Saturday, 2 March 2013

There is a new challenge on the block!

There is a new challenge on the block...a new card challenge blog that is!

Sister Act Card Challenge is going to be an Anything Goes- all the time, challenge blog. It is the brain child of two sister-in-laws, Jenn and Trish...hence the name, Sister Act.

They have a design team call out. It started today, March 1 and runs until March 22, 2013. If you are on the lookout for a design team, you can read all about it here.  I am submitting my top three cards to Sister Act to be viewed and considered for one of these design team openings.

This is the first time I have ever applied for a design team opening. I am retired now, with the time available to make this type of commitment. I like to be organized, so the deadlines shouldn't be a problem. I am also a  bit of a "Chatty Cathy" so the commenting duties that come with a challenge blog would be fun!

I think my blog reflects my love of paper crafts and combines it with a pinch of frugalness. I often share ideas for saving a bit of money by using off cuts from dies, using Upcycled items and shopping for bargains. These type of posts are quite popular with my followers.

Choosing three cards was so difficult. I don't think I have a standard "look". I like to make various styles of cards, so I have tried to pick three that reflect this.

The first is a Christmas card that shows my love of combining Kraft elements on my cards. My image is coloured with copics and includes a liberal sprinkling of stickles. Since the card base is corrugated Kraft, this card barely made it through the additional width slot at the post office. I did not have any width room left to use pearls or rhinestone bling accents, so used the offcuts from a Spellbinders star circle die as well as some snowflake offcuts from a Memory Box border for my accent pieces.
You can see my original post here.

The second is this golf themed birthday card. The image was coloured with copics, fussy cut and popped forward for a little dimension. The edges of the card stock were inked and distressed to give a masculine feel. The sun was judiciously pruned to fit on my card. I was quite proud I managed to get it on the card as this die had been in my stash bin for years.You can see the original post here.


The third is a elegant looking card. It was chosen to illustrate that I do not always include a stamped or digital image on my cards. I layered various Memory Box dies onto some shimmery card stock. The organza ribbon was threaded through a rhinestone belt buckle and layered over a Memory Box flourish buckle. You can see my original post here.

Hopefully I have chosen wisely and they will feel I could make a good fit on their design team!


Pia S said...

I think you picked three great cards that show different sides of your crafting style! Good luck!

Mrs A. said...

Your third card to me is the icing on the cake!!! Good luck. Hugs Mrs A.

Kristi said...

Your cards rock! I really like the golf one a lot! Good luck and thanks for letting us know about a new challenge!


Carol said...

Good luck Maureen, three fab cards. Carol x

Sister Act Card Challenge said...

Wow! Great card choices. Thanks for entering. Good luck!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous cards showcasing your versatility, Good luck my friend, will be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous selection of cards Maureen, good luck with the DT call.

Redanne said...

All three cards are beautiful and show real versatility on your part. Good luck, really hope they choose you! Hugs, Anne x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maureen I love the selection of cards you have chosen for the DT entry they are ACE, I wish you all the luck is the design call,
lorraine x

MaryH said...

Maureen, all 3 cards are so different, yet each reflects who you are, I think (well, gotta admit Mr. Goose is my fav & I bet you know why!) Your masculine card is really detailed, & is sure to be a hit. The 3rd one is just so stunning...truly an elegant look. You will be a fabulous addition to this DT group. Can't wait to see all your projects. (Also wondering how Mr. P is doing...hope all was/is well). Congratulations & good luck on being on the team. I'll be disappointed if you don't get selected! Some great offerings on this post fer sure! TFS & Hugs

sue w. said...

Hi Maureen, three very different cards and all fabby hun. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you.
Hugs Sue W.

Tracy said...

Good luck with making the design team, they would be lucky to have you.
I was just asked to join a DT and am thinking about it.
I have been on a few before, so know the commitment.
I know I am newly retired, but I haven't noticed a big difference in my time, lol

Lisa said...

Wow wonderful variance of creativity. I think your talent is amazing and I know you would be great on this design team. Good luck!

Barb King said...

Nice variety of cards and techniques, I wish you luck, sounds like fun. You always leave supportive and insightful comments!

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful choices and I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. I love all of them and wish you the best of luck. joann sassy raggedy

Anne-Elise said...

Good luck, Maureen! Your cards are beautiful! Great work! Hugs

Erika said...

Good luck Mo, loving your choice of cards.
Hugs Erika.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Maureen, love them all but the PB Christmas card does it for me, love that image! Good luck on the DT position, they should be honoured to have you my friend.


Jo said...

3 fab cards Maureen, so pleased you're trying for the DT, any team would be lucky to have you!
Hugs Jo x

Samantha Elliott said...

Great cards there Mo and Good Luck with the DT!

Tricia G. said...

Wonderful card selection! Thank you for submitting!

FeistyCrafter said...

You have chosen 3 fabulous cards!! Good luck