Friday, January 20, 2012

Duo of Challenges


Today I would like to share cards I made for two separate challenges.  My first card is for the Unity Friends with Flair hop that posts each Friday!  I recently received my January KOM which is called Heart and Soul, and had to play with some of the new stamps!  Just simple, but I love how all the colors blended.
I also just realized that it matches the Unity Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge, so here goes!



card stock: Pure Luxury White and Moonlit Fog
embossing powder: white detail
designer paper: Vintage Shabby by TH Idea-ology
ink:  TH Distress in iced spruce, gathered twigs, and evergreen bough
punch: SU!




My next card is for the House Mouse Monday Challenge #111, and we are asked to create in black and white.

card stock:  Pure Luxury Onyx Black
designer paper:  Making Memories Black Tie
dies:  Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three, Nestabilities Scalloped Heart, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Versafine Onyx Black
embossing powder: Detail Clear
embellishments: gems and crochet flowers
stamps: Two part Harmony  HMG1006,  Music In My Heart CR1058

Sorry for the quick post today, friends.  We are expecting snow tonight and I have a million errands to do today.  Be safe, be warm, and enjoy your weekend!

37 comments:

jackie 4124 said...

Would love to know how you colored the house in the first card. Its looks awesome

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Beautiful cards. Really love how you used the house from jan.'s kit!

Jingle said...

These are both great! I just love how adorable House Mouse stamps are! I have a couple...I should pull them out and get 'em inky!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Jackie, I embossed it in white detail powder on white card stock and used the 3 colors of Distress inks with the foam blending tool. That is it. Thanks for asking!

Betty Benton said...

Love the calming colors on the first card -- makes me think "home sweet home"! also love the "Olga-inspired" flourish on the second one -- how dramatic in black!

Patti J said...

Both cards are wonderful, Mary Anne! I'm lovin' the sponging on the first card, and WOW - can I just say that I am totally blown away by your black and white HM creation??? Woweeee! Great cards - thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Mary Anne, these are gorgeous, I love that House Mouse card, how fabulous.

BloomingPink said...

Love you Unity card....

And just giggled with delight at the House Mouse card. I just LOVE their stamps and that little song he's trying to sing...SO SWEET.

Makes you wished they weren't such troublesome little buggers.

shuggy said...

those are so great!

Kary said...

Both cards are lovely, Mary Anne!! Have a lovely weekend, and keep warm ;)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Stay warm and dry GF! We've gotten 27 inches in 2 days )0; It's not snowing right now (0; Love both of your cards... the 2nd is my fav!

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous loved peeking through the heart to this great image choice, thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Marsha said...

I love how the colors blended too. Cute inside of card.

Crystal said...

I love how you used the January KOM on your card, stunning!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the comment, it made me giggle. I love both of your cards and am envious you are creating with your Jan KOM...LOL! Mine won't arrive until the end of the month.
:O)
Jessica

Linda said...

your card is super.

Danie May said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the beautiful soft tonings of your first card and the way you have embossed your house and layered the sentiment. As for your second who can resist house mouse, and I love the use of the spellbinder tag. I have to wait another few weeks for my Jan KOTM to arrive so I love the advanced inspiration.

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful cards!

Carol L said...

You've been busy! I LOVE the HM card with that heart-shaped frame! Wonderful details! Keep that shovel handy :) Me thinks we're gonna need it :)

Glenda J said...

Fabulous! I especially love the first one - the house and the heart are absolutely PERFECT! Great work. We got snow this week too... wish it would melt. ;)

America said...

Hi Mary Anne! Two fab creations, but I SURE DO LOVE THAT HOUSE-MOUSE card. WOW!! GREAT use of Black and WHITE to go with those lovely combined die-cuts. Brilliant take on our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends MC Blog. Good Luck and we hope you'll come back to play again next week for the Blog-Hop! :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

I love both cards they are great! The details in both are so perfect especially the house mouse. I can comment using my IPad yippee!

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, what gorgeous cards...love them both. Your sponging on the house is fantastic....
The HM card is so elegant, love your heart cutout. Hope you are staying safe and warm.
hugs...

Karen L said...

Love these cards...! The house one is amazing, love the distressing and the colors you chose!

dee marie said...

Hey mom! I think both of these cards are awesome! I love the house card (very clever inside and out) and the black and white house mouse is so full of life :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

now look at these! wow you are so on a roll....love the HM!
crazy weather huh! just hope the "big one" misses us entirely this winter (-:

~Tammy~ said...

Fantastic blending on your first card! I love that everything is Black and white! Great creations!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your striking cards Mary Anne! Love the way you used the heart nestie and other dies on you HM card too. Pure loveliness! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K

Olga said...

girl this is so awesome!!!!! I love the second one, those mice are just hard to beat!!!!!

Peggy said...

I love black and white cards this one truly ROCKS!!!! love visiting and seeing all you creations!

Sue said...

Mary Ann, stunning creation. That image looks great in blk and white. Did you have trouble not using your colors? Beautiful papers and crocheted flowers. Thanks for being a loyal challenge participant, hope you come back for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge next week, and our HOP.

Hugs
Sue

Rica said...

Such a fabulous card, your images is brilliant and I love the stunning details and papers!!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends challenge,
love
Heather xx

Janice M said...

Oh what cute cards Mary Anne! I specially Love the B&W HM one with the pretty crocheted flowers. I have been having issues with blogger letting me comment on your blog the last 2 weeks?? Seems like this one might actually post! Fingers crossed!

Jennifer said...

GREAT cards!!! I cant wait to ink up that CUTE Unity house!! (=

Kym Weber said...

Both your cards are beautiful! Love the colors and papers! Wonderful embellishments! Fabulous job on both!

Christine said...

Awwww what a cute pair singing their hearts out..love how you used the heart shape frame..great take on the BW chall theme.

thanks for sharing at HM & friends chall this wk..hop back Mon. for our New Year blog hop..

smiles Christine xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x