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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Brand New Challenge Blog! - FIRST Challenge Has Begun!

*If you haven't checked out my BLOG CANDY GIVE AWAY yet, check out the photo on my sidebar or
CLICK HERE to enter!  You have until the end of Friday to enter!!*
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Hello crafty friends!
So excited to be sharing with you our first ever challenge over at the
CRAFT ROCKET CHALLENGES

I'm excited to be apart of this brand new challenge on it's start up launch!
I look forward to sharing the fun challenges with you along with getting to know the rest of the ladies on the team...they look like a talented bunch, so be sure to check them out!

The first challenge is a perfect one to start out with and for such a great cause too!
For the first challenge, we would like to see your
Pink creations for Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are many organizations involved in this.
I would love to happily send along my creation to a charity.

Here's what I've created:
One of my favorite sets is an older one from Stampin' Up! called "Strength and Hope" which was also used for a great cause during the time I purchased it because so much of the percentage of the proceeds went for Breast Cancer research.  Not sure if they're doing one this year or not, but has been a favorite of mine for quite a while.

I have combined the pink colors with some Very Vanilla and some Crumb Cake for the base of my design.  The pink color I've used also comes from Stampin' Up! called Pretty in Pink which is a very old retired color as well! LOL!  I've added some Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon as well as a pink button and linen thread for the center of my bow.  The butterfly was stamped twice.  The second one I've fussy cut out and popped up the wings over it.  I've added a string of pearls to the center of the butterfly as well as on each end of my punched label sentiment below it.

The wording in the background comes from a stamp within the same set.  I have used it in the background of the Crumb Cake base as well as the background on the Vanilla base and then I took a portion of it to punch out with the Word Window Punch and use those three words as the focal of my design.  I've also used some more pearls at the top corner of the card and then I've used a scallop border punch and a label die cut to add some interest to the design on each side.

I hope I've inspired you to join along in the fun with us!
If you haven't checked it out yet, please be sure to hop on over to check out the challenge and to see the rest of the inspiration from the talented team!

Thanks for stopping by!! ;)

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

CHALLENGES:
613 Avenue - Anything Goes or PINK
Unicorn Challenge - Think Pink
Splitcoast Stampers "Hope You Can Cling To" - I am a Warrior (HYCCT1503)

49 comments:

Sue said...

This is stunning Vicki, such a beautiful design. I love the soft pinks and gorgeous butterfly.
hugs Sue xx

Regina said...

This card is so soft, romantic and beautiful. I love the Vintage look!
hugs Regina*

Kylie said...

This is a beautiful card, Vicki. Simply stunning. Good luck with the new challenge! xx

Sarah said...

This is fabulous Vicki, so pretty xx

Lisa J said...

I love this card with its pastel shades and the butterfly is fab! Lisa x

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely Vicki The Bow is perfect with the pearls Good job..........Lis

Danni said...

This is just so beautiful! What a wonderful card!

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous card
have a nice day
hugs

CaroleAnn said...

Vicki
This is very different from what I have seen you create and I love it! So soft and feminine. The colors and the design are picture perfect. I like the look of your blog too!! Big Hugs

Tammy said...

WOW Vicki, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the soft colors and the beautiful stamps you've used, fabulous vintage feel! I love the new look of your blog also!
Big hugs, Tammy

Shannon McComb said...

Ohh so pretty! It has such a lovely vintage look to it! Gorgeous!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the card Vicki - the butterfly is just gorgeous...

Lola said...

Congrats on your new team! Gorgeous card - which reminds me, time to go get squished :)

Lisa J said...

Back with a different hat on! I love everything about this card especially the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Vicki..love the butterfly and your lovely design.

luv CHRISSYxx

jimlynn said...

Simply stunning! I love the colors and the design on this. VERY pretty butterfly too - and just a perfect card.
Lynn

Tammy said...

Congratulations! Beautiful card! Wonderful way to send encouragement!

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous card, love the soft pink and your layout, so beautiful to send to someone to give them encouragement.
Hugs Pat

Carol L said...

Congrats on your being a part of this brand new challenge! I love your card with all of that pretty pink, vanilla, and kraft. I love the way you stamped and embellished that butterfly!

Patti J said...

Congrats on your new DT gig! I'll have to check it out! Beautiful card, dear friend, as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

Davi said...

Vicki, you are such an asset to the team!! I love your beautiful card! Very feminine and vintage look, what a awesome creations for Breast Cancer Awareness!

MiamiKel said...

Who have been waiting for this challenge to begin because I knew your card would be over-the-top spectacular!
You most certainly did not disappoint this is absolutely stunning!
Congratulations on your new DT well deserved!!

aussie aNNie said...

Hello Vicki, this is beautiful and I hope to enter the challenge at some stage...just got back after burying my dad and this is a good challenge to enter...thanks.xxx

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Vickiiii
This look so vintage or shabby chic..so soft that pink on your card and adorable sketch you have...Lovely pink card sweety..hugs
Monika

alexandra s.m. said...

What a pretty card and for such a great cause!
Thanks Vicki!!
xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Vicki, I love the vintage feel :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Asha said...

Congrats, my friend! how lucky they are to have you on the team. LOVE your card... elegantly shabby and perfect for the cause. Have a fab weekend.
hugs, Asha

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Vicki this is so beautiful the stamping and card design is superb I love the colours and the script on the layers, a classy creation, excellent make
hugs
lorraine x

Donna said...

Gorgeously pretty card Vicki, the soft pink and kraft together are perfect and I love the detail on the stamped panel...so pretty and feminine :) x ♥ Donna ♥ x

Donna said...

Absolutely darling, and great cause. Donna

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card for a lovely cause,beautiful images and embellishments and love the vintage look
Carol x

Sara Sherlock said...

Such a sweet and pretty card. Thanks for dropping this by 613 Avenue Create this week. We hope to see you again soon.

Pia S said...

Pink isn't my favorite color, but I've actually made some pink projects lately, it's growing on me... This however is gorgeous. I love the shabby chic feel of it and this soft beautiful pink with kraft. Beautiful layout too.

Inkyfingers said...

Congrats on the new DT Vicki and what a great way to start. I love this design and the soft colours are beautiful!
Hugs
Carol x

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! Love the soft pinks and fabulous sentiment. What a delightful, encouraging, supportive card.

Céline said...

this is so elegant !!!
hugs
céline

julieprice3 said...

Just beautiful, congrats on the new challenge xo Julie P

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous card of hope, Vicki! Beautiful design work for your new team!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

very beautiful, soft and girly!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet card! Love the softness of it.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely beautiful. You have done a fantastic job on this design!

crafty-stamper said...

sorry meant to say congrats on your new DT post and have just entered your first challenge
Carol x

Sue said...

Vicki, a beautiful card creation. Love the sentiment. Colors are so pretty together, and a lovely butterfly too! Congrats on your new DT gig!

Hugs
Sue

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so pretty.

Crafty Pearly said...

So elegant. You havecdone an amazing job. Thank you so much for joining us at Unicorn Challenge Blog this month. Hugs Traci DT xx

Vicki robertson said...

This card is gorgeous, Vicki! I love Kraft with any color, but especially pink. Beautiful!

nwilliams6 said...

Great way to use that set - I have always loved it and now I really love it after seeing what you did with it. Wow! Great card and great challenge. Hugz

Donna Ellis said...

I saw your card as a winner on Eclectic Ellapu and had to drop by to congratulate you and mention how gorgeous it is! Love the pink against the kraft background, and your pretty details and dimension! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Team Clark said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the heads up. Will def. check out this challenge. :). I really love your layering here!

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