Sunday, November 1, 2015

Flowers & Trees


Hi there!  I haven't been around too much this past week because we've been busy getting Tex settled in.  Aside from just getting used to his new home he's had training on the Invisible Fence system and a visit to the vet to contend with.  He's taking it all in stride though - he continues to amaze us!

Anyway I finally made it into the Craft Cave today and got a couple of cards put together.  First up is a card for the Muse challenge and the One Layer Simplicity Multitude of Gratitude challenge.  I was inspired by Tracey's flower and layout but used more autumnal colours to represent this month of gratitude.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Flower from Calico, Sentiment from Chit Chat) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections


  
My second card uses the design from Freshly Made Sketches and the palette from Colour Me.  I pulled out some Woodware stamps that I've had for years and paper pieced them with solid coloured cardstock (definitely one of my favourite techniques).  I have to dash off to work for a couple of hours now so that's it for today.  Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Tangelo Twist, So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Tree & holly) Woodware, (Sentiment from Joy to the World) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Star) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

17 comments:

Ardyth said...

Love your bold take on the Muse and the paper piecing - you must be a pro fussy-cutter! lol! Thanks for joining us at Muse! Glad to hear that Tex is settling in!

lostinpaper said...

Bright always makes me happy!

Lindsey said...

I like how you turned up the volume on Tracey's Muse card! And wow, your paper-piecing on the second card is flawless. It's kind of perfect! :)

I Card Everyone said...

Too much running around for me this weekend to play along with Tracey's gorgeous card... SO happy you made this beautiful one, Jen! Your Christmas card is bright, and joyful and perfect for the FM sketch!
=] Michele

Lisa said...

What a pretty flower you created Jen! Your Christmas card is bright an festive, super cute!!

canadian_liner said...

This is simply perfect! I love that you stuck strictly to the sketch, but the stamped images are quite playful. Awesome paper-piecing, too!

Jinny Newlin said...

I just love those sketchy images, and way to tie that orange in with the little star! So fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!

Joyce said...

Two wonderful cards, and I am glad that Tex is settling in well. Too bad you live so far away, because I think that Tex and Sherlock would be great buddies.

Deepti said...

Beautiful cards! I love the bright colors on the flower :)

Julie Gearinger said...

What a fabulous line up of cards!! Love all three and especially the one with the Christmas trees :-) Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Me!

Cindy Hall said...

These are both beautiful, clean and fresh cards...just the way I love them. The Christmas card for FMS is stunning. I love the stamp and the way you paper-pieced it. What a great look. I love the way you tucked the sentiment in there, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Loli said...

Hola Jen, thank you for your comment.
Perfect, simply perfect CAS card, i like the colours, very autumnals and warm.
A warm hug from Palma de Mallorca

Ashwini Rao said...

Love your take - that single flower packs so much impact!

OH Babs said...

I really like the card and the stamps look great with the sketch. Looks like a new photo with the new puppy, happy for you.

Marlena M. said...

I did a double take when you said that first card was a ONE LAYER..WOW!!! Both of your cards are pure excellence Jen

OttawaMom said...

Great take on our challenge colours! Love the paper piecing. Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me...!

Karen D. said...

lovely card...thanks for playing along with the OLS this month.