March 19, 2008

A CHALLENGE CARD......AND.....BLOG CANDY!!!

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Good morning and Happy St. Patty's day! I did not do a card for the occasion today though - I am kind of greened out to tell the truth!! So, I did the SBS9 challenge instead! I belong to this wonderful group of ladies and each month we take turns on posting a sketch challenge. So, here is my take on it - I loved this sketch! I decided to use my Fabulous Flowers set for this one because I totally love the images. The base of this card is Regal Rose card stock which is layered with Summer Picnic Dp - aren't those polka dots yummy?? Then, there is another layer which is Rose Red card stock and Regal Rose card stock. I used my ticket corner punch and then added stitching to all of them. I used a piece of Rose Red grosgrain ribbon and ran it down the side, then stamped my images with Rose Red Classic ink on Whisper White card stock, cut them all out, and mounted them on dimensionals. I added a Regal Rose brad to the smaller flowers, then used my white gel pen and added some dots to pull out the Dp in the background. On the big flower, I used my two-way glue pen on the white spaces, then added chunky glitter. I like the effect this left. I also added Rose Red brads to the outside corners, stamped the sentiment in black stazon on Regal Rose card stock, and mounted it on Rose Red card stock. All done! It was a fun card to make so I hope you like it! And now, on to the blog candy!!!! Ooh, do I have some goodies for you all!! There are two packs of stamps, beautiful butterfly embellishments, some yummy ribbon, pink leather flowers, chipboard hearts, and some wood tags. And, what do you need to do to win? Well, first you need to leave me a comment here saying you have linked me on your blog (if you have one), and then in the comment you need to tell me what your favorite type of embellishment is. if you don't have a blog, don't worry, you are still entered if you leave a comment. Please only one comment per person though. That's it!! Easy peasy!! I will leave this post on the top of my blog until Wednesday morning when I will use Random.org to decide who the lucky winner is!! Whoohoo! Now remember to scroll down for newer posts because I don't want you to miss out on anything *wink* Have a wonderful day!!

55 comments:

~Deborah~ said...

First off I LOVE The card! Love that set! Ok Now For my Fav embelishment, I would haved to say anything that SHINES! I love me some BLING! And Of Coarse im going to link your site on my blog for more chances to WIN some BLOG CANDY! LOL Going to spread the word! TFS!
~Debs Doodles

gina said...

I love your card, I am so pleased you liked my sketch. I have just put your postcards on yahoo (sorry for taking so long) and googled an aerial shot of your home, please let me know if you live there it is amazing.
And now what lovely candy you have there, my favourite embellishement is ribbon, it just makes a card for me and there is just so much of it,
Gina xx

Flossie's Follies said...

Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I love your card, favorite embellishment is RIBBON. don't enter me in the blog candy that is OK.

Deborah said...

Hi Alex, Happy Monday! Thanks for your kind comments and words today! I adore ribbon, bling and Prima's! Golly it would be really hard to pick just one! Guess if I had to though, I would choose ribbon! Looks like so much yummy stuff you are offering, so sweet of you! Of course you are on my google reader! Hugs, Deb

corinnesomerville said...

I love your card girlie !!! It glistens just like you....hehehe.
And no....I haven't stopped crying since Kevin left...remember I'm a wuss !!! :)

corinnesomerville said...

Oh yeah....I meant to say...you ARE army tough aren't you !!!! You see if I send you another mushy email....yeah...you know I will anyway :)

Sharon said...

This card is real pretty. I love the pink (I'm partial to pinks and reds). My favorite embellishments are ribbons and then any bling I can get my hands on. Thanks for the chance for some goodies. Take care and I'll be back!!

Anonymous said...

I love your card. My favorite embelishments are flowers and ribbons. You can do so much with them. Good luck to everyone on winning the blog candy.

laurie r

Erin... said...

Love your card that fab flower looks fabulous in rose!! My favorite embellishments bling, bling and more bling!!

corinnesomerville said...

Blah Blah Blah....okay okay...NAVY TOUGH !!!!

Here's my mushy part....still love ya tons !!!! hehehehe

Catherine said...

I would have to say flowers and ribbons, my card feels naked without them...LOl!

cute card btw =)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love your card! I love the big flower! I really should buy that set! It's just spectacular! I had to say that I love many embellishments, especially rhinestones, ribbon, Primas, and Stickles, but I would have to say that my all time favorite embellishment has to be BRADS! I just love them! Have a great week!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alex, truthfully this is the first time I've visited your blog, but I like what I see. My favourite embellishments are flowers and brads. Have a great day. Lots of love, Denise in the UK x
denisemorgans@aol.com

Jen Glover said...

Alex, I love the bling on your card! Beautiful! You are linked as one of my "fave" Customers! *giggle* (and vice-versa I'm sure!) My favorite embellishment is stickers... any and all kinds. :)

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card ,brilliant stamps and what a fabulous colour ,Dawnxx

Maureen said...

Hi Alex! Love this card...I just got this set and have yet to use it...now looking at that card...thats what I wanna go home and do!

By the way - glad your pup is on the mend...I am TOTALLY with ya on being a mama to a furball...and its worse than the babies IMHO....

ok - my favorite embellie is...hmmm...glitter....brads....ribbon!!

take care!
((()))
Maureen

Dawn Easton said...

Alex your card is gorgeous! What fun stamping with some friends each month! I love challenges!
hmmmm....you want me to name ONE fave embellishment? oh geez....lol....ribbon maybe, or bling/glitter, rub ons, primas...girl I can't choose...haha!

Beckie said...

Hi Alex, love your blog, and your card is just gorgeous. I have added a link for your blog on mine.
My favourite embellishments would have to be flowers i think and bling and anything that sparkles lol.
Thanks for the chance to win!!! :0)
Beckie

mochamama said...

I love making embellishment swith my scallop and circle punches and of course brads! Sorry hun, I tagged you. see my blog hehe

Shannon McGann said...

LOVE the card, Alex! It's so pretty and spring-y! :) I've just ordered the chunky glitter, so I'll have to give that a try when it arrives. I love how you used it on the big flower!

And for the blog candy - you've been linked on my blog forever!! I love visiting your blog and seeing what you've been up to. My favourite embellishment is probably ribbon (although I also seem to use my scallop circle punch a lot). Thanks for the chance to win!

Nettie said...

Beautiful card! My favorite embellishment are buttons love to accent cards with them.

So Many Scraps said...

the card is great! I linked you up on my blog and my favorite embellishment is everything, aww just kidding if I have to pick one I guess I will say rub-ons!

Anonymous said...

I have been using flowers and shaped brads, but am thinking about using other 3D embellishments.

Swedie

Cathy M said...

Your card is awesome. I would have to say my fav embellishment is bling bling....eyelets, brads, stamples, and anything that shines.
Thaks for a chance.

Alesha Walls said...

Fabulous card!
My favourite embellishment has to be embossing powder although I rarely break it out.

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card! I especially like the polka dot flowers coming down the side.

As for my favorite embellishment I would have to say ribbon. I can't get enough of it!

andrea murdock said...

Of course I linked you on my blog- my California stampin friend!
http://mystampingheaven.typepad.com/

oh, and it's ribbon alllll the way. andrea

Amy G. said...

Just a Fabulous card! ;) My favorite has to be brads...they are super simple to use and can add so much to a card.

Julie A. said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the great blog candy! Unfortunately I do not have a blog to add a link to, I just enjoy surfing the internet for inspiration for making cards and scrapbook pages. My favorite embellishment is a toss-up between eyelets and ribbon.

A Full House said...

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Sorry about the last post. I have added you to my blog for the blog candy.

My favorite accessory is the grosgrain ribbon. Love it.

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Wow! This is one of my favorite sets, Alex! And I love your bold & sassy colors!

~Bev

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OH MY ALEX....how YUMMY is this card!!???...love it! You have been on my blogger roll FOREVER!....and now I have a google reader thingy that puts me in California first thing every morning!...whooowhooo....My favorite embelly......hmmmmmmm....ribbons....
buttons....bling...the UNUSUAL..
Is that more than one???

Stampin Cats said...

Love the card. Just might have to buy this set now. I have always liked that color. I have added you to my blog.

Nikki Bond said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous card Alex! You know I'm partial to Fabulous flowers! You did an awesome job! And WOW look at all the blog candy!!!!! I'll cross my fingers....well not when I'm stamping..that might create a crazy looking card! Thanks for the chance Alex! {SMILEs}

Christine said...

My favorite embellishment has to be ribbon! A card is naked without it!
Thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

Lauren said...

Great card! The monotone combination is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I love your card. My favorite embellishment is GLITTER! thanks, Peggy

Cindy said...

Great card! Great candy! I'd have to say I love the look of eyelets on cards and those cute dew drops. Just something about them both that strike my fancy.

dianalcurtis said...

My favorite embellishment would have to be ribbon. I love it any kind. Thanks and have a great day.

Annelies said...

Hi Alex, I have just put a link on my blog. My favorite embellishment are flowers, although I start to realise I seem to buy more than I'll ever be able to use.

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my favorite embellishments are ribbons and prima's......thanks for the chance!!

Cindy C.
cac1957@hotmail.com

Clair & Sharni said...

hi alex great blog candy, our favourite kind of embelisments are buttons :) we just love them all shapes and sizes :)
:) sharni x

Clair & Sharni said...

Just to let you know there is some blog candy up for grabs on our blog! xxx

Melissas said...

I linked to your blog in a post, here: http://whatdoyouink.blogspot.com/2008/03/blog-candy-alert.html

My favorite embellishment has to be flowers, although I'm starting to play with chipboard letters and shapes, too! THanks for sharing :)

mikesgal said...

I like to use ribbon and bling to embellish my cards. I think it makes your card jump when you add just a little something. Thanks for a chance at your blog candy.
Janie

Denise~ said...

Beautiful card Alex! Love all the pink, I hear you on the green! :)I think it's great that your SBS group takes turns with the sketch challenge, that's fun. Wonder if my group would like to do that.

Great blog candy give away, so generous! :) Your blog is linked from my on my side bar. My favorite embellishment is anything that glitters or sparkles! Love that bling. :)

Deb said...

Beautiful card! What fabulous candy you have on offer too! My fave embellishment would have to be a little bit of bling, some adhesive gems always in 3's.

suzann said...

You know you are linked on my blog!! My favorite embelishment is ink with stamps!

Lesli said...

Hey Ms. Alex - great card and wonderful blog candy. You know you are already linked to my blog!!!! My favorite embellishment - well it's hard to pick one - but I could never give up my chipboard :)So I guess that's my favorite :)

Debbie Yates said...

Consider yourself linked!!! My favorite embellishment...probably ribbon but I collect all different sorts of embellies - snaps, eyelets, brads, buttons, ribbons, bling - you name it I have it!!

CAKVD said...

Hi Alex! What a fun assortment of goodies you have!! My favorite embellishment are prima flowers with rhinestones in them. But I LOVE just about any kind of embellishment! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Linda SS said...

I am so glad to hear your dachshund is OK...my granddoggie is a weiner dog and I was worried. I think my favorite embellishment is Stickles - every thing looks better when it sparkles:)

Ana Baird said...

Your card is stylish and gorgeous. My favorite embellisment are beads since they give a lovely sparkle to my cards. Please enter me if I'm not too late. Thanks Ana x

beate said...

Fantastic card, Alex!!!! I love the colors and of course that big old flower! Still one of my favorite sets.

I would have a hard time pointing out my favorite embellishments. Some of my must haves are brads, ribbon and paper piercing. Oh...and punches of all kind! And Jumbo Eyelets....that might be it...maybe doodle pens and white gel pens too....but I really think that's it. LOL