Saturday, August 1, 2009

Across the Miles

Hi, all! Hope your Saturday is going well. Not much going on around here. We may go furniture shopping later, but it's rainy and dark, so I'm finding it hard to get motivated.

This weather is, however, perfect for crafting, so I sat down and created this card that combines 3 challenges:

Beate's weekend sketch challenge (which I haven't done in ages)
Pals Paper Arts challenge #1 to use Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Chocolate Chip (a brand new site--check it out)
today's 365 Cards challenge: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Okay, I didn't have any of these, so I used the more environmentally friendly bicycle.)

I think it turned out pretty cute. What do you think?

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, PTI white
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal
Accessories: buttons (PTI), pearls (Kaisercraft), flower (Prima), brad (Imaginisce), blender pen, glitter pen (Sakura)

66 comments:

Beth Jacobs said...

WHat a cute card.... I am going to order that set... it is so fun!

Carolyn V said...

What a lovely card, Ann! Cute touch to use buttons for wheels... and the colours are gorgeous (and match your banner perfectly!)

PaperCrafty said...

Super Cute!! Love the button wheels. :D

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I agree. It IS cute! I like how you substituted pearls for thread in your button holes. Very clever. The sketch you used is perfect for the image.

Thanks for the link for the Pals Paper Arts. I'm always looking for new inspriation/challenges. Of course I rarely participate in any of them but I like to look and pretend I will get to it one day :-)

Angie Tieman said...

Wowzers! It turned out totally cute, that's what I think!! I love the way you combined the challenges, I think I need to start doing that too! YOu rock!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very cute Ann! I love it! I love the color combo too. I have been itching to play with that bike!!

Pat said...

Very cute indeed!
Very clever way of doing the wheels.
Superb!
Hugs xx
Pat

Aimes said...

So it's not just rainy over there then?! LOL!
Just LURVE the colours on this beauty - just scrummy and a good antidote to the weather!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Liszha said...

I think it turned out pretty cute. Thanks for visiting my blog btw. Love yours and your cards.
Lisette

Susan Raihala said...

Dang, I gotta order that set! This is just the cutest card!

Danni said...

Love this!! How totally fun!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is SO cute Ann! Love the aqua and hot pink colors combo and that bike with button wheel is totally adorable!

(-: Heidi

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so adorable. Love the colors and that awesome image!

Spyder said...

Love the buttons idea..do they go round!? Love the colours too!
((Lyn))

TannyP said...

Such a cute card - I love the colors you've used =)

Gina said...

Wow, three challenges in one, way to go! This turned out very cute. It's rainy here too, perfect day to spend in the craft room.

Erika M. said...

Your card is darling - really like your button wheels!

jacque4u2c said...

Just lovin' the demension!!!!! Fab job!

Margaret Moody said...

What a cute card, Ann! I'm impressed that you combined three challenges! Nice job with the challenge colors! I looked around your blog and saw so many wonderful cards! I really like your style! Thanks for participating in PPA's first challenge! Hope you'll join us next week, too!

Michelle Forrest said...

So cute!

Lost in Paper said...

A-DOR-ABLE! what a great card!!

Heather P. said...

This is so cute! Love the hot pink wheels!

Lyn S said...

Very cute Ann! I love the button wheels and the bright colours!

Denise said...

Ohh this bicycle makes me smile - so perfect! My Button Bits set is on its way and I can't wait to try it out!! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Leah said...

Super cute! My hubby is big into bikes:)

Quirky said...

oh the bicycle is so cute! SIgh...I'm lovin' all those papertrey ink stamps but can't afford the shipping to Malaysia :(

PaulaM said...

I agree - I think your card is adorable. TFS

LaLatty said...

WOW! Your card is awesome! I love what you've done with the wheels, great idea!

~amy~ said...

a-stinkin-a-dorable!!!! I JUST bought that sweet set the other night when it was back in stock! Can't wait to get it in my crafty hands...

AUsome mom said...

Love it! It's just too, too cute!

MBelles said...

Love it!!! Great color combo and love what you did for the wheels! I just ordered this set and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I'll take your rainy weather, it's been too hot here in California! lol!

Amy said...

very cute..I like the colors!

Cassie said...

i think it's darling!!! love the buttons and the layout you used too!

Biscuitlid said...

I love the colours you've used. I wish PTI was in England though! I thinj that set is sooo clever

Victoria
x

Littlebear said...

Hi Ann, this is definitly cute. It's gorgeous too. Your cards have inspired me to buy this stamp set.
Hope the weather improves.
Clare x

kathy s said...

what a cute card- love the bike and the colours just blow mw away. love the buttons

StampinCathy said...

Ann this is just to cute and love the details on the bike. You are one creative and inspiring crafter.

Beth said...

Very creative! I love it. Love how you did the wheels. It looks like another purchase for me..LOL. That is just too cute!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Ann, you are just the challenge Queen!!! Love how you fit all those into one card. And a CAS one too!!

mommyabbytommy said...

What a sweet card! With every card you make, I realize that I NEED that set. It is so versatile and adorable!!

Erin said...

Gorgeous card! Love those super cute wheels!
erin x

JenMarie said...

Super cute, loving these cheerful colors!!

Nancy L. said...

very cute!

Chen R. said...

What a cute card!!
I also used this color challenge and made a card for this 365 Cards challenge :-)

Becky Carafa said...

This is darling! I just ordered my set, can't wait to play with it!

Belinda said...

Love this! :) The color combo is so fun! (and I keep telling myself I don't need this set.... you're not helping!! ;-)

Karen said...

I love this color combination! And I think your Green take on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is just Perfect! :> Way to combine challenges!

Lisa Graves said...

So cute! Love the buttons. :-)

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! I {LOVE} your colour combo and the different colour wheels!

Oliva said...

Lively colors and so creative with the buttons! XOXO

xiumaiyuki said...

Absolutely darling!!!

KatieTurtle said...

Love it! The colors you chose are fab!

Marie B. said...

I think it is adorable! And eco-friendly!

Ann Schach said...

What a clever card! You did a great job incorporating the challenge colors! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Allison said...

Very cool! Love your take on the WSC!

Pals Paper Arts said...

I would love a bicycle like that!

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!

HazelQ said...

Cute card! I liked your idea of using buttons for the bicycle :)

Elise said...

Pretty cute? How 'bout OVER THE RAFTERS CUTE! I love how you used these juicy materials and YOUR expert craftsWOmanship! BEEEE-utiful!

Stamp and Smile said...

There you go with those cute buttons and awesome colors combo!! Smiles... Michelle :)

Winter said...

Very cute! I love that stamp and the buttons just make it even better! :)

Terri E. said...

LOVE it!!! I need to bust that fun bike out. Way to rock the PPA color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Beate said...

Ann,

What a fun card. I love what you did with the buttons.
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Kathi said...

Gosh. I love the buttons as bicycle wheels. Totally brilliant.

The weather has been so gloomy here too. I'm sooooo tired of rains and storms!

Kristyn said...

Love the color combo on this card. great job!

Deanna said...

Love it, great color combo too!

Tonya said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this image and the addition of the buttons. Gorgeous, crisp, clean card!