Friday, July 23, 2010

Double Friday Challenges

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Happy Friday! Hope it is sunny and warm (but not too hot) where you are! I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after our time away!

The Quebec strawberries are ripe and plentiful at the moment so that meant that it was time to make my strawberry jam! I spent the afternoon hulling the strawberries that I bought from the farmer’s market and turning them into sweet yummy jam. Jam making is something I never did growing up. My Mum never made jam but a few years ago I decided to try it out and became instantly hooked on the whole process!

My first card today is for the Friday Sketchers Challenge which I am hosting this week by our generous monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp. My sketch is nice and simple and I hope you can find a little time to try it out!

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I made my sketch a while ago but when it came time to create a card with it, I knew that I wanted to use this Sweet November mermaid and create an underwater scene. I used some vellum which I ran through my cuttlebug using this swirl embossing folder. I lightly sponged over top of it with some Bashful blue ink.

  • Stamps: Sweet November  Ocean Wavedancer  (I bought mine ~here~ at Stamp & Create)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: SU! Bashful Blue, Black, Bazzill Shimmer cardstock, Basic Grey Wisteria DP
  • Coloring: Copic Markers
  • Embellies: Gem adhesives and ribbon from stash

Be sure to check out all the samples that my fellow DT sisters have created for your inspiration.  We hope  you will be able to play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog.

Aud, Bea, Carole, Claudia, Tanja, JacqueJacqueline, Janneke, Inge

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My second card is for the Wags ‘n Whiskers challenge which is to use stitching on your project. Mine is there…you just have to look hard for it! LOL! See the four little cross-stitches……that’s it ……although one is almost hidden by the elephant’s foot.

I LOVE, LOVE these new images by Emma Metcalf. They are sweet and lend themselves to some nice CAS cards. Here is mine:

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  • Stamps: Wags ‘n Whiskers Ellie & Squeak available ~here~ in either digital or rubber format, Sentiment from Papertrey
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: SU! Bashful Blue, Whisper White, SU DP from scrap drawer
  • Coloring: Copic Markers
  • Embellies: DMC floss for stitches (can you believe no ribbon, flowers or bling?) Martha Stewart punch set, Papertrey die 

    Please visit our Wags ‘n Whiskers blog to see the gorgeous creations of my fellow divas As always there is a lovely prize up for grabs for one of our participants! That is it for me! Have a wonderful day and I hope you find the time to get a little inky!


    megastamper said...

    hi jeanette, at first, thank you for the wonderful sketch, it was pure fun.
    both cards of you are so delicious, all the blinkies on the fs-card are so glittering wow.
    have a nice weekend.
    big hugs, bea

    Auntie Em said...

    Love your bling-y bubbles!! What a cute idea!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

    Inge said...

    Hi Jeanette, thanks for letting me play with your great sketch;-)

    Your mermaid card is stunning, love the bling bubbles they give the card a fab sparkle!

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Inge xx

    Riet said...

    Ohhhh wowww Jeanette,what a wonderful cards,i love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

    Wendy ten Hove said...

    Hi Jeanette,

    What lovely vards you have made!!! The first one is great, the bubbles-bling-bling work really well there!! But the second one is my favorite! Love it all, the elephant is soooo cute!! And the paper gorgeous!! Very very nice!

    Hugs, Wendy

    Anonymous said...

    Wow Jeanette - two stunning cards! I love the mermaid and all the bling - so pretty!
    Thanks for a great sketch!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Carole x

    Christina C. said...

    Hi Jeanette! I will definitely give your sketch a won't be as gorgeous as your card though!
    What a perfect way to use those bling bubbles....I've had them for quite a while with no idea how to incorporate them in a card and it is just perfect with your mermaid.
    Beautiful work, as always!

    Jacque said... sketch was just so much fun to play with...Thank you very much!! Your cards are just so precious!! That mermaid and all of the details you used is just darling!!! Love that cutie pie elephant too!! Beautiful work, sweetie...Big hugs for you...Jacque

    Crystal said...

    WOW WOW WOW Jeanette these are GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE all the bling on the first creation!!!! Gorgeous work Jeanette!!

    Janneke said...

    Both cards a great Jeanette ;0)
    Thanks for this week sketch, love it!
    Have a great weekend.

    Janneke X

    Lorraine A said...

    gorgeous cards jeanette :-) I just had to come by after seeing your brilliant card on the Friday Sketchers challenge !! WOW !! absolutely amazing !! it stopped me in my tracks ,,, so beautiful :-)

    Lols x x x

    Renkata said...

    wow your cards are so beautiful. The first one is amaizing. the details are just perfect for it!

    Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

    These are both darling Jeanette!! I love your mermaid and all the vellum and bubbles on the first and your layout with the elephant and sweet mouse on the second!
    Have a great weekend!

    Danielle Champagne said...

    Hello Jeanette, so, you are making strawberry jams, miam...
    You card is gorgeous, I love the bubbles, and the wave you created in velum, I belive. Very nice.
    Will create someting with your nice sketch.

    Jacqueline's Weblog said...

    Both cards are fabulous, well done!
    Hugs Jacqueline

    Danielle Champagne said...

    Hello Jeanette, I was cooking supper, and wondered how come you were talking about strawberries from Quebec, as I assumed you lived in the states! Curiosity brought me back, I was just reading the "about me" section and found out you are from la belle province, as I am!!! So extraordinary to realize I got to know you, because I found your blog on the web, because of a passion for stamping. This is magic

    Sharon Caudle said...

    Jeanette, both of these cards are gorgeous!! I love how you used the gems to simulate bubbles, and your coloring is always stunning! I love them both!

    Michele said...

    Two adorable card Jeanette. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

    Kim said...

    Oh my word girl this is fabulous!!!! I absolutely love your cuttlebug panel and the gemstones are the perfect touch! Stunning work Jeanette!
    Hugs~ Kim

    Anonymous said...

    I love the sketch you did for Friday Sketchers. It's the first time I've entered their challenge. The cards everyone on the DT produced are fantastic.
    Sam xx

    Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

    Super cute Jeanette and beautiful colouring. I love your two mermaid cards... adorable! Hope your having a wonderful Summer, Hugs, Nikki x

    Cammy said...

    I absolutely love your mermaid card. It is just stunning and I love how you used the clusters -- just perfect for this card!

    Lisa Summerhays said...

    Both are fantastic. I love the elephant. Great layout!


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