Thursday, January 31, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions Guest Designer!

Hi There!
Hope this finds you doing well.
I was invited by my friend, Jeanne Jachna (doesn't she have an awesome first name?) to be a guest designer for The 12 Kits of Occasions Challenge for January, 2019. I was very flattered to be asked  and surprised myself by agreeing to participate. The theme is Good Fortune and I received a lot of fun goodies with an Asian theme. You can see them in the graphic below. 
The challenge is very low stress and there aren't really many rules. I could create just one card if I wanted or more. I could supplement with my own stash if I wanted. The goal is just to have fun.
And I decided not to over think this at all and do just that; have fun. 
I came up with 4 cards and I still have supplies left to make more if I want. 


On this one, I colored the images with my Copics and added Distress ink in Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass to the punched circles to make it look like the outdoors. I followed sketch #33 from Reverse Confetti.

When I saw the blue embossed cardstock and the circular gold die cut, I knew I had to use them together. The animal/dragon(?) is colored with metallic watercolors from my stash. 

I loved the cherry blossom paper and I couldn't resist making a shaker with the die cut piece included. I added some Spun Sugar to the cloud like shapes. 

And finally, Jessica really like the little Ninjas, so I had to color them up. I had some fun making an night sky including  my poor attempt at adding "stars" with white acrylic paint "splatter." Jessica said some of them look like shooting stars. LOL I'll take it! Anyway, I had fun coloring them with Copics and adding some Wink of Stella to the headbands and trim. The mountains have some Winking, too, but you can't really see it. 

So there you have my efforts at the January 2019 12 Kits of Occasions.
Thanks so much, Jeanne  for asking me to play along. 
I hope you enjoyed my creations. 
I had a lot of fun making these cards. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Crafty hugs!


21 comments:

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Jeanne! Thanks for playing along! Lots of goodness here! I love the mix of papers on the first and the lion on the second with the gold is amazing! The shaker is pretty in pink and of course Jessica has good taste! The ninjas are super cute! Well done!

Birgit said...

Hi Jeanne ~ What a delightful use of Jeanne's kit. Your cards are all beautifully amazing! You rocked the night sky and ninja's! I immediately thought of a shooting star too, as I was reading along. The shaker card is gorgeous, as is the blue and gold together. I'm so glad you were able to join us this month with your wonderful inspiration.

Marybeth said...

Pretty awesome first name for sure :)! So happy to have you join us this month Jeanne! You made so many gorgeous cards, I so love the pink elegant shaker card! Your ninja card is too cute! All beautiful and fun !
Take care

artful-notions said...

Jeanne, your cards are a delight! I loved your explanation of the 12 Kits, put so sweetly. And the ninjas with shooting stars look fabulous! So glad you joined us this month. PS... Jeanne is my middle name!

Tracey McNeely said...

Hi Jeanne, I think it's a pretty awesome name too. ;) All ofmyourncards are just fabulous, I love that you put the dragon over the coin! Brilliant, like they were meant to be together! We are thrilled to have you guest with us this month!

Kara Lynne said...

Fantastic cards, Jeanne! I love the way you used the kit! Your circle design is a great way to highlight those tiny kids! I love how you paired the patterns in the navy with the gold coin, and how beautiful the clouds look in pink. Those ninjas are just the best! The "shooting stars" reflect the movement of the ninjas! Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my post, Jeanne! We may not share your awesome first name, but we're both mom to two young ladies and are married to a very tolerant guy!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your cards!!!! The bright and wonderfully colorful first card is so fun! Pairingthe GOLD coin and dragon, perfect! Love Love the shaker and the lightly colored pinks so lovely in that card! The last cards kicks booty! Lol! Thanks so much for letting me hang out with the "gang"!

Kim Heggins said...

So excited that you joined us this month...you totally rocked Jeanne's incredible kit. So much beautiful detail in each of your amazing cards. Love the coloring of those sweet children, they look wonderful against that beautiful striped paper. Your shaker is sweet and those ninja's are amazing!!! Simply wonderful creations.

Lisa Elton said...

Welcome Jeanne, so happy to have you joining us this month! All of your cards are fantastic! I like your coin/lion card and your pretty cloudy moon shaker. I can tell you had fun with Jeanne's incredible kit!

Marcia Hill said...

So glad you joined in the fun this month Jeanne, and you rocked this kit with your FABULOUS cards! I love, LOVE your 1st card with all the colorful DSP (great layering!!) and then all the images that you colored so beautifully too!! I love the gold and the blue on your dragon card too...they look wonderful together!! And your shaker card with the cherry blossoms is GORGEOUS!! SOOOO pretty and who doesn't love a shaker?!! And your ninja card is so darn cute and I love the meteor showers going on with the white splattered paint...fun, fun, FUN!! Four wonderful cards Jeanne and so happy you had fun playing along with us!! Hugs. :0)

Loll said...

Congrats on being GD at the 12 Kits, Jeanne! Great job with your designs which are fun, beautiful and fabulous! xx

Kay Miller said...

Oh what a fun post! First off congratulations on your guest post with 12 Kits! You did an awesome job showcasing all of the great items! The first card is so bright and cheery with the adorable little kids! Love that one! The circular gold die cut with the animal/dragon ( haha!) is classy and sophisticated, and the cherry blossom paper shaker card is super pretty! The little ninja card is adorable and I love Jessica's comment about the shooting stars! So glad you accepted the invitation and had fun making these awesome cards! Happy weekend! ((Hugs))

Sharron said...

So happy to have you join us this month, Jeanne! Love your happy design with the kids and colorful striped background! And the navy and gold with the lion make a really great combo. Those clouds create a wonderful shaker, so pretty in pink. Then there's those adorable ninjas! They're especially fun done in black and red and shown out on a star studded night! Jeanne's kit was so amazing. Glad you were able to share in the fun with us!!

stampmonkey said...

Congrats, Jeanne! Looks like your creativity had the "Good Fortune" of being recognized. ;P You did an amazing job with all four cards here, but I gotta say I really love the cherry blossom pink shaker card and you really rocked those cute little ninjas too (you did a great job with the stars --love Jessica's thought that they're shooting stars, and I have to agree, they do!

Beautiful job, Jeanne!

big hugs,
Christi

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on Guest Designing with the 12 Kits Team, Jeanne ... sure looks as though you had heaps of fun with all those goodies! Your first card is so vibrant, happy and fun with those little kids playing in their circles ... the ninja scene is brilliant (what a great night sky) ... the lion against the gold coin is so dramatic with the embossed navy background ... and the cherry blossom shaker is an absolute delight! What a great showcase! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

How absolutely wonderful that you joined the 12 Kits gals; a fabulous acknowledgement of both your sweet comments/visits and awesome talents! Speaking of talents...totally smitten with your quartet of delights here! I can tell you had fun creating these! As always, your colouring is marvelous and vibrant; your designs eye-catching. As for your ninja scene: totally crushing over that 'shooting stars' background! Hope you'll be sharing more with your 'leftovers'!
hugs~c

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer for 12 Kits, Jeanne! You did a terrific job with your four makes! I was a GD a long time ago and was blown away by all the stuff they send, so I really appreciate your creations!! Hugs, Darnell

Pop's Cards said...

These are just so pretty, congratulations on being asked, they all look amazing hugs Pops x

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Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW Jeanne - There are all AMAZING - all in their own special way! Yu are such a talented cardmaker - AND crafter!!! Thanks for inspiring! Lots of love!!!