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Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Personal Challenge Challenge Card :)

There are tons of fabulous challenges out there that I want to join in on, but with a full time job and several DT positions it is sometimes hard to make the time. So…I challenged myself!
I always have time to do just ONE card so I set out to see how many challenges I could cover in one card without it being tacky or too much.
Here is the result!

Now here is the challenge info:
Sketch and Stash
Use the provided sketch and some kind of stash.
(My old stash was the image. When I first started stamping I colored my images in multiples but never used them all because I was always buying new stamps. This little guy has been buried in a drawer full of (ready for cards) images that are about a year old. My new stash is that pretty Bazzill Dots cardstock. I bought tons of it!)
Penny Black-Buttons Galore
Use a Penny Black image and buttons.
(I used a PB hedgie and 5 buttons)
Basic Grey-Doodling
(I used some scrap pieces of Basic Grey’s “Euphoria” papers and I doodled the bee’s some flight paths)
Simon Says Stamp-Simon Says…Animals
(I used a hedgie for my animal)
Paper Take Weekly-Scrap This!
(The Basic Grey papers were all scraps from a card I did some time ago)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge-Summer Fun
Use anything that reminds you of summer
(Bees buzzing and the little hedgie using the flower to shade himself reminds me of summer)
Note: I am a Whimsy DT and have always used their stamps for challenges, but I thought by entering this card that it would be one way to let you know that Whimsy has changed their challenge guidelines so that you do not have to use one of their stamps to enter. I am sure though….once you get over there to look, you will be wanting some. They are soooo darned cute!
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Add lace
(I used K&Co. self adhesive paper lace)
Creative Card Crew-Pretty Flowers
I used four paper flowers, the hedgie is holding one, and the papers are flowered)
ABC Challenge-P is for Pearls
(I used 9 pearls on the paper lace)
Charisma Cardz Thursday Craft Challenge-Going Dottie
I used Bazzill Swiss Dots for the card base and scalloped frame. The pearls and buttons also count as dots)
Cute Card Thursday-Bit o’ Bling
(For bling I have used pearls, sparkly ribbon and 6 colors of glitter)

OK…in case you weren’t counting, that was an even dozen challenges covered in one card including my self inflicted challenge!

It also works for 3 more challenges over at http://stampinoutalzheimers.ning.com/ Put on by "Paper Craft Planet". Hope you will go check it out. You can donate and help us find a cure by clicking in the Stampin'Out Alzheimer's box in the upper right hand corner of my blog.
Thanks! :)
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! ;)

I just got back from looking for more challenges that I would like to join in on and found 3 more that this card fits into. Hope they don't mind! BTW...that makes 18!!!
Forever Friends-Buttons and Bows
Used 'em!
Creative Inspirations-Favorite Stamp Image
This is my favorite "Penny Black" image
Everybody Art Challenge-3D
Popped the image and lots of 3D embellishments

Whew whew! ;)


Leslie said...

True, all your little critter cards are precious. You really have a gift for coloring them in. I would like so much to get some Copic markers and learn how to use them.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...


Dianne said...

AMAZING!! How did you ever find all the challenges? Your card is really cute and colorful for summer.


Good morning hunny i am loving this penny black card, absolutely stunning papers and detail. I can't believe you managed to cover 12 challengs that must be a blogging record!!! well done you. Love the colours they are so pretty, will you be going for 13 next time????

Have a fabulous day hunny, hugs Linda x

Gracie said...

Very, very cute! I love the color combo and layout. That little guy is so adorable! Great coloring! TFS! =)

Nunt said...

Is there a world record for the number of challenges in the same card? I think you won :D

kuya said...

12 challenges.... wow O__o
I love this card. It's cute, the color combination is kind of bold, which is something I really love in a crafter and what can I say? It's a Penny Black hedgehog, always a winner in my books *lol*

crafty_pieces said...

Whoow! How did you do that? I think I would be too overwhelm knowing I have to meet all of a dozen challenges. LOL That is amazing and the card is amazing. Super sweet color, beautiful all together!


Karen Wilson said...

Wow True, I came across your blog from bloghopping and wow, am I glad that I did! Your work is beautiful. I love your little critters. I'm now a follower!! Fantastic work!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Girl - I thought I was an over achiever! LOL I guess a HUGE "WHEW" is in order for this post! LOL I love your card (but then I love all your cards). You made this card very Summery, bright and cheerful - the perfect day!!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Girl - I thought I was an over achiever! LOL I guess a HUGE "WHEW" is in order for this post! LOL I love your card (but then I love all your cards). You made this card very Summery, bright and cheerful - the perfect day!!

joey said...

Hi True, oh my gosh this is beautiful, I love the sweet colours, and gorgeous details. Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card True Love the hedgie image and the fab layout :-) The papers and colours you used are gorgeous too :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge :-)

Lorraine x x
p.s you linked the chocolate card into the simon says challenge by mistake :-) would you mind re linking so that everyone will be able to see this one :-)
thanks x x

Anonymous said...

OMG!! True, this is just gorgeous!! I always love your coloring, but this Penny Black is so stinkin' sweet!! :) Great idea to show other stamps!! Have a lovely weekend dear!

Caz said...

WOW that is the most challenges I have ever seen combined on a card...and the card still looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week on the CCT Challenge Blog.

Pauline C said...

WOW!! This is a fabulous card True - v cute - and congratulations on so many challenges!! I too love to do multi-challenges to get the most out of my crafting time - I once managed 9 (here) and thought that was a record ... so I take my hat off to you!! lol. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Sandra MacLean said...

Fabulous use of lace and lace punch!! Great job!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet image. I love the pearls on the punched border.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Jen x

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

AMAZING! I think you made a new record!
Thanks so much for entering our Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Cindy said...

Way to go, True! Very impressive! The card is awesome, too!

Kath said...

super cute card love the use of buttons......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

OMG! True I do believe you've out-done yourself this time! A beautiful card and a bazillion challenges all wrapped into one! Wow!

Iris said...

Oh wow, so many challenge with 1 card, absolut brilliant, love the image and the paper you´ve used.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge and the Everybody-Art-Challenge.


Carol said...

Just gorgeous!!!!

Carol x

Michele said...

WOW True, I think you've reached a new world record for entering challenges, LOL. Seriously thought a gorgeous card. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Love the layering and added details also. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

Queenie said...

Wow such a cute image,lovely card and wow so little time so many challenges,lol.
Wishing you good luck in the challenges and thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations,good luck

Anonymous said...

Sensational card True, love it. Phewee all those challenges. Well done you :) Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.

LOUISE said...

Beautiful card true, love the sweet image, and the DP papers are lovely. Great stitching too! Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge, and good luck. Louise x

Becky said...

Wow! So, so beautiful True, the colouring and stitching looks so amazing! I'm glad you finally got to use your coloured image!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Kwilt said...

Luv it!!!


Katie Cotton said...

adorable little hedgie!

cindersmcphee said...

Impressed at how many challenges your card covered I am pleased if I get two out of one card

Erin... said...

WOW I think you hit them all!!!! Such an adorable card with tons of fabulous details!! Looking forward to working with you over at Fred too!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - Way to go True - I just thought I would tell you that you also qualify for 2 Xhallenges on Split Coast Stampers:
1. Stampin' B Designs - where you are to have flowers on your card; and
2. WT220 (Ways to Use it) where you are to use buttons!!!

So my friend - you are definately AMAZING - now I am challenged to try and see what I can do - I did 2x 5 Challenge Cards and 1 x 4 Challenges this week....but I need to try harder - thanks for the motivation!!!

God bless you!

jude said...

Just shows one card sooo many challenges !!good luck thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week
hugs judex
p.s adore your blog

may-chu said...

I really love the colors of this card!!!
it's too cute!

Anonymous said...

Okay that's impressive ! WOW! You are one creative lady. TFS

BonnieRose said...

Congrats to you on making the FSS DT.. I did too.. I can't wait to get to know you MORE.. hugs, BONNIEROSE in Fargo

Sally said...

I think you have set the record for the number of challenges on one card. Your card is lovely. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

Vee said...

Fantastic never seen so many challenges in one card. Love this PB image and papers. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.

xx Vee

steph said...

Wow! That has to be a record lol!! Fab card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

Nixe07 said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! Love the fab colours and the sweet image. Great job!!
Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Jeanette said...

I am exhausted just reading all the challenges! LOL! It is really a fantastic card and I think you are so clever to be able to combine challenges that way!
Hugs Jeanette

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Stunning True, simply Stunning!! There is a little something for you over on my blog, hop by and pick them up ;)
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Wow............gorgeous....love this stamp and your colours are wonderful....soooo soft and spring/summer like. Love it.

Kristen Hermanny said...

Love this card. This image is so cute, and love your layout and the colors. Very awesome work of heart!