Sunday, September 11, 2011

VCMP Challenge #6, #7, #8

Goodness, I'm finally done with yesterday's challenges! Challenge 6 is found here on Elizabeth's blog. The challenge is called A Piece of Birthday. It has everyone doing paper piecing to create a masculine birthday card. Let me tell you, this was really a challenge for me. I have a tough time making masculine cards and I discovered quite awhile ago that I don't enjoy paper piecing. But I was determined to try!

Here is the card I ended up with:

It's more of a boy's card than a man's, but it's what I came up with when I plopped myself down at my table.The monster came from the Recollections set My Little Monsters. The Wish Big is from SU! Word Play. The little bursts on the background are a stub from Stamps by Judith. He was just begging for a googlie eye, so naturally I conceded to his wishes lol.

On to Challenge 7: Nontraditional Valentine. It didn't surprise me when I saw Dixie was sponsoring this challenge. What did surprise me were the hearts on her card! Most of us know of her ambivalent feelings about hearts.  It just so happens I didn't use any on my card:

This one was fun for me. I adore the alien with googlie eyes. He is from SU! Make a Monster. Ok, I know, it's supposed to be a monster, but it looks like an alien to me! I wanted to make him pop a little, but with the eyes, I wasn't able to do it. I printed the sentiment out in Word. The patterned paper is BoBunny. This can also be used as a love or miss you card. Don't we love cards that have possible multiple uses?

Over on Sheila's blog is Challenge 7: Take the Scenic Route. This one was hard for me. Most of my stamps don't fall into being able to make a complete scene, but I gave it the old Girl Scout try!

I'm still not completely happy with this card. I think it needs trees in the background, but I don't have any tree stamps and the ones I attempted to draw weren't that great. So I settled for what I had on hand. I could've made a trip to Js or Ms, but that would be way too tempting.

I haven't used this set very often. I got it to scrapbook the pictures from when I was a Girl Scout leader. I honestly don't even know where those pictures are at the moment lol. The set is from SU! and I'm not sure what the name of it is. I colored it all with Copics, cut the images out, and popped up the fire. Since it still needed a little zing, I used black Pearl Pen around two of the corners.

Thanks for taking a peek!



  1. you did a great job on your cards

    Barb Housner

  2. these are all so very cute.. great cards.

    thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  3. Awesome!! You did great on your scene!! =)


  4. Love the monsters and YES! They needed googlie eyes

  5. Gotta love the googles! I bought some but have not gotton around to using them yet! That scene chaleenge was tough! A+ just in efforts alone!

  6. Cherie,
    You may have struggled with the paper piecing but it is cute!And it was worth the effort because you won the blog candy! Congratulations! Would you please contact me at scrapbookingmom123 (at) comcast (dot)net and give me your address? Thanks!


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