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Friday, November 12, 2010

Owls and Reindeers..it's a Critter Friday!!

Good morning!!! I had a great afternoon yesterday...finally got caught up on some of my favorite challenges!!! My first card features the sketch from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC99) and the colors are for Mona's CR84FN3 Color Challenge to use pink and green.
The adorable little owls were made with the Stampin Up! owl punch...I just loooove that punch!!!! The background paper is from Heidi Grace Designs and I used scraps for the owls. The cardstock is Papertrey's Lavender Moon (it is a blue tinted pink) and the sentiment is from Penny Black. The rhinestones, sewing, and the button with the ribbon bow finish it off.
This is for the Color Throwdown #118 to use Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, and Kraft. I didn't have Cherry Cobbler so I used Riding Hood Red. The deer image from Taylored Expressions Sparkle and Cheer was stamped with Soft Suede and the snowflakes from TE's Winter Wonderland were stamped with Riding Hood Red. The edge was scalloped using an EK success scalloped border punch and the gold pearls and ribbon were added for a little glam.

I may use this design for my Christmas Cards except I'll have to use gold glitter stickers and a flat ribbon without a bow so they can be mailed without extra postage!!

Have a great day and I hope it includes a little stamping!!!

14 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! Those owls are adorable! I NEED that punch now...hehe! CUTE card Joan!
Your holiday card is gorgeous! Love the simple layout to showcase the beautiful stamp and ribbon!!!! Think I need to CASE that! TFS!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

These are so pretty! I love the owl punch as well, need to pull it out. The little owls looks so great with that DP, bright and cheerful. Love the your reindeer card, with that ribbon so classic. Have a great weekend.

Crystal said...

Oh WOW these are FANTASTIC Joan, Those owls are sooo cute, and what sweet colors and layout..I also adore that yummy ribbon on the second card!

Broni said...

Critter day! I love it! Those pink and green owls are way too cute and your reindeer card is elegant and beautiful! That's got to be my most favorite May Arts ribbon ever!!!

Becky said...

Both of these are lovely Joan, love those owls they are a hoot.. :)

*Vicki* said...

Joan!! Your creations are stunning today dear!! I love the colors on the owl card..and the second one has the most yummy bow I've seen!! TFS! HUGS

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are fabulous Joan! I love the little owls - too cute! Your reindeer card is so elegant looking - love how you added the silver balls! Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

One4Joy said...

looks like you had fun and wee productive yesterday, Joan! Neat owlie card with the MTSC sketch...what fun paper. And the reindeer card, love the punched panel and that gorgeous gingham ribbon...gingham can be gorgeous, right???

Happy Wknd...

JulieA said...

Beautiful cards, Joan! Your owl friends are so adorable. That punch really grows on you! It's so fun to play with those little critters. And your reindeer card is gorgeous! Love that beautiful bow. Too bad they cause extra postage.
Hugs,
Julie
p.s. I highly recommend the Cherry Cobbler. Once you use it, you won't want to use any other red! :D

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Both of your cards are adorable and gorgeous! Love them!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How adorable your pink and lime owls are. Fun patterned paper too.

Love the dashing reindeer. Very warm and elegant but at the same time, rustic. Nice.

Tammy said...

Love both of these cards but the owls are exceptional. Love lime and pink, always pretty.

Laura Pryor said...

Love love love both cards! Your Color Throwdown card is exceptionally pretty! Love the stamps you chose to work with for this color combo. Your bow is gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Joanne (jojot) said...

such soft, sweet colors on the owl card....and the second is a fab, classic holiday card