Saturday, July 13, 2013

Apron Strings Cookout Challenge Week 2

The Apron Strings Blog is having a Cookout Challenge this month.  This week the challenge was to choose ingredients for an ice cream Sunday.  Each day those choices gave you different crafty items to play with.
I chose Chocolate Ice cream, Brownie Bites, Straberry Sauce, Whipped Cream and Maraschino Cherries. On Tuesday I had to use chocolate cardstock, mist paint or ink, something bright red, die cut and transparency.  I used Operation Write Home Sketch #180 as my starting point.  It was tough stampin on the transparency with StazOn ink I finally got it on the 3rd try.

 On Wednesday I had to use pattern paper with brown in it, red cardstock, rinestones, canvas embellishments and cardstock stickers.  I had to look up what a cardstock sticker was but I actually had some in one of my Apron Strings All Year Cheer Card kits.  It is hard to see but there are little rinestones on the corner cardstock stickers.

On Thursday I had to use an effect (emboss/deboss, foiled etc), twill trim, a pocket, grosgrain trim and flowers. 

On Friday I had to use Polka Dot ribbon, wood embellishment, 3 tags, a word (rub on, chipboard or diecut) and swirls.  

I think Friday's card is my favorite of the bunch.  I am also entering this card in the Inkspirational challenge #28.  It is a photo challenge.    All the red and the polka-dot and the fact that lady birds fly just fit with this card.

 I had fun playing and used stuff from my Apron Strings All Year Cheer Card kits from January through May. I have kept my kits together but it was fun mixing and matching items from different kits.  

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hi Donna, what a fab collections of cards. I haven't heard of 'apron strings' so I am off to check it out. I agree that the card you made for us is the best. I just love that ribbon, wooden flourish and the sparkly sentiment-so much to admire on this card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational x

  2. Great cards Donna. I also love your last card. The colour combination, the dsp ribbon flags, the butterfly and all the other elements made for a great card. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.


  3. Wonderful collection of cards Donna but the one entered in the Inkspirational challenge is my fave I have to say! I love everything about it - a fabulous card! So nice to have you playing along with us at Inkspirational again and I look forward to seeing you next time! Ruth x

  4. A gorgeous set of cards! LOVE them all--especially the last one! The pennants and colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

  5. A fabulous collection of cards. Friday's card is perfect for our challenge at Inkspirational! Thank you so much for sharing. Best wishes, Yvonne

  6. I love a aqua/red combo, but I'm a sucker for a mason jar. Love them all. Thanks for playing! :)


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