Monday, July 5, 2010

Card Challenges!

Soooo I am not really a pastel person ... I don't pick them out naturally and even for a baby card it's tough for me to be creative for some reason. So of course I wanted to challenge myself to try to use some pastel bits I had hanging around to make a nice little girls card. It turned out nice, I would definitely give it to someone (If I could think of someone I knew having a girl right now) but it's not me, it's not my colours and I know it.

SO I was sitting there looking at it and thinking "it's just fine Laurie, move on ..." when it came to me. I have friends that have been trying to adopt for years! So I thought what kind of card would I make for them. I scrounged through my paper, and little odds and ends and came up with this colour palette and the idea of a card that would be perfect for adoptive parents. "A Wish Came True" ... I wanted it to be very fairy tale/gypsy feeling and cheerful and I think it does those things! I used stamps to create pa terned card stock (The green, not the main pattern! :) ) and my cricut was a bit of help. I am really pleased overall.

This card fits a couple of challenges:
"Oh Baby Card Challenge"
DDCC #81: July 1 - Loes - Flower inspiration
Lexi's Creation Challenge 17


  1. Love your cards Laurie. They are both cute! Like the idea to create a card for adoptive parents...this is perfect! Thank you for joining us again at Always Playing with Paper!

  2. Hey Laurie, thanks for popping by. I sent you an email with the files, and now I get to check out your stuffs!! Love your projects here, I would be pleased too... love those flowers from Sweet Treats, esp the top layered one. It's sooo cute n' fun to use!

    Keep on Craftin' Sister!!
    God Bless....


  3. Great cards! They're both gorgeous! I love the colours used for both.

  4. Ohh love both cards, Laurie! Which cart are those cute yellow flowers from? .. wait, maybe you shouldn't tell me.. (you might enable me if I dont' already have it! eek!)

  5. How sweet, what a great idea.....a nice change from the usual baby card! Very clever!

  6. I love that sentiment and what a great idea to use it for! Great card!

  7. Great cards, they are both fabulous!

    Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

    Good luck!

  8. Laurie... I think both cards are fabulous... but I especially love the "A wish came true" one - what a perfect sentiment for a couple adopting. Great job on the challenge. I'm not a pastel kinda girl either by nature, but I love the way you put these colors together - the checkered paper works so well.
    Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week