Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Two Challenge cards for today....

Hi!! We have had the most beautiful weather here for the last couple of days....yesterday it was 61 degrees!!!!!! Today it's colder and the wind is blowing like crazy, but the craziest part is that Friday we are supposed to get 5-6" of snow! I know it's February in Iowa and I should just be thankful for those couple of days of thaw out weather, and I am thankful for those!

Today's cards were both made for challenges. This first one is for the House Mouse Challenge. I love the house mouse images and you can find many of them at 2RedBananas. If you are looking for a particular image you can email us and we might be able to order it.

Anyway, the challenge was to make a tall and thin card. I usually stick to the regular 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 so this was FUN! I used 3 different papers from Imaginisce, the Twitterpated line. The two HM images are "Morning Kick Start" and "Live Love Laugh". I stamped the mouse twice so I could pop-dot his head on top of the image so it looks like he's hanging over the edge of the cup.

This size card was hard to get a close-up picture onto the blog, but if you click on it, you'll get a better view. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and then painted over the cup with Wintergreen Blingz, it really sparkles :) I added Prima hydrangea blossoms and a brad that mimics the orange with white polka dot paper. Then I added some velvety ric rac to the top strip of paper. I really enjoyed this challenge and will definitely be making some more cards this size.

Check out the House Mouse Challenges, they start a new one every Monday and some weeks they have prizes, be sure to check out the one starting Feb. 16th ;)

Also if you haven't been to Jami's blog lately, go take a look, it has something to do with the House Mouse Challenges and congratulations are in order!!!!! :)


This next card was made for the SCS Color Combo challenge, the colors were pink pirouette or pretty in pink, perfect plum and kiwi kiss or old olive. I don't have many Stampin Up colors, but they don't care, they just say to choose something close. This is what I came up with. I love that I've been getting to use some of my old papers that I still love. These two dp's are from Daisy D's. I used olive cardstock and the stamp is from Stampendous. The ribbon and the charm are from my stash and I don't know who made them, sorry!
Have I convinced you that challenges are fun yet??? They make me very productive :)

Our quote for the day: "Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talent and accomplishments." - Kelty

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

10 comments:

Danni said...

These are both so nice but I love the second one, such pretty colors!

Maraya said...

Jeanette, you do get a lot done with the challenges! I'm still working on the one project for a challenge this week. I don't think I could tackle 2 in a day. Both cards are great!

Teresa said...

Very nice cards. The sympathy one is perfect.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love that mouse card with the spring colors and coordinating brad!! Your second card is so sweet...love the sentiment stamped onto the DP and the soft colors are so perfect with that stamp!!

Jean said...

Jeanette, both of these cards are so pretty and soft. Such a cute little HM image and I can imagine how much the mug shimmers IRL!!

Lynette said...

Awesome, Jeanette! Very cute (the first one) and beautiful (the second one.) Wonderful cards, as always.

Wendy said...

Both of these cards are so great. I have always liked your stuff, Jeanette. It's always so clean and well-put together. When are you going to start collaging again?

ant me. said...

Your cards are wonderful!! I am new to the House Mouse Challenge and I am having a great time visiting all my fellow HM lover's blogs. You do such nice work!!

Thank you for sharing : ) Patti in Wisconsin

http://myanthill.blogspot.com/

Sassy Crafts said...

Super card. Love the fresh colours you used. x

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful job on your challenge cards, Jeanette! Your sympathy card is perfect for such an occasion (those ones are always tough to make), and your tall and thin card is super cute! I love those colors together (reminds me of a favorite dress I wore A LOT in 5th grade -lol).