Saturday, June 11, 2011

TCM BeautyFull Birthday

This post is prescheduled as I have just had my second eye surgery and computer time is limited for a little while - but you have to love prescheduling!!
I wanted to take this opportunity to show you this card I have created using a stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett for The Crafts Meow.

 The set is called 'Fly Free' - how gorgeous is it!?!?

I have embossed the birdcage and sentiment with Stampin' Up Gold Embossing Powder

Cutting them out using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur and the Labels 17 Nestibilities

I created a vintage flower using a page from and old book and some circle punches, sponging them with distressing ink, scrunching and securing them with a gold button

Adding some pleated paper, left over from the edges of the book and adding some hand made pearl swirls - pearls are always lovely with vintage - in my opinion!

This card is for the following challenges:
Clearly Inspired - Distressing
Guylou's Iniminibility - Monochromatic
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Punch Something
Totally Papercrafts - Summer
4 Crafty Chicks - Handmade Flowers
Do you Stack Up - Birthday
Paper Pals Arts - Your Signature Style
Paper Crafting Journey - Bird Related
Shelleys Images - Anything Goes
I am loving the images from The Craft's Meow and I have more to show you as I was very busy before my surgery - I will be back with more.

*** I am just popping in to say thank you to everyone that has been praying for me and showing usch support!  My surgery has gone beautifully and I will be back onboard after a bit of a rest - only little bursts on the computer in the meantime - but I have posts that will be scheduled in the meantime!  Thank you so much for all of the lurrrrvvve!! ***

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments - you always make my day.  I do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment - thank you!  God bless you! 


  1. Que linda te ha quedado la tarjeta ese esto vitange me fascina, mis cosas favoritas la flor y la rejita.

  2. Love it. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  3. Hi Linda,
    Gorgeous creation!!! Love the image you've used, the dp's, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments look fab too. . Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxxx

  4. Wow..this is stunning Linda..!

    thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. This is simply gorgeous, Linda. It was featured by SCS on FB and rightly so!

  6. What a gorgeous shabby/vintage card! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  7. Oh Linda this is classic 'you' - I love every little detail!! So good to know that your surgery went well.

  8. Hello Linda,
    lovely stamp and i love all the details with pleating an pearls.
    Hope you back to your computer soon and get back to crafting hun, have a good recovery.
    Thank you for playing at paper crafting journey

  9. Hi Linda thanks for joing in at PCJ this time with this beautiful creation
    Jacki xx

  10. gorgeous card Linda, lovely
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  11. Hi ya
    fabulous card, luv the image & colours,lovely design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  12. Great card - love the flower. Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x

  13. Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job on the challenge! Love the colors you picked too...very nicely done!

  14. Beautiful card - Love the colors. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  15. Stunning card! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

  16. First off, I'm glad your surgery went well! Secondly, this is just a lovely card. I think it has so many great details, like the pleated paper and all of those pearls. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's Inimitability!

  17. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  18. Stunning!! So much gorgeous detail to your card. Thanks for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability!! Bren

  19. So pretty Linda! I love the flower! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  20. I saw your card on "Stamp something" and I find this card gorgeous

  21. Love everything about this card!!! It's gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in at The Poodles Parlour! xxx

  22. So pretty vintage creation. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour Challenge! Hugs


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