Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indulge Yourself


How do you indulge yourself? The Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge #40 is to Share Your Indulgence. I'm only relatively self-indulgent. I don't do a lot of indulgent stuff because I'm just not all that girlie-girlie all the time. I like the way manicures and pedicures look. But I don't care enough about them do have my nails done regularly. I like a bath in the spa tub with the jets going, but usually I'd rather spend the time watching TV. But I do love to have a piece of cake, no ifs, ands or buts. So I knew when I saw this challenge that there's be a card with cake in my future and here is is.
I usually like the sketches I find on the Sweetest Thing blog and today was no exception so I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #53 for my layout. When I had the pieces assembled I thought it needed something more but the embellishments I tried, like flowers, were too much or like bling, were too little. I finally decided to add some glitter, so I drew scrolley lines with an ink pen and added The Cat's Pajamas Pink Giltzy Glitter. I think it's just the right touch.
When I finished the card I went through my challenge list and found that it would be good for a few more, here's the list:
The Paper Sundaes - recipe challenge - use brown (the card stock), pink (the dp and coloring), lace and flowers (the dp base is flowery, but the glitter may make it hard to see)
Allsorts Week 36 - Hearts and Flowers
Crazy for Challenges C4C21- Pretty in Pink
Crafty Creation Challenge #52 - Valentines or Love
Simon Says - Punch It (the heart die cut)
The Cat's Pajamas - Make a Valentine
Creative Belli Blog Challenge 83 - Hearts
Wow, that's a lot of challenges.
Here's the deets:
Paper - DCWV Garden Party Stack and Card stock
Ink - image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, sponging with Ranger Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen
Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Cake Baker" (funny note, when I stamped it I masked the sentiment for another challenge but I ended up cutting it out so you can't tell, otherwise the challenge list would have been even longer)
other stuff: scalloped heart Nestibilities, TCP glitzy glitter, lace, copics, Stickles, sewing
Well, that's today's card. For some reason I feel like my mojo is gone. I hate this feeling. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
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30 comments:

  1. Great card, love all the bling & the stitching! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog!

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  2. Fab card - so much detail. Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  3. Gosh Chris .. .. .. if my mojo had gone and I managed to create something as lovely as this then I wouldn't worry in the slightest.

    Your card is great.

    I particularly love all the sewing you have done and how you have mounted your image onto that gorgeous heart!

    Thank you for sharing with Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

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  4. O great idea to use the Baker image for this challenge.

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  5. great card - love the image and all the swirls - is it a specialty paper? The stitching looks great too!
    Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

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  6. Oooohhh - great card.
    Really like the lace!
    Thanks for joining us at S2G.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  7. Wow, I love the stitching on your heart, and that image is just fantastic. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes!

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  8. Beautiful card! I love the lace and the freehand glittery scrolls - very pretty!

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  9. Hey Chris,

    I saw your question and I just wanted to let you know the color combos are posted a week in advance and you have a week do do them. I just changed the date on the combo to show up at the top of the blog all week. I will get a new combo posted today. :O)

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  10. Hi Chris, Such a lovely card! The glittery swirls are fab.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

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  11. Lovely card :-) the image is gorgeous and the colours you used are fab too :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challlenge and DT call :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. your card is wonderful, thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

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  13. I love everything about this card! thanks for playing along at S2G! :)

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  14. FAB card - Chris!!! The image is too sweet and I really like how you added the BG glitter - it looks soooooo cool!!! Hugs ~S~

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  15. this card is totally fabby! LOVE IT!

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  16. Great card, just the type I like to give for birthdays :-) the stiching and the lace are fabulous! I'm glad you could join us this week with the Paper Sundaes Challenge :-)

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  17. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your LOVELY work!
    We'll have a great blog-hop tomorrow... I hope you'll join us! :)

    Greetings, Saskia

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  18. A great project! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week in our love/valentine challenge! Cheers Claire x

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  19. Beautiful!! Love that lace!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!! XX

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  20. Wonderful card and love that lacy edged sentiment. Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge.

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  21. What a fun card and who could argue with that sentiment LOL! Thanks for joining Shirleys2Girls at Twisted Thursday :)

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  22. Love your card and all that sparkle. Thanks for playing with us over at the belli challenge blog and shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday!

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  23. Very nice and I love that lace! Thanks for playing along at S2G's Twisted Thursday!

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  24. This is just a wonderful card. Thanks so much for playing Twisted Thursday @ S2G!
    Ann

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  25. LOVE your card! Even the colors are delicious! Thanks for joining us at S2G!

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  26. Sooo sweet! Love the FUN image and colors- great design! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

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  27. I left you a Congrats over at Crafty Creations, that's a gorgeous card, worth saying twice.

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  28. Oh my! Your lace is delish and I love how you've used it on your layout! This is simply beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

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  29. Hey Chris - Your card won over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday Challenge #40. You've won your choice of any digi on the shirleys2girls website as well as a winners icon to display on your blog sidebar. Please email at daniels.deb@gmail.com so that we can get your winnings to you! CONGRATULATIONS!

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