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Friday, January 1, 2010

I'm ALIVE! (CA&F NYD Challenges)

So I've been busy for the last couple of weeks and haven't made much of anything.  The 'busy' thing may be a bit an excuse though, I've been completely creativity uninspired :0(   I see all of my wonderful craft buddies and their fantastic stuff but I've not had a whole lot of desire to make anything... until today!!!  Club Anya (and Friends (CA&F), now) is having a New Year's challenge day and I just HAD to participate b/c the challenges are awesome!

My first card is for Kadie's Sewing challenge.  We are supposed to use faux or real stitches in a unique or fun way.  Nooooow, maybe my way is not terribly unique BUT this is the first time I used my paper piercer and template!!! I was so excited, it's not the best ever but I was still pretty happy with it for a first shot at the technique.


My second card is for Kelly's "Flower Power" challenge.  I don't have many Prima's so I thought I was going to give myself an anxiety attack using this many on one card, LOL.  I just got this Miss Anya Dressy set and this girl seemed just perfect for the challenge and I was ecstatic at how it came out :0)





Used:
Card 1:
TGF Digi Stamps - Fall Miss Anya/Guy Ian
Copics
Paper piercer/guide
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Card candy
Stickles/Glossy Accents

Card 2:
TGF Stamp - Miss Anya Dressy
Copics
Paper - DCWV
Nestabilities - Mega Curved Rectangles
Primas
Flat backed pearls

7 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are just ADORABLE Rachel!!! Happy New Year! So glad you can party w/ us!

Candace Pelfrey said...

I just love your cards! So cute!! Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Adorable cards Rachel!! I really love your coloring! The shading is fabulous and the colors are so vibrant! Adorable images as well!! Good to see your creativity is back!
Happy New Year!!
:)Kathy

Amy said...

Sorry you lost your mojo for a bit, but it sure looks like it is back full force Rachel! These cards are fabulous! I haven't tried the piercing technique and it looks great! And I had to LOL at your anxiety at using ALL those flowers on one card, the results are stunning though!

WickedPixie said...

Hi Rachel! Happy New Year! I had the same thing going on for the couple of weeks before Christmas - I just felt so blah about stamping and then when I did make something I was so unhappy with it! The TGF 12 Days of Christmas really got me inspired again! I'm glad to see you are having fun again - these cards are great!! :-)Traci

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOWSA girlie! Your mojo is alive and kickin'!! LOVE both of these, but I have to tell you, that second card just made me say "OOOOOH" out loud! GORGEOUSNESS! Happy New Year!

Melissa S said...

They are both beautiful Rach!! I gotta find my mojo. Its hiding somewhere.

Melissa