Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Challenges Plus Some

The challenge for Speedy's Friends this week was to use a hat pin.  I used this fab hat pin I bought at Mark's Finest Papers, which happens to be the source of my very fav Happy Pansies stamp set which I also used.  I added some dry embossing, paper piercing, pearls and ribbons.

Be sure to go HERE to see the fab creations of the rest of the team.  To visit their individual blogs, use the links in my sidebar.

This is Silli's last challenge as our April hostess for the Crazies.  Our Crazy4Challenges goal this week was a recipe challenge.......one button, two flowers, and three designer papers.  For this challenge I also played with some new Spellbinder dies for the leaves and fern......I am LOVING them.  I also did some paper piercing.  My flowers are by Prima.

Now be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the various creations made with this 'recipe' challenge.  And....again, you can use the links on my sidebar to visit the team members' individual blogs.

This next card is one I did for a MFT sketch I found online.  I am really not sure if it is old or current, but I just loved it.  I used an older MFT stamp and glammed it up with some fab dp, some embossing, paper piercing, a rose, some pearl flourishes, and some individual pearls.  I also entered this into Friday's Free4All Challenge on SCS as it was to use many layers.


This last one was also entered into Friday's Free4All Challenge to use many layers.  The sentiment and butterbly are from newly released stamps by Innovative Stamp Creations.  I also used a couple EK Success border punches, paper piercing, SU ribbon, and some dry embossing.  I also added lots of bling to jazz it up.

22 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Joanne your cards are always so BEAUTIFUL!!~

StampOwl said...

wow you have been busy creating all these beauties!

Susan Raihala said...

Wow, Joanne!!!!! This is the post with the most...fabulousness, that is! All your cards are so wonderfully detailed and pretty!

Lois said...

Three beauties, Joanne. Those new Spellbinders leaves look v-e-r-y interesting! May have to check them out.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, oh my word, your cards are over the top my friend!!! LOVE them all....seriously!!!! Sorry I have been MIA again, but my laptop went out on me....all the way this time :C:C. Had to break down and get a new one and yesterday I finally did!! I don't have all of my stuff on it yet, but hopefully will be back up and running soon! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Vicki Dutcher said...

Joanne - it has been awesome over these last months seeing all your gorgeous, layered beauties you have made for SCF samples! Thanks for all your support -- I'll be seeing you on the B's and MFP~~ Vicki

Maria said...

Dang, girl you've been busy! Lots of beautiful cards as always! Each card are unique . . .such pretty colors and I love your choice of designer papers. You did an awesome job with the challenge. . .:)

Maria

Silli said...

all your cards are so very pretty... love all the wonderful details... BIG hugs and happy weekend....

Barbara said...

Oh, my! What a passel of gorgeous cards, Joanne!! I've got those foliage dies and love them!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I've been debating about buying that foliage die....wow! You, my friend, may have pushed me over the top to just get it. I love how you used it. I really like the polkadotted dp on the one die. And those pretty pink pansies...stunning coloring! Such beautiful cards. Have you even let your stamp cave in the last few days? :-)

Francie G. said...

One is more beautiful than the other, Joanne! Wonderful details and fab coloring! Ok, now you have gone an enabled me, I need that Spellbinders foliage diecut!

Carol L said...

WOW!! These are all incredible cards! I especially love the card with the foliage! I bought those dies and have not found a way to use them that pleases me yet....until now :) Thx for the inspiration!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Joanne, you sure have put out some gorgeous cards here! They are all beautiful but I am really drawn to the MFT card. Love the papers and the beautiful image!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Such lovely cards!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Joanne all of these cards are lovely! I love the way you colored the irises on the first card!!

Benzi said...

Joanne, each card is fabulous. You always have an eye for just the perfect papers and the punch work and embossing is beautiful.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful set of cards. You sure have been busy! Beautifully done.

Liz Williams said...

You have been one creative lady, Joan. These are all spectacular!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my goodness, Joanne, you've been such a busy crafter! On the MFP card, I'm really drawn to that embossing folder you used. Never saw it before. It reminds me of lattice and looks perfect with the pansies.

redwasher1 said...

Wow Joanne!! You are the queen of flowers!!! You do such a beautiful job on all!! Then I so love your layouts , I think the next time I get stuck on a layout I'll just come over to your blog!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Each and every one is GOREOUS, Joanne!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! That's a lotta gorgeousness, Joanne...each card is absolutely STUNNING!!! Looks like you had a stampin kinda weekend, gf!!!