Sunday, August 7, 2011

Knots, and Felt, and Glitter, oh my!


More Dare to Get Dirty Challenges!  For this little number, I made my own felt flower with PTI's Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream felt, Beautiful Blooms II #2 flower dies, and some aqua embroidery floss tied into french knots.  Patterned paper by October Afternoon, the Modern Homemaker Collection.  The flower pot is from PTI's Green Thumb set, and the sentiment and tag from Tiny Tags.

While that October Afternoon paper was out, I tried this card:


Used Teeny Trees by Waltzingmouse Stamps.  This challenge was called "What's in a Name?"...well,

K:  Knots (french knot apples!)
E:  Embossing Folder (swiss dots!)
L:  Little Bird stickers
L:  Love you sentiment
Y:  YELLOW

Another challenge was to make your own embellishment.  I had some plain heart stick pinks, so I added 2 beads and some ribbon to make it fancy like the ones I see in blog land!

Last, something sweet...a sparkly cupcake tag.  Used PTI's Tag Sale #4 die and the cupcake from Baby Buttons Bits.  The sentiment is from Tag Its #3.  Of course Martha Stewart's clear coarse glitter was my topping of choice.


I think that I have completed about 20 challenges combined...but that STILL leaves 14 to finish if I want to officially say that I "Dared to Get Dirty" at Splitcoaststampers this year :)!

13 comments:

Jen said...

Woohoo! Go Kelly! What fun takes on the challenges and sooooo unbelievably creative. I must say that I cannot, for the life of me figure out how you tied that bow in the first card? So cool. I just adore the trees complete with red gorgeousness in the second and that spotty paper...yum. Now that tag is just the best. I thought that ornament looking tag was not my cup of tea until now. Well you can bet your sweet bippy that I am gonna have them swinging off of everything that will stand still long enough now. So fabulous! Needless to say I am so pleased you've dared to get dirty... More eye candy for us all. Brava!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wowsers Kelly!! What a creative display all in one post!! I LOVE your sweet little felt flowers and that adorable little tag around the pot. And your french knot apples...GET OUT!! How clever an oh, so adorable!! Then there's your darling little cupcake tag!! Too, too charming!! You rocked all these challenges!!

Cathy Weber said...

You have been so busy! Let see, card number one has such cute felt flowers and flower pot. Love that patterned paper. Card #2 has those adorable stick pins and the teeny trees. Love the bling on the trees and lastly, Card #3 has that delicious looking cupcake with that coarse glitter and the cute Tag Sale diecut. I can't believe how many challenges you are working on! You Go Girl!

Kim Duran said...

Ooh, I just love that cupcake card! The colors together are amazing, Kelly!

Lise said...

You have made some very beautifull cards. I really like the one with the cupcake :-)

Rachel W K said...

Amazingly lovely cards. I am so taken by the color combination in the top card, I love love love it!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Joan B said...

these are adorable. LOVE that cupcake and how you put all the details into one project and yet it looks so fabulous because they work together.

Jeanne J said...

You've been a busy girl! If I have to pick I am going with the cupcake -I love all the details in this - the sparkly sugar topping, little twine bow, the flower center, and the little needle holes. So much detail on a little tag - just extraordinary.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love your cards! Especially that first one, the colors are really, really pretty! Very very nice!
Hugs, Wendy

Pauline said...

Oooh, you have made some real beauties here Kelly! I love them all, the cuppie is so sweet, the liitle teeny apple trees make a wonderful scene, and the red white and blue on your first card is so fresh and the felt flower makes a wonderful embellishment!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

They're all terrific, Kelly!

cbuswell said...

Oooh, all gorgeous, love the color combo in the first, those cool french knots on your trees in the second and that topping of glitter in the third! Fabulous!

Dana said...

Such pretty cards and tag! And thank you for your kind comments on my blog! Made me feel so happy! ;)