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October 10, 2009

A Shabby Chic Apple Tree

Well, the weekend has arrived and that means it's time for another rendition of Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential! yay! The Divas have so much fun with these challenges! This week Vicki challenged us to 'dress up' a tree! Think of the possibilities.......


...actually, that's exactly what we want you to do! Use any tree image you have or make one of your very own and 'dress it up'!!! I used this awesome DRS Designs tree and glam-ed it up with scarlet apples! lol The papers are digi DP from Summer Driggs and kraft cs....both heavily distressed!

Our challenge, this week, is sponsored by DRS Designs! I truly think they have a stamp for every occasion!!!! And you could win a gift certificate to their store if you play along!!
Need a little inspiration to get you started, checkout the rest of the Spotlight Divas....
Wowzer, everyone did a stellar job! I'm truly humbled to be on the team with these talented Ladies!!!
I hope you'll have a chance to play along with us this week!!!! Thank you to all who joined us last week, we were overwhelmed by your support for our unique new challenge!!!!

The challenges for this card...
SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT~ dress up a tree image.
Digital InkCo~fall.
One Stop Craft~autumn.
Rosie & Dee's~coffee,cream & cherry.
Res-Q chall~fall colors, nature element, cheerful sentiment!
Crafty Angels~distressing.
PCP Color Challenge~colors...I added red.
Tanda Teaser~russet & gold.
ScrappyFrogs~tree.
Tuesday Taggers~shades of Autumn.
Divine Inspiration~inspiration.
By the Cute & Girly~autumn glory.
Crafty Calendar Challenge~Autumn, plants, vegetations.

Well, that was fun and there are even a few NEW challenges in there! (for me anyhow)
So off you go now to create something fabulous.......I can't wait to visit you and see your trees!!!!
Many Blessings!!!!

54 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so glad I can comment on your card before I leave this a.m. for my camping trip.

YOur tree is stunning!! What gorgeous papers, decorated tree and design!! I love it!! You sure rocked this challenge. It is so fun to see all your different takes.

Have a great weekend!
hugs and blessings,
Chris

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maria I saw this one in the fabulous DT line up it is brilliant and so love the inspiration I am really hoping to have a go this week.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh Maria!!! I still can't believe how many challenge you've gotten on this one!! That is so awesome!! Lady, you are SOOO creative and I ADORE this card!! The fun colors and those rhinestones reminded me of apples on the tree!! :) I just love this and we are so lucky to have you with us on the team!! Thank you once again for another brilliant creation and fabulous post!! Enjoy your weekend sweetie!! HUGS

Holly said...

Maria, I love your tree! Wonderful job on the whole card!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooooh...I love this! what a great idea to use the red rhinestones as apple too! I hope you have a wonderful weekend maria. :)

Erin... said...

Maria you're a gal after my own heart with all those challenges!!!!! This is a beautiful fall card! the apples under the tree are just too cute! HAve a great weekend!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh maria! i just love this! it's gorgeous!

hugs,

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's with this lovely card... so elegant!!

Saskia :)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Lovely stamp. Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Rosie
x

Kim. said...

Great card, fabulous tree, it really does have that autumnal feel to it. Gorgeous papers used and colours used. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge.
Kim - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

Caroline said...

Great card! Love these papers and the tree is perfect. thanks for joining us at the Crafty |Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Crystal said...

AWWW Maria LOVE LOVE your apple tree!!! The bling is just perfect and your colors are fabulous!

melody said...

beautiful card chickie! i'm so lovin that tree and touch of glitter ~ beautifully done

Juls said...

so gorgeous! Love all the little gems in the tree! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G

Donna said...

Hi Maria, this is such a beautiful card, love the gems on the tree and the scrummy papers...you always amaze me at how many challenges you manage to find :) Donna x

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- that's an impressive list of challenges on one card! How fun to use gems as your apples; it's a perfect bit of bling, too!!

Danni said...

What a beautiful card!! Wonderful!

Lori said...

Wow, what a beautiful tree! I really love your design. I'm so glad you played along with the DDIC!

Georgia said...

Stunning card Maria, the tree is beautiful and I love the little jewels! Thank you for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Donna said...

You never let us down with your inspiration Maria, fabulous tree hun, I'm wrecking my brains now wondering if I have a tree...I'm bound to have a tree..nope, can't think..oh oh I have a Christmas tree, oh I've another tree too lol. Isn't it funny how you forget what you have? I'll hunt them out tomorrow and try to decorate them. Oh and if their was a medal for challenges....you'd definately be on the podium! Well done! Donna x

Allison said...

Looks terrific!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a great card!!

Rose said...

WOW look at all the challenges you rocked with one fantastic card!!! :0) love the apples.

louise said...

Stunning card,love the jewels on the tree.Thanks for joining us on crafty calendar challenge.
louise xx

Lisa said...

Hi Maria, Gorgeous card! The tree is stunning. Well done on combining so many challenges.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

brenda said...

Very elegant card Maria and super colours.

Thank you for joining us at Rosie D's this week.

B x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Love your card, papers and red gem apples, great effect. thanks for being cute and girly. janex

pinky said...

This is gorgeous, like one of those cards you see in an elegant up town shop! Just love it. Thanks for joining us at cute and girly this month.
Pinky

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is soooo pretty! and you totally rocked the Spotlight Challenge and the Digital Ink Challenge. As for those others....? hehehe I know what's important - I can't believe that you got so many out of one little card. AWESOME job!!

Elena said...

Beautiful card! I love the embellishments you added to the tree!

Debbie said...

This is just perfect Maria Love the Scarlet Apples,Hugs Debbie x

Diane Davies said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for entering it our challenge Digital-Ink Co. : )

Teri said...

Wonderful card! Just right for the autumn/fall theme.
Thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co. this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

TannyP said...

You really did rock this challenge. Amazing! I love that tree and your embellishing of it. Awesome job - thanks for joining in our challenge at Digital-Ink! Hope you'll join us tomorrow.

Katie said...

Super card!
Of course I love the rhinestone apples!!
Thanks for joining in the 1st challenge at By The Cute and Girly!

maxine said...

wow a fantastic card Maria I love the tree and the colours work so well with it.

Kim said...

Fantastic card! You sure rocked the challenges with this one! Thanks for joining us at DICO this week!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful.. I LOVE the apple bling.. What a great way to decorate your tree.. I almost forgot to decorate mine.. Super job.. You go on all those challenges...WOW>..

Micki said...

Wow, love those apples! This is a great card and love how you incorporated this card into all those challenges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Digital-Ink Co...

hugs

Clarky J said...

Fabulous card loving that apple tree! Thanks for playing along with Tt this week x Janet

Justine said...

This is Gorgeous. WOW, I love it

Beryl said...

Love card with the piopular Autumn theme Maria. Thanks for joining us at the BTG&G challenge.
Beryl xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... I'm always so impressed with how many challenges you put together! This is no exception!! LOVE your "apple tree" .... great way to dress up this image! GREAT job Maria ... ou are truly an inspiration to me!!!

Michelle said...

Brilliant entry for our shades of autumn challenge. Thanks for tagging along with us this week
x Michelle

Shirley said...

Beatufiul card, Maria, with your wonderful red rhinestone apples!!

Heather said...

I just love this! The apples are perfect!!!

sue law said...

Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining in with our teaser this week.
sue
x

Susan said...

Just gorgeous! I love the rhinestones and the layout, and the papers are to die for! I love the simplicity of this card because it makes it look so elegant. I just love it!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Tammy said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! I love the gems you used for the apples!!
Wonderful sentiment also!

Tammy x

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful autumn card!

Leanne said...

This card is truly stunning!! I love how you added the little gems as apples! Very creative!! Thanks for playing along at Scrappy Frogs!
Leanne
DT member Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog

Lelia said...

Maria - This is fab! I love how you used gems on the tree! Thanks for playing at SFCB!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Great job, Maria. I love the colors of this and the bling! You really can combine those challenges, girl. Nice work. Good guess on Nantucket but the location was ACADIA NATIONAL PARK near Bar Harbor, ME! Thanks for playing with us again.

Jules said...

Hi Maria

Sorry I am a bit late in commenting but I have been away for two weeks and am only just catching up with the world.

What a fantastic autumn card - I really love it.

Your image is just perfect and I love the added colour given by the gems.

Thank you for taking part in the very first "By the Cute & Girly" challenge. I hope you play along again next month.

Love Jules xx