Friday, September 18, 2009

A Sketch and Some Color

Happy Friday!

I'm thrilled that another week is just about over and the weekend has nearly arrived! We have a busy weekend planned too. Dinner with friends tonight which also means adults only! Yay! Love my kids, but it's nice to have some adult time without them once in a while. We are also heading to a U2 concert this Sunday night and I can not wait! Should be a great weekend! Hope you have some fun things planned too.

I have two cards to share today. One for the new Stamp Something challenge and the other for the new Just Magnolia challenge. At Just Magnolia we have a sketch for you, created by the ever talented Bev and so I've decided to use it for both cards. It's a great sketch that can flipped, rotated, etc, so very versatile!

Stamp Something

This week our Stamp Something challenge is to use your favorite color, color combo, or favorite patterned paper. I went with pink. It's funny, I love pink on my cards. I color with it all the time, dress my daughter in it all the time, but I would never wear it myself or paint my walls that color! But in crafting, I LOVE it!

I used Bev's sketch but flipped it on it's side and then paired it with some SU! patterned paper that I found while cleaning up the other day. It's a light blue with soft white butterflies on it. I dressed this card up with some paper roses in pink, lace ribbons, the Martha Stewart lace border punch, and a couple charms. This card also fits the challenges at La La Land of embellish it and at Charisma of flower power.

Just Magnolia

For this card, I went with a holiday theme and used some fun new patterned paper I bought at Paper Maniac last week. I also went for an older Magnolia that I had in my stash, which hasn't been ink in quite some time. I've embellished with felt snowflakes, Prima flowers, and buttons, I also added some organdy and gingham ribbon, and a snowflake charm to finish this one off.

This card also fits into some other challenges from this week too. First, a Simon Says Stamp which was a recipe challenge and then at PaperTake Weekly which is faking it, to use something fake or faux. I did some faux stitching with my gel pen.

Thanks for dropping by today. Be sure to head on over to both Stamp Something and Just Magnolia to see the fabulous design team samples as well as to play along with us. Both challenges have some great blog candy available too!

Happy stamping! :)


Rach said...

Beautiful cards sweetie. both have fabby papers and colour ways.. love the sweet roses you have used on the first..hugs rachxx

Lisa H. said...

sooo sweet! I love your pink and blue card and that holiday cutie is fabulous too! tfs!

Erin... said...

Denise these are fabulous! I'm in love with that christmas card!!!! Awesome colors and the flowers are amazing! Such a soft SS card, love the way Tilda's feet pop of the page, adorable!!!!!

Unknown said...

These two are just awesome, Denise! I especially love the Christmas one! I never thought of using a snowflake with flowers. Very unique, very creative! Thanks for joining us this week at La La Land Crafts!

Deb said...

Gorgeous cards Denise, the pastel one is so pretty, gorgeous colours and love all the lace and the christmas one is fabulous, love the adorable Tilda with that huge wreath! Sounds like a great weekend planned, we are very busy too! have a great one! hugs Debx

Lisa Foster said...

These are both GORGEOUS, Denise! Enjoy your dinner and U2 concert...sounds like FUN!

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! Love the soft colours of the first one!! and all the added charms! so sweet!

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous cards denise...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PTW...hugs kath xxx (GDT)

Jenni said...

Love your pretty pink card Denise, it's beautifully coloured with some gorgeous finishing touches.
Love the Christmas card too - I've tried colouring that image and made a real hash of it but yours is fab!
Have a great weekend
Jenni x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh two fabulous cards Denise!
Gorgeous papers and love your wonderful details!
kim x

Timcso said...

Beautiful card! I adore the colours, the image and the flowers!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Unknown said...

Oh beautiful cards, your Tilda are just gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan xx

Irina Blount said...

Love both cards, gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
:) Irina

cats whiskers said...

Oh Denise 2 really awesome cards, love the coloru schemes on both, one so bright and the other so p[retty and soft., but both totally awesome
Hugs Jacqui x

Allison said...

so adorable, lovely colours
Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

Marcea said...

Hi Denise - 2 beauties again sweetie, they are just delish. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :o)

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations Denise. Now you are probably feeling the green hue from this side ... enjoy the U2concert and some adult time.

Alex said...

These are both fabulous cards Denise - I just love that little Christmas one and your SS card is amazing, girl!! Have fun this weekend - U2, lucky you! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Mina said...

stunning cards Denise, I love your sweetheart Tilda one, shes one of my fav stamps...I love that beautiful Christmas Tilda...I must buy her shes beautiful and you have used her so perfectly
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise!! WOW!! These magnolia creations are truly inspiring hun!! I ADORE the top card with the fabulous flower and such soft pretty colors!! The Christmas spirit is so alive in the second creation! Love them both!! TFS! Hope you're enjoying your weekend friend!! HUGS

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sweet Magnolia images you used. Also the papers and your colorations... everything looks perfect!


Vee said...

Really beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
xx Vee

Beth aka BR-T said...

These two cards are so wonderful! Beth

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards denise !! they are both absolutely stunning ,, the images and papers you used on both are fab and your colouring is perfect ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge ;-)

Lols x x

BA said...

hi denise
your card are stunning.
xoxo BA

Paul said...

Great projects and thanks for joining in with our Embellish It challenge over at La La Land Crafts. I like the subtle hues of the first and the bold brights of the second. I hope you enjoyed it as much I did and join in with us again soon.

Lynn said...

Both cards are super cute! Love the lace and flowers on the top card. (I bet you would be pretty in pink!;-)

Susie M. said...

Oh wow....I just love these. how beautiful!

Karin said...

2 gorgeous cards.
Love the designs, colours, papers and adorable images.
Thanks for joining the LLWWC.

xoxo karin

Sally said...

Both card are superb. Love the color combo on the first one. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Maureen said...

Both are totally fabulous! Love all the different 'bellies! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Oh! They are both SO sweet!! Your coloring is fabulous! Hope you had a fantastic time at the concert! U2 Joshua Tree was the very first concert I ever went to as a teen (and my last until recently when I went to see Pat Benatar). :)

Thank you for joining in on the fun with La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge! xx Jane

Dawny P said...

Oh these are so gorgeous chick - love them both :) Thank you for joining us over at PTW, hugs, Dawny xxx

100drine said...

Lovely christmas card !!! Bravo

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Perfect! Love that little Tilda and the way you colored her! The papers are awesome too!