Saturday, January 9, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges #19 Birthday

Lori, our hostess for January, challengedthe members of the Crazy 4 Challenges team (and YOU) to make birthday cards, as this is her birthday month.

I used this rose image by Innovative Stamp Creations, our company sponsor for the first two weeks of January. I seem to be in a purple/plum mood lately and just love to mix those colors with celery (and black 0f course) I use one of my new 'toys', the deep Martha Stewart punch which I must say I just LOVE!!! I punched in black as well and offset it a bit to highlight the border. (Not really sure why I have this fixation with black.....guess it is just ME!!!!) I did some piercing, used my fav Marvy scalloped corner punch on some corners, added a bit of ribbon, used my Nesties classic oval to make the tag. And....that is the way it evolved!!!

Now be sure to check out the Crazy 4 Challenges blog to see the dazzlers created by the rest of the team. Here are links to the blog and to the individual team members' blogs as well.

Crazy4Challenges Blog
Barbara Anders
Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

Have a wonderful day!!!!

17 comments:

StampOwl said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, think I will need to get that punch hehe!

Silke Ledlow said...

What a GORGEOUS birthday card!!! The rose looks so beautiful and the punch is WOW too!!!!!!

Have a great weekend and stay warm :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Joycelyn Turner said...

That's a MS punch?!! That is one VERY cool new toy, Joanne!!! This is an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING creation!!!

Cindi said...

beautiful!! what a beautiful card
:)

Christi said...

Beautiful!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

THUD! GASP! BOING! ZOWIE!!! OMG, gf, this is outrageously GORGEOUS!!! I'm gonna start calling you the Punch Queen. The MS deep punch you used is so exquisitely lovely, and I adore the color combo. The black matting sets things off so nicely.

Joan Ervin said...

Punch Queen it is....this is one FABULOUS design, Joanne!!! You not only have the punches but you know how to use them, too!!!! This is one of the prettiest cards evah!!!!!

Mercy said...

joanne...this is gorgeous! i love that flower and the border you've created!

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOWSAH!!! That huge scalloped border is fabulous! The whole card is amazing, especially the coloring of that gorgeous rose! I love love LOVE these colors together!!!

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Joanne!! That big punch is awesome!

Annette said...

Just love this card, how gorgeous is that rose, so beautifully coloured in, take careX:)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'm with Charlene....THUD, GASP, BOING, ZOWIE!! What a STUNNING card! Love that gorgeous rose and the colors!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh Joanne, this is gorgeous! The rose is stunning and the colors you used look beautiful together!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beauitful, Joanne! I love that border punch and the way you've offset it. Super color combo.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

GORGEOUS SnoSnot!! LOVE the purple and green combo!! And I have that punch too and haven't been able to make it work. You worked it BEAUTIFULLY!! I'm in awe!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh this rose is fabulous and the fancy framing on the side is AWESOME...

Summerthyme Studio said...

Joanne, this is stunning! I totally LOVE the colour of your rose and the scalloped border! Yummy!

Vicki