12/01/2015

cQc #319 ~ Unforgettable!

Hello! I can't believe it's the first of December already. What a quick year this has been. We're down to that last few ColourQ challenges of 2015! This one has an unexpected color in the mix...wood!!


Now I have to tell you, the making of this card was an unforgettable experience!! It was one goof after another. OY VEY!! Thank goodness for dies! I took a big ol' ugly card and die cut the best part with my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Photo Frames die and things began to look better. I turned it into a shaker filled with PPP Sparkling Clear Seed Beads, 4mm & 6mm Pink Blush Sequins, tiny wooden stars, & punched card stock pieces. The teeny stamped stars are DeNami and the polka dots by Hero Arts.

Then came the stamping of the sentiment (Mama Elephant). It was three times, no...four...heck maybe even five! The two little banners were die cut with a PPP Stitched Labels die. Done, finally after what seemed like an eternity!!!


Have a great day! ~Lisa

25 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOL, you would never know this started out as anything but SPECTACTULAR! I love it....since I have a love/hate relationship with shaker cards myself, I can totally understand!

Rosemary said...

you always amaze me with your ability to combine the colors flawlessly, lisa! another gorgeous card!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun!

Joyce said...

I would not have known you made any mistakes on this card. It is so very pretty. Love how you featured so much of the pink, and your shaker is such fun.

Annette Allen said...

aww this shaker is perfect.. i love how you added the wood veneers.. so clever and fun

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer shaker card! The added wood embellies look quite fabulous with the sequin mix!

~Tammy~ said...

So pretty! I love your design Lisa!

I Card Everyone said...

I know it was a headache for you, but what a stunner to behold, Lisa! I'm saying it is worth every bit of effort!! You know I'm drawn to the wood, right?
=]

Marybeth said...

Been there done that! My grandmother always said that, ov. Well with all the trouble, Lisa this ended up to be one gorgeous shaker card!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

You rocked this, Lisa!!!! Love, love this!!!!

memorial garden benches said...

Very creative! So fun. I love your card. The colors and designs are awesome. Just perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Heggins said...

Lisa...this is just so pretty and what a sweet way to say happy birthday, just love all those wonderful stars.

Kay Miller said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable shaker card! Such pretty colors too!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love all the stitched die cut designs! You always make the prettiest shaker cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

I couldn't tell anything went wrong at all. Perfection and with such a hard palette to boot! Great job!

Charlene said...

It doesn't look messed up lol! Its beautiful!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty...love the shaker card idea...brilliant!

Jen Mitchell said...

This just goes to prove that there is beauty in everything! From your ugly card (and I'm sure it was anything but) comes this gorgeous creation. Well done!

Greta said...

Hard to imagine the beautiful pink stars & dots were an ugly card because they look beautiful here! I love the double flags & the shaker mix is fabulous! At least you ended up with a great card, Lisa!

Sharron said...

Can't imagine any part of this gorgeous design started out with anything ugly. This is so very pretty with all the pinks and stars. Love the addition of the wooden ones. And all the mix in your shaker looks fantastic!

Larissa Heskett said...

Well I can TOTALLY relate with NOT liking something, but you have TOTALLY managed to turn this into an AMAZING Card!! I KNOW who ever receives it will ENJOY it ALOT!! SORRY I haven't visited in awhile!! The last few weeks have been ROUGH and this week my energy has just VANISHED!! So I have been trying to Sleep/Rest as MUCH as I can to try and Help!!?? I NEVER thought even web surfing was going to be to much work, but it has been so I have been MISSING my FAVORITE Blogs!! I also wanted to SEND A HUGE HUG!! THANKS SOSOSOSOSOSOSOSOSO MUCH for the Box!! Meghan was SPEECHLESS and with the stuff I included she will be able to CREATE quite a STORM with ALL of her New Crafty Supplies!! I was CRING as I opened up the Box and Adam and the Boys were like what's WRONG Meghan is going to LOVE it!!?? Nothing was WRONG it was just SOSOSOSOSOSO NICE and it MEANT ALOT to have you send it and without even knowing Meghan at all!! I CAN'T EVER THANK YOU ENOUGH!! I also REALLY LOVED your Card(s)!! I shared them with my Family over Thanksgiving and they ALL agreed they were BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS AGAIN for being such an AMAZING FRIEND and I PRAY someday we'll be able to meet in person so I can give you an actual HUG in person!! =) Hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3

Tracey McNeely said...

What a gorgeous shaker Lisa! Love how you used the colours!

Virginia Lu said...

Oh my...Love this to bits ( I mean BITS, down to the little confetti inside the shaker!) Absolutely SUPERB, Lisa! I could NEVER tell that it was an ugly duckling...I think it turn out to be a SWAN! Wow!

Deepti said...

Awwww this is so sweet, I love that starry shaker :)

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Lisa ... all those sweet stars and wonderful shaker elements are just a delight ... so worth all the effort! Hugs, Anita :)