Friday, April 30, 2010

A Couple of Sketches

Happy Friday!

Sorry I didn't share a creation yesterday, my son stayed home sick from school and was diagnosed with Strep again and so all my plans went right out the window! He's feeling better today, but boy and am I happy it's FRIDAY! What a week! Very much looking forward to the weekend. Tomorrow I'm heading out with the girls to a local scrap book convention. Hopefully we'll find lots of great deals!

I have two cards to share today. First is my Stamp Something card which is also a birthday card for my hubby. His birthday was yesterday and you should have seen the cake I made....I can handle making cards just fine, but cakes, not so much! It tasted much better than it looked!

Our challenge at SS this week is a sketch created by yours truly. You can flip it, rotate it, and embellish it however you like, but please make sure we can still see the sketch on your creation. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and we have a $20 gift certificate for one lucky player!

For my card I went with some fun and funky Lime Rickey BG papers and aqua and navy card stock. The image is Gift Horse from the Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection and it's been colored with Copics. I've stitched all the paper edges on the sewing machine and then embellished with buttons, hemp twine, a piece of ribbon, and some brads. The sentiment is from Snippet Set 1 available at Whimsy Stamps.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Creative Cottage: Circles (I have buttons and brads)
Stamptacular Sunday: Sew Special
Sundays with Crissy: Dots (I have dots on the paper and I doodled dots on the happy birthday sentiment)
Cute Card Thursday: Make Your Own (I made my own paper with a birthday stamp)

Next, I have my card for Just Magnolia and this week we also have a sketch challenge for you. Our super talented Bev has created this sketch and I know you will have fun using it! As always, please use a Magnolia image when playing along. And, just a friendly reminder that your creation must be NEW and it must include our challenge theme/sketch to be eligible for prizes. 

I recently ordered a few new Magnolia stamps and to my delight and surprise they arrived on Tuesday, so I just had to ink one up for this challenge. This is Tilda Blowing Bubbles! I used some MME papers and stamped on some postmarks from the Whimsy Circle Postmarks set. The edges have been stitched on the sewing machine. The card stock is chocolate and sky from SU!. I've embellished with lace ribbons, gardenia and cherry blossom flowers, and some Stickles.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Deb's Creations: Girlie Cards
Charisma Cardz: Girly with Flowers
Lili of the Valley: Summer Themed Cards

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping,


Random Acts of Krafting said...

Fantastic! They are both adorable, one is bold and bright, the other soft and pastelle.


Crissy Armstrong said...

Cute and fun cards, Denise! That new Tilda is so gorgeous! Wonderful colouring on both of the images!
Thanks so much for playing in my second challenge at Sundays With Crissy!!! Hugs!

Crystal said...

Denise both of these are soooooo wonderful sweetie! Oh my word love these sketches and your stitching..........GORGEOUS!!!! AWESOME cards girl!!! hugs!

Debbie said...

2 Beautiful cards Denise,Love your choice of DP for the Gift Horse,Have a fab weekend,Hugs Debbie x

Erin... said...

Holy crap that Mag card is gorgeous!!! love the colors and sparkles and paper and just WOW! Your SS card is so bright and fun!!! great colors and I love that image!

Deb said...

Happy belated birthday to Kevin, I was just fancying some cake this morning with my coffee too! Hope Connor recovers quickly, this strep business has been awful this year! So love both cards, the gift horse is so perfect for male cards, I love him! So love this Tilda too, she is so sweet and your stitching is fabulous!
Enjoy that summer sunshine this weekend, we will be having more snow uggghh! hugs Debx

carlz said...

Hiya Hun! what a beautiful set of cards! both are absolutly stunning! thanks ever so much for joining us at Charisma and at Stamptacular!good luck! hugs carlyann xxx

Deb Mitchell said...

Gorgeous cards Denise, I love viewing all your cards- so pretty & detailed! Thankyou for taking part in the Challenge at Deb's Creations & fingers crossed for you

Alex said...

Sorry to hear your son is sick, not a great way to end the week!! Your cards are fabulous Denise, I love that horse, just pure fun!! That second card is gorgeous, love the sparkle!! Have fun with the girls tomorrow!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Adria Slauterbeck said...

you make me wish that i had a sewing machine and that I knew how to sew!

These are very gorgeous cards. I really like them both but the horse is my fav! The colors are so bright and the buttons are fun.
Thanks for joining us atStamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Kim Piggott said...

Tow totally fabulous cards Denise!
Love your colours and beautiful designs!
So sorry about your son I hope he recovers soon.
kim x

Becky said...

What beautiful cards Denise!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Totally gorgeous Tilda card Denise :o)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are darling Denise!! Love the party horse!! Great card for your hubby!! The Tilda image is just darling. Love the lace sparkle and darling image!! Great stitching!!!

Tracy said...

beautiful cards Denise, the horse image is great! Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. hugs Tracy x

Jo said...

Two fabulous cards Denise. Love the vibrant and fun and the Magnolia one is so pretty and delicate...great work!

Diane said...

Hope your son is better!
Those cards are beautiful as alwyas!!!
Love the new Tilda,precious image!

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Denise! Love all that sparkle on Tilda, and your coloring is gorgeous! Hugs, Cami

Teri said...

Lovely cards hun! The first one is so bright and jazzy - fab.
Thanks for sharing with us at The Creative Cottage this week.
Teri x

Allison said...

lovely and cute
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Christy said...

What gorgeous cards :) :) :)

karine said...

Hi Denise ,
this is my first time here and i really like your cards !!
i'll be back ;-)
greets karine

Donna said...

Fatnastic card, love the buttons & brads! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Petra said...

I really love this card!

Annie said...

such cute cards! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Pop's Cards said...

Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

Love the first one to honey so sweet, hugs x