Monday, 10 September 2012

Crafty Gals September Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!!. It has been so long since my last work. After the busy summer, holidays, mother's and mother's in law visits and the beginning of another school year... I'm ready to start another year of crafting. I didn't start this month on time and I have to apologize to my Crafty Gals for posting this late. The due date was on the 5th but I forgot to make my card on time and then everything run really late. I managed to make it though. Our hostess this month is the lovely Jeanette and the challenge was this:

The Simple Plan: Make a card using a punch somewhere on it. Easy Peasy!

The Advanced Plan: Make a card where you use punches to make something they were not originally intended for. For example: Use oval punches to make a frog, use circle punches to make a snowman, use the stocking punch to make a stick horse, use a heart punch to make a Christmas tree, use a variety of punches to make a chef or witch or elephant, etc.


I chose the Simple Plan. I don't have many punches. I bought this punches specially to make a Kitti Caracciolo's Hydrangea. I fall in love with her flower last year and since then I meant to do this but never tried it. So this challenge put me in the mood to try it. This card is going to my friend Karina's birthday (I hope she is not visiting my blog for a couple of more weeks...LOL!!!) Here is Kitti's Hydrangea Tutorial:

http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/punched-hydrangea-tutorial.html

And here is my card:


For this card I used:

Cardstock: White from Recollections, Old Olive and Lavender Lace from Stampin Up
Ink: Sahara Sand from SU
Stamps: Curly cute from SU
Accessories: Circle punches, Hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart, Flourish die and Fishtail die from MFT.

Thanks for looking!!!

14 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

I love making these hydrengeas - they are sooo pretty and yours is wonderful - especially with that super greenery! Lovely birthday card.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh my goodness! This is SO pretty! You did a great job. I love the textures and depth of the flower.

Melina said...

Wow o Wow! When you get to work....you really do it don't you girl! This is tremendous! I'm in AWWWW of that purple flower! Gorgeous! :)

Olga said...

you just won the most gorgeous card in the world contest!!!! Absolutley breathtaking!!!!

Liz Williams said...

I have to agree with Olga, absolutely gorgeous in every way.

Barb said...

This card is breathtaking! I love all of the details and it is a beautiful creation!

Athina said...

Oh my! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Jackie said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love your card & that purple is GORGEOUS! Great job with the challenge!!!!!

KER said...

wow...beautiful

Prema Grandhi said...

That's beautiful beautiful card. How did you make those hydrangeas, they are just gorgeous.

Rhonda Langley said...

So beautiful!!!! Lovely flower!

Patty Gorka said...

I know I commented on this card before, but I just have to say I can't get over how beautiful this is!!

Darlene said...

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor...
ok, that's better. This card is a work of art. Pure & simple. Gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous! How do you make the hydrangea?