Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2 Challenges - 2 Cards - and a special request




Yes I have 2 different cards for 2 different challenges today.



First is for the House Mouse Challenge blog. I love when I have time to get in on this challenge blog. I have a wall full of House Mouse stamps, my early days of stamping. And I love using them, they just crack me up. Well this week's challenge is to use Junk... yep to find a something around your house and use it in your card. Well I had lots of "junk" to work with. So then I went back to my images and decided what I wanted to work with... then went back and looked for something to work with my House Mouse and cherries. I just couldn't find the right thing.... then I opened my kitchen cabinet, and found a box of Jello... ok, so the box is junk once you make it right?



I then found some scraps of pattern paper that were perfect... red and white with cherries on one side and the other side red with white dots. Green card stock seemed to work well, I sewed down the pattern paper, then matted and sewed down my House Mouse. Oh yea... I colored them with my Copics and white gel pen. I matted the front of the Jello box... many times. and then sewed it down. There was no room for a sentiment. And I love the sentiment that is made to match these cherry eating critters. So I decorated the inside of the card with scraps, and a circle punched cherry from the pattern paper.






Once done with the card I then used my glazed dimensions on the cherries and the mouse's mouth.... they are really juicy cherries. :0)





Second card today is for Papertake Weekly Challenge a wonderful sketch. I felt it was time for a Hanglar image again. So I went through and found this one that had been sent by a wonderful friend. And it is perfect for my "request" that I will ask later. I pulled out my distressing inks and colored in to match the K&Company paper. Again this is one piece that I have used both sides. Following the sketch, inking the edges and sewing down. The image is sewed down with a blanket stitch. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and backed with a scallop circle scrap of the paper. Love these colors together.... which is funny they aren't normally me, and I have ended up using them a lot recently.










All of that was quick so I could have time to report on my nephew. He went through his surgery very well. It will still be a long recovery, and tough for the entire family. But if things go as well as they hope by the middle of next year he won't even have to wear braces! We pray for that out come.




I had an amazing email yesterday from RetiredHeather who offered to send Tagen a get well card. It got me thinking.... this could be something positive and fun for him. Something fun to look forward to. And then I really got to thinking about how great this could be for him.






Now my request. If you find that you have any time and a spare card for an adorable 6 year old, email me at michelleo@hughes.net and I will get you his mailing address, please email me do not leave the request in the comments, as I will not be able to respond and send the email to you from there. He then will start getting cards literally from all over the world! I am going to get him a world map and a box of flag pins. We will mark the map and save all of the cards. Then when he is ready to go back to school, mind you in a wheel chair, but ready to go back we will take the map and all of the cards to his school and he can share the story as a "Show and Tell" of all of the people around the world that were thinking of him during this time. A fun positive thing to make him want to go back to school and share this with his classmates.

Only if you have time... please do not stress.


Hope you have a great Wednesday, I have a list to catch up on, but I am going to visit some blogs and enjoy some quiet me time with my Internet friends... ;0)

HUGS and-

30 comments:

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous cards so goreos and cute
so glad your nephew is doing ok after his op ,Dawnxxx

Suzanne said...

Oh these are both beautiful and I love the house mouse and their cherries my favourite fruit. I have just the card for your little nephew made some time ago but just waiting for the right little boy to need a pick me up. Sue :o)

Flossie's Follies said...

Love, Love, Love your jello card, how creative, sending you an email for the address.

Glitter Monkey said...

Hi Michelle - I have e-mailed you. Your cards as always are great but I especially love the sentiment in the House Mouse one - it gave me a laugh anyway! Lol Lynn x

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous cards Michelle!! Love the cherries!! I'm glad to hear that your nephew is doing ok after his operations!! I would love to send him a card, so emailing you know for his address:-)

Kelly

dawnmarieg said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I will def email you for Tagen's address, what a fantastic idea. DawnM.x

Rach said...

gorgeous cards Michelle as always, you are so creative. hugs rachxx

amy said...

What a great idea Michelle. Tagen will absolutely have a blast receiving all of those cards.....
what a COOOOOOOL Aunt. I am glad that he is doing well.

Pam's Pride said...

OMG! LOVE the house mouse card!

Happy Crafter said...

Fantastic cards Michelle love both :)
Val xxx

Shary said...

Lol love the HM card, the sentiment is so funny!! Great glazed cherries you could almost pick them off the card and eat them. Gorgeous Hanglar card too, love the muted greens.
I will email you Michelle for Tagen's addy. I'll get it sent through the German PO so it will be a different place for him to mark.

Maranda Marie Burke said...

Love the Jello Card!

Monica-FC said...

I love your house mouse card. i have that smae stamp and that is the very smae reason i bought it. it is so cute. I love them also. i do not have many but the few i have i love.

ink'n'rubba said...

that cherry jello card is fabulous - you are so ingenious! and of course the little Hanglar girl is just precious. I'll drop you an email in a bit for Tagen's addy - hopefully he'll like the Hanglar fishing boy! hugs, annie x

Rica said...

Two gorgeous cards Michelle - I love the HM and your sentiment is brilliant.
Will email you for Tagen address.
hugs Heather xx

ink'n'rubba said...

It's me again! I've nominated you for an award so please check my blog! hugs, annie x

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the cherry one - such a cute image. I have emailed you re a card for Tagen. Kirsten.

Frances said...

Love them both Michelle! As for your nephew - glad to hear it went well, will email you for address once I've made a card - does he like anything in particular? hugs, xx

Heidi said...

Great idea! glad it went well for your nephew!
The first card, what a great idea Michelle I love this card. I am not good at the HM images and you did fab!
The Hanglar, this is perfect for your cause.

Carmen O. said...

What a fab idea for your nephew. I'm sure it'll make him feel real special.

I love your cards, especially your take on the HM challenge. Thanks for the inpsiration!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

love the koolaid box idea! cute card.
your request card is adorable as well.

ribenaruby said...

Fab cards, love them. Glad to hear your little nephew is doing well.

Sassy Crafts said...

Gorgeous card Michelle. It all works so perfectly together and the colours are striking. x

steph said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Carolyn Bounds said...

Both of your cards are STUNNING!!! I love anything with cherries on it, but I never would have thought to use the front of a Jell-O box! How very clever, and it looks AWESOME!!! Gorgeous card!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Lorraine said...

I love both your cards! The jello box is genius!

theneon said...

Beautiful work. So, now I've got to save my jello boxes too? My DH is going crazy with my "junk." martha Kay

Janneke said...

Great and awesome card ;)
Thanks for joinig the HM&F Challenge :D

X Janneke

Els G. said...

Love your cards! And that HM image is soo cute!
Els
x

Deb Wood said...

LOL...Too cute!