8/15/2011

MOJO204 & CR84FN36 ~ A challenging day for challenge cards!

What a day this has been...sheesh!!! First my sweet little Max is still under the weather. My fury guy has been snoozing all day, but moving from place to place to do so. He keeps hearing something and tries to move away from it. Problem is...it's his own little tummy making quite the array of noises! Poor little baby. Nothing icky going on (if you know what I mean!); just an odd tummy issue. Then while working on my challenge cards I got a whopper of a paper cut on my index finger...OUCH! Let's just say it makes tying a tiny little button string bow interesting! Time for dinner ~ the rain stopped and the sun came to say a big bright hello...so I put the charcoal in the grill & lit it. Five minutes later the sun said goodbye, ten minutes later the sprinkles were back and within a half an hour my charcoal was a no go! Uuuugh! Is it tomorrow yet????? So with a delightful day like this I  made the executive decision to roll two challenges into one card; and you know what...I think it worked!




I used the wonderful sketch (that I flipped) from Mojo Monday #204 and the most delightful colors from CR84FN color challenge #36 ( yellow, kraft & neutral). The DPs are from Authentique: Blissful, key & lock are by Renaissance Art Stamps and the corner stamp is Inkadinkado. And there you have it my challenge card made during a very challenging day!!!

Thanks for stopping by; hope I didn't depress you all too much LOL!!! ~ Lisa

22 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lisa, I just had to pop over and see what's new from you today. :) I love your choice of background paper, and that CR84FN color palette looks PERFECT with it! Sorry the rain ruined your outdoor cooking. :(

Lisa said...

Rockin' the challenges again, Lisa! Love these papers and the soft yellow - so pretty! Sorry, but I got a chuckle about the charcoal...man do I hate that finicky stuff! I have hadplenty of days that could not end fast enough so I feel your pain! Hope the furbaby is feeling better real soon, poor thing!

Judy1223 said...

Lisa, so sorry to hear about your trials today...although your story-telling skills are so good you made me smile. I've had the same grilling issues if it makes you feel any better! Anyway, at least your card worked out beautifully today! Way to roll two challenges into one!

scare_easy said...

This is a great card, Lisa! It's so soft and inviting... makes me think of my mom's house near the beach. I love all the little details - the arch of circles above the keyhole, etc. Really beautiful.

Marie said...

No depression, here! Your collage type card is magnificent. I love how the different elements flow together so perfectly. The lock and key are a great focal point. Upstate NY is having similar weather...we're practically neighbors.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Lisa! Love how you incorporated the patterned paper as part of your design and love that metal rimmed tag! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, I think it worked, too! LOVE the collage of great details! The key and the bird are FAB! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Well, I hope the rest of your day is going better and tomorrow will be the best day ever!!! LOL

Great job with the card! I love how you used the key as that background layer!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Maria

June Houck said...

Oh wow, Lisa, this is beautiful! It all flows together perfectly :)

Cheryl said...

You've pulled together so many interesting elements into one fabulous card! I love it! Hope Max is feeling better soon ;).

Debgem said...

This is fabulous - so many lovely details. I do like papers and pretty lock and key! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of the colors and the sketch! Love the scrolly corners!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Lisa. Love the DP and the shabby feel to it! :o) Hope your finger and Max are better!

Rebecca Denhollander said...

So many fun, and pretty elements to this card!

We would love to have you play along at the Polkadot Door!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! Love how you took advantage of that fabulous DP! Beautiful!

Andrea M said...

This is absolutely STUNNING Lisa!!! Love your take on the challenge colors! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope your furry bud feels better soon!!

Notes by Nina said...

Sounds like your Monday was definitely a trial, I hope the rest of the week had only gotten better and that your little one is feeling better. Your card is fabulous, love the colors and the great embellishment.

Cyndie said...

What a great combo challenge card! Love the bird and birdcage, and artful arrangement of elements. Sorry your day was challenging--hope the next two were better! Thanks for your comments on my blog--guess I'm starting to find my mojo again...

Inger said...

Such a lovely card Lisa!!
Love your elements as well!

♥ Inger

Patrice said...

Looks like your challenges motivated you in the right direction! Great card...

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!!~

Tanya said...

Oh love those colors together. Yellow's not a color I typically use but I sure do love it with kraft and white/cream! I like how you flipped the sketch too=) Very pretty card!