Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quietfire and Graphic 45 card...and a GIVEAWAY! :)

 
Hello Crafteteers!

Today a blizzard is busting through Nova Scotia.   Perfect day to stay in and craft!  Hopefully this bright card will bring some sunshine and thoughts of warmer days to the crafters still dealing with winter.

The card made today is for the current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Show some sparkle, glitz or glam.  There are several hoarded items on this card.  First, the Graphic 45 Birdsong paper is from my "backup" 8x8 pad that I had not opened until last night.  I never wanted to open it because Birdsong is my favorite line of theirs and I wanted this to stay pristine.  (Weird how crafters think sometimes!)  I cut the papers as shown and applied Tim Holtz ink Vintage Photo along all of the edges.  The die cuts were made from Spellbinders sets Majestic Labels Twenty Five and Labels Twenty Five.  The flowers have been in my stash for a while...finally used!  The bling on the bow was purchased in 2012 as were the bling swirls in the opposite corner.
The beautiful sentiment is from Quietfire Designs- Life is a Pure Flame.  Here is a closeup of the middle front of the card.  Not sure if you can tell, but I spritzed glimmer mist on the sentiment and flowers.
Don't you just love that sentiment?  It makes you pause and think about life.  I really like this stamp...and I hope you like it, too!  I have two of the stamps and I am giving one away!  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post by 11pm ET Tuesday, April 1.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day and good luck on the draw!
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Show some sparkle , glitz or glam
Simon Says Stamp, Work it Wednesday
Sweet Stamps, Swirls
Creative Moments, AG
613 Avenue, AG
TTCRD, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Party Time Tuesdays, AG
DL ART, March Linky AG

33 comments:

  1. Stunning This is just simply beautiful I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful Kathy Jo! Love the Sentiment! Hope you are enjoying the snow day!

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  3. Love your card, so elegant, love all the details. Quietfire stamps are one of my favorite. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  4. I laughed out loud when I read how you did not want to cut the paper...as it was the last and you need to keep it pristine. I think exactly the same way! I hate to cut into my last of anything. And if it is something I can not purchase more of....oh my. It is sick...but normal... hee hee This is a stunning card with amazing colors! Love the flowers and the sentiment block! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Kathy Jo!! I love the beautiful papers and flowers!! I do the same thing with papers I love...I will buy another pad and then never use it because I don't want to be out of it!! How crazy is that??!! I will always find more paper I love so I don't know why I hang on to so much but there you go ;) It's cold here but thankfully no blizzard. Stay warm my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Such a beautiful card. The details are just fabulous. I love it : ) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you can come back to play again soon.

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  7. Such a Gorgeous card!! stands so elegantly! love it!

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  8. I know exactly how you feel about cutting into a beloved pad of paper! However, I'm so glad you did...you have made such a lovely creation with it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  9. Oh wow this is stunning! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog - it was very much appreciated and put a smile on my face. I love your card, so gorgeous... wish I could come up with perfect cards like this!! Following your blog now to get inspired. Stay warm - looks like you guys are having quite a nasty bit of weather. All we had yesterday were some flurries but I have had enough by now... all I want to see is grass and blue skies and birds!

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  10. Love the saying! And what a gorgeous card to show it off. Btw, thanks for letting me know about the Crafting Musketeers challenge. I linked up my card. All the best to you!

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  11. Wow absolutely gorgeous . Loving all the flowers and the embellishment on the bow . So pretty.

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  12. Your card is fabulous! It has the perfect balance of gorgeous embellishments, papers and the bow. Love it!

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  13. So pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  14. I saw this card at Simon Says...so pretty! Love the flowers! Following your blog...
    Lilian
    theleafstudio.blogspot.com

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  15. OMG..such a pretty card..love the effect of the black colour with the flowers..love the stamp too!!

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  16. Thanks for your visit at my blog, I'm now your new follower!
    Gorgeous card, beautiful black with bright sunny flowers, stunning card;-))m

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  17. Very elegant card, your design is truly beautiful, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

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  18. Wow, so many details and I love the sentiment. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Oh Wow…this is beautiful.
    Love all the details you added.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  20. So happy to see this GORGEOUS card over on the SweetStamps.com blog for our swirls challenge, Kathy Jo. I love the rich colors and the black frame. Thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful day! ~Donna K @ Created by Donna K

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  21. Talent, beauty and Graphic 45. How could there be anything wrong with this card. It is beautiful, dark and colorful all at the same time.

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  22. Gorgeous card I love the deep colors & beautiful flowers!

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  23. Sweet card, so dramatic and I love the sentiment too! ~Diane

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  24. Beautiful! Love this sentiment.

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  25. Oh, I know the pain of cutting into a backup pad of favorite paper. Ouch! But I'm so glad you did as this card is stunning! The color palette, the gorgeous bow, the wonderful stamped sentiment...all of it gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4: Sparkle, Glitz or Glam.

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  26. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Kathy Jo! I am so loving this, and I thank you for sharing it with us in this week's challenge. I appreciate your participation and greatly enjoy your wonderful art. Have a blessed week.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  27. Beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  28. Fabulous card, just love the sentiment...Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  29. Stunning card. . .so regal and beautiful! Love the layers and the bold colors. . .the flowers, the bling, the bow! Thanks for sharing your glitz, glam and bling with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  30. I love the bold colors and retro feel to this gem! Just lovely! Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday!

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  31. Love this card and all the layers. You do an amazing job with all your cards.

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  32. So colorful and bright with many details that add to the beauty of this card. Like a bit of sunshine!

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