Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Coincidence and Serendipity

Coincidences and Serendipitious events abound in my life.

Last night I started to send a note to the Teddy Bo blog to ask if they ever have Design Team calls.  I was almost done when the netbook I was working on kicked me out of the program and decided to do its own thing with Windows updates or whatever computers do when they screw around with you.  So I gave up and read a book.  I was quite amused this morning when I saw the Teddy Bo blog that posted a design team call.   Coincidences and serendipity...

The Teddy Bo and the Sugar Creek Hollow challenges are  shaped cards so how sweet is it that this week's mojo sketch is a circular card.  Coincidences and

Here's the deets:
stamp - Teddy Bo digi
ink - hp printer and Ranger "Tea Dye"
paper - Stampin' Up dp; MFT cs
miscellaneous - copics, sewing machine; nesties circle and lacey circle dies; baker's twine' charm

Here's the challenges:
Teddy Bo #11 - Shaped card
Crafty Ho - twine
Paper Sundaes - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Little Claire's - shaped cards
Sugar Creek Hollow - shaped cards
Mojo Monday #193 - sketch

oops, I just noticed one of the pearls fell off the mat and is stuck on the image!

Yesterday I made this Teddy Bo wedding/Anniversary card.  I wish you could see this IRL.  I can't get the colors correct on the computer and the stickles aren't showing very well either but you can get an idea of what the card looks like.
That's how I spent my Memorial Day holiday, I hope you had as much fun as I did.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Teddy Bo digi
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Tea Dye"
paper - Melissa Frances "5th Avenue" dp; unmarked cs base; recollection neutral cs for mats
miscellaneous - copics; Recollections pearl swirl; rose and butterfly buttons; charm; twine; Kaisercraft lace; White Blossom rhinestone heart, nesite's label 16; stickles
Here's the challenges:
Shabby Tea Room  #54 - 2-4-6:  2 patterned papers, 4 buttons (the pink and white roses are buttons with the shanks cut off) and 6 layers
Paper Playtime #47 - May digi Monday with Wedding or Love theme
Crafty Cardmakers #47 -  Love the lasting kind
Totally Gorgjuss #82 - Strings the thing
the Sweet Stop SSS110 - sketch

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  1. Two very cute cards Chris. Love the circular one - the twine with that wee image is fab. :)

    Thank you for joining us at Teddybo this week.

    Edna x

  2. Two lovely cards Chris. Love how you've used the string on the second one. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  3. Both your cards are brilliant, I really love the circle one and the colours you have used.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Teddy Bo's challenge.

    Love Clairebears x

  4. Love your card--and the way you used the twine. Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

  5. Two gorgeous cards Chris!!! The first is adorable! That image just makes me smile and the twine is a nice touch!! The second is so pretty too! I love that image and that paper is beautiful!!
    LOL That is pretty funny ~ things like that never happen to me!! Good luck with the call and thanks so much for playing along with us!

  6. Both cards are AWESOME! So sweet! Colors look great to me! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

  7. Two totally gorgeous cards, Chris! Love the twine on the first and how cute are those little charms on the second one.....adorable!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  8. Two gorgeous cards, love the little details, twine, charm etc., Thanks for joining the Teddy Bo challenge. Good Luck! Colette xx

  9. So very cute! I love the color blue and you card is so pretty. Love the shape, thank you for joining in at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide

  10. Both cards are so cute!!! Love all the details!

  11. Such sweet cards Chris. The images are so cute! Pretty colors and embellishments. Great take on the sketch. Thank you for playing with us at the Sweet Stop. :o)

  12. These are both so cute!! The details on the second one are so pretty and I am so happy you joined us at The Sweet Stop.

  13. A wonderful Card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week
    hugs sarah x
    p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog

  14. How absolutely sweet are these cards. You've captured our challenge at Totally Gorjuss just perfectly with the string. Good luck and thanks for joining us this week. Love your cards. hugs Sharon

  15. This is a gorgeous card. Many thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    This challenge is about showing us who or what you love and why. That's not clear from what you've posted so far, but you can always add those details up until the challenge closes to be in with a chance of the prize or top 5!

  16. What a wonderful circle card and so perfectly suited to our Sugar Creek Hollow shaped card challenge. I adore that sweet teddy bear and your distressing of DP layer. Thanks for joining the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

  17. Hi Chris, Beautiful cards! My fav is the circular card ... the twine and charm really add the finishing touch.

    Lisa x
    Teddy Bo DT

  18. Great cards especially the circular one. Love the colours and stitching and of course any card with the cute Teddy Bea or Bo is just adorable.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  19. Fabulous shaped card and love the anniversary one - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo
    Debbie xx

  20. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime.

  21. Great card thanks for joining us at CCM this time
    Jacki xx

  22. Wonderful cards! Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo x


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