Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #15

Anyone who has been following my blog would have realised by now that one of my favourite tools is my Cuttlebug. I've also enjoyed trying my hand out at challenges - there are so many around. What better way to try my very first sketch challenge than to do one set by the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. The sketch is by talented guest designer Becky Fleck. The DT over at Cuttlebug Challenges have done some amazing examples. Here's my take on it...







I've been wanting to try a monochromatic scheme for some time - so here it is - or my version anyway - couldn't help the bit of colour! I started with a Very Vanilla card base and cuttlebugged various sized circles of Very Vanilla, Whisper White and So Saffrom (I had some scraps on my desk after the last challenge!). I also stamped the sentiment in Creamy Caramel from For a Friend. I then used my So Saffron and Pretty in Pink markers to colour it in. I love the touch of pink - it really adds a lot. Instead of the buttons on the sketch I used 1/2 pearls from the Pretties Kit.

It was a lot of fun trying this sketch challenge - I'm sure I'll be back with more along the way!

23 comments:

~Christina~ said...

You did fab on the challenge!!!!

Kellie said...

For your first time Deb you have done a fantastic job, your card is gorgeous. I love all the different cuttlebug designs you have used, agree the pink is a really nice touch and the pearls....wow they just make it! xx

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a terrific use of a variety of cb folders. I like the design and the length of the card.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is pretty cool, Debbie! I didn't even know there was a Cuttlebug challenge. So many challenges, so little time. Who ever knew that what is considered a challenge could ever be fun!

Cassie said...

oh this is awesome!! i love the soft colors and the folders you used! thanks for joining us this week on the Be Inspired challenge!

Mandy Schiller said...

I love your card Debbie! Great minds think alike I also had a go at this one last nite. It was fun! I love your card! Well done!

Mandyxx

Alison said...

Cute card Debbie! I've got to get that 'bubbles' embossing folder - it's so cool!
Peace & love
Alison xx

Stamp and Smile said...

So AWESOME Debbie!! I just {{{LOVE}}} your card and very beautiful color choice! I enjoy my CuttleBug too... It's my little baby. I use Nestie dies, embossing folders and I have a few of the CB small dies. It also fits the SU! Top Note die. (Not sure if you have that yet?) We have Sale-a-Bration starting February 1st in the US. CAN'T WAIT!! Thanks for the lovely comments and I love the visits of such a “great” cyber friend!! Smiles... Michelle :)

Mrs J said...

Debbie, your card is beautiful! So glad you decided to take part in the challenge this week, you've done an excellent job! Love the soft colours you've used and of course all the embossing too! Hope we see you again over at Cuttlebug Challenges.
Mrs Jx

Alison said...

Oh gorgeous card, love the pearls. Classy. Thanks for joining in the Cuttlebug challenge this week.

Martha said...

Your card is beautiful! Great take on this weeks sketch!
Martha

Eva said...

Beautiful card! Love your embossing work and colors! Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

Liam said...

Beautiful work as always.

Liam

Shannon said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the pearls on it....and the color scheme. Thanks for playing with us this week.

BettyBee said...

Debbie, your card is really pretty!! I really love the soft tones, and the sentiment stamp really makes it! I love the heart for the "v" in love!! You really nailed the sketch. Hope to see you at the Cuttlebug Challenge again very soon.

Carly said...

VERY lovely!! :) I really like the monochromatic--with just a dab of pink. Looks so elegant, esp. with all the cuttlebugging and pearls!

Kathie Bailey said...

Debbie, this is gorgeous! I can't believe it's your first challenge!

Allison said...

fab job with the sketch
thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Ann said...

LOve your choice of folders on the circles - a great card.
Thank you for joining the Cuttlebug challenge this week.

Ann xxx

Eveline said...

Great card.
Eveline.

Leigh said...

OMG Debbie, what a fabulous card. I love it. Must check out those challenges more. You've done a fantastic job on this and I love the colours you've used.
Thanks for the award too.
Happy Australia Day.

Amber said...

Debbie I love your card and I'm so glad you joined us for this week's CB Challenge! The Cuttlebug is a great tool and I can't imagine life without it or my Cricut.
Hugs
Amber

..tina.. said...

I love your take on the sketch, Debbie!