September 26, 2010

ColourQ 51 & CPS 185


Hi folks!  Lots to say today, so I'll get right to it!  First of all I just had to share that I am having a red letter day so far!  Usually I don't post specifically about when I win a challenge, though I do add a link on my Awards page (just click the tab at the top of this page).  But today I am just thrilled to share two wins that totally took me by surprise.  First, this card was selected as the Card of the Week at 2 Sketches 4 You.  I have been in the Fab 5 there once before, but never taken top honors so it was incredibly exciting to see my card featured.

Next I learned that my lighthouse card had been chosen as On Cue with Color at WPlus9 Design Studio's Color Cue Challenge!  Okay, now I'm ready to pick myself up off of the floor.  LOL!  I feel so incredibly fortunate to not only have wonderful followers, comments, and great friends here in blog land, but to also be featured occasionally on challenge blogs full of amazing inspiration.  I truly enjoy all of the feedback I receive, so thank you so much to all of you who continue to share it with me!

Okay, thanks for letting me say that first!  Now I must get on to the card for today before the challenge link expires!  This one is for ColourQ 51, with some yummy, soft fall-like colors.  I also used the sketch at CPS for last week, though that link is already closed.


This one came together rather quickly and has NO stamping!  (gasp!)  I pulled some perfectly coordinated papers from DCWV's Amber Autumn stack, arranged them in strips, and stitched it all together.  The only snag (literally) was that my sewing machine is on the fritz and desperately needs a tune-up.  The stitching is a bit uneven and the tension has been way off since I started using a heavy duty thread.  I've tried everything I know how to do to fix it, but it has been years since it had a good check-up so the time has definitely come.  I just don't know what I will do without it while it's being serviced!

One note about this paper stack, there are two versions of it and this is the Premium Stack that has glitter and foil accents on some of the papers.  The orange leaves on this card are glittered and the word Fall is foil.  Just thought you might like to know.  *wink*

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (So Saffron), Papertrey Ink (white)
Patterned paper:  DCWV (Amber Autumn Premium Stack)
Tools:  EK Success (corner rounder)
Accessories:  buttons, thread, DMC floss

Time to get this posted so I can link it up!  Thanks so much for letting me go on and on about my fabulous news this morning.  I will have lots more fun stuff coming up at the end of the week (and hopefully before then, too!), so keep checking in.  So glad you stopped by today!

18 comments:

LeAnne said...

Christina, it doesn't surprise me one bit that you won those challenges, as I have always thought your cards were super! Congrats to you! This is a cute card, and I love that pumpkin! I would also love to know what kind of heavy duty thread you use. I've always thought my stitching was kind of wimpy, so I'm interested in your thread choice! Love your take on the CQC colors, too!

Cristina said...

Congrats on your challenge wins! Both cards were definitely deserving!!!

Angela said...

Great festive card! Love the color combo and the buttons! Congrats on your wins!

Jean Martin said...

Congratulations Christina! It's well deserved!!! This is a wonderful card, even without the stampin ;) I love how vibrant the patterned papers are. Such great combination!

Marisa said...

I saw your wins on both those challenge blogs - you go girl friend!!! Congrats on both :)

Just LOVE fall colours and those DPs! Think I may have to seek that paper pack out! Where did you get it or order it from. You have used this sketch fabulously. Great pumpkin and those two buttons are a great touch! Lovely card!!

Karen said...

Hiya Christina!

Just LOVE this card with those beautiful fall tones!! I quite like that sketch layout too.......shall add that to my folder!! lol

Have a great day and THANK YOU for the lovely comments you leave on my blog.

Karen
x

Monique said...

Congratulations on your win.. How rewarding!!!.. This is a beautiful autumn card :)

Jen Carter said...

Great card! Love how you used the patterned papers and the colors! Cute pumpkin too!

Renée said...

Congrats on winning those challenges! This is a beautiful card, love that paper!

Nerina said...

Eeeeek, Eeeeek, Eeeeeek!! I am so excited for you! Congratulations - and totally well deserved!

I love your paper mix on this - and the way you've used the buttons! Looking at this card feels like a hug!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous stitching~~ It was a fun month!!

Amy said...

How pretty! Just love this!!

Lindsay said...

Congrats on your wins girly! Love this fall card! Just beautiful!

Niki Estes said...

This is such a pretty card, Christina! I love all the patterned papers and stitching!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on your well deserved success!

Jen79 said...

Thank you so much for sharing your stunning work and it deserves the accolades. I love the interpretation of the designs and I can't wait to see your next design.

Nance said...

OMG! Congratulations on your double win! How cool is that?! Well-deserved, Christina, although it's no surprise your cards are consistently FAB-U-LOUS. Love the fall papers and stitching on this one! Hugs to you!

Laurie said...

this is a fav of mine for sure! Love those bright colors and the stitching!

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