Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cuttlebug card and my first card challenge

I was in need of a card for my little sister, her Birthday was yesterday and I needed it to be in the mail today. I was also at Michael's today and I got the Cuttlebug Flower die, so I thought it would be perfect for her card :)! I also got "Far East Stack" of paper by DCWV, some ribbon, 2 magazines, 2 foam stamps...I had a gift card to use there and so this is what I chose to use with it. When I got home I started looking through the "Gift Maker" mag, and I found a great idea to case from it for my card for my sister who is in her I had to make a cool girly card that would be good for a teen. I am very very happy with how this card turned out, and will HAVE to do more freehand doodles on my cards :)!

Catherine's Freehand Challenge:

Woohoo, I am soooooo excited about this challenge because it is my first challenge that I created for all of you to try out :D...and am excited to see what you all come up with :)!! Okay, so for my first Challenge I would like you to all (yes ALL, whether you are new to card making or not)

make a card with any layout that uses mostly free hand doodles. It doesn't matter what embellishments you use, or what sketch you use to create it, it just has to have a lot of freehand doodles. Impossible?? I think not?? Now, I can just imagine what all my friends are saying now that were at a SU night where we had to draw our own flower stems (lol, there was a gasp in the room at the thought of drawing freehand). I would love to see your creations, so please e-mail them to me at :

I will give you until Feb 3rd (my bday, and no I won't tell you how old I will be), to sent me your creations. Have fun with this challenge please, I thought it would be a great challenge to get you all thinking outside the box and also get you to get out of your comfortable crafty zones. Even I need to have more practice with my doodles, as you can see with my card above :p!



Avacado Green, SU Mellow Moss, SU Bravo Burgandy


SU gel pen, Cuttlebug Flower die and glue


Tracy.H said...

Your sister will love this card!! Okay...I can't promise anything, but I will try. You know this is like my worst fear, right?!! I am soooooo not a doodler! :0)

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Oh Catherine you have nailed me to a "T" - how is it that you knew I would LOVE this challenge? My mind is whirling around with ideas and I am excited to start doodling. Thanks so much for telling me about your challenge on my blog. I will definitely enter.
Bless you

Michelle said...

I'm posting a card on my blog that I doodled today. Its kinda hard to see the pink sparkly gel pen.. but it did turn out pretty good :)