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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dogwood Revisited


Another wonderful challenge this week at Our Creative Corner by our April host Dana Grothaus - Blooming Blossoms - a challenge that fits perfectly into this time of the year. I titled my post Dogwood Revisited because I won this dogwood stamp as a result of another dogwood card I entered into a recent Caardvark's challenge. The sponsor was JustRite stamps and this card came in first place. I am still so excited because I won the entire JustRite release for the month of April plus a spot as a guest designer. So here is the very first card I have ever made with a JustRite stamp. The image was so quick and easy to color. I LOVE how their stamps have the interchangeable frame around them and they fit perfectly into the Nestabilities die cuts.

Update to Post: I didn't have time to complete the inside of the card before the OCC DT card was due. However, I decided the card was perfect for a Mother's Day card and completed the inside with Mother's Day sentiments. Here's a look at the inside panels.




Card Details: SU Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi, digital DP, all edges sponged with Antique Linen distress ink, image colored with Copics, lots of stitching, paper piercing, distressing, etc. If there is anything specific you are dying to know, let me know in the comments or email.

The rest of the OCC team has some awesome samples for your inspiration. Hope you will also swing by their blogs and let them know how much you enjoy their work!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Blessings & hugs,



Challenges:
Secret Crafter - Distressing
Clearly Inspired - All Tied Up
Crafty Catz - Use Stitching
Daring Cardmakers - Die Cut Crazy
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Belli Challenge - Die Cut Shapes
Little Red Wagon - Use Ruffles
Tellen's Place - Use Ink Distressing
JustRite Friday Challenge - May Day or Mother's Day
Paper Cutz - Mother's Day
Pixie Cottage - Mother's Day and/or Sketch

46 comments:

Tracy said...

This is so pretty Linda, love the colours and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suzi said...

Hi Linda, a beautiful card, love the rushed ribbon and your overall design. I also love Justrite stamps, have quite a few and they stamp up really well. Congrats on being 1st.
Hugs
Suzi x

True :) said...

Beautiful Linda!
Hugs,
True :D

Chris said...

This is stunning!

Loretta said...

Linda, your colours are perfectly spring sweet! Your card is lovely!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh my!!! Your ribbon/button detail is beyond fabulous...absolutely FABULOUS creation...again...WOW!!!

~Jeri~ said...

Another stunning creation Linda!! Your detail is always amazing. I love seeing what you're going to come up with next!! Such an inspiration!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges and congrats on being a runner up during out Stitching Challenge!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

It's beautiful, I can see why you won. Congratulations on your stamp win. Jane

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Linda
A gorgeous card,so beautiful,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Sue C said...

Oh Linda how gorgeous is this, and how lucky are you winning all of those goodies ! I love the way you've done the ribbon- is it just a running stitch ? Sue C x
P.S. Thanks for the tip about Isabella's DT call I've sent the email and now have everything crossed !

Sandy O said...

WOW!!! I don't know what else to say, this is just too fabulous.

Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Sew Many Cards Challenge.

Sarah Gough said...

So gorgeous! I just love the soft colours and all the detail!

Little K Smith said...

WOW! A stunning card, love the embossing and how you've done the ribbon! Just love it!
Kelly.x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

ohhh how pretty! Love the pink ribbon and, well, everything on it! Just gorgeous.

coldwaters2 said...

Quite stunning I have spent awhile looking at this Linda the design the ribbon the image just beautiful thank you so much for sharing this with us at SMC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Rosanne said...

Just gorgeous!Love it Linda! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

HappyCrafter said...

This is FABULOUS! So much to love about this card, the colours, pearls, distressing, beautiful image....

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SUper Gorgeous Mom DAy Card! What's not to love!?! This is simply Fabulous! Very lovely colors and sentiment! I just love the whole card! We've also got a special treat this week. If you use a Sew Many Cards image in this weeks challenge (excluding the free image being offered this week), you'll receive a free single digital image of your choice from the Sew Many Cards store!!! So once you enter your post link using InLinkz at the bottom using a Sew Many Cards image, email me at Jeri@SewManyCards.com with your choice of your FREE SINGLE DIGITAL IMAGE FROM SEW MANY CARDS(limit one image per person)!!!

kim.mom said...

Linda, I always love coming to see what you've made as it is always a beautiful creation but this one is just STUNNING....so elegant and pretty!!! Love all the texture and the details you add...that flower is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with SMC!!!

Alicia said...

Such a pretty card Linda. Love the colors you used, the sentiments and the ink distressing. Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!

Hugs,
Alicia

kim.mom said...

OOPS - forgot that I wanted to say Congratulations, too!!! I went to see your other dogwood card and it is GORGEOUS also...no wonder you won!!!

I'd love to know how you made your ribbon flower!!!

carol said...

ooh gorgeous love that ribbon detail, thankyou from Crafty Catz and Sew many challenges for joining in this week x carol

Katie said...

Linda,
This is a gorgeous card!
I love the soft colors and all those wonderful layers.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Margie said...

Gorgeous card! The pastel colors are so much fun and the desing is fabulous!
Thank you for joining us at sMC Challenges!

Linda Robinson said...

Your card is so Beautiful. I just love all your creations! I come here to get my inspiration!

Thanks
~Linda

Carla Murphy said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful. So much wonderful detail!! Love the colour combination as well. Thank you for the very nice comments you left on my blog... I wanted to come for a "visit" !!

Bye for now,
Carla.

Adrina said...

This is just too beautiful for words.
I love everything about it.
Thanks for joining SEW MANY this week.
Adrina XX

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This card is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! Love everything about it!!! :)

Simone said...

Wow, this is just stunning! Such a romantic and lovely card!
Simone

Debby said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations!

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda this is sooooo pretty!!! I LOVE what you did with the ribbon too!

Gloria said...

I can see why this won first place...it is just fabuous! I love your ruffled ribbon and flower! Thanks for playing along with us at the Clearly Inspired Challenge!

Tanya Rudd said...

What a fabulous Card! Love the ribbon. Thank you for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs
Tanya

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just gorjus love the image and papers,embossing
such detail too thank for joining us at the pixie cottage
love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Peggy said...

Wow, love the card both inside and out. Love all the texture, distressing and ribbon. God bless!

Anita said...

So soft and stunning, thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous card... perfect for Mother's Day. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

artish said...

super beautiful card. love all the pink and green. thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

Tanya said...

Just beautiful! Love the colors, just awesome.:)

SuzanneK said...

OMG simply stunning!!!! Thanks for playing along at SMC. Can't wait to see what you create next.

Liz Weber said...

Hi Linda, your card is so elegant and pretty and you use the JustRite Stamps just perfectly. I love the design of this card, thanks for the inspiration!

Katarina said...

this is absolutely stunning. Love all the details, it's so worked through. Is that correct english? I just mean it looks like you have spent a lot of time on it. Thanks for joining the pixiecottage this week.

Patricia Rose said...

wow, this is amazing... beautifully done.. tfs

Grace said...

Wow! THis is sooo gorgeous Linda!!! The softness of the colors and the overall design... just stunning!!!

Amy said...

The dogwoods are beautiful. Congratulations on winning.

Lori McCroskey said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous....I'm especially fond of it as I love love love green and pink together!

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