Monday, February 22, 2010

Just a swingin'

This week at Sophisti-cat, our challenge was to use embossing on your project. I embossed the flourishes, the sentiment and the brads. They are actually green but look more blue in the photo. Anyway, as I lay in bed one evening, trying to ignore my shingles, I thought of making a card where my little girl could actually swing. I am hoping to remake this style again but put a little extra work into it. This week it was mainly to figure out how I wanted it done. When you open the card she swings a little bit. My grandsons all had to give her a push when they saw her. lol Anyway, I am entering her in a couple challenges this week.

Lexi's is challenging us to an "Anything Goes"! I liked this one since I did not use a sketch or color recipe or anything, I figure this card fit that challenge perfectly. lol

At a Spoon Full of Sugar the challenge is Spring is in the Air. I know my grandkids cannot wait for Spring to come to go out and play.

At Our Creative Corner, they want us to try something new. Since I kind of made up this design myself, I must say that is something new. I usually copy everyone else. lol It is also the first time I have actually heat embossed die cuts and brads to match. I have heat embossed very little so most this card was an experiment for me.

At Cute Card Tuesday it is a challenge "Metal Mania". I figure my little brads make this card qualify!

Crafty Creations is calling for stitching to be used! I love stitching on my cards so this is always a welcome challenge for me.

Pollycraft has the challenge "Double Up". You have to use two different stamped images to make your creation. I used the little Sugar Nellie and my flower stamps.

Please hurry over to Sophisti-cat Challenge Blog and join us this week. We have some awesome DT examples to inspire you!

Well, I am off to play with Jonathan as it is his turn to stay with Gramma and for some reason he doesn't think watching me on the computer is much fun. Wonder why!!! lol Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and God bless each of you!


  1. Wow this is soo pretty :-)

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.


  2. stunning ,card,so much detail ,i love it.thanks for joining us at lexis again this week,congrats on the gdt slot ,look forward to working with you
    lalkygirl x

  3. Absolutely stunning card, so much work & detail in it. well done

  4. oh wow what a fabby card,i absolutely love it,thank you for joining us at pollycraft this week:)


  5. Gorgeous card! Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  6. Great to see your work at Lexi's Creations! Thanks for joining us & good luck!

    Saskia :)

  7. Oh wow, what a great idea, I've never seen one of these cards before, love it!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
    Love Becky xx

  8. Beautiful card and such fantastic details. I love the way you have created the swing.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  9. Diana this is totally awesome, I love this card, take good care..Love Avril xxx

  10. WoW, How clever are you, this is fab, a really lovely easel card.
    Babs x

  11. Stunning creationThanks for palying along at Lexis Creations

  12. Diana your card is stunning hun, love the design and the image is adorable
    love n hugs Mandy xx

  13. Wow, you not only tried a new technique - you created one! Fabulous "swing" card. The image is adorable and the design is amazing. You certainly rocked the OCC "try a new technique" challenge. Thanks so much for inspiring us at the OCC this week!

  14. Gorgeous card. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

  15. Oh Moshi, what a truly sensational card you've made here, i love what you've done with the swing! very clever idea. I love your blog you have amazing creations on here, will now see them all as im following you! have a fabulous weekend, hugs Linda x

  16. Oh wow..I just love your card and its detail..especially the swing technique..Lynn:)

  17. What a really clever card. I bet it was hard getting the swing to hand from the ribbon but it looks fantastic! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  18. Gorgeous project, what a fabulous design and so beautifully decorated with detail.

    Thanks for joining us over at Pollycraft.


    Joanne xx

  19. Love it! (but you already know