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May 6, 2011

Word play weekend challenge #1

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I am very excited to share with you that I decided to host a "word play weekend challenge" right here on my blog every weekend.

What is the word play challenge, you may ask.

I will pick a word, and that word has to be present in your design either in part of your image, or as an embellishment or even just as part of your sentiment.


Challenge #1


I chose a super easy one for the first challenge. So all you have to do is make a card with flowers in it, either part of your image or as embellishments.

Please note this challenge is just for fun. I will however feature my favorite design(s) from each challenge with the following challenge.

Here is my card for this challenge.

Image is by Wee Stamps.
Colored with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and baby oil.
Papers are from my stash.
Tools and embellishments: MS and SU punches, janome mini sewing machine, ribbon, brads, glitter.

I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop. The challenge at Daring Cardmakers is Hawthorn or Lily of the valley flowers. Other challenges that my card fits: Catch The Bug (anything goes), Crazy 4 Challenges (lots of flowers), Secret Crafter (use your stash - all papers are from stash), Bloggers Challenge (Nature), Floweret (spring and green), Wags 'n Whiskers (use a die/punch).

I really hope you'll share your creations with me! All you have to do is make a card following the week's word, and then link it with inklinkz below.

Enjoy your weekend!


coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant idea Ellie and I just adore this card that image is super cute.
Lorraine x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute card! And how neat to start your own challenge. If I make a card with a flower on it this week, and I'm sure I will, I'll try to remember to link it here too!

Zuzana Obert said...

What a cute image Ellie! I love the colors and fabulous stitching! Thank you for sharing with DCM this week.

Zuzana x x

Lynda said...

It's both beautiful and cute - love the image. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Dolly Mixtures said...

I love that little squirrel clinging onto the lily of the valley. Lovely card.

Jennipher said...

fun challenge you have started. great take on the sweet stop sketch and your coloring with the pencils is phenomenal.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great challenge!! I had to be your first player. Gorgeous card you have created!! Love the dimensional punched flowers.

Dawn Easton said...

So super sweet!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute image! Love the added blossoms - thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Dawn said...

Hi Ellie,

Fantastic that you have started your own challenge! Love your card - that image is super sweet, your colouring is incredible and there are so many great details. I have entered my card.

Hugs, Dawn

Ida said...

Totally adorable card. What a cute image. Thanks for joining the BC Nature challenge.

Anne-Marije said...

Oh what a supercute card!
xxx Anne-Marije

Kathy said...

What a sweet image. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' May's Flowers of the Month (Hawthorn and Lily of the Valley) challenge

Janice said...


Min said...

Just adorable - love the sparkle you added to the flowers!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Basement Stamper said...

great card, love the sparkle on the flowers!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic Card! Great take on the die cuts and punches challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Linda Wescott said...

Love your inspirational project Ellie, thanks for the fun challenge...pleased it's going so well for your first challenge. Hugs lin

Unknown said...

Your card is adorable and your coloring is splendid! I wish you the best with your new challenge!

Maria Matter said...

what a fun idea Ellie!
I'm linked!

and your card is beautiful!
hugs & blessings

Unknown said...

Lovely card and such a fun idea for a challenge too. Thanks for joining flowerets digi stamps challenge this month!

anita01 said...

Och wat is dit een lief /sweet stempeltje, enig en zo schattige kaart...ben er helemaal warm van geworden, to cute...

Warme groetjes,