Sunday, November 21, 2010

A thankful heart - Sentimental Sundays Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's time for another Sentimental Sundays Challenge and this time, we're asking you to create something with a "Thank You" theme.  Even though Thanksgiving is coming up for those in the US, you don't have to create something specifically for Thanksgiving - just anything that shows gratitude or mentions gratitude.

For my card, I've used papers my new BasicGrey Curio paper stack.  Oh my goodness, the papers in this pad are just plain gorgeous! I thought this DP in particular went very well with the Leafy Oval from Whimsy Stamps.  The Leafy Oval set comes with one that's filled in with a sentiment and one that's blank that you can use with your other favorite sentiments :) I stuck a sentiment in from the Gratitude Sentiments set, also from Whimsy Stamps.  I just love this quote!

Oh, and you will be noticing some new die cuts in my creations! I caved in and bought some Marianne Designs Creatables die cuts from an online store in the UK and I am just in LOVE with them.  The swirls/flourishes are just so delicate and beautiful.  The die cuts well, but my only problem with them is that they don't have "poke holes" like the Spellbinders dies and like the other dies that you see popping up in lots of other stamp companies now.  Those poke holes would have made me love the Marianne D's dies even more, but they're still beautiful designs so I'll definitely be using them a lot :)  

A little clarification: A couple of you (thank you!) have nicely pointed out to me the trick about getting these dies out by using wax paper. My deal about them isn't actually about the die not popping out, but about the little cut-outs staying in.  I have to dig the little cutouts (like the holes you see in the flower) out of the die using my paper piercer.  Anyone have any advice on any easy way to do this?

Anywho, please head over to the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the design team's fantastic creations (the creations are mind-blowing this week) and to pick up the new freebie that our DT member Chris is giving away!

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Leafy Oval and Gratitude Sentiments
Paper: BasicGrey Curio 6x6 Paper Pad
Accessories: lace, pearl
Tools:   Cuttlebug, Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper CutterATG adhesive gun, Marianne Designs dies

This card is for a few challenges:
  1. Little Paper Shop - Die Cuts
  2. The Crazy Challenge - Thank You or Thanksgiving
  3. Lolipop Crafts - Very Girlie
  4. Creative Card Crew - Let's Give Thanks
  5. Sparkle Creations - Give Thanks
  6. Stampin' Royalty - Focus on patterned paper
  7. Daring Cardmakers - We Three - Three panels of DP in the back
  8. Stamp Something - Something with Thanks
  9. Raise the Bar - Grateful
  10. My Sheri Crafts - Harvest/Thanksgiving
  11. Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Thankfulness
  12. Cute Card Thursday - Sketch


Dorcas said...

Beautiful card, Ann!

Anonymous said...

So stunning girl!! Love the flowers!!HUGS

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. For your die problem, try using some wax paper when you cut with the die. The sandwich is die, wax paper, cardstock. The small delicate swirls will come out easier.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card Ann! I love the colors.

*Michaela* said...

So pretty! Those papers are delish!

Riet said...

So wonderful card Ann,I love the image and the details.
So gorgeous papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Becky said...

This is stunning.

Shirl said...

What a wonderful colour choice for your card it is really simple and elegant.
Hugs Shirley x x

Sandy Ang said...

How incredible your card !

Miesje said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the design and the die curs are perfect. Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Silvie Z said...

wow, Ann, this is so beautiuful! Very pretty layout and love the BG Curio papers! Wonderful job!

Scrapping Cat said...

Wow, this is so elegant and beautiful

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Kim

Tameko said...

Lovely card! Great paper and lace. Wishing you and your a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Ann - this is gorgeous! I love the DP and that fabulous senitment! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin Sisters in Chrst Challenge this week - we appreciate you support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! {{{hugs}}}

Saskia said...

Beautiful card Ann! Great to see your work at Daring Cardmakers! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia :)
(guest designer)

Grace said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning! I LOVE the dp and the sentiment couldn't be more perfect! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!