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While getting over my recent bout with bronchitis I started making cards with different flavors to them hoping to enter them in challenges.  I managed to created a few that met some requirements so I am going to share them and go ahead and enter them.

My first card was the hardest for me because of what it represents. Sympathy cards are not my favorite kind of card, and its the hardest for me to decide on.  "Do I want it dark and subdue?" or should I not be so somber.  What will they think if I use white, is that too close to a wedding? What colors are allowed and which ones aren't acceptable? All these questions for one card and then when I do decide on what to do it takes me a while because I think about the representation and there's a sense of sadness to my add flowers I tell a soothing color to offset the whiteness. 

Fortunately I had recently made a very similar card so I just followed that with some changes. After all that pondering this is what I decided on:

I am entering this card in the challenges: 

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments - PSC44 Clean and Simple Sympathy

This Magnolia stamp has always been one of my favorites and now I get to use her. The papers are from a new MME 6x6 pad but I just can't remember which pad it was from.  Anyway I am entering this card in the following challenge:

One Stitch At A Time Challenge - Anything Goes

This card was based on a drawing my grand-daughter did while watching television. The tags actually can be inserted inside the vertical brown ban but because of the sketch challenge I am entering I had to re-arrange the tags and somehow fit them to the outside so it would fit the sketch.  I am entering this card in the following Sketch Challenge:

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge "SC080812"

Last but not least I finished my ocean card.  I colored the image with copic markers and stained the edges with Distress Inks.  I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Party Time Tuesday - By The Sea

BTW: There is a challenge or should I say blog candy giveaway over at "Doing Life" so make sure you check it out and enter for the prize drawing. Desire Fourie is a talented designer and I am sure you will like what you see on her site.

Well thats it for now.  I have to see if there are any other challenges my cards will fit while I work on one I hope to enter before its over.  I'm always missing out on challenges because I take to long to create the card.  Now I have four more cards that need a challenge!

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Choccy said...

Gorgeous creations !! Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ' Anything Goes ' challenge. Hope you come back and join us next week.

Choccy x

Alyce said...

Gorgeous! I love the designs of all of these :)

Carol L said...

Beautiful cards, each one is so pretty!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Gorgeous cards!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Kim. said...

Three beautiful cards, especially love the sympathy card. I think you got the balance perfect. Can I ask what die or punch you used for the front panel of that card?
I hope your feeling better now.
Kim xXx

Mz. Lela said...

The sympathy card is soothing & perfect... these cards are all beautifully created.

Karen Conner said...

You did a great job on all the cards! Your flowers are gorgeous on card#1.

Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiments.

Holly Young said...

GORGEOUS ocean card! It makes me want to stick my toes in the sand!

Thanks for sharing with us at PTT!

Holly PTT DT

Sam Pirkle said...

Well after all that back and forth on how you should do a sympathy card you hit it out of the park. I love the flowers... beautiful. Colors are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow you did really good! I totally agree with you I have a really hard time with sympathy card... actually haven't done one yet and need to and I really dread this...

You really managed to do all different styles! Wonderful.

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Sheila H said...

All your cards are beautiful. The sympathy card is breathtaking. I have to tell you that a long time ago I made a card using the same beach image that you did. (The stamp belonged to a friend.)Yours is so much nicer than mine. I may post it sometime and if I do, I'll drop you a note so you can see it :)

Tonya said...

These are all fabulous! Such a beautiful variety.

Glenda Atkins said...

Three beautiful cards and I totally love the sympathy one!

Scrappin Sista said...

When I grow up Ms. Memea, I want to create cards just like you!!

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