Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cards

Hi All! Hope you all had a fantastic Australia Day! I know I did, we had a few friends over for a barbecue... We had good intentions of sitting outside to eat, but it was just much too hot! It was still 36 degrees Celsius (about 97 in Fahrenheit) at 2am when I was trying to sleep.... thankfully not long after, a southerly change came through, cooling the place down a little...
Now, onto some cards!

The first I made a few days ago, but didn't get round to posting. It is for the ColourQ challenge, which this week was an interesting colour combo for me! You all know how much I love orange... or in this case 'peach'...
The second card was for a couple of challenges...
The first challenge was the Colour Throwdown, which was to use 

I don't have any thing with Kiwi Kiss, so I substituted with Pear Pizzazz. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the trees do actually have Old Olive leaves... I swear! The other challenge I'm entering this into is the Stamping Vacation White Space challenge... while my card has a lot of empty space.... it's not exactly white.... but before doing this card, I did double check the meaning of White Space, and this qualifies.... The other pre-requisite of this challenge was to use three of anything... and that is my 3 trees... 
I love the sentiment stamp, (it arrived in the mail today!) I don't have enough "just because" stamps.... So, this Basic Grey one was a welcome addition.... 
Thanks for checking in.... 
Go check out some challenges, and as always have fun!

8 comments:

Sylvia said...

Hi Jess, Glad you had a lovely Australia Day. I did, too, here in America, watching tennis from down under. Your card is lovely, you used these colors very well. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ again this week.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

These are great! Love your stamps, still working on something for your challenge!

My aunty said it was horrendously hot down there!

stay cool!

Noelle said...

Love them both Jess! I really like how you used the white ink on the Kraft in the CQC one, thanks for playing with us over there! :)

Merry said...

Wonderful take on our challenge there Jess. Both of your cards are beautiful. Love the border punch you use. Thanks for joining in the White Space challenge at Stamping Vacation

Jen said...

These are so lovely. I love your use of "white" space. And I am especially envious of your 97-degree weather. When I look out my window I see about 3-feet of snow. Ugh!

Evelyn S. said...

I love the simplicity of your cards and your great use of the colors! (I'm envious of your heat, too. lol)

Debgem said...

These are both brilliant cards. I particularly like the Life Happens one - so pretty!

LeAnne said...

Ah, I hit a double here---two of my fav challenges, both the CQC AND the CTD! And you rocked both of them!! I love the leafy image you used on the CQC card, and Trendy Trees is one of my fav all-around sets! Thanks for playing both challenges!