled Pink Stamps image, I figured it would be a good time to participate on their challenge blog as well. Challenge #7 is to use fabric. This is also a first for me, and I was a little nervous about it, but I think it went well enough. I sprayed it with some Smooch Spritz to give it a hint of shimmer and stiffen it up a bit. And of course, what kind of a blog post would this be without a sketch challenge?! My layout is courtesy of Friday Sketchers Sketch #142.

Here are the other challenges that I'm submitting this card for:
Seven challenges is a far cry from 50, but I haven't even had a blogiversary yet... Maybe someday I will ascend to the level of challenge master! :) Thanks for checking out my blog and my creations! Your comments are always much appreciated!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira (Tickled Pink Stamps); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Rose Red and Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (70, 201, 124, 133, 150, 151, 97, 103, 105)
Paper: Rose Red, Close To Cocoa, Old Olive, and Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Brenda Walton Madeline designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder (Provocraft); gold cord (unknown); brown gingham ribbon (Offray); pearl flourish (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); pink fabric quarter (Joann); Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (Clearsnap); mini mulberry paper roses (Recollections); Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen (Sakura); 12" cutting patterns for the Customer Cutting Sysytem (Creative Memories); glue dots; 3D dots


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at
Bearly Mine.....


Unknown said...

WOW Your Kira looks so amazing!! I love how you have coloured her and the papers you have used are just gorgeous:-) Thanks for playing at TPSC this week:-)

Silli said...

OM, what a pretty card, love your coloring!

Anonymous said...

Hi Regan. Seriously ~ This looks more like a piece of art, should be framed !
Thank you for visiting Doodlebuddies and leaving your lovely comment.
Your really blessed with a gorgeous little man in your life :)

Imke said...

Hi Regan, beautiful Card. I like the colors and the distressed edges looks great.

Kathy said...

OMG Regan, this is insane! I love every detail you used, so much texture and depth. Your coloring ROCKS! The fabric, ribbon and cord are awesome. This card is over the top! I've got to check out these images, they look cool. Huge congrats to you on being the newest Corrosive DT member that is so great!!!!! Happy for you!

Sonya said...

Your card is ideed a quite a work of art. Love what you have created!

Jeanette Wallén said...

Truly beautiful card - thank you so much for playing with us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge!!

/ Jeanette

Janet said...

omg this is amazing!! love it:)

Linda Palmer said...

What an amazing card. I can't even enter a card in 2 challenges. By the time I research and figure out what to do the time is up and I haven't even made a card yet. I can't imagine getting a card for 14. You go girl! I love everything about this card. I love Janet's challenges so will see more of your creations. Loving your blog.

Leonie said...

Wow! really love how you incorporated the fabric...looks so much like it just belongs with all the paper. Awesome!!! And your sweet fairy is just gorgeous! thanks for joining in with us at TPSC
Hugs Leonie

Zarah said...

LOL @ the comment of 40-50 challenges entered. I KNOW, right? Iusually make 3 or 4. I think the most I maganed, once, is 7. But you're so right. I have fun, that's what counts! :D

Your card is absolutely LOVELY! I'm betting there will be a bunch of flashy badges and nice prizes heading your way with this one. ;D

Thanks so much for playing with us at for this week's challenge! :D

tiggertastic said...

what a fantastic take on the sketch and my theme of ribbon and pearls too

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

crafty amy said...

What a brilliant fun and bright card :D
Perfect use of the sketch!
Thank you for joining us at bearly mine and good luck.


Amy xx