Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Thankful - This fortnights challenge at Creative Card Crew is thankful. We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. They are one of my go to places for online craft supplies. They are the only place that I know of that still has Ranger's, limited edition, Autumn distress inks.

For my card, I used Basic Gray's Cappella paper pad. I used a MS punch for the border.
My flowers were made using Cricut's flower shoppe cartridge with a brad threaded through it. Stamp is Hot off the Press and heat embossed. I then cut if with a Spellbinders. Every thing was inked with Ranger's Walnut stain distress inks. I used WRMK baker's twine in cream soda. My flourish is Recollections.
Card Patterns #140 Sketch
Crafting For All Season's #13 Texture
Diva's By Design Challenge #14 Use Metal -brads
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #107 Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #Thankful with Sentiment
All Sorts Challenge #128 Anything but a Square
Paper Sundaes #94 Rectangle
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #136 With a Flourish
Craft Your Passion Challenges #83 Brown Somewhere
The Shabby Tearoom #87 A Shabby Thanksgiving


  1. Hi there, my goodness that is just stunning! Wonderful colours, so rich and beautiful flowers and gem flourish. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

  2. Hi Mari
    A beautiful and fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. This is beautiful Mari thanks for joining us at Divas hugs rebekah xx

  4. Very elegant card, so sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  5. This is gorgeous, Mari! I love the vintage vibe and all of the pretty details.... Love it!

  6. Hi Mari! Your card is fab! So happy to have joined you at the CCC DT!
    Hugs, Ani

  7. Hi Mari,
    Hello There!! Thought I'd pop by & check out your fabulous blog. I love this! The papers are stunning & the flowers are perfect. It looks so elegant & gorgeous. Hope you're keeping well.
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

  8. This is gorgeous, love the colours and those flowers are beautiful...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

  9. This is so pretty. Your papers, border and flowers go so well together. Thanks so much for joining us in the the Tea Room this week.

  10. Very beautiful!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! L-O-V-E this--oh my gosh! Took my breath away and has left me speechless! :)

  12. Gorgeous card.Love the rich colours.Such an elegant look.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  13. Fabulous work and such an elegent card
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my anything but a square challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Jill

  14. Super card hun!
    thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion and Diva's this week hope to see you next time too
    Laney GDT

  15. Truly stunning card, love the colour combo and all that gorgeous attention to detail!
    Thanks for entering our 'Anything but Square' challenge this week over at Allsorts and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  16. Hey Mari. I love you cards... I really need to get my craft desk organized and start embellishing more. Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes.

  17. Hellooooo, ELEGANCE! Love your use of composition here! THANKS, for sharing your talent with Card Patterns!

  18. I think this is totally FAB... lovely, charming, elegant, perfect colors... can I send you my address to recieve one of these cards - any time! kudos to you. This is a perfect card in every way.

  19. Elegant and lovely! The blue and brown works so well together, and I love the border punch, flowers and bling! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "With a Flourish"! :)

  20. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x