Sunday, 6 March 2011

Blog Challenges 4

This card is for the following challenges this week- Passion for Promarkers (Sugar Rush), Polkadoodles (Flower Power), Crafty Sentiments (Birthday) and Sarah Hurley (4 Legged Friends).

I started by stamping the mice image using Joanna Sheen Housemouse stamps. I coloured in using an array of promarkers, I then cut it out with nestabilities and distressed the edges to give a misty feel. I then embossed a sheet of Coredinations whitewash and sanded back. I then mounted these onto some green backing paper that looked like it had been painted (by me by the brush strokes in it!). I then cut out using Xcut die the flowers in yellow vellum and white felt. I finished off the flowers with flat back pearls and added some to the corner of the embossed paper. I added a self adhesive ribbon down the side and added the sentiment. I hope you like it.



This card os for Moving Along with the times challenge, this weeks theme 'Anniversary'. I stamped the flourish with versamark and used mica powders to give a subtle hint. Added the topper and sentiment.


This card is for Rainbow Lady's (Mardi Gras) and One Stitch at a Time (Use a charm).
As this is "Fat Tuesday" or Shrove Tuesday festival celebrated in New Orleans I used a Jazz theme to represent it. I used alcohol inks to make the base/backing sheet, various KanBan elements that fitted the bill and stamped some Tim Holtz elements to add further interest. I added the saxophone and treble cleff charms to represent the music that comes from that area of America.Hope you like them.



25 comments:

Shirley said...

I do like those cards, especially the jazz one.
Hugs
Shirley

Marjo said...

Very elegant card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT,

Hugs, Marjo

oheidia said...

LOVLY CARDS! Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP using a nice image and great colours!

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a 'charm'ing card :O) LOVE your jazz card !! Happy fat tuesday ( not heard it called that before) lol.
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our add a charm challenge. Good luck !
Choccy x

Cazz said...

Blooming marvellous cards my lovely :-) xxxx

Christine said...

Super cards especially your Mardi Gras interpretation. Not heard of 'Fat Tuesday', we know it as 'Shrove Tuesday' here in the uk. Thanks for joining in with us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Christine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Jax you do me proud Missus. Love them all, thanks for joining in on Crafty Sentiments, Rainbow Lady, MAWTT and OSAAT this week Tweet ya Later xxx Love Hxx

coops said...

gorgeous card jacqui.the image is so sweet and i love your fab colours and details.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Audrey said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

DesignerDiva said...

3 lovely cards Jacqui all equally FAB. Great eye for colour, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards - love the anniversary card .. the flowers are ebautiful
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

Rainbow Lady said...

Perfect jazz card for Mardi Gras and New Orleans. Love it thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Gro said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
Hugs :o)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jacqui, what a gorgeously girly card! I love the image and your colouring is fab. Great choice of papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Colette said...

Lovely card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

Sarah said...

Lovely cards, they are all beautiful! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

ElizabethR said...

great card for Rainbow lady's challenge this week. Good luck in the draw. Elizabeth x

BondGirl said...

lovely cards. love the pearls on the flowers. Thanks for joining in our polkadoodle challenge

Dawn said...

Very elegant card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT

Vixykins said...

Thank You for joining in with our Sugar Rush challenge at Passion for Promarkers with your lovely design x

Jen said...

Lovely cards, nice interpration for Rainbow Lady's Mardi Gras challenge. Like the alcohol ink background. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

kelli said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT:)

Fliss said...

Very pretty cards.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles flower power challenge and good luck!
x

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!