Sunday, January 2, 2011


This is my last crafting before going back to work tomorrow. I had a nice afternoon in the craft room. I spent a bunch of time cleaning up and then got busy with some cardmaking.

I had good news this morning. My card is in the top three at Cupcake Inspirations. I'm really proud of this card, so this was especially exciting news for me.

My first card uses the free card template from the Simon Says Challenge. I used one of my favorite images from Pollycraft. I colored the image with Copics. The papers are from my Dots Paper Pack; they reminded me of the bubbles in champagne. I used a silver doily to make the top and added pink ribbon, a blue button (which you can't see in the pic) and a purple ribbon rose.

I was inspired by Corry's Fussy and Fancy DT project to make a matching bow. I made a matching bow from my Dots Paper Pack. I just printed one paper on side and a different paper on the other. I used this tutorial to make the bow. However, the tutorial required a larger than letter sized piece of paper, so I just shortened each measurement by 1" and it worked great!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Fussy and Fancy Friday #27 - celebration gift and matching card
2. Simon Says Challenge - time to party/celebrate
3. One Stop Craft Challenge #112 - new beginnings
4. Ellephantastic #22 - new beginnings
5. Creative Cowgirls #3 - something new - I tried a new technique to make the bow.

So, I have a hard time resisting a sale. I hit the 7 Kids College Fund Christmas sale and got some great new stamps to play with. This is Magnolia is one of them. I colored the image using Copics. The papers are from DCWV and a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft. The sentiment is from the freebie, too.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2. Just Magnolia #87 - anything goes
3. Really Reasonable Ribbon #15 - something new plus ribbon - the stamp is new.
4. Totally Tilda #13 - ribbons and roses
5. Creative Inspirations #50 - use something new

Happy Crafting!



Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

how fabulous! i just love that bow!!!! the colors are stunning! great job on coloring the tildas - you'll be a pro before ya know it and then want to get certified in copics - yeah, i know.... you will too!

hang tuff with going back to work.

hugs :) (a happy new year hug to peanut too)

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats Jen.

Your creations are both great. TFS.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats on top three! Super cute cards! Love the paper on the fist one, and great coloring on the second!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

congrats hun on the top tree
what lovely cards you have made

Jill said...

Wow what a gorgeous card for our challenge, really love it! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month and a Happy New Year to you. Jill

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Congratulations on the Top 3 and I can see why they picked your creation. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Good luck in the draw.

Tamara Elle DT

Cor* said...

oooooooooo I am so happy i could inspire you!XOXOXO Great bow & EASY PEASY HUH?!?! LOVE IT! Great job with the SSS template, I still have yet to do anything with it! Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

Céline et Nathalie said...

Fab card and bow. great take on our challenge this week.
thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Poppet said...

Wonderful cards Jennifer, I love the bottle shape card you made. This template could be used for loads of different cards. Great idea to use the dotty paper and the silver doily and your bow looks perfect (am I allowed to say better than the tut?)

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

TinaB said...

So beautiful!!! Thank you for playing at Ellephantastic! Hugs Tina (DT)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Christine said...

Fantastic card using the bottle template. What a great stamp to use on it! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Gorgeous card & love the matching bow. Thank for joining us at Ellephantastic this month. Good luck! Helen & Elle DT x x

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

What a great combination! Glad you wanted to try one of Corry's bows! It turned out very nice! Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy this time! Lisa

Debs said...

Both are just gorgeous Jen, I too was going to try Corry's bow and you did such a fab job of it. I love the Tilda image with the cheery colors, great job girl, thanks for sharing with Creative Inspirations this challenge, Happy 2011

Thistleblue said...

Great cards and fab bow, love the colours you've used on the first. Happy New Year to you and thanks for taking part in our first challenge of 2011! Hope to see you again next month!
Elle DT

Gina said...

Gorgeous cards Jen! Love the bottle shaped card, so useful :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

Trisha said...

A beautiful Creation-love the ribbon and that flower is TDF ! Thanks for playing at Totally Tilda's Ribbon and Roses challenge! xox Trisha

Chrissie said...

What beautiful cards and projects!
Thanks so much for joining in our New Beginnings challenge this week at One Stop Crafts!
Happy New Year!

Lisette Morris said...

Adorable projects! Love the bottle shaped card, very clever! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy

Connie M. said...

Oh both of these projects are just sooo fun! Love the shaped card, and your beautiful flower on your second card!! Thanks so much for playing in the RRR challenge!!


Roberta Laliberte said...

How adorable is this card! Love the glittery rose.

Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda Challenges!