Monday, June 2, 2014

The Challenge #8 - I Quite Like Your Smile

I just got back from vacation!!  You probably wondered why my blog has been so quiet lately.  I had a wonderful time in sunny Hilton Head Island, So. Carolina.  I enjoyed the change of scenery (no palm trees, dolphins, ocean breeze, or alligators here in Indiana LOL!).  It was great to get away and relax.  I won't tell you how much I missed all my crafty supplies - and I didn't tell my family either.  The first thing I did when I got home - even before I unpacked the car was get to work on this card. 

I joined a new design team this month!  It's called "The Challenge" and was created by Lesley Croghan.  Lesley is the creator of lots of wonderful challenges including Fusion, Dynamic Duos, Seize the Birthday, Seize the Sketch, Card Concept, and Merry Monday.  How could I refuse when she asked me to play along??  I feel like I'm touched by stamping royalty here!

The Challenge is  hosted on Lesley's blog Always Playing with Paper.  It's a two week challenge so you have until the new challenge is revealed on June 16.  My appointment is only for a few months, and a great chance for me to play along with some of my friends.  It's a sketch challenge and that is seriously my favorite kind.  Take a look at this one - lots of possibilities right?  You know I'm addicted to lots of colors and flowers so this was just natural.

There are just four of us on the team.  I hope you'll hop over and say hi to the ladies and come join us for this sketch!


Lesley Croghan  (Creator)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!











Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps Wplus9 Spring Blooms, Quite Like You
Pattern Paper:  American Crafts Best of Crate Paper, Best of Amy Tangerine 8 1/2 x 11"
Border Punch:  Ek Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Mandy Doily, Wplus9 Spring Blooms, Double Ended Banners
Card Stock:  SU!  Tangerine Tango, PTI Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart 
Buttons 
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Impress Fresh Ink Pigment

20 comments:

Lisa M said...

Well welcome back Jeanne and my goodness you wasted no time getting right back on the horse. Congats on your newest DT. That sounds like such a blast for challenges and of course, what you created is just sensational. Your melding of shapes and colors is truly like no other!
hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Lesley Croghan said...

Yay! So excited to have you on the team, Jeanne. Your card is simply outstanding! I love the cluster of flowers and of course, the vibrant colours. Hugs!!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Jeanne, gorgeous florals, and such summery colours, I love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Ahhh, this one is AMAZING, Jeanne! The colors, the layering, the pretty flowers, I spent quite a bit of time pouring over every lovely detail!! I love that sketch too and hope I can find time to play along! Glad to hear you had a restful vacation, welcome back!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous Jeanne card....bright and beautiful!! Ahhhh....Hilton Head....one of my FAV places....actually going in July!

Cathy Weber said...

I can't believe you made this in such a hurry...it looks like you spent days creating such a masterpiece! Congratulations on the new DT...looks like a very fun challenge and I am certain I will be playing along with it! Love the bright beautiful flowers and the sweet sentiment! Ooh...I even see a cute doily in the background...well done Jeanne!!

Joyce said...

Welcome home!!! Good to see your blog filled with crafty goodness. Congrats on your new DT. I love sketch challenges and have never seen this one before, so you'd better bet I'll be following along and joining in. Love your first card--like a burst of summer freshness.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oh Jeanne, such a glorious card, I enjoy your flowers and bright colors so, so, so very much!!! Such a pleasure to join you at The Challenge!!! Yay, so excited!!!

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous. I love your stamping.

Kara said...

beautiful! i love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Woo Hoo congratulations Jeanne! You will be perfect for Lesley`s Challenge. Love your pretty card and that is the next stamp set I have to have!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card, Jeanne! LOVE the layering and those amazing flowers--the perfect summer bouquet! Glad you had a fun and restful trip. But glad to see you back home and in your craft room. Congrats on the new DT spot! I'm sure there will be lots of beauties to see.

Lindsey said...

Jeanne, I absolutely love everything about this! I want to frame it and put it in my room, so I can look at it every day. I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation...I'm slightly jealous. My parents vacation almost yearly at Hilton Head. It's wonderful.

artful-notions said...

Oh Jeanne, no one puts together a bouquet like you! Love every layer! Welcome home!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card...great job with the sketch!

~Tammy~ said...

You always execute a sketch so well Jeanne! So beautiful! Love your bright flowers!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the bright beautiful colours.

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the cluster of bold, bright flowers with the soft yellow doily behind them.

Barbara Derksen said...

WOWZA Jeanne,

Your card is super fab! The colors are so vibrant and eye catching. Sure to brighten someones life!

Blessings,
Barb

Heather Jensen said...

I'm in love with this card! I love the colors and the way you added scallops at the bottom of your panel. That WPlus9 set is on my must have list. I'm waiting for another set to come in stock before ordering.

Thanks for the inspiration. :)