Friday, December 10, 2010

CSS Alumni sketch hop Sat. Dec. 10, 2010

It's time for another Alumni team hop, and I am very happy to participate.  If you arrived here from JOY'S blog, you are in the right place.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, click here.
This time we are working with a sketch that Melissa has given to us.



Here is my 1st card.  I am pretty happy with the result.

Behind the scalloped circle with the sentiment -from the Friends are Forever set, I stamped one of Nina's Heirloom ornaments, onto a nestie oval. The edges were all sponged with Antique Linen distress ink. The card base and the rose were made with Gina K's PL Innocent pink cs, and the bow is ivory grosgrain ribbon.

My next card is one I just whipped up and I think it turned out great.  What do you think?
For this one I started with a mug image from Melanie's "Mugs and Kisses" stamp set, and then added a little penguin from Rupa's "Winter Friends" set, from last year.  After coloring the mug with Copic markers, I added glitter to the inside of the mug, for this little guy to skate on, and attached to an oval Nestie. I sponged the Nestie and heat embossed some snowflakes too!
My background is a CB embossing folder called "Snowflakes". I had the plastic snowflake embellies in my stash, but I glittered them up, although difficult to see in the photo.

Now I am sure that KAY has something fabulous to show you.  Enjoy!

Please let us know if you had fun hopping along with us.  See you soon.

121 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are beautiful, Karen! I love the soft colors and the flower on the first! The second one is too cute! Great designs!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

I love your cards! The bow on the first one is perfect. The second made me smile big time. Love the combo of sets. Very creative!

Cheri said...

Two awesome cards, Karen. The first has a gorgeous vintage look to it. The second is full of fun. I like them both but that penguin just makes me smile.

Melissa Cash said...

Okay, your killin' me with your stamping greatness! I love the soft, beautiful feel on the first card your rose is gorgeous and the fun and whimsical feel on the second one, I love the penguis skating on the mug.

Theresa Momber said...

Awesome cards, Karen! Love the penguin skating in the mug!!

Carolina said...

Wow Karen - adorable, adorable, adorable cards! Love the soft, romantic feel of the first and the playfulness of the second made me smile right away - love them both!

Miesje said...

What do I think - whipped it out????!!!! It took me 3 nights to make my card! It is amazing! So creative - love them both. Fantastic cards!

qvande said...

Super job on the sketch, Karen. That flower is beautiful and I love the little penguin skating on the mug.

Melanie said...

bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! you which one is my fave!!! that is so creative, my boys will LOVE making this card!!

Deb said...

I love the soft femininity of the first...such lovely colors and what a beautiful rose accent. The second "just whipped up" card is adorable! A really fun combination of images and beautiful coloring/shading!

Barb Silber said...

just great...thx for sharing

Lagene said...

Love the distressed feminine card, Beautiful rose! And moca skating penguin is the cutest!

Sharri said...

Karen, Gorgeous cards! I love the flower on the first and that penguin skating on the cup us adorable!

Lori said...

Karen your cards are fantastic!! Love the softness of your first card, your second card is too fun!!! :)

buggin2stamp said...

I love the beautiful paper flower on the first card. And the penguin skating in the mug is just genius! Awesome cards!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are great, Karen! The first is so soft and lovely. The second is a cutie!

peggy wainman said...

ooh, that penguin is so darn cute!!!

stampqueen said...

I love the soft colors of the first card and the rose - the second card is just sooooo adorable, what a great idea!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent use of the mug! I love that he is skating!! Fabulous 2 cards!!

Janeen said...

cutsie wutsie! I love him!

sassyb07 said...

wow Karen both cards are so different but fantastic!
hugs, Valerie

Kay S said...

Karen, your cards are stupendous! The first one is so pretty and feminine and that penguin skating on top of the mug is just adorable! He looks like he is having the time of his life! And he will definitely bring a smile to the face of whomever you give him to!

joy said...

I am madly in love with your first card! Oh, my what an elegant card. That flower is beautiful! And your second one is ADORABLE!

Kary said...

Karen, both your cards are fabulous!! The first card is so romantic and the second card is my fav - just so fun! Love the penguin above the mug, he's so cute!!

Janet L. said...

You should be very happy with both your cards. The first is so soft and lovely and the second is a happy dance!! Great cards!

Linda Peterson said...

Both cards are very pretty! Love what you did with the sketch.

JannaStamps said...

Your first card reminds me of one of those old time oval pictures hanging on a wall-papered wall, it's very nice, and the second card is just plain fun!! :)

De said...

Both cards are lovely...love your pink rose, and the penguin is so cute

Holly said...

Love them both but favor the penguin! They are one of my favorite things about winter!

JOYCE said...

Both cards are great. I especially like the way the ovals on the first card almost look like they're puffed.

Julie said...

1st card is gorgeous, the penguins are really cute...

Diana said...

Both of these are wonderful! I love the vintage look, but the penguin is so cute!

Virginia Wingo said...

Two wonderful cards, however I'm with you...I think the second one is great. What a cute idea to have that little guy skating in the coffee mug. It made me smile the minute I saw it. :)

Tricia said...

Too cute! I'm not sure which I like better!!!

Marsha said...

Both are wonderful. Love the soft colors on the first. And that second is so cute!

naneruth said...

These are great! The penguin is so adorable.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

1st one so pretty & soft, happy! The second one such a cute little penquin, very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Tami B. said...

Two such very different looks and I love them both.

Shirley said...

Great job on both of the cards. The first one is so elegant. Love your rose. The second one is adorable and so cute. Thanks for your contribution to the Blog Hop.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Valerie said...

OMG!!! I Love how "Romantic" the 1st card is and I esp. love the rose. The 2nd is so whimsical and cute. I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Valerie Martin

Kelly said...

Such great cards Karen! I absolutely love your penguin! He's so cute!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards.

sghay said...

I love the shabby chic look of the first one and the second one made me laugh..such a cute card with the penguin skating on a mug of hot chocolate..adorable.

Peggy Sue said...

The penguin card is the cutest!!

Jan said...

Beautiful cards............

Carole said...

Beautiful cards. Love the pink rose.

Darla said...

One soft and delicate and the other very striking. Great work

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

Both are wonderful. The Skater sooo adorable!

Susan said...

The penguin skating around the teacup is super adorable, and the sentiment and bow on the first card make it really stand out. Thanks for sharing!

golightly said...

I love both cards! The first has a beautiful color combo and the second is just too cute. The penguin skating is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Nice cards.....love the flower, and the penguin is adorable!

Judy McMullen said...

I love both your cards! The first is so very pretty and love that gorgeous flower! The second is so fun and cute with the penquin skating!! TFS.

Betty Neville said...

These are fantastic Karen! Love the soft color combo and beautiful design of your first card; and your penguin card is super duper cute!

Shell said...

Love both cards Karen. Love the subtleness of the first and the cheekiness of the penquin on the second

susies1955 said...

LOVE them both but that second one put a big smile on my face. I want it. :)
Great job,
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

lady Anne Howard said...

Love both cards as always Karen, but I think my favourite has to be the first as I'm a sentimental no hoper lol...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Lynne in NI said...

Fab cards ... the first is soooo pretty and the little penguin card is just adorable!

Corina said...

Oh Karen your cards are always so exquisite

joy said...

Love your cards - that second one is so, so clever!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Two cards yea!! The second one is just too Cute!!

Dawn said...

both cards are lovely, the penguin is tooooo cute!!

dj21470 said...

Both of these cards are so wonderful ! I Love the 1st one... Victorian touches; and, the skating penguin is too too cute. Good Job !

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great job on both of these cards, Karen!

scrappy28 said...

These cards are so cute. Love the look

Dale said...

The card is so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

luvhymns said...

I drooled over the paper flower and laughed with the playfulness of the penguin.

T M Batterson said...

Love the diversity of the two designs, but that little peguin guy is my fave!

Marlene said...

I would l ike to be able to make a rose as pretty as that one. And the penguin went straight to my heart.

CJ said...

Both cards are fantastic. The penguin made me laugh, what a cute card.

CJ

Karen said...

Great cards! The muted colors and rose are gorgeous on the first card. The darling penguin skating on the mug is so precious.

Donna Phelan said...

Really love the soft look to your Friend card, it's beautiful!

Sassy Sue said...

The first card is lovely and the second card is adorable. I am still in Christmas mode. LOL.

Cal and Wendy said...

Two very different cards - the rose is fabulous and the Penquin adorable - thanks!

Garnet said...

I love the way you show how you can use the same scetches to make such different cards.

Rhonda said...

Both of these are awesome ... I can't pick a favorite. Love the softness of the first one and the second one just kinda pops out at ya!

Jerry and Bobbie said...

wow wow wow..great colors..so homey looking..i just love it..great blog hop

Laraine R said...

Love both cards!! The penguin skating on the cup is so cute!! Thanks for sharing

whitneymaryann said...

Both cards are great, but the penguin skating on the coffee cup gets my vote (not that we're voting, but he's just cute!).

L8ybug2 said...

Both cards a beautiful. I love the rose on the first one and the penguin is adorable on the second.

§hawnie® said...

The first card is elegant and beautiful! The second card is playful and fun.

I would love to learn how to make the paper rose that was on the first card!

Blessings!

~§hawnie® Bartron
http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

StampinCatMom said...

The rose is absolutely beautiful and the penguin is adorable!!

Maggie Minnich
maminnich@wowway.com

scalder said...

Love the subtle colours in your first card--gorgeous. The penguin is so whimsical--love it:)

Karen said...

I love the distressed color combination in the first card and the penquin on the mug is just too cute.

Katherine said...

Your cards are beautiful, but I have to say that the penguin steals my heart. That card is adorable.

SueB said...

both great cards and I agree the penguin is just SO STINKIN' CUTE - TFS!

nancy t said...

card 1 soo romantic....card 2 sooooooooo cute

Kathy said...

Both of your cards are awesome! One whimsical, one stunning and both beautiful.

Georgei said...

like alot the frist card very pretty and very soft color
and the Penguin is cute to
thank for showing

Gladys R. said...

Both cards are beautiful. I
love how you have the penguin
skating on top of the cup. How
clever!!

Lynne said...

Penguins are my oldest grand daughter's favorite so this was a great card for me.

DJreflections said...

Such a nice card! Love the softness.

Connie C said...

Your little penguin is sooo delightful! Clever idea to use the mug as his skating rink. I just got hte Mugs & Kisses set and now I have another clever idea for using it. :-)

marie said...

I like them both but the "winter" card is my favorite. Very playful and fun looking.

LorraineB said...

Great cards. First one has a touch of elegance and the second is adoreable. Can't go wrong with penguins.

Jennie said...

LOVE the flower on the first one (you should be happy, it is BEAUTIFUL!!) and what an adorable card with the penguin on the top of the mug! Great job on these Karen :O)

Kathryn said...

Lovely job on both cards. I am partial to penguins at Christmas though so I loved the skating penguin on the cup.

JJH said...

You created a beautiful rose. Nice colors too! And the penguin - too cute. I have one that he is snowboarding. What fun!

Daphney Barrett said...

Both are beautiful! Love the soft colors of the 1st. Love the fun of the second.

The Vannoy Family said...

Your cards are very well done! Love the penguin - made me smile! Thanks for sharing!

Debby said...

Both cards are great! My fav though is the penquin...he is too cute!

Chris said...

Both cards are beautiful. What a great example of using the same sketch and having such differing outcomes!

Lina said...

Love love love the penquin card... so cute. Both cards are beautiful

Shirleo said...

Both cards are terrific! I love the soft colors and flower of your first card! The penguin card is adorable!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow, Your cards are wonderful!! I love the rose on the first card and the penquin card is just toooo cute!!! Fantastic job!

Jodi said...

Great cards. I like the penquin...he is so sweet...the rose on the first one is also nice.

JulieAS6078 said...

Th first card is pretty, but score another one for that cute little penguin! TFS!

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOL, I LOVE that penguin skating on the rim of the cup in the second card - how clever! And that rose in the first card is stunning.

Pat Jandacek said...

The first card is very romantic and your flower is particularly gorgeous. The second card is absolutely wonderful...very clever and cute!

Laurie Patterson said...

Two fabulous and completely different cards. I love both of your interpretations of the sketch.

Sue D said...

Great cards--the first is so pretty and the second is very fun!

Artistic Angel said...

Both of the cards are soooo cute! You have done a wonderful job. I can't wait see what you come up with next.

Lindy said...

Your first card is beautiful but I love the whimsy of the second one!! My daughter loves penguins and would love it too!

Debbie said...

The "rose" card is so gorgeous and the "penguin" card is so cute! Great job Karen! :)

Debbie Meijer

scrapdiva77 said...

Lovely cards

Patricia said...

I love both cards but the Penquin is so cute and the colors just pop. Great Job!

Susan said...

Great cards. Love them both.

Susan

jean w. said...

Both cards are delightful! Love the colors in the lst one and the fun of the second!

nana of my 3 said...

Very stunning cards, my fav is penquin..i have a soft spot for them...

Barbara Colbert said...

They are both wonderful!!! The first is lovely...the penguin is SO cute!!! :-))))

gltinnola said...

Since I love penguins, I'd have to say that your second card is my fave!!

Neesey said...

These cards are so cute. I am especially fond of the penguin card. Of coarse, anything with glitter catches my eye!

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