Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday??? Must be CHALLENGE time!!!

Cindy is the hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge this week.  She challenged us to make a circle card with some stitching on it.  Anne is our hostess for the Stampin B's Challenge, and, since it will be her 48th anniversary soon, she asked us to make an anniversary card.  This is my card for BOTH challenges.

I used my Creative Memories cutting system to cut my circle.  I layered it with doilies made with dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and My Favorite Things.  I addedd a store-bought blooms with some stitching on them and some small rhinestones.  I colored my image (from My Favorite Things) with my Copics and then cut it out.  This is a skill I am working on.  With my weak peepers, it takes longer than it should and isn't always smooth.  I then stamped the sentiment (also from MFT) and punched it out with my SU mid oval punch.  I then added a gingham brad as a flower center and it was done!!!!!

Now be sure to visit the team blogs of these two fabulous teams.

Stampin B's Blog
CCEE Stampers Blog



This second card is the one I did for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I used Mark's Finest Papers set called Poppies, Poppies, Poppies for both the image and the sentiment.

And....on a personal note.....Thanks so very much for all your kind words on the passing of my beloved Pepper.  Your words were very kind and comforting.

16 comments:

StampOwl said...

wow love that circle card and your floral card too.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How wonderful to see this round and RED card for the challenges!! I hope that rabbit is holding a box of choc, covered cherries!! thanks for the good wishes, my sweet friend!

Vicky Gould said...

Oh my gosh, Joanne. That anniversary card is awesome and cute at the same time. The poppies are amazing, but, then, your cards always are!

Lois said...

Two great cards, Joanne! That well-wishing rabbit with his box of chocolates is adorable/great color combo. And the yellow poppies are so pretty.

Mothermark said...

I love round cards! And this one is a beaut! Did you sorta cheat though? Did the challenge say, include SOME stitching or did it say, sew on your card! Snort!

Love this...what a fun fun card! Like I said, I love round cards!

Grace said...

Oh goodness Joanne.... both your cards are fabulous! I love the round shaped card and need to do it more! Love your poppies image.... gorgeous coloring!

Benzi said...

Great anniversary card for Anne! Love the doilies and your pretty, stitched blooms. Ooh, that box of candy made my sweet tooth come alive. LOL
Your poppies card is awesome. That is my favorite MFP set so far...so wonderful for coloring.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so pretty, the round one is my favorite. I love how you used the layers, the flowers and added the rabbit. What set of nesties is the black lace doily?

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Your round anniversary card is adorable and beautiful at the same time! I love the colors, the sweet image, and the beautiful Nestie doily shapes you used.
Beautiful poppies card, too, JoJo!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO adorable Joanne! LOVE!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Joanne, this is WONDERFUL! What a great round design and fun embellishments. Terrific for an anniversary card!

Carol L said...

The first card is UH-MAZING!!!! WOWSAH! Love the embossing and flowers on #2! NJ!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wicked SWEET!!~

Dawn B. said...

Joanne these are awesome. I love your copics coloring. Way to go on that. Your second card has happy colors. Great job.

Denise Marzec said...

Love the felt flowers and sewing on the first one...VERY sweet card. Love all the texture on the second.

Joan Ervin said...

Your round card is fabulous, Joanne...I love the classy colors and the felt flowers are sooo pretty!!! Love the flower card, too...such beautiful flowers and I love the texture!!!