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

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

  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

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

  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!

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

    Peace & Luv,

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

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

  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)

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

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  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 :-)

    Lols x x x

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

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

  14. this card is totally fabby! LOVE IT!

  15. 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 :-)

  16. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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 so that we can get your winnings to you! CONGRATULATIONS!


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