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Friday, September 16, 2011

A Rose is a Rose


Good morning everyone!!! I hope you have had a great week...mine has been busy with lots of *stuff*. I did get to see The Help which was an awesome movie!! I really want to read the book, now...I have been bookless for a few days and I am really bummed!! Do any of you have a suggestions for good reading?? Anyway....I did a little stamping last night for the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger using one of my favorite Rubbernecker Stamps...Rose #SKU:529-02. Garden Green and Tempting Turquoise markers were used to color the stamp before stamping it on white cardstock. It was then colored with reinkers and an aqua painter. The background is a diecut cut from Garden Green cardstock with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die and it was embossed with the dotted swiss embossing folder.  Sewing was done around the background white layer and it was also embossed with the fleur de lis folder. 

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Four Crafty Chicks - embossing
2. Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - flowers
3. Sweet Stamps  - stitching

For this card I used the Rose image again...it was stamped on patterned paper, cutout with oval Nestabilities, and colored with Copics. The background was created using Rubbernecker's Wild Garden Frame #SKU: 515-03 . It was stamped on the Prism Frosted Orange cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black and glamed up with some lace, a black diecut flourish, gold cording, black pearls, and a corrugated buttefly.

This is for a few challenges:
1. Little Miss Muffet Challenge - things with wings (butterfly)
2. Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes as long as it has a butterfly, angel, or fairy
3. Anything Goes Challenge blog - vintage/shabby chic


 
Aren't these just the cutest little brown eggs evah!!!!! We gather about 5-6 a day now and they are getting bigger. In a couple of weeks we will start feeding the younger hens (Rhode Islend Reds) the special laying feed and then they will start laying eggs. With 35 hens, we should have plenty of eggs to share with family and friends...tooo fun!!

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful Friday!!!!

30 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous floral cards, Joan! Beautifullly put together!!
Wow, those are fabulous eggs...how fun to have the hens laying them and you guys have farm fresh!! I'm jealous! Enjoy!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful cards Joan. Love the die cute you used on that first one too. Both are lovely.
Cutest eggs I've ever seen!
LYnn

Cleota said...

Beautiful cards. The "winged things" is especially pretty. Love the lace with the swirl, twine, and crimped butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Cleota
DT Member

Danni said...

Such wonderful cards! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Barb said...

Hi, Joan. Now that first color combo is not one I would think to put in a home decor, but it is sure beautiful on your card! I love that flower in the middle. Very bright and cheerful. Now the second card, I really love it. Swirls and vintage lace, beautiful centerpiece for the flower. Thanks for stopping by my blog with such a nice comment. As for good books, I just finished "The Peach Keeper" which will keep you glued to the book, and "Lighthousekeeping", brief but captivating. Currently reading "Leeway Cottage", very insightful historical novel about Denmark in WWII. Long comment, I know -- just feeling chatting today! Sending hugs!

Lisa Lara said...

I know that is not what those brown eggs look like when you gather them Joan. Hee Hee. All cleaned up they are beautiful. Tasty. How fun. And you get to be awaken by your own alarm clock. Hee. But they don't seem to know when to stop...and cock a doodle all day! Ha. I love that striking card with the green shape in the bg. Love love the butterfly on your ribbon treatment. I love that....its like he just came and decided to stay on your beautiful creation.

pinky said...

Wow these are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.
Pinky

Linda Palmer said...

Both cards are beautiful Joan! I love how different you did each of them and both are so pretty and colored so beautiful! Hope you are getting the cooler weather finally. We are and it is extreme, down to the 50's here on Fri. and 100 on Tuesday.

Lori said...

Fresh eggs, yumm! Your first card on the Tuesday Trigger is perfect, love the colors. I like your coloring on the rose and the pretty swirls.

Cath said...

Hey Joan! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all the embossing on your first one - thanks for entering it at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards Joan, gorgeous rose image. My favorite is the second card, love the DP.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your cards!!! Loving the second one with the background and the warm colors. OK, the eggs are amazing, how much fun to be able to collect the eggs. Have a great weekend, we are enjoying a wonderful, long thunderstorm right now :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous floral cards- love the die and colors on the first- and love the flower on the 2nd......How fun to have fresh eggs- lucky you! It used to be the highlight of our day growing up when we visited Grandma and she chose us to help her get the eggs from the hen house!

♥ anusch ♥ said...

Tolle Karten.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen
EAC-Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Joan!! I love both of your cards with the rose. One has a summer flare or feel and the other fall. Gorgeous coloring and designs. They are darling eggs. I guess you have enough eggs!!

Hugs,
Chris

Sasha said...

Two beautifully created cards, Joan. Love the embossing and image on your first card, and gorgeous stamped background and colours on your second:)

Those fresh eggs look wonderful!!

Carole of Brum said...

hi Joan, I love your Moxie Fab World trigger cards! I sat looking at the inspiration photo wondering what parts you would pick out - you always seem to include all the main elements somewhere in your card and produce something very recognisable from the photo. Love your tasteful use of the colours here, and also how you used the stamp on your second gorgeous card too.

How exciting to be getting your own eggs now! Or should I say 'eggs-iting' lol. CoB

Kerry said...

Beautiful colours in both cards Joan. I LOVE the embossed background in the first one and the lace and butterfly in the second. Both beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week x

CraftinGranny said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I especially love the vintage card and those gorgeous colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes with this amazing creation. "Hugs" Carol

Rae said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan. Wonderful coloring! I love your work!

Tamie said...

Gorgeous flower and I just love how you incorporated all of the embossing. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGoodness, girl....are you going to have time to stamp with all those eggs being fetched from those hens.......lol!!!!

love both of these....love the bold motif of the first and the vintage romanticism of the second

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous cards Joan!! Love the over-sized die cut on the top one and the gorgeous coloring of the flowers on the second!! TFS! :)

Jennifer Shults said...

These are very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Flutterby Wednesday challenge!

Katja said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us at Little Miss Muffet this week.

Greetings,
Katja (LMM-DT)

Carisa said...

First, WOW, on the eggs!!! That is wayyyy too cool and I wish we lived near you to share in that abundance.

Second, I love your card - it's so pretty and love how you placed your kraft butterfly on your ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet this week! :)

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous cards, just love the orange shades on the vintage card and that lovely little corrugated butterfly. You just completely nailed the card for the inspiration challenge too, what fabulous colours! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes K x

Shirley said...

Your first card is just so elegant and the colors so striking. Your second is so lovely, warm, and beautiful! Love your butterfly!

Shirl said...

Love the stamped image it goes perfectly with the embossing.

Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x