Friday, January 14, 2011

My Softer Side

The first card I am sharing is for the Speedy's Friends challenge.   Our goal this week was to use hearts.



I used a combo corner/border punch to created my outer border with the hearts.  I used a Marvy corner punch on the inner pink layer, and then the main panel was cut with a Spellbinder's pendant die and then sponge a bit.  The pansy is from a brand new set from Mark's Finest Papers which is my absolute fav at the moment.  The set is called Happy Pansies.

Now be sure to check out the HEART creations of the rest of the team at the Speedy's Friends Blog.

The Crazy4Challenges sponsor this week is Flower Soft.  That company was kind enough to give us some 'toys' to play with AND you could win the following........by playing along with us and posting your link too your on the Crazies blog.





On this card you will see that I used the new Peony Pink Flower Soft on each of the roses.  So, I did accompliish the goal of using our sponsor's product.  The image I used is by Michelle Perkett.. 

However, I failed when it came to the Crazy4Challenges goal this week which was to make a thank you card.  That was my intention, but I never really got around to leaving a space to put my 'thanks'.  So you will just have to imagine the 'thanks' being inside......lol!!!!

Head on over to the Crazies blog and there you will see the THANKS that are missing here.  I am sure they will dazzle you as usual!!!!

On the home front, we are frizzin'.....the snow ain't meltin'......and I am ready for a tropical getaway!!!  Too bad one isn't planned.  After spending most of Wednesday shoveling, I can honestly say I have already had enough of winter........

Have a great day.  Stay warm and safe!!!  (And Hoots......stay dry and safe!!.....the stories out of Brisbane are so sad......such devastation.....you stay inside and stamp!!!!)

33 comments:

Monique said...

Wonderful cards Joanne... The first one is gorgeous I love the heart border and the pink pops right out :)Have a great weekend!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Both so BEAUTIFUL!

StampOwl said...

awesome cards Joanne, I am sure the thank you is on the inside of the card hehe!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!!!! What absolutely FABULOUS cards, Joanne....the colors and punched layers on the first are soooo gorgeous and I love that sweet image with the tiny Flower Soft roses on the second!!!! WOW, girl...looks like you are having a wonderful time being snowed in....If you want some warmer weather, comeon over...it actually got up in the 40's this afternoon...LOL!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love both cards Joanne! The first card has so many awesome details with the punching and the die cutting - and that pink bow is scrumptious!!

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning. Gorgeous coloring.

pasjemari said...

Kartki są cudowne!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your pansy card totally blew me away with all the embossing and hearts! WOWSAH!!! Love the 2nd one too - nobody does a blue and pink card better than you!! Stay warm!!

Emily Keaton said...

That pansy/heart card is absolutely STUNNING, Joanne! My cards want to be JUST like that when they grow up. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

My friend -- awesome creations - your heart card is just fabulous!

Pat Jandacek said...

Had to visit your site to find out the tools used for the fabulous card displayed at MFT. I've not been disappointed...your next card was also very beautiful. It would be a fantastic thank you card! TFS

Silli said...

Very pretty cards Joanne, love the colors...HUGS

Pat Jandacek said...

Sorry, the MFT should have been MFP!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the soft colous and all the fancy layers!

Angela said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful Joanne! I love the pink and white combo - so sweet and girly! Love it!!!! hugs, Angela

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty work!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful use of that Flower Soft, Jo! It looks amazing on those tiny flowers with your wintery girl!

Peggysuez said...

This is crazy pretty! Wow! And I almost couldn't believe it was one of yours, there isn't any black on it! Lovely job on the pansy, that IS a great set, isn't it? One of my favorites too. Love what you did with the punch around.

Dawn B. said...

I shoveled all week here in NC.. No school all week. Couldn't get out of the driveway.. I am ready for spring too.. Your top card is so pretty. I have that die and have never used it.. Shame on me.. The second one looks wonderful.The little bits of FS are perfect. I love that sweet image.. Have a great weekend..

redwasher1 said...

Both of your cards are fantastic!!!!!

Traci M said...

Beautiful in pinks and still so vibrant...love the pinks!! Stay warm...and tell your snow it better not come this way! Me and the shovel don't get along at all!

Maria said...

Wow, wow . . .both your cards are just gorgeous, Joanne! I love all the pretty borders and die cut shapes. . they add such beautiful dimensions to both your cards. Awesome use of the Flower Soft! So cool!!! They make the flowers look like real flowers. . .very beautiful!!

Maria

Lynda Benden said...

What beautiful cards Joanne! Your pansy is gorgeous and colored perfectly. Your Crazy card is absolutely amazing! That image is just perfect for the Flower Soft! Great job!

Anne said...

What a great image! Your coloring and the flower soft on her muff is just perfect!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW! She's BEAUTIFUL!

I love what you did with the FS too~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are wonderful Joanne. I think the flower with the pink and white is fabulous. Awesome flower soft use on her, she is beautiful.

Barbara said...

Love this image and what great job with the FS, Joanne! Gorgeous card!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both terrific, Joanne! Love the colors and layers and the punch/die work.

Joanne Travis said...

The pansies card is SO beautiful and elegant. Love all of the lacy details that the cutouts provide. Exquisite!

Benzi said...

Joanne, your creativity went to the top with these beauties. The pansy is so feminine and lacy and you did a beautiful job with the Flower Soft on the other card. Two gorgeous creations in my book.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Joanne this is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

OMG, Joanne this is absolutley stunning! I love the colors you chose and the incredible embellishments, especially the snowflakes! Thank you for making my Snow Goddess image come to life so beautifully!

Hugs,

Michelle

Dawn Frost said...

Wow both cards are fantastic! Love the border punches on the first card and flower soft on the second.