Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

This week Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge is supporting the Second Annual "Hope You Can Cling To" Challenges at SCS.  We have chosen the "Fight Like A Girl" challenge that was posted October 11 for our challenge this week.  Here is the info about this challenge.

Create a card or project with some girlie embellishments; flowers, lace, glitter, bling, pearls, ribbons..... all things girlie! 

The challenge this week at Joan's Gardens is to complete a card with the above requirements and submit it to the Link on Joan's Gardens, then in support of breast cancer month,  please add your card to the SCS "Hope You Can Cling To Gallery", with the KEY Words  HYCCT1111.  You will be eligible for a prize given by Joan's Gardens as well as any prizes given out when you link to the SCS  Master Challenge.

Above is the card I created for this challenge.  The pink flower was created by stamping the hydrangea from the  Heartfelt Creations "Hydrangea/Posy Branch PreCut Set" (HCPC 3301).  To make the flower dimensional I stamped the smallest posy from the Heartfelt Creations "Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set" (HCPC 3303) on two different shades of pink card stock and cut them out with the Posy Patch Diecuts (HCD 701).  A Spellbinder Scalloped Circle was conditioned with tools from the Flower Tool Kit and was glued to the center of the flower.  The small posies were also  shaped with the Flower Tool Kit and added to create a dimensional flower.  Rhinestones were added to the center of each little flower.  Additional hydrangea leaves were stamped and colored, then added under the flowers.  

The design paper on the the bottom of the design is from the Webster's Pages "Your Life, Beautiful" paper pad.  The pretty embossed background was created with one of the new embossing folders from the Sizzix "Ornate Frames Set" (656989).  Behind the flower I added one of the Cheery Lynn "Italian Flourish" Doilies (DL103). To add some more "girlie embellishments" to the card, I added a lace border down the right side created with the Cheery Lynn "Anastasia Border" (B136) die.  The Butterflies are from the Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterflies" (DL112) set.  They were die cut using yellow card stock to match the butterflies in the design paper.  The JustRite sentiment was stamped on one of the Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" die cuts and tucked under the edge of the flower.  Three small pearls were added to the sentiment tag.  Pearls were also added to the corners and also on the butterflies.  A bow was made using the "Bow Easy" and attached to complete the card. 

I think my card definitely looks very girly.  I will be going over to SCS to add it to the "Fight Like A Girl" challenge.  Don't forget to add your card to the link at Joan's Gardens for a chance to win a prize.  This is a very easy challenge and I hope to see lots of cards linked to Joan's Blog showing your support.  You can get the complete information about Joan's challenge on her blog.

Here is the information copied from the SCS "Hope You Can Cling To" Master Challenge. Please also add a copy of your card to this challenge.

View the Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread HERE

1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery, with the HYCCT1111 challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2011 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading HYCCT1111 your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear plastic bag and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family. We would like for them to receive cards throughout the month of October, but we understand if you'd like to mail all your cards at once.
5. Since these cards will be used by visitors for patients, most should be blank inside, but feel free to send cards with messages of hope for the patients in addition to your challenge cards!

The Department of Volunteer Services – Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030



Dianna said...


Your card in this picture is beautiful, but the picture doesn't do justice to actually seeing the real thing. So those of you who are reading this post, this card is more than beautiful, it is gorgeous.

So enjoyed my visit with you and thanks for all of the new techniques you taught Marsha and I, we had so much fun and talked about it all the way home. Oh yes, we made it home around 8:00 pm. Thanks again, and tell "Thumper" I said hi.



WOW!!! Very girly and very beautiful! Your cards are so detailed and look so labor intensive. Something I hope to achieve one of these days!

Heide said...

What a stunning card! Beautiful work.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great way to begin my morning viewing your card.....just lovely. Those pink flowers are fabulous and stand out so nicely on that embossed white background. Lovely.

The Other Patti Sue said...

You can't get anymore girly than this... gorgeous!

Betty Benton said...

Beautifully done, Selma! Loving those lacy butterflies and those gorgeous flowers!

Nancy said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty! I have those stamps... I am definitely going to try this tutorial.


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