Friday, November 27, 2009

So Much to See!!

Hello, what a productive day I have been having - how about you.  I am glad you have found the time to come across and visit - I have a couple of thngs to show you today, so make sure you scroll down to see it all....

My first card is for five challenges, yes five and I am feeling pretty happy about that!  The first one is for the Twisted Sisters Challenge and Sistahs...I am on time!! Wahoo!!  We have been challenges to use buttons and bows...yep..done that,  The second one is Teapot Tuesday where one of the Twisted Sisters, Maureen, is hosting and we are to be inspired by a teapot she has chosen and a Pat Cash song - well I couldn't choose one song so used the music image instead

Thirdly it fits the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge where we are to make a card expressing Thanks, or a Christmas Card, the colours in this make it very 'Christmassy' as well - good for after Christmas!'.

  It is also for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, which is a favourite Challenge of mine, I love having the opportinity to combine our passions...the theme for this week is Thanksgiving, as we do not celebrate Thanskgiving in Australia I made a Thank You card...we should all take the time to express our thanks to God and to one another - being rich does not depend on the amount of money we have, it comes down to what we have and whose we are - I am RICH in the full sense of the word!

The final Challenge is the Cuttlebug Challenge - I realised that I use my Cuttlebug EVERYDAY and am going to try and play along each week - I don't know why I haven't - the girls there are so amazing and there is always something to see.  this week is all about glitter - the DP from DCWV is full of shimmer and glitter and that ribbon - well it is 'blingy' as well  - I have used the Victoria embossing folder!

EDIT:  I have just realised, I overlooked ( a great word for FORGOT) to link this to one more challenge, the Little Red Wagon Challenge (I love that name) - for buttons.

That is if for this card I have one more thing to show you.....keep on reading....

EDIT: I am also linking this card to the Die Cuts R Us Challenge where there is no challenge this week, but instead they are celebrating Thanksgiving and it is all about being thankful - all of the girls have shared each day this week  - today's post over there was particularly meaningful to me - thank you Lori!!

This Layout is made with the Layers of Color New Release set Flutterscent.  I could not resist using it on this layout of my DD1....I love these photos of her - they were very easy to scrapbook.  The top photo just captures her beautifully....she is full of life and brings laughter everywhere she goes.

I have kept it simple, the gorgeous DP from Stampin' Up fitted the photos perfectly that I really only wanted to add a couple of touches to personalise it!  I added the chipboard 'b' covering it with the same DP and sponging around the edges with Close to Cocoa.  I had positioned it carefully, drawing around where it was going to be, on a second sheet of the same DP - then when covered and sponged placed it back in the same place so it blended in and gave the inpression of being 3D.

The second photo  is taken in an attempt to have her holding the Australian War Memorial in her hand - it was fun, we didn't quite get there but had fun trying!  I stamped a few of the butterflies in Close to Cocoa and then stamped some on white CS, cut them out and layered them onto the stamped butterfly.

Hence the name 'Butterfly Kisses'  - these images from Layers of Color work so well with Scrapbooking, I love to include stamping on every page - they make it easy!

Be sure to have a look at the new release stamps which you can see at Layers of Color and also be inspired by the cards the Design Team have created using all nine sets - be prepared to 'fall in love' with these sets and the other sets you can see there!!

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate you taking the time and your encouraging comments - you are so lovely!!  I look forward to seeing you soon!  God bless you!


  1. Beautiful as always Linda! I love your Thanks card and great job getting all those challenges in there! Your page is beautiful! I love the photos of your DD... so sweet and precious she is... and love the butterfly images in that set~ We are enjoying family time this week and not stamping... but had to tell you how beautiful these are!

  2. Linda these are both beautiful - love that rose on the card, and the page is stunning!


  3. Hi Lynda Well glad you joined us at the CB Your card and LO are `stunningly beautiful` Io cant wait to see more of your gorgeous creationd!!!!!!!!!Thanks for joining us..

  4. You have been busy! I'm behind in all the challenges I enjoy. Busy visiting family, holiday here in USA.

  5. WOW Linda...I just have to let you know that your card is Stunning!!! Absolutely breath taking!!!

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your kind words about my post...you made my heart smile!! I was touched!!!

    Big Hugs, Blessings and Lots of Love~ LORi

  6. WOW! I hardly have words for this gorgeous creation Linda!! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love your technique and that music behind the rose! Love this sooo sooo much.

    Happy Thanksgiving and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for playing in our Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week!!

  7. Beautiful card, Linda! I love all the added details, distressing, charms...just gorgeous!


  8. Oh my, you've been a busy one. Your title of this post says it: "So much to See" -- lovely work and the rose on the music is brillant!

  9. Oh Linda this is a stunning card. I love all the techniques used on it.

    I so enjoy coming by your blog and seeing all the fantasitc things you do.

  10. A five challenge card, wow, you are rocking! This is a very nice thank you card, very sweet with the flower and the different techniques. Thank you for participating in the SSCC this week.

  11. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  12. Beautiful, thanks so much for playing with us at LRW!

  13. I certainly look forward to seeing more of your great work over at the cuttlebug challenge blog, this card is amazing!!


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