Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Good Morning -
I hope I don't make too many mistakes posting this as I do it quickly so I can run out the door to school.
My first card today is for the Mojo Monday Challenge and the Technique Challenge at Splitcoast which was to create a card with a childhood memory. When I was in elementary school, living with my dad we went camping
EVERY single weekend....and it had to be to a place educational. We were living outside Chicago so we'd travel to Michigan, Indiana - county fairs, Covered Bridge Fesitvals. I'm not fussy about camping now, but those were good memories. I layered all of the the pieces and added some liquid applique for the marshmallows. Sorry that the image is a bit fuzzy - my computer didn't really like this size of card.

The second card was inspired by an Alice in Wonderland movie poster given by 365 cards yesterday. I somehow have lost my "Bugs and Kisses" stamp set (what the___???) so I couldn't copy the little (huge) caterpillar. I opted out for mad tea cups and wild colours and incorporated the Midnight Madness sketch for this week.

Well....I'm off - Parent/Teacher interviews after school today so I may not be able to stamp.....

Thanks for dropping by - I'm planning on posting an old card tomorrow.
Have a good one - Joan


Andrea, said...

2 wonderful cards Joan, I love the liquid applique on the 1st it looks so good. Have a great day

Denise @ kc242 said...

You have created 2 lovely cards! As a lover of Mad Tea cups, I especially like your take on the Midnight Madness Sketch! Great job. Thanks so much for joining us this week.
Midnight Madness DT

stampinfrog said...

Two fantastic cards Joan!Love the smores on the first card and the tea cups are gorgeous on the second!

Marlene said...

Your cards are adorable. I'm especially fond of bears, so the first card really appeals to me! :)

Allison said...

You did such a good job interpreting both sketches! I have to say that the second one is my fav!

Maria Matter said...

these are fabulous Joan! wonderful designs on both!
love those marshmallows!!!
blessings, Maria

Did you see you won on the Squigglefly challenge???
Great job!

Carol said...

How fun to create two cards with two different sketches. Both are fantastic. Great job with the MMSC sketch! Thank you so much for participating in the challenge at Midnight Madness with us this week. We really enjoyed your wonderful creations!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

chris said...

Hi there Joan
I love both of your cards but especially the bottom one I love the colours in it.
like how you have made the marshmallow in the top one though,
very clever.
like you we used to camp, but boy oh boy do I prefer a comfy bed in a nice hotel these days.I am getting old!!
back soon love chris xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

can you believe i've never been camping???? hubby wants to take me so bad, but now that we're old who can afford it - lol. but such a sweet card!!!

i love your take on that poster. those cups are so colorful and i'd love drinking my coffee out of something that pretty!

HappyCrafter said...

both nice cards, I especially like the camping one, love the effect of the liquid aplique!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Joan, what fabulous cards - I love the one with the teacups - great MMSC card - love those teacups - gorgeous colours! Well done! We love coming and seeing your cards created using the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we appreciate your support and would love to see you again next week! {{[hugs}}}

Sue said...

Joan, love your camping card. Give me a great hotel room anytime though. Love the vivid colors on your tea cup card. So striking! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week fo Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Always nice to see what you're creating.

MMSC March Guest

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Two wonderful cards not one but two!!
Love the blue on the first one and the coloring and cheery colors on the
second!!Thank you so much for participating in the challenge at Midnight Madness with us this week. We really enjoyed your wonderful creations!

Gloria Stengel said...

Great colorful teacups! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

Pam said...

Great idea to use teacups - very cute!

Priscilla said...

Awesome card this week..such a fun one :)…I always love to see the different takes on the sketch. You did a wonderful job :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Looking forward to seeing what you will do with MMSC47.

MMSC Hostess