Card Challenge Thursday

So I have been a little quiet on the card challenges lately.  I know, I know, you are just going to have to deal.  Life is at the best of times crazy busy, but with our up coming move coming up( have I mentioned that I am moving?, if not, my family is moving …), I am just busier more than ever.  So, I just haven’t had that much time…but today, there was a strange lull in the schedule so I created a few cards (okay, more than a few).

I want to get up bed, so I am going to drop this post in really quickly.

pp343Up first is a sweet challenge over with the design team of The Paper Players.  No, seriouly, the challenge is a sweet one…looking in fact for card designs with sweet somethings on it.EK Gorman 343

I pulled out an Avery Elle stamp set featuring lots of pies, and stamped out the four different pies.  I colored them in with my copics, trying to make each pie look different.  I trimmed dow the card stock and added the printed card stock papers and stamped in the sentiment.  I know this design isn’t as sugary sweet as it could be, but with summer just around the corner, I think it is a nice card to have in stock.

Ek Gorman EH May MIUOver at Ellen Hutson’s Classroom monthly Mix-It-Up Challenge, there is a fun product challenge happen.  They are looking for a design that is featuring both a product from Ellen Hutson and Reverse Confetti.

My husband’s birthday is coming up
and I desperately needed a masculine birthday card (and let’s be honest, these can be so hard to make.)  I busted my butt trying to make this card masculine, thinking that the Reverse Confetti alligator and sentiment added with the Ellen Hutson cake and sentiment would make a good starting point.  Add some pretty papers, and some cork drops, and masculine card ta da.  I am also proving a point that my loving husband does not read this blog like he tries to claim he does.  (It is okay that he doesn’t…he instead often peeks over my shoulder while I create, and frankly that is enough for me…Happy Birthday Baby).

LIM #327Over at the CAS challenge known as Less Is More, there is a color challenge going on.  The colors for this challenge are grey and Ek Gorman LIM327yellow, and that seemed at first a little challenging.

Then I remembered the day that I made a mistake and accidentally stamped the wrong ink onto some watercolor paper.  The ink bled, and actually created a pretty cool effect.  So I stamped out a Altenew floral stamp and watercolored around it bleeding out the ink.  Then using some Hydrus water colors and added the yellow.  I bit of grey card stock and some grey dew drops finished this card.

208 Dots and StripesOver at the blog for Art Impressions, there is a technique (sort of) challenge going on.  The technique wanted for this challenge is dots or stripes.EK Gorman AI 208

I pulled out an Art Impression stamp and sentiment and colored it up with my copics.  (I think I also finally found a pink combination that I like, RV13, RV25, and RV29).  I trimmed out the image and sentiment, and started adding in some pink card stock.  I also used a Darice embossing folder and make 3D dots.  I am not certain that this card fits the challenge in other’s eyes, but for me, it certainly does for me.

EK Gorman 275I have pulled out a new image (for me new, not necessarily for others new) from Mo Manning and colored it up for the Anything Goes Challenge over at Mos Digital Challenge.  Today I pulled out this fun wizard image and colored it in with my colored pencils.  I left a sentiment off, simply because I felt the wizard spoke for himself.




Finally today I have an entry for EK Gorman Bug 509SSS 509 April 30 2017Bugaboo’s Stella Says Sketch.  I printed out a Bugaboo digital image and colored it up with my colored pencils.  I then started pulling out papers and building a version of the sketch.  I am not crazy about the papers behind the image, but I do love how the image came out!!!

Okay, I am off to be…If i don’t go, I will fall asleep sitting here.  Goodnight everyone (or good morning to those who are reading it at a different time), and happy crafting.


  1. Just a few cards, huh?! You’re putting the rest of us to shame! (Good luck with the impending move, too.) Loving the variety of these designs. You always have something a little different to show us – it’s great fun! They’re all fab and I especially love your card for our grey and yellow colour challenge with the softly washed ink and stylish layout. Really fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Really….a few cards, LOL! You are amazing the way you can crank them out! I love your little pie card…I think that is a sweet treat that I haven’t seen yet in the challenge, so good for you! I love pie! Especially with that adorable sentiment! Cute as can be! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players! Your other cards are amazing too…that wizard is phenomenal!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. OMG ! For someone crazy busy, where do you find the time to make all these cards ? I loved how you reached to do the card for our grey and yellow colour challenge, sometimes we learn with our errors and here it’s really fabulous ! Amazing card ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at Less is More !

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A wonderful set of cards here. Each one is so different but totally inspiring. Love all the different images you’ve used and spectacular colouring. Great use of grey and yellow tones on your card for Less is More and it’s super elegant. Thanks for playing along with us.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wow, you don’t do things by halves do you?! Another fabulous collection of cards. I love the effect with the water bleeding on your grey and yellow card, such a lovely backdrop to those pretty yellow flowers.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s