Friday, 4 March 2011

Whiff of Joy Challenges and one for Sugar Nellie

Morning!! TGIF!! It's a chilly one here today. Freezing fog is so pretty to look at though :)

This fortnight the challenge over on Whiff of Joy Challenges is Blooms & Buttons. The DT have some stunning samples up which inspired me to enter.

My image is from the new releases, and she's called Spring Leap. She really does give the feeling of Spring.  I've coloured her using copic sketch markers and then used circle nesties trimming around the feet first.

My papers are Basic Grey Origins, matted with Ivory Linen card. The border has been done using Martha Stewart's Antique Lace punch. To embellish I used Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Prima bling and buttons from my stash.

Challenges -
iCopic Colour Challenge -  Cream, Green & Lime
4 Crafty Chicks - faux or real stitching
Cute Card Thursday - signs of Spring
Delightful Challenges - welcome Spring
Sassy Studio Designs - use green as your main colour
Shelly's Images - Layers, Layers - LOTS of Layers (use at least 3 layers)
Colour Create - take 3 fruit colours from the inspirational picture
Fab 'n' Funky - spring
Bunny Zoe Challenge - Spring Flowers

This next card is one I made for the Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge - Mint Choc Chip. It's not often I have an excuse to ink up my Gorjuss girls so I am loving the SN challenges right now.

The papers are Graphic 45 Steampunk and I've girlified them to within an inch of their life.. as you do :). 

LOVE the trims, must get more!! Again, to embellish - Wild Orchid flowers, Prima pearls and natural lace.

Challenges -
Do You Stack Up? - use anything with green in it
Rubber Cafe - faux or real stitching
Stamp Insanity - lots of texture
Simon Says Stamp - recipe - 1 image, 2 DP, 3 types of embellishments
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls and Lace

Thanks for popping by today. 
Have a wonderful Friday


Julie M said...

Gorgeous (or should that be "gorjuss"!) cards, Sandie. I've only used my Origins papers once, must dig them out. And I love the colours on the second one.

Julie x

Gabbi said...

What a beautiful card. I love the way you colored the little gorjuss girl. Thanks for joining us at stampInsanity this week.

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, great coloring! Thanks or joining us at Do You Stack Up.



Hi Sandie
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Jennifer said...

Fantastic work....stunning infact! Thanks so much for joining us at F'n'F this week :-)

xx Jenny xx

Tamie said...

Both of your cards are absolutely stunning! Your coloring is out of this world. I love the colors you chose for each of your cards and the way you used the stitching in your card. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful creations with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Have an amazing week.

Regan said...

These are both beautiful! I love all your embellishments! And your green papers are just lovely! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

Jennie said...

Gosh these are both gorgeous!
I love that Whiff of Joy image and the BEAUTIFUL gorjuss girl! Who can resist the lure of thegorjuss girls!

Thanks so much for joining us at Dream Valley for our first challenge


Beth said...

OOOH! These are FABULOUS! Your papers are fantastic, too - beautiful projects!! Thank you so much for sharing your touchy-feely cards with us at StampInsanity!

Donna said...

What a darling card! Love your image. All your embellishments are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Hope you join us next week!

Miranda said...

gorjuss card Sandie, love it
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Unknown said...

Just so pretty!

Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Sara said...

Beautiful! thanks for playing along with SSD!

Kathy said...

Both cards are lovely, really beautiful coloring. I especially love the hair on the second one. Thanks for playing along at SSD this week.

Michele Roos said...

Two gorgeous cards Sandie. Love the colouring of the images and the papers also. Thanks for joining in with the WOJ Challenge. Hugs
Michele x

Vicky said...

Two gorgeous cards Sandie! love the images and your beautiful colouring hun :o)

thank you for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Leanne said...

Very nice, thanks for playing with us this week.

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

KC said...

these are both great! I love the colors in the spring leap card, and all the embellies on the second! Thank you for sharing with us at StampInsanity!

Christine said...

Your card is stunning. I love the image and you have colored it perfectly!! Your design also complements the image so well. Lovely work!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Jo said...

Both such happy cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week at DYSU! It’s so fun to see so many different takes on our Green challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sandie these are stunning cards the colouring is perfect so is the design and images a wonderful job.
Lorraine x

Stephanie said...

Two beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Shazza said...

fabulous cards x

Mina said...

two gorgeous cards Sandie, fabulous colour combos and wow the colouring is fab too...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Kristine Reynolds said...

cute images...beautiful cards!

Thanks so much for joining last weeks sewing challenge at The Rubber Cafe. I hope you'll join us again for this weeks challenge to use your favorite die.


Jane said...

These are both gorgeous Sandie! thanks for joining in the WOJ challenge! hugs, Jane x