Monday, May 2, 2016

The Challenge challenge : )



Happy Monday friends!! Today is an exciting Monday for me because I get to share a card I created for my "Featured Designer" spot at The challenge!! : ) woo hoo! you KNOW I was excited when I was invited to join this great team for the month of May!  To me Lesley Croghan is the Queen! of challenges and I know Blogland shares my opinion by the wonderful success she enjoys for her hard work.






I  am a planner : ) so I just love how Lesley lays out what can be expected for this challenge ahead of time.  I know you will be inspired by the amazing Challenges she has created for us this month!

Here is the monthly rotation:
Week 1-Sketch
Week 2-Colours
Week 3-Photo Inspiration
Week 4-Masculine Photo Inspiration
Week 5-Wild Card (a surprise!)

There is a fantastic line up from the talented Design Team you really "gotta" check out! and then I hope you will join the fun with joining each challenge with us this month.

My card was great fun to create! I started with a stitched die from Lil Inkers on my card base.  I added a layer of white cs that I embossed with tiny little polka dots.  Next I layered a piece of pp from PTI's "Funky Town" .  I created a little shaker from "What the Doodle - Apple" and made my horizontal strip from the sketch using a cute little pencil from "Pencil Me In" both products from Papertrey Ink.



This card could so easily be a Thank You Teacher card but I selected "Just Because" ... just because : ) heehee.



I am entering this card in the AAA Cards Challenge too!!  I just can't resist Shaker Cards! or this fun challenge blog! come play with us!! : )

I have a super busy week planned! we are running an amazing sale on our scarves this week where every single scarf will basically be 50% off! so I'm taking off my card maker hat and putting my scarf biz hat on! : )

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your week is off to a bright and warm and Hapy start!! : )

Patti

37 comments:

Joyce said...

This is wonderful. I love your apple as a shaker. I have that set and dies out on my desk today, making stuff from my neice. Love the way your looks colored in, and how you have combined it with the pencil die.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.
Gr, Elly

Jane said...

What an amazing shaker. Love that detailed apple and the contrast of the dotted paper. Fabulous! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

sandie said...

Congrats Patti on being Fearured Designer and this card is an inspiration. I really like how you layered it up but still kept it CAS with the dotted panel. Adore the shaker. Lokking forward to seeing next week's card and hope the scarf week goes well x

Mac Mable said...

Such a striking card and you've made into a fabulous shaker card too. Fabulous take on the inspiration photo. So very clever and so very talented. Congratulations on your 'featured designer', so very well deserved x

*Vicki* said...

Your apple shaker design is absolutely gorgeous!! Really stunning card and an eye for details here!! Brilliant work and congrats on your featured spot too!! You are very talented and so deserving of it!! HUGS

Lesley said...

Hello Patti! Wow! What a sweet shaker card you made! I love that apple and the pencil is the perfect touch! Such pretty colours! Thank you for the kind words! I was so surprised and happy that you enjoy my challenges! It's a team effort! Good luck with the scarf sales! Have a great week!
Hugs!
Lesley

Lynne in NI said...

Saw your great news over at the Challenge Patti! That is a fabulous shaker card with one of the most beautiful apples I've ever seen, and I'm lovin your pretty pencil too :)

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Yeah!!!! So happy to see you guesting over at The Challenge and Yes Lesley is the queen for sure! What a sweet shaker card you made! Your cards are always so unique and nothing I have ever seen before...I don't know how you do it! Good luck with the scarf sales! HUGS!

Lisa said...

YAY, congrats on being the featured designer Patti!! I'm so happy for you and it's well deserved!! I LOVE this card. First the polka dots...just sayin', that apple (might need to order that set after all!) and the darling pencil all add up to an absolutely delightful card!!

~amy~ said...

Super Fabulous!

Jeanne said...

Ohhh, that apple looks fantastic as a shaker! Congrats on the guest designer gig! Have a great week. :)

Kim Heggins said...

Patti....this is one wonderful and sweet card. Just love your incredible apple shaker. So excited to have you as part of our team this month!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a great shaker card for thanking a teacher. Love the colors and image designs too.

Diane said...

You have outdone yourself friend !! Of course your cards are always lovely :)and yes congratulations on the featured designer spot. You sure have what it takes!

Marybeth said...

Congratulations on your featured designing spot. Congratulations on another gorgeous card ! I love everything about this shaker! Yay on the sale... On my way ! My polkadot scarf from you/ Mary is still my all-time favorite scarf

maria f. said...

This card is so cool! The mix and match of patterns and colors is wonderful. Congrats on your well-deserved guesting gig!

Happy Dance said...

Congrats on being the Featured Designer for this month at The Challenge! Woohoo! And you've started out with a bang. I love this card just because. Just because it's fantastic!!! That apple on its own is stunning, but then you've gone and made it into a shaker...brilliant idea!! Love the polka dots and that sweet pencil. Your take on this sketch is brilliant. GREAT card. Love it!! Bev

Misscricri said...

I love your apple as a shaker. Your card is magnificient.

I Card Everyone said...

Patti!!! I LOve your card, and seeing you as a Featured Designer at The Challenge - a perfect spot for you! I've loved my visit here today, and your visit to me, too!! xx
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A splash of color said...

Patti, You did good. This is a great card.. love the shaker and the pencil.. so cute.. Congrats on being a guest designer. Susan

moi said...

WOW, this is amazing. I love apple as a shaker and how you color it.
Everything is so well put together.

Diane Jaquay said...

This card totally ROCKS, Patti, the colors are really eye catching and that shaker apple is just too cool!! So delighted to have you joining us this month at The Challenge!!

Asha said...

Congrats!!! Guest Designer --- well deserved honour, my friend. That apple is AWESOME!
x Asha

Taunya Butler said...

I absolutely love your take on this challenge sketch!! So awesome - clever and so unique!! Love to see all the awesomeness that you keep posting!!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Patti, so excited you are joining us this month! I love your take on the sketch! This apple and pencil are just perfect for any teacher! I always love polka dots, too! AMAZING card! XX

Greta said...

Congrats on being the Featured Designer, Patti! I thoroughly enjoy my month with the team & know you will, too. Darling, clever card!

Marlena M. said...

Such a dynamic card~ I love it Patti! Congratulations!

MA-MI said...

Great card! It caught my eye. Hugs, Maja

Notes by Nina said...

This is such a beautiful card Patti, I love your apple shaker.

Lori said...

Beautiful design! Love the intricate apple shaker element. So happy you'll be joining us this month at The Challenge!

Ceal said...

Fabulous card, love your design, so unique. thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is fantastic, Patti! Love your play on polka dots, and the detailing on that apple is fantastic! Love that you've turned it into a shaker! So glad to have you creating alongside us this week at The Challenge!

Nance said...

This is stunning, Patti! Just love this! So glad to have you designing with us this month! You are very talented!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved win from AAA, Patti! This was BEYOND!! Hugs, Darnell

Joyce said...

EEK--so very happy to see you take top spot at AAA Cards. Way to go!