"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Lucky Dip and an Announcement!!!

Hello, friends!!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Our's is warm and rainy... not a super great combination!  Anywhoo... I have my card for this week's Less is More challenge that I combined with the new Dynamic Duos color challenge (Crumb Cake & Your Choice) and a little announcement to make, so please make sure you read to the bottom of the post!


As June had 5 Saturdays instead of just 4, the 5th Saturday is "lucky dip" day at LIM and Chrissie and Mandi asked us to make a card based on the LIM header.  I immediately knew I was going to use my SU! Apothecary Art set because of the similarity between one of the images in the set and portions of the LIM header.   The LIM header is basically black and tan or kraft in coloration and when I saw the Dynamic Duo challenge I knew it would be a perfect fit... so my colors are Crumb Cake & Black with white as my neutral.  Initially I stamped the image using Crumb Cake but felt it was a little too light so I made the switch to black.  After stamping the image I trimmed it out and then using the dies that match the Apothecary Art cut a mat for the piece using Crumb Cake cardstock.  I trimmed out the center strip from the image I stamped using Crumb Cake, stamped the sentiment inside using black ink and then adhered it to first image.  To give more definition to everything I added a simple strip of black cardstock and then adhered the main image. Finished things off with a few butterflies punched from Crumb Cake cardstock.

Now... for my exciting news!  There is a new CAS challenge blog in town called CASology and I was fortunate to have been chosen to be on the first design team!!!   How cool is that???    The first challenge will be on July 10th, so I hope you will check it out!    Below is a list of the design team... please take the time to check out their blogs.



Thanks for stopping by....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & black; SU! Crumb Cake; Stamps:  SU! Apothecary Art; Punch:  MS Butterfly; Dies:  SU! Labels dies; rhinestones:  Want2Scrap

40 comments:

~amy~ said...

FAB card and congrats on the DT!!!!

Brenda said...

Congratulations on being chosen as the DT for the new challenge blog Rosemary! I'm going to have to remember to have a look! As for your card today, well, you chose the perfect color combo and stunning stamp image! I love it completely!

Lisa said...

A great CAS card, love your pretty butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos! and BIG congrats on your DT spot!!

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Congratulations Rosemary!!!, i will check your new challenge:d
Fantastic card Rosemary, elegant, elegant, i love your die.Well done as always.
A hug from the melted island

Viv said...

Love the card Rosie, great colour combo too. Well done on the DT team too, I look forward to checking that blog out too :) Viv xx

Jane Willis said...

I LOVE the card! And congratulations on being chosen for the design team. I'll look out for the challenge. I'm very new to CAS crafting and considering what a naturally messy person I am, I'm amazed at how much I'm enjoying it

Viv's Visuals said...

Congrats on the DT - look forward to the first challenge too.... Lovely card - simply elegant and beautiful.

Michelle said...

Yeah for you, Rosemary! I can't wait for the first challeng!
This card is sheer perfection!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Your card is elegant and so beautiful! Congrats on your spot on the Design Team!!! Can't wait to play along.

Mandi said...

Hi Rosie
A beautiful card, love it
The apothecary set, as you say works perfectly with our header
Good luck with your challenge, well deserved position
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Judy1223 said...

I love your card for the current LIM challenge...a great interpretation od the colors and design of their header! I'm so excited for you, too, for being named part of the design team at CASology...can't wait to check it out!

Christine said...

A very elegant card Rosy! I'm also gonna try to make one for the challenge. Congrats with your DT-spot!
Hug
Christine

Sue said...

Congratulations Rosie on your Dt position. I will follow your progress on this new Challenge Blog, and who knows you maybe surprised and I may enter a Challenge or two!!!!.....OMG what have I just said, I must have had a brain explosion!!!!.
Seriously, though I will check it out.
Your card looks stunning by the way.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lynne said...

Your card is stunning as always Rosemary. Many congrats on your DT. Will keep an eye open for that one.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

Very elegant Rosemary and congrats on your new post. I'll check it out! xx

Caggy said...

Beautiful card, so elegant and very CAS. Caggy x

Linby said...

Love your card and a great take on the header.
Congrats on being chosen for the new challenge team.
Linbyx

Jenny said...

This is beautiful Rosemary, you're right this stamp is a perfect choice for the challenge :0)
Fab news about your DT spot on the new blog, I'll check it out for sure :0)
Jenny x

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful card!!!!! Congrats on your design team spot!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

GinaA said...

I am not surprised to hear that you were chosen as part of the design team, your cards are stunning and this is a perfect example, beautifully crafted and a FAB design.

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and WELL DONE on the DT slot on the new CAS blog too

Kathyk

Meadie said...

Your card is really beautiful and congrats on the DT:) Hugs x x

Skye said...

Great card. Congratulations on the DT. Looking forward to the 10th July

Elizabeth Allan said...

Elegance at its best!! Congrats to you Rosemary!

Allisa said...

Great card, love those butterflies. I will have to check out the new challenge blog. Congrats on your DT spot! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Nancy said...

Congratulations Rosemary! Looking forward to your awesome inspiration!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Rosi!

Kim S said...

Perfect stamp choice and I love the addition of the butterflies!!

I am so looking forward to the new challenge...I'll definitely be playing!!

Greta said...

Hurrah! Glad they recognized your talent, Rosemary. Look forward to seeing the new blog. Totally love this elegant card--wow!

Anja said...

Great combination of the two challenges. Very elegant card!

Mynnette said...

LOVE this!!! So pretty--and a fabulous use for the stamp set! :)

Paige said...

Congrats to you on your DT position! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos with your lovely CAS card!

Robin K. said...

Congrats on your new DT post! Can't wait to check out the new challenge blog! You are my CAS idol-love the design of this card!

Linda said...

Great card, lovde this stamp set.
Congratulations on your DT spot. Looking forward to seeing the new
Challenge, I've put the date in my diary! xx

Hello From Texas said...

Congratulations Rosemary!! I'll be sure to check out the new challenge.

Your card is gorgeous. Never thought the Apothecary stamp could look so lovely stamped out in just black ink. Of course, only real talent can make that happen, which you have a ton of. :D

TFS
Carole

Martha said...

Congratulations, Rosemary, on the DT position...so well-deserved! I look forward to checking it out.

Love your beautiful card! The colors are striking!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card Rosemary, the black adds so much elegance to your design.

Gibmiss said...

Hi rosie
Fabulous take on the challenge....stunning...
Hugs sylvie xxxxx

Valerie said...

Oh I love your card Rosie it's so classy! Congrats on your new DT spot I'll keep an eye out for that:)
Val x

bastelengel said...

Gorgeous card! So simple and so beautiful.