Friday, March 6, 2009

Easter challenges...


Hi everyone! This is SO unlike me to be so far ahead of schedule, but I'm loving it! I started working on Easter cards last night, and I used a couple of challenges as guides. The first one is Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #58. Taylor is celebrating her blogaversary this weekend, so you should check out her blog and try to win some freebies! :) Below is the sketch and my take on it:


I got a bunch of stuff in an Easter swap or two last year, and I've really been trying to use up my stash. (See Rae Barthel's post on Monday for the very first Use It! Challenge) The square elements are foam embellishments on top of DCWV cardstock. The easter newsprint, dots and green gingham are from Making Memories' line Garden Party. The yellow patterned paper and purple cardstock were scraps and I jazzed up the purple with my Fiskars Treading Water punch. I used my Fiskars shape cutter for the ovals and used Colorbox chalk inks. The sentiment is a clear Queen & Co stamp (I got a set of 7 or 8 little stamps for something crazy like $2 at the CKC in Hartford last October :D). The aqua ribbon (Target's Club Wedd line) was a total score. I found it on the bottom shelf of my favorite dollar store among the curling ribbons (hello, they are SO not the same!). 15 YARDS for $1. Amazing.
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Okay, on to card #2. I combined two challenges into this one card- the sketch is from Mojo Monday #76 and Caardvarks is challenging us card-makers to use critters on their latest creations, which is hardly a challenge for me as I heart animals. Both sites also have a sweet prizes, so you should check out their blogs too! Here is my entry:



Again, more Making Memories paper and the die-cut is from the same line. More fabbie aqua ribbon, DCWV yellow cardstock, Scrapbook Factory purple beads (? I don't know what to call them- they're plastic dots, really) and a Studio G stamped sentiment. The image came from a swap, but I added just a touch of color to the ears and nose w/ my Copic marker (Blush).

Hope you enjoy both cards and happy Friday! :D

14 comments:

SmilynStef said...

What cute little critter cards ... and way to score on that $1 ribbon.

Tanis said...

SUPER SWEET cards!!!
Good deals are always fun!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Fantastic cards, I like 'em both! Great job interpreting those fab sketches and thanks so much for joining us at Caardvarks this week!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow, Suzanne, both those cards are fanstastic!!

Elena said...

Love your Easter cards! So cute!

Terri E. said...

Boy I need to get on Easter designs. After seeing all of your fabulous cards I am feeling a need to Easter it up!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

itsabrt said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, this card is outstanding! BR-T

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are both adorable, but I absolutely LOVE the second one! The bunny is super cute and the colors are fabulous!

Kathryn said...

SUPER SWEET Easter Cards -- love the colors on both -- GREAT job!!! ;)

lauren said...

well *THIS* somebunny ♥loves♥ that adorable cute bunny card!!! (a really, REALLY lot!)

ant me. said...

Both great!! cards! Suzanne! you really nailed those challenges. I love them both but I think I NEED to lift your Mojo Monday card! : ) heeheehee. TYFS

Patti

Annette said...

Beautiful cards Suzanne, I love all the spring colors. Isn't it great to find great deals, especially on ribbon!

Laura Davis said...

Very sweet! Thanks for playing at Caardvarks:)
Laura

Jess said...

Cute cards! Sounds like you got a great deal on that ribbon.

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