Friday, October 8, 2010

JiFFy Challenge!

Hello!!!  I'm SO glad to be joining the JiFFy (Just For Fun) challenge this month.  If you've not seen the usual crew's projects each month, I'll fill you in.  These lovely ladies (and I mean SUPER talented ladies) get together and make a project using the same basic supplies.  No one knows what the combination of paper and stamps are going to be until it arrives in each other's mailbox.  It's always a ton of fun to see what everyone creates!
Ms. Carole sent the paper this month - Noodle Soup by Jillibean Soup.  Crossing paths in the mail from Ms. Julie were the darling images from the So Thankful stamp set by Hero Arts.

So, here's my creation...


Aren't these pilgrims just darling?  I colored each carefully with Copics.  Liquid pearls replaced the little boy's buttons on his shirt.  I also colored the turkey, adding a bit of sparkle to the tail feathers, and carefully trimmed with precision scissors.  While I love to stitch on paper, I decided to add faux-stitching instead.  I'd say it's because I wanted to do it that way... but to be honest, I was afraid I'd mess up the patterned paper...   There's confidence for you!  Hah!

(Sorry for the quality of this picture... I just couldn't get the balance right in editing...) My little turkey is popped up on the front panel with dimensional tape.  He's too cute to be dinner, isn't he?

And while I don't always finish the inside of my cards, I really wanted to do something to make this card special.  I added a few bits of the patterned paper and my sentiment, off-center, to complete the card.
I'd love it if you'd visit all my friends to see what crafty goodness they've created:

Michele Boyer
Julie Campbell
Carole Burrage (she'll be posting a bit later in the day with her project)
Ali Miles
Kim Hughes
Lori Craig

Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: So Thankful by Hero Arts
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento by Tsukineko
Paper: Kraft and Suede Brown by Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Chicken Noodle by Jillibean Soup
Tools: ruler by Tim Holtz, micron pen, rick-rack die by PTI, precision scissors
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls in Opal by Ranger, clear and gold Atyou Spica pen by Copic
Copic markers: YR16, YR18, 0, W1, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, R20, R22, R24, R27, E00, E02, E21, E25, E27, E29, E40, E42, E44


  1. Eeek! This turned out SO cute! Your coloring is perfect! And... I know what you mean about the stitching. I messed mine up & had to cover it with a little ribbon tag. ;) Your faux stitching looks completely real though!

  2. Absolutely adorable Lise! Perfect colouring and your faux definitely looks real from here!

  3. So cute! Great stitching and I love the colouring on your turkey!

  4. Oh, that's SO cute, Lisa, inside and out! I love that you used the turkey! And that he's popped up! Thanks SO much for playing with us this month! Hugs!! :)

  5. So adorable! Love your coloring and the turkey is so cute. How fun that you got to join the girls for this challenge. It's a favorite of mine. Wouldn't mind being able to do this myself.

  6. Seriously so over the moon excited about working with you again Lise!! It's been too long. Love how you executed this beautiful design from the placement of the images, the stitching, the colouring and more!!

  7. Your card is darling, Lisa! Love your coloring and the turkey up front and center. You're a wonderful addition to the JiFFy team.

  8. So fabulous, Lise, and it's been wonderful having you on board this month! Just like old times. :) Your card is spectacular -- great coloring, as always, and love your inside decoration. When I see cards decorated on the inside, I usually think, "I can't go there..." but yours inspires me. :)

  9. you rocked the product...FABULOUS card Lise!! It was so great stamping along your side again. I miss you sweet girl xo

  10. Super sweet, Lisa! What fun to be stamping with you again! Love your design and your stitching. It's just adorable! Hugs!

  11. ABULOUS card Lise!! It was so great stamping along your side again. I miss you sweet girl xo

  12. Fantastic designs and colours are really cool and informative as mentioned above.