Friday, April 23, 2010

Anything Goes with Charms

Happy Friday!

I am really happy the weekend is here, it's been a long, rough week. But I have enjoyed having the kids home on vacation and will be sad to see school start on Monday. We have my son's first baseball game this weekend and then a night out with family planned for Saturday. Other than that, hopefully some down time to relax and de-stress! Hope you have a great weekend of fun things planned too.


Today, I have 2 cards to share with you. I wasn't sure if I would get both of my DT cards done, but as it turned out the crafting time was really just want I needed. So first I will share my card for this week's Just Magnolia challenge. And boy is this an easy challenge....it's anything goes! And as long as it has a Magnolia image, you can create anything at all and be entered to win a fabulous prize from Wild Orchid Crafts!

I've use a fun little image Ann sent me and went with a monochromatic color combo in neutrals. I colored the image with Copics and the used the Whimsy Stamps Postmark stamp to add some postmark details. I actually CASED this paper combo and postmark idea from Erin and her beautiful card from last week. The papers are SU! Bella Blue with the Kraft tones. The edges were stitched on the sewing machine. The sketch is from this week's Everybody Art Challenge. I finished off with these gorgeous gardenias and roses from Wild Orchids and some lace ribbon and flat backed pearls.

This card also fits the challenge at:
Just Add Ink: Vintage


Next, I have my card for this week's Stamp Something challenge which is Charmed Somethings. We'd like to see you use charms on your project, you can use a pre-bought one or create your own. Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe Crafts and Nikki has a fabulous selection of charms in her shop!

I just love this fun stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie's so I went with her for my card this week. The image was colored with Copics and then I paper pieced her dress. The papers are BG Eva with the sketch from the challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week. I've distressed the edges and then embellished with pearls, gems, a heart pin, ribbon, flowers, and a dragonfly charm.

This card fits the challenges at:
Pile It On: Spring (I think a frog on the head is a great sign of Spring!)
Totally Gorjuss: Charming

Thanks for stopping on by today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See you all next week!

Happy Stamping,

28 comments:

Jane said...

Stunning cards Denise! love the papers and beautiful colours! enjoy your weekend! hugs, Jane xxx

Erin... said...

Denise these are both fabulous!!! Love that JM card!!! Tilda looks fabulous and I need to get that heart punch!!! Great stitching too!!!
Fun SS card!! Love her paper pieced dress!! So fun and cheery!

Katie said...

2 fabulous cards with lots of super details!
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

Nancy said...

both of your cards are really fun and so cute...aren't those KK stamps jsut the cutest...and that maggie stamp, well I just NEED that...she's jsut adorable!!!! Great cards!!!!

Hugs
Nancy T.

paola said...

Love the just Magnolia card, she is one that i have had my eye on, am waiting for mine, beautiful!
Good luck with the challenge
smiles
Paola

Myrna said...

Very nice coloring job on Tilda. Love your flowers.

Kim Piggott said...

Two totally gorgeous cards Denise!
Beautiful colours and fabulous detail!
hugs
kim x

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, I love these cards. What great flowers.

Barb Hardeman said...

Love that monochromatic look, Denise! You did a beautiful job with the flowers and the heart punched border. Love the lace! Beautiful work...

Deb said...

both fabulous cards, so love how you used the Whimsy postmark to accentuate the edges of the image, looks amazing, will be trying that! The SU paper is so gorgeous, must put that on my list for next month! have a fabulous weekend, hugs Debx

craftymum said...

2 "charming " cards.Thank you for joining us at Tg this week
Love Sarah XXX

Leonie said...

Your Tilda is just gorgeous. Love the monotone colour scheme. and o my loving your Kraftin kimmie stamp too. Your paper piecing is fabbo and love your use of the BG paper.
Hugs Leonie

raindropecho said...

Aahh!! These are adorable!! Wow, look at that paper piecing!

Jodi said...

Wow!! Denise, these are both adorable cards!! I love how you have embellished them so perfectly! Wonderful, Wonderful work!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Christina C. said...

Both of your cards are stunning. I especially love the new image of Tilda with newspapers. Beautiful layout, papers, embellishments and superior coloring on the image.
Love the whimsical image on the second card also.

Cheryl said...

wow 2 stunning cards hun so love the colurs and images fab stitching too hgus cheryl xxxxxxxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful cards, Denise! Beautiful colors and coloring!
hugs!
Sharon

Karen W said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Beautiful cards! Your coloring is gorgeous and the layouts are perfect!

cabio's craft corner said...

Both of your cards are stunning Denise. Lovely coloring and sweet layout designs :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Andy said...

This crazy girl is beautiful, nice card and lovely details. LG Andy

Mina said...

these two are just fabulous Denise...beautiful colouring of course and I love your mix of papers...perfect paper piecing too
Mina xxx

Shirley N said...

Both cards are great Denise! I especially love your vintage one, gorgeous soft colors!

megline said...

Both cards are beautiful.
Hugs, Line

Bev said...

Two stunning cards sweetie, love the muted colours of the magnolia card, so pretty. Gorgeous embellies too x

Leah Renee said...

Wow! i love your colours and layouts!!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love both your cards, Denise. I esp. love the colours on the Magnolia card. You made it look so elegant and beautiful. Hugs!!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet cards!!! love the cute images!! thanks for joining in our challenge-
hugs tina46
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