Sunday, July 4, 2010

CSSC Madam - and Guest Designer!!

I am excited to be doing this post today - you can imagine my surprise when I saw on the Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge that I had won their challenge AND with that prize came the opportunity to be a Guest Designer - how could I say no with adorable images like this one!

I have used this cute image called 'Maddie' - as soon as I saw it I know I would have to have it - you see, my youngest daughter, also a Maddy, used to stand just like this - not with that 'sticking out belly' but with her arms folded and a HUGE frown on her face.   When people would look at her she would yell at them 'NO YOU LOOKIE AT ME!' and they wouldn't!  Our friends remember her doing this - and we are talking 10 years ago! LOL!

This weeks Challenge is to use Scallops and embellishments - easy!!!  I have coloured the image with my SU Chalks and Blender Pen, cut her out and popped her up onto an Oval Nestibilitie using foam tape.  The Oval Nestie is layered onto an embossed Scalloped Oval - I used the Perfect Paisley Embossing folder,   The corners are from the Cuttlebug Vintage Corners Die and the gorgeous lace is from my dear friend Maxine (aka Kiwime) in her generous RAK while I was in New Zealand.

The Oval has been paper pierced around the edges.  Awww, look at that face - it is so adorable - I just had to add a closer view so you could see the detail - isn't it fabulous!  You need to check out Cowgirl-Up- Stamps and see the HUGE range of images - be warned - you will LOVE them!!  But being digi's you can buy twice as many for half the price! LOL!  I am looking forward to using the ones I have - can't wait to show you!!

I am linking this card to the following challenges:
ISC on SCS - Oompa - Toys, Gear, Furniture - Inspired by Colours
Magical Crafts - Flower Power
StampinB - Summer Vacation - we took this 'attitude' on many summer vacations! LOL!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice and Girly
Pollycraft Challenge - Pinkilicious
Creative Cottage Challenge - Summer Surprise
By the Cute and Girly - Warm Summer Days - dressed ready!!

You can see plenty of inspiration over the Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge, the girls have got amazing creations to inspire you!  We would love you to join us this week.  Your card must be linked by 12:01 AM EST on Saturday, July 10th to qualify for this challenge! Please link to your post and not your actual blog. When uploading your card into SCS, PCP or other stamping community, please use the short name: CSSC.

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments - you are always so encouraging - you know I LOVE to see that you have been!  It is Sunday night here and we are just chilling out after a very laid back weekend - it is COLD and I am happy that it is school holidays - no rushing to get ready for us in the morning - wahoo!!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend - Happy JULY 4th to my American friends!  God bless you!


  1. Linda, this is so cute and I loved the story about your 'Maddy' and having taken this attitude on many summer vacations. Gave me a huge smile this morning. Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's this week.

  2. Hi Linda

    lovely card and great colourwork on the image, thanks for joiningus at pollycraft


  3. This is such a fabby card..love what you did with the image xx

  4. Hi Linda,
    This is soooo cute! You certainly did a great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing with us at Cowgirl Up!!!

  5. Super adorable card and image Linda. Congrat's on your win..Loz

  6. School holidays - what are those??/ Guess we will need to know when the grand-babies are babies no longer...
    Love that card, my friend.

  7. What am amazing looking stamp just got to get this one this stamp speak volume. Love your card. Happy Fourth of July

  8. Awww, LOL! Very cute li'l girl with a huge attitude! =) Hey, I know that look very well from a li'l blonde girl in my own house! LOL. Anyway, love your soft coloring style on this Linda and your laced up ribbon is so PRETTY! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Have a great week ahead! x

  9. OMG linda this image is just the cutest little girl!! Sooooo adorable and that expression on her face...priceless! You created a fabulous card with her and did a great job coloring her!
    Thanks you for visiting my blog and always leaving such nice comments.

    Big hugs,

  10. Linda, oh my goodness, what a fabulous card!!! Your coloring is so amazing and perfect for this little girl!! She looks so adorable!! Thanks for sharing this cutie beauty with us ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  11. This is wonderful Linda and congrats on your new Guest Designer role!!! :)

  12. Hi.
    The card is so cute, i love the girl.
    Thanks for joining my candy.

  13. OH, my word! That image says it all! Too cute and fabulously done, Linda! Great card!

  14. Fab card, i love the image reminds me of my granddaughter. Thanks for joining us at Craftaliucious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  15. Smashing card, love the image.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Magicial. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again next time.

    Mel X

  16. That card has great personality. Really summery.
    Thank you for joining us at BTC&G challenge this month.

  17. she is adorable....thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

  18. Sorry I have not had chance before now to visit your blog
    Your card is gorgeous I so love that image Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

  19. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and that image is really cute. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

  20. Aww great card!

    Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious

    Jan x

  21. I just love Maddy! she is so adorable! Beautiful card! congrats on the win and the GDT :-) Thank you for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X


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