Tuesday, August 23, 2011

City Crafter Challenge #71 & Tuesday Throwdown #63

I am so happy to be the Guest Designer
this week, not at one but at two fabulous challenge blogs... City Crafter Challenge Blog and Tuesday Throwdown. If you love to do challenges... you will love these two challenge blogs!!! 
Here is my Guest Designer card for CCCB 
for week #71 that the talented Hostess Ros has set as "Best of Friends".

 Again I called on my versatile
Pixie Kits for supplies and used the Girl's Paperie Vintage Whimsy and American Crafts pink cardstock. I added a scrap of My Mind's Eye from my stash.

Embellishments include Recollections
mini roses, I Am Roses crocheted flowers and pink satin ribbon twined with pearls from Hobby Lobby.

I added a tiny Melissa Frances frame
that is holding a snippet of the GP DP and scattered a few pearls about... and of course... my image of the "Best of Friends".

Now here is my Guest Designer
card for Tuesday Throwdown #63 which is all about "Dimension and Texture"... 

I just adore the fabulous papers
from October Afternoon so I teamed a couple up with three colors of cardstock... white, green and brown.

For the image, I chose this lovely
jam of jam with strawberries from MyGrafico (ideal with this DP). I colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks... Worn Lipstick, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. The die cuts are made from Spellbinders Lacey Circles and sit atop a paper doily.

I did a touch of machine stitching 
for more texture and added some ruffled brown trim from Webster's Pages, Recollections mini roses and bling...

and an I Am Roses apple blossom
with a few leaves punched with Martha Stewart's Oak Leaf Punch.
Please check out these great
challenge blogs. You'll be inspired by their Design Teams and challenged to new levels... besides having fun!!!


NanaConnie said...

Can't tell if my comment posted or not. Sure hope so!

june lanum said...

Linda your cards are always so unique and this one is no exception

Davi said...

Linda the beautiful vintage look and elements on the first are really wonderful!! I love the very cool retro look you created with the dp and embellies on the second!! You are doing a fab job on that coloring :)

Karen said...

Hi Linda. I came here by way of City Crafter blog and your work is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us this week. Your blog is lovely.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS work!!!

Linda R. said...

Oh my stars.. These look fabulous. I just love that image on your first card. Perfect for the friend theme.. So glad you got to be our GD this week. I just think your creations are wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Stephanie Lee said...

Linda, so glad you are a part of our team this month. I love both your projects - the layout is so simple and elegant and yet full of delicious layers. The card is just awesome - must be painstaking to color every square of that cheese cloth. Your color combo and the DPs are just beautiful.

Ros said...

Both these cards are wonderful ... thanks so much for being my GD this week I really appreciate it ... your creations are wonderful

jacirascrap said...

Parabéns por estar lá no City crafter como DT!! Seu cartão é muito, muito gracioso!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally gorgeous, Linda!!!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards Linda, and i love them both, the vintage image and paper choice for the 1st are my favorite, and love the happy and cheery theme for the 2nd, thanks for being our guest, we are so honored to have you with us at CCCB!

Benzi said...

Linda, the cards are both beautiful. You are really busy with the GDT positions. I see why...your work is gorgeous.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooh, congratulations, Linda! You are on fire, my friend! Your cards are gorgeous! Just love the elegant, feminine charm of the friends card, and the comfortable, homey feel of the jam card. Really fantastic work for both these challenge blogs. :)

Stephanie Lee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and posting about my candy. Don't forget to follow my blog to be eligible to win.

Yolanda said...

Great ribbon and I love how you offset your diecuts.

Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage feel!

lauren bergold said...

well congrats to you oh DOUBLY GDT-ed one!!! or should i say congrats to the two fabulous challenge blogs in question for their wonderfully fine good taste??! :)

♥LOVING♥ both of these in a big way... sooooooooo many terrific little details and ideas i want to try, coming here is like an "inspiration overload" for me! (but in a really REALLY goooooood way!) ♥

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