Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thankful Simplicity

Good Sunday Morning....

Boy this card took a while to fall into place. I was using the sketch from Midnight Madness this past week and I tried to spruce it up - but I couldn't find anything in my stash of stuff to add that would flow from one corner to the other - so I opted for the simpler version and added the bit of ribbon and hardware in the corner. I've used the Colour Throw Down for this card too.







The second card today is quite clean and simple too. The sketch comes from the Card Positioning Systems and the colours are from the Cards and Things Challenge Blog. I'm not quite sure how I happened across that blog - but I know I was looking for colours to use - I hadn't used the In Colours in a while - so it was good....Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede.

I'll be working on report cards today - or napping - hopefully I'll do both!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by

14 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

these are both gorgeous, but that first one i really like alot!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL work.

Marlene said...

Very pretty! Sometimes simple is best.

Joseline said...

Beautiful cards Joan. I love both of them. The colors are fantastic!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Joan, great cards!! Love your take on the MMSC and those colours are fabulous! Your hardware was just the right touch - love it! Simply fantastic!! We are glad you are able to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, your cards inspire us! We would love to see you again next week! (((hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

marsha said...

Gorgeous cards - I really like your first one!

Hugs,
Marsha

Sue said...

Your color choices are wonderful. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at the MMSC. Great take on the sketch.

Andrea, said...

Oh these are so beautiful Joan, I love the colour combos

Carol said...

Joan, I love that you chose the clean and simple sketch this week for MMSC because you did it with such charm and sophistication. The imagery and colors are just pure perfection. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Krista Driessen said...

You did a great job Joan ! Thanks for playing along ! Hope to see you with the new challenge !

Priscilla said...

Great cards....with your MMSC card...I understand that not finding just the right thing to add to it..that is what takes me the most time..LOL We just have to except that sometimes, less is more! :) and in this case..it sure worked for you..this card is fantastic looking..well done. Thank you so much for your participating in our challenges. Lots of cool things happening on the Midnight Madness blog right now... Sneak Peek and if you qualify we have the The Huge Giveaway Plus, a BIG announcement will be revealed shortly :)
Priscilla (MMSC Hostess)

Kera Simpson said...

Love the CTD card! Very beautiful!

Broni said...

Great cards! I really love the leaf on the CTD one!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

LeAnne said...

Your CTD submission is gorgeous! What fine work you have done here--simply wonderful! Thanks for playing!