Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crazy4Challenges and Speedy's Friends Challenges

Crazy4Challenges -- C4C50
A card related to music....with extra points for Elvis!!
Hostess -- Frances

I am so thrilled that I bought many of their Elvis stamps before Cornish Heritage Farms decided to close.  I don't have ALL of them, but I do have several.  This one I think is called Blue Christmas, but decided I didn't want to wish people a 'blue' Christmas, so I computer generated this saying.  Whaddayatink????

Now be sure to go see the other Crazies to see what musical inspiration shows up on their fab creations.

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
Silke Ledlow

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge -- 16

Hostess -- Moi!
Think Floral

Thoughts of flowers brought to mind this set by Mark's Finest Papers.  Then thoughts went to this sketch I saw Frances use some weeks back.  Brought the two thoughts together and this card went together pretty easity.  I did try a touch of some fancy piercing on this one.....otherwise, I think you can figure this out for yourself.

Now you really must take some time to go see the 'garden of delight' awaiting you at the following links.

Julia Aston
Dawn Mercedes
Joanne Travis
Joanne Grzelak (me!!!)
Geri Utterback
Lynn McAuley
Vicki Dutcher (Coordinator)
Speedy the Cat's Friends Blog

Both teams would love for you to play along with us.  Visit the team blogs for the particulars on how you can join us in these challenges.


StampOwl said...

awesome cards for both challenges Joanne, that sentiment goes perfectly with Elvis ...might have to borrow that ;)

Silli said...

Wonderful creations theElvis..., love the colors... HUGS

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your Elvis card is outstanding!! That's an Elvis image I'd never seen and you've really done it justice! Love the colors and sentiment. The 2nd is gorgeous with that awesome layout and life-like flower! Two winners again!!

Angelwood said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Joanne! Lovin that sentiment you used for your Elvis card and your flower image is so beautifully colored. Love the patch work in the background. ;) hugs, Angela

Lynn McAuley said...

Note to self: must get Elvis!!! What a great card, Joanne!

That background on your flower card is absolutely sensational with its wonderful texture and fabulous piercing! Gorgeous coloring on that perfect blossom!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You ROCK! (Yes, the pun is intended- lol) Love the layout on SCF card too!! Great challenge - hope we get alot of players~~

Julia Aston said...

Two great cards Joanne! love that Elvis with the polka dot & music embossing and the coloring on your flower is wonderful! love the zig zag panels too! what an eye catcher!

Mothermark said...

Joanne! How do you do it? OMG! Everything you do is just are so productive, makes me feel like a lazy butt! You just rock everything you put your inky little fingers on!

I got your message. I hope to call you today sometime......we can ketchup! Hugs.....

Mothermark said...

That should have said, sometime TODAY!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cindy said it all your work is FABULOUS!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my, Joanne, two absolutely WONDERFUL them!!! That Elvis image is awesome and that butterfly and carnation on your second card.....WOW!! Have a fabulous weekend my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Cindi said...

great cards!! and yes, you should get extra credit fro Elvis

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the layout in the second.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally rockin' Elvis X-mas card GF!!! The embossing is awesome too!!! Your flower card is another Joanne's masterpiece :) love it too!!! Have a fabbo weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Liz Williams said...

Wow, do I ever love that Elvis card! And the carnation is beautiful. I just love your work Joanne. I always love your beautiful work with your wonderful texturing, wonderful eye for color, and that awesome paper piercing. Just thought you needed to know how great I think you are!!

Judy Rozema said...

Simply wonderful cards! Love the texture on the Elvis and I love the pink and piercing on the flower card! You do such amazing work!

Lynda Benden said...

Both cards are wonderful Joanne! I love the Elvis stamp with the texture. I bet you were so excited when Frances posted this challenge as I'm sure you don't get to use that stamp as often as you would like! LOL

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love the elvis card and the layout on the second card is AMAZING!@


Barbara said...

Another Elvis! Whodathunk? Awesome monochromatic card, Joanne!

Claudine Poch said...

I came here to see your flower card, which is beautiful, but that Elvis card is awesome!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Two super fabulous cards Joanne!! I LOVE the colors and textures of the Elvis card!! And your flower card with the unique sketch, colors and textures is just amazing!! WOW!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What amazing work! Especially love your Speedy card. The colors and design are outstanding. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Joanne Travis said...

Fabulous challenge, Joanne. Love your card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE the Elvis card!!

Maria said...

Wow, wow, wow! Joanne! Your card is wonderful! And, Elvis is not so bad either. . :) Such an awesome Christmas card. I think an Elvis fan would be happy to receive such a wonderful Christmas card!! You ROCKED this challenge, most definitely!!!