Thursday, March 11, 2010

CCEE Challenge AND Stampin B's Challenge

Stampin B's Challenge #49
Spring/Easter Card
Hostess - Faith
Easter was always a big holiday in our family.  We gathered at my aunts' house and we had a traditional Polish breakfast of borscht, kielbasa, eggs, rye bread, babka....followed by all sorts of baked goods and treats.  It was the one time of the year that each kid received gifts/candy from all the aunts and uncles.  Well, in many of the baskets of treats were often candy chicks of many colors.  That was what I was thinking of when I created this card.  The image and sentiment are from Mark's Finest Papers.

Please be sure to visit the Stampin B's blog to see the creations of the rest of the team AND to meet our newest B's team members.

I have also entered this into the Cute Card Thursday challenge for Celebrations, Suzy's Sassy Challenge for Easter Cards, Paper Play Challenge for repeating an image
CCEE Challenge 1010
Inspiration Challenge
Hostess - Tosh
Well, this card truly evolved in the creative process, all based on this inspiration photo selected by Tosh.  I kind of went with the colors and textures.  I also went with the three containers, only making them oval on my card.  I sort of 'plated them up' with the background panels and border.  However, I must honestly say that this was not the card I set out to make.......there is actually nothing that was originally planned on this card....but I guess that is how an inspiration challenge works, at least for me.

The images are by SU, the border punch is by MS, the dp and colored cardstock are by PTI.  I used my Petite Oval Nesties to cut/emboss the images.  I used my CB to emboss the background panel.

Now you must go to the CCEE blog to check out the inspirational creations of the rest of the team.

21 comments:

Shirley Quarry-wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty, Jo, love the colors and all the details. Great sketch from the inspiration picture.

StampOwl said...

cute little chicks! .... great job on the inspiration challenge too!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Joanne. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog as part of the CCEE challenge! I LOVE your first card. I bought this set, but have had time to ink it up, thanks for the inspiration!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Loooove the colors and all the texture on this. Very pretty, Joanne!

Vicky Gould said...

What can I say - your card is amazing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS, always love all your layers.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! Your CCEE card is really beautiful, JoJo! The colors, textures, Nesties, border punches....everything was brought together in perfection by you!

And that cute chickie Easter card is absolutely delightful in these pretty colors! And made all the more special by your wonderful childhood memories. I kinda chuckled when I first looked at these cute chicks because they reminded me of that song Walk Like an Egyptian. Giggle.

Bertie says "hey!", SnoSnertie!

peggysue said...

I've never seen a pink or blue chick running around the yard but if I did I know I could send it to you . . .although I have seen a blue chicken's egg and a green one too and they were fresh! I learned chickens can lay eggs of different colors . . .anyway! Enough rambling! Love the Springy card, makes me happy to see those colors.

Leann said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for joining in the CCT celebrations :D
Hugs x

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

The textures are PERFECT!! So clever! My mind never went that direction!! And the ovals....fabulous!! LOVE the black/white/red combo too with those silhouettes SnoSnot!! Fantastic card my friend!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Ooops....forgot to mention how cute I think those chicks are with the different colored panels to match!! DARLING!!

Joan said...

Both of these are wonderful! I'm glad I read about the caviar card. I saw the challenge and didn't quite understand some of the examples that I saw. Yours makes perfect sense when I read it....it's perfectly wonderful. Guess I'd better read the other blogs too - ha ha. And - those little chicks at the top - too cute!!!!

Mothermark said...

Both of these are precious SnoSnertieSnot! I love the little birdies...and the floral ovals are so cool! All the layers and coordinating paper works so well....Beautifully done!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Geez Joanne - to bad we don't live closer! I would LOVE to stamp with you!! WOW What I could learn!~~Love your inspiration card - just stunning!!

p.s. thx for letting me know I FORGOT THE CARD! LOL - Was I tired or what? LOL

Our Little Inspirations said...

When I was a youngster, we used to have colored live peeps for sale in the 5&10 cent store at Easter! I always loved going there to see all the little chicks in vivid colors, and your first card took me back to those childhood days I'd long forgotten! Thx for the trip down memory lane :)
The 2nd card just blew me away with all the fabby details! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Deirdre said...

Awwwh, both are beautiful.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are gorgeous, as always, my friend.....the little chicks are adorable and I really love the silhouettes stamped in the ovals...sooo elegant!!!!

SallyB said...

What a very happy colouful Easter card! Your Easter memories sound wonderful!
Thanks for joining in with Susie's Sassy Challenge!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Joanne, what a sweet little card. Love the cute chick image and the colour scheme is perfect. The paper piercing on the panels looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Tracy said...

Great entry, thanks for joining Susie's Sassy challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful colors for both cards!! The chicks are so cute with the way you colored. The second card...just stunning!! I will definitely case it :):)