Friday, February 17, 2012

Inventory Challenge #69 You Have Been Framed

Time flies when you're havin fun. And Yes I did have some fun this week experimenting making a book card and a shaker card. My Thanks go out to Christina for helping me out with the Metric conversions. She definitely inspired me to give this bookcard a try.

This lovely embosssed frame is called Cuttlebug Chic Circle. It cuts and embosses. Tilda's name is Arrow Tilda from the Sweet Crazy Love 2012 Collection. I omitted the apple on top of her head. I wanted to try a Shabby Chic style and I hope I accomplished it. The colored flowers are sprayed with flat white paint. Around the edges of the card layers I use Tim Holtz distressor and White Picket Fence Crackle paint. The lovely lace is from my stash.

The name of my book is computer genterated as well as the sentiment on the inside.

Tilda's name is A little Gift from the Sweet Christmas Dreams '11 Collection. I placed her on A Marianne Creatable LR0180. Magnolia Doo hickey die cut used is called Hellebores. Punches used are Ek Victorian Photo Corners, Diamond lace and Fiskars Broken Square. The yummy candy nuggets are Hersheys. I stamp my images on Cryogen white that is available at ( Cindy has the fastest shipping on earth)

Please visit each of my very talented team mate's blogs to see what they have come up with this week. Have a fabulous weekend!!!!


And here's a peak of my shaker card:

And now a look at the inside:

That's it Folks!!!
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  1. Wow Cathylynn this is stunning. I love the Shabby Chic style on both your projects. Your bookcard is absolutely gorgeous, i love the frame and the flowers and all the other details. Your Maggies on both your projects are very sweet and beautiful colored. Also you shakercard is awesome. You did a wonderful job with both your projects.
    Have a nice weekend,

  2. I can't pick one I LOVE THEM BOTH they are both BEAUTIFUL

  3. Good heavens, girl, your book card turned out amazingly the distressing and that GORGEOUS lace. You did a phenomenal job on this beauty!!! WOW!!!!
    Your shaker card is also have been busy, Hun!
    I adore both of your gorgeous projects....well done!!!!!!!!

  4. Fabulous!! I love your shabby chic book card,papers, flowers, lace & images all just so perfect. Gorgeous shaker card as well, WOW!!!

  5. Oh my goodness!!!!! I love this book card (and the shaker card!!) Everything about this book card is just FANTASTIC!!!! Wonderful job!!

  6. WOWWWWW these creations are just spectacular!!!!! Wow love the design you created on both!!!!! These are just amazing and stunning!!!! Way to go on creativity!!!!!

  7. OMG... let me pick myself up... PHENOMENAL. Both your projects are absolutely WONDERFUL my friend, your book card is a little treasure, and a challenge well executed! The lace is a real beauty, and is perfect accessory to this romantic style of card. Sitting tilda inside on this lovely die cut is just a great idea. and the chocolate... miam. Just so beautiful is your shaker card, ! my you have been busy, and had fun! Have a great day. Hugs.

  8. These are both stunning!!! Great job!! : )

  9. Your cards are fabulous. I love the curves and lace, embossing and softness of them. They are just so sweet.

  10. Wow and Wow! You are so brave to try 2 new types of cards in one week...and both turned out just great! They're gorgeous! Love your layouts/designs and all the pretty die cuts & lacey! Cathy, your work is very inspiring!

  11. very nice youre cards of this way,,.......hug marion

  12. You take my breath away -- Cathy Lynn what have you done!!!!!!!!!!!! Two gorgeous cards - grand, wonderful, beautiful, so lush and rich and delicious! Oh good gracious you have outdone yourself now. I need to try something new. Both of these cards are out of this world and to think you made them while taking care of your Mom - unbelievable!!!!!!

  13. So very, very pretty! Love it.

  14. Awesome work Cathy-Lynn! Both of these cards are simply and totally gorgeous. Beautiful work on the embellies and all the layouts. Fabulous, just fabulous...Barb <><

  15. So beautiful!!! I am so glad you shared with us!!! Thank you Cathy!!

  16. Beautiful creations Cathy-Lynn. I love both of them but that book is just stunning.
    Suzi x

  17. Wow, fabulous!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  18. Wow Cathy-Lynn these creations are stunning! LOVE that book card you created with the pretty embossed diecut on the front - so much work went into it, I'd love to make one one day. And the shaker card is just the sweetest! Love all the images you used! Have a great weekend! hugs, Angela

  19. Oh Cathy!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOVE the colors you've used...especially the first one (white and blue). So soft and beautiful! These are just the most amazing thing I've seen all day! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!
    Rene :D

  20. Oh Cathy! Those are absolutely beautiful! Just wanted to be able to hold and touch. WOW!

  21. Just Beautiful, I love the pretty lace on your book cover, gorgeous projects
    Hugs Julie P

  22. OMG Cathy-Lynn tes cartes sont trop belles!!!!!! Je suis en amour avec ta boîte-carte...elle est tout a fait merveilleuse et que dire de ton shaker card....simpement wow!!!!! Tout en douceur, c'est vraiment superbe!!!!

    bisous Nadine

  23. I love how your framed out your images. Both cards are so darling,

  24. Tilda is so sweet in the embossed circle frame! Lovely Tilda creating Cathy Lynn!

  25. Your card is so beautiful. Love the embossed frame and your beautiful coloring.

  26. They are both gorgeous! Nice detail.


  27. Gorgeous and elegant creation Cathy-lynn. Beautiful arrangement of the embellishments & stamps. Love it totally :o)

  28. Both cards are so adorable.. Love your style and your coloring. The arrangements are amazing and the book with the candy in it is great especially the candy!! seriously love the Tilda and the decorations on both. You did a great job Cathylynn.
    Hugs, Jean

  29. Cathylynn,
    Your card is so beautiful.....your colouring is amazing.
    You have done awesome dry embossing! Wonderful die cut and very pretty flower arrangement. Great paper used. I could look at it for hours......
    Thank you for once again joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog :o)
    Hugs, Candy

    1. Oh goodness you have been a busy girl, Love both and your coloring is Great!!


  30. wow, this is stunning!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MSL and SSCC Challenges Blogs!


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