Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Goodness gracious...

I have a public apology I need to make.  I would like to apologize to the fabulous team over at the Can You Digi It blog challenge.  I did not read your challenge rules well and have entered 2 cards that do not follow your challenge guidelines!  I am here to remedy that!  I've got 2 cards to show you right now, but I will show the Christmas on first.

Here it is~

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For these fabulous challenges~



(find my freebie HERE)




What do you think?  I used a darling freebie from The Alley Way Stamps and colored it then added glossy and crackle accents.  The hat was a coloring page that I edited and made smaller and decided to glitter the white parts. After that, I made a dig sentiment to go with it! The very last picture of this card shows a close up of the green paper--I made the sparkle myself using a tutorial that a DT friend, Patty Gorka of LaLatty Stampin' Stuff, had on her blog.  Find it here!

Here it is as a freebie until Thursday~

Now onto my second card!  It uses the sketch from a fabulous challenge called Try Stampin' On Tuesday!!!  The lovely ladies over there are so sweet and have the most rockin' cards!  And I got to use punches and die cuts on this card, so I was a happy lady!

Here's the card~

Details~



For these fabulous challenges~




This one was fun to make, too!  I used an old retired SU! set and then did some quick generational stamping on my smallest kraft panel, then added the sentiment and some glitter.  I layered it on top of another die cut, on top of a kraft panel that I stamped with a textured stamp in a layering fashion, and layered that on top of the Old Olive panel.  Then came the ribbon and the flower.  The flower is so many layers--4 for the flower/gem and then 3 for the leaves!  LOTS of layers!  But, the more the layers, the heavier the card, the more the postage, the more the recipient feels loved, right?! ;D

Thanks for stopping by and hanging in there for the 2 cards!  Happy stamping--I hope to see YOU at these fabulous challenges! :)

30 comments:

Victoria said...

You have blown me away with this second card. Absolutely sensational!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Your Dynamic Duos card took my breath away. What a gorgeous work of art. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Danie May said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Mynnette I love the sparkly christmas fish with the fun pun sentiment on your first card and the your second card is just beautiful I really love the colors and sentiment! xxz

Jacqueline said...

Lovely cards Mynnette - the second one is stunning - Jacqueline xx

Jac said...

Love your cute holiday fishes card and how it shines and sparkles, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Mynnette you have made two beautiful cards! I love them both xx
Thank you so much for visiting my blog xx

Dana said...

I love the fish and the sentiment is adorable. Good job! thanks for playing at Digi Haven. (Your other card is very pretty also).
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Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely layered card and beautiful stamped image. I love the die cut shape and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. I also love your fishy card too. Tracy x

*Alison* said...

So adorable! I love how you put the hat on the fish.. :) hehe.. I am so excited that you came to play with us at TAWS BE inspired Challenge.. I can't wait to see what you make next time too.. hugs
-ali

Jeannie said...

I just love your holiday fishes creation and all of the sparkle and fun you added to it! Your friend card is stunning too! Thanks so much for joining us for Christmas in July at Digi Haven!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

pinky said...

Love both your cards Mynnette. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Pinky

Zippy said...

Hi Mynnette, thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments.

Your cards are stunning, the fish one is just so cute and the colours on the second are gorgeous! xxx

sallysbitz said...

Two lovely cards Mynnette, the first one looks fun & love all the shine & sparkle. The 2nd one looks very pretty & elegant x

hugs sally x
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Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

WOW Mynnette - I love all the little details, they are perfect! And that fish is adorable! I am thrilled to see you play along with the TAWS Be Inspired Challenge!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh Mynnette that fishy is just so stinkin' cute!! I'm going to have to go check out that technque for sure. Your other card is just pure elegance - love how you used those colors for the DD challenge. I still haven't gotten mine done yet.

tampatha said...

fabulous cards! You do such great work. I am loving your holiday card. I love to see ones that are non-traditional. The glossy and crackle accents are perfect for it! Just the right touch for dimension. thanks for joining us at Digi Haven this week and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous cards Mynette - love your sparkly Christmas fish!
Glad you could join in the fun at The Alley Way Stamps BE Inspired :)

Barb said...

These are perfect! I love how easily you went from fun & whimsical to elegant & feminine, wonderful cards for each challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at The Alley Way Stamps BE Inspired challenge!

Susan Joyce said...

Your Dynamic Duos card is lovely Mynnette. Love how you added the bling to the stamped flowers and all your finishing touches.

Lisa said...

Your Santa fishy is adorable Mynnette! And your sparkly floral card with the fun knotted ribbon is lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Melissa said...

That fish card is too cute!

Love your beautiful floral card! I keep staring at it...so much gorgeous detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos again this week! :)

Denise said...

Another great card Mynnette and fun too! Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Haven again this week. Good luck in the challenge! ♥ Denise www.DigiHaven.BlogSpot.com

Anne Marie Hile said...

Mynette, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pretty details you added and the mix of colors on the stamped background are a fabulous touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Cynthia said...

Both cards are adorable, Mynnette! Your holiday fishes card is so sweet. Love all of the sparkle! Thanks for joining CYDI this week.

Sara H said...

Your cards are beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge this week and good luck with the draw!

Lelia Pierce said...

How sweet with the public apology and all. LOL! We are thrilled to see you play along with us anyway! Love this fishy card...so sparkly and shiny! Thanks for playing along with us at the CYDI? challenge.

XXX

Karen said...

Love it! The fishy is adorable and all the glitter, glossy accents and the adhesive bubbles really finish this card. TFS Mynnette

Sandy Trefger said...

Congratulations Mynette! Your fishy card was chosen as one of the Top 3 on Digi Haven's Christmas in July Challenge! Be sure to claim your Top 3 Badge for your blog!
~Sandy, Digi Haven Design Team

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - that fish wish holiday card is wonderful!!! I love how sparkly and festive he looks (or maybe it is a she?). Darling card and wonderful entry into the CYDI? challenge. We appreciate you playing along with us!

tina said...

How original to do a holiday fish! So neat. Thanks for sharing with us at TPE.