Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CDAC Challenge #2

I am posting two cards today for the second round of CDAC challenges. The theme is Back to School. This was REALLY a challenge for me as it has been decades since I had to send someone back to school! You can still buy in to this challenge for $1.00 if you so choose. There are six challenges total and you get free digital stamps and you must complete at least one project and post it to your blog, or to theirr gallery. It's not necessary to have a blog to enter. All the rules are on the CDAC site. It's fun!!! Challenge yourselves, I did.
My first card is a little bookworm, so cute he is. He is from Jen's digi stamps.  Check her out!
I colored him with Copics, of course, embellished with some eyelets and some cool little things that look like brads but aren't.
I got them at Picture This in Eau Claire,ummmmmmm, dreamy shop!
I stamped a few numbers on my MS punch around the page Double Loops background, it needed a little something.
I doubled up the looped squares and off set them to tie in the yellow on the book. Primary colors just seemed to fit this little guy. I'm loving this Bakers twine stuff. This is the last of my red & white so I'll be picking more of it for sure.

My second card is this cute little girl from Stamp-n-Doodle.
They're on vacation until after Sept. 12th if you want to visit their site. I wanted her to look super girly so I did my card up in pink and soft blue. I love the way it turned out.

Colored with Copics also. It's pretty much the way I do most everything now. I am in love with these markers. I swore I was never going to get started buying them because of the expensee, but now that I have them I wouldn't give them up. I'm still learning to use them, but the more I practice, the better things are turning out.  I used Spellbinders Mega Deckled Rectangles small, and a Marianne die for the flourishes. The letters on the left are computer generated and I cut them out by hand and matted them on the same corrugated paper as is behind my little girl image. The letters are on a strip made with MS punch Doily Lace Trim, so pretty I think. Hope you've enjoyed my cards and check out CDAC if you can. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. WOWZA!! GReat job on both cards! LOVE all the numbers behind the book worm and your sentiment on the 2nd card is PERFECT!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge fun at CDAC!!!

  2. Maureen...both of your cards are beautiful and well done. I love how you offset the frames in the first card and your layout rocks! The second card's color scheme is just so darn pretty and the Marianne die looks superb! Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE

  3. Maureen...it would be so very helpful if you could turn on word verification for comments:) If you're unsure how to do it, let me know and I can give you the steps.

    Thanks so much

  4. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE
    Your cards are really beautiful!