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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

PTW challenge sample and a card for my sick friend Katie

Hi Everyone!

I have 2 cards to share with you today.
The first is my sample card for the Paper Take Weekly's "Anything Goes" challenge with the option of adding lace. I didn't add lace because I forgot but it was an "option" after all so I am good! ;)

I guess I have been under a rock because this is my very first "Lili Of The Valley" card. I have always loved seeing what others create with their pretty images but am usually so busy creating with my design team images, that I seldom use non-design team stuff. Since LOTV is sponsoring PTW this week...I got to play! :)

 The image is called "Best Friends" and it is one of LOTV's newest releases. It is watercolored.
The jewels are Clear Gradient Gem Stickers from Creative Charms that I colored with Copic markers to match my paper and ribbons.
The pretty roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am entering this card in the Lili Of The Valley "New Beginnings" challenge. My new thing is that pretty image and the fact that I am new to using LOTV stamps!  ;)
I am also entering it in the following challenges:
My Time To Craft ~ "Brand Spankin' New"
Paper Sundaes ~ "Something New"
Stamp Something ~ "With Glitter"
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ "New Beginnings"
Tuesday Throwdown  ~ "Add Embossing"

My second card is for my sweet friend Katie, a young mother, wife, and fellow design team sister, who  has just recently been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. Her friends in the Clear Dollar Stamps team have started a card drive for her. Please visit the Clearly iStamp blog to view some of our cards for her, leave her an encouraging message, and to see how you can join us in letting her know that she is loved and supported by many.

Funny...I made these cards over a week apart and didn't realize until I loaded the picture on this page that I used the exact same papers, ribbon, and a WOC's flower on this one too! I didn't even think about them posting on the same day. Guess you know what my fave supplies de'jour  were! LOL!
The image is from Clear Dollar Stamps"Every Day Jar-Gon" set.

Thanks so much for dropping by!
One of my "New Years" resolutions is to leave more comments on my friend's blogs.
Hope it's one of yours too! *hint* *hint*  ;)

True :D


xxxtglxxx said...

Hi True:) Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following, I have been a follower of yours for some time, so I was really pleased you left a comment. ((hugs))

Your LOTV card is fab! I cant wait to see all the new images in this range. I love how you have watercoloured it - its gorgeous and adorable, and the stitching just makes you want to stroke it! :) lol

Have a great New Year, and I love your resolution too - I will do that myself!



Stressed Stamper said...

2 stunning cards...love the first especially...perfect sewing and colouring in
Sarah x

Craftyanny said...

Two gorgeous cards Trudy, love the LOTV one, sooooooooooo pretty.
Anne x

Cassie said...

These are gorgeous, True! Beautiful coloring on both! Katie is going to love her jar of flowers from you ;)

Angie said...

Hi Trudy,

Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog, and more so for leading me to yours. Your work is GORGEOUS! I am now a follower because I truly adore your work.

I'll be checking back regularly!


ThePurplePlace said...

Stunning cards and fabulous coloring!! I found your blog from RRR and I'm happy to now be a follower!!

Happy Crafting,

Makiko Jones said...

This is so cute and pretty True!! Beautiful coloring and details as always! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Suzi said...

Two Stunning card True, Love the lotv one, such a cute image. Always love visiting you sweetie but don't always comment. I'm trying to change that this year. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week with your adorable creation.
Suzi x

Juls said...

beautiful cards! Love the LOTV card, the stitching detail and the touches of glitter are just perfect! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card True..thoughts and prayers going out to Katie!

PS..i'm already a follower ;)

Tracy V. said...

Both cards are great. I love, love, love the clouds!! Great Coloring too! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes and hope to see you back with us next week!
Tracy V

Lisa Summerhays said...

Gorgeous! I love your water coloring. Lili of the Valley stamps are so much fun to color. Love the sparkly ribbon too!

Sharon said...

Two beautiful cards True. LOTV are so cute!! Thanks for isiting my blog & becoming a follower I have returned the compliment.
Sharon xx

Tracy said...

Two gorgeous creations, I adore your LOTV one, it's so pretty.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Runnergirl Creations said...

Praying for your friend. I follow her blog now too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I love the colors & the designs of both. Have a blessed day!:)

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous card, love the image and colours you have used. Thanks for joining our ‘New Beginnings’ challenge at LOTV this week, hope to see you next week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both fabulous True!!

AshKuku said...

Gorgeous as ever..... I am in love with both the images.... Very adorable... At the end the outcome is so out of this world.... Hugs))))


Lesley said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards True :-) Both are stunning !! I love the LOTV one such a pretty image and the one you made for your friend is beautiful. I am sure she will love and appreciate this and all the support from our lovely commmunity of bloggers ,,,I will go and see what I have to do for the card drive too ,,, thanks for letting us know xx

Lols x x x

Davi said...

Those images are the absolute sweetest!! I love your coloring and the texture is lovely with it! thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at TT.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love both of them!!!!

SusuK said...

Hello :0) Thank you for visiting and following my blog.
Just a short visit, but I love how you use colours in your cards. Makes me happy :0)

karen said...

Hi True, I am delighted to say that I am now following your blog, it is amazing!! This card is so pretty and your style is very much my cup of tea, hugs, Karenxx

Shana said...

How beautiful! I love the stitching, colouring, and the beautiful cloud background! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again!