Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sales, CANDY & My Favorite Card

Martha Stewart PUNCHES and CRAFTS
15 % off
until January 22


How would you like to WIN one of 3 Martha Stewart punch "SETs"
(matching edge & corner punches)
Visit the ABC Store Blog to see what Julie is GIVING AWAY
Alright so this is my favorite card for "THIS WEEK", let's take a closer look. The sweet little "Dear Friend" angel image is from Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps "Girlfriends". All you have to do is cut them out. I inked the edges of mine. The image is mounted on a piece of Hazel Nut "Coredinations" cardstock that I die cut using a Nestabilitie Label One die, embossed, sanded (which brought out the pink CORE of the Coredinations CS, inked the edges then layered onto a Blush blossom piece of cardstock, inked the edges of that and finally mounted using foam squares.

There are two different Martha Stewart punches used on this. #1 is the Doily Lace edge punch that I used for the cocoa and vanilla layered borders and also the very versatile Martha Stewart Branch mixed in with my flowers. Four different ribbons were used. A wide satin Taupe layered under the embossed blue satin ribbon.

The lace that I used is from here in Sicily to which I added a sheer blue ribbon and tied in the heart charm. The beaded stick pin is secured safely under all of the ribbons and border punches, Trust me, it isn't going to stick anyone

Crafty Creations: Texture
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Going Girly
Simon Says: Shabby Chic
Pile It On: Tie it around (use at least 3 ribbons - I used 4;)
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Distressing (did that when I sanded & inked the cs)
Crafty Ann's: Embossing
Flutterby Wednesday: My angels are certainly fluttery
There She Goes: Embellish x3 (I did 3 flowers, 3 buttons, Ribbon/stickpin/charm)

..............Supplies I used...............
Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps "girlfriends"
Tools: Spellbinders (Nestabilities-labels one), Martha Stewart (doily lace edge punch, branch punch)
Papers: Stampin Up (close to cocoa, very vanilla, always artichoke, sage shadow, certainly celery), Coredinations (hazelnut), Paper Trey Ink (blush blossom)
Fibers: Sicilian ribbon & lace, Prima Flowers


Anonymous said...

gorgeous justine!!!!
btw... Mr. Linky was apparently watching Football while you tried to post... I have added your card to the list.

thanks for playing w/ us at PIO.
-- dalis

Georgia Ehrmann said...

this is beautiful Justine! I love the vintage feeling of the whole card...

Piali said...

Beautiful Justine!!! Love the vintage look..and you have really piled it On.
Love it.

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the embelishments and papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

raindropecho said...

This is stunning, Justine!! I always struggle with these vintage looks, but you've done an AMAZING job!

Audrey said...

I love the vintage feel to this card. The bow you made is stunning! What a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Maria Matter said...

Justine, this is just gorgeous!!!
You make it sound like you just cut it out and plopped it on there, but gosh girl...your whole design just totally ROCKS! You ROCK! WOW!!!
blessings, Maria

Mina said...

its little wonder its your fav Justine...its gorgeous I love the vintage look and wow that lace is amazing
Mina xxx

Rosanne said...

This is stunning! Thanks for playing at Pile It On!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

OMG! This is stunning, Justine! Love that Coredinations CS - must get me some of that. Love the effects you get with the embossing and sanding. Super beautiful!

maxine said...

A beautiful card thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations

NinaB said...

Oh my, what a shabby chic fabulous card you made! I love all the elements you added to it. Gorgeous! I am loving vintage cards right now! I also have found lace here and can't get enough of it. And my MS doily punch broke (just stopped working). Thanks for the promo at ABC, I will have to get another one. Have a great day, my friend.

Ann Whitfield said...

Wow! This is stunning Justine, one of those cards I'd keep going back to again and again to admire yet another bit I hadn't fully taken in first time around. Thank you for sharing this wonderful work with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This really is so beautiful. I love the vintage feel. What a good idea with the pin!

Tracy said...

Beautiful card Justine and all my fav things on it...trim,hearts,pins flowers...gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations this week and goodluck.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is breathtaking! What beautiful details, Justine. This really is vintage at its best!

Sandy said...

I can see why it's your's beyond words gorgeous...I love every little detail...the image, punches, colors, ribbon....all just perfectly perfect....a real stunner!!!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh gosh, Justine! This is beautiful! And I can't believe that you had that many challenge requirements on your card! It looks perfect!

Beryl said...

This is so beautifyl Justine. I love all the detail and the vintage look to it. Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Justine, this is just GORGEOUS!! I love the pretty image and your elegant details are so amazing!! HUGS

Danni said...

Stunning! gorgeous! Beautiful! Wow!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

kris said...

Gorgeous card!!! i LOVE the vintage look and that image is so precious! Thanks for playing with us at Flutter by! hugs!

coldwaters2 said...

Totally stunning creation what wonderful embellishments that lace the image thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Crafty Ann's

Lorraine x

starcyl said...

A truly stunning card, love the vintage feel.
Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's.
Jenny x

Kimberly S said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Lovely colors, and so wonderfully put together. Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is just gorgeous Justine I love it!!!

Denise Marzec said...

OHHH...MYYY...WORRRRRD.....this is AWESOME! Wow Wow Wowwww!

Rose said...

your card is beautiful, thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your beautiful work! I hope to see you back next time! :)

Greetings, Saskia

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - lovely card - great textures - wonderful image! Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

congrats on being TOP 3 SCOOPS @ Pile It On! Blog Challenge.

-- dalis
PIO Owner

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous card, Justine!!! Congratulations on winning Top 3 Scoops at PIO this week. I love that image. It's funny, because I used the exact same one a couple of weeks ago for a New Year's card, but I picked it up free from one of the vintage sites. I figured you had too until I read your post about getting it from Crafty Secrets.

Anyway, congrats on a beauty and hugs,