Sunday, September 26, 2010
A very happy Sunday to everyone!! I hope your weekend has been a fun and productive one...and that you are looking forward to a marvelous week!! Gosh, it is so difficult to believe that the year is moving so rapidly...in just a blink of an eye it is autumn with the Christmas holidays not that far behind!!!
This week at Just Magnolia we were asked to follow a fun and delightful sketch designed by the fun, delightful AND talented Dawny. I hope you will come on over to Just Magnolia and have a peek at the gorgeous DT Sample Cards and will decide to play along with us this week since we are sponsored by All That Scraps and they are offering the lucky winner any C.C. Designs stamp set of their choice!!
For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI and Bazzill, and the DP is Webster's Pages Sweet As Cherry Pie with a touch of PTI dots. All major panels were machine stitched. Little Tilda With Cherries in a basket from the new Autumn Collection was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics. I looked for her over at Magnolia-licious and couldn't find her but several cherry related stamps are in stock right now. To accentuate the lovely papers I added several little white flowers to the left side and made a horizontal with Jute String Red to tie on the little cherry charm. For the right side I used Red Chandelier Glass Garland as "cherries", adding individual leaves from the Moss Green Leaves trim. For the floral treatment I used a couple of white cherry blossoms, more small white flowers and individual leaves cut from the trim.
For the first panel on the inside I used more of the jute string, adding a single flower and leaves. The jotting panel is a combination of nesties to which I continued the cherry garland idea.
I hope you like my little creation and will let me know what you think of her!! Also, remember, we would love to have you join us over at Just Magnolia. So grab your favorite Maggie and show us your interpretation of Dawny's sketch!!
WINNER...My sincere thanks to everyone for leaving me such sweet and kind comments!! But it looks like this surprise will be on its way to Ireland...Congratulations to...
SANDIE who said...Stunning as always hun!! I just love how you show the inside of your cards and they are as detailed as the front! Fabulous creation :)
Sandi, please contact me before Thursday, September 30 so that I can get your little package to you.
SWEET STUFF...Many of you realize that my very favorite part of this blogging is the Sweet Stuff part so check this one out...if you would like to be considered all I am asking is that you leave a comment and I would appreciate it if you mention it on your blog. Please leave your comment before Friday, October 1. Good luck to each one of you!!
1 Martha Stewart French Scroll Punch Around the Page Set (New Release)
1 Magnolia Prom Queen Stamp
1 Belles 'n Whistles Little Eden Stamp
1 FlowerSoft Best Fishes Stamp Set
1 Set of Orange Essentials Ribbon
5 bunches of Mulberry Flowers
Thank you so much for dropping by to check on My Maggies and ME! I really appreciate your visits and your lovely comments and hope you will return often!! May your day be a delightful one and until we meet again I send big Maggie hugs to YOU!!
Friday, September 24, 2010
A very happy Friday to everyone!! Hey!! It's almost weekend and I know we all look forward to weekends!! I intend to make every one of them SPECIAL, too!!! I hope you are ending a very nice week and are prepared for a special weekend also, wherever you might be!!
Today at Friday Sketchers #121, we are being hosted by the marvelously creative and unbelievably talented Jeanette of Canada! She has given us a marvelous sketch and one which can be used in so many ways. Thank you so much, Jeanette...it was really alot of fun!!! I hope that you will come over and join with us this week so that you will be eligible for a great prize from Simon Says Stamp.
For my DT Sample Card I made an easel card using Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is Recollections and PTI dots. All major panels were machine stitched. For the front of the card I stamped that darling little hÄnglar & stÄnglar harvest girl on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics. For the horizontal I used 1.5" Jute Ribbon Natural and Totally Twill Old Gold from Really Reasonable Ribbon. A set of autumn leaves dangles from the twill bow which is topped with an "Autumn Days" brad. To complete the scene, I used silk leaves and a couple of stickled pumpkins at the little girl's feet. For the floral treatment, I used flat flowers from Crafty Feeling centered with flower buttons, all resting on more silk leaves.
Since it is so difficult for me to photograph easel cards, I wanted you to see the base which again used the jute and twill ribbon horizontal, more buttons, and a sentiment on a Fancy Tag.
I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Jeanette's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja
My sincere thanks to everyone for stopping by to see what's happening in my little corner of the world! I hope you will all come back often. I appreciate each of you so much for all of your visits and for your sweet and kind comments. Until the next time, be safe and have fun!!! Sending hugs right out to YOU!!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Happy, Happy Sunday to everyone!! I hope you are having such a delightful weekend, filled with lots of fun and bunches of smiles!! I know mine has been wonderful for sure!! I hope your week will be a splendid one also!
This week at Just Magnolia our challenge is LACE IT UP – so you can take the challenge literally and do some lacing up on your card, or you can use lace – real or paper, just as long as you use a Magnolia stamp on your project. Don’t forget that you can combine our challenge with any other challenges of your choice. And remember NO back linking, new projects/cards only please. The challenge closes next Thursday (23rd Sept).
For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, the matting is PTI and SU, and the DP is from the Rhubarb Tart Collection by Memory Box. I just love that little touch of black/white grid on this paper! That darling little Secretive Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles to the flowers. This image and many more from the Bon Voyage collection are available at Diana's shop so rush on over!! This Tilda is one who can be used for so many occasions...birthday, Valentine's Day, Mom's day, etc etc. For the horizontal I used a base of black raffia lace and topped it with a black/white gingham, adding a double flat bow, red floral bouquet, and heart and star pins. To finish the front I added black gems to soften the corners and placed gold metal corners for the image panel to give it some emphasis.
For the inside of the card I used the same raffia lace, ribbon, and bow treatment...adding a gold flower charm to the first panel and the Magnolia Vintage Tag for the jotting panel.
I hope you like my little creation and will decide to Lace It Up with us over at Just Magnolia...get those Maggies ready!!
WINNER...My sincere thanks to all who dropped by to play along with the RRR blog hop and CONGRATULATIONS to....
Celeste who said.... Hope all goes well with your treatment... Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration on your blog.... Thank you also for the wonderful chance to win some great candy...Celeste
Celeste, please contact me before Wednesday, September 22, so that I can get your surprise out to you right away!!
AND NOW for some SWEET STUFF like I promised...hope you like it!! Please leave a comment below before Friday, September 24. I would love for you to tell all of your Maggie Loving Friends about my Sweet Stuff, if you don't mind!! Good Luck!!
1 Martha Stewart Embossed Snowflakes Edge Punch
1 Magnolia FairyTale Armchair
1 Magnolia Prom Queen
2 rolls of Martha Stewart Ribbon
1 Fiskars Tool Taxi
4 bunches of mulberry roses
1 pack of organza butterflies
Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in Maggie Land and I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back often!! It is always such a joy to have you visit and I love reading your comments. Always feel that you can email me if I can help you with something. If you place your questions in your comment, I cannot always get to your email address. Have a great week and until the next time....MAGGIE HUGS!!!!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Gosh, happy Friday everyone!!! I hope your week has been as exciting as mine!!! I finished all of the radiation sessions on Tuesday and I swear I have more energy and feel so much a part of life than I ever did!!!! So watch out, WORLD!!!! I hope you have a marvelous weekend, because I certainly intend to!!!! wooooohooooo
Today at Friday Sketchers #120 we are being hosted by the wonderfully talented and creative Janneke from the Netherlands who has designed for us such a wonderfully fun and exciting sketch. Thank you so much, Janneke, for all the fun!!! Love that sketch!!! We hope you will come over to Friday Sketchers and show us your wonderful interpretations of Janneke's sketch which will put you in the running for a lovely prize from Lauretta's Digital Stamps.
For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Be Merry Collection by Kaisercraft. All panels were machine stitched. I used Unwrapped Tilda from Magnolia-licious which is now available and is such a darling.. Gosh with a change of colorways, she can be used for any festive holiday...birthday...shower...etc. She was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, using a tiny bit of Green Stickles on the holiday package wrapping. For the horizontal I used a wide grosgrain stitched ribbon from my stash. For the flat bow made with a Bow Easy Tool I used matching Red w/ Stitched White Grosgrain from the marvelous Really Reasonable Ribbon shop where you will find not only the very best selection of ribbon, etc on the planet, but also the very best customer service from Bonnie. The flat bow presents a silver stocking charm dangled from a bit of Baker's Twine Cherry from RRR also. you will note that Tilda's package is also tied with Baker's Twine Cherry...smile!! To complete the front I added 3 stocking buttons to the top right and 3 lovely poinsettias resting on holly leaves to the bottom right.
For the first panel on the inside I used another horizontal of red stitched grosgrain topped with a Maya Roads Kraft envelope which can be used for a special note, gift certificate, or gift card trimmed with the narrower red stitched grosbrain and a date die-cut by Maya Roads. For the second panel, I merely used another flat bow of the narrow stitched red grosgrain, a single poinsettia, and a couple of reindeer buttons to reflect the DP.
I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Janneke's sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Carole, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja
WINNER.....My sincere thanks to everyone who visited my blog for my first Papilio presentation....Gosh!!! The winner is....
MARIA THERESE of Norway who said:
So happy that you are doing better, it must be so tough going through, and I love how your still here sharing your wonderfull cards with us even though your in the middle of your battle!!
And another thing im happy about is that your on the Papillo DT!! Hope to see some fairy cards soon too :)
I soo love these cute stamps but I haven't had the chanse to buy them myself yet.. but I will!
Hope your weekend is great!!!
Maria Therese, please send me your mailing address and your choice of stamps so that I can get your surprise in the works right away!!! Make sure you contact me before Monday, September 20 or I will have to select another winner.
My sincere thanks to everyone for stopping by to see what's happening in my little corner of the world! I hope you will all come back often. I appreciate each of you so much for all of the positive regard you have afforded me over these past 9 months and know that I can never repay you for all of the many kindnesses you have bestowed upon me. BUT, I will keep trying...smile!! Until tomorrow, when we might see some more SWEET STUFF, big hugs to each of you!!!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a magnificent weekend wherever you may be and are looking forward to an even better week! I know this week will be a special one for me for sure!! This morning I have a bone density test to determine if the radiation and chemo have damaged my bones...BUT I can tell them I am 9 months older and wiser and nothing more has happened to these old bones!! hahaha Then it's just 2 days of jumping in the microwave and this chapter of my life comes to an end!!! Yippppeeeeee!!!
Today is the regular monthly Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings so if you have arrived here from there you are right on track. Welcome and I hope you enjoy what I have made for you to see today!! If you have arrived here first, I might suggest that you begin the Hop at RRR Ramblings so that you will get all the directions and see what's in store for you today!! Gosh, put on those hopping shoes and lets get moving!!
For my card, I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is all from the So Spooky Collection by Magnolia. All panels were machine stitched. I have used the darling little So Spooky Tilda from Magnolia-licious, stamped her twice on Cryogen White, and colored her with Copics. I then cut out her dress and propped it up after rolling it around a bamboo skewer for dimension and contouring. For the horizontal I used some absolutely exquisite Black Organza from RRR with a double flat bow made with a Bow Easy Tool. If you have not visited Bonnie's shop at RRR, you are in for a real treat!! You will be absolutely amazed at the number of colors and widths that this organza alone is available in at her shop!!!! Not to mention all of the other offerings she has!!! To complete the front of my card, I used a combination of lavender gardenia and purple violets with ivy leaves in the upper corner, added purple rhinestone swirls, and topped the bow with a silver witch charm.
For the inside I used verticals of the black organza again, adding a bow on each panel. On the first panel I repeated the floral treatment and for a bit of levity I added a little Dresden die cut witch flying through the air. The jotting panel is a purple chipboard die cut and I again added a wee touch of the rhinestone swirls. I hope you have enjoyed my little creation and will let me know what you think of my little witchy Maggie!
SWEET STUFF...You all know that I just don't know how to do a hop or a challenge without a little bit of Sweet Stuff for my visitors so here you go!!! You all are the BEST!!! All you need to do is leave me a comment before Friday, September 17 . And of course I would really appreciate it if you would mention it to all of your friends and would consider becoming a follower over at RRR Ramblings.
1 Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edge Punch
1 Magnolia Bat Tilda Stamp
1 MagnoliaFlying Witch Tilda Stamp
1 Fiskars Tool Taxi
1 Fiskars Craft Knife
Black/Orange/Purple Mulberry Flowers
1 September Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR (Halloween Theme)
I know you will enjoy your journey along the Blog Hop way! So have fun and continue along your merry way! Your next stop on the RRR Blog Hop will be to the very talented and creative Iwona Palamountain who will most certainly have something of beauty for you!!
Have fun!!! Thanks for your visit!! And come back and see me real soon!!! Hugs to YOU!!!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are all having a splendid weekend and are getting prepared for a very nice week. I have been walking on air all weekend because I am down to the number of radiation sessions that I can count on TWO fingers now...yipppppeeeee!! Hurry up Wednesday!!!!
This week at Just Magnolia we were asked to follow a fun and delightful sketch designed by the fun, delightful AND talented Dawny. My card was late this time because of so many appointments, scans, tests, pokes and probes BUT I am NOT complaining....YET!! I hope you will come on over to Just Magnolia and have a peek at the gorgeous DT Sample Cards and will decide to play along with us this week for a chance at a nice prize from 7 Kids College Fund.
For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is Magnolia Black Dots and Making Memories. All panels were machine stitched. Little darling Sitting Witch Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, and placed on double Nesties. NOTE: Diana has a wonderful selection of Halloween images in house so jump on over before the Halloween rush!! For the vertical I used wide Black Webbing and the cutest Halloween Boo Grosgrain from Really Reasonable Ribbon. To finish the front I tied on a silver bat charm, added pearls to soften the corners. and made a floral treatment of a black gardenia and orange roses.
For the inside of my card, it's just more of the same but on the first panel I used a Halloween Seal Stamp by Catslife Press and dangled a silver jack-o-lantern from the flat bow. On the jotting panel I added a Dresden die cut witch to the upper corner.
WINNER...Thanks to everyone who dropped by and left comments for the chance at my Snowman SWEET STUFF!! It looks as though this surprise will be going to.....
LORRAINE in the UK who said:
wow i just love this gorgeous snowman he is too adorable especially with all of the glittered detail and i so need those snowflakes they look great.A omg its beautiful i am off now to pop it on my blog to share it around so thank you so much for the chance of winning xx
Congratulations, Lorraine! Please get me your mailing info before Wednesday, September 15 so that I can get your package to you right away!
This week I have a RRR Blog Hop on Monday the 13th and a Challenge on Wednesday the 15th so you know what that means....MORE SWEET STUFF!!!! Yippppeeeeee!!!
Thank you all so much for dropping by to check on my little Maggie today and I hope you will let me know what you think of my little creation! It is always such a joy to see you stopping by and I hope you will return often. Take care and be safe, and until the next time, BIG MAGGIE HUGS for EVERYONE!!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Happy Friday to each and every one of you!! I hope this week has been as much of a delight to you as it has to me!! At this point I am down to 3 more radiation sessions AND I can assure you that my respective body part is fried beyond recognition and as painful as anything I have ever experienced!!! BUT....are you ready for the wonderful news???? My cancer doctor has informed me that after all the chemo and radiation that I will NOT have to have a double mastectomy and that I have done exceptionally well with all of the treatments...The BIG C is GONE!!!! Boy, am I happy that I never complained...much...hahahah My sincere thanks to each of you for all of the positive vibes, the kind thoughts, the sincere prayers, the inspiring emails, notes, cards, etc... Gosh!!! All of those combined really did the trick!!!! Your help in keeping my brain on a POSITIVE track really helped!!
Today at Friday Sketchers I am hosting so I have made a sketch that I hope you will enjoy using and will join with us to show us how you interpret the sketch. Also this week we have a wonderful surprise for some lucky participant from 7 Kids. Thank you so much, Tab, for sponsoring my week!! So please drop on over and join in with us. Just review all of the FS instructions on the right sidebar and show us your lovely cards!
Another bit of exciting news for me before I describe my card for you!! I have been asked by the inimitable Malin, the designer of the exquisitely precious Papilio Stamps of Norway to be one of the five members of her new Design Team and I am so thrilled! I hope you will make the Papilio Blog as one of your regular visits to see the amazingly creative and inspirational work of my fellow DT members: Inge, Jorunn, Louise, and Pop's.
For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is all BG Eerie from last Halloween season. All major panels are machine stitched. I have to admit that the first try for the front of my card appears as the first panel on the inside. I decided that I would not be happy without alot more dimension so I slashed an X in the DP and rolled it back to make the tri-frame around the image. After I rolled the corners of the square back I tacked them with black Recollection brads and placed tiny orange roses at each juncture. I also used Black Stickles on the edges of the turnbacks. Hope this makes sense...lol...For the image I used a Papilio digital image of Trick or Treat Lida, laser printed her on Cryogen White, and colored her with Copics. The image was double matted and placed into the space available after the corners were turned back. I wanted Lida to look as though she were flying OUT of something or somewhere...lol...Did I succeed??? Gosh, is she cute or not???? To finish the front, I added orange rhinestones to soften all of the corners.
For the inside of my card, I have explained how the first panel evolved and then I added a black striped satin and organza ribbon bow from Really Reasonable Ribbon using a Bow-Easy Tool from the same shop to dangle a silver witch's hat. I can't find the link but I bet if you contact Bonnie at RRR that she will help you out with this magnificent ribbon!!! I just love it!! For the second panel I simply used a Recollection chipboard frame from Michaels with the very same bow.
I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using my sketch shown above!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Carole, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja
SWEET STUFF -- To help me celebrate my appointment to the Papilio Design Team, I would like to offer 2 Papilio stamps of their choice (either digital or rubber) to some lucky person who leaves a comment. Have a peek at them and I know you will just love them too!! I will also be so happy to send you a selection of Halloween ribbons/embellies/charms. I didn't have time to take a pic but you know my usual offerings. So leave your comment before Wednesday, September 15, at midnight in order to be eligible. Good Luck!!
Again, thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in this part of the world...It is always such a real pleasure to see you and to welcome you on your visit!! I hope you will come back often! I just love hearing what you have to say about my creations. My sincere thanks for so many reasons and big hugs to each of you!!!!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
A very happy Sunday to everyone!! Gosh I hope you are having a magnificent weekend!! And for those of you in the States, we have even another day of weekend this time!! Yippppeeeee!! But whenever your week starts, I hope that all of you have a most pleasant one. I am thrilled because I have a day off from my sleep-inducing, energy-zapping radiation so I have a 4 day week!!!!
This week at Just Magnolia we all produced cards using some manner of Crackled Glass. Whew, I hope that is NEVER one of my assignments again...lol...But we have decided to have a little change on how we run our Special Monthly Challenges. We want to inject a bit of fun into it (and make life easier for us all) so from this challenge onwards we are going to set the Special Monthly challenges as "Anything Goes". If you would like to join our challenge this week we would love to have you try out this technique OR "Anything Goes", it is up to you. We understand that sometimes you don't always have the necessary craft items or time for the special challenges, and we want to encourage you all to enter so hope that by making this a FUN challenge once a month you will join in with us - we just want you to play along any way you want this week as long as you use a Magnolia image. Your participation will qualify you to be in the draw for the $30 Credit Voucher at Simon Says Stamp. Admittedly, I didn't use the specific technique this week but I crackled my glass using Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint over the snowman!! So I am an "Anything Goes" person this go-round...lol
For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base and all matting and the DP is Bo Bunny. All panels were machine stitched. I stamped that darling Snowie with Snowflake on Cryogen White before coloring with Copics and then giving two thick coats of crackle paint. Just so you know, the last time I checked Diana had all three of last season's Snowmen on re-order...so you better check fast!! The matboard for Snowie was cut with a Cricut and then I added those lovely Stempleglede swirls in white which were a wonderful gift from the very talented Christina...thanks, sweetie, a million times over!! For the vertical I used some gorgeous Light Blue Organza and narrower Burgundy Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon. To the vertical I added a flat bow with a dangling snowflake charm. Rather than flowers I used snowflakes--the larger blue flakes are Spellbinders and covered with Diamond Dust, the smaller white ones are MS punches and are covered with Prisma Glitter. Both were centered with a large clear rhinestone.
For the first panel on the inside I used another vertical of the light blue organza with a silver snowman charm dangling from the flat bow. I also added several small white snowflake buttons with the backs removed before adhering to card. For the second panel I merely added another flat bow with snowflake center and a tiny little snowman to the bottom corner.
I hope you will visit the Just Magnolia challenge blog site to have a peek at the beautiful DT Sample cards and will decide to play along with us this week...We would love to see you there!!
A little bit of SWEET STUFF for my favorite people!! All you have to do is leave a comment below and I would love for you to mention the Sweet Stuff to all of your friends if you don't mind!! Please leave your comment before Friday, September 10 at midnight. I would love to hear from you!!
1 Xyron Create-A-Sticker (I couldn't resist buying this since a portion of the $ goes for breast cancer research...smile)
1 Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch Pack - Butterfly
1 MM Flower Shop Tin Collection in white and cream
1 Traveling Tilda
8 bunches of mulberry roses
Thank you so much for dropping by to see what my Maggies and I are up to. I hope you will come back often--it is such a real joy to find out that you have visited!! Have a lovely week and until the next time, big hugs for all!!!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
A very happy Friday to everyone!!! Gosh, thank you so much for dropping by and the wonderful news is that after today I am down to only 6 more radiation sessions...You all have made it so much easier with your kind comments and happy thoughts!!! I am a bit burned by all of the microwaves BUT soon it will be over!!! And then we can really PLAY!!!!! I know you are all prepared for an exciting weekend and for those of you who will have a long holiday weekend, I hope it is a very safe and enjoyable one for you and yours!! Happy Labor Day!!!
Today is the 118th challenge of Friday Sketchers and we have a wonderful treat to be hosted by the phenomenally talented and creative Inge of the Netherlands who has provided us with a fun and exciting sketch. I hope you will come over and check out the splendid DT Sample Cards and will decide to join with us this week using this exceptional sketch so that you will be in the running for a delightful prize from Motivet.
For my DT Sample Card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is all from the Blackbird collection by Memory Box, which was part of my recent birthday gift from Lucas and Niklas, the darling sons of my sweet friend Claudia. Thank you to you two sweeties!!!! All major panels were machine stitched. The darling Witch Tilda was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and a touch of peach Spica. This little beauty is from Magnolia-licious and although she is not available she is up for pre-order so you better be thinking about those Halloween cards right away!!! Time flies when we are having so much fun!!! And I tell you, even things on pre-order can get sold out completely in the blink of an eye!!! I used a MS spider web punch for the vertical on the card...and the horizontal is all from Bonnie's awesome shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR). I used a combination of 1.5" Jute Ribbon Black, Jute Ribbon Orange, and Jute String Orange. RRR has so many Halloween ribbons that you will be amazed at the selection and even more amazed at the fabulous customer service!! I added several stickled black and orange flowers onto a base of MS punched twigs, a stamped TH Happy Halloween ticket, a spider web charm, and half pearls from RRR. The ticket was lifted in the center by rolling the stamped image around a Copic to give it so much more dimension before adhering the ends to the card.
For the inside of my card I used the same orange jute ribbon and string on the first panel to attach a smiling face Jack-o-lantern charm. On the jotting panel I used a several layers of orange and black flowers from Crafty Feeling (which were included in one of my monthly selections) to make a statement flower centered with a Basic Gray glazed spider web button and resting on more MS punched twigs.
NOTE: I was unable to participate in the challenge blog over at RRR this week BUT this card of mine qualifies now!!!! Hey we all use ribbon and we all use flowers!!! So there is a wonderful challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog which will run until September 14. So think about it and submit your next card with flowers and ribbon so that you can win one of two very nice prizes available!! We would love to have you participate along with us!!!!
I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using Inge's marvelous sketch!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Carole, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja
Again, thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in this part of the world...It is always such a real pleasure to see you and to welcome you on your visit!! I hope you will come back often! I just love hearing what you have to say about my creations. And until tomorrow, when I will have a wee surprise for you (AND I'm sure you know what that means...smiles), BIG HUGS for all of YOU!!