November 29, 2010

My Favorite Things...GDT Challenge...Stitch it Up...Very Happy Birthday!


Good morning crafty friends! I thought I would give the GDT challenge over at My Favorite Things a go! The challenge is....Stitch it Up.....well, I'm sooooo not a sewer but I thought I would do my usual faux stitching with my stitching stamps and I also added a very little bit of hand stitching.  I did ask for a sewing machine for Christmas cuz I just love the look of machine stitching on cards but I got my pressie iMac computer. I don't think I will be getting the sewing machine now but I am very happy with my mac so I can't complain,smile. Well, I am not sure I have much of a chance at winning the GDT spot as there are so many talented MFT fans out there who are sooooo good with the sewing machine but I needed to make a card anyways and I love how it turned out.

My daughter's BFF is turning 11 year old this week so this is her b-day card! I inked up sweet Birthday Ballon Jolinne and coloured her with my Copics. I made an easel card, my fave, with AC and Bazzill cardstock and used BG Olivia 6x6 pp. I added a doily that I spritzed with Glimmer Mists in Hula Hoop and Patina. I added stamped stitching to all the layers with Kelly Panacci Acrylic stitching stamps and stamped with Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire. I added a BG Olivia Canvas tag and embellished with a cork heart that I cross stitched on and a button. I added a QuicKutz tag and cut the number 11 from a QuicKutz alphabet out of the QuicKutz cork material too. The "Smile" sentiment in the BG Canvas heart tag is a Melissa Frances rub-on. I used the notebook edge die-namics die and Die-namics Framed Greetings stamp and die set on this card too. I also added some of this scrumptious and shimmery ribbon and sewed my button like I have seen, Joanne B. from Just a Little Something, do here in her buttony bow tutorial.

Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed and my toes too...eeekkkkk! I would sooooooooo love to be the MFT GDT for January. MFT has the December release coming up and a release party over on the MFT forum at Splitcoast Stampers on Wednesday December 1st, where they will announce the winner of the GDT challenge. If you are interested in joining the MFT GDT challenge you have until November 30 at 10:00 p.m EST...all the details are here!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek at my MFT GDT card!



heidy said...

Stunning Tara,and I love the bright colours
Hugs Heidy

Riet said...

Beautiful card Tara,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Renkata said...

Tara, this is some happy and colourful card. Gorgeous layout and details.

Sharon said...

This is a real work of art. Am sure the recipient will love it. Love all the details you've used. You've given me some ideas. TFS, Sharon

Ingrid said...

My fingers and toes are crossed too for you, lol! If they're smart, they choose you, faux stitching or not... Hope your week is as happy as your card hun :-)
Hugs Ing

Paula (PEP) said...

All the best for this GDT - that would be brilliant for then I get lots more eye candy too! I played "count the buttons" with this one. Love that pink propping panel - what a joy of layered shapes, colours & detail. Love the colouring on the ballons too & your doily with the heart motifs.
Paula (PEP)

Michele Boyer said...

This is gorgeous, Tara!! I love ALL the details!

debby4000 said...

WOW gorgeous card Tara, love the sweet image and all the amazing details.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous easel card Tara!! I just love your coloring and your choice of papers and details!! Fab faux stitching!!

maddy hill said...

awesome card Tara - the colours are just lovely !
maddy x

dining room tables said...

This is really a very wonderful card you got here! I like the color combinations that you have there. Really amazing.


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