Monday, January 30, 2012

To A Dear Friend!!!

Hi everyone,

I have made a card or actually a double card, lol, which i have never tried, so please bear with me...., 1st some background for you to understand where this is coming from, LOL

I have been friends with Mary for what seems forever and even tho they have moved several times, each time further from me, yikes, we still stayed good friends, never missing sending xmas/ cards and even valentine too, she is my BFF, not so..........:))
Well, when i got the e-mail the other day asking why i missed sending her a xmas card last year, boy did i know i was in trouble, lol, so just had to make it up to her, right!!! And that is why my card is double.............hehehehe, xmas and just because/valentine ..............

Now the image i used is one of Sassy Studio Designs - Valentine Honey, which i recently won over on PCP with the FFF Challenge, simply adore Lindsay's images, sweet/ sassy and super fun to play with!!! The new Dare To Be Sassy Challenge is to make a christmas/winter holiday card and this fitted so nicely into what i wanted to do!!!

I came across the challenge blog CR84FN Color Challenge Blog and their challengge was to use pink/red and light blue, ok, can work with these, will be different, but i like!!

Sooooo, the front of my card came together this way........
Pattern paper as bg , another strip of pp across, another square of pp over the strip, rounded my corners, the image was cut out with a circle cutter and placed on two other circle's a little bigger each time, you see, that's a lot of layering,lol.
Then i added a snowflake with gems, a die cut leave bush( sorry, not sure what the die is called), a chipboard bird which i colored blue and added some white lines with a gell roller and a small gem for the eyes.

Ok, you still hanging in there for me, lol, hold on tight, a bit of a bumpy ride..........hehehehe

Next i added a little bell with bow, some flowers, ok , a lot, lol, a greeting with some gold pearls, love them, and finally my buttons and a bow with flower in the last corner!

2nd Page i have my pp, adding two strips of ribbon, still staying with the colors pink/red and blue,another piece of pp on which i mounted a piece of plain cs, added a rub-on flair with a sentiment( Just(because) saying Hello) , tehn another heart were attched here with a brad with a Butterfly, so lovely, added another bow and some gems!!!

WOW that was a lot said, also the 1st time that i have put it out like that, yikes a few first's for me, lol,would love to hear what you think..........:))
Embellishments used were from my own stash and from PIZZAZZ APLENTY and MEI FLOWER , do check out these stores, they are stunning, fab service and yummy goodies!!

OK, now for the last( think it will def be my last in doing this,lol) 1st, to take on the challenge at Pile It On - Just Because and to see how many challenges can i pile on here, wish me luck!!

The challenges i would like to enter this ( double) card into :::::::::::
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Things With Wings
Lily Pad - Pattern Paper
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Stamp N Doodle - Include an Animal
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Crazy For Challenges - Layers
Pixie Dust Studio - Include an Animal
HotShot Crafts - Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Floral
Craft Challenge - Digi/Button and Ribbon
Dutch Dare - Buttons
Die Cutting Divas - Bows/buttons/bling
Victorine Stamps - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Flowers
Simply Create - Love is In the Air
Card Making Mamas - Something Old(my papers,lol)
Moving Along With The Times - Blooming Marvelous

As i said, i tried, i did, finish, lol, boy this is hard work, hats off to all the ladies that link-up, you sure are doing a super job and spreading the word of challenges!!!

Thanks for stopping by, so appreciate it if you read through all this, love you for it!!!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Theresa. Wow, this is lovely, all that fabulous detail and those flowers are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

craftymum said...

Hi Theresa v
thank you for your lovely entry into HSC

hugs Sarah

p.s. Have you joined our list of followers?

Kim Kelley said...

What a great concept Miss Tee! I bet your bestie is going to love it! Love all the embellies! HUGS

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the colours & the flowers are great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well you definitely outdid yourself on this one. it's absolutely GORGEOUS and she's gonna love it!

hope u r well and that it's cooled down some where you r. thanks so much for all the smiles you bring to me.

hugs :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Gorgeous work - AMAZING actually!!

Pat N. said...

Oh, that's so cute and a great story! Thanks for entering the DCD Challenge this week--Pat N.

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely cards - thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

coops said...

wow this is stunning theresa.i love the image and your colours and details are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Buttons Things With Wings Challenge and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

LynCr said...

Stunning card, I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle.

igła i nitka said...

These are really nice cards:)

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I like the flowers on the die cut. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Theresa, very pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Theresa: Great card! Glad you joined us for our "Love is in the Air" Challenge at Simply Create Too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member


Hi Theresa
A gorgeous and beautiful creation,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz

Hugs Dianne xx

CraftyCatz DT

Sheree said...

What a gorgeous, fun and bright card Theresa! Love the image and all of the bright embellishments that frame everything beautifully!

Gaynor said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Shanna Shands said...

These are cute. Thanks for playing along with Dutch Dare hope you join in for the new challenge tomorrow.

Cat said...

Love the flowers and vine on your gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

Linda said...

Your card is just beautiful.. Love the papers you have used.. And you have colored the darling little image perfectly!!
Hugs, Linda

Deborah said...

I'm rather late making the rounds - my life exploded - :~D Beautiful details! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings....