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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Embroidered Appliques

Hello everyone!!! It's been a real hot day here so we took the Grandkids to the movies this afternoon and guess what was going on when we got out at 6:30 PM...rain!!! We are having the craziest weather this year!!! In years past we have been all burned up by August...the grass along the roadsides and our lawns were usually brown but not this year....everything is still green and lush...am I really in Texas???? We got home, ordered a pizza, and now Grandma is sneaking a little computer time...whoohoo!!!!
I made a card this morning at 6:00 AM before the kids got up and finally found time to upload.
I bought these gorgeous embroidered appliques at Hancock Fabrics a few months ago because I thought they would look beautiful on a card. I paired them with Nina Brackett's Hugs and Prayers stamps and Bo Bunny's Jazmyne's dp. The solid bird stamp was inked up with Pale Plum and rock and rolled with Rich Razzleberry...love that color!!! The ribbon, button, and twine finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Nina Brackett's Hugs and Prayers
Paper: Vanilla, Prism Razzleberry Medium, Bo Bunny Jazmyne dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Embroidered Appliques, Spellbinders Scalloped Die, Nestabilities, Top Note
This is for a few challenges:
1 ABC Challenge - A is for August
2. Cooking it up with Katie - Recipe: flowers, a square or two (my square is the button and the inside of the button), and a little pink
3. Crafty Creations - winged things
4. Fab and Funky Challenges - use you favorite colors
7. Ooh La La Creations - spots and dots (dots on the green background paper)
8. Crafty Catz Challenge - buttons and bows
Thanks for stopping by tonight...have a great evening!!!

28 comments:

Kimberly S said...

Another amazing card Joan! The embroidered pieces are just gorgeous, and the stamped image and sentiment are perfect with it. So pretty! :)

Sounds like a fun evening...movie and pizza! Perfect! Such lucky grandkids to have you. :)

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful joan-love the applique and the colors you used-sounds like you had a fun time with the grandkids-we just returned from a week at the beach with ours

Cheryl said...

wow this is simply stunning,love the design,and such detail on this,
bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope to see you again,love hugs cheryl xxxx

Doreen said...

Ooh this is stunning,I love everything anout this.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous! Love this Joan!
Stay cool, we had a few minutes of rain yesterday, we were just starting to turn brown(the grass) but all is lush again!

Bev J. said...

What a neat idea and so pretty! We are having your Texas weather in the part of Missori where I live. We are really hot, dry and brown-ugly time of year but will hopefully get better!

Joanne said...

Oh my! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Broni said...

How gorgeous that applique is!! And the way you used it and matched that beautiful May Arts ribbon with it is perfect!! Wow!!

craftyb said...

gorgeous card...love the colours...your ribbon is fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Davi said...

Beautiful card Joan, the embroidered flowers are wonderful and love the pretty hummer. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week.

Crystal said...

Joan Oh my word sweetie I TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!!! your are amazing!

Wendi said...

Oh wow totally amazing I have never seen anything like this before your card is beautiful and I love that bow aswell
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors & those amazing flowers ...
Hugs, Janie

Linda Palmer said...

This is gorgeous!!!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Joan
Your card is gorgeous,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Aunty Sue said...

wow what a fab card love your bow, and thanks for joining carfty catz

Maria Matter said...

oh Joan, this is so beautiful!!! love the colors and that fantastic ribbon!
hugs & blessings!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so gorgeous! I love these colors and the appliques!

Tammy said...

WOW this is beautiful!! I love the colors and your ribbon treatment is gorgeous! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie!

Chrissy D said...

AMAZING! Love the appliques! Beautiful colors and design!

Katie said...

Just beautiful!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week and good luck!

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMGoodness, This is the most gorgeous, creative card I've seen in a long time. Love the colors and those beautiful appliques! Perfect sentiment too. Superb work, Joan!

Tanya Rudd said...

What a beautiful card. Love the embroidery flowers and the color combo is so rich. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful choice of colors, the embroidered pieces are lovely.

Donna said...

I know - an unusual summer here but it's been a break from last year's 40 days in a row with triple digits! I adore this card, it's just BEAUTIFUL!!

Susan (rainy) said...

GORGEOUS!! Love those embroidered appliques. Holy smokes, Joan, what a beautiful card!

Adrina said...

Oh wow, this is very very beautiful.
My compliments.
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVIN' that ribbon!!