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Monday, June 18, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Sponsors Cupcake Craft

I love when while crafting I learn a lesson...  I'm here to tell you about today's Tickled Pink Stamps sponsorship of the new Cupcake Craft Challenge, which is #197 - "Something in the Eyelet". To play along with the challenge you have to include at least one eyelet on your creation.  And tonight's lesson would be that setting eyelets and apartment living do not mix well!  I never use them anymore (never invested in a Crop-A-Dile either), and I forgot how noisy a process it is!  Every attempt to muffle the noise only seemed to make it louder, and I would end up being unsuccessful in setting the eyelet.  In the end I improvised and used a hole punch and glue dots.  Hey, if MacGyver could find multiple uses for duct tape, I can certainly be creative with my glue dots!

I decided to work with another lad this evening and selected Lil Lad Stefan as my image.  We are expecting some hot and sticky weather here later this week, just in time for the official start of Summer and it has me thinking of the ocean and the beach.  I have this fabulous DCWV Summer Days mat stack that I want to get good use out of so I went and flipped through it for some fun papers.  My sketch is #161 from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  I really enjoy Karen's layout and play along when I can.  But today I noticed that they are having a casting call for design team members.  Everyone knows how much I love sketches!  So WHY aren't I on a sketch design team yet?!?  Good question and I think I need to try to do something about that!  So I am going to try out and see what happens.  I love the teams I'm on now, but lately I've been itching for something new!  (Sadly, I found out today that I didn't make the Kenny K team.)

Embellishments were my white eyelets, fishtail banners made from the My Favorite Things First Place Ribbon Die-namic, and a couple of flowers.  I also did some doodling around the edge of my image panel. Can you smell the coconut oil?  I sure can!  Well, in my case it would be the  SPF100, but you get the idea!!  lol  I hope you will pop over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to see what the other {PINK} ladies have put together for this challenge!   

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Robyn's Fetish Challenge: #112-Anything Goes
- Sweet Stampin': Summer Fun 
- Divas By Design#39-Summer Theme 
- Paper PrettiesPWC120-Summer Inspiration 
- Raise The Bar: #107-Hello Summer!



Jasmine said...

Eyelets ARE loud, lol! I haven't used them on cards yet, but for a different crafty project. Nice MacGyvering of them, I never would have known.
Your coloring came out great on Stefan, and the papers are great.

Sorry about Kenny K :-(, but best of luck on the new tryout. You are awesome with sketches, that would be a great fit for you.

Congrats on winning the Mayzy challenge as well! Just saw that on your sidebar!!

kyms kards said...

Great surfer dude
Thanks for joining us at Robyn Fetish
kym DT

Karen Giron said...

What a fun card for summer - great job with the eyelets and your coloring is fabulous! Fantastic job with the sketch :)

Kate said...

Your card looks awesome like always my friend. I am so sorry you didn't make the Kenny K DT. Have you tried the Saturated Canary one?


Jovan said...

Super cute card!

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear that you didn't make the team this time. I'm sure if you keep creating and trying that you will soon enough. Great card I'm loving the surfer! What are you using to color you images, they always turn out great!

Regan said...

Thanks, Sarah! I use a combination of Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers.

Brodders said...

Great take on this weeks eyelet challenge at Cupcake Crafts - Jane x

Lotta said...

Oh Regan, what a cute surfer boy! I love your card! So fresh and beautiful! hugs Sandra

Imke said...

Regan, your card is super cool. Perfect for a young guy. I like the colors and that you´ve used eyletts- respect °°° LOL°°°

Doreen said...

fantastic card. Love the image, the papers and your coloring
Many thanks for joining me at Sweet Stampin' this week

Laney said...

super card hun thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you again soon

Sewe said...

A really fun and summery card


Natali said...

Beautiful Summer card. Love this wording paper and cool image ))) Gorgeous brads detail.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Summer Fun” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Liliya said...

What a fun and cute card!! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish this week! xx Lilia DT

Liza said...

Lovely work and great use of eyelets. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Regan! I love your image and your colours are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Kathy said...

This came out great Regan. Love the summery color palette! Beautifully colored, too. LOL about the eyelets, I remember hammering them in while we were in an apartment, and my dh yelling at me to stop before I woke the people under us up. Sorry about the Kenny K. team, their loss for sure, cause you are AMAZING!

Unknown said...

Mighty cool surfer you have there! I've had eyelets for like forever but never used them 'till I won a Crop-A-Dile. I can just image how loud it was to try to add those lovelies!
Sorry about the Kenny G team. Good luck w/the Sweet Sunday sketch team!