Thursday, December 22, 2011

Guest Design Spot

A special THANKS goes out to Shelly at Shellys Images.  You can visit her blog and challenge info here:   I am so grateful to Shelly for inviting me to be a Guest Designer this week for their Christmas Garland Challenge.  Shelly gave me this beautiful image to create a card for their current challenge.  THANK YOU, Shelly.  I enjoyed creating this little card, and now you can get this darling little image at a reduced price AND enter this fun challenge for another chance to win more of Shelly's Images.  You can also check out the store at Shelly's Images.  She has dozens of lovely images, as well as some FREEBIES.  Who doesn't like Freebies?  Check it out here:

Just for this week, I am having a special give-away.  It's one I've done before.  I am giving away another antique floral frog (as shown in this photo).  All you have to do to be entered to win this antique floral frog to help display your cards is:

1.  Become a follower of my blog if you are net yet following
2.  Leave a comment on this blog post
3.  Check back here at the end of Shelly's Challenge to see if you're a winner.
The actual floral frog I'm giving away is slightly bigger than this one, it's the one in the above card photo, but I wanted to show another photo of an antique floral frog for those of you who are not familiar with the term.  Many of us see them, but just never knew what they were called.

I'm also going to enter this card in a couple of challenges.  You can read all about the various challenges by clicking on the links. - #49 December Month-Long Challenge - "Bling it Up" - Scrappin' Chics December Challenge - Raise the Bar - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will take the time to pop on over to Shelly's challenge blog to check out her beautiful images, and to enter this challenge.  Each of the challenges I've entered are well worth checking out.



  1. Wow, guest designer, how wonderful. Im sure they were delighted to have you Karen, your cards are always so wonderful. And this card is no exception. I love it. I love the music paper and gorgeous red trim. Thank you for the chance to win. Lee x

  2. Hi Karen, always seem to make such happy creations! I love the music sheet background and the colours you chose. I didn't know that's what your card display thingy was pretty!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may you enjoy this Blessed Christmas Season!

  3. Hi Karen! I think your card turned out amazing...Love all the colors too. I would love a chance to wind an antique frog card holder. They look so awesome. I'm going to check out Shelly's blog. Have a wonderful day!!!!!

  4. What a lovely creation Karen. Thank you so much for joining us this week as our Guest Designer. And thanks for the very nice words about our blog and images here in your blog post. You are so sweet and we really appreciate it. :)

  5. Your card is lovely and Shelly's Images is lucky to have you as their GD. Enjoy. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours. Hazel x

  6. Congratulations on your GD. Your card is so very bright and Christmas pretty! Thank you for stopping by my blog too! :-)

  7. Beautiful card Karen. I love music background. Merry Christmas to you. Lily Anuska

  8. Congrats on your GD spot, Karen! Your card is gorgeous! I love the music background and brightly colored ornaments! I'm glad to have found your blog - your work is beautiful! I'm following you now. Merry Christmas!

  9. Hi Karen, Thank You for posting on my blog and I would love for you to become a member. Your cards are beautiful cna't wate to more when there is more time.

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog and making such a lovely comment. Congratulations on the guest spot. You card is wonderful! I did not know those card holders were called frogs. I guess you learn something every day. Have a Merry Christmas.



  11. Awesome giveaway! Your card is beautiful!!
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  12. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such an encouraging comment. I'm learning fast thanks to my cyber mentors like yourself. I haven't even had time to post my Christmas cards and gifts yet but will do that soon. I love your cards & your blog. I'll be following and checking in often. Have a Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year!

  13. Sorry it took so long to stop by Karen. Thanks for the lovely comments you left me. You have some very beautiful things on your blog. I see you're involved in a lot. Do you have another job or do you get to craft all the time? My prayers for you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Robin

  14. Guess I should have left you a blog address. It's Thanks again.

  15. Hi Karen,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a lovely comment. I'm so glad you left a link to your blog too, I've become a follower and will definately be coming back, i love your style of card making.
    Wishing your a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  16. Merry Christmas Karen! Thank you for your sweet comments!! I will definately be back when I have some time to visit!! Hugs

  17. Hi Karen,

    I'm a new follower and will be deisgning with you on the Word Art Wednesday DT. I've been looking at your blog and you do beautiful work. I'm looking forward to working with you.

  18. Love the card, Karen! You did an absolutely beautiful job. I can sure see why Shelly would ask you to become a permanent DT member! I've seen those frogs in people pictures before, but never knew what they were called. How sweet of you to give one away! As I said in my previous comment, your cards are all beautiful. I can tell you will be a huge inspiration to me. =D

    xx Star

  19. Hi Karen: It was a PLEASURE to be a follower! Your work is amazing! I love this musical note card. It has given me inspiration for a card I have been absolutely lost on...I hope you are OK with that? It is so magical that you used the notes as your card paper and what you added on is nothing but brilliant! Way to is stunning! (ty for your comments Karen) Love and a Hug, Samara

  20. Your card is WONDERFUL!! Congrats on the GDT!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO! Happy Holidays!

  21. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  22. Beautiful card! Glad you are joining us at Shelly's. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

  23. Congrats on the DT Spot Karen!

    I hope that you're enjoying the holidays with your family. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the December challenge.