Saturday, August 7, 2010

Crazy4Challenges 49 and Speedy's Friends Challenge 15

I am so happy to say that I am joining the Speedy the Cat's Blog Team for the next three months.  So, in addition to my Crazy4Challenge card, each Saturday I will also be sharing a card for Speedy's Challenge.

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.....
Make your own embellishments.

For this card I used Speedy the Cat's set called Flourished Sea Creatures which will be available from Mark's Finest Papers soon.  I created my 'faux ribbon' with a Martha Stewart border punch.  I made my 'faux brads' with punched dots which I covered with Diamond Glaze for dimension.  Other than that, I used my Nesties Labels dies, a branches Cuttlebug folder, my SU piercing tools, and my Copics ( which by the way, are now available at Mark's Finest Papers individually or in sets).

Now be sure to visit the rest of the Speedy's team.  We would love to have you play along.  Go to the team's blog for details.
Julia Aston
Dawn Mercedes
Joanne Travis
Joanne Grzelak (me!!!)
Geri Utterback
Lynn McAuley
Vicki Dutcher (Coordinator)
Speedy the Cat's Friends Blog

Crazy4Challenges
Cupcakes


Frances is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenge this month.  In Australia, it is Cupcake Day on August 16th and is a fundraiser for the RSPCA.  So, this week, Frances, our friend from 'DownUnder." challenged us to have a cupcake somewhere on the card this week.

Well...I just had to, once again. grab this cutie patootie cupcake girl from Penny Black.  She just makes me smile. I used my Copics, my SU piercing kit, a MS border punch, a Marvy corner rounder, and some MFP's ribbon along with my Nestie dies and some white brads.  (Once again I forgot to write down who did the sentiment.....once again...if you want to know, just ask in your comment...sorry!!!)

I want to take a moment to share some exciting news.....a fabulously talented and sweet stamper is joining us this week on the Crazies.  I am so excited to once again be on a team with her.  She is one of my idols.  So, put your cyberhands together and welcome Silke Ledlow to our Crazies team.  Yippee!!!!

Please, if you have the time, join us in this fun and deeeeeeelish challenge.  Here are the links to the team blog as well as to the rest of the team.

Crazy4Challenges Blog
Barbara Anders
Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak (me!)
Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
Vicki Garrett
Silke Kittman
Maria Bell
Angela Wood

27 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh love both, but I"m in love with that SWEET little gal.

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW GF you make me blush :)!!! Thanks for the sweet welcome...I'm so thrilled to be *crazy* with ya!!! Both of your cards are beautiful Joanne, but this little cupcake girl is putting a big smile on my face!!! Love her and your coloring is perfecto!!! Hugs ~S~

StampOwl said...

fab cards Joanne, ya know if you combined you would have had crabcakes hehe. Love the sweet cupcake gal, which I might add I now have thanks to a previous card you created LOL!

Angelwood said...

Oh! What a pretty card and I especially LOVE that sweet image. Gotta get that one! hugs, Angela

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous work on these sensational cards, Joanne!! What awesome detailing on your crabby card and perfect coloring on your cupcake sweetie!!

Liz Williams said...

your crab is so cute and love the layout. So perfect with every element of this card. So glad you joined Speedy's Friends.

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, both cards are wonderful! Welcome to the Mark's Finest Papers team.

Summerthyme Studio said...

I love your precious Cupcake card AND I totally adore the way you did the ribbon. The Crabby card is WAY cute too!

Hugs

Vicki

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love them both, but oh my word, the Mimi & Friends card stole my heart!....so girly and SWEET! Love Love Love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Joanne - I am so excited you are on the SCF Team!! You know I adore your creations and this week's faux - PERFECT! Love the brads - I will be trying this out!! Welcome to the Team!!

Julia Aston said...

Two beauties Joanne! I love the embossing on your Speedy card - it gives a great illusion of water!

Joanne Travis said...

Beautiful cards, Joanne!! I love the red, black, and white combo, it's my favorite!!
So glad you joined us on Speedy's Friends Blog Team!!!!

Barbara said...

Both cards are fabulous, Joanne, but that cupcake is totally adorable!

Benzi said...

Joanne, congrats that you're going to be on the Speedy the Cat blog team. Congrats to Silke, also. Love both your cards and the wonderful details. Have a good weekend!

Anne said...

You did an awesome job on this card!! Such a cute image!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card and congrats!!

Silli said...

Wonderful cards Joanne...love your coloring!

Lynda Benden said...

Both cards are awesome Joanne! I love how you did the water on the first one and the cupcake image on the second is fantastic!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh this is just adorable...I LOVE the yummy color combo, Joanne!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, what super cards. Love your faux ribbon and the faux brads are pure genius! These embellies compliment your Speedy the Cat's image perfectly! And what a precious cupcake card... super cute image, great colors and wonderful design. YUM!

Betty Wright said...

The top card made me lol, Joanne! Too cute and the sentiment is so right on! The bottom card is super fabulous, too! Great coloring and design!

Joan Ervin said...

Both your cards are super FABO, Joanne!!!! The little crab on the first card is adorable and I love how you created the *water*!!! The little cupcake girl is sooo cute...love your coloring and all the special little details you added!!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations Joanne! This means I'm going to see more of your fabulous creations and that's a good thing!!
Both cards are great! I love how you got the look of ocean water on the first, and that sweet little girl is too cute on the 2nd! Keep on workin' that cave g/f!!!

Emily Keaton said...

I just love your faux ribbon embellie, Joanne! I am SO lovin' that MFP Flourished Sea Creatures set, too. What fun it's been!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fun cards, she is adorable.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am lovin' the sentiments with this crab set, and your Penny Black girl is so adorable! The tiny hearts embossing folder is sa-weet. Great job with the ribbon treatment on her, too.

Maria said...

LOL! That cupcake is almost as big as the little girl! Eating that cupcake looks like it could add a lot of pounds! Too funny! Love your card Joanne!! The color combo is fabulous and you colored the image so beautifully!!! Your card is just simply DELISH!!!

Maria