Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer and winter meet up...

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Hi, friends!  I've made 2 cards today that I'd like to share, and they are seasonally opposites!  One is a summery friendship card and the other is a festive winter card!  I really like the way both came out, but I don't have a lot of time to blog today as I've got some admin responsibilities to attend to, and I want to comment on your creations!!!  Let's get started, shall we?

Here's my summer card~

Details~



For these fabulous challenges~




Nothing says summer to a Kansan like sunflowers!  I've never entered a Basic Grey challenge before and so I wanted to enter this time.  I've used my favorite BG patterned paper, some BG clear stamps, and a BG fabric flower on this card.  The sentiment is by Technique Tuesday and all other supplies are from Stampin' Up!  The sunflowers and earthly tones remind me of summer and the sentiment is special--I'm sending it to a friend that I don't get to see much anymore due to her working full-time now...it's sad, really.  She's my BFF and I want her to know I love her!!!  Let's keep going...

Here's my winter card~

Details~







For these fabulous challenges~


(find my freebie here)


 

This card is kind of a mistake...I had every intention of following the sketch to the letter and not rotate it, etc., but then after I had glued down all the background pieces, I realized the card front had been facing the wrong way! LOL!!!  So, the sketch is rotated...I think this turned out well!  I used a free digi stamp from Broken Box Stock, lots of Stampin' Up! papers (IN PURE POPPY AND REAL RED), markers, punches, and glitter, and a sentiment made by yours truly!  You know what that means--it's free to you for a limited time! :) 

Here's your freebie from ME
(will be deleted in the next few days)~

Thanks for stopping by!  Before I go, I want to invite ALL OF YOU to come and join in my Technique Tuesday Challenge: Cascading Cards!!!


I am trying my hardest to get more participation, but it isn't happening...it makes me sad!  Please stop by and play along!  There are free digi prizes from me for the 6 winners!!!  Thanks for considering it, and happy stamping! :)

26 comments:

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful cards! I love the pink for the winter card -- it's fun to use something other than the traditional once in a while!
Lovely summer card too -- love that little flower in the top right corner!

Dana said...

Both you cards are very nice. I like the way it is rotated...even if it was a mistakes.....wait there are NO mistakes...only challenges! Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.
http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Mynette - I like both cards but I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink Christmas one! That is just too darn cute! I really love pink on Christmas cards - even though it drives my traditional Christmas color family CRAZY - LOL. Great job and thanks for the digi freebie!

*Jennyfer L* said...

Hi Mynette, thanks for the freebie and visiting my blog. I love both cards but my fave is the pink one! Remember there's no mistakes in crafting!

Tonya said...

These are both beautiful!!

Lynn said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. Really, really love the paper you choose for the first card. Beautiful. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Barb said...

These cards are so pretty! I love pink as a non-traditional seasonal card...so creative! That image is adorable and your coloring is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at DYSU this week :)

Jeannie said...

OMG this is just absolutely adorable! I love the image, but the papers and the hearts pull it all together beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Christmas in July at Digi Haven.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

WencheP said...

This is just adorable! Such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Both your cards are fabulous.Very cute image and your colouring is very fabulous.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Hugs
Archana

Cat's sCrap said...

Gorgeous card. Magnificent papers. Congratulations ! It's successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous papers and I love that brown flower! Such a great use of this week's sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at JUGS this week :)

Doreen said...

Gorgeous makes.Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards -- I love the bg paper on your first one. Fabulous job with the sketch~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Victoria said...

Both cards are really great but the first one is a real winner for me! Beautiful papers!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love both cards but your winter one is adorable! Love that free digi you shared with us too! Thanks for joining us again at Digi Haven!
Sandy
sandy's crafty creations

Debs said...

Two gorgeous cards - so different but both so stunning.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma Cardz this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Carissa said...

Beautiful cards, it is always a wonderful idea to get a head start on Christmas. Thanks for playing at Charisma this week.
Carissa

Denise said...

Another wonderful card Mynnette! You're finding some wonderful free digi's and making such beautiful cards! Nice job! Thank you for playing with us again at Digi Haven ♥ Denise www.DigiHaven.Blogspot.com

Krista said...

I just love your card! I love the sparkles you used!!! Thanks for playing with us again at Digi Haven. Good luck in the challenge! www.DigiHaven.Blogspot.com

Hugs,
Krista
DT Member Digi Haven
http://www.kristadesign.nl

Cynthia said...

Lovely cards, Mynnette! Really sweet Winter card with the kissing couple. Thanks so much for the free sentiment. Glad you got a chance to play along with the CYDI challenge this week!

Rica said...

Your design is wonderful - such beautiful colours and papers - your details are stunning especially that gorgeous flower!!

hugs Heather xx
Thanks you so much for sharing this with Basic Grey challenge.

Lelia Pierce said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at the CYDI? challenge (again!).

XXX

Karen said...

Great take on the sketch and love the color inspiration as well. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing your sentiment and joining as at Digi Haven this week.

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Lovely cards here! So sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!

- Mel xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx