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April 4, 2011

4/4 GDT - Creative Stamp Friends - swirls


Happy Monday!   Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I've created a sweet Sugar Nellie card I'd like to show you today!

For the next couple months I'll be guest designing for the Creative Stamp Friends challenge blog!  Thanks ladies for asking me to join in!

Our challenge today is swirls, easy peasy, right?

(squint real hard & you can see the dry embossing on the oval) 
Stamps: Sugar Nellie (flower girl)
Papers: Memory Box dp
Ink: Copic markers
Other: Sizzix swirls, CB emb folder, dew drops,
MS border punch, seam binding, Prima flower & floss.

I love these sweet stamps, but never seem to get to them!   They're so much fun to color!

I hope you can come play with us over the next two weeks!  Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the wonderful DT creations!  Creative Stamp Friend Challenge blog!

Creative Stamp Friends has bi-weekly challenges on Monday 
with no vender restrictions...use
 whatever you like to meet the challenge!

The challenge is written with an English translation,
 no need to use a translator!


I shared my card today with...

By the Cute & Girly -  Cute and Girly
Desert Island Crafters - choose 3 or more from the list (ribbon, bow, dots, child image)
Stampsmith Challenge -  The female of the species
Card Makin' Mamas - embellish it
Make It Monday -  your creation
Card Cupids - Dots and/or Stripes
Corrosive Challenges - Pastel Colours
Crafty Pad -  Flowers
Creative Cowgirls - Spring

Creative Inspirations Paint -Spring
Gingerloft -Got the Blues
Card Ideas - Spotty Dotty 
Crafty Emma - Children
One Stop Craft -  Spots and Dots 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch
Catered Crop -  recipe...
  • Pattern Paper –  polka dots
  • Colors – green, blue, and yellow
  • Color Mediums – stamping ink
  • Embellishments – ribbon
  • Shapes – scallops, and swirls
This card was featured @



bastelkueken said...

Wow - your creation is fanstastic and wonderful. love your Gorjuss Girl.

Have a nice day

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Cheryl said...

oh maria hun this is so beautiful,the image the papers,and that bow,finishes it off to perfection hugs cheryl xxxxx

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so sweet and so elegant!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Riet said...

So beautiful card Maria,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, love the image that you have chosen and fab colours, big hugs love Pops x x x

Allison said...

adorable card Maria

Bastelmichaela said...

Wow, the card is gorgeous.
hugs Michaela

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful Maria and adorable cute image.

Fleur said...

Stunning card Maria,
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Elena said...

Congratulations on new DT position! :)
Your card is so sweet, Maria! Love the swirls you added!

Chelsea said...

Cute card love all of the details!

Jennifer Scull said...

congrats on the new position, Maria! you are so talented!
such a pretty card, too!
have a wonderful week! :)

Janna Werner said...

Hi Maria! Lovely lovely image, super colouring. Very sweet card, TFS Janna

Bridget said...

Squint real hard...hehe. I see it! It's beautiful! The whole card is beautiful! Great job Maria. Thanks for playing with us at Card Ideas!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness Maria!! I just ADORE this creation!! What a darling image and your coloring and layout make it gorgeous!! ;) TFS! HUGS

*Vicki* said...

Forgot to mention a BIG congrats on your new position sweetie!! WOOT!!

coldwaters2 said...

Congratulations on your GDT role Maria and what a stunning card this is, the softness of the papers those swirls and that image it all looks wonderful
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hi hun
congratulations on ya GD spot, totally gorgeous card, fab colour work, pretty papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Jen said...

beautiful the colours work perfectly
Thanks for joining us at OSCC

Jen x

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Really adorable, I love how you combined papers. I always have trouble with that, and it's why I tend to stick toward coordinating papers from the same line.

Michelle said...

Congrats on your GD spot, well deserved.

Your card is very pretty, such a sweet image and your have really given her life with your wonderful colouring.

Thank you for sharing at Make it Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Faith S. said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft colors and dots! Thank you for joining us at Designed2Delight and Card Ideas!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous, love your papers. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Kim B said...

Lovely card.... Kim :)

Kathy Winter said...

So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Card Ideas.

Linda McClain said...

Oh my, what a darling and sweet card. I love the soft colors, and that image is adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Marlene said...

Your card is super sweet, and I didn't even have to squint to see the embossed detail!

Holly said...

Ohhhhh such a sweet little card, Maria! I love the way you colored her hair! :-) Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Marianne said...

Beautiful card! Love the swirl, the paper and colors!
The ribbon with the flower is adorable!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

stampdiva said...

Your card is lovely. Thank you for joining TSSC.
Lynne M

Kirei na Kami said...

What a Heavenly creation!!! Every detail is absolute perfection, and I love the soft, dreamy colors!!! GORGEOUS!!! I am so happy you were able to join us again in this week's Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge!!! Keep em' coming, my friend:) Have a wonderfully blessed day!!!


~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!


Lynn said...

Hi Maria,
Fantastic card and love the shades of blue:)
Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges:)
Lynn x

kaylou said...

super gorgeous work, thank you for joining our child challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Very sweet card and so gentle! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad Flowers Challenge this week & good luck in the draw!

Julie said...

Gorjus!! Love your colours! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

Rachel Hope said...

SWEET! Love the bow, the swirl...everything! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh that is so beautiful, love the delicate colour scheme, and your colouring of the delightful Gorjuss girl is just gorjuss!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Desert Islands Crafters

Valerie H. Wilson said...

This couldn't be any more adorable! Thanks so much for joining The Stampsmith Challenge this week! We hope you'll join us again!
Val :)

Lynn's scraps said...

Lovely little girl card, so sweet Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges Lynnm