Saturday, August 1, 2009

365 Cards - 154 - Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Well ladies and quite possibly gents, today is the last day of Reader Appreciation Week over at 365 Cards and guess who it is. . . Yep IT'S ME!!!! I was tickled pink when Pam asked me ages ago if I wanted to be a guest designer for the blog and did not even have to hesitate but said yes immediately. . . I Mean, come on who wouldn't jump at the chance. I am honoured that Vicky chose me to take the front and centre spot today, thankyou Vicky for your beautiful words and right back at you. I feel the same way actually. . .funny that lol!!!

My card today was a bit of a worry at the time Pam told me what it was going to be I thought hell I don't have any plane stamps or trains or cars for that matter. I went into the little town where I live and looked in the craft shop and could not find anything and I asked the lady there and she said the only thing I have is this paper set. It was a plain cream with the train in the corner and I said that is perfect is will fit with a vintage sytle card and so here it is. I cut it off the paper and popped it off the card, distressing the edges the background designer paper is from the same set and has train tracks all over it, so I had to have that one as well. The two buttons were clear so I used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the same cream paper that the train came from. The stamp in the background is and yes you guessed right again a Tim Holtz stamp (my hero) from the same set that I used on my card last night, as is the diamond stamp on the other side. The vacation sentiment and the letters with pen are stickers from that same shop. I really like how this card turned out and I hope you all like it as well.
In the meantime. . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU Blue Bayou cardstock. The designer papers are from Far and Away - Trains, Planes and Automobiles. The stickers are American Traditional Designs. Tim Holtz stamp set, Ranger Distress Inks, Buttons from my stash. SU Hemp twine.


Courtney said...[Reply to comment]

Looks fab mum! congratulations once again on getting a guest spot, Im very proud of you.
xx Courtney

Carolyn V said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely card & great colours - and congrats on the guest spot!

I think you're my new hero. Takin' the lemon you were dealt in your last job, and makin' some fab lemonade out of your life - by doing what you're so obviously great at!! Kudos and blessings. ~ C

Linby said...[Reply to comment]

It was nice to see you as guest designer today - great card.There was me thinking you had come up with the theme - oh well off to think..............


STAMPING SAM said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations on guest reader spot! And thanks for saying you don't own any transportation stamps, neither do I! Oh well, isn't that what a challenge is all about? Great Card!

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, this card is FABULOUS. Congrats on getting to be the guest designer for Reader Appreciation week. Finally someone I know on this site..

Julia Aston said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats on being featured designer today for 365 ! Your card is just wonderful - good job tracking down that train! love the colors and all the bg stamping on this - I came here through Susan (One4Joy) and I'm going to stroll through your blog now!

PaulaM said...[Reply to comment]

Yes - I DO like your card. How wonderful to be chosen for ROW, congrats!! Your blog is a breath of fresh air to me - sometimes I visit first, sometimes I save it for last. :)

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment] your bio that was posted on the 365 Cards blog. I always could sense that you are a strong woman but after reading about you, I definitely know that it is true!!! You Go...seriously, doing what you love...that is absolutely fantabulous.

LOVE your card...what a great job..your fussy cutting is perfect-o!!!!

I take it that Courtney is your daughter? I peeked at her blog...OMGoodness, she's crafty too! How fun!!!!!

Okay, sorry for the novel...big congrats on the guest spot michelle...

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

well congrats on being picked for this!!! of course i LOVE all your cards :) this one is awesome and what a fantastic idea to use the train!

Tasia D. said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats on the guest spot!! You deserve it, your work is always truly awesome!!

Great card, way to use this challenge!!

Patti J said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! Way to go! Love your card today - that looks SO genuinely aged!!! Great job...

Chrissie said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations Michelle, delighted to see you as Guest Reader. It was good to find out a little more about you. Great card too.
There's a little something for you on my Blog!

Jenny S. (UK) said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely fabulous card, and well done on your 'spotlight'. I have left you an award on my blog here

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Great card you did a great job with the paper train I love the collage feel to it. Congrats for being chosen for RAW you really deserve it, thanks for all your inspirational work.

Scrapaddict said...[Reply to comment]

Well, I agree with Sherry finally a regular contributer here is put in the lime light. You deserve it. I love your card. Hoping to get mine finished before the deadline. Rock on, girlfriend!