Come Play With Me...CR84FN1 54

Mona Pendleton | Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 4:57 PM | , ,

Hi There! If you have visited here before, you know how much I love a good challenge right? So I thought I would give a try at hostessing a color challenge of sorts right here at Cupcake's Creations?! Hope you join the fun and play along :)

Here goes nothing...
I had to come up with a neumonic for online galleries and since CCC and CCCC were already taken, I thought CR84FN meaning: Create For Fun would suffice.


The gorgeous photos displayed in the graphic are courtesy of Leslie from a creative MINT. Leslie is quite an accomplished artist and has an amazing blog full of photos that I could spend endless hours just gazing upon! You can imagine how I happy I was when she gave me permission to display her beautiful artwork as inspiration :) If you have never visited her site, please be sure to head on over there and see what you have been missing! Here's my interpretation:
For my sample, I combined many of the lil' images from Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy Stamp set to create the: holly leaf BG paper, the lil' tag, the peppermint candy BG paper & the Gingerbread Girl.
Close up, you can see all the embossed detail on the Gingerbread girl image! Doesn't she looks Scrummy? :)

Now for the CR84FN Challenge details: Once you have your project photographed and uploaded to your blog or on-line gallery, please link the URL to your entry on this post using Inklinkz. If you use an on-line gallery, please be sure to use CR84FN1 as the keyword and if you have a blog, please display the graphic so I can easily find your entry. I hope you come join along and Create For Fun!

Challenge runs from Monday, October 25th - Sunday, October 31st Midnight EST.

Thanks for looking & I sure do hope you play! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy Stamp set
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™Nestabilities® S4-295 Lacey Squares, S4-126 Classic Squares LG, S4-139 Petite Scalloped Oval Large, GC-001 Grand Calibur
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 Comments

54 Sweet Comments So Far:

Mirna said...

Wow, Mona! What great news! I always thought you should have a weekly or monthly challenge associated with your beautiful blog! You are such a popular designer! I'm sure it will be a success! I haven't done challenges in quite some time but I will try to play if I can find some time this week! Good luck with everything!
PS: Your challenge banner is beautiful; looks like something Martha Stewart would do! Oh, and of course, your card is magnificent!

Mary Reidel said...

What exciting news! Mona, I'm sure this will be a big hit! Can't wait to see all the beautiful cards! Your's is so sweet and beautiful! I love that gorgeous BG paper and the cute gingerbread man! TFS!

Sheena said...

So pretty!! I love the colors for the challenge..I'll try and come up with something :)

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Count me in! I know your challenge will be a major hit! Very exciting stuff!

Stephanie Kraft said...

How fun, Mona! Love the colors and photos your chose for your inaugural challenge! Your card is beautiful! I can't wait to play!!

Penny said...

So exciting, Mona! You are such a popular blogger, I know your challenges will be a fabulous success!

Sharon C. said...

Wow, Mona! It will be interesting to see people's response to your new challenge! I'm sure it will be quite successful! Blogger might have to add more computers due to your increased blog traffic! :)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, hurray for you, Mona, for starting your own challenge!! I love color challenges, especially with such inspiring real-life photos. These inaugural colors are fabulous. I can't wait to play along. Your sample is delightful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen Watanabi said...

Yeah, Mona! I bet you will have the largest color challenge site in a year! Good luck!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

super cute and festive card, mona! love the different patterns and the cute gingerbread man. thanks for sharing and have a great nite! *hugs* steph :)

Debbie said...

Yummy ... how FUN, Mona! Your card is the sweetest! I have a few ideas up my sleeve and will try to make time to design a few things to play along :)

Brenda Holman said...

Love this sweet little card, Mona! I'm excited to hear that you will be starting a color challenge! I love your inaugural colors! I will try to play this week with you! TFS!

Becky said...

Mona, I'm so happy and excited for you! This is a great idea and a natural next step for such a popular (famous) designer! Can't wait to see how your challenges progress. I will have to give it a try when I can! Thanks!

Charlene said...

How fun!! I am so excited to join in on your challenge! I better go make a card...or cards?? lol!

Crystal said...

Very exciting Mona! I think you are so spot on to start a weekly colour challenge! I know it will be quite successful! You really have such a large draw!

Kim said...

Mona,
Congrats on your new challenge!!!! I love it, love that you are now hosting a color challenge. I will be playing along when I can!
YOur card is so sweet! I love gingerbread men and love to decorate my kitchen with them for the holidays. Your card is super yummy! So excited for you!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Ros said...

Love Leslie's photographs ... love your creation and I'm so up for the challenge ... Thanks Mona .. Have a great day!

Tracy said...

YAY! Sounds like fun. :) Your card is lovely and I love this color combo. Can't wait to play!

Heather Jensen said...

Well girly...congrats. Looks wonderful and I finally got my card up for your challenge. ;)

Stella said...

YES! count me in! I'll do my stinkin' ( forgive me using this word) best to create something acceptable :)
I love the photo inspiration and your creation; I'm smitten...as always...
Hugs,
Stella

Yesnir said...

Wow, a color challenge? What a great idea for you to do! I know it will be a big success! Everyone loves you and your fabulous designs! TFS!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is SWEET as can be Mona, I LOVE it, and how cool is it that you're hosting your own challenge :) :) :)

HawaiiRenee said...

I'm away for a few days and I end up late to the party around here!!! Congratulations on your new color challenge, Mona! You will be a big hit, I just know it! The colors you chose for your first challenge are beautiful and I think everyone will love them! Congrats again!

Sierra said...

Wonderful news about your color challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey girly...you did it...yeah!!! I'm so glad you are giving this idea a try! Love the colors and I'm already thinking of making a card! Big hugs ~S~

Sue Hester said...

Hope your challenge is a big success! I know it will be! Love this adorable card!

Andrea M said...

YAY!!!! I was wondering when you would host your own challenge!!! I can't wait to play along!!! YAY!!!! Congrats girlie :) I love these colors!

Caroline Moore said...

It'll be fun to see how your color challenge goes... You have such a loyal following, I'm sure it will be a hit! Love your initial colors! Perfect for this time of year! Your sample is fabulous (goes without saying)!

Trisha said...

Fantastic idea to start your own color challenge! I'll have to get off my butt and face my fears and participate! Thanks!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Beautiful card; that gingerbread man really is darling! I'm happy that you are hosting a color challenge! How can it not be a success? You are such a draw!

Constance said...

Great deal, Mona! You are a natural for a challenge site... You have more followers that many current challenge sites! You will be quite successful, I am sure!

KathyO said...

Good luck with your color challenges! This should be fun!

Silvia said...

Woo hoo, Mona! This is great! Your card is amazingly beautiful and brings so many memories from the holidays I spend with my sweet family. The gingerbread image is darling!!! I love the idea of you hosting challenges just for fun!

Tatanky said...

I've been so busy in the past days that I hadn't had a chance to come and visit and now I find this great surprise !!! Good idea to host a challenge. I'll do my best to join. Lovely card the gingerbread girl is soooo sweet !

Kerry said...

Me busy too!!! Sad that I missed the big announcements here! Congratulations all around! Happy to see that you are starting to do color challenges! What a natural next step for you! You will be a big hit!

Tina said...

Love seeing you host a color challenge. I will try to play next time! Good luck!

JennyGerber said...

Very exciting news, Mona! Your color challenge will be a very big deal, i'm sure! I'm glad you are doing this!

Chris said...

I'm so excited for you! What a great idea to have a color challenge! Count me in!!!!!!

Pauline said...

Oh goody, another challenge to play along with! I can't join the fun this week as we are on holiday in Cornwall, so I will make sure I visit your blog next monday when we get back xx

Betty Wright said...

Oh, how FUN! Great idea and the colors and photo inspiration are fabulous! Great looking card as always! Beautiful blend of patterns and detailing, Mona!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, this sounds like a lot of fun for you and everyone! Great idea and as most have said already, I'm sure it will be a big hit! Give it time! Also, sweet gingerbread man card! Love these colors! Very Christmasy!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your new Colour Challenge I have played along and it looks like great fun Mona, so love these colours too!! thanks for this wonderful new challenge I'm sure it will be a huge success.
Your creation is simply stunning as always!!!
Sarah x

Lisa said...

Very exciting news, Mona! Your color challenge will be a fabulous success! You are already a big hit! Thanks for all the inspiration and great ideas!

Carrie said...

Mona, your color challenge will be very popular just like your designs! I'm sure of this! I've never done a challenge but I will give your next on a try! Thanks!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Ugh my comments are not coming thru on my IPad but trying again! I love the new venture Mona and your card is scrummy! :-)

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend...I made a card...yeah! Can't wait for the next fabulous color combos! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs ~S~

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats on your new challenges! Love the inspiration photo!

Betty Wright said...

Mona, I did make a card using these fabulous colors, but I could not post it until today! Thanks for the inspiration! I missed the linky thing, but that is okay. I just wanted you to know I played!

http://gbedwright.blogspot.com/2010/10/stamptacular-sunday-challenges-digi.html

Debbie said...

Mona ... it's 9:30 am EST and the collection is closed -- says it should close at midnight tonight?

Here is another {sweet} creation I made and posted this morning using red, green and tan ...

http://debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-time-made-easy-day-3-peeks.html

Thanks for peeking!

Debbie said...

9:41 am EST on Sunday ...

http://debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com/2010/10/pile-it-on-43-and-fond-farewell.html

My final two red, green and tan -- 'tis the season!!!

Terre said...

Mona I just love your creativity, you always put a smile on my face with your beautiful creations, than k you for your inspiration.

Sarah Anderson said...

I was late!!! But thought I'd post it anyway :) Love the blues for this week's challenge, my colours :)
http://sarahanderson1.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-love.html

Liz Carnelli said...

So happy to see that you are doing color challenges! Gorgeous colors for both so far. I will try to submit something when I get a chance!

1CardCreator said...

Love your card, so happy to see you hosting a color challenge too. I just love the art work you used for the colors too! ~Diane


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