Friday, July 10, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge

The gang over at the Cuttlebug Challenges Blogspot issued a challenge this week for a chance to win the new embossing folders being released at CHA at the end of this month. Be sure to check out their site here for a chance to win some amazing products! The challenge was to create something using a "forest friend [no snakes]" with these colors:
And, here's what I came up with last night using the On Board "So Tweet" owl from Stampin' Up:
(click on the picture if you want to see it larger)
I love the color choices and honestly, I can't say that I would have naturally put these colors together....that's what I LOVE about participating in challenges! I started with a kraft base (have you noticed yet that I love anything kraft?) and embossed my blue cardstock using the Cuttlebug Swirls folder, then I added a K&Company strip sticker along with a piece of SEI polka dot paper and an orange paper strip embellishment from Bazzill. Here's the close up:
The small die cut letters are from the new Sizzix Billboard strip die also from Stampin' Up. It is perfect for cards and times when you need something smaller than the Cricut machine cuts, which for me is one (1) inch. The owl is covered paper from my scrap stash. The word bubble is a free-handed embellishment I made myself.
Be sure to check out the other pieces created for this challenge - everything is so inspiring!


Beth said...

Carla you did a beautiful job on this challenge I loved the theme we had to work with and you sure hit it
cute cute cute.
Thanks for playing with us at

Jackie G said...

Too cute!! LOve the size card you created!! It's so adorable!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

Nancy Sanders said...

what a cute, cute card.

Ingrid said...

What a CUTE card. Love your design! Thanks for playing along with us at CBC.

Terrie B x said...

This is a `Beautiful` card:)
Great use of the Challenge..
`Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges

Helen F. said...

GREAT, Carla! Love the gingham print owl ~ he's sew cute ;o)

Cassie said...

oh carla! it's superb!! thanks for joining in at CBC! good luck with the giveaway!

Maggie said...

Carla luv the dimensions on the card and the size of the card.
I luv luv your blog, I have it in my fave now :)

June Houck said...

Wonderful and darling project! Good luck with the challenge :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

Michelle said...

carla..this is a fantastic challenge project! love the checkered owl!
Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

Linda Beeson said...

This is just too cute!