15 December 2008

House Mouse and friends Challenge 18

From the House Mouse and friends blog:

"Today i have heard of the passing of one of our HM challenge participants. All of the team including myself wanted to do a tribute or something in honour of Joanne. As Carolyn has said on her blog.........'Heaven has gained the sweetest and most loving of Angels. She spread love not only through her cards, but through her beautiful blog posts and the comments she left behind. I will miss her greatly!!!'. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joanne's family and friends at this sad time. xxx
This weeks challenge is in memory of Joanne and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to join in.
Our challenge this week is :~ A Sketch and a kind thought!!

With this sketch you can flip it, shrink it, rotate it, twist it etc but you MUST be able to see the original sketch in your work.

The kind thought..........The Johnson family has requested the following on Joannes blog...........Joanne spread much joy through her card making. If you would like to do something in memory of her, we are sure she would like you to send a card to someone in need.
Please make your card based on the sketch and send it to someone in need. The DT had already made there cards before we heard this sad news therefore we will all be joining in and sending a card to someone in need."

I was very sorry indeed to read about Joanne and although I didn't know her, I noticed that she was always the first one to congratulate every winner of the challenges and always had something very lovely to say. My heart and thoughts go out to her family at this time.

For my card this week in the guest DT spot I've flipped the sketch round to suit the shape of the Dragon flying stamp that I've used. I used quite a lot of glitter on the flowers, some on the dragonfly wings and also shimmery H20 paint but it isn't showing up much in the photograph.

Stamps: House Mouse, Imaginisce sentiment
Paper: SEI, Coredinations, pale blue and green pearlescent card.
Colouring: Promarkers, H20s, clear sparkle gel pen, black marker, Versafine blue lagoon
Embellishments: Stickles, gem (for flower centre), pale blue fibre, Stickles, edge distresser, blacker marker for doodling.

Back soon,
Chris

21 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris how sad. She sounded just lovely and I am very sorry to hear about her passing.

You have made a gorgeous card. Your image is just coloured beautifully and your papers and flower are so perfect.

I have left you something on my blog.
hugs
kim xxx

mueppi said...

Hi Chris
your card is so pretty and this image so funny!
I love the papers!
Hugs Gisela

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Chris and I just love the colours and adorable image. Love the added texture with the fibre and your colouring is beautiful as always, I am so sorry to hear about one of participants passing and such a lovely idea for the team to honor Joanne. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Chris this is very sweet! Great coloring and wonderful job on the sketch.

Amy Johnson said...

How sad to hear that someone passed away so close to Christmas. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you for your lovely tribute. Your card is adorable.

Love to Doodle! said...

Very sad news Chris....my thoughts are with Joanne's family and friends...

Your card is another superbly beautiful creation...love the soft, gentle colours xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris
Sorry to hear about your fellow DT member. Your card is lovely thats a great image.
Hugs Lynsey :)

All Pink girl said...

Hi Chris xxx
i am so sorry babe to hear about one of your DT members so sad xxxx
but what a lovely idea to send the cards in her memory ,huge hugs Dawnxxxx
love your card fabulous as always xxx

Sandra said...

Hi Chris....such a cute and gorgeous card,and what a lovely thought by Joanne's family to make a card to send to someone in need,in honour of her,obviously very caring and thoughtfull people.
Hope you are ok,
Take care
San x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a lovely way to honor Joanne, I'm sure she is smiling from heaven!

Love your sweet card with the fun flower and wispy fibers!
hugs, Jami

mycardz said...

Ohhh...what a VERY cute card! I love all the glitter and the image you chose! Great job with this challenge, You've really been a great addition to our team! :)

Larissa said...

Great card, I love the fresh colors! Your coloring is as always amazing!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Thank you for mentioning Joanne on your beautiful blog. She was a precious person, and she will defintiely be missed.

Your card is beautiful! I love the clean, crisp colors and all the fun doodling! Also, the fiber you used is fabulous! Another beauty my dear!!!

Love & Hugs!
Carolyn

Rach said...

such a beautiful card chris, looks fabulous. hugs rachx

fishlips said...

Chris this is just elegant...so so ELEGANT...Takes my breath away!!!!!

Deb Riell said...

Hi Chris...I love your card. It is so beautiful how you animated the flying and the wings. AWESOME!!

Susan said...

Great job with the sketch and this week's challenge. Love the card and the image you chose! Very cute!

CRAFTERESA said...

what a gorgeous card, i love the colours, the papers, the image etc etc everything about it. I would be really proud of this if I were you!!! well done ;o)

Janneke said...

Great card ;)

Bev said...

Love love love it! A totally darling image and the most beautiful papers that work so perfectly with the image. An amazing card Chris

hugs Bev x

Rosette said...

Wow... I'd better be back another time here... cause I'll finish up commenting after every card!! :)