Sunday, December 2, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #149 & Cards for Hospitalized Kids

I always have trouble when two papers come together, rather than various shapes of different papers arranged on a background.  But I had some images that needed circles this week, so I ended up liking the OWH sketch #149 after all.  This week they're for Cards for Hospitalized Kids, but I do have a box to send off to OWH and hope to make more love cards in time to send off Wednesday.  (Which is the last day I'm making Sweetie go to the post office this month!)

Here's the sketch: 
And the cards:
The bottom paper and ribbon are both from stock, the top paper is from Creative Imaginations; the stamp, which I colored with Copics, is from Penny Black; and the circle, which I made stand up a bit with 3M padded tape, was cut with my Cricut. I made this with a little girl who loves pink in mind.  Oh, and the glossy accents doesn't look as bright on the actual card as it showed up with my flash. 

This cardstock is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up; the paper and satin ribbon is from stock, and the image, colored with Copics, is from Stampabilities.  
The red cardstock is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up; the bottom paper (which looks brighter white in real life) is from Echo Park; the velvet ribbon's from stock; the top cardstock was embossed with my Cuttlebug; instead of a circle, I decided to cut a snowflake with my Cricut, which I then colored with Copics B0000 and B000, and the house, which I (sigh) glued on crooked with the 3M padded tape strip to make it stand out a bit, is from Lawn Fawn
I was having trouble with my bounce flash picking up the right color on the cards because the sky outside the window is so stormy gray today, so I reshot this one with my straight on flash, which gives a much better indication of the colors, especially on the snowflake paper that looks darker on the gingerbread house card.  This cardstock is from Mark's Finest Papers. I can't remember the color, but think it might be Cherry Slush, which is brighter than Stampin' Up's Cherry Cobbler.  The paper is from Echo Park; since a square background took up too much of the music notes, I decided to go with a circle background, which I cut out with my Cricut; and the image, colored with Copics, is from Stampabilities and the ribbon's from stock.  

Since I had to get back to madly writing on Castaway Cove, my OWH Shelter Bay July 2013 book, which is due in January, that's all I managed to get made today.  For readers, you have until Monday midnight, PST, to comment on last week's Tuesday Teaser for a chance to win an Advance Reading Copy of Sea Glass Winter, which will be arriving at a store near you on either December 31, or January 1st. 

Have a super week!

xo, JoAnn 


Carol L said...

You ONLY had time to finish 4 cards?! LOL You're too funny! I only had time to create one, and I don't have any deadline to meet! LOL You're amazing how you can craft so many cards at one time, and they're all so much fun! I know these are going to make a lot of children happy ;) I especially like the 2nd card with that darling PB image!

BobbisTreasure said...

What a great group of cards - I love the Peanuts ones! Congratulations on your new book!

Diane said...

All of your cards are so great- happy cards! I love how you colored the Penney Black image. TFS!

Donna Hanley said...

Dogs, Cats, Peanuts, you can't go wrong. You did a fabulous job with your cards this weekend. I could never do it all with other deadlines to meet also.

Christy - said...

What a great collection of cards!

Kathleen O'Donnell said...

JoAnn these cards are so wonderful and the kids are going to love them...

Ronni said...

JoAnn these are just incredible!! I thought Snoopy was my favorite - but I love the cat! AND the house - and my fav the snowball rolling! Thank you so much for making 4 cards for this sketch! What fun!

Meljprincess said...

I love your cards, JoAnn. Especially the kitty.

You made the card that came with my ARC didn't you? My husband was touched by what you wrote. He said to tell you 'thank you'.

YES! MY ARC IS HERE! And it arrived very quickly. It's beautiful, JoAnn. Thank you so very much. I appreciate it immensely.

Have a fantastic week.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Sue Peace said...

LOVE your cards!!!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Joann! Love all of your cards and I know the kids are really going to enjoy them. I really like the Lawn Fawn house card with the snowflake behind it.