Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Checkerboard meets the Jungle!

First a quick shout out to my special friend, Chat Dump Girl, who is feeling quite puny today. Hope you feel better very soon, my friend!!!
Gosh, the days are flying by! It's day 179 already at 365 Cards, and the challenge today was to use a checkerboard pattern on our cards. This is one thing that I love about these challenges...I am 'challenged' (imagine that!) to do something that I would never get up this morning and decide to do on my own!

I used Copper embossing powder, and a retired TAC square stamp, and heat embossed a pretty fall background in checkerboard fashion (don't look too closely at my crooked squares!). Decided that I should keep this simple, so just added some fall leaves and a couple of inches of fallish colored ribbon.

Hope you enjoy it!
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Next up is a card that I did for Janet's Corrosive Challenge. The theme this week is "Jungle Theme"... this little TAC Lion is just too cute NOT to use! Don't you just love his sweet little face? Come on, peeps, be honest!!! And look at this fabulous leaf trim - It came from The Cat's Pajama's, and I am crazy about it! The other 'bordering' on the card is just a piece of the new DCWV Animal Crackers Matstack. (DCWV-Another thing I just can't do without!!!)

Well, I am supposed to be working on monthly reports, so I guess, perhaps I should get to them!!! Have a great evening, and I'll try to get around to your blogs and see what you are up to before I turn in tonight!!!

Patti J.

~You say "It's impossible"

God says, "All things are possible"...

20 comments:

kristie sessions said...

Patti... These are some cute cards!! That lion is adorable and I love the embossed squares. Very nice and creative! Thanks for playing today!

Suzanne said...

Great cards!

Crystal said...

OOO Patti these are CUTE!! I love the patchwork and the leaf...how beautiful!!!

Nilla said...

Patti, love the beautiful first card, great colors and fantastic job on the embossing! Next one is so cute, love the lion! Hugs Nilla

Bohemian Gypsy said...

You did an awesome job of the checkerboard challenge Patti. I love the autumnal feeling of the card. Really nice job.
Hugs
Michelle

Chrissy said...

Great cards Patti! Thank you for being so sweet and encouraging, you make me smile ;)
Chrissy

beckynoelle said...

Love these!!! (i'm VERY ready for fall to get here) :)

Cindi said...

what great cards... here in maine we are starting to see some fall temps (whahhhhh) so your beautiful fall card hits home.
:)

fabricbutterfly said...

Your cards are just wonderful I love them both, but I love fall colours so the leaf one is extra special!!!!!!!!

chatdumpgirl said...

thanks for the shout-out. i'm beginning to feel human again...i think

Lisa Foster said...

These are fantastic! Love them both! Hugs, Lisa

Cat said...

Just looking at your card makes me ready for Fall! The leaf sets your card off perfectly!
Yes, that lion is adorable! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. they really make my day! Hugs!

Michell said...

Always Amazing cards...
so creative...

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Michell
Are you scared to be alone at home need security

Elise said...

So - hello, I had to leave a comment for you because you have a beautiful blog. I love your creative and interesting header shot, and got really absorbed reading your well written posts. Great pictures too ! Thank you for sharing them, best wishes...

Cat said...

Hi. Patti!
Thanks so much for the heads up on the Stamptacular Sunday challenge! Have a great day!

findinghandmadehappiness said...

This is adorable!! Really cute sentiment too. Your checkerboard card is great too. Very creative!
smiles,Deena

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey Girlfriend! Sorry I've been outta touch this past week. It's been crazy busy with DT assignments and stamp club. I'm looking forward to a break!

Love your cards, especially the checkerboard. I'm wishing for autumn...

Hugs and love,
Lisa

Glittered Paws said...

What great crads - you know I LOVE that little lion - he is so darn cute and great coloring on him. You do wonders with those pencils girl. Love the leaf touch on the fall card.

Janet said...

super card! thanks for playing:)
hugs

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for playing along with Janet's Corrosive Creations!! Great job. Hugs, Leslie