Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Birds of a Feather...MMM #10 & JUGS #96

Oh, thank you, Make My Monday! This is an absolutely wonderful challenge, for I have many bird images!!! I have a sister who is obsessed with them and encourages me to buy each one she sees! And I usually do...which sometimes causes problems...

Back to my cards! Yes! I made three!!! And two of them are what I call my Blue Birds. You'll see why...I wanted to use a color combo that I rarely use, and blue and kraft popped out at me. So, hence the Blue Birds. The third and last card is a whimsical color scheme that I rarely use--all bright colors. I don't know why I shy away from them! This card uses the JUGS layout:

Here is Blue Bird 1:

Here are some detailed shots of the front of BB1:

And here is the inside of BB1 (I wanted it to continue the theme):
Blue Bird 1 took almost 45 minutes to create. I wanted it to be perfect. Goes along with my stamping OCD..but I am pleased to say that it came out the exact way I wanted! :)

Blue Bird 2:
And BB2 detail:

This one took a lot less time, as it is considered CAS style. I just cut a strip of patterned paper into three strips the same sizes, sponged the edges and then adhered them with a bit of space in between them. I may use this on other cards and just stop there!

So, the last card is totally different from the first two. One of the main reasons is due to the style of the stamp sets used. This stamp set is a whimsical Easter set, but I used it to make a card I could give anytime. The sentiment is "you crack me up". A good friendship card!

Here it is:

Here is a closeup of the darling chick:
I hope that these creations inspire you to make something new today! Thanks to the ladies at Make My Monday and Just Us Girls for fabulous challenges! Come play with us sometime! Happy crafting!


Yvonne Garner said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love each one of your cards. My favorite would be #2, if I had to pick one. Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight and leaving such sweet comment.

scrapperjulia said...

Love both of your cards! Love the colors of the first one and great take on the sketch of the 2nd, very cute one!

Suzi B said...

Fabulous cards Mynette... if I had to choose no.1 would be my favourite but all 3 are delightful.
Thank you for joining the Make My Monday challenge.
Suzi B :)

Cazro said...

You have been busy, but with fab results. If it were Easter time I would choose No 3 but the choice is difficult but I would go for No 1.Thanks for sharing with us at make My Monday and for becoming a regular visitor. Cheers Caz

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hello .....well you have been a very busy bee lol:) I love all of your creations but particularly adore the colours and images you have used on cards 1 and 2. I love visiting your blog each week and would thank you for visiting Make My Monday each time. Suzanne

Meggymay said...

Love all your cards, the first one would be my favourite. Yvonne

AKiteFlier said...

Great little set of cards - I adore the Easter set - really cute but the color combo of blue and brown is lovely also.
Thanks for getting sketchy with JUGS this week - we appreciate your participation.

Jacqueline said...

Mynnette I love your cards and I am soooo jealous that you have the Stampin' Up Whimsical Wings set (although I think you call it Wings of Friendship). I won't hold it against you though and you're still in the running in this week's Make My Monday challenge - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

Elise said...

Darling, darling, and darling-er! What a lovely array our your fine talent! YOUR Just Us Girls card happens to be my fave {!} hee hee - SUCH clever use of that darling chick/egg combo - I love it! THANKS for sharing ALL of your finery with JUST US GIRLS! xoxo!

Mynn xx said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, ladies!

Fliss said...

You have been busy Mynnette! Lovely cards but I adore the first one as the vintage tones are stunning. Love all the detail on the card too.
Thanks for joining in with Make My Monday birds or bugs challenge and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x