Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Crazies and The Friends

The Crazies are going crazy for HEARTS this week.  I used this old Hero Arts Viine Heart along with my Cuttlebug Heart embossing folder to meet that goal.  I added some Primas, lace from May Arts, and ruffled gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used my Lacey Circles from Spellbinders, my Copics, and some pearls from A.C.Moore.

Now you really need to hop over to the Crazy4Challenges blog to see the works of  'heart' by the rest of this fabulous team.  But....first check out my other challenge team card.........

We had our first sketch challenge on the Speedy's Friends Blog Team (well, first since I have been playing).  Unfortunately, I am somewhat computer illiterate and just could not 'snatch' the sketch from Vicki's original email to show you here.  You can check the team blog to see it, or imagine my card reversed.....I just couldn't have that bunny looking the wrong way on the card.....so I used the sketch in reverse.

I used this fun basket of 'cuteness' from the newly released set by Mark's Finest Papers called SPRING HAS SPRUNG.  I used my Spellbinder dies, a Martha Stewart border punch, my Marvy corner rounder, my Copics, and my fav May Arts lace.

It will be fab to see how the rest of the team used the sketch. 

Now here are the links to get you to the two challenge team blogs so you can gaze upon the creations of the other team members.

Speedy's Friends
Crazy4Challenges

This third card I am sharing with you is the one I made for the Teapot challenge this week.  Our goal was to create cards  with things that fly.  The recipient of our cards this week is Sean who is 23 years old. He has stage 3C testicular cancer. He has had initial surgery and four rounds of chemo, and unfortunately has identified spots in other locations, some that surgery cannot help.

Let's hope the 'swarm' of cards can help brighten his day.  It is so sad when someone this young is facing such a difficult medical journey.

If you have some free time, join the Teapot Challenge each week and help make someon's day.

23 comments:

Benzi said...

Your 'Crazies' card has the most beautiful wreath. I see you've used some ribbon that I've bought in a different color and am very anxious to use.
The card for the sketch challenge is just so adorable.
That is a very sad story about the young man and I hope your beautiful bird card will help lift his spirits.
All the cards are beautifully created.

StampOwl said...

wow you have been busy, love your heart card! All your cards are awesome as always :)

Maria said...

Wow, Joanne! You are on the roll with all your pretty cards!! All 3 of them are just so lovely! Your first card. . wow!! I love everything about it! The prima, the lace, the heart embossing!!! Such a romantic card!!! The bird card. . .well I love its simplicity. . .it feels peaceful looking at it. Beautiful cards, as always. . :)

Maria

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW-ers girl, you are so TALENTED, I love your cards so much!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gosh people call me a card making machine -- I think YOU get that title! What a fabulous array of cards! Love the take on the sketch!

Carol L said...

These are all fabulous, but the first one is just over-the-top gorgeous with those colors and lacy accents! You are truly one amazing stamper!!

Harriet Skelly said...

All of these cards are wonderful Joanne! They are all so different and beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

Love, love, love pink and green together, so that first card made my heart go pitty-pat!! All of them are so lovely. :) Fabulous work as always, Joanne!

Joycelyn Turner said...

So much beauty to ogle, Joanne!!! LOVE 'em all!!!!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW Joanne, all three cards are just outstanding!!! Sorry to hear about the young man. Your card is sure to bring comfort!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are all wonderful, Joanne! Your wonderful layers and perfect piercing always make your cards stand out. Gorgeous colors and I love the bows and rose.

Silli said...

OM Joanne, your cards are all wonderful...I love your work ever!

Lynda Benden said...

These are all just beautiful Joanne! I really love the Crazy card with the gorgeous heart image and wonderful flowers!

Barbara said...

Fabulous cards, Joanne! I love that sweet heart on your C4C card!

Betty Wright said...

Joanne, these are all so fabulous and beautifully detailed! Awesome suite of cards!

Paige said...

all three of your cards are stunning! you put a lot of heart and soul into your beautiful creations!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What beautiful cards!!

pat said...

Joanne,
I just love,love,love, the heart with the wreathe.... drop dead gorgeous.

Denise Marzec said...

Fabulous cards! I especially like the first one with that big rolled flower!! Awesome!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very creative, wonderful pieces.

Virgo5 said...

These are fabulous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Jo! That rose is GORGEOUS!

Silke Ledlow said...

Triple gorgeousness Joanne! Your heart card is super elegant..love it too! Hugs ~S~