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

Thursday, December 3, 2015

a card + a giveaway...

Hey friends!!  Happy Thursday!!  Popping in with a card to share, as well as a little giveaway (more about that later).  I made this card for the current Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge to create a Christmas card and will also be posting it to the current Fusion challenge of blue Christmas as I see some aqua blue (the color I used) in the photo.  Obviously I only went with the inspiration photo for my card.  I have to be honest and say that this card almost didn't happen because after I stamped the sentiment from the SSS set For To Us I could figure out what to do next.  I finally decided to just go with having the sentiment front and center and adding a few embellishments and a little bit of stamping.   After stamping the sentiment I spritzed the panel with some Prima Color Bloom Pearl White spray mist.  A star from the SSS set Christmas Graphics was stamped randomly using grey ink and then I added the little bit of silver sequin trim, silver thread bow and the stars that I inked with Delicate Silver Shimmer ink.  Once that was done I mounted the panel on my favorite neutral cardstock... Simon Says Stamp fog.   For a card that almost didn't happen I think it turned out pretty well, lol!!

Now for the giveaway.  Today is my birthday and I thought I would celebrate by giving away some presents... two presents to be exact.  Present number one is a stamp and die set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (Autumn Blessings and Acorn dies).  Present number two is a stamp set from Concord & 9th  (Painted Thank You) and eight of their Happy Hues cards. (Click on each item to see what you will be getting.)  In order to win all you have to do is leave me a comment... nothing else.  You don't have to follow me or be a current follower or tweet about it, etc.  If you want to do that, feel free to do so, but it isn't required.  I will take comments through next Thursday (December 10th) and then pick my two winners.  I will post the winners here on my blog hopefully on Friday December 11th.   Unfortunately, due to postage costs I will have to limit this giveaway to US and Canadian residents. 

Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog; Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop dies; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog; Stampin Up! Pool Party; Studio Calico wooden stars; Concord & 9th silver sequin trim; DMC silver metallic thread; Prima spray mist

21 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

first of all HB2U - and many more. and your card is so pretty - love that sentiment - i says it all!!

Thecla W said...

happy birthday!!! thanks for the chance :)

Barb said...

Is this card ever gorgeous, Rosie! The soft blue water coloring looks so pretty with the silver! I'm always happy to see an entry from you for the SSS Flickr challenge! Thanks for playing!

Dwita said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Rosemary.. Many happiness come. Have a blessed life ahead..

Lisa said...

Hope you had a very Happy Birthday today!! Your card is beautiful. The sentiment stands on it's own perfectly!! No need to enter me in the give-a-way, I'm overflowing a bit right now!!

Greta said...

My oh my--you end up with a winner when you didn't know what to do & I end up with nothing--haha! Gorgeous, modern card, Rosemary--LOVE it! Happy, happy birthday! So sweet to have a giveaway--all neat products that will be a treat for the lucky winners!

walchowDesign said...

Happy Belated Birthday and hope you had a good time and spoiled with tons of presents, Rosemary!

Gorgeous card - Perfect way to highlight the sentiment with the lovely soft watercoloured bg!

Viv said...

Hi Rosie, first I hope you had a great birthday yesterday ;) and second what a gorgeous card again. It caught my eye when I saw it earlier but not had time to comment until today. Enjoy your weekend ;) hugs Viv xx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautiful! Love the string of gold sequins! Happy Birthday!!!

McStamper said...

Happy Birthday! Love your pretty card. How kind of you to treat us on your bd. Thanks so much for a chance to win the great presents.

Valerie Nolan said...

Happy belated birthday Rosie, we're nearly twins! Mine was 2nd Dec! Beautiful card, loving the Aqua!
Val x

Judy Tuck said...

Happy Birthday Rosemary. You shared the day with my baby sister who just turned the BIG 50!

Deepti said...

Love the hint of water color and that sequin string is awesome :)

Martha said...

WOW...WOW...Rosemary, EVERYTHING about this BEAUTY caught my eye.
It's simply beautiful, and the sentiment is perfect.
Fabulous design, stamping, & color combination.
I love it!

You are right...that SSS Fog cardstock is a perfect neutral.
Even though I've never seen it IRL, it sure looks pretty in your photo.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday! How nice that you are doing a give away. I really like your card, and am glad that it happened after all. Love the delicate and dreamy feel of your inking and stamps,

CJPillow said...

...and many more! Your cards are always an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talent and for the chance to win presents connected to your birthday.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion! (belated happy birthday!)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I think I need this sentiment set...
Happy Belated Birthday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh so pretty Rosemary!! Happy belated birthday!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion.

Deanne :)

Lyndal said...

Fab watercolour Rosemanry! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Anita in France said...

Sorry I'm so late coming by, Rosemary ... Belated Happy Birthday ... hope you had a wonderful day! Your card is so pretty ... soft, dreamy and beautifully detailed ... just delicious! Hugs, Anita :)