Friday, July 15, 2011

Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges begin today! ;)

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Peppermint

Today is the big day over at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges! We have our very first challenge kick off, as well as some cutey cute cute new digi releases by Claire! you MUST stop by the blog and then the store to see everything going on. Fun abounds, dear friends! :)

My first card features the new image, 'Rabbit and Balloon'. I love this precious little girl bunny! She was of course watercolored with my SU! inks and stickles were added to her happy balloon. Papers are Basic Grey Hello Luscious. flowers and turquoise trim are Prima. stickles was added to the flower centers as well. of course I had to add a few buttons to finish off the card! :)

My next card is for the challenge we have chosen to start things off, Christmas in July, and features the adorable freebie snowman Claire is giving away on the blog. be sure to pick yours up and play along with everyone! You aren't required to use a Jellypark image for any of the challenges, but gosh, who wouldn't want to make something with this little guy?! ;)

I tried the 'out of the box' cutting technique again with the snowman, which was printed onto kraft cs. I used white craft ink to color him and MARKERS! shock, I know! your jaw just dropped to the floor, didn't it? he was then covered in rock candy stickles for a little sparkle sparkle shine shine. Papers are Basic Grey Out of Print, one of my new faves from BG. so right up my alley! that tree gave me more fits than I can possibly tell about in one post, so let's just leave it at, yep, the snow is partially green no matter how much white stickles & glitter I put on it. it was die cut from cardboard and covered in button ornaments. oh, if only my guys would let me decorate our tree one day in button ornaments! a little snowflake decoration, crinkled seam tape, and faux stitching finish off the card.

I do hope you play along in our challenge. 3 winners will be randomly chosen with blog badges awarded and a free image for one player. Challenges will post every other week, so you have plenty of time to make something. and do stop by to see everything that the DT has created. They are some of the most talented ladies I have come across and have worked so hard to get ready for today. :)

Love ya! Jennifer

both cards challenges:
Digital Tuesday - Spellbound (use 1 or more dies - both cards use 2)
Little Darlings - buttons, brads, or eyelets

Snowman card challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments - stitching
Rainbow Lady - stitching
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Crafty Pad - texture
Basic Grey - doilies & ribbons
Word Play Weekend - Christmas in July
Pollycraft - Great Outdoors
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Do You Stack Up - stitching

Bunny & Balloon challenges:
Colour Create - pink, aqua, & cream
Pixie Dust - girly, girly
Crafting for All Seasons - furry friends
Paper Pretties - animals
Creative Craft - pretty blossoms
Use it Tuesday - animals (both prima flowers & trim are eons old, as is the stickles glue. grins!)
Totally Papercrafts - girly


Unknown said...

Happy cards for a happy day!

Lisa x

ahlers5 said...

These are both wonderful! Love the little flower on her head, and absolutely adore the button tree. I may have to borrow that idea sometime.

inkydoodlecrafts said...

I adore your cards Jennifer they are always so cheerful looking, happy cards for a happy time :o)

Cat said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!!, Jennifer! Such lovely colors and embellies! Have a fab weekend!

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards Jennifer, I love all the details :)
Have a great weekend.

Stef H said...

wow jen! these are both fantabulous! that bunny sentiment is just perfect... it's definitely "so cute" and i just love the snowman! the buttons are the perfect touch!

hugs :)

Maria Matter said...

Oh these are fabulous Jennifer! love the colorful papers you use & all those pretty embellies! pure eye candy hun!
have a fun weekend!
hugs & blessings

Caz said...

Lovly cards, thanx for joing us at Digistamps4joy..good luck


Debby said...

Cute card, like the flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at CCC. Hugs and Good Luck!

Rainbow Lady said...

Such a cute snowman I love the whole card. Thanks so much
Love Cynthia x

Melissa Czapor said...

Great cards!! You are so talented!! Blessings and hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute!! I love that rabbit image. Thanks so much for playing with us at Use it Tuesday! We hope to see you next time too. - Heather B

Ellibelle said...

These are adorable Jennifer. Love how you used the buttons! Great papers too and that snowman is too cute!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

cheryl said...

oh these are gorgeous cards,love the images,and great layouts too bless you for playing at creative craft challenge,we really appreciate your support,love cheryl xxxxxx

Tip Top said...

Just wonderful and I do like your choice of papers! So glad to be on the Design Team with you!

Heather said...

Both fabulous card, I love the colours and papers of your snowman image and the texture you have created is wonderful.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Jen these are fabulous x
I adore that girly bunny and the colours you used for her card and the snowman looks great printed and coloured on Kraft x
I love your layouts and the patchwork feel that the DP's give x
Thanks for organising us all and well done for getting us off to a great start x
((hugs)) Szuie xoxo

Elke said...

great cards

Thanks for joining us over at CCC, good luck.

Elke XX

aqualeiga said...

Adorable! Really love the seam-binding on the 2nd card! Thanks for sharing your work with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Unknown said...

love the button tree

Kitten DYSU team

Dawn said...

Two Cute Cards!Love the way you've used the buttons! Thanks for playing in The Crafty Pad Textures challenge this week!
Good Luck
Hugs Dawn xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both cards are great, but I just love the snowman he is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely Cards, thanks for playing on our stitching challenge on Crafty Sentiments this week, Hazelxox

Unknown said...

Such a simple but gorgeous little image on your bunny card! And your Christmas card is gorgeous Jennifer!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons this week :)
Lizy DT x

Miranda said...

cute cards Jennifer, lovely
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

starcyl said...

Great snowman, makes a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

Dru said...

Hey Jen - I hope you are getting my comments. Your blog seems to be one that I'm having problems getting thru on with commenting. I keep trying though. Your creations are wonderful - I enjoy them so much. Sorry to hear about Eliza - we just experienced the same with our "Kitty" - my dh named her. She too was a stray and about 15 years old, so I understand somewhat how you feel - we miss her so much. It is crazy I know, but we buried her in the back yard and I planted violets all around as her favorite place to sleep was in the violets. Take care friend and I do hope you get this, Dru

PeggyR said...

I love the snowman card! E-mail me about lunch...I think we are planning Thursday 7/21

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh these are gorgeous! Love the images you used and pretty DPs and embellies too!

Sonia said...

Super Great Cards!I love the snowman card. s

Jen said...

Fun cards, great snowman. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

france papillon said...

lovely combinations of colors and layers on both cards! thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

Stressed Stamper said...

2 great card - love the buttons. Thanks for joining us at TPC - and Good Luck

Unknown said...

These are both so adorable! I love how you've used the buttons! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Sew: Faux or Real Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Ren-Yi said...

Great Christmas tree - very creative. Love the coloring and whimsical nature of the cards. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Jennifer, Just dropped by to say Thank you for joining the Happi Sister team. I'm so blessed to have you with us. I loved your card for the challenge.

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous creations, lovely images and details, thanks for joining us at colour create,

also thanks for joining us at Basic Grey too, hugs Liz xx

Kim. said...

Lovely cards, cute images beautifully coloured and pretty embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
Kim xXx

Haven_mom4 said...

OH bunny what a card. Thanks for breaking into your stash to join us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Adorable bunny card!

Thank you for playing along with the Pixies this week :)

hugs, margie

Angie said...

Your cards are just ADORABLE! My fav is the snowman though :-) Thanks so much for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges!!!


Anonymous said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at basic grey challenges this fortnight.
/Hanna xx

Jen Leeflang said...

We're so glad you joined Digistamps 4 Joy in our Christmas in July Challenge. Thanks for entering!
luv n huggz

Star said...

These are both just amazing. I especially love the button tree on the second one! You have so much talent, chica!

Thanks for playing with us this week at Digistamps 4 Joy!

xx Star