Wednesday, 1 August 2012

I know, its not Christmas!

No, its not another Christmas card!  I'm finding it difficult to get out of the Christmas card making, since a lot of the challenges in July were Christmas themed.  I will be doing another fold tutorial in my "Something Different series" in the next few days so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I am enjoying just crafting and entering some challenges.

This morning, I thought I would have a go at another sketch and also a photo inspiration challenge.

The sketch is for a challenge at Docerela Creations - #18 Sketch challenge (closes Aug 9).


And the photo inspiration is for a challenge at Simon Says - Kristina's Inspiration (closes Aug 8)


The cat in this photo is so similar to my cat, that I couldn't resist.

So here is my take on the sketch and colours (used black and white, lilac/pink/green).


My base card is pre-folded card stock, from my years old stash.

All the die cuts are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

The butterflies are cut at 0.75" (page 41).

The flower is cut at 2" (page 68) and the leaves at 0.75" (page 56).

The banner is cut 3.25" (page 68).

Here's a side view for you.



This card is also being entered in to the following challenges.

Cooking with Cricut - #97 BFF Bingo - I used Flowers/Bows/Diecut (closes Aug 7)

Die Cuttin' Divas - #76 Anything Goes (closes Aug 6)

Make it Monday - #100 linky party (closes a.m Aug 5)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

50 comments:

  1. That's a great card Karon, very elegant and the colours are lovely. TFS

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    1. Thanks P - just having a play:-)

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  2. Love this card... I love black and white cards and add a splash of color and I am all over it. Awesome! TFS

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    1. Thanks Sheila - I really wasn't sure on this one. TFL

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  3. Hi, sweet Karon! Thanks for stopping by; always a pleasure to see you!

    Love your beautiful cardm and I love the colors. It's never too early to start making Christmas cards -- at least not for me -- I never get started until the last minute, then don't have enough...lol!!! I should make them all year long!!!

    Hugs, my friend!

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    1. Thanks so much Audrey - I really do appreciate the time you take to come and visit. I too need more time in the day LOL and at least I will be some what organised this year:-)

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  4. Your card is stunning Karon,thanks for your kind comments on my blog.You have a wonderful blog. I am now following.xxx

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    1. Doreen - whoop whoop you just became my 100th follower:-) Thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. I have returned to your blog and become a follower too:-)

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  5. This is so elegant and gorgeous!! I love the papers you used!! The butterflies are so pretty!! What a stunning card :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Very nice card! Thanks for sharing it with us at DCD Anything Goes challenge this week.--Pat N.

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  7. Karon love the colors and the scene on the circle is wonderful. So pretty!

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  8. Your card is beautiful Karon, so elegant and sweet. Any friend would love to get this card

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    1. Thanks Diana - appreciate your lovely comment.

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  9. Ooooh, this is so pretty. Loving the pop of pink and purple!

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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    1. Hi Georgiana - thanks for coming by.

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  10. This is such a great lovely card. Thank you for joining our sketch challenge.


    Catarina aka docerela

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    1. Hi there - thank you for leaving a comment and visiting today:-)

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  11. Fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations!

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  12. Very pretty! Great paper and love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Docerela Creations!
    Carri ~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Carri - I love butterflies:-)

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  13. Oh wow!!! This is just as pretty as they get. The design, colors and sentiment are wonderful. Thanks for joining CWC.
    Charlotte

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    1. WOW Charlotte - thanks, I really wasn't sure where I was going with this card but enjoyed making it for the challenges. TFL

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  14. what a beautiful card ,love the colours and papers you have chosen
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I have been visiting. Its so nice to see everyones creations.

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  15. very pretty Karon, love the colors you chose!

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  16. Gorgeous!!Beautiful card!Very pretty Flower and Lovely Butterflies!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.
    Migdalia
    DCD

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  17. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #159 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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    1. Thanks Julia - I'm off to check out yours appreciate you stopping by.

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  18. What a beautiful card! Lovely papers and great color combination!

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    1. Thank you very much for visiting.

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  19. This is beautiful:) I love the combination of papers. THey look awesome together. Awesome job. Thank you for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison CWC DT funkycards.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi there! Your card is adorable! I love those butterflies popping off the card!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  21. Beautiful card! I love the color combo :) TFS

    Hugs, Sheena
    Dew Drops & Glue Dots

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  22. Love your gorgeous card and the sweet butterflies.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Beautiful! The colors and patterns work perfectly together. Thanks for sharing at Cooking with Cricut.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment.

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  24. Hello Karon, love your card! Such nice colors and super elegant! Thanks for sharing your creation with my sketch!

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  25. Gorgeous card, Karon! Love the graphic feel with the black/white and touch of color. Thanks so much for playing BFF Bingo with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

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