Friday, May 28, 2010

Hot or Spicy Recipe


Happy Friday! This week has been crazy busy, so I am THRILLED that the weekend is almost here. It's a long weekend here in the States too as we celebrate Memorial Day. Looking forward to 3 days off! Hope you have a great weekend and some fun things planned!

Today I have 2 cards to share with you. One for Just Magnolia and the other for Stamp Something. But before I get to those, I want to announce the winner of my Stamp Something blog hop candy. Thanks to all who entered and hopped with us for the past week. We appreciate all the support and continued participation in the challenges. I also wanted to say a HUGE thanks to my partner in crime, Erin for all the fun we've had these past 2 years! It's been a great ride and I'm happy that we've shared it together! Hugs!

The winner of my prize, as chosen by is...
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-05-27 23:20:54 UTC

That would be #80 - Kona Jamie
Congrats Jaime! Please contact me with your mailing info and I'll get that out to you ASAP!

Now for some cards...
Our challenge this week at Just Magnolia is Hot or Spicy. We'd like you to interpret this in your own way, but some ideas are hot colors, summery colors/images, spicy colors/images, etc. Please remember to use a Magnolia image to qualify for the blog candy prize.

I decided to go with hot and used some summery colors and papers. I love this sweet image and I thought she would be perfect in purple. So I've colored her with Copics and then added some Stickles accents. The papers are BG Koishi in pretty purples and greens with a floral design, which I think is great for a summery feel. I've used the sketch from Stamp with Fun. The edges have been punched with a SU! border punch and I've embellished with ribbon, pearls, cherry blossoms, and a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.

This card also fits the challenge at:
Your Next Stamp: Use a border punch

And now I have my card for Stamp Something. This week we have a fun recipe challenge for you and it fits our month long birthday theme too. We'd like to see you use designer paper, ribbon, a bow, and a tag. Kind of like wrapping a present!

I got this sweet stamp from my friend Janna for my birthday and thought she would be perfect for this challenge. I was inspired by Dena's card over at Colour Create and decided to use the Colour Create challenge too. The challenge was soft green and light aqua, so pretty aren't they! And this BG Koishi paper was a perfect match for the challenge too. I've used the sketch from Lili of the Valley and embellished it a bit. I've also done some dry embossing on the white layer behind the image and on the top half of the card. I've embellished with stitched edges, sticky gems, ribbon/bow, cherry blossoms, roses and a tag sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Charisma Cardz: Circles
Delightful Challenges: Texture
Quixotic Challenges: Emboss It

Well, thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend! Be sure to check back here on Tuesday for a new Whimsy Stamps Digital Stamp release! Lots of fun new images and sentiments will be available at Noon EST!

Until then....

Happy Stamping,


Marley said...

Wow beautiful cards Denise!! hugs xx Marley

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Denise these are just so fabulous!
I love your sweet images and your papers and details are so gorgeous!
Wonderful cards have a great weekend!
kim x

Crystal said...

Denise these are BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous cards and I LOVE the colors you used...Those images are sweet and your layouts and embellies are fab!!!!! Have a wonderful Holiday weekend sweetie!

Karen said...

Lovely card Denise, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Dena said...

Ahhhh! Denise both of your cards are amazing!!! Love, love the CC Designs one. Those little critters are adorable and you did a fantastic job with the colors for Colour Create.
Have a super Memorial Day weekend!!
Hugs, Dena

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Denise,i love your images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful cards!!

Tracey said...

These are both gorgeous Denise! I love your cards!! xx

Farm Girl said...

Just beautiful Denise! Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches

Crissy Armstrong said...

I adore these colours Denise! So pretty! Gorgeous papers and such a cute stamp too!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Meant to comment on both cards, oops! The other comment was for the Stamp Something card. Now for the Magnolia...
She is SO pretty Denise. I love the purples and soft greens together. Another lovely layout too!

tiggertastic said...

such amazing cards, i adore the first one, so pretty in the colours you have used.

hope you are having a enjoyable bank holiday weekend, sarah x

Pop's Cards said...

I love the image that you have chosen, a great job with Bev's sketch, thanks for joining us at Lilli of the Valley this time, big hugs Pops x

I adore the colours on the second one she is just fab and the tag is perfect with her x x x

Anonymous said...

Your cards are simply stunning. I love them all. Each one is beautifully colored and put together. Thanks for sharing your talent.
~Pam L.

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Beautifull cards Denise as always. :)) Love it. Thanks for jouing DS.


Lisa Foster said...

These are both fabulous, Denise! Love your work! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Denise, what an adorable card. I am in love with that paisley texture - I need that one NOW! Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining us over at Delightful Sketches. Good luck and I hope to see your creativity again!

Maureen said...

Wow - these are both gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp Challenges!

Unknown said...

Great card, unfortunately the rules on LOTV have changed from this week and to be in the running for the prize draw you must use a LOTV stamp. x