Sunday, January 3, 2010

High Hopes challenges are back!!!

I am so excited that we have resumed the Sunday High Hopes challenges!!! Today's challenge is brought to us by our fearless Diva leader Nikki & it's a sketch!! You know how much I *love* sketches!!

Unfortunately, ever since I downloaded the latest version of Firefox, I can't right-click anything. I usually like to post the sketch here, but today you'll have to go HERE to see it. (You'll want to go there anyway to see everyone else's fabulous work!!)

Here is my first card using the sketch......



I used Penguin Family Fun....colored it with Copics....cut & matted it with my Circle Nesties. The papers are SU's Old Olive, Bazzill Dots, & Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I used my Giga Marvy snowflake punch to punch the flake from the same Bazzill Dots paper & edged it with Diamond Stickles. I finished the card with some tulle, some glittery snowflake buttons (from Joann, I believe) & 3 half pearls in the corner.






Because that card didn't exactly turn out as I had pictured it, I did another one!! Yes, can you believe it?? TWO CARDS for ONE CHALLENGE!! That never happens!! What can I say, I was feeling energetic!

Here is my second card.....




For this card I stamped Frances Owl onto SU'S Naturals White paper, colored her with Prismas & cut her out with my Blossom Nesties. I wasn't planning on cutting the image out, but something went horribly wrong when I embossed....I had a bunch of little lines & shapes everywhere, like the die shifted as it went through my Cuttlebug. It looked horrible. So I cut it out, & mounted it onto a die cut from SU'S Naturals Ivory paper.....it went better with the other papers anyway, lol!! Speaking of which.....the papers I used are SU's Old Olive (sponged with an Olive chalk ink to make the edges a bit darker) & K&Company's MCKenna. I added the Guess Who sentiment to the layer in the back......added some FUN shaggy ribbon (reminds me of carpet, lol) with a flower, & some Dew Drops to the 2 corners.





Enjoy it folks.....2 cards for one challenge will probably NEVER happen again, lol!!

Don't forget that you can order High Hopes stamps from 7 Kids College Fund now!! Even if they are not listed in the store, you can email Tab & let her know what you'd like, & she will include it with her next order from them! I will let you know when she will be ordering again!!

Don't forget to check the High Hopes blog to see everyone else's work....as always there are a couple of goodies up for grabs so if you join in please link your card over there!!!!

And if anyone has any suggestions as to how to fix my right-click dilemma, I'd love to hear it!!

Have a great Sunday.......it's FREEZING here in Wisconsin......now that the holidays are over I'm ready for spring!!!!!


EDITED.........right click problem FIXED!!!! Turns out there is a problem with the Yahoo toolbar.....so I disabled it & restarted my computer & VOILA.....right click is working again!!! Just in case you know someone who's having the same problem!!!!!!


15 comments:

Ingrids weblog said...

What a great card you made.

Ingrid.

Cris Z. said...

Two cards!!! Wow! I can't get any done in the last 6 months!!! New Years resolution, bring out the sewing machine! I know you'll believe it when you see it. (Plus you're going to have to help me!). I LOVE the penguin card, it is adorable. As always, your work amazes me.

Jeanette said...

Hi Michelle! Look at you with two cards for this challenge. They are both super! I just love your coloring on both of them and all the different textures that you have used!
Hugs Jeanette :)

dpkennedy said...

They are both fantastic Michelle! I think the first card is great for the sketch, but so is the second one!

Melanie said...

Hi Michelle! These are beautiful cards!! That feathery ribbon is just perfect for the owl card! Your colouring is beautiful!

Melanie

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

They are both gorgeous Michelle! Your colouring is beautiful and you did a great job with the sketch (on both cards ;-) Love the colours of your Frances card and texture, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Funkelzauber said...

Hi Michelle!
I love both of your cards. The idea of the first card with the big snowflake is great.
Hugs
Alex.

Kelly Schelske said...

Love them both Michelle!

With Firefox..maybe just make sure you have the most current version...I use Firefox and have no problem right clicking. Not sure what else to suggest!

Hugs, Kelly

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Michelle
Your colouring is just beautiful, love the papers you have used, fabulous details too.

Karen x

Squirrel x said...

I love both your cards hun, but do have a soft spot for penguins! Gorgeous work on both and your detail is amazing. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Tracey said...

These are fabulous Michelle! I love both of your cards!! xx

Ila said...

Both of these cards are Totally Gorgeous!!..the details are Fantastic!!...Hugs, Ila

Zoe said...

Hello Michelle, I love both of your pretty cards. I love the Eskimo kisses paper pad you used on the first card and I love the fibre on the second card.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Sirpaliina said...

Fabulous cards Michelle, i love your colouring and colours. Happy new your.

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! These are both amazing cards!! You're so silly! I really hope to be back to normal soon so I can particpate this week! Oh well...isn't that life..you need a vacation from your vacation?!
Big hugs!
~Lacey

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