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Sunday 6 June 2010

Biggest challenge ever

Well this week I have twenty three challenges. Wow, never managed so many before. But it was a little easier as lots of folks spotted the change in the weather and came up with the theme of Summer, one is a little out there in terms of whether or not it matches the theme, but the rest are in a similar vein.

So here goes

All these blogs have the theme of Summer:-

Cupcake Craft Challenges - summer delights
Everybody Art Challenge
Stampavie and More
Stampin For The Weekend - summer/travel
Raise The Bar - celebrate summer
Our Creative Corner - summer inspiration or what summer means to you
Paper Sundaes - summer fun

I used the sketch from Secret Crafter

Creative Inspirations have a beach theme

Order of the Opus Gluei - Life's a beach

Papertake Weekly's theme is Fun, Fun, Fun - what can be more fun than a day at the beach

Delightful Sketches are after texture and I hope I have achieved that with both the debossing on the background card and the little ocean embellishments

Tuesday Taggers - touchy feely texture with a prize on offer from Tanda Stamps

Meljen Designs require dry embossing, which is how I achieved the debossing on the background card, only back to front!

Oh, Alice! are after muchness! They want the heart of your stamping style. Mine is I guess the colouring. I like to use a variety of different methods for colouring, but since getting a full set of promarkers I have been lured into the promarker club and can't seem to pull away....... which reminds me I must revisit one of my other favourite styles soon.

Busy Beauties Creation Station a nice easy theme of Anything Goes

AIFactory again Anything Goes but with a punch!

Your Next Stamp wants a border punch and I used the layered arches stamp from MS to make the ribbon down the side.

Pixie Dust Studios - punch it out

Wee Memories
also have a theme of Punch It

The Pink Elephant
- 'Gotta Wear Shades' - use bright fun colours

Pile It On's theme is quirky and I think my little seahorses and fishes are quirky and I certainly piled it on so hope it qualifies

And finally my 'out there' theme

My Time to Craft are after 'Wild Thing' they want something that lives or grows in the wild. Sooooo I figured the ocean is wild to most of us, most of us never explore the deeps where exotic sea creatures live, sea horses flourish and there are shoals of neon coloured fish....... so my wild things are all the lovely ocean themed embellishments. These actually came from a children's beading set and oh what fun I have had with the various aspects of that kit. Revisting my childhood I guess.

The image is a combination of a couple of Magnolias from the Lazy Summer Days collection, coloured in with promarkers and the blue sky was dotted on with distress inks. The mat behind her is meant to represent the sun!

So there you have it, my 'biggest amount of challenges for one card' post to date..... and now you can all see what I spent my Sunday doing!

Happy Sunday evening everyone

~ Lin ~


  1. Hi Lin

    Wow so many challenges, you have got it sorted now!!! Gorgeous card, love your colouring hun.

    Hugs Ali x

    PS Good Luck!

  2. Wow that is a lot of challenges. Let's hope you are lucky enough to win one.
    Lovely Summer card. Great image and perfect embellishments.
    Thanks for joining EAC.

  3. Gorgeous. Glad u liked my sketch.

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Well you certainly matched your card to a lot of challenges and fits them all well. Thank you for joining us a TT this week, did you see we have a Tanda prize? could be worth adding a little link.

  5. Super cute card, love the colouring & that border punch is awesome. Love the little shells too! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  6. Beautiful the Tilda and the coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  7. This is darling. So pretty and love those sea critters. Congrats on so many challenges into one card. Thank you for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  8. Your sweet card for MD's dry embossing challenge is so adorable. Thanks for joining us here at Meljen's for this challenge. Looks lie you aced a number of challenges with this cutie too. Hugs, Mel

  9. super cute card! Wow to all the challenges! Good for you! I am glad that you've added AiFactory to the list! Thanks for joining us in this weeks' challenge!

  10. Great card! Nice to see you were able to match it to so many challenges. Way to go! Thanks for playing this week at AiFactory.
    --Tammy DT

  11. oh wonderful card, beautiful cute Tilda and fab colours too.

  12. cute image!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  13. This card is so adorable! I love the little embellishment on it. Great layout too!!

  14. wow thats an amazing amount of challenges and just lovin your card thanks for joiningus at MTTC hugs

  15. Hi Lin
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  16. Lovely card and great tilda thanks for joining us at creative inspirations

  17. Your card is beautiful and very original. Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

  18. Hi Lin, I've just found your blog and wanted to say your cards are fab....and I am in awe of how many challenges you've managed to fill this week!! Think I've only done 4 so far lol.

    Susie xxx

  19. Love your fabulous creation and thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  20. Super cute card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  21. Hi Lin, wow good luck with all these challenges. Your card is very sweet and pretty. Lovely Summer theme.

  22. What a sweet card, loving that little darling and all the little embellishments (the seahorses are a great touch, and I love those seashells). Thanks for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

  23. Gorgous card Lin...and sooooooo many challenges, I'm flabbergasted!
    Sandra x

  24. Wonderful card! SO fun and summery!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Dry Embossing challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  25. Super cute! So glad you were able to join us at PS!

  26. adorable little sea buttons..really CUTE

  27. Your card is FABULOUS and WOW 23 challenges! Way to go! LOVE the border punches you used. Thanks for joining AI FACTORY CHALLENGES this week:)

  28. Very cute, adorable card.
    Thank you for joining us at "PIO", hope to see you again next week!
    hugs Nana

  29. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!

  30. This is a great card, very summery! Your coloring is great, thanks so much for joining us at Oh, Alice!

  31. Your card is WONDERFUL! WOWY 23 challenges.. that is GREAT!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  32. Holy cow ... 23!! Adorable creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope you will join us again!

  33. This is lovely! Great colouring :D
    Thanks for joining us at Oh Alice!!

  34. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On! and the SCSC!
    Helen x


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