Saturday, February 20, 2010

Paper Sundaes #5-Glittery Spring

I loved the challenge at Paper Sundae's last Sunday but just now got a chance to play along. Their theme this week is A Glittery Spring. How fun!!

I thought the new images in Sampler Edition #3 by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD would be perfect for this challenge...but how to choose which one! LOL!

I finally decided on New Friends...such a sweet image! The designer paper I used has glitter on it--for the glittery part of the challenge and the buttons are sparkly too!
I also used this past Sunday's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #56
And for my weekend crew, I was going to ribbon on the inside and then it just wouldn't work so I guess I fail at this weekend's theme!






I couldn't get a good photo of the inside as it's such light ink, but the sentiment says: Your friendship is like a song of spring.



supplies:
Has anyone else had problems with Google Reader today? I finally gave up on visiting blogs as it would only go so far and then say I didn't have any more posts to read. Just know I did try to visit you today!! LOL!
 
Also, question for ya~~ how do you decide what challenges to play along with? There are so many out there that I get overwhelmed and don't know what to choose! Do you pick your image first and then see what challenges it will fit or do you have your favorite challenges you play along with and then decide what to use?? Do you keep a list of the ones you want to play along with?? Tell me all about how you choose and keep track of challenges, please!

38 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Danni! I really like your papers and the image is so sweet! hugs!

BananaStamper said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at paper Sundaes! As for challenges, I do whatever strikes my fancy - depends on my mood. Lol,
Shanna :)

Tasha said...

This is so pretty Danni, i love the colors and your super colouring of the darling image love tasha xx

margie c said...

What a sweet card! I love the colors!

As for challenges - I have a loooong list! lol! Sometimes I go through the list for inspiration, but most of the time I pick my image, etc and then go looking for challenges to match - both work very well :)

LOL! I don't think I helped much ;)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

hugs, margie

Kristie said...

So cute!!! I think this is my favorite stamp of the new set.

As for challenges, there are certain sketch ones I follow weekly. I keep a notebook of a bunch of the themed daily challenges and then link my cards up if they happen to fit the weekly theme. If nothing else, I've got ideas when I'm not feeling creative. For the sketch ones, I usually pick an image first and then find a sketch to go along with it.

Shana said...

Gorgeous card Danni! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

As for challenges, wow that is a tough question. I keep an Excel spreadsheet of my favorites which lists the challenge name, type, date, and prize if any. I don't participate in them all each week but I have my favorites often based on what images I like to use. Sometimes I will focus on one or two challenges when I make a card and once complete then match it to more if I can. Challenges that won't allow combining generally don't attract my interest.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Beautiful card.. so soft and elegant! Usually i write down all my faves on Sunday night or Monday night and then see which ones I can combine and go from there.. there are so many I would like to do but just can't do them all each week. And I keep finding more each week!

Thanks for joining in our challege at Paper Sundaes!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Now this really IS so glittery and so very pretty Danni!! I love the colors and that layout looks awesome!! Nice creation hun!! It's soo soo good to be seeing you again!! HUGS

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Wonderful card Danni!!!! Love the colours/papers you've used, the image is just darling and so beautifully coloured!!!

juniejo said...

Such a beautiful card Danni, The new images from EB are simply gorgeous !!

Annie said...

such a pretty card Danni and I love the sparkle!
hugs, annie x

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, love those buttons!

I keep a list of challenges in my sidebar and use them as a starting point, but it's a bit hit and miss whih I play along with :)

Anne said...

PS please check out my blog for recent blog hop winners... :)

Peggie said...

Just darling. Love this image.

dolcreations said...

Oh Danni..you are killing me with this image...she is just too adorable! I love the bright colours that you used! You keep inspiring me with using the bright colours! LOVE IT!
As for challenges, I'm not much help for you on that one! I love magnolias so I tend to like those. But other then that I cannot be much help!

Lynette said...

As always, such a DARLING card, Danni!!

Christine Riley said...

What a gorgeous card, Danni, I love the colors and papers you used and the image is so adorable. As for challenges, I tend to only do challenges that surround images that I love to play with. For instance, I love the Just Magnolia challenge and the challenges at Magnolialicious Highlights because I love Magnolia images. I also like sketch challenges so I like Mojo Monday, Friday Sketchers, and Sketch Saturday. That being said, I haven't done any of these challenges since I came back from my break, but I hope to soon :)
Hugs, Christine

stampinfrog said...

Danni this is a beautiful card!Love the sweet image and the color combo is perfect!I love purple!!!
Good Luck on the challenges!It is overwhelming!
Hugs,Connie

Carolyn Christie said...

What a cute image and gorgeous card!

Donna said...

Stunning card Danni, a real kaleidascope of colour and such a cute image :) Donna x

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What fun patterned papers you chose to go with your cute image.

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww what a darling card! I love the image you used and the colors on this!! Beautiful job!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Sue from Oregon said...

Very springy...I loved this sketch too! Great job on the technical part of it too! Lots of layers!

Jean Addis said...

What a cute stamp...love the little bird. You made it come alive, so pretty.
I usually like to try the Project Tuesday Challenge because I like branching out beyond cards. Your FBW's are on my list of favorites as well. Other than that I try others that I am attracted to "sketch wise". I don't keep track, and get very overwhelmed myself sometimes.

Michele Spera said...

Danni
Really sweet image! love the colors you used on this really pretty with the scalloped oval on it!
XMichele

Kim Yu said...

Your card is gorgeous, Danni!
YEs, I too have been having problems with Reader and yeah, I gave up after a few times trying!!
As for the challenges, I have a few I like to play along often. But I do have quite a lot of challenges on my Reader list and I seperate them by days. For example, for all mondays, I label it monday, and so forth. I also have a little table with all the current challenges. But I usually just make a card base on one challenge and then look for more challenges to go with it...if I have time, of course. Hope this helps!

Danderella said...

Danni your card is gorgeous! For Challenges, I tried to list the one's that a regularly follow/try to follow on my sidebar, that way I have a quick reference. I find that if I try to do too many then I end up with more cards than I'll ever need and not enough time to post. I have my basic 4 or 5 that I consult, and they are mostly sketches...I feel very restricted by colours etc.

Christine said...

Love your card! Such a sweet image!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Michelle said...

Oh what a cute card - perfect spring! I so wish it would get here...we got another snow storm this weekend - ack!

Angela said...

Danni, I just ordered this new set Friday!!! It should be here tomorrow, as anyone knows who orders from her, she is fast to send out your orders!! And such an awesome woman!! I love this card and that image is just adorable!!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Risa said...

Your card is beautiful in every way Danni!
hugs
Risa:)

Tina said...

So pretty! Love those bright colors.

Phoenix said...

Pretty card. Love the colours and the sparkle.
For challenges, I keep a list of faves that I try to visit each week, and others that I find through challenge posts. If I find a challenge or two that interest me and I have enough time to play along before the deadline, then I go ahead create something.

Christy Croll (tiddly inks) said...

Very cute. :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Danni!

As for challenges, I just have a datebook by my computer and as I go through my Google Reader, I write them down and when I have the time to craft, I first check out my DT requirements and then go from there with whatever tickles my fancy!

Tammi said...

I just got my new stamps today, they are so cute...darling card! I usually do sketches and just whenever I get to them.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

I'm just loving your blog and all your cards, they are just beautiful. Love this little girl

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