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Monday, December 28, 2009

Featured Stamper, SSCC & ABC - Kiss & Tell...

Hello there!  It is a Public Holiday here in Australia - Boxing Day and I have managed to finish off a few projects that I have had on the go for a while and also make these two card to show you.  The first one being for the Featured Stamper on SCS - Smilyn Steph, who each week brings us the Inspiration Challenge.  It was a lot of fun browsing through Steph's gallery - hard to choose a card but I finally chose this card.



I did change a few things, like the DP and the image, I used a whole panel across the middle of the card instead of a smaller rectangle.  I did love the black border each side of the centre panel and went with the Fiskar Punched Border in black.  I have added a strip of lace with glitter on it and added black gems a long the lace!


I used the Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp set that I won on the 'Three for Thee' Release - it is the first time I have inked it and I havr to say I am loving it - the butterfly is darling and the sentiments are gorgeous.  It is the only ODBD set I won and hope to one day change that!

This card is also for the Flutter by Wednesday Challenge for this week.

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This next card is for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - you know by now that I LOVE the Faith Based Challenges - this week is based on the scripture:
Psalm 25:4-5 "Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long."

Our challenge is to make a New Years Card or project, mindful of asking God to teach us and lead us on the path He has laid for us.



Unconditional Love is something I am wanting to work on this coming year (wellI should be everyday!!) It is easy to love those who love us, or show us kindness, those who are 'lovely' in our sight....so often we put conditions on our love, not always consciously.  I am only too aware there is many a time I have been 'unlovely' in His sight!!   So I am endeavouring to love regardless.....which brings me to the next challenge I am linking this card to The Corrosive Challenge where it is about New years Resolutions.



This card is also for the ABC Challenge - this week is 'K is for Kissing' and how cute are these 'House Mouse'    I used two images I had previously coloured for this card and used the embossing border that my lovely Twisted Sister Lesley (aka Marleygo) sent me as part of a CRAK  I love this border and punched it out with the SU Windows Slot Punch, inked the edges and secured it to the card with these cute little button brads.



These cards were fun to work on - I like to 'change gears' sometime and do things that are not in my usual style - out of my comfort zone!

Thanks for coming by and for those lovely comments you leave me!  I love knowing you have been and love to come and visit you too - I am making a HUGE effort to visit everyone that stops by - I have been so inspired by your Blogs and hope to get there more often this coming year!  Have a great day...and don't forget to check in tomorrow for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we have been doing a bit of Spring Cleaning and you are going to love the 'Easy as 1-2-3' Rules to play along - so c'mon over and check it out - I would love to see you there!  God bless you!


26 comments:

  1. Those HouseMouse are adorable! How cute! You have colored them beautifully.

    The green card is stunning! That butterfly image is to die for! And it looks soo great in green.

    Mvh
    Gunn

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  2. Hi Linda! What great cards today! I love the ODBD image! I love that set too! Your lace panel and black punched edge are perfect touches! Love the house mouse too.... I have loved those since my DD fell in love with them in the 90's! So cute and great resolution too my friend! Your love and support is always so special to all of us bloggers!!!! I can't imagine you being anything but lovely!!!! Hugs and blessings for a wonderful New Year!
    Grace

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  3. Spectacular cards! Love how you combined all of these challenges. Can't wait to see the new MMSC. I like to do these challenges and see the designers, but it can be a bit wordy. :)

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  4. Goodness, Linda, my friend, the first card is so GORGEOUS!!!! Love the DP and that lace....{sigh} oh so pretty....and that stamp set, it is my favorite too!!!! Did you make that card for me ;D? Love it!!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  5. Ooooops, it would have helped to comment on the second card, right? Well, I LOVE it...those little mice are too cute and that embossing is perfect. I have these embossing folders and very rarely use them...maybe I should dust them off and crank them through my Bug ;D. Your trademark, the chalking, looks amazing!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  6. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Helen x

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  7. Both beautiful cards Linda. I am a mad "House Mouse" Fan and you have coloured the image perfectly..Loz

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  8. Beautiful cards! I especially love how you used the buttons on the second card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! You're so talented and your cards are always a joy to see!
    Blessings!
    ~H

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  9. Everybody has used all the superlatives on these two - they are just gaw-juss is about all that there is left to say!!

    Love your work as ever
    blessings
    M

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  10. Oh my goodness Linda these are totally wonderful loving both of them your colours and designs are so lovely.

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  11. Hey Linda, Love your cards too! Say how did yu emboss the buttons on the card? If you get time in your busy life want to share techniques?
    It's snowing here today so I am in my card room as usual trying to figure out what I am soing for January. That little button card would be a great Baby card or Moms Day. Way to go Love your Blog
    Leslie

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  12. Your cards are beautiful!! Love your choices with the color combo Your Mice card is just yummy!
    Thanks for joining us on the Corrosive Challenge this week.

    Hugs
    jacki

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  13. Wow Linda!! Gorgeous creations!! What an awesome case using ODBD images!! Love your colors and the lace panel. The House Mouse card is so gorgeous with the pink and coloring. You are amazing girl!! What an awesome resolution and one we should all aspire to. Blessings my friend.
    hugs,
    Chris

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  14. These are gorgeous cards! I just {heart} the first one, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  15. Hi Linda,love your card,the colours are just gorgeous and your designs are always perfect......I think you are the card making machine!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!!
    hugs xx

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  16. Wow Linda! your card is gorgeous! love the green... and i absolutely love how you popped the butterfly! Thanks for playing with us at Flutter by! hugs, Kris

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  17. GORGEOUS cards Linda!! I am really loving the elegant colors and feel of your first one--it's so beautiful! And your 2nd one is just too CUTE!! LOVE it as well. Great job with the buttons embossing folder! :) What a fun card. I like what you said about loving unconditionally. We are called as Christians to love one another and if we only love those who are easy to love, how are we unlike the rest of the world? Something I need to work on as well. Best wishes for a Happy New Year... hope it's full of wonderful blessings!

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  18. Beautiful cards, love that butterfly. :) Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday!

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  19. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Samantha :0)

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  20. Lovely Linda, these cards are lovely! What beautiful creations you make to share with us all . . . I want to come to Australia and stamp with you, maybe just rub your little finger so some of your talent rubs off on me. And yes, your resolution is one tha I need to work on as well. Thanks for participating in the SSCC this week.

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  21. Linda, Happy New Year. I love your little mousie card. The embossed buttons look so cute.

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  22. Happy new year Linda!

    I did love your green card so much that I "copied" it. I hope that is ok. If it is not, please let me know!

    The card is here:
    http://msplum.blogspot.com/2010/01/kh-romjulsmoro-7-grnn-and-friday.html


    Mvh
    Gunn

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  23. You have certainly made good use of your Holiday -- what wonderful cards -- they are all so delightful!

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  24. Gorgeous projects all. Thanks for playing along at Corrosive Challenge this week.

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  25. what a fantastic card, I adore that image

    I hope you had a lovely christmas and new year, thank you for joining us on abc this time

    Vicky x

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  26. Love those buttons, very nice indeed. I had to laugh at one comment the card making machine...well yes! that is true..I bet you don't sleep but then again If you do I bet your head is planning the next creation. Next time I visit I am going to see If you own a bed?? LOL You are on fire girl!!!Some are Born to shop You were born to create cards (and not just ordinary ones) SPECTACULAR ONES
    x Chriss

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