Saturday, April 3, 2010

Challenge Catch-up

What a busy afternoon - I've had fun actually catching up on some of the challenges I missed while I was sick.

I'm kind of sorry I made this bunny pink only because a colleague of mine just had her baby boy. Nothing to say I can't remake it in blue!!! The adorable image is from Meljen's Designs. The sketch is from Friday Sketchers (shown below). Stamp Something is challenging people to create "Pink Somethings" and Our Creative Corner is asking people to "Break out the Buttons"










Oh, I haven't used googly eyes on a card for a very long time but this little guy just asked for them...especially when he's singing the Hokey Pokey!!!!
The Penny Black Saturday Challenge was "Check it Out"- to include checks in the creations. 365 Cards asked for a colour combination of green, yellow, red, orange and white. The sketch is from Sweet Stop Sketches and is shown below. Finally - CCEE wanted creations this week to include some silliness because of April Fools. So that covers the bases on this card.











Finally - This hat is my choice for today from Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge from William Chalmers Millinery. Wow do they have some fabulous creations - too bad I don't wear hats - it sure makes me want to. I've also used the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge for this card because it fit perfectly with the three rows of rings.






That's all for this afternoon - I'm hoping to continue feeling well enough to go out with my husband tonight to watch our son's band perform. Can't stay out too late though because we've got to sing tomorrow morning. Hope you have had a wonderful Saturday - thanks for stopping by to visit.
Joan

28 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh are these ever darling! i love the pink bunny, that frog definitely called for those googly eyes, and i actually love hats - tho' i don't own a one - and your card is fabulous!

enjoy your evening out with hubby!

Dana Grothaus said...

I really like all your cards! I especially love the sweet bunny card with the pink buttons. Adorable! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this weeks OCC challenge!!!

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous card... all pinky :))

Thank you for joining the first MelJen's design challenge.

Happy easter!

Bunny Hug! x

Birgit said...

The pink bunny is very cute and just right for a baby and the hat inspiration is quite mod and I love it . That frog though with the googly eyes just put a smile on my face-great!!

Priscilla said...

Well, that is such a cute bunny :) Happy Easter to you :) I really like both your cards. Your MMSC is very striking. Love the rings and the blue contrast. Great take on the sketch. Feel better and have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for feeling well enough to play the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. It is always a pleasure to stop by for a visit.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Joan, love all of these cards - you have been a busy lady!! I love your inspiration with the MMSC card - I looked at those hats and they are gorgeous! Great sentiment to have as a focal point too, and those rings - divine! Love this Joan! Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we appreciate your support and love to visit with you! We look forward to seeing you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

kath said...

my word you have been so busy.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC..ans glad to hear you are feeling better..hugs kath xxx

Janneke said...

Great cards ;0)
Thanks for joining us at FS this week.

Janneke X

Cassandra said...

Happy Easter!

Carol said...

Joan you are so creative. Look at these lovely cards and you are so productive. You MMSC card is so unique and interesting. I love the rings going down the middle of the panels. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the challenge. It is always a pleasure to visit your work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Julie Ranae said...

So glad to have found you via Kristen Powers' new blog...I am now a follower and hope that you will be able to stop by Julie's Open Window and follow along, too!

I see that you LOVE challenges...please join us over at The Play Date Cafe...you'll love it!

Andrea, said...

Oh what fab cards Joan, the little pink bunny is so cute and the frog looks wonderful with his googly eyes

CreaRenata said...

You made some beautiful cards! thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

Sue said...

Joan, you have been a busy lady. Your bunny card is adorable. Absolutely love your take on the Midnight Madness Setch this week. That brilliant blue with the gold rings is awesome. Love the sentiment and that you used it as the focal point on your card. Thanks for sharing your card with us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope your feeling all better now.

Sue
MMSC March Guest

Maria Matter said...

these are wonderful Joan!!! I love the pink bunny, you'll have to CASE yourself in blue!
Hope you are feeling better and enjoyed your Easter!!!
Blessings, Maria

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hope you are feeling better, Joan. You sure were a crafty lady over the weekend. All beautiful creations too!! Your bunny is super cute! Terrific job on the "button" challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Our Creative Corner this week.

Marlene said...

Great cards - and those googly eyes are just a hoot!!!

Lynn said...

What an array of fabulous cards..Love that cute frog :)Lynn

Cheryl said...

Hi Joan, I love all your cards, as always! I especially love the pink bunny.

Thank you for joining us Meljen's Designs first challenge.

Cheryl

Country Mouse said...

Love your Hokey Pokey card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Sweet Stop!
audrey

Shannon said...

This is adorable and fun!! Great Job...Thank you for Joining Meljen's 1st Challenge... Good Luck!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Gorgeous creations! I love that bunny! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute bunny in pink card. Thanks so much for playing along at stamp something this week.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Joan, this is a very contemporary card, well done on the circles blending the 2 challenges together! You really carried the design from the hat to the card! Excellent work this week, thanks for playing with us, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great set of cards Joan!! Love all your takes on the sketches!! Your MMSC has such an awesome contemporary flair!! Thanks for joining Midnight Madness this week!

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous job you've done on all of these cards! Your bunny is especially adorable all in pink! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the 1st Meljen's Designs challenge! :)

~Christina~ said...

So very pretty :) :)

Sprytebyrd said...

Such wonderful cards!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
Dee (Spryte)