Sunday, November 16, 2008

Buttons, brads and....kittens!

Good Sunday morning everyone!! Are you ready for another High Hopes Sunday challenge??? This week was my turn to come up with a challenge, & I chose buttons & brads!!! You need to use BOTH buttons AND brads on your card or project ~~ easy peasy!!!


I used Christmas Kitty Fun for my card this week. I stamped it on Kraft paper & used my Prismas & gamsol to color. I have seen lots of people lately using the Prismas-on-Kraft (including my idol Anna) & just love the look. I have tried it in the past, only to have failed miserably! This time it went ok, still not quite perfect but ok. Then, of course, because I used red, the picture isn't the greatest. Anyway, back to the card. I used the layout from last week's Friday Sketchers blog. LOVE the sketch but that diagonal strip was NOT easy to create! I just couldn't get it cut right. Once I did get it to my liking, I used my Martha Stewart doily lace punch & sponged the edges with Riding Hood Red. I used Basic Grey Figgy for the background, & RHR & Always Artichoke for my accent colors. I wish I had used red brads in the corners instead of green, but the only red ones I had were just not the right color. As stampers, I'm sure you understand! My hubby would look at them & say "They're red, of course they match!" but we all know there are about 100 shades of red, & that they most certainly can clash!


Be sure you check out the High Hopes blog to see what the other Divas created!! As always, your jaw will drop!! Amazing work by those ladies!!! There are also a couple of goodies up for grabs, so high tail it over there right now!!!

Today is a day of cleaning & laundry. We always put up our Christmas trees Thanksgiving weekend, & with the house in the state it's in right now.....well we'd have to put them up in the garage, lol!! So....clean up the clutter, vacuum, put away fall decor.......all that fun stuff. I guess Christmas is here!!! I'd better get the eggnog ready!!!

20 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love what you have done with the sketch Michelle and love how you have punched the centre strip.... My favorite Martha punch, gorgeous papers and colouring as always.. Your kitties sure look cute with their sparkly hats, Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

Adorable card! I love that stamp!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Oooo, can I have some eggnog?! I just love the challenge this week!! Thank you so much! And your card is amazing! You did a great job with the craft card stock!
~Lacey

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I think you've done a FANTASTIC job with the coloring. Wow! This is such an adorable image too....oooh, they're just so cute. Oh, and that angled panel in the layout is genious!! What a super fun card!!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh super duper job, so so sweet.

Tammi said...

Oh my that is so adorable!! I love that you did it on the kraft...your coloring is perfection and so is the card! I never have a problem with adding buttons/brads, lol! And now your making me want to decorate for Christmas, eek! :) Have a nice Sunday Michelle! Hugs!

Janette said...

this is so cute! I love the prismas on the kraft- I have never tried that but I need to after seeing yours.

Tori Wild said...

FANTASTIC Coloring Michelle, such great shading and I love the white accents... I need to try stamping on kraft this week for something new-- and I'm with you on "needing to organize" the house before the holidays. I'm taking the week of Thanksgiving off, so I'm hoping to get things done then!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card and great colouring, love it!
Clairex

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Michelle! I love that flower and the your coloring on kraft cardstock! Have a great day!

Kimmy said...

Such a cute card! Love those High Hopes stamps. I really like how you used the border punch, tfs

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!! I love the coloring and layout...I am going to have to try coloring on kraft paper..it looks so Fabulous on your card!
Thanks for letting me know my card wouldn't enlarge...all fixed now..but I have no idea why it didn't work before...."blogger gremlins" were helping I guess..lol...somedays.

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle. I have tried this on Kraft paper. It is not easy. Your coloring is fabulous. I really like that you used different colored buttons and brads. I think it displays on the card very well. Great job. I will catch up with you soon.
Dawn

Rach said...

A wonderful card, your playful kittens look wonderful in there sparkly chiristmas hats. a fabulous card, hugs rachxx

Marian Berggren said...

I love your card! I don't see anything wrong with the coloring - I think it looks great!!
Cute stamp.

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous job Michelle!! Your coloring looks fabulous with that kraft paper!! Great work:-) Hugs, Kelly

Jennifer Love said...

Well, anything with kittens on it is a winner for me! heh! Great card! Loving the kraft.

bolha said...

Love the kitten. My favorite!

x Natasha x

ink'n'rubba said...

I love how you stamped and coloured onto the craft paper! fabulous card. hugs, annie x

Amy said...

So sweet Michelle! I love how effective it looks stamped and watercoloured on kraft... it's just fantastic!

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