Okay so today over at 365 Cards the challenge was Ad Inspired by this beautiful pic below and Gloria from the design team chose this as inspiration for our card today. I chose to use the beautiful salmon colour from the flowers and the green from the drawers, the basket below the drawers and I also chose the black handles. Those colours are what I worked with today for my card.
Here is my entry for the challenge today. I was going to use SU Cameo Coral but I had this block of Co'ordinations cardstock which has different colours as the core of the cardstock. I got this block of 6x6 cardstock with my Cuttlebug last year and have only used one piece. . .geez talk about a hoarder!!! Anyway the salmon colour was closer to the colour in the inspirational pic. Now on the flower pot I ran my piece of SU Kraft through the Cuttlebug using the Branches Embossing folder and I tried to run it each way giving it a basket weave look but you all know what happens when you run it through the Cuttlebug again don't you? Yes that's right it takes out the previous embossing. . . .DOH!!! Again I just cut a pot shaped piece of cardstock and that was my flower pot. The black handles on the drawers I chose to decorate the top of my pot.
Now these next pics are from a beautiful woman in the USA. . .Sherry from Button Junkie sent me this and I received it this afternoon. I think this is the nicest bloody thing that anyone has ever done for me and I had a little cry when I received it because things have been crappy lately and I was bemoaning this fact to Sherry a couple of weeks ago, family troubles you know what I mean? During the course of our typed conversation lol we started chatting about RAK's and I said that I would love to become involved in this sort of thing as I love doing RAK for people. I see it all the time on people's blogs as well as organised swaps usually with a theme and my daughter is involved in swaps all the time and she has sent the most beautiful handmade gifts to people, overseas and all and she has received some of the most gorgeous gifts in return from people she does not know or she has not met in person but that is this amazing internet isn't it? It brings people closer and I love that. So I am going to go through each pic and explain exactly what she sent me. . .geez I'm a sook as I am having another little weep as I type this. . .I am blaming menopause ok???? Anyone want to argue? hahahahahahaha!! Man I still got it!! I know this is a long post but I want to do this justice because I received a beautiful gift from a beautiful friend. (she has become so now, and just think it was after I received my blog candy gift that we started chatting together)
Okay in the first pic it is a close up of a inspiring and beautiful card that Sherry made herself which I love and it sits in front of my workspace now so I can smile each time I look at it.
In this pic you will see some Timster word tickets, a bag of metal embellishments with some more Timster word pins. There is also at the back some Timster Journalling tickets and then some assorted ribbons.
Now in this pic you can see not one but two stamp sets!!! One is of all different butterflies and the other. . . .wait for it. . . .YES Tim Holtz stamps!!!! OMG I nearly fell about the room in a swoon when I saw this. Then my next fav thing was some gorgeous vintage Hero Arts flowers which I will never want to use as they were so gorgeous I just want to covet them. Can you see this word coming up a lot in my posts? I am beginning to think I have a problem lol. At the front you can just see some purple Kaiser rhinestones and then right in front is a Quikcutz cookie cutter die. Now I have to add here that it was not until just before this post when I was packing everyone very gently away that I realised that there was not one but two cookie cutter dies and the other one is a small Christmas tree but sorry Sherry it must have been stuck behind the insert of the card or something.
LOL This is a close up showing you all that this is in fact a Tim Holtz stamp set lol. See. . . I'm bragging!
This is an overall shot of my RAK gift from Sherry. Now do you all agree with me that this is indeed the most precious gift? Man I still cannot get over the absolute genorosity of Sherry who herself is not working either. Man it just blows me away it really does. All I can say is thankyou from the bottom of my heart Sherry it means the world to me, receiving this gift from you. Okay if you are still with me I think I have said enough for one evening.
No it's not I wanted to say thankyou to you all for all the encouraging and beautiful comments you all left for me after my Reader of the Week guest spot. . . thankyou all so much my friends.
In the meantime. . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
Supplies: SU Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla and Kraft cardstock. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Branches embossing folders. Kaisercraft rhinestones. SU Embrace Life and Short and Sweet stamp sets. SU Markers and Basic Black stamp pad.