Monday, August 3, 2009

365 Cards - #156 - Ad Inspired & A RAK

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.
The Gypsy.

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.


Fi said...[Reply to comment]

Love your card Michelle - the colours are just beautiful. And who is a very lucky lady to receive that beautiful RAK from Sherry.

TesaB said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card and a beautiful gift! Those Timster (LOVE that!) stamps looks like some stamps to die for! Looking forward seeing you use them!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

WOW - who's a lucky girl then! Enjoy your new stash.

PaulaM said...[Reply to comment]

YOU are BLESSED this day!! Your card is gorgeous - and not to take away from that, but your RAK from Sherry is just awesome. How cool to have friends on both sides of the pond!!

Piali said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful Card!!! Love the stamp you used for it.. Enjoy your awesome gift. You are lucky to have good friends,enjoy it.

Carolyn V said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous take on the challenge Michelle. Lovin' that 'bugged coral.

What a wonderful gift from Sherry. Seriously. Amazing.... BTW, what's an RAK? (newbie alert!) LOL ~ Carolyn

Scrapaddict said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, I love your card, I have to try to make those flowers, which are beautiful. How lucky you are to receive such a magnificent RAW,,,, but no one is more deserving than you and a big KUDOS to Sherry for her generosity!!!

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

michelle your card is beautiful!! and how sweet of sherry :) enjoy!! you have an award on my blog to pick up from the 30th :)

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

Fantastic card for the challenge. And your pot turned out perfect.
I have tears in my eyes reading about your RAK (Random Act of Kindness, Carolyn V)from Sherry you are really blessed and Sherry is so very generous and thoughtful in what sounds like a difficult time for you. What absolutely wonderful stash you have there, so exciting for you.
Bless you for your comments on my blog . Keep smiling Michelle.

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, this is a beautiful card and I am so happy that my little RAK made you smile. I know how it is to be down and it is nice to have someone do a good deed to make you feel better. The RAK idea was perfect.
Your friend on the otherside of the pond.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card, and I am jealous of your RAK, I know you are going to share some extra stunning cards with all that lovely loot.

Kristen said...[Reply to comment]

Great new stash! I love the card, what a great use of the inspiration ad. Missed you over the past month. I am so glad to be back. I am loving your card that you made and look forward to getting back in the groove!

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

Okay, I love your sweet card for the ad inspiration...great idea making them potted flowers!

That Sherry, she IS a whipper snapper isn't she?!!! This whole blogging/crafting thing is pretty fabulous isn't it? It brings so many people together...we share a common bond of craftiness and everything else seems to fall into place!

Tim Holtz...hubba hubba...