Sunday, October 14, 2012

Eclectic Is Finally Here!

     I know you've all seen the Eclectic Ellapu DT badge on my sidebar and probably wondered why you hadn't seen me posting cards for their challenges.  After all, that's what we do when we serve on a design team, right?  Well, today begins the first challenge and I have the honor of serving on the Pink Team which is posting this week.  We have two teams, Pink and Purple (yes, I know, I know, a purple freak on the Pink Team!) and we will have weekly challenges, with each team serving every other week.

     Our new challenge blog is all about FUN, FUN, FUN.  We are purely a badge awarding challenge blog rather than being sponsored.  That means the DT members, and anyone wanting to join in our weekly challenges, have the autonomy to create whatever they wish just as long as it fits the theme for that week.  What freedom! Our challenge this week is "Anything Goes" and that means you have no restrictions on what you create.

     This being the birth of a new challenge, I've done a birthday card and I did it in purples!  lol


Sketch by My Time Made Easy, leaving off the vertical strip, which just took away from that wonderful background dp.   Apologies to MTME.  :-D


     Everything on or about this card came from a drawer, pile, or stash with forgotten or hoarded items.  Can you believe I used a rubber stamp and not a digi? Yep.  I've had this "Cherry Blossom" stamp by Rubber Stampede for at least three years and have never used it.  I colored it with Copics, and added Stickles to the flower centers.  The Stickles bottle was in my drawer of glitters, and had been used only once before.

     The purple paper was in the dp stash and I can't even tell you how long it had been there, unused, but it was in my 12 X 12 scrapbooking papers so that means at least 3 years!  The neutral dp onto which I stamped the cherry branch is an old scrap piece left over from another project long ago (from SU.)

     The round rhinestones I've had since I got them at an estate sale and I've always thought they would be just too big to use on a card.  Now that I used them, I think they're perfect.  The bow is one I made from ribbon scraps and put in my stash several months ago, probably last spring.  Finally, the butterfly gem -- I had several of those in different colors but I keep hoarding the purple ones!   What's the point in having them if they are never going to see daylight?  The sentiment is also a rubber stamp, this one from Sparkle n Sprinkle.

     Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. -- Monochromatic
Craftymess -- Anything goes
Delicious Doodles -- Monochrome
Divas by Design -- Anything goes
Hiding in My Craftroom -- Super Scraps Saturday
My Heart Pieces -- Monochromatic
Outlaws Paper A La Mode -- Use what you don't (hoarded or forgotten items)
Paper Crafting Journey -- Add some bling
Whimsy Inspirations -- All things sparkly

     Now, we really want to see you play along with us at the Eclectic challenge this week.  You are completely unfettered as to what you can create and enter since our Anything Goes theme leaves it wide open.  Hope to see you there.  Happy Stamping. NanaConnie  

34 comments:

Ellapu said...

Isn't it great to use stash that hasn since light of day. I love the stamps and the gorgeous purples on this creation. I also apologise once again (this time in public) for you being on the pink team lol.I am so blessed and honoured to have you on my team. I love having all you talented girles around me.
Hugz Elaine xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Another DT!!! Wow congrats. You are so talented looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!!!! I'll try to play in that challenge :D

Laurian said...

Beautiful card Connie, I love the cherry blossom and your beautiful design!
I feel very privileged to be in such great company!

Hugs

Laurian

butterfly said...

Lovely elegant card to celebrate the new challenge blog!
Alison x

Patricia said...

Giggles! Your comment about loving purple and being on the pink team is too funny. Lucky for me I love both colors. Well, all colors really. Purple is one of my favorites though. Pretty Card!

Donna Ellis said...

I saw your card on their new challenge blog site before it was uploaded on your blog! Congratulations on being the purple one who is pretty in pink LOL Your purple card is gorgeous!

Moira Gray said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and stamp. thank you for joining us at craftymess.

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love those papers, fabulous colour choice!! Love that stamp... simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Chana said...

Wonderful take on the Sketch! I just love the pp that you used on this project.

Hugz,
Chana

Berni Cuttino said...

I love the stash, you find a gold mine in there; and this no expection. Beautiful design and fabulous. Gorgeous card! Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Andria said...

Being on the Purple Team I love the purple, that stamp you have used is so delicate and the gems really finish the card off. Gorgeous work :) .

Andria

jimlynn said...

Nothing wrong with creating a purple card and being on a pink team! LOL! Congrats again on the DT!

This is so lovely! LOVE that beautiful image! Gorgeous card!
Lynn

Linda said...

Congratulations on the new DT and of course on your winning a few challenges this week too. :)

I love this card and as you know I am a purple lover too so this is one of my favourites.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Totally gorgeous card!! I love purple too (my blog name refers to a song rather than the colour)and this is such a purple-tastic creation - too pretty for words :)

Amanda R said...

How pretty Connie! Love that stamp and the purple designer paper is gorgeous! Great job with all the little touches like the jewels and little bow too and Congrats on the new dt too!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous card, Connie, and I love that you used purple even though you are on the pink (not the purple) design team. You can take your tongue out of your cheek now, you cheeky thing. :)
I also love that you used up so many stash items. I think you just may have inspired me. I have been following Eclectic Ellapu by e-mail and plan to join in on the challenge if possible.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Dawn Lancaster said...

Congrats on the new DT! Maybe they could change it to Lilac team just for you!
I love scrap cards, feels good & they usually work out beautiful too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Pumpy said...

Beautiful, so elegant.

Asha said...

This play with purple is just marvellous. So very elegant and dignified. Really yummy papers too. We're definitely off to a grand start!

Glenda Atkins said...

Congratulations on the new DT post, well done my friend this card is simply gorgeous! Love the paisley background paper and the beautiful purple flowers. Super!
hugs
glenda

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous card, such pretty flowers...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Sandie said...

A beautiful card, lovely colour choice too.

Thank you for joining us at Craftymess.

Sandie

Margreet said...

Love your gorgeous creation....thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Aunty Sue said...

Fab creation and thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations for our Anything goes challenge

Joann Burton said...

Very very pretty...I love it and congrats on the new DT position. joann sassy raggedy

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFT x carol

yvette said...

Great card and love the colors very pretty

Julia said...

Beautiful creation!
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodle Monochromatic Challenge #6.
Hugs,
Julia

~Laurie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room
~Laurie

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful card! I love the how changed the sketch up a bit and you can photograph purple! I can't do that, looks like black. Thank you for being a pretty player at MTME Pretty Patterns.

Anne-Marie said...

Hi, what a lovely card, fantastic image which is shown off by your amazing papers.

Thank for joining us at My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge.

Good luck

Anne-Marie x x

Anne said...

This is so lovely and elegant! I do love purple but I find it impossible to use myself! This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with Delicious Doodles! :o) x

jackid said...


This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering our Bling it up challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.

Hugs,
Wendy