Sunday, September 11, 2011

Catered Crop Challenge

Today I'm playing along with challenge FTR20 from Catered Crop.  It is a fun challenge that let's you use a recipe loosely....which is somehow how I usually use food recipes at home---ok I have some of this, but not any of that, so I'll substitute this and maybe throw in some of that LOL!  I thought it sounded quite fun :-)  And the bonus is, if you play along you have a chance to win a prize this week from Heartfelt Creations--a $30 gift certificate to their store (wish I was eligible for that, sigh....always so many more things I want).  Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy playing along too.

Here's the recipe:

  • Colors – Soft pastels
  • Stamps and Stickers – Butterflies, flowers, sentiment
  • Color Mediums – crayolas, stamping ink,
  • Embellishments – ribbon, glitter, lace, rosettes, tag, rhinestones/gems, pearls, ribbon
  • Techniques – use your own handwriting, embossing, stitching, make a bookmarker
  • Tools –Die cuts, digital stamps
  • Themes –Shabby Chic
 I used some pastels, and flowers, ribbon, glitter, faux stitching, die cuts, and used a shabby chic theme, so not too bad!
I used my new grand nestability for the first time, and really like the shaped card.  Will have to get more of these...eventually!  The stamps and dies used are all available from Heartfelt Creations.
Here's a list of the products I used making the card:
Inks: Versafine Vintage sepia for the shadow of the bird, Memento Tuxedo black for the bird, Versafine Onyx black for the sentiment and Tim Holz Distress Ink Black Soot for the swirly flowers, and Versamagic Jumbo Java and Gingerbread for the sponging. Used Spica pens and Stickles for sparkle. Crinkle ribbon is Buttercup from Sugar Creek Hollow. Stamps are HCPC3399 Wedding Dove PreCut Set and HCPC3304 Posy Patch Swirls. Copics used are E70, Y00, Y23, YR21, RV95, RV11, G12, G24, YG63. Used a stamping up fine tip brown marker and a white gel pen for the faux stitching. Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels One and Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag Trio Three.


  1. absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Love the shape!!!!

  2. A beautiful card and love the shabby ribbon!

  3. this is a beauty!!!

    I love that dove with the beautiful flower flourishes!


  4. So beautiful!! I love how you colored your dove! It looks like porcelain. And love the ribbon wove through the label...Very nice!!

  5. Very pretty! I love that shaped card, I have been thinking about getting one of the grand nestabilities, but haven't yet. I love that bird on there and the flourish with the flowers.

  6. How pretty! Love the shape and color pallette you used!

  7. love the fun shape card! This is beautiful!