Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby & Mittens -- My Thursday Challenges

CCEE Challenge -- CCEE1050
Hostess -- Charlene
Challenge -- Mittens of some sort on your card/project

I used a fabulous new set from GinaK Designs for this 'mitten' card.  I was totally influenced to buy it because it matches the fabulous mitten Spellbinders dies.  And....they work so perfectly together.  I really wanted to get them as cutwork is a real challenge to me because of my weak peepers.  And I am thrilled with the results!!!  Anyhooooo.....I started with the mittens and then just 'built' this card. 

I used a Martha Stewart large snowflake punch, a McGill smaller snowflake punch, a Martha Stewart border punch, an SU oval punch, and some Nestabilities.  The rest I am sure you can see for yourself. sure to go check out the MITTEN creations by the rest of the fab team at the CCEE BLOG.  We will be taking the rest of December off, so the CCEE will be all ready to play again in the NEW YEAR!!

Stampin B's Challenge # 89
Hostess - Brenda
Challenge - Baby Card

I must first apologize for my photo.  No matter what I did, that bow POPS much more than it does in real life.  The bow actually, in real life, matches the bow on the bear's neck and the base card, but the photo program kind of 'smashes' its color in your face.

Anyhooooooooooooo......I used one of my fav SU retired sets, Button Bear, to make my baby card, which is obviously intended for a baby girl.  I used a Marvy decorative corner punch as well as a Marvy corner rounder.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart, while the ribbon is from SU.

The B's have been busy with their baby cards, so be sure to go to the Stampin B's Blog to check them all out.


Cindy Haffner said...


StampOwl said...

these are both gorgeous Joanne

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous cards today, Joanne!! Those mittens are so sweet--what a great layout you chose for them. And your StampinB baby card is fantastic!! What gorgeous pinks and a beautifully colored teddy bear. Way to go on both challenges. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Aren't those mittens just fun! Love your baby card too!!

Claudine Poch said...

Gorgeous baby card!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I could use a pair of warm mittens today! That card is CA-UTE!!!! The baby card just sweet too, but my hands are cold and I can only think of mittens right now! LOL

Shirley Quarry-wannabcre8tive said...

Love those red mittens and the dp's you chose. The white border really stand out.

Cute baby card, I love the button bear.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Joanne!! Love these!! Your mittens with the snowflakes and traditional bright red and green is gorgeous!! Awesome layout!! The pink and the bear is just darling!!

America said...

fab mittens card - so bright and FUN!!!! that baby card is precious too!

Traci M said...

I admired that stamp set too, sure made a cutie card with it!! And your second is precious for a much detail, amazing!!
Stay warm and hope you are enjoying these special days!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOOOOVE these cards, Joanne! Love how you paired up the mittens on the first one...there's just something about mitten cards that I love. Such a pretty layout and perfect bow. Love all the bright pinks on the second one, and that is one CAAAA-UTE bear!

Benzi said...

Just doesn't get any sweeter than this, Joanne!
So many sweet details. Love the corners and border. I'll be seeing my baby girl/granddaughter very soon...can't wait.

Benzi said...

Oops, missed your mitten card. Absolutely love it and NEED that Spellbinders mitten die. Great card, Joanne!