Saturday, September 8, 2007

VSN - Sept 07 Day 1

Well Day 1 of VSN has just finished .... what a fun day it has been! I have really enjoyed seeing everyones take on the challenges that have been posted so far.

In case you don't know yet what VSN means it stands for Virtual Stamp Night, this is a time when special challenges are posted to the VSN forum on SCS. Everyone is welcome to participate in the challenges ...... but there is a time limit of how long you can take to create your card ..... it can only take 45 mins! You don't necessarily have to participate in the challenge as soon as it is posted you have until 3pm Sunday afternoon to upload them to the gallery.

Each VSN has a special theme, the theme this time round is "Jumping into Fall" and the hostesses are all called Autumn Fairies ........... of course living in Australia it isn't fall down here but the start of spring (which I have been looking forward to very much) ..... so I guess I am either a Spring Autumn Fairy or some such thing ...... maybe just a confused fairy! with all this springing and falling ;)

As a VSN Hostess we get the opportunity to see the challenges before the actual weekend of the event and are able to play before hand ......... this helps the hostesses check that their challenges are ok ......... and also means more sample ideas for those playing on the actual weekend. I didn't get to do every challenge this time round but I did do most of them, here are my cards from day 1.

The challenge for this card was "Smashing Autumn", we had to use autumn colors and create a card using the smash technique to create the background. The stamp I used here is one by Lucy's Stamps (Aust Co), I also used my script cuttlebug embossing folder to create the background on this one ......... both the main image and the background card were created using the smashing technique.

This treat box was for the "Knock Knock Trick or Treat" challenge ....... we needed to create a 2, 4, 6, 8 box that could be used to put some candy in like a trick or treat bag. The stamp used here is by MissyB Designs.

"Falling in Love" was the theme for this card ..... the challenge was to make a card for someone I loved using stamps I love .. well of course I love my owls stamps so it wasn't hard to work out what I would use for this card ...... it would be perfect to give to my DH. The owl and verse is by Stampendous, the background stamps used on this card are both by Cornish Heritage Farms.

A baby card this time for "Falling in Love - with Baby!" .... the hostess of this particular challenge admitted she loves making baby cards so this was our challenge ..... which worked out pretty good as I need to create a baby card to give to my eldest DD for a friend of hers. This one using Teddy Bella and the Baby Cuttlebug embossing folder. I kept it neutral colors as my daughters friend doesn't know whether the baby will be a boy or a girl.

The final challenge for today was "Halloween Candy", of course Halloween is in fall if you live in the northern hemisphere ....... and our challenge was to make a card in the shape and colors of your favorite halloween candy. Of course not celebrating halloween I don't have a halloween candy and I was about to make a card using the colors and shape of a chocolate I like when a candy corn pop into my head so I decided to go with this idea for this challenge. This card must have been the quickest card to make of all the cards I created for this weekend taking only about 10 mins!

Well that is it for the card from today's challenges. I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of my cards I created for this weekends challenges. If you would like more info on VSN or any of these challenges you can do by going here.


Dina Kowal Creative said...

OK, I'm wowing and drooling over all of these! beautiful job!


stampingcaz said...

WOW you have been busy, if only I could have joined in. Hubby was at pub til wee hours so I have boys all evening :( Fab Cards... but arent they always? Hugs Caz

PS still waiting with baited breathe for our prizes :)

Linda McClain said...

Dang, girl,you're just leaking creative genious all over the place. these cards are tremendous. And you did it all in one weekend.

Fantastic cards!

Rose Ann said...

WOW...all of your projects are amazing!! I love them all!!

Anonymous said...

Adore your baby/shower card, very well done. Luv your smashing card. How do you do the smashing technique? or where can I find it?
thank you, great cards!!

Unknown said...

They are all equally beautiful!

Lynn Put said...

Your cards are all fantastic, I'm lovin' those owls!

What did you use to color the owls because your coloring is awesome?