Wednesday, August 4, 2010

First 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

Are you ready for the first every 7 Kids College Fund challenge??

Today is the big unveiling of the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog and we're all very excited to bring you some inspiration! If you signed up for the 7 Kids newsletter, you already got a heads up on this week's challenge: pink and dots!  Our challenges will be posted every other Wednesday so you have plenty of time to play along.  Make sure to head to the challenge blog to soak up some inspiration :)

For this challenge, I've created a card using the very sweet CC Designs Sweet November stamp called Treasure Tempestwind.  Actually, there are two great images that come with this stamp set: one is the very beautiful mermaid you see on my card below and the other is a cute little tiger seal (at least I think he's a tiger seal).  I've done a little sewing on this card, added a little bling with Stickles on her tail and some gems.  It's a rather simple card, which really let me show off the great image :)

Stamp: CC Designs Sweet November Treasure Tempestwind
Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers
Paper: BasicGrey Eva
Accessoriesgems, ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels 10Making Memories Paper TrimmerATG adhesive gun

This card is for a few challenges:
  1. Crazy for Challenges - Sketch
  2. Cupcake Craft - Distressing
  3. Incy Wincy Designs - Summer Fun
  4. Paper Sundaes -  Stitching
  5. Stamptacular - You're Out of This World!
  6. Cupcake Inspiration - Challenge #70
  7. Rosie-D's - All Creatures Great and Small
  8. Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
  9. One Stop Craft - Patterns
  10. BasicGrey - Stitching
  11. Totally Paper Crafts - Going to the Movies - Splash!
  12. Charisma Cardz - Something with a Tail
  13. Daring Cardmakers - It's a girl thing
  14. Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes


mycardz said...

Hi Ann! Wow, your card is sooo gorgeous - awesome job on the sparkle too! I love it. You are such an amazingly talented lady - your design and header/blinkies for the challenge blog are the best, AND you do such beautiful cards! Wow! :) hugz, Mary

angelique (anlou) said...

your card is so perfect
love the glitter on her tail
hugs angelique

Lori said...

Oh wow Ann this is magnificent, I am in love with the glitter!

Angelwood said...

Hi Ann! This card is beautiful! I love your combination of colors and papers and I love the sparkly glittered mermaid tail. Beautiful job with your coloring too! hugs, Angela

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the tone of the whole thing! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week!

Crystal said...

Girl I am lovin these iamges you are using....your stitching and fabby paper is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Another great card Ann!

fi's cards and crafts said...

wow...beautiful card and fabby the glitter too. Thanks fo joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Alex said...

This is absolutely beautiful Ann! I love the glitter and all the stitching!! Just a gorgeous card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Annika said...

It's amazing what you can do with distress inks. Leaves me breathless every single time!!!

jackiescrafts said...

Great card

Jackie x

Craftyanny said...

thanks for playing along with Totally Papercratfs this week.
Your card is fabulous, such a sweetie
Anne x

Lisa said...

Ann the way you color these mermaids is just unbelievable! A stunning card!

France said...

Stunning ! Gorgeous card and great stitching ! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes !

Nana said...

Stunning card, Ann! I really, really love your coloring skills - amazing!
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Brandi said...

This is soooo beautiful!! :)

Cami said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Ann! Wow the glitter on her tail is beautifully sparkly! I just love how you color your images. You are a very talented and creative gal! I love this (and all your other work!). Hugs, Cami

Carolyn said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!! I am so taken by this card, it is totally gorgeous. I love how you did the mermaid's tail, but your papers, design, ribbon, everything about it is perfect. Thanks for sharing such a great Out of this World card with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Amber Hight said...

SO SWEET! I love your mermaid card Ann! She's gorgeous!

Suzi said...

This is just gorgeous Ann, I love the image and the colouring. Thank you for joining us a Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Ann ! I love the colours and the glitter on the little mermaid looks fab ! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sue said...

Hi Ann
wow gorgeous card, beautiful colouring, luv the papers & stitching, great embelies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Rica said...

Hi Ann, fabulous card, love the beautifully coloured mermaid with her sparkly tail. Fantastic stitching, and gorgeous details.
So glad you could join us at the Basic Grey
hugs Heather xx

Suzi said...

Hi Ann, it's me again hun with a different hat on. I want to thank you for joining us at OSCC this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Basement gal said...

Oh wow I love this card. The image is beautiful. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations this week.

Kim Y. said...

This is gorgeous, Ann! Love the stitching! Excellent job, girl! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Great card lovely layout, colour, good luck & thanks for playing at OSCC, Janet

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How pretty! I love that image and the colors you used.

Gemma said...

Hi Ann, what a great card, I love what you did with the mermaids tail and this image is just so great for our out of this world challenge! Great Job. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week hope you will join the fun again next week! Hugs Gemma

Roberta Laliberte said...

I just love your distress ink coloring Ann. Do you have a list somewhere on your blog of all the colors you use?

Francesca said...

Great and Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck!

p.s I have candy on my blog if you interested.

Leonie said...

o she is justthe most gorgeous mermaid!! Love her sparkly tail and she is just perfect for our Out of this world challenge!! thanks for joining us this week at SSC!
Hugs leonie

Sprytebyrd said...

Hi Ann! Beautiful card!!

Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our Out of this World challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Ann!! Love the coloring and sparkle paired with the patterned dp and ribbon! You rock girl!

Diane Davies said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for joining the Lollipop Crafts challenge. : )

bcriminger said...

Used your digi to make a card! View it here:

...just Barbara said...

Nice job and great coloring! Thank you for joining our Lollipop Crafts debut challenge! We have another challenge starting on Monday and hope you'll play again! Cheers, Barbara

Deena (moonrise) said...

Hi Ann! Tried to comment earlier and it didn't want to let me...anyway just wanted to say how beautiful your card is!! Love the sparkle and your coloring is wonderful!

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, the sparkle on the tail is just right. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

Terry said...

HIya sorry I am so drop in on your blog, your card is absolutely perfect wowwwie...fabulous coloring and the image is soooo cute. Thanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

Viv said...

Just one word needed here...STUNNING!! Hugs Viv xxx

Dalis said...

hey ann, I really thought you had a tutorial on how to color w/ the distress inks. Are you going to make one?

-- dalis
Miss ya!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

great card love the image!!!

Just wanted to stop by and say thankyou I prchased one of your fab sig and watermark sets and its just perfect!!

Thanks so much

Emma xxx (metalicbutterfly)

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