Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday Challenges AND a Hop Notice (again)

First......The CCEE Stampers are going WILD this week.......WILD with the shapes of their cards.  Frances challenged us to create cards that were not rectangular or square.  I think I managed to meet that criteria.

The sweet image I used is by Penny Black.  I have invested in a few stamps with this cutie, so you may be seeing her pretty regularly on my blog.  Now, to see the other fabulous WILD cards you must travel to the CCEE BLOG.  However, please finish seeing the rest of this post first, okay???

This second card is my card for the Stampin B's Challenge which was issued by Faith.  We were to use a die cut.
I used the just released PRETTY PANSIES set by Mark's Finest Papers to create the card, along with a Spellbinder's Labels die and a Martha Stewart punch.  I am in love with these pansies......truly!!!  At the Stampin B's Blog you will get to see the rest of the creations by the DT.  BUT WAIT.....I have one more for you......

The third and last card was created as an enticement for you to go on a blog hop.
This rather simple card shows you one image and one sentiment from the very versatile set called SEW WHAT by Marks Finest Papers.  As a matter of a fact, YOU could be a winner by participating in the DT's blog hop going on right now.  You will need to go to Mark's Finest Papers Blog to get all the details and to begin HOPPINGGood Luck!!!

Had to edit to add a couple of pics I took today WHILE SHOVELING.......

I had to try to find some beauty in the snowstorm that had me shoveling a good part of the day.  We have a Japanese maple 'bush' (really a small tree) in our front yard.  It overhangs the driveway we were shoveling, so I took a couple of shots in the branches.  The first one I am sharing is in natural coloring, but the second one I edited with a sepia tone, and I just love it.

  You may be seeing that one behind a sentiment on a card in the future.

25 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Joanne - busy day for you! Love all of these projects. I am hopping on the MFP hop and I absolutely love what you have done with those scissors! I love the scissors anyway, but your card is just stunning. Love the pansies too!

StampOwl said...

awesome cards as always Joanne ... sorry you had to shovel

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards and your layouts are great. Hope you got less snow than you were expecting. Dumb snow, doesn't it know to only snow in the yard so shoveling is not necessary? Stay warm.

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome array of beauty, Joanne!! Cards and photos!!!

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, three fantastic cards, Joanne. Love the scissors, the pansies are colored to perfection and that layout on that little cutie is a winner. Fabulous work, GF!

Emily Keaton said...

All three cards are fantastic, Joanne! You did a super job on the challenges and your MFP blog hop card. I love them all. Your snowy photo is fantastic. We got 19" of snow here by the time it stopped snowing!!

Virgo5 said...

3 more knockouts Joanne, these are fabulous! Love the card design on the first, the colours of those pansies and perfect pairing with the embossed silver for the last!
Your tree looks beautiful, we had about 15" yesterday & were supposed to get more today! yuk

jdmommy said...

I love that unusual layout of the first! ....the die cut of the second.......the colors of the third......and your beautiful pictures!! TFS them all, GF!

mariko said...

Ooooo I love your pansy card! Yellow pansies are one of my favorites! The silver embossed panel with the scissors are just wonderful!

Roxie said...

Nice cards Joanne and wonderful snow photos.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow where to start - so full of fabulousness -- I have to say that sepia photo was pretty darn amazing - would make for an excellent bg on a card for sure!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Awwwww! Your Penny Black image is so cute, and I love the pink snowflakes, SnoSnot!! Great job with the angle card; it's beautiful! Your other two cards are pretty, too, but the CCEE card takes the cake for me!! It's snowing here right now as I gaze upon your awesome snow photos; the sepia tone does look really cool.

Lois said...

I don't envy you your snow! Your cards, on the other hand, are all wonderful. The different shape of your first card is quite interesting, and the two MFP cards are very pretty. I love the pansies, and the silver embossed background on the other one looks great! Good job all around, Joanne.

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow...I like how you cropped that die cut...but I really came here to see your blog hop card. Great color combo there! wow!

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEET as can be!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I don't know how you do it...one fantastic card after another SnoSnot!! And then you go and add a fabulous picture too. I bow to your greatness!! Your "wild" card is so super charming! Love how you added the oval over the angel. And I love your sweet little pansies!!

Jnett's Place said...

Love the cut it out card.

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous card!!! I love the photo's!!

Francie G. said...

Three fabulous creations, Joanne! Love the sweet little girl and the design of the first. Those flowers are just beautiful and so beautifully colored! The third elegant in it's subtle colors and design. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing the beauty of the snow! We only got about 3 inches.

Joan Ervin said...

Again, I come to your blog and just drool...WOW, girl...all three of your cards are over the top gorgeous!!!! The sweet little PB image on the first card is sooo cute and what a great shape!!! Love the pansies, colors, and how you cut off the ends of the Nesties shape on the second one and the elegance of the third really caught my eye!!! Stay warm, Joanne, and I'll be looking for the beautiful winter picture on a card!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

All three of these cards are beautiful! I just love how you create the slightest mat around your punched borders like the pansy card! It's so pretty.......and so are the photos you took! I love the sepia tones too, and can visualize a pretty red cardinal perched on one of those branches!

Carolyn King said...

another beautiful assortment of cards. I Love the shape you came up with for the CCEE challenge---great card! Love your the beautiful colors on the second one too--a nice burst of sunshine that we all need right now :)

Benzi said...

Those are beautiful cards, Joanne. From your different shaped card, to the yummy colored pansies, and the 'to die for' scissor image card, I am so impressed. Great work. For sure, that photo of the tree laden with snow would make a most beautiful card. Can't wait to see it.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh how cool is that shaped card you made....the shape is so different and I love the soft pink/green combo with Mimi. Your pansies are colored so BEAUTIFULLY, too!

Dawn B. said...

Love the shaped card.. you are so creative.. I would have never thought of that.. My style gets so boring.. I am glad I didn't plant pansies this winter.. Too cold.. Great card..