Monday, February 21, 2011

Great Big Hugs

Hi there!

How's life? Good here, but the creeping crud that seemed to have been getting around to everyone finally caught up to me. I had some quiet time this weekend to put a little something together for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. It was a tandem challenge, with an extra twist from the CASE Study Challenge Blog - what fun!

I created a patchwork background a la sweetie Geny Cassidy then die-cut it using Nesties Labels 8. I love this 'great big hugs' sentiment, from the WMS Frame It set, and combined it with Very Vintage Labels No. 10. This ended up being the perfect birthday card for my sister-in-law! Cute!

Thanks for visiting today.. in case you haven't heard, the previews for the new Waltzingmouse Stamps release start on Saturday. I am so excited for them to begin, I have just loved creating with the new sets and can't wait to start sharing with you!

Anya

Recipe
Stamps:
Text It, Frame It, Very Vintage Labels No. 10 - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink; Old Olive - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Early Bird - Cosmo Cricket; The Thrift Shop - October Afternoon
Ink: Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!; Jet Black Archival Ink, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream felt - Papertrey Ink; Blossom, Labels Eight, Labels Ten Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Sizzlits Little Leaves Die - Sizzix; Button

28 comments:

  1. Ah, what a cute card, glad I could inspire you! I love creating patchwork backgrounds, might have to do it again soon with some spring colors!! Hope you're having a great day!

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  2. This is so pretty, Anya! I love the patchwork background and the colors are gorgeous! Great job!

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  3. Oh Anya! This is amazing!! I love how you played with the colors and your design is fantabulous! :D Glad you joined us for our Combined Grind at The Play Date Cafe!

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  4. I love your take on this challenge! Love this patchwork design!

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  5. Oh my word I LOVE that patchwork background! I love the combination of papers you chose...love it!!!

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  6. Love this!! Beautiful card and all of the patchwork pieces fit together so great. Wonderful, wonderful card. Anyone would be lucky to recieve this!!

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  7. This card is FABulous!!! I love everything about it, especially the cream, black and red...yummo!

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  8. Love all the mix of papers and the sweet flower! A very pretty card!

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  9. So elegant and simple, beautiful design. I want to make a card like this, very inspiring:-)

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  10. love all the patterned papers you used on this card!! it's cute, clean and pretty!!

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  11. Just Fab! Love your patchwork panel.

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  12. absolutely beautiful! loving the patchwork of papers, a stunning effect!
    Thanks for joining in the fun with our combined CASE study and PDC challenge! :)

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  13. Fabulous card, Anya! I love the patchwork paper that you created. The colors are perfect!

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  14. Anya! I love your 'quilted' effect here, and in those luscious papers. Great job! I'm a fan of this. :) Thanks for joining us at the CAfe this week.

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  15. Wow! This is absolutely lovely! That quilted design is perfectly executed! Wonderful use of the colors and exquisite detail! Thanks for joining us at our special "Combined Grind" challenge with both The Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

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  16. Ooh a beautiful card! I just love how you've done the patchwork effect, so pretty and creative. Thanks for joining in with our combined grind over that the Play Date Cafe with CASE Study!

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE your patchwork background, how perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  18. Yum-O! Fantastic quilting effect, stunning shape, and scrumptious, felt flower! What's not to love?! Thank you so much for playing along, this week, in The Cafe!

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  19. Love everything about this card Anya! great design, quilted DP, and flower!

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  20. Wow, wow, wow!!! That quilted background looks amazing with the papers you've chosen. Great job. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

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  21. I just LoVe that patchwork background - the colours and patterns look amazing together. Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

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  22. LOVE!!! This is a stunning card, Anya!! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE Study for a "combined grind" challenge!

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  23. LOVE your interpretation of the challenge, Anya - well done!

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  24. This is the coolest card!! I *love* the patchwork. The combination of papers is--wow!

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  25. Your card is so beautiful Anya and I just love your sentiment!!

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