Sunday, April 4, 2010

Puddle Ducks and Feathers

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter. It was relaxing in our household.

I was enjoying a movie with my daughter this evening so missed the deadline for hooking this up to Mojo Monday - but it is the sketch I used for my first card. I love it when we get a choice of how to arrange the card. One day I'll be brave enough to make a round card! The image is from Squigglefly where there was a challenge to include flowers on your creation. Mine are a bit glitzy, but flowers all the same. This card also falls in to the Ways to Use It challenge at Splitcoast this past week of using a Sweet Child image on your card. I don't really have many images of children so was glad to be able to use this one - wish I had a duck friend who would splash in puddles with me. Actually, I do have a
friend (maybe two) who are more than willing to splash through fall leaves with me - so I'm sure they'd go for spring puddles also!!! (I won't grow up!!!!!!)

Ducks must be the thing of the day - my second card is for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast and THIS is the card I cased from Theresa Momber (Crafting the Web). It was exciting to see her as the featured stamper because I visit her blog every day! She has such incredible artwork within her card creations. I could never colour the way that she does, but I did have a little duck and created a near approximation of card.

I will be honest and say that when I pulled out scraps of paper in Yoyo Yellow, Garden Green, and Soft Suede I wondered whatever I would do with them. They were what was set for the Colour Throwdown this week and I wasn't sure if I could "handle it". I knew I didn't really want to have the yellow as the predominant colour so I pulled out the DSP that I had in the Suede and Garden Green. Then I challenged my daughter to pull a stamp set out of the cupboard without looking. As soon as I saw the feather from "Nature's Nest" I knew how I would work it. The sketch is from Splitcoast this past week too.

Well, I need to get some paper cut and hunker down and get some cards created for our minister. I probably should go to school tomorrow to see where I'm going on Tuesday - but then again, I may not since I haven't had much time to play this past week.

Hope all is well and healthy with you - Thanks for dropping by.


HappyCrafter said...

Wow you've been busy. These three are all so cute--I love the first one with the interesting image and neat little crystal flowers, but my fav is the middle one, just so sweet and simple.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Joan you have been busy - love each and every one! :)

Marlene said...

Busy girl! Love the ducky cards especially!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The first two are so cute and the last one is so elegant!

Carol said...

What great cards. Sounds like you had a nice Easter. Spending quality time with family is always precious. Cute image on the sketch challenge card, and love the color challenge one too. Great job.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Alex said...

WOW! girl, you have been busy!! Super cute cards, love them!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Allison said...

Oh my! How do you get so productive? I think my fav is the duckie...too cute an image!