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Thursday, February 19, 2009

2fer Day



Hello everyone!! I got up bright and early to make the Ways To Use It challenge card....the challenge today was to use stripes somewhere on a card. I knew I wanted to use the Sketch Challenge sketch because I didn't have time to stamp yesterday. I also wanted to use the adorable Sorry Charlie image by Clear Dollar Stamps and the cowboy paper by Creative Imaginations. It took me an hour of looking and matching to find the striped paper. I finally looked in my Christmas stash and found the perfect color striped paper from the Wonderland collection by Cosmo Cricket. Charlie was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics. Distressing, sewing, and the twill tape from Taylored Expressions finish it off.




I was playing around with my new Bird on a Branch set yesterday and came up with this card. I have had the paper by Whimsy and Co. for over two years and thought it was about time to use it!! The bird and branch were stamped with Close to Cocoa and the background was sponged with Regal Rose and Bashful Blue. The sweet little Fleurettes were added along with the button. The purple twine and ribbon are from Stamper's Dream.





You really need to check out Michelle's Store...she has lots of new things and her service is fabulous!!! Anyway...


Have a wonderful evening and I will catch you tomorrow!!





13 comments:

Jackie said...

Great cards! I especially like the one with the bird on a branch - did you crochet those flowers yourself? They make wonderful embellishments.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are both gorgeous, Joan! I especially love the light effect you got around the bird on the second card. Wowie! Also LOVE your new blog design with the lace border down the left side...lookin' GOOD!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan he is totally adorable. Love the background horses too. The bird card is beauitful! Love the fabric primas, those are wonderful!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Both styles are great! Completely different but done so well, Joan!

Rose Ann said...

Your little horse is so cute, and I love the layout!!

Your bird is so beautiful, and I love the papers and flowers!! Just gorgeous, Joan!!

Norine said...

Joan Charlie is just the cutest love your design and the other card with the bird is beautiful well see you have your mojo back in full force
Hugs
Norine

JulieA said...

That horse is so cute and the bird card is amazing! I love those crocheted flowers. They're gorgeous and totally finish this card off just right.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Charlie looks great with the dp bg that you created!! Fabulous!! And your bird card is so elegant and beautiful!! Two totally different styles, yet two totally awesome cards!!

Susan (rainy) said...

So cute and beautiful! Love both cards, Joan. Aren't those Fleurettes wonderful!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

I always love coming to your blog Joan!! You are always full of fun creations!! :) That poor horse looks so sad!! He's so darling with those strips and awesome images behind him though!! And the second creation is just gorgeous!! Love the soft pastel on the oval embossed panel!! So pretty!! BTW...your blog looks rockin!! TFS! :)

Danita said...

Both of your cards a beautiful!!! That horse is just too funny.

Your bird on a branch card is sooooo pretty and elegant!!!

Great job with both of those!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors and horses on your sketch card - and the super colors and fun flowers on the 2nd - very nice Joan!

Jerri Kay said...

So beautiful and stunning Joan. My Feedblitz has been out for over a week and I haven't received any feeds. I'm trying to get caught up today.