Tuesday, June 5, 2012

IBSIC #11 & Little Red Wagon

I've been meaning to play along with my blog pal Tammy over at Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge for the last few weeks, and kept running out of time. Look at this week's inspiration photo and challenge, though - use crochet trim or lace, and be inspired by this pic:

Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "Hopscotch;"
Martha Stewart butterfly punch;
Doodlebug 'happy birthday' sticker;
blue pearls; standard small & lacey circle Nesties;
mat crocheted by me
A challenge practically made for a crocheted mat, right? 
IBSIC #11 is open until Wednesday night, and you can find all their challenge details here.

I've also got a last-minute card for little red wagon's current woodgrain challenge, which ends Tuesday night. 
Supplies: papers from My Mind's Eye;
chipboard ruler from Fancy Pants;
sentiment stamp from Studio G;
vintage photo distress ink;
vintage buttons from my sweet mother-in-law
This is another 'use up those paper pads!' cards - there is a strip of woodgrain paper nestled into the middle, and I used some funky vintage buttons from the container that my mother-in-law gave me. A couple of them have a faint wood pattern (the largest ones).


Marie said...

Wow what a multi talented gal you are! The crochet doily is lovely and just perfect for that LO. Great woodgrain card, especially the vintage buttons. Gotta love using those scraps so you can have room for new stuff!

Emily Keaton said...

Jessi, your crocheted mat IS perfect for that first challenge!! And that birthday sticker is the perfect way to fill it. I'm looooooooooooovin' the chipboard ruler on the second card. How fun is that? So glad you killed off another paper pad!!

Allison Rankin said...

Love the mix of papers and elements here...the lined paper for your sentiment layer is brill!

Kristie W. said...

Both cards are great!! Love the patterns on the 2nd card and the doily on the first card is perfect for the challenge!

Dana said...

Awesome cards!! I really like the crochete doily!! I love it when you can make the embelishments!!

Dawn said...

Hi Jessi, I LOVE your crocheted mat! Beautiful cards with great little details.

Hugs, Dawn

yyam said...

Oooooh...how lovely are these? I love that crochet mat and that fabulous row of buttons! :)

Jenny said...

A challenge made with you in mind for sure :0)
The crocheted mats look so good behind the circles.
Love the row of buttons....... I tend to hoard them rather than use them!!!
Jenny x

~amy~ said...

awesome use of the crochet mat...fabulous card...and the baby boy card is absolutely adorable...buttons and chevron...perfect.

walchowDesign said...

Awesome crochet! Love your second card with all the mixture of elements. Such a great way of using the buttons!

Jingle said...

Oh, I love the buttons on this boy card! Great cards!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, these creations made me smile! I love the subtle coloring you used on both. The strip of buttons on the baby boy card is awesome!

THanks so much for joining us this week at IBSIC!

~Tammy~ said...

Yay! So so happy you got to finaly play and it is the perfect challenge for your beautiful mats!!! I love your butterfly taking flight on the first with the beautiful pearls added!

The row of vintage buttons from your MiL has me oooohhhhing!!!!

Thank you so much for joining us this week at IBSIC!! :-))))

Lisa Arana said...

Gosh, look at that beautiful crochet circle! I love how you added the butterflies and pearls. And you boy card is darn adorable!

Unknown said...

these are beautiful Jessi. so stunning! you gonna link these up to the doily challenge over at moxie fab. i think it's been extended another week! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You did such an amazing job crocheting the beautiful mat! I love to crochet! I made all my kids afghans for them last year. Your card is just gorgeous! Congrats on your Gallery Idol too! Hugs, Joanna

Jen W. said...

I need your joy of patterned papers to rub off on me. Even if I have a paper pack I still find it hard putting them together. I am clearly patterned paper challenged.

Anonymous said...

You can really pack a punch with those DP's Jessi! LOVE the doily and those fab buttons!

JJ Bolton said...

Your crocheted mats are the best! And I love those buttons! (A whole jar? Cool!) Great mix of papers on the second card. I love patterned paper, I just can't seem to get it on my cards, lol!

Hope you're having a great Thursday girlie!

kingstonmama said...

So pretty. Your crocheted mats always make the loveliest frames. I adore that baby card, too. :) ann Y.