Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Splitcoast Color Challenge and The Double Dog Dare Challenge

Hello everyone!! It's 12:30PM and I finally finished these two house is a mess and I haven't had a shower but oh, well!!! I even have my cards done for tomorrow's Belli Challenge and the Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge...Whooho!!!
So now I have no excuse for not getting busy on my Christmas is the day!!!

The colors for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast today are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and Basic Gray. We could add a little not Quite Navy if we wanted to be brave. No NQN for me....not brave today!! Thanks, Emily for a great challenge!!
I stamped the Taylored Expression's adorable cupcake from her wonderful Home Sweet Home set with Memento Black and colored him with copics. I used a glue pen to go around the cupcakes face and the scarf and hat band and then dusted with Dazzling Diamonds. The snowflake stamp in the background from a retired SU set called Bundle Up, was stamped with Versamerk and embossed with white ep. A white gel pen was used to draw the snow.
The sentiment was stamped with Basic Gray ink, punched out with an oval punch, layered on a punched Basic Gray oval and attached with dimensionals. The Green Swirl Glitter Paper is from K&Co. and the Stampin Up! ribbon is the finishing touch.

The close up shows all the sparkle!!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, K&Co. dp, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Oval Punch, Horizontal Punch, White ep, White Gel Pen

This is for the Double Dog Dare Challenge I do each week with a wonderful group of SCS friends. This weeks hostess is Anne (jdmommy) and her challenge to us is to make a New Years card with some glitz and glam. Wouldn't ya know I don't have a single New Year's stamp but I did find this festive Stamps Happen, Inc. stamp called Mixed Coctails. I stamped the image with Memento Black and colored with copics. Dazzling Diamonds was added to the glass stems and a little on the rims. The sentiment from Stampabilities was stamped onto the chipboard piece with Memento Black and the chipboard was colored with a copic to match the background of the image.

The background papers are from Basic Grey's Gypsy and Ambrosia paper pads.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great Tuesday!!! I am off to shower and then hunker down to finish my Christmas cards....may the force be with me!!!
Stamps: Stamp Happens, Stampabilities
Paper: Whisper White, Black, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey Gypsy and Amprosia
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Copics, Chipboard, Ribbon, Dimensionals


Christi Flores said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! I'm proud that I actually have my Belli challenge card done on time too! Woot! Can't wait to see yours!!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Joan!!! Both cards are fabulous. You colored with copics?!?!! Looks fantastic. How are you liking those,btw? Lovely work!!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Holy cow woman! Look at your coloring on those glasses! They look YUMMY! and I do love your cute little cupcake guy a lot! :)

Jacquel said...

Wow! Both your cards are awesome Joan!!! I love the color challenge card the best...I think it's just beautiful!!!

Catherine said...

Joan, both of your cards are just gorgeous. And stamping is more important than taking a shower...LOL!

Broni said...

2 more gorgeous cards, Joan! I love the snowman with all his glitz and I just want to dive into those drinks on the second one!

Rose Ann said...

Your cupcake card is so cute, and way to incorporate the color challenge in there!! I love your delish drinks card as well!! Great cards, Joan!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh Joan...your snowman cupcake card is precious!! Love all the sparkle!! And your coloring on those martini glasses is fabulous!! WOW!! Love the colors!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! Love, love, love the way you've colored those martinis Joan!

Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS card Joan! I love your take on these challenges. Great work!

ribenaruby said...

Great green swirly paper used on this xmas card and the little cupcake is so cute!