Sunday 13 September 2009

Mickey and Minnie

There's something about Mickey and Minnie that always brings a smile to the face. For the first card I used Papertake weekly sketch 23:

For the second card, I used the sketch for Mojo Monday 103:

The sentiment on the first card is actually a light pearlised copper that tones with the orange, but, unfortunately, doesn't look like it on this can.

Kelly Jo colour chef 21: red, orange, black, white (first card)
Fashionista 1: red, yellow, orange (first card)
365 day 132 picture this (inspired by the colours and the stars) (first card)
Card*a*licious 27: flowers, ribbon and the colour red (second card)
Pink Elephant 31: red, yellow, black and white (both cards)
My time to craft 77: polka dot party! (both cards)

Down by the sea ...

I love to be by the sea, but, unfortunately, haven't been able to see the sea now for quite some time - but I love to make cards that have something to do with the seaside. So it wasn't too difficult to join in this week's DCM challenge 'down by the sea'.

I've used the ATC I made for the August swap on BF - you can read about it here and here.

The colours that tend to come to mind when I think of the seaside are red, white and blue and these were featured for Cupcake challenge 56 this week. They were also the colours of the challenge for day 126 on 365, celebrating 4 July.

I used Inspirational Card Sketch 33, which is this week's challenge on there (I turned the sketch on its side):

Autumnal thoughts of harvest thanksgiving

There are a few challenges around at the moment that have a distinct autumnal feel to them - or should I say 'fall', as many of these challenges come from our friends 'across the pond'.

I remember when I was a child (oh yes, can you hear the violins playing? lol!) that harvest festivals were great occasions in church when people thankfully brought produce from the land to give thanks for God's goodness yet again. These days, harvest thanksgiving services tend to be quite different, with a token display of goods brought from the local supermarket or online with the rest of the groceries.

I found a picture of vegetables that just reminded me of those early harvest thanksgiving services and thought I'd use it on this card.

The sketch is from Clean and Simple FTL59 (and I apologise that I didn't actually use a stamp on my card):

Paper Cutz challenge 8 asked us to make something for Fall using ONE item from each letter:

A: Apples, Acorns or Autumn Leaves
B: Buttons, Brads or Bows
C: Circles, Charms or Crocheted Embellies

On my card there are apples (A), a bow (B) and a charm (C) (another card for Kaboodle challenge 13: charm)

The colours used on the card fit well with Lili of the Valley 36: green, brown and orange - also with Fashionista 1: red, yellow and orange - and on Color Throwdown: pumpkin pie, close to cocoa, ruby red

and this week's Our Creative Corner is 'Happy Fall y'all', also the treehouse challenge 14: fall.

Last, but not least, with John being ill a lot of the time in the last few months, I missed a lot of the 365 challenges - one particular one that I missed and thought I'd never think of anything appropriate was day 101 Fun with Food: veggies. So when I made this card today I remembered it and am therefore linking there.