Friday, May 21, 2010

A Sketch and 2 of Something

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Happy Friday All!

Hope you've had a great week! Last night we posted our Stamp Something blog hop, so if you missed that, be sure to check it out! There are lots of sweet treats up for grabs! If you'd like to enter for my candy, please click HERE!

Today I have my Stamp Something and Just Magnolia challenge cards to share with you. First, I'll share my Stamp Something card. Our challenge this week is "2 of Something," since we're celebrating our 2 year anniversary, we figured this theme would be appropriate. You can get creative with this one, but here are some ideas...2 images, 2 papers, 2 embellishments, etc.

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Karen's Doodles. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to get an image from her for this one, so I've used the new Party Pony stamp from Whimsy Stamps. This stamp worked great for the theme too since there are 2 balloons in the image.

I used some new BG Capella papers and colored the image to match. My card is fairly simple and very girlie. For my 2 of something, I've also used 2 lace borders both punched 2 times, 2 cherry blossoms each with 2 roses and 2 leaf punch accents, and then of course the 2 balloons in the image, which I've already mentioned. I also accented with some distressed inks and stickles. We have more birthdays soon, so this card will be perfect.

This card also fits the challenges at:
KL Stampin: show animals some love
CRAFT Challenge: Birthdays
Creative Inspirations: Card for a Child
Going Grey Challenge: Child Theme

Next is my card for Just Magnolia and this week we have a fun sketch designed by our talented Jane! Please remember to pair this sketch with a Magnolia image to be eligible for the prize.

Ann was kind enough to send me some stamped images for my birthday and this was one of them. I just adore this Ballerina Tilda! I've colored her in blues to match my Capella papers. I can't get enough of these pretty papers! I've used Jane's sketch but flipped it to fit my image. I've stitched the edges of my papers with the sewing machine and then embellished with ribbon, metal ribbon slide, brads, and some flowers and stickles. On a personal note, this card is for my sister who will be doing her first ballet recital since stopping a few years ago to have her daughter! Good luck Allie!

This card also fits the challenges at:
Crafty Creations: Encouragement/Celebrations
Stampavie and More: Flower Power
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Get Personal

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Hope you'll join in our challenges this week! Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping,


Crystal said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Denise, Oh my I LOVE the soft colors you used with the party horse...STUNNING!!! And your Tilda card is simply adorable!!! Great work sweetie, enjoy your Friday!

Pam said...

I love the soft colors of your Just Magnolia card! It is so elegant!
Hugs to you,

Riet said...

Ohhh Denise-Lynn,so beautiful,i love your images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

NGCARDS said...

Lovely work hun. Thank you for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge blog! xxx

Deb said...

your cards are beautiful Denise, both using very sweet images, I am tempted to get this ballerina, good luck to your sister! have a fab fun weekend! hugs Debx

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards. I love the soft look of them. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Faye said...

Denise, you are a naughty girl, I can't see anything personal on your cards, or am I being dumb?! That said, they are both beautiful and I love'em. Thank you so much for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

Kiki said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but the one with the dancing Tilda is my favourite.

Thanks for joining us at SAM this week.

Hugs, Kiki

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your lovely work! Good luck!!

Greetings, Saskia
(Guest Designer)

Jayne Hayward said...

A beautifully coloured card. Love the dp and you have used one of my favourite Tilda images. But where is the personalization - tut tut!

Thanks for joining in with us on Sweet Stampin.

Jayne xx

Eiglas said...

Both of those cards are so beautiful Denise - you should be very proud of your work - it's lovely!
Thank you so much for coming over to C.R.A.F.T to play this week!

Anonymous said...

Two beautifully colored cards. Denise both of these cards are just gorgeous.
Pam L.

Basement Stamper said...

both cards are gorgeous!!! Love how soft they look with the subtle colors! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Kelly L said...

Ooh, this is beautiful!! Wonderful flowers, beautiful colors, glitter, etc. Thanks for playing with us at KL Stampin N Scrappin. Hugs, Kelly

Alex said...

two absolutely beautiful cards Denise, WOW!! I love those horses, you always make them look stunning, and your Tilda card is AMAZING!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Trimgym said...

Great card for our blogaversary at CRAFT Challenge, thank you for joining us and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Anne said...

Both your cards is beautiful with the soft colors!

Hugs, Anne

Kristen said...

Gorgeous cards!!!! Thanks for playing with going Grey with scrap-Creations,!

Rose said...

Gorgeous cards!

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T for our birthday challenge and good luck.

Rose xx

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our special Birthday/Celebration challenge! Lovely project - Good luck in the draw....Cheers Claire x

Magda said...

Beautiful card. Great image and colours.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge.
Magda :)

andrea said...

thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. for our birthday