Monday, June 1, 2009

Two Challenge cards for today

Hi -

I played today :) I finished two challenge cards (and I'm a pretty slow card maker). AND one of my cards is a two-fer (I completed two challenges with one card :) That doesn't happen very often for me!

This first card is for the House-Mouse challenge of making an Anniversary or Wedding card. This one is for some friends of ours who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this weekend. I also used the Weekend Sketch Challenge sketch.

Stamps: Sunflower Smooch - Stampabilites, Anniversary Birds - VerveVisual
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Chalk inks - creamy brown, chestnut roan
Paper: Chatterbox
Other: Dew Drops - sunflower, ribbon, glitter, charm, prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits

This next card was made for the MOJO89 challenge. I love sketch challenges. I love all challenges, but the sketch ones just draw me in. I love seeing all the different interpretations of the sketches too. This is my take on this fun sketch.

Stamps: Beautiful You - VerveVisual, Clear Butterflies - MS
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, chalk ink - creamy brown
Paper: Basic Grey - wisteria
Other: Nesties - Labels One, pop dots, primas, pearls, glitter, May Arts ribbon, prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits

Our quote for the day: "Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you." - William James

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to 'see' you again tomorrow :)


Leigh said...

Aaaaawww aren't those mice cute? Love the cards.

Teresa said...

What a cute HM card. Very creative use of that stamp. love all your little details.

Lynette Neus said...

Two beauties, Jeanette! I love the shimmer you add to your cards. I always love your coloring, too. And I really like the sponging on your sentiment panel.mos

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This image is perfect for the HM challenge. Your coloring is sensational. The sunflower looks real. I love the second one. Those are harder cards to create for me... I really like the quote at the end of your post. I needed that today...Super job.

Wendy said...

Both of these cards are so pretty. You're so good!

stampmonkey said...

Wonderful cards, Jeanette! Darling anniversary card (40 years -wow!), and your Beautiful You card is so elegant.

Rica said...

Two fabulous cards Jeanette. What a great sentiment to go with that adorable image. Love the colours and papers you've chosen.
Thanks for playing along at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

America said...

What a sweet and awesome HM card for this challenge! That second card is sunning in thoxze colors and details too. :)

Maria Matter said...

These are beautiful Jeanette!
Absolutely love those mice, your coloring is awesome!
You have such a lovely blog filled with many inspirational creations!
Blessings, Maria

Patricia Rose said...

super cute Anniversary card, Jeannette. love the sweet image and sentiment. fabulous colouring. wonderful design..
Thanks for joining us at HM&F.
love your second card as well.
Hugs... Pat Rose