Friday, January 18, 2013


This week I did something I don't usually do: I made one card for five challenges. Yes, I did. As I collected my list of challenge prompts for the weekend, I found a recurring theme, so I went with it.  Here's my card, then I'll explain:

The recurring theme was Blue. Look at the list:

From CASology:

 From the City Crafter Challenge blog: Winter Blues:

From {PIN}spirational Challenges:

Do you see how I was swayed? All I needed was a sketch, which I found at the Mojo blog:

 and I turned it 90 degrees:

and for good measure, I threw in the current Simon Says Stamp challenge to use washi tape. You don't have to tell me twice!

Now, where were we ... oh, yeah, my card:

I started with the blue tea cup, and then cut some doilies with my MFT dies. The blue doily was created by ink-to-paper using Distress Broken China ink. If you look closely, it's not perfectly inked, but I totally meant to do that. The ink for the doily, tea cup and sentiment are all Broken China.

For the two sections of the top of the card, instead of using card stock or paper or stamping, I opted to score it in two different directions. I used my new-to-me mini score board, which comes in very handy because of this:


I had scored a line about 1.25 inches up from the bottom of the layer because I knew that's where I'd put the washi tape. I selected some tape that was close in color to the blue I was using. Then I decided there was a need for contrast, so I colored the dots in the tea cup with my SU Poppy Parade marker, and added some MME Enamel dots. I was a bit itchy with all that white at the top, but I just let it go and called it done.

In other news, Bobra has pulled WAY ahead in the Evercats Daily Cat contest. Thank you all who have voted for my little boy! If you haven't voted yet, you still have time! Just go here, click on 1-20, then click on his photo (#656). One vote per person per contest date. Ask me how I know. :( Stack the deck? Moi? Never!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
SU Tiny Teacup
Ranger Distress Broken China ink (SSS|EH)
MFT Mini Doily Circles (SSS)
MFT Open Scallop Doily Duo (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp For The Record (also available with matching dies)
Hambly washi (SSS)
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots - Together (SSS)
Neenah Solar White card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
SU Poppy Parade marker
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard (SSS|EH)


  1. Gorgeous card Leslie :-) I love the cute little teacup and washi tape, the whole design is fabulous :-)

    Love the piccy of yout kitty sitting on your scoreboard too ,,, so very cute :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. What a lovely card ... love the embossing there ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

  3. uuummmmm, you missed #6...Shop Pumpkin Spice Coffee/Cocoa/Tea challenge!

    Super cute card, Leslie!!!

  4. 5 challenges! Wow! I love how you created the 1/2 and 1/2 part of the sketch by (I assume) using scoring - clever! Very pretty card - Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Leslie!

  5. I'm a sucker for a tea yours. Great card! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week.

  6. Combining challenges? Tsk tsk ;) lol!
    Love the final product. And that Bobra does that...because all of my cats enjoy the score board best, of everywhere available to sit.

  7. Love the embossed background and doily layering. If you start regularly combining 5 challenges, I'll start an intervention or you'll be the 20 challenges with one card disaster!

    I totally voted for B again too! He's gorgeous!

  8. fab card... perfect combination of all the challenges! the scoring is so clever! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  9. Leslie, I love the pop of orange paired with the blues...yum! I also love the scoring, so well done! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  10. Great card! Love the colors and pop of red! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  11. Simply adorable! It is good seeing you here at CCCB! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  12. Great card! I played with that sketch this week too!
    Thanks for creating with the {PIN} Gals this week!

  13. What a cute card Leslie! I love the circles and sketch!Thank you so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  14. What a sweet card you have made. It has me smiling.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  15. Pretty card! Cute kitty!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!


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