Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Challenge Play....

Since I have no email on my upstairs computer, I have been spending more time in the stamp cave.  Today I played three challenges which I will share with you now.

This first one was done using Mercy's Sketch.  I used these fab stamps by Verve along with an EK Success border punch, Nesties, paper piercing tools, a CB embossing folder, and some rhinestones.

I used the Midnight Madness Sketch for this b'day card.  A dear friend of mine will soon be celebrating her 60th birthday.  She and her husband have been bikers for decades.  Now that they are retired, their days on the road are thoroughly enjoyed.  This image by I Brake for Stamps just made me smile.  My friend actually looks MUCH younger than this old biker babe, but I think she will get a kick out of the card.

Over on the Teapot Tuesday Challenge we were to make cards related to cats.  I am MUCH more of a DOG person than a cat person.  However, I always enjoy using this cat image along with the mouse from Mark's Finest Papers Speedy the Cat Designer Collection.  The sentiment from the same set also makes me smile!

Thanks for stopping by.

20 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are all FABULOUS Joanne! That biker card totally makes me smile!!

Benzi said...

Super cards, Joanne! That biker babe is one cool Mama, tattoos and all. What a fun card.

Priscilla said...

Wow..ALL your cards are wonderful. I really love you biker chick..very funny and what a great birthday card :) Wonderful take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Silke Ledlow said...

Joanne these are all fabulous!!! I so love the second one...too funny!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee I ADORE them all!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous cards! I love your sense of humor. The cards are all wonderful.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness gracious, Joanne, you are on a roll, GF!! Your cards are spectacular!!! The first one.......so beautiful in the white and purple! The second one..way funny!! And last bu not least, that gorgeous 3rd one......love that BG! Hugs my friend, Sabrina

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun collection of cards, Joanne!! I just LOVE the purple and green on the first one and the biker babe card made me smile. Great colors on the MFP cat card, too!!

StampOwl said...

you are rocking it today

Phyllis said...

Joanne, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are just delighted tht you have joined us. Your card is just so much fun!! Great biker gal image and wonderful coloring!! The MMDesign Team thank you for playing in our challenge this week!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Connie M. said...

All three cards are amazing, Joanne!! Love the pretty purples on the first, great sentiment on the last one, and the image on the MMSC is just too funny!! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!

Connie
MMDT

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Joanne - welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! What fabulous cards - I love them all, especially your MMSC card - that image is just fabulous - I have an aunty over 60 who still rides her Harley and this could be her - it makes me smile! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate you support and would love to see you join us again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team!

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, Joanne! I'm still loving these gorgeous creations of yours :) Just wanted to let you know that I have a little something for you on my last blog post http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com/2010/09/party-time-wreath-and-more-blog-awards.html

Be sure to check it out!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Joanne! These are all so pretty, but OH MY, that first one is totally STUNNING!! Love Love LOOOOOVE it!

Dawn B. said...

You have been busy.. I LOVE that cat sentiment.. Cracks me up.. The biker chick is perfect for a birthday card.. Love the first one.. Super job Joanne.

Joan Ervin said...

Girl....you are a stampin machine!!!! Just look at all these FABULOUS cards!!!! Your first card is sooo pretty with the wonderful Verve stamps and gorgeous colors and the motorcycle babe is just tooo cool!!!! The little kitties are adorable, too, and I love the background paper....thanks for all the inspiration, Joanne!!!!

marsha said...

Ooh, I love all your cards...the cat and mouse are just too cute! The biker chick is just OTT! A big WELCOME and thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Challenge. Hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

Valerie said...

Very pretty card. I just love the colors you used.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are so happy you found us and wanted to play along. Your birthdaycard is way to cool! Love the lady on the motorbike and you have colored her so great! Fab Road-like ribbon!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)

Hugs
Gunn
MMSCDT

Holly Moore said...

Wow Joanne fantastic cards you have created! What an honor it is to have you join us in the fun at Midnight Madness for the very first time. Welcome! I love the texture you have added into to backgrounds. The lady image is cracking me up. How funny! Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge with us this week. I really hope to see you back again next week. Thanks for making me smile today!

Yours,
Holly R. Moore
MMDT - GD