Thursday, March 7, 2013

Crafting With Marcy and a Challenge For You!

Hey everyone!

There's a challenge for you at the end of the post - we'd love it if you'd play along!

My good friend Marcy and I met for the first time back in October at Scrapfest and we hit it off right away. Ever since that weekend, we've kept in touch by e-mail, Flickr messaging and phone calls. She has become a very dear friend! We both wish we lived closer to each other so we could craft together and today, we did the next best thing. 

We challenged each other to created a card, at the same time, while talking on the phone! Now, I know what you're thinking - why didn't we use Skype? The answer is because neither of us have it set up on our computers. Maybe next time!

So, we first chose a photo from Pinterest. Take a look at this beautiful, fun cake!

 
 I adore those colors and that flower is awesome! We took a bit of time last night thinking about the photo and what we were going to use. Then Marcy called me today, and while she was creating her take on the photo, I was creating mine! 

I took the photo quite literally and came up with this:


It was so fun die-cutting all those circles, coloring the Hero Arts flower and adding the tiny, inked circles with the end of an eraser on a pencil, all while gabbing with Marcy! We talked, we laughed and we could hear each others thought process as we created. It was almost like we were sittin' next to each other - so fun! :)

You can click on Marcy's blog post here to see her gorgeous take on the photo, and we have a challenge for YOU too! We'd love it if you would play along and create a card using the same photo for inspiration. We both have a little prize package to send to two random winners! The deadline, the rules, and the details of where to link your card, are here on our Flickr discussion thread.

Thanks for sticking with me for this long post! Hope you'll join us in this fun challenge! :) 

28 comments:

MarcyK924 said...

YIPPEE - I get to make the first comment EVAH on anything, LOL! This is so gorgeous, I keep looking at the cake then your card and I am just gobsmacked! Listening to you create was amazing! I can't wait to get Skype! Hope we have lots of players!! MWAH!!

Dawn Turley said...

what fun you too must have had. You MUST download Skype so you could see each other doing it. Barb, your card is delightful as is Marcy's. I'll have to get organised and make a card as the colours are some of my favourites.

Tina said...

I just love to read about your frinedship! Your card is so gorgeous and I am eager to see what Marcy created...

Lynn said...

Wow! What a super fun idea! I love all the bright happy colors in the inspiration photo and you captured them perfectly!

Nancy said...

Such a yummy photo and beautiful card! I love your interpretation Barb!

Kim M said...

What fun! Lovely card, Barb. That cake looks awesome too. :-)

Lin said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day! Love the inspiration (my fave colors) and ADORE your take on it! Beautifully done, Barb!

walchowDesign said...

Delightful card, Barb! Love your take on the cake with all the colours of the circles and your touch of the flower is to perfection!

Laura B. said...

Such a fabulous take on the cake photo!! Love all those circle die cuts! Beautiful card, Barb!

maria mcclure said...

What a fun way to create, Barb and Marcy!! I love this idea and hope to play along.

I love your interpretation of the cake photo with all the fun circles. Your flower is gorgeous!! Well done!

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely beautiful, Barb! I love the circled background and flower! Gorgeous design all around! I hope that I can come up with something...putting my thinking cap on :)

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Barb and what beautiful colours. I hope to join in the challenge with you both!!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Such a beautiful inspiring picture Barb. Wow. So amazing with it's pastal colours. Great take on the colourd photo and love how you used the shapes in your card in your take on this challenge. The colours are truly warm and inviting. A sure sign of Spring. Thanks for the challenge and the invite for others to play along.

judkajudi said...

Awesome take on that photo, Barb!! But I can't keep focused on the cards, I want the cake!! Waht a fun idea ... I will see what I can do... I don't do inspiration well!

Lisa said...

What a FUN idea Barb!! YOu guys must have had such fun :) I loved both of your cards!! I'd love to join your challenge, but the in-laws just arrived so I think crafting for me this week is out- bummer!! Such a lovely inspiration photo!! XX

Laura Norris said...

Love your literal take on the photo!! Your card looks just like the cake, flower and all! Beautiful job!

Cindy C. said...

Wow how beautiful! Love all those colours, and the flower is a jewel! Challenge, you say?! I'm going to check it out rightaway!

Nancy K said...

holey moley, Barb, your card is so perfect! i love that cake and your card should be sold with it! what a fun idea for a challenge, i'm heading to flickr!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your card is gorgeous too! (I saw Marcy's first) I love the colors and the fun circles you used, and what I like most is that both of you had fun while creating together. TFS

Barb Ghig said...

You ladies are so sweet to include us in this challenge! I love the inspiration photo...those spring colors are just gorgeous!

Loving your card, Barb...your literal take on it is just perfect!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! That is awesome Barb!
I want that cake and that gorgeous card of yours ;-))

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So fun! Love the card.

Arlene said...

Great literal take on the image - just a super fun card.

Remember that you can enter this card into our Die Cut Divas' challenge

You can enter four times for a chance to win that wonderful Hero Arts prize!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So fun that you & Marcy got to craft together by phone, Barb! Love your inspiration photo and gorgeous card!

Brenda said...

Awesome idea Barb! Not sure how you managed to stay focused on this fantastic creation and talk on the phone at the same time, I don't think I could have managed. Beautiful card!

Cathy A said...

Wow Barb, love how you have interpreted the cake!

Trinh said...

Beautiful take on the cake, Barb! I love all the circles.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

such a pretty "happy" looking card Barb! I love all those circles!