Thursday, November 2, 2017

Give Thanks

Hello, friends!  Welcome by today.  As a few of you may have noticed, I was super blessed to have recently won a prize at Simon Says Stamp during National Card Making Month, and I was the lucky recipient of a $50 gift certificate.  Some of what I chose to purchase with that money included a few selections from the new Amber Moon line by Prima which is absolutely STUNNING.  I fell in love with it the first time I laid eyes on it; and I was so excited when all my new goodies arrived in the mail yesterday.  I started on this card last night, and just finished it up and photographed it this morning.
I used dark brown Bazzil cardstock and burnt orange Bazill cardstock to mat all the patterned papers from the Amber Moon line that I used on my card, and I layered them about my card to create a pattern of sorts.  I cut a doily using a sweet die-cut I received from my talented blog friend, Esther.  Next, I added some of the sequins and a puffy sticker from the Amber Moon line.  I created a sweet bow using Black Micro Gingham Ribbon and 3/8" Black Gingham Ribbon, as well as a length of Ivory Burlap String; and I topped the bow with two Light Green Paper Leaves, and some of the GORGEOUS Prima flowers from the Amber Moon line.  Stunning!
I absolutely LOVE machine stitching on my cards, and as you can see; that's what I did on this one.  I ran a cream colored straight stitch around all the edges to give them a touch of dimension and a home-spun feel.  I will be sharing my card in the challenges listed below.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and may God bless you this week.....and always!

Karen

Dies R Us - Challenge #84 - Anything Fall - I used a lovely doily die-cut from Spellbinders.  It's burnt orange in color, and it's positioned underneath the bow and flowers in the top left-hand corner of my card.

Scrapy Land Dies Challenge Blog - Challenge #77 - Anything Goes - I used a lovely doily die-cut from Spellbinders.  It's burnt orange in color, and it's positioned underneath the bow and flowers in the top left-hand corner of my card.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #429 - Photo Inspiration Challenge sponsored by Newton's Nook.  I am smitten with this orange, brown, green Autumn theme.  SO pretty!

Double D Challenges: Feeling "Fallish" - This is such a wonderful time of year, and these rich Autumn colors speak to me.  The sequins were inspired by the photo.  This was a fun challenge for me!
D.L.ART Thankful Thursday - Challenge #215 Ribbon & Sparkle - I used gingham ribbon and my "sparkle" on this card are the sequins I added for glimmer!

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #192 - Bingo & A Sentiment - I got my BINGO (or tic-tac-toe) across the bottom to include my doily Die-Cut, Machine Stitching and Ribbon.  And, of course, my sentiment, which is.......Give Thanks.


Joy Clair Stamps Challenge Blog - November Challenge - Anything Goes - Inspiration Photo (Leaves/Autumn)

21 comments:

  1. Congrats for your won, you has been so lucky! :) Your card is delightful, and the machine stitched edges look great!

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  2. what a gorgeous card!! and how fun to win a gift card!! so excited for you!!

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  3. Congrats on your win! So fun winning prizes - especially when it's money to spend! I love the beautiful autumn card you created (in your gorgeous signature style) with your new stuff!

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  4. A very stunning creation. Congrats on your win and this selection from Prima has been on my list also. You did a wonderful job using the supplies. tfs

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  5. Congratulations on your win and how fun it is to spend that blessing on crafty stuff...the things you look at and now can get!! What a beautiful card you made with your winnings!

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  6. Yay for you. You deserve the win. Your creations are always beautiful. [Bunny]

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  7. Beautiful. Love those flowers and your stitching. I really need to take time to do some stitching. Love it on cards but never pull out the machine. And congratulations on the win!

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  8. This is absolutely stunning Karen!!! I am so glad that you linked this beauty to our challenge at Scrapy Land.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  9. Congrats on your win. Your card is just gorgeous. Those flowers are beautiful and so are all the embellishments and papers.

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  10. Fabulous designed card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  11. Gorgeous card, Karen! So many beautiful details. Congrats on your win too! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Feeling Fallish" Challenge.

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  12. Just BEAUTIFUL Karen! Congrats on your win! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling FALLish’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  13. Congrats on your win..Wow, what a gorgeous card you created..love the colors and wonderful design!
    Sherrie K
    Oh, also, thank so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!

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  14. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie

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  15. Me again! I love your overall design Karen! Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Fall’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  16. Beautiful design, Karen. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    Kathy
    DD DT

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  17. Congrats on your win! Your card is lovely, the details are amazing and SO pretty. Thanks for playing along at Dies R Us..so happy you joined us!

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  18. Fabulous details on this gorgeous shabby card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

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  19. Fantastic card with stunning embellishments and design...Thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

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  20. Karen, this is one a beautiful and stunning card.
    I love the sentiment and layers a lot.
    Thank you for playing along with Joy Clair November Challenge.
    We hope you will be playing along with Joy Clair December-January Challenge!

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