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Monday, 15 August 2011

Make It Monday sponsored by Cupcake Cards & Crafts!

It's the new Make It Monday challenge today where we just want you to share your creativity, be it new or old!  This week we are sponsored by the lovely Mandy over at Cupcake Cards & Crafts and this is the card I made with her shabby chic new release...

 
 

This card is for my mum's 70th birthday in September.  Being from Hong King, I think she will love this oriental card!  And look at all that embellishing!  I'm not normally good at this - let me know if I've gone over the top or not enough - I can never tell!

I hope you get a chance to link up to the Make It Monday party - you can see more inspiration from the rest of the design team using this gorgeous paper collection here!  The winner will win this gorgeous new release called the Soft Whispers paper collection.  Each set of these gorgeous papers come in 8 soft dreamy colours!  And if you can't wait to see if you win them, the set only costs £2.50!


 



And now for my choice from last week's MIM entrants!  This week I have chosen this gorgeous set by Bella of Bella's Bastelecke..

Created by Bella of Bella's Bastelecke
What a brilliant matching set, so pretty and obviously extremely well planned out from the beginning!  Wanna send it to me Bella?!  You will want to pay Bella's blog a visit - a very talented lady!

I also wanted to give a special mention to this very cute and sweet and soft card by Helena of Helena 'Crafty Pants' King....

Created by Helena of Helena 'Crafty Pants' King

Helena only began blogging recently and has just found the pleasure of challenges.  She's now a confessed challenge addict - as we all are Helena!  Please visit Helena here to give her a little love from the wonderful crafting community!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, Cardworks textured digital cardstock, vellum, Cupcake Cards & Crafts Soft Whispers paper collection
Stamps: Sparkls Creations Rubber Stamps Cherry Blossom Rin, CC Designs sentiments
Mediums: Copics
Accents: brads and ribbon from stash, flat backed pearls (from Quixotic Paperie here)

Tools: Martha Stewart border and butterfly punch, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Woodware flower punches, mini butterfly punch, Nestabilities label die inside card

38 comments:

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Mary I love the pink and blue with the oriental theme really different and I think your embellies are just perfect!

Hugs Laurie x

Kerrie said...

Hi Mary J, gorgeous card as always!... and just love you pick of the week, what a great creation, and such a sweet card from you special mention.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card Mary J, love the little oriental girl, love your bow and flowers
Sandy

Anita said...

It's beautiful Mary J and the embellishments are perfect. I'm sure your mother will love it.

Sue said...

Beautiful card Mary, your Mum will love it.
Smiles:)

Theresa said...

Fabulous card Mary. I love your coloring, the shading is amazing!! Beautiful layout - really shows off the DPs.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This soooooo beautiful! I love the delicate colours and the image.

heidy said...

Oh Mary J your mum will love this hun,it's so pretty!
XXX Heidy

Chrissy said...

Way to go with the embellies Mary, gorgeous, just right, love your pick from last week, and I did see Helenas card, very pretty.
And let me be the first, as I am a day ahead of everyone...today here is the 15th August, and I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday for your tomorrow...lol..Hope you have a wonderful day.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Dora said...

I love this, what a cute image, your mother will adore this.... and I just love your picks for this week, both stunning and elegant xxx

Sally said...

Wow this is just gorgeous.....love it and Im sure your Mum will too. Great image and soft colours.
Hugs Sally xx

Vicky said...

WOW....sweetie this is soooooo pretty I love the soft delicate paper & the image is lush. Your mum is sure to love it hun. The embellies look fab I def dont think its too much hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh your card is gorgeous Mary- so pretty and your mum will absolutely love it i am sure .. the embellies look just fine .
Snap with our pick of the week ... a beautiful set .
And your second pick is so pretty and great to see new crafters
Lisa x

(Helena) Owner said...

You made my day mentioning me here thank you so much :) everyone is so kind. xx

Pami said...

Gorgeous Mary, I love those soft colours and the cute little image. Pami x

Amanda R said...

I think the embellishments are just right. They add a lot to the card, nice accent and colors, but don't overwhelm. Wouldn't change a thing and Happy Birthday to your mom!

coops said...

beautiful card mary.i love your soft pretty colours and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, great flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly
Louise

MarikaVaan said...

Oh, what a lovely card. Beautiful colors. I like it a lot. Wonderful detail. A great week for you. Thank you for playing this week PTWC
Hugs August GDT Marika

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful, gorgeous coloring, love the details! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.
hugs
Marilyn

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, love the colours & all your embellishments are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments & Divas this week, good luck!
hugs Shell xx

Kim. said...

What an adorable card, lovely image and colours and great use of die cuts and punches. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Kim xXx

Kathleen said...

I am working down my dashboard so this to me is your second card of the day, hope you follow that.
So if I say that this is a more subtle card than your first, hope you know what I mean. Love the pink and blue, look so delicate.
Another superb card.

Kath x

Molecraft said...

Fabulous oriental card Mary, love the colours and great embellies!
Helen x

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

Oh wow!!!

Absolutely stunning card!

Love the way you have combined the pretty papers. You have really done a perfect job with the embellishing.

Your favourite pick is amazing!! Bella is a very talented lady, I have always admired her work.

Michelle :o)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous, Mary J! Love the colors, your coloring of that cute cute image and the embellies! Your mom will definitely love it!

earthspirit927 said...

Beautiful Card:) Coloring is just gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Over the top??? no way this is Amazing!!!!!! Really love it!!

Delphine said...

Oh WOW, Mary! I so love your card! The embellishments are perfect, really beautiful, I love the colours and the image is gorgeous (I think I really have to look at that store!!!) Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

Samantha said...

fabulous card love your style, and love the flowers and butterflies too! I saw your card on Make it Monday hugs Samantha

kadie said...

All fantastic projects! Love love that first card!!

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

Hi Mary,

I wish I was your mother with such a sweet and beautiful card.
Great colors and great coloring.
Your mother will love it, that is for sure and if she don't I will give you my address ;-)

Mary

Fabiola said...

wouah! absolument superbe! biz

busybusyhoneybee said...

Wow! Holy Moly! I have to say - when I first saw this I said to myself "Wow! That's gorgeous!" Now, I just have to stop and stare!
Karen C

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a very pretty creation....i like it......

i am happy that you like my set.....sorry but the set is go away......
tell me your birthday and i make another only for you.....

Hugs
Judith

mueppi said...

Gorgeous card Mary and such a lovely image!
Hugs Gisela from germany

Tammy Miller said...

This card is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and I love how you colored the image. Thank you so much for entering this in our Shabby/chic Challenge at CTB Blog! Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Tammy

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo!! Joy DT

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