February 19, 2010

Motivet Challenge - week #7 ...and... Just Magnolia week #43

Happy Friday
I hope you have all been having a great week.
My week has been awesome,
I'm worn out, tired, and feeling extremely exhausted
but it's a good kind of exhausted.

I've had the week free from work
(the joys of working at a school)
But I dedicated this week to organizing my craft room.
I've come a long way since Monday, but haven't actually
taken the time to make any cards until today.

So I'm posting both cards in this one post
to try and save a tiny bit of time and effort.

The first card I'm going to show you,
is the card for this weeks
Motivet Challenge.
I used the sketch, and tried to work a little bit outside
my comfort zone.  Orange's are not my thing,
but I felt that my Morris on Ice Skates really needed to
Skate a little bit on the wild side!  LOL

Here is the sketch

And here is my card

Pretty wild huh?  I am usually NEVER EVER EVER
mixing these colors, but I decided to force myself to do it,
and am actually loving the outcome!  Go figure!
Next I have worked on this weeks sketch challenge from the
Just Magnolia Challenge blog
The sketch they gave us was a little different than what
I've worked on in a while, so I had to think this one out!

While I was sitting here thinking, and trying to decide
which Magnolia image I would like to use,
I was sipping my coffee, and thinking.....
Suddenly I thought about a St. Patty's day card!!!
Soooo, what does coffee have to do with it?
Because I had Irish Cream flavored Coffee Creamer
in my coffee!  LOL
NOW I knew exactly what image I was going to use.
It all just fell together after that!
When I was finished, I sat back to see how she looked
 and I'm happy to announce that I'm quite happy with the end result.

So there you have it, I took a break from all my moving things
around and re-organizing, and cleaning out, and all that yuck type
of work, and got to play a little bit today.

I hope you like the cards as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak.


Katie said...

Awww, they are both beautiful (in different ways)! Love what you've done with the seated image, very creative!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow, wow Lynda I just adore both of these wonderful cards I love those zingy colours you have used in the first card and Tilda with all those lucky clovers is pure perfection oh I have really enjoyed my visit. I have just received my first two Motivet stamps so I hope to enter the challenge this week so thank you for such wonderful inspiration.
Lorraine x

Yvonne said...

Beautiful , stunning , very creative.
Loving the clovers all around the card,beautiful touch to the card.
the papers are divine!

Mina said...

two totally different but equally gorgeous cards Lynda, love them both and thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Two great cards, i can't choose between them
Lisa ;)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh my goodness!!! Both of these cards are *ADORABLE* and oh so sweet:o) I love the fun, vibrant colors of the first card!!! My brother would love it...this darling, little fella is sporting Dolphins colors;o) Your Magnolia creation is oozing with sweetness and is colored beautifully!!! What lovely creations!!!


carole said...

Your st patrick's card is adorable.
Tilda is so sweet and I love the arrangement your made.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Lynda - you rocked both challenges, love your use of colour - good luck and TFS XXX