Friday, October 23, 2009

Makeup 4 the Weekend-- color challenge

I don't know how some of you talented crafters do it! I see these gorgeous cards with several challenges all in one card. My brain just doesn't do well with combining all the great challenges out there....if I do, it's usually pure accident. LOL! 
I also don't know how you all decide which challenges to do. I was caught up with my projects for the week so I thought I'd participate in some challenges this weekend~ my goodness, there are so many great challenges out there that my head started to spin!!
I finally did eeny meany miney moe and decided to start with the Paper Makeup Challenge for the week~~ Makeup 4 the Weekend. It's a color challenge this week~ black, white, orange and purple. 
Here's what I came up with~ I must admit I am not pleased with this at all. I have decided I am not smart enough to work a trimmer. Sigh. I just can't get straight cuts and then I hack at the image until there's nothing left. Sigh. I have one last hope, I'm going to purchase a guillotine trimmer next. If that doesn't work, I give up. LOL!




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Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

32 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Danni

Lorie said...

Oh, I really like it! I love the pop of the patterned paper!

Michelle said...

Well, I like your card. I tend to trim my images close like that. I love the splash of color the DP gives and the swirly pattern goes very nicely with Marissa's skirt. :)

melissac said...

Love the card and colors!! Glad to know I'm not the only one who can't seem to cut straight no matter how hard I try! :-)

Kris said...

it's wonderful Danni! i love all the colors! i think you did a great job! TFS! hugs, Kris

Sue from Oregon said...

my girls would like this card...dancing in their bones!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is really cute Danni - love that image and those colors!

Annie said...

Hi Danni! love the bright colours on this card - and for a challenge I've not heard of, oh dear another one! I find difficulty trimming too, even with my guillotine.
hugs, annie x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a fabulous card Danni!
Love those colours!
A tip I was given when cutting cardstock. Make sure that your card is flush against the top of the cutting machine and always cut starting just before your card at the bottom and continue in an upwards cut to the top of the machine. Hope this makes sense.Then your card doesn't move.
hugs
kim x

Tara said...

Such a sassy card Danni and fabulous colours too!
Hugs Tara xx

Michele Spera said...

Hi Danni
I love the bright colors of this card:-) the image is really nicely done! your to funny with the paper cutters:-)
XmicheleX

Elena said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors!

dolcreations said...

I love your card Danni! Your not alone on your cutter problems! I go to this retreat with 20 some ladies that all talk about the same problem "The Cutter Problem" If anyone knows of a cutter that cuts straight like it suppose to...let us all know!
Have a great day,
Christine

Heather "Hev" said...

I think this is magnificent :)

So happy and vibrant :)

Have a fab weekend :)

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

I hear you with the trimmer - I don't think its you - I think they just get wonky over time. But I can't seem to give up my old Fiskars. I still seem to keep reaching for the same one.

Cute card - I love the scalloped edge with that DP.

Ann Kranitz said...

I had no luck with trimmers either and went through quite a few before I took the plunge and bought the SU Guillotine cutter...I LOVE IT!!! BEST investment.....Your card is so very sweet.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i just love this! it's sooooo colorful and cheery!

p.s. i hear ya on the trimmer. i think i need a new one too. everything is always "off" just a teeny bit! i guess it helps make us unique!!!

hugs,

margie c said...

Beautiful! I love all those colors!

Jill said...

stunning card Danni I love the colours and the image is adorable hugs Jill xx

Jacquie said...

WOW!!! Danni this card is SUPER cute!! I LOVE it!!



Take care
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I think it's adorable! What trimmer are you using now? I use the reg. Fiskars rotary and I LOVE it. It's the portable one not the huge one....let me know if you're interested I'll send you the link! I could never cut straight til I found this one either, LOL!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is ADORABLE, Danni! I LOVE that image!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You did an awesome job Danni!! I just love it!! Too cute!! Great coloring and awesome take on the challenge!! YOu rock my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, so cute!!

Lisa Foster said...

This is so cute Danni! I love the colors!

I have to use a guillotine...otherwise, nothing is ever close to being right! The only other trimmer I use is the one that came with my Cricut Expression..it works pretty good, so I use it when I'm off cropping...if not for those...I might as well tear my cardstock with my teeth! LOL!
Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute - love your choice of colors!

Tina said...

She's fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Makeup For the Weekend.

Beth Norman said...

So lovely and bright. Love it!

Anne said...

Oh wow, love that bright and zingy paper, sets the scene for the card. Sorry you're not pleased with this, it looks great in the photo.

I struggle with my paper trimmer when matting. I use a rotary cutter, mat and ruler for most of mine and find it easier to be accurate. I already had them because I quilt, I keep a different cutter for paper. Is it worth giving this a try Danni, if you have them?

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Danni, this is just adorable!! LOVE that image and the colorful papers are so awesome with it!! HUGS

Nicola said...

Holy Moly this stamp is awesome and so is your card Danni.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Christi said...

How did I miss this?! This is gorgeous!!!!!!

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