Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of my American friends, wherever you may be, a Happy Thanksgiving!  For those of you not celebrating Thanksgiving today, I wish that happy finds you today in the smallest and most meaningful of ways. 

It has been a busy week and I was just now able to finish up the last 2 cards for this week's challenges for the Card Sharks contest at the Nook.  The first challenge of this, the second week of the contest, is based on the card game of Bridge.  Lilith's clever challenge is to use wood or nails with a nature theme on our card.  Wood and nails being something a bridge is made of.  I told you, clever, right?  :)  I used some older Martha Stewart wood grained felt ribbon with a pretty layered poinsettia with gold beads in the middle for the "nails".

Merry Christmas
Papers: Graphic 45 and MME, Flower: Jolee's, Ribbon: Martha Stewart, Sentiment: SRM

Im linking this card up over at CASE Study (#67) too.  Kryssi Ng has been the inspiration all month and Ive been meaning to play and this card fits the bill this week.  :) 

The second challenge is based on the card game, Kings in the Corner.  The challenge is to make a card fit for royalty.  I had some adorable SRM Princess stickers in my stash that I have been wanting to use.  I paired them with some pretty pink (loads of pink!) MME papers.

Little Princess
Papers: MME, Punches: EKSuccess and Marvy Uchida,, Stickers: SRM, Ribbon: STrano Designs, Flower: Prima, Other: machine stitching

Here is a close-up of the ribbon bow, they are my favorite as of late.

Looking forward to what challenges the next week brings! 


  1. These are gorgeous!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Jan!

  2. Both cards are lovely...but I really love the poinsettia card...stunning!

  3. Wood Grain Felt Ribbon .... how delicious is that ... and I love those gold beads.

  4. stunning, what a gorgeous poinsettia...have a fabulous Black Friday weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Beautiful cards! Love the center on that poinsettia! And such a cute little princess card!

  6. Sweet swweeeet card I see here :) Thank you for playing along at the Nook ;)


  7. LOVE your poinsettia, the woodgrain ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

  8. Wow, these are both gorgeous!! I'm in love with the striking poinsettia, on the first card :)
    Thank you for joining us at CASE Study this week! Chupa :)

  9. Congratulations on getting the Top Three honor at Case Study! Well deserved, your card is certainly eye-catching!

  10. Love your cards! LOVE LOVE LOVE the poinsetta and design of that card!

  11. stunning Jan.. amazing colour and designs.. love your cards.. you rock.. hugs Bev

  12. Wow Great cards Jan!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!


If you want to be happy, be.

~Leo Tolstoy