Friday, January 15, 2010

Practice is the Key ~ Friday Sketchers & Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenges

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Happy, Happy Friday! I have been busy all week getting all my DT cards ready so if you were wondering why I didn’t post as much this week, well, you’ll be seeing ALOT of cards very soon! As it is today is a double post!

I also am up to date with my commenting. WooHoo…. I love visiting your blogs and leaving some “love”.

This week it is the very sweet and lovely Jacque’s turn to host the Friday Sketchers Challenge and she has (as always) created the “perfect” sketch. We are being sponsored this week by Stamp & Create which is my good friend Lacey’s store. If you have never stopped by…..what are you waiting for?!? She stocks a variety of the cutest and most popular stamps as well as all the very best tools and supplies to ensure that your card is a masterpiece! I get ALOT of my supplies from her because she also has the very best prices. Now, I am also on her Design Team but you know me, if I endorse something it is because I truly love and believe in it! Look at what Lacey is offering!

The Stamp Shoppe - Page 036 My card today features two stamps from Magnolia’s Raising the Ceiling collection. I know that Heidi will be ordering these for her store The Stamp Shoppe as soon as she can. I made this card for  my little eight-year old son. He is taking piano lessons and loves to play…..the songs…….practicing the scales with both hands………not so much. So I am giving him this card to remind him that the “key” to success is to practice that which he loves as well as that which he finds tedious.

  • Stamps: Magnolia Raising the Ceiling collection (available soon -->here<—)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, DP is all from my scrap drawer
  • Coloring: Copic Markers
  • Embellies: Key was a gift from Katharina, Keyhole and letters from The Stamp Shoppe, twill ribbon from stash.


Here is the sketch:

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. You will notice that we have a new look and a new blog that will be just for our sketches. You will be able to refer to it whenever you are stuck for a card layout! All this was brought about by our dear Claudia who worked so hard this week! Thanks Sweetie. We really appreciate all that you do!

Aud, Bea, Carole, Claudia, Tanja, JacqueJacqueline

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My second card is for the Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge. This week we ask that you put a heart somewhere on your card. As usual, they is a yummy prize for someone lucky. Just remember that you need to have a least one WnW stamp on your card to be eligible.

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For my card, I have used the sweet stamp . I added Glossy accents to the heart-shaped bubbles to make them look real and the effect is fun! The hearts on either side of the image were made with CM punches and I added some Stickles to make them shimmer.

  • Stamps: Wags ‘n Whiskers Stamps available -->here<--
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: SU Pink Pirouette, DP Pink Paislee
  • Coloring: Copic Makers ( sorry I forgot to take a picture of them)
  • Embellies: Ribbon from $ Store

Please check the gorgeous cards that the Divas have created for your inspiration and I hope you will get the chance to join us and share your card on the Wags ‘s Whiskers Challenge blog!

Chris, IngeJacquiKaren, Lacey, Michelle, Nikki,  Sharon, Tina

I have a blog candy right now. Click -->here<—and you will go to the correct posting!


Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Jeanette these are two totally beautiful cards!
I love your superb colouring and your images and details are soooo gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Aud said...

WOW! Your cards are stunning! Love them!♥
Your son is lucky to get such a masterpiece of a card! =0)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Big hugs,

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful cards!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Sandie said...

Both cards are stunning. I particularly love the first one, so much great detailing.

Your W'n'W card is so pretty and the image is just wonderfully sweet.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Both cards are so cute and wonderful Jeanette. Your colouring is gorgeous.
Hugs Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Two stunning cards Jeanette...I hope your son likes his Edwin card!
Beautiful colouring and extra special accents, as always.
Have a super weekend.
Carole x

Marina said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely beautiful!
Gorgeous papers and details and your colouring is stunning.

Have a nice weekend,


Unknown said...

wow jeanette your cards are realyl wonderful and so lovely .. the colorations are perfect and the details so sweet.
have a nice weekend, my friend.
big hugs, bea

COCO said...

ohhhh gorgeous cards Jeanette !!!
very nice Magnolia !!!!
Very lovely !!!
Hugs coco

Bananastamper said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE your Edwin piano card! My eldest son who will turn eight in March started playing piano last January and loves it. He plays beautifully and I am such a proud Mama! I would love to make him a card like this! I must get my hands on that piano! It is from magnolia then right, from an upcoming collection?
Shanna :)
p.s. the other card is very nice as well, but it was the piano/Edwin card the lured me...

Michele Roos said...

Two beautiful cards Jeanette. Your colouring is just amazing and the details are just gorgeous. Hugs Michele x

Riet said...

Wowwww Jeanette,what a beautiful cards,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both of wonderful Jeanette! love the FS layout and the WnW image is too cute!

Happy Weekend!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! I'm such an admirer of your work, Jeanette! Both of these are fabulous! hugs!

Beccy said...

Twwo fantastic cards -
Edwin looks brilliant.

Beccy x

Christina C. said...

OMG...your cards are both positively gorgeous. I love Edwin on the piano!
Your coloring is first rate on all of your images. Have a fabulous weekend.

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Oh they are both awesome Jeanette, fabulous colouring sweetie, Love the Friday Sketch and will have to look out for the punch on your Wags card too, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanette
Your colouring is wonderful, love your fabulous details too.

Karen x

Maria said...

Cards are gorgeous Jeanette! The Edwin card is such a wonderful idea for your son. I am always looking for ways to inspire my girls - that doesn't involve bribery lol - to keep practicing the piano as they too do not enjoy the scales. I'm sure your son will love the card. Colouring and details on both cards just fabulous. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Maria

Stampin'Piper said...

Your cards are so beautiful! And I really love this cutest Edwin :) Great Work!

Big Hugs Tanja


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