Friday, May 30, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #49 and two more sketch cards.

Today's Blogger's Challenge was to incorporate animals into you card. I decided to combine it with the challenge on the brand new group I am a part of called Great Swap Girls. The challenge there was to use a layout from the Occasions Mini. So my card uses the layout on page13 of the mini the card with the clock. I made my card into a standard size card though instead of the square because I hat to have brads or anything showing on the inside of the card so I needed one more layer and decided to go full size instead just for a different twist on the layout. Here is the original layout.......


And here is my card. I chose the Happy Hearts Day set for the animal part because it just does not get used enough. So here is my double challenge card.....




I had a real hard time getting a clear picture that showed all the different aspects at once. You will see the details better if you click on the picture to make it bigger. The scallops are 1/2 circle punches that are adhered to the underneath of that layer. There is 1/4 inch score marks on the plain tempting turquoise part. I had fun with this one. If I get a better picture late I will change it -- but you all know how much I hate to do things more than once so the odds are this is it! LOL!

Stamps: Happy Hearts Day and All Holidays
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White card stocks along with the East Coast Prep designer series paper.
Ink: Going Grey and Basic Black
Other: Hodgepodge Hardware, 1/2 inch circle punch, misc bling for flame.



And now take a look at these new cards from this week's
Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #19.


Lori at Inking Aloud

and

Margaeli at Margaeli Inks


Thanks ladies for the wonderful inspiration. Hope everyone has a great weekend!



24 nice people left a comment:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is such an adorable card...I love all the detail in this card. The score lines are awesome. Great job with the challenge.

Maren said...

Adorable!! I love the different colored scalloped edge!

Robin Merriman said...

Such a fun card - love the colors and I really love the elephant - it's one of my favorite images in the catty this year. Great Job!

Claudia said...

What a cute card - love all the details on it!

Chrissy D said...

Super cute! Love the colors and the assorted colored tabs - TFS!

Ida said...

Super Cute - Love the little bling on the flower. Great colors for a very cheery card.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Cute as can be!

Barb Hardeman said...

How adorable! Love all the details you used on this card - especially the circles down the edge. Great challenge card MJ!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Cute! Love the colors, and the cupcake on the trunk is so sweet!

KimberlyG said...

Your card is so adorable Mary Jo! I used Elbert for the challenge too! I just love how you added the cupcake image to him! :D

Nikki Bond said...

What a perfect card! Love the elephant holding the cupcake!!! Tooo cute! {SMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

what a cute card - love how you incorporated all the colors into your scallop edge.

Lori said...

This is so cute! I love the multi-colored scalloped edge and the elephant with the cupcake.

Kathie said...

Mary Jo, what a wonderful use of color! This is so cute and cheerful.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the colors, the "scallops" and that is a "wow" layout!

Beckie said...

Great card! I love all your colors!

amycara said...

Great card, MJ! Love the colored scallops and the elephant holding the cupcake! FANTASTIC!

Connie said...

Love the colors! And this is such a cute set...great job!

Lisa H. said...

super cool! love that cupcake on the elephants trunk! and your colors are so fun, great card.

Regina Cornelius said...

so cute!!! i love that cup cak eon ht eelephant trunk....adorable!

Barbara said...

GREAT job, MJ!! (But then, your cards are ALWAYS amazing!!) It's all about the details....and this card is full of them. Brings the card to a whole new level....it's cute, wonderful, and yes, even extraordinary!!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute!

denise:) said...

Super cute! Love the colors and layout- thanks for playing!!!

Marla said...

Your cards are beautiful! But I especially love to browse your blog and listen to your music! What an uplifting enjoyment! Thank you for the witness!