Monday, March 23, 2009

I Like Challenges That Aren't Challenges!

I like challenges that aren't challenges! But then are they really a challenge? :)
For both of my design teams today we had challenges that really were challenging to me.

First up is my House Mouse card for the weekly challenge at House Mouse & Friends. We invite you to join in today and make a "shape card"! Any shape but a rectangle or square will do! I thought about hearts, and circles, but wanted to do something that was a little different. I had this darling Monica With Blankey stamp and decided to make a baby onesie card.
I used a circle punch for the neckline and leg holes, and then freely cut the sides and sleeves. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the sleeve designs, and scored a fold at the bottom before I added my pink eyelet "snaps." Monica is stamped in Palette Noir Black and watercolored with Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray ink. A small Prima and a pearl and this standard-sized A2 baby card is ready to send!

Next is the challenge over at DRS Designs. This week the Design Team was asked to make a one-layer card. Definitely not my forte! I am getting into the spring mode, however, and wanted to use these little sheep so I gave it a go!

I scored two lines perpendicular to each other with my Scor-Pal, and then stamped the sheep in Palette Noir Black in the opposite corner. They are standing in a Pink Pirouette field, and colored with Copic C-1 on their hooves, horns, and faces. The flowers are by Hero Arts, with Martha Stewart providing the branches. Here is a close-up of the little silver charm, by Charm Me, which says "The Lord be with you." It is so shiny that it's hard to get a decent picture that isn't so "black" on the charm.


Be sure to check out what the other design team members at each site have done! Play along! Thanks for stopping by today!

20 comments:

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Your little Onsie card is adorable, lovely detail on it! The other card is gorgeous, flowers and leaves are so pretty and I love the charm!
You met both challenges perfectly!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How cute are these!!! I love that first one with HM and I love the sheep with those beautiful arrangement of flowers!! So nicely put together and you nailed the one layer challenge!! :) Great job Judy!!

Jennifer E. said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! I really like the flowers you added to your DRS Designs card. Such a Springy touch and perfect with the lambs!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your onsies is darling, the one layer is great. I like that you used different colors for the sprigs, might have to give that a try myself. hee hee Great cards.

Sandra said...

Great cards. Especially the HM: it's adorable :-)

Jessica G. said...

Such a sweet HM card; I love that template! Adorable sheep card, too. Great combination of elements for your corner accent!

Becky said...

If this HM card is not the cutest thing I have seen, awesome.

Larissa said...

So cute! Love the embossed buttons on the house mouse card.

Hugs,
Larissa

Rica said...

Two fab cards but Oh how I love that gorgeous 'romper suit' template, so cute and perfect for Monica & her little blanket.
hugs Heather xx

scrappyyankee said...

OMG! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the onesie,and the flower arrangement on the second card is awesome.

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable, Judy! The onesie is so perfect for that stamp, and I love your one-layer card! Impressive!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

That onsie is just the cutest Judy! Love the image with that shape. And the eyelets are just the perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

Your onsie is just adorable! Your one layer is perfect for spring.
cindyb

Nancy said...

Two great cards! Love the HM image on that little Onsie!

Jane Wetzel said...

Awesome HM card Jude!!! Love that charm on the next card too!!! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Awesome Onesie card Judy!!! Love the colors, the shape, and your coloring! Adorable!! I am with Jane on the charm! Love it!! Great job on the challenges!

Janneke said...

Cute dress ;)

and that other card is also pretty :D

Grace said...

Wow Judy... these are both adorable! The onsie is too cute!!! Love all the little details and of course the hm image! The other one is so sweet! I love the colors you used! Pretty flowers and greenery in pinks and yellows... so soft! Great job on both!

Elizabeth said...

Judy, both of these cards a so adorable!

Lori Barnett said...

I finally got a chance to blog hop and check out some HM Challenges. MAN this week has gone fast! SUPER CUTE MY FRIEND!!! You always have such wonderful things to share. {{HUGS}}