Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Challenges, Challenges

Good morning!  Well, it seems that I'm back into the swing of challenges, and today I have a couple of goodies to share with you.  First, I have this card made for the Card Patterns Challenge Blog.  This is my take on their Sketch Challenge #63.  I thought this little Rag Doll digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique is so cute, and she reminds me of my niece, so I made this one for her birthday.  I colored the image with Copic markers, and the card stock and DP are all from Stampin' Up!.  The Stamping Boutique is offering a great prize for one lucky winner who plays along with this challenge, so head on over to the Card Patterns Blog , check out all the details, and get your card uploaded for your chance to win.

My second card was made for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  I really thought this was going to be a tough one, and it was.  I like a good challenge, though, as it keeps me on my toes!  LOL!!  For me, just deciding what elements to use to pull it off was the hard part.  I used this newly released image, Graduating Audrey from The Stamping Boutique.  The patterned paper is from DCWV.  Of course I used my Copics for coloring Miss Audrey, and I finished off with satin bows, ribbon vine, and paper roses.   There's lots of inspiration and a chance to win a prize at The Midnight Madness Challenge Blog, so let's see what YOU can do with this one!!

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me.  I wish you a blessed day filled with everything you love, including happy stamping!!

Love ya,


Collette said...

STUPENDOUS !!! I just d/l'd that graduation image too ... can I send it to you for coloring, lol. Beautiful work!

Stef H said...

oh lorie! you always make me smile. your work is just to die-for gorgeous!!!

papertrails leaver said...

such adorable cards! I think your neice will love the card you made her!

Barbara said...

Lorie, these cards are terrific! I love the images, very unique! Your coloring is amazing on both!


Sandy said...

Both of these are just too precious. The top card is too stickin cute with the buttons and papers. The orange and pink colors are the icing on the top of the cake! The little graduate girl is just as sweet as can be! The embellished details with the leaf ribbon, roses and satin bows is a beautiful touch!

Priscilla said...

Well, first let me say..a BIG WARM WELCOME to our challenges. Both of your cards are just lovely. You are really good at card making. I love the way you used the MMSC with the Graduation image. That vine and those bows are perfect. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and for helping celebrate out one year anniversary. I have saved you a dance and would love to see your See you on the dance floor. DANCE PARTY HERE
Next week we will be celebrating with a Barbeque Midnight Madness style.
See you at the BBQ?
MMSC Hostess

whoistracy said...

Wow, what sweet cards! Your coloring is amazing- these images are just stunning. Little works of art.

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful coloring on these images and your embellishments are adorable! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again at the MMSC BBQ next week!
Jessica, MMSC DT

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh I love all the white togheter with her blue dress - it is so pretty! Great take on the sketch!

Thanks for joining in on our dancparty this week. Make sure to come back for our big barbecueparty next week!


Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Lorie....This card is beautiful!Your coloring is very nice! Love the little roses and bows!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Lorie - what gorgeous cards you have created - your images are divine! I love your take in the MMSC - the colours and colouring are fabulous! We are glad you joined in the fun this week and appreciate your support for the MMSC - we look forward to seeing you NEXT week when we are going to be 'sizzling' - on the Barbeque - YUMBLY! C U there! (((HUGS)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Monika Reeck said...

Lorie what a very happy card you have made soo cute with so many buttins and lovely dots all the PP you have put together with that really cute Images....I am joining the Card Patterns card too would you mind to see my Blog...many thanks dear, hugs, Monika

Maria Matter said...

these are fabulous Lorie!
gorgeous coloring on both!

dstandard said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Lorie, Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, so glad you decided to join us this week and what a week to start with all our celebrations going on!
Your cards are just lovely and the graduation one is darling! Beautiful coloring, love the dp choice and the addition of all those pretty flowers and ribbon...just beautiful!

Carol Hurlock said...

Glad you could join us this week at Midnight Madness and boy have you delighted us with your talent. Your card is sensational. How cute and adorable. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along and hope you are enjoying the dance party.
Bear Hugs,
Carol :0}
Midnight Madness Design Team