Monday, February 15, 2010


Our Creative Corner has challenged people this week to use something that they purchased a while ago, but haven't used yet. I bought this wonderful "Chairs for You" set from Flourishes almost a year ago. They got buried and then one day I saw a card someone had made where they used DSP for the upholstery of the chair - that clicked in my head, but I still didn't pull out the set. So - today I did. I used Bella Bleu paper for the entire card - I just love it! The sketch is from Sweet Stop Sketch.
The flowers are from Mulberry Street. I don't have much of this sort of thing in my house - but I did buy these on an outing not too long ago. The middle flower is actually white, but I took my SU water colour crayons and Aqua Painter and touched it up with Creamy Carmel so it wasn't so stark against the Vanilla/Kraft base.

My second card is for yesterday's Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS....HamiltonGal. I picked Laurie's card - here - as my inspiration. I changed the colours and used DSP which was not on the original card. I hadn't used my "Build-a-Brad"s for ever so long that I figured they would work well on this card.

And finally - I know it's not that big a deal to the world - but I FINALLY finished my 2000 piece candy cane puzzle today. My husband bought it for me about 4 years ago, and though I am a professed puzzaholic, I balked at this one. I just
couldn't get my head around it. I was told I wouldn't get any more puzzles unless I finished it - that didn't even get me started until this year. I began about a week or two before Christmas - and put the last piece in today. Now I just have to decide which puzzle to do next - until I buy a new one!!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day - and that you're enjoying watching the Olympics - if it is something you do.



Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very pretty, especially the trio of flowers on the first one. :)

Primitive Paper said...

Lovely...I really like the first one!

Joseline said...

Very pretty Joan! I could go into my craft corner and find tons of stamps I haven't used. It's like Christmas everything I dig in!

And, congrats on your puzzle. I could never do something like that. It's takes me hours just to get a 50 Spider man piece done with my little guy. heehee

Candace said...

Love your cards! And oh my...WOW...I could never do a puzzle like that with all the same colors over and over! You go, girl! I am so glad you played with us at The Sweet Stop! :)

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards Joan, I love the chair image you have used and the pretty flowers. Have a good day

Donna said...

Beautiful card Joan, fab paper piecing and gorgeous colours :) Donna x

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful, Joan! Love that chair image and DP!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards Joan, I love how you paper pieced the chair, very elegant! Congrats on finishing your puzzle too, I can see why you balked at it for so long :D, good to get it done though. I used to love doing jig saw puzzles and haven't done one for years.... might be because any available space is used for crafting LOL. Chris :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Joan,

Wonderful card. I LOVE what you have done with that paper and the paper piecing on the chair - fabulous! Beautiful flowers too. And, wow, I can't even imagine the challenge that puzzle must have presented.

So glad that you got to show some love to one of your older stamps! Great to see you joining in the fun with Our Creative Corner this week.


Dana Grothaus said...

Fantastic card! Great job on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Leigh said...

OMG, I would have baulked too. Love it though.