Saturday, September 11, 2010

Speedy's Friends and Crazy4Challenges

Speedy's Friends #20
Hostess - Joanne Travis
Challenge - Fall Colors
This basket of leaves just says "FALL" to me!!  So many happy memories from my youth of raking up leaves from nearby maple trees and then jumping into the leaves.....and repeating that whole process over and over again.  This image comes from a set of stamps recently released by the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection from Mark's Finest Papers.

Be sure to visit the MFP blog for details on how you can play along AND to see the fab creations by the rest of this fabulous team.


Crazy4Challenges -- C4C54
Hostess - Joycelyn
Challenge - Color challenge of kraft, red, and black
I actually used this same color combo for last week's Crazies card.  It seems to be a color combo I am drawn to lately.  This adorable winter Flopsy image is from My Favorite Things (MFT).  The punch is a MS punch.  The sentiment came (I think) from a CHF's set.

A visit to the Crazies blog is in order.  There you can see the work of the rest of this creative team AND you can get details on how to play along.

25 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the sketches on both of these Joanne!! The texture and color combo on the first is fabulous!! and I love the angled gingham with the flaky border on the second!! Oh, and the piercing too!! Fabulous!!

StampOwl said...

awesome cards joanne

Angelwood said...

Gorgeous cards, Joannne! Beautiful job! :) hugs, Angela

Silli said...

Beautiful cards...love the flopsi...HUGS

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the colors on that first one along with that SWEET little bow!! The second card is so eye catching with all the snowflakes peeking out behind Flopsy! Cute Cute CUUUUUTE!

Joycelyn Turner said...

What wonderful creations...beautiful color combo on the first one...the blue is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE Flopsey..and the gingham panel is such an awesome touch!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Aw, Flopsey is so cute with his warm coffee! Sweet card, Jo!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh Flopsey ROCKS!!!

Christi said...

Both of your cards are awesome!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love both of your cards Joanne! I love fall and miss the awesome leaves from back East! I also love the Flopsey card!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful couple of cards! I just love your layering style!


and yep - my OLC was one layer - I just love that it looks layered!!

Traci M said...

Fall and Christmas...you must be ready for a change of seaasons, Joanne!!
Your fall leaves is so realistic, love your colors on those...and the red gingham with flopsy is so adorable...cute cute!! Sorry it's been awhile, hope all is well in your little corner of the world!

Joanne Travis said...

I am so jealous of your perfect satin red bow!! Wish I could do that, mine always come out slightly wonky.
Beautiful card, Joanne!

Lynn McAuley said...

Sensational work with these fabulous colors and fun basket of autumn leaves!! Delightful design, Joanne!!

redwasher1 said...

I absolutely love your card! What a great layout Love it!!!

Anne said...

Cool card! Love the snowflakes all around the image and the blue shading around Flopsy. It almost makes Flopsy look cold.

Silke Ledlow said...

Two absolute beautiful cards Joanne!!! Love them both!!! Hugs ~S~

Lynda Benden said...

Too cute Joanne! LOVE the snowflakes! What a great idea!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm really liking the red, black and kraft combo that you used. Your autumn basket of leaves brought back identical memories of my childhood too, raking and jumping into the huge piles of leaves all day! It must have kept us out of our mom's hair by being outside playing all day :)

Claudine Poch said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used so much red on your fall card.

Joan Ervin said...

Your basket of leaves just screams fall, Joanne...such pretty colors and I love the texture!!! The little Flopsy is adorable...love your pretty coloring and how you added all the snowflakes in the background....AWESOME work, gf!!!

Carolyn King said...

great cards. LOVE the fall feeling of both. Flopsey is so cute with that hot chocolate. Great job as always!

Barbara said...

So cute, Joanne!! I so love me some Flopsey! Great use of the colors!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!!

Maria said...

Joanne! What pretty cards. . .well, not surprising. .your cards are always pretty. Love the color combo on your first card. .the blue stands out beautifully!! Your C4C card is a cutie. . love the flake borders! I gotta try that the next time I make a Christmas card! Beautifully done!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Maria