Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pretty flowers and topiary

I've been paper crafting like crazy for upcoming blog hops, submissions and church-related events, but can't quite share them with you yet. I made these a few days ago and the sketch for both follows 2Sketches4you and the stitching follows the Crazy4Challenges. The pretty flowers follow the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week to "show the "earth rejoicing"... flowers blooming, oceans roaring, trees bursting with fruit, mountains and hills 'clapping'." And the different embellies follow the Pile It On 3-dimensional challenge.

For the first card, I did a checkerboard design instead of the polka dots from the sketch and made the circle a bit off centered. The quote on this card is perfect for the SSIC challenge. It says, "O magnify the Lord with me...He is the soul's unfailing spring, its full orbed summer noon, the autumn of its harvesting, its winter's restful boon" by Calvin Laufer.

Stamps: Lord of the Season (GinaK Designs)
Paper: In the Navy (GKD), Bravo Burgundy, Autumn Leaves PP
Ink: Cream pigment
Other: ribbon trim by Offray, sewing machine, flowers by Joanns and Prima

For the second card, I flipped the sketch sideways. This card uses two of my favorite things right now: lace and Soft Sand cardstock.

Stamps: Lord of the Season and Many Wishes (GinaK Designs)
Paper: Soft Sand (GKD), Vintage Holly digipaper, K&Co. Wild Saffron
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, Real Red
Other: ribbon and lace from my stash, sewing machine, GKD Holiday buttons, SU Curly Label punch

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22 comments:

  1. These are stunning Nina, I can't wait to see all the other cards you have been making.
    Clare x

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  2. Oooooooh...these are beautiful nina and I love the color choices. Happy hump day!

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  3. what you've done with them is fantastic. Pure gorgeousness ! love the ribbons and lace. and of course that beautiful topiary ! Hope you have a super sweet day Nina!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  4. Nina...I am in love with that checkerboard card....OME..That is just jaw dropping gorgeous...Oh, and BTW...I think the other card is pretty amazing too...LOL!!! Xx

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  5. These are great Nina - love the checkerboard first card and the added lace of the second!

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  6. both are stunning Nina, but really loving that kraft and lace one too! Beautiful!

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  7. what pretty cards! love the stitching on the blocks on first one & the lace/ribbon treatment on the distressed card is just wonderful!

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  8. Gorgeous! Beautiful! Stunning! You did it again!!!!

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  9. Wow love this! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y.
    Laura

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  10. Nina, I have followed you blog for sometime. I love the things that you do and your stamps are fabulous! The checkerboard effect is so pretty with the intricate stitching. Your choice of sentiment is so fitting!

    What a joy to be commenting on behalf of SSCC. Thanks for playing along with us.

    BTW I spent 2 months in Quezon City back in 1969. I know that you are American-Filipino but where does your family hale from in the Philippines? (If you don't mind me asking.) It was such a special time for me and what a beautiful country and people.

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  11. Two gorgeous cards!
    I love all the aspects to them.
    Thanks for playing at PIO this week

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  12. This is absolutely fabulous, I love both of your cards!
    Your coloring is wonderful and your design and detail amazing.

    Thank you for playing along with Pile It On! this week.

    Jennifer PIO DT

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  13. Your work is truly fabulous!! such beautiful cards!

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  14. Wow! Awesome cards! I love them both. :)

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  15. oOoooh I LOVE the second card. It's like a warm fuzzy Fall sweater squeezed onto a card. I am also so happy to have found your blog for these wonder praise/scripture sentiments!

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  16. Wow!! Two fabulous cards off of one great sketch.

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  17. Your cards are awesome!! Love them so much!

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  18. Love the quilting... terrific card!

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  19. Beautiful card. Love all the stitching:) Thanks for playing with us at SSCC

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  20. Oh Nina, I love both of these! Simple elegance all the way! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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