Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happiness Shared

This was a tough week for mojo!! I have been trying to make a card for The Next Level challenge all week, but couldn't come up with just the right thing. I actually thought I had one ready earlier in the week, but then I realized it was not just a 3-D card, but also a SKETCH!! So I was back to Square One. Now I finally have my entry finished, but I think I missed the challenge deadline which is Sunday, 9:00 p.m. British time (6 hrs. ahead of EDT??).

But all is not lost. I have several other challenges I am entering it in. Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:

The Next Level - Sketch plus three dimensional

The Cuttlebug Spot - Decorate the inside too

Our Creative Corner OCC Challenge - Tripple Play - use at least three different embellishments

Stampin' for the Weekend - Rock & Roll 70's Music Inspirations - I selected Bob Dylan's Tangled Up in Blue

Dutch Dare - use dies or punches

Creative Inspirations - Stitching, Real or Faux

Crafty Goings Ons - Color an image (winner wins set of 72 Copics!!!)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Pea - Flourishes

Paper: Whisper White base, SU Bella's Birds DSP, Night of Navy, Neenah Solar White for stamped images

Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black, More Mustard and Creamy Caramel for sponging, Copics for coloring images, sentiments stamped with Night of Navy

Accessories: Beaded brad flower - K&Co., KaiserCraft half pearls, Prima flowers, Cuttlebug, Floral Fantsey embossing folder, Nestabilities Ovals, Spellbinders tag die, lace from Lace Heaven, sewing machine.


Unknown said...

Very pretty card Linda! Love the blues and all of the extra elements you added. The inside is as pretty as the outside.
Way to work the challenges also my friend!
True :)

Dianne said...

Beautiful card Linda. Blue is one of my favorite colors. The inside if really really nice.

Lovely Linda said...

Stunning card Linda - love the sweet pea in blue!! The inside of the card is as stunning as the outside - this is one gorgeous work of art! Love the sentiment too! Way to go on the challenges!!Thanks for always inspiring!!

cheryl said...

wow what a beautiful card loveing all the blues brilliant love cheryl xxxxx

csroyal said...

Very pretty card, Linda. The inside is fabulous, too.

Edith said...

Beautiful card, Linda. I love the inside and the colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Linda! I love the flowery image and the fabulous paper you have used. The dark blue ribbon is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again next week. :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Oooh Linda! This is so pretty. I love the way that cream and blue go so well to create a vintage feel. The lace is gorgeous and I am so impressed with the inside too! Great job!

Sandie said...

What a stunning card. I LOVE the lace!!! So much wonderful detailing both inside and out.

Christine said...

You are also raising the bar! So love the blues!

Nancy said...

Wonderful card, Linda:O) Love the colours, and the sketch is awsome! I missed the challenge deadline too:O( But you have done a wonderful job with this card! Gorgeous Design Papers. Love the stunning inside too.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week. Good luck!

Wendy Hall said...

This is exquisite Linda!! I love the blues. Hope you are lucky and win at least one of the challenges!!

Donna said...

Wow Linda this is a really pretty card, love the image you've used and your coloring, and the layering of it really makes it stand out. The papers are fab and I love the blue lace and flower and your stitching. The inside looks just as fabulous.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
Donna xx

Norma said...

Linda, your card is stunning. Love that contrast between the dark blue and the lighter colours. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I scrolled down below to see the rest of your cards. Wow, they are all gorgeous. I just love them. You've got an eye for good layouts.


Karin said...

Fabulous card.
Love the colours, beatifull papers, and great image.
Thanks for taking part in the DDCC this week.

xoxo Karin

Sheila said...

Linda your card is so pretty I Love the blues and all of the detail you've put into this, I love Sweetpeas they are one of my favourite flowers. The inside is as pretty as the outside.
Thanks so much for joining us this week on SFTW.
Sheila xx

Aunty Sue said...

What stunning detail and lovely image.Love the stitching,thanks for joining us at creative inspirations. xx

Anonymous said...

Linda every creation you make is more beautiful than the last! Wow, this one is stunning. The colors are just perfect....


Vicki said...

oh gosh Linda this is outstanding, such beautiful shades of blue, a fabulous layout both inside and out, love the image, the stitching and lace are a beautiful touch. Thank you for taking part with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

Cheryl said...

Absolutely stunning,love everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Kimmi said...

Beautiful vibrant blues, gorgeous stamped image and beautifully coloured! I love the inside of your card, its so pretty! love that blue lace ribbon!

Thank you for joining us this week at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun making you card, and that you come back for many more challenges!


Juls said...

Just gorgeous!

crafty amy said...

This card is stunning! You have put so much work into it and all the little details. The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside and I love that. All the stitching really makes this card I think.
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck with all those challenges.

X Amy X

CraftyC said...

Your card is stunning Linda. I adore the colour combo and beautiful image. The embellishments are so pretty and the lace is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

This card is beautiful! I found your lovely blog through the Ebay Pulse. You pretty card was featured there and I had to come see your other wonderful creations. I'm now a follower.


Donna said...

Congratulations Linda, you made our top 5 at Stampin' for the Weekend, if you'd like to contact us to pick up your Top 5 award for your blog.
Donna xx

rozzyb said...

Oh WOW... this is just sooo beautiful. I love the colours, they work so well with the LO. Its just so pretty, inside and out :)
hugs rozzy xx

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