Thursday, 4 August 2011

Cute Card Thursday #176 - Guest DT Card


Hi girls. Thank you so much for dropping in on my wee blog. I am so glad you are visiting - I hope you enjoy what you find here. The weather here has been very changeable for a while but even when it's raining the temperatures are quite warm. Yesterday was very sunny so long may it continue. I hope you are all well and enjoying good health.
I was contacted over a year ago by Lynn over at the Craft and Waffle and asked if I would like to do a stint as a Guest DT for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. At the time I had to decline due to ill health. She contacted me again this year and asked if I would like to guest for the month of August and I jumped at the chance. So this is my first card as a Guest DT. The challenge this week is to produce a card with

"NO DESIGNER PAPER" 

- in other words make your own backgrounds.
I used a double sided card and stamped one side with an Artemio flourish using a Coral chalk inkpad by Memories. The other side of the card I embossed with a stylized flowers Cuttlebug folder. I then sanded the embossed patter to bring out the pattern. The ribbon and lace are from my stash and the punched border is made using a Martha Stewart punch. The flowers are by Wild Orchid.
Why not pop over to the challenge blog and see the fabulous creations from the other team members and have a go at the challenge yourself.
Any comments you might like to leave for me here will be greatly welcomed. Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.

31 comments:

  1. Fiona this is gorgeous I love that embossed paper, great colourwork. Joey x

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  2. Hello there .. and yay .. congrats on your GD spot .. a beautiful card . LOve the embossed panel. What gorgeous colours too
    Lisa xx

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  3. I like to appreciate for your GD spot, it is really awesome work. I like the papers and layout and the image is adorable. It is so sweet images.
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  4. Your card is so pretty love the colours so much.
    Hugs Louise xx

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  5. WOW Fiona, stunning card, gorgeous image and love how you have created the background which looks just like papers! Hugs, Claire x

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  6. Hi Fiona, what a lovely card! You have really inspired me with the embossing! It lookss brilliant. Good luck with your GDt post. Judy x

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  7. Gorgeous card Fiona, and that self made paper wow great.
    Hugs Astrid

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  8. Hi Fiona
    Fabulous Card ...love the embossing ...well done on being Guest Designer.....WELL DESERVED ....HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING BETTER ....HUGS SYLVIE
    XXXX

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  9. What a cutie-patootie hun! Lovely and girly in pink! Hope you are well?
    Enjoy the sun while it lasts!
    Teri x

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  10. Love your beautiful, adorable card Fiona and congrats on being a GDT.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. What a beautiful card Fiona. Lovely embossed papers. See you tonight. Looking forward to it. Kathleen x

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  12. This is gorgeous Fiona. Love how you have designed those papers.... gotta have a go myself Lol x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Fiona, congrats on your GDT spot, so well deserved. Your card is gorgeous I love the embossing and the beautiful ribbon and colours.
    Hugs
    xx Vee

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  14. Hi Fiona a gorgeous card. I love your embossed papers they look amazing. Congratulations on your GDT spot. Hugs Sarahxx

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  15. Hi Fiona, this is beautiful!! The colors are some of my favorites and your handmade papers are just perfect for your design!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  16. A beautiful card Fiona, love the background papers, well, everything really!

    Hugs

    Judi x

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  17. Hi ya hun
    oh blogger is lettin me play 2nite!! totally gorgeous card as always, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, hi William, sue,x

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  18. Hi!
    what a lovely card! So much details! Nice, me like!

    Gry

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  19. You have done a beautiful creation for your GDT spot, it is so pretty Fiona.
    I love the colour and the design, the background is fabulous,great work!
    Happy crafting
    tracy x

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  20. It´s gorgeous Fiona!
    Hugs nicolet

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  21. Hi Fiona,
    Wow! Fabulous card and love the background paper you made. I just adore this little Tilda. Gorgeous colour combo and superb details. Congratulations on the GDT spot for this month.
    hugs
    Marion

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  22. hi there! its my 1st time visiting you and you make some beautiful creations. so i decided to follow you cause im sooo curious what you make next,lol.really wonderful inspiration in here.
    have a great day!
    hugs!

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  23. lol i already followed you,lol!
    just me and my coocoo head.

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  24. This is gorgeous Fiona, love how you made the background to use with that cutie image.
    Kim xXx

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  25. waaaauw fiona !!! this is one fab card ! lovely colors !! great, good luck with your challenge
    greetings, martina
    x

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  26. SUPER CONGRATS! and so well deserved !
    look at this card - love that embossed background and the details...amazing talent that I love looking at so much (-:

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  27. What a beautiful card Fiona,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  28. Well done on a much deserved DT spot.
    I love your card- I never think to emboss when a challenge says no DP! You've done it so beautifully that I thought it was a DP until I read your write up. Hope you are ok.
    Linbyx

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  29. Absolutely beautiful Fiona - thanks so much for GDTing for us babes xxx Lol Lynn ♥

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  30. Hi Fiona
    Well done at being a GDT, you deserve it!! And as always your creations are lovely. I always love your colouring in - you could definately teach me a thing or too in that department.
    Glad you are feeling well.
    Siobhan

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  31. Congratulations on the Guest DT spot.
    The card is so beautiful.
    Hugs Anna A

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Hi, Thank you for visiting my little blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. They are all so helpful,
Hugs,
Fiona x