Sunday, March 20, 2011

SSIC LOC Pockets of Roses

-  This post is prescheduled as I am recouperating after eye surgery but did not want to miss out on playing along with the  Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge  This week is hosted by every ones friend, the lovely Grace!

 Grace has chosen the following scripture.

"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."  Matt. 6:6

The challenge is to create a card or project that has something hidden from first view. It could be many things... an envelope, a pull out, doors that open to reveal something, anything that you don't see at first glance.

I have created a double pocket card using the Layers of Color Cottage Rose cling art stamp.  For the large tag I have carefully inked the various parts of the rose in the appropriate Distressing Inks.  The rose is centred and stamped and then an Aqua Pen is used to drag some of the colour across the image.  This is such a quick and easy way of colouring.

The SU Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder has been inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distressing Ink before running it through the Cuttlebug - this is always a fabulous result....instantly dressing up any project.

I have used portions of the Cottage Rose cling art stamp on the small tags and coloured them in the same way as the large tag.  The image at the top of the small tags is from the Old World Flourish art stamp set.

A small hole punch has been used on the top of each tag and some narrow gingham ribbon threaded through,

The sentiments are SU Rubon's.

This card is for the following Challenges:
Card Cupids - Spring Inspired
I Did It Creations - Welcome Spring
Gingerloft - DieCuts or Punches - Corner Rounder
Lets Ink It Up - DieCuts or Punches - Corner Rounder
Paper Sundaes - Embossing
Sparkles Forum - Mother's Day
Crafty Emma - Inspired by a Song - Paper Roses
ECP Challenges - For Mum
Shannons Sentiments - Unusual Folds
Annabels Stamps Challenge - Say It With a Tag
Mami Doodles - Celebrate Spring
Paper Cutz - Your Choice
The Stamp Man - Mothers Day/Floral
Stamping with the Dragon  - Bring on Spring
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - Spring has Sprung

 Make sure you stop by the Design Team Blogs and see that gorgeous 'works of the heart' they have created for you!!
*Lisa Chris Grace * Krisitne * MariLynn * Peggysue * Randi  (on break)* Miejse * Rebekka * Sabrina*

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  1. What a gorgeous card Linda!! I just love your pocket design and your colors!! So beautiful in every way!!Great use of distress inks!!

    Hope you are recovering well and quickly. Miss you!! Praying for you!


  2. Thank you for sharing this with us! Just lovely. I hope you are healing quickly.

  3. Linda your card is soooo beautiful!!! One of my faves of yours! What a great one to teach! LOVE your colors.... so soft and beautiful! Thanking God for your successful procedure this week!!!

  4. Beautiful Linda! This is truly a wonderful card. That pocket design is so pretty (never have done one of those), I just love it! Great stamp set too. So glad that your eye is healing well! Have a wonderful week!

  5. This is stunning Linda! Gorgeous images and colors.
    Have a blessed week. hugs :)

  6. Linda, your tag card is so beautiful and so perfect for this "hidden" challenge! I lvoe the stamps you used too. And the front of your card... embossing? And the ribbon... Gorgeous job! Hope you are seeing perfect today! Hugs, Kris

  7. Beautiful Card! Love the double pocket and all the tags. Hope you are recovering nicely.


  8. Linda, this is gorgeous! I love how those roses look.

  9. Fabulous project Linda - love the way you have used the Cottage Rose stamp to perfection.
    Note to self - buy some distress inks!!
    Glad to know the surgery went well and you are enjoying the fantastic blessings of the return of good sight.

  10. Beautiful Linda! I have got to emboss that rose myself, it looks fantastic, thanks for the inspiration. Hope you are well, and resting.

  11. Stunning card Linda, beautiful stamping! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  12. Beautiful... has all the style of an Anna Griffin creation... very classy. xx

  13. This is gorgeous Linda and I love the stamps and colour combo, thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  14. Amazing! Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids!

  15. Just stunning! Each piece is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

  16. fab creation..beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  17. Beautiful creation.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

    Huggies Angel

  18. Beautiful card Linda, love the design and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  19. This is such an elegant piece. Thanks for playing along with LIIU this time. Suzanne B

  20. Hello my sweet friend, first let me say this, your card is breathtaking!!! I love, love, love pocket cards and yours is so beautiful!! I had fun the other night talking to you on Skype and even my 5 y.o. said: "mommy, when are you talking to that lady again?" She loves the attention,LOL!! I'll talk to you soon! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  21. this is stunning linda
    xoxo BA

  22. Fabulous card thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw.

  23. Reallly beautiful make I love it!

    Thanks for joining the sparkles forum girls this fortnight!


  24. That's amazing Linda! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

    Hope you're well recovered now!

  25. What a beautiful creation. Love the images and the soft greens are divine. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this time.
    Dawn xx

  26. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  27. Wow - what a beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

  28. wow this is super gorgeous Linda, I love your style, fab song choice too,thanks for joining us at CES .
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  29. This is so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SFC xx

  30. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at GingerLoft Challenges! Gale :)

  31. WOW!!! I love the double pocket idea and the bold colours! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again this week!

  32. LOVE those colors! Need to dig out the double pocket card again after seeing this! Thanks for sharing this beauty with Shannon's Sentiments' Challenge!

  33. What a lovely project, each piece is beautiful and together they look very special. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges this fortnight. CoB


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