Friday, October 8, 2010

My First Post and Challenge!

Hi, my name is Pam and this is my first blog post!  I have been a follower of other crafting artists for sometime now and decided to try my hand at it.  I had a baby last year and decided to make his Christening invitations myself and that led me to buy a Cricut and into the wonderful world of cardmaking,  It has become my stress relief this last year.  Nothing makes me happier than looking at a finished project that turned out well.

One of the artists I follow, Creative Time For Me, is hosting a challenge this week and I decided to participate.  The challenge is to use the Create a Critter cartridge and make a shape card using the color orange.  I am a gypsy owner so I merged a rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook with the saying Nuts About U from CAC and made a card base out of that.  I cut out the nuts and circle with U in the middle out of patterned paper.  I also cut out acorns and used cinnamon stickles to dress them up.  I had so much fun with it.  I wanted a non traditional shaped card.  I put the mustard color paper behind it to make the phrase pop out more.

 I hope to try my hand at more challenges in the upcoming months.  I have mostly been making cards for family and friends but looking at other blogs I realize challenges help you to grow artistically.  I have learned a lot from so many artists that I am more confident in my crafting.  Thanks for viewing my first post and challenge!

10 comments:

  1. cute card you did a beautiful job.

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  2. Super job! What a great full post. Welcome to the blog world. You will love it. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog. jennyscards.blogspot.com)
    hugs,jen

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  3. You did a great job with this card. Love the acorns. Welcome to the blogging world.

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  4. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! I think your card came out FANTASTIC!!!! WOW, great job w/the challenge my friend!;)
    gypsy hugs,
    Emma;)

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  5. congrats on your first challenge... you will love them.

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  6. YAY for firsts.

    LOVE the card.

    TFS,
    Erin
    http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great stuff for your first. I cant wait to see what else you come up with.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  8. Welcome and what a cute card. Great job.

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  9. Welcome to the blogging world, Im relativly new to this and I am loving it. Great job on the card can't wait to see your other creations. I would love for you to stop by my blog hope to see you there. (www.funnflair.blogspot.com)

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