Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I am BACK And with A Mothers Day Card for Joans Challenge

Well, it sure has been a while, LONG STORY I won't bore you with, lets just say it has been a rough road, did not actually think I would be back, crafting was a long way off my list for a while. But I hope I can slowly return now, the desire is there, now if my body will just work in accordance with my brain, we will be in business.
So I have created a card for this weeks Challenge over at Joan's Garderns, below are the Guidelines for this weeks fun challenge.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #14

Make or use a flower pot

Make flowers for flower pot

Use some trailing greenery

Use any color combination

You will have until next Thursday (April 19) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #14

challenge and will be announced Friday April 20. This winner will win 2 bottles of Mica. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

Below are the guidelines:

1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.

2. Post your challenge card to your blog.

3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG045 and needs to be posted with the challenge.

4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.

Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address. Comments always appreciated. I love seeing your cards! Thanks so much for playing!!

And of course it would not be a challenge without an example creation by the wonderful Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, her creation can be seen HERE!! Selma's cards and flowers are just a wonder to be seen, she does some wonderful tutorials, she is definitely a big contribution to this business, her talents are amazing, and of course everything she uses can be purchased at Joan's Gardens, a wonderful place to shop!!

Supplies I used were mostly purchased at Joan's Gardens as well, for Today's card some of the supplies I used were,
Bazzil cardstock,
Spellbinders Flower Pot die
Memory Box Dies, Side border
The ivy I made useing Ivy Tendrils by Memory box, but I punched out some grape leaves with a punch bunch mini punch and glued them to the vine.
Martha Stewart Sprig punch.
I made the Flower using a Marianne die, I spritzed all petals with water, curled and dried the petals, then dabbed with Victorian Velvet ink, I think they look like carnations, then glued about 4-5 layers to get the end result. All made with my tool kit from punch bunch and my embossing mat from McGill.
I added some tiny flowers to the border die on the side and also to the ivy, touching up with some centers and cupping them before gluing onto the vine and ivy.
Also used the Cherry Lynn Flourish Die.
Some bling and inks and ta da, I am done.

Thanks so much for stopping by, take care and hope to be back soon.



  1. Donna your card is beautiful. I love love your flowers!

  2. Beautiful card, Donna! Love the way you did your flowerpot. Neat idea. Glad you are back to crafting. It really helps take the stress away! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for visiting my blog!