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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Three Challenges in ONE card...

   Hello friends and bloggers!
It's the 28th of the month and that means it is Calendar Girls' FUN time again!!
Who are the Calendar Girls? ♥ You can check them out here:
I{{{ ♥ }}} being part of this great group of creative individuals...their challenges get my juices going and my mojio re-activated each and every
  To begin, my card needs a wee of explaining this month, as I tried to combine THREE CG's challenges in one card, since I was dreadfully behind with a couple of previously missed summer challenges. Thankfully I am now all caught up!
yeahhh meee!...*sigh of relief here* :o)

Let's start with last JUNE's challenge, hosted by Michelle (SCS - pattem)
Here is her own request:
"My challenge is...using SC 388 (found in the SC thread), with any color combination create a card that best suits your beginning to summer, or summer plans. It could be a trip you are planning, a flower that is blooming, a wedding you are attending, or a graduation gathering. Whatever it could be...have fun creating a card to go with it..."
For Michelle challenge , I followed the sketch below, and added a cute girl on her bike image which represents my joy of summer riding even though I haven't done that in years, until my hubby bought us both new bikes at the beginning of summer (sadly, I only used mine once due to back problems!) :/ Thanks for a  great sketch Michelle!:o) 

Next, is the month of AUGUST,                                  with Debbie at the helm (SCS - djones)
Calendar Girls Olympics:
"Since the Summer Olympics are now going on, I decided the theme for this month would be our very own Calendar Girls Olympic challenge. There are two parts to this month’s theme:
1. The colors of the rings on the Olympic flag are: blue, yellow, black, green and red. Your card must have at least one embellishment and it must be in one of those colors.
2. Please make a card based on one of the Olympic events. The events in this summer’s Olympics are: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Trampoline, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. So, here are some examples…I have a stamp of a women jogging, making a card with this stamp, my card represents the Track and Field Event. That one is pretty obvious...."

For Debbie's challenge I chose biking as my Summer Olympic event, and used a cute Penny Black image, then added all 5 colors of the Olympic rings via the handcut 4 lil pennants with their black background. The big yellow button also takes care of the embellishment part of this 
olympic theme. Thanks for such a fun challenge Debbie!♥

And, finally here we are with the present challenge for the month of OCTOBER , hosted by Tami  (SCS - BlueInks)
She presented us with the challenge expressed here :
Our October Theme :
"We are all about the month of October!
I have three little challenges for you girls this month.
It is the tenth month of the year, so please have exactly ten( 10 ) items on your card. No more, no less! The ten items do not include your card base. Your image stamped on a piece of card stock is counted as one item.
Our due date is the 28th. So, that is going to require two ( 2 ) circles needed on each card and a minimum of eight ( 8 ) different colors.
Are you scared yet?!"

Soooo, lets see if I did the math right...let me count the ways...  I believe that I CAN count exactly TEN items in total IF my lil pennants are counted as one combined item...*grinnn*
The wee sentiment DOES count too...right?...RIGHT!!??  ;o)
The two circle: yellow button and white circle w/stamped image, and I used more than 8 colors  for my sweet immie ; 12 copics in total (2 pinks, 3 browns, 1 grey, 2 blues, 2 oranges, 2 yellows) ;o) Anyways, math and I always had a 'rapport' like oil and water...*rolling my eyes*
which could possibly be reflected even on my lame is that?? LOL
Regardless, this challenge was soooo much fun to do! I found myself grinning often, as I counted items over and over in a totally non-mathematical way...yet trying to make sense of it! (not!!) ehehe  ... Still grinning...;o)

I kept the inside of my card fairly simplistic and empty of sentiment for the time being. I will most certainly give it to my youngest, sweet grandaughter once she's ready to trade off her training wheels...this immie reminds me sooo much of her! ♥
Tami thank YOU for such FUN, FUN, FUN
math challenge!! I had a blast! ♥
Blessings to all of you, and thank you for visiting!

Card Deets:
Stamp: Penny Black ' Easy Rider' ; SU 'Picture This'
C/S: Really Rust (SU) ; DP : My Mnd's Eyes 'Sunny Side'
Ink: Memento Black ; Copics for coloring
Accessories: punches, Spellbinders circle die, lrg button ,
Sew Easy fancy floss -lemonade-, dimentionals
Tecnique: distressing (circle), layering ,counting to 10 (lol)



Barb said...

Way to go Paola! You sure rocked this challenge along with completing the previous ones too. You are an over-achiever.

MiamiKel said...

Well butter my biscuits!! It's a three-fer!! What an absolutely adorable card .. She is a cutie patootie!! What a fun design and lovely papers .. So refreshing to see a fun summery card amidst the Fall and Winter! I'd say you set the bar high with this combo challenge card ... Well done!!

Blessings to you for being a fantastic Calendar Girl!!


April said...

Three in one....where have I heard that on this special Son-day??

You card is soooo cute! I love that immie and your papers are perfect!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sweet P, this card is just too cute. Such a sweet image... love her riding her bike! WOW!!! You not only met Tami's counting challenges, but made it fit two others, too??? I am in AWE!!! You are simply amazing!

April said...

Love your new

kiwimeskreations said...

What a cute card and so colourful. Well done on encompassing three great challenges too.

Terry Ladwig said...

Wowsers!! What a great way to combine 3 challenges in one! Just one of the challenges is alot to handle, but 3?? You are awesome!!

Great job WPS and very cute and detailed card to boot!!

Love it ☺

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Sweet P...what a lovely card. I love the PB immie and you have created a masterpiece both inside and your colors, layout and coloring...beautiful my friend....just beautiful...♥

Imke said...

Paola, this is super cute. The matching DP and your layout- just great.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Talk about piling on the challenge! You did it well. Great job. Your image is adorable and I love the papers that go with.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You did such a fantastic job rolling up 3 challenges in one! Love the sweet image and the nice coloring.

Judy McMullen said...

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! You really rocked these challenges, Sweet P, and all in one really fabulous card. Love, love,love it! It's so bright, cheerful and fun. What a cute image and so wonderfully colored to go with those terrific designer papers. Everything is just yummy!!!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, just so sweet! I love how you shared the details of how this was special to you, I can picture you on that bicycle now :-) Great job combining the challenges. Happy Crafting!!

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous and cute card! Such a cute image and I like your papers and that fun banner and button.

dweatter said...

Well you have certainly out done yourself! This card is amazing. I love that cure image and your banner. Superb job getting all three challenges into one card.

Mary G. said...

Such a sweet card! Beautifully done!!

kadie said...

Adorable!!! Teehee, this reminds me of the stamp I bought you that you already have. Awww, such is life :)