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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings : Planes, Trains & Automobiles

     Hello friends in Blogland ;o)
Yeahh...middle of the month and it’s time for another Darling Duel!
See the link below for more informations:
This month our wonderful hostesses are : Debbie (for us Dazzlers) and Carol (for the Divas)
They both sent their respective teams great kits with a super theme in mind : 
Planes, Trains and Automobiles... how cool is that?? Most of you may remember the funny old 1987 movie bearing the same title, with John Candy and Steve Martin at at the helm....such a classic!!
(Debbie I  know you have YET to see it...perhaps this holiday season? lol) *wink*
Here's our hostess own words for this month's challenge:

     " Hello Dazzlers!
Here is a bit of information about the month of November…
November is Aviation History Month and National Model Railroad Month. Also, November 22 is Go for a Ride Day.
With those things in mind, a theme of: Planes, Trains & Automobiles was mentioned. Then Carol asked me if I had ever seen the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles? (I have not.) But she explained that the characters of the movie are trying to get home for Thanksgiving.
Well….duh…with those events taking place in November and the theme of the movie around Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving coming in November…it was decided that “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” would be our theme.
While going through my things to prepare the kits I just could not decide on which mode of transportation to pick…so I sent two kits. (This does not mean you have to make two cards.)
Also, please share a memory of getting to your favorite holiday or thanksgiving (good or bad….LOL)
on your blog when you post your card.
Debbie "

1st Kit Contents:
Images: “Emelia” – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
DP: “Hopscotch Boy Toy” - K & Company
CS: Really Rust – SU!
Embellishments from SU: Old Olive Ribbon, Linen Thread, Vintage Safety Pin

2nd Kit Contents:
Image: “Chevrolet 1957” – Clear Dollar Stamps                 
DP: “Road Trip” – American Crafts
Embellishments: Brights Button; White Baker’s Twine
Black Brad from my stash

Emelia's colored with Copics, and I added crystal effect to her eyes , her pilot's goggles and the airplane's propeller . The lil plane on the right corner of the card does move...I just anchored it with a tiny silver brad in the middle of the propeller, leaving the rest of it 'free' to fly up and down and around :o)...*wink*
I also used a CB folder 'Houndstooth' , 'Puffy Clouds' by Memory Box (first time I used this die on felt and loved it!)
Card panel used here is Old Olive.

'sThis is the inside of the card, the designer paper is visible via the opening I did in the front by cutting off part of it with my rectangar Spellbinders, thus forming an open 'window'...(I am not sure what these type of cards are called, I just simply call it a 'window card'...

There you have it!...BTW this is my first time using a Krafting Kimmie image on  a card
and I'm pretty pleased with it! *wink*....
{{THANKS DEB!!!I hope you like it!!}}
 I better go and get some shut eyes is 4:00 am here!!! yikes!! :/
Have a GREAT day everyone!!
Please go and check all the other Dueling Darlings wonderful creations....
Kadie: ♥ welcome sweet Kadie!♥
Laura Jean:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Music in the Forest

Hello friends!
This is my second post of today...please check previous (Forest) post here:

My friend Jeanette (aka Forest Ranger) has recently posted her new Forest swap and it's all about 'Music in the Forest'....woww...I absolutly LOVEEE music, cannot even imagine NOT having music in my life....
For her swap I decided to take two spots, this is my first take. I recently puchased some new Memory Box dies and here's the result achieved using two of them ' Deer Trio' and 'Arboscello Tree' (it's all my WPS fault....ehehe txs Terry! ♥)
**LOVE these dies**

For these sets of cards I used Soft Sky SU card stock as well as plain ice white c/s.
Cant' remember the name of the paisley glittery d/p used for the trees but do like the effect with just a hint of colors...The background is made with using CB folder 'Allegro' .
I inked the folder with Soft Sky blue ink first, to obtain a soft splash of color. My first two cards were also 'dusted' with a hint of brown (see picture below) but decided to keep the rest of them  monochromatic instead...
I also added cut out white felt and stickled it too,  to get the soft glistening snow effect...

...and now onto the second set of  my 'music' themed cards...

These cards, coincidentally, corrispond with the same theme and image I used  recently for another's the link :

  I stamped a lil birdie on top of the girls' violin, from another PI stamp set...
it makes it more 'foresty' don't you agree?...;o)
All card stock is from SU , the music paper is from copied music songs I had at school...and the d/p is from DCWV  'Pockets full of posies'.
I also added a sliver of Barely  Banana grosgrain ribbon with a hand cut `musical` shabby-shick, stickled rosette on top. The added black notes come from Memory Box `Music`die...♥  Image is colored with Copics.

 There you have it!!! I hope YOU like my interpretaion`s of `Music in the Forest`
These cards are already all packed up and ready to go postal as soon as I finish another swap for  Jeanette....but that one is still very much a mistery...until revealing day in...December! ;o)*wink* ♥

and THANK YOU for stopping by! ♥

Food in the Forest

     Hello bloggers and friends,
today I am posting a card that was made a while back for Jeanette - aka the legendarious Forest Ranger on SCS ;o) Her swaps always take place 'in the forest' , are always chatty and great fun and she is a most wonderful hostess too. I must also add that -to date- I have never missed any of her swaps! Loveeee the friendly 'Forest'! ♥

For this card I dusted off some of my very neglected Bellas...this is Chef-a-Bella, colored with SU markers and encased in oval Spellbinders.
I really like this designer paper...well it's not actually's made of  cloth material and it comes in 12x12 format. I thought it would suit the theme just fine...
I used SU card stock: certainly celery , real red and grey. Image was inked with Memento black while inside sentiment(from SU) was inked in SU red.
A mini bow was added, made from certainly celery grograin ribbon with a jewelled
addition embedded in its centre. Tecnique: piercing.


I hope you liked my rendition for 'Food in the Forest'....
and speaking of's now time for my lunch! ;o)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a GREAT day you all!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SOTC -Kadie's Theme-

Our dearest Kadie (SCS : emensley) is the fabulous founder and leader of the SOTC (Sisterhood of the travelling cards) , a wonderful group of gals that - for years now - have partecipated together to various creative monthly fun themes and challenges....
If you'd like to know more please check the link here provided :

For the latest SOTC challenge, Kadie provided all us partecipants with great individual themes to be reflected on our cards...
Can you guess what theme she gifted me
with? ♥

      YUP!!  *M*U*S*I*C* !  

Music is a VERY important part of everyone's life...
I don't think there is any music I don't like....mmm....
perhaps an exception goes to Hard Metal and some Rap...
depending , especially, on the lyrics....
I {{{ ♥ }}} surrounding myself with music...
I find music to be a true reflections of ones feelings...such a wonderful way to express them with the music choice of the moment....soothing our mind and soul....
What would the world be without MUSIC to embellish each of our lives???
Stamps : MFT ‘Violin girl’ ; SU ‘Picture this’ (sentiment)                                   Colored with Copics                                 D/P : ‘Bountiful’ by Creative Memories ;  old music sheets                                     C/S : Early Espresso, Very Vanilla            Accessories : Barely Banana ribbon,        MS punch , SU punch, oval Spellbinders, pearls, handmade shabby-sheek paper rosettes           Tecnique : fussy cutting

I also decided to make an extra card with the leftover d/p and added a few buttons too (see above, right)...
Unfortunatly this picture didn't turn out that great...mmmfffttt... :/
I am entering this in the newly opened
ABC  'Tic Tac Toe' challenge 
The 3 items in a row that I used for the challenge are:
ribbon, brown card stock and buttons.
(I also used twine and a punch :o) )
Here's the link for more information :  
Have a BLESSED day everyone!;o)