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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hero Arts World Cardmaking Day Celebration and Caardvarks Challenge

Two challenges and two cards for both challenges. Hero Arts is having a celebration this weekend for World Cardmaking Day.  The challenge is to create a project using your favorite colors.  The second challenge sponsored by Hero Arts this week is the Caardvarks challenge to create a clean and simple card. (stop laughing I can do this)

So I created two cards this morning using green, brown, and blues as these are the earthy colors I usually am drawn to in creating my cards. But I really love color, and could have chosen a bunch of different combinations.

The clean and simple part was a little trickier.


The first card is from the Hero Arts Cuckoo clear stamp set. I thought wouldn't it be fun to have cuckoo clocks hanging down like ornaments?  My aunt and uncle used to have a wall of clocks which would all go off every hour and of course they were all off by a few minutes. So when we would go to visit and have to sleep on the floor in their family room we would listen to them all go off every hour for about 5 minutes. LOL! I had forgotten about that until I was making this card. The papers are scraps from different papers.


It started off clean and simple and turned into more shabby chic. :) I was so happy to find this Hero Arts stamp at my LSS. When I asked where they had purchased it because I knew it wasn't in any catalogue I had seen from HA they said it was part of a lot they bought from another store that was closing. I love it. The soft image of the Madonna and child is beautiful. 

Yesterday I wasn't able to create much and I was so pleased to get this in this morning before church. Hopefully there will be more inking time later today.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Suzz


17 comments:

  1. Lovley cards - wonderful CAS design and paper piecing on the cuckoo clocks. Fab ribbon embellishments on the shabby chic card!

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  2. Wonderful cards, Suzz! I love the first one. . .you really did well in the CAS style! I knew you could do it! :) Gorgeous second card! Love the colors and pretty ribbon!

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  3. Beautiful cards Sue!

    The clock story cracks me up:)

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  4. What a great find, Sue! Love both cards - great concept for the first one, and your shabby 2nd one is gorgeous, too! And I know just how you feel trying to make a CAS card - I'm right there with you :)

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  5. Beautiful cards! Both so different and yet both beautiful!

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  6. Just saw both of these on flickr! The clock design is ultra cool looking and your 2nd card really exudes elegance and charm! Love these!

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  7. Suzz,
    These are just STUNNING. Love them.

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  8. Love both of your gorgeous cards, Sue! The clock one is really awesome, and the second one is so gorgeous with the shabby vintage feeling to it!!

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  9. Love your cards! I especially love the ribbon "roses". Different than any I've seen before! Thanks for sharing. Terri

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  10. I love both your cards but the cuckoo clock must be my favourite, I'm crazy about them at the moment... if you'd like to pop over to mine to have a look, you'll see what I mean lol ;-)))) Stunning work, Suzanne! http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com

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  11. both cards are fabulus! I love the Cuckoo card! So simple yet so whimsical and fun!! Perfect!

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  12. such contrasts Suzz but both quite amazing in their own ways, You really are so talented my friend.

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  13. Both cards are wonderful.. I just love those flowers in the second card. Well done my friend...

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  14. Both of these cards are beautiful! I especially like the cuckoo clock, very clean and simple and the sentiment really brings a smile!

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  15. OhMy...I love your cuckoo card,Sue!
    and your 2nd card is Gorgeous!

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  16. I think you did a wonderful job on both of these cards...I can totally see why CAS is hard for you because when you add all your elements, it just becomes a work of art : )

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  17. beautiful cards. the first one is so fun and the second so elegant. love them!

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