Friday, February 25, 2011

A Sketch and A Flower Recipe

Hi All and Happy Friday!

Sorry I was MIA all week. The kids are home on winter break and between house stuff and work, I haven't had much time for crafting. Hope you've had a great week!

Today is new challenge at Just Magnolia and at Stamp Something. First up is my card for Stamp Something which is also a project for the new Elisabeth Bell's Challenge for February. The challenge at SS is to use flowers and lots of them if you like and then the EB monthly challenge is to make a recipe card.

For my project I've created an easel card with the recipe on the inside and I've used a WOJ image of Willow with her cookies to fit the recipe theme. The papers are from DCWV from the Sweet Stack and also fit the theme. The edges were stitched on the sewing machine. I colored the image with Copics and added some pearls to the corners. I've embellished with ribbon and flowers and added a tab with a sentiment from the Whimsy Birthday Letter Seals set.

Here is the inside of the card, which has the recipe for a chocolate cake. Yummy!

This card also fits at:
Do You Stack Up?  -Anything Goes
Paper Romance  - Anything goes
Rubber Cafe  - Fun Folds
Southern Girls - Brads, gems or dewdrops
Stampin' B's - Use a flower
Next is my card for JM and this week we have a fab sketch by our Mina! To see the sketch pop over to the JM blog and check out the sketch and all the fun DT samples. Remember to use a Magnolia or Hanglar and Stanglar image on your creation to be eligible for the prize. 

I went for a birthday theme with this card and used some fun My Minds Eye papers called Fine and Dandy! Love them! I've stitched the edges and then added some ribbons and a button and twine. The image was colored with Copics, cut out and adhered to a embossed circle. I've embellished with balloons that I created with the Whimsy Shapeology Balloon Die Set and some papers and twine. The sentiment is from the Balloon Sentiment set which coordinates with the die.

This card fits at:
Guylou's Inimitability  -anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey  - anything goes
Paper Play  – Get Sentimental
Samuel Taylor's Challenge  - use Copic or Promarkers
Shelly's Images - Ribbon

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And if you are up for a challenge, join us over at JM, SS, or EB's world challenge!


Rach said...

two beautiful cards hun, gorgeous papers and details. love how you have added the recipe to the inside of your card. a brilliant idea.xx

Crystal said...

These are absolutely FABULOUS Denise, WOW I LOVE the inside of the first creation with a recipe, how creative and such a fun idea!!! Both cards look amazing sweetie!! Big HUGS!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Yummy cards! I love the cake recipe and the paper pieced balloons. Your sewing is fantastic.


tiggertastic said...

both of your makes are such lovely candy pink colours amazing layout too

Sarah x

Deb said...

beautiful card Denise, so love the recipe card, such a sweet idea! hope you all enjoyed the week! hugs Debx

Miranda said...

both cards are gorgeous Denise, lovely details everywhere
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Judy Rozema said...

Both are wonderful creations - love the recipe idea. Lovely pink too! Thanks for sharing at Paper Romance!

Tracey said...

These are stunning cards Denise!! Just gorgeous!! xx

Kristine Reynolds said...

what a great idea for a recipie card. I love it!

Thanks for joining the "Fun Fold" challenge at The Rubber Cafe this week!


Sandra P said...

Beautiful cards, awesome papers, fab coloring! All around perfect :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Peggysue said...

Beautiful cards Denise! I love the pinks and blues on both of them. Super job on both of them. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Anything Goes challenge & hope to see you again!

Donna said...

Two fabulous cards Denise, and I love the idea of the recipe inside the card and what a yummy recipe it is too, always love Chocolate cake. Thanks for playing along with PR this week.
Donna xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love easel cards! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at Shelly's Images for our ribbon challenge.

WencheP said...

It's so sweet! Adorable image, lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Stephanie said...

Two wonderful creations. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Kim Kelley said...

Both card are just so sweet! Thanks for entering at GI's challenge

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Denise, your creations are so gorgeous hun!! LOVE the pretty colors and designs!! Both are too cute!! :) HUGS

sue said...

Both are gorgeous!! But i love the idea of the recipe and love all the stitching. Thanks for joining in at Southern Girls Challenge :)

uksharon said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic detail
Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

sammi said...

Awesome creations! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Shelly's Images in our ribbon challenge.