Friday, September 23, 2016

more altenew fun and giveaway

When making yesterday's card, I made a second one at the same time. Well, actually using up some extra pieces I'd punched. Trying to do this more often and it's quite fun. The second card tends to take on a life of its own, but it's still quicker than starting from scratch. Carson R.'s fabulous debut post as leading lady at Winnie and Walter inspired me to give this modus operandi a try.

Meet my second card.


I used some autumnal images from Thankful stamps from Essentials by Ellen (see GIVEAWAY below) and Striped Florals from Altenew. Go together nicely, don't they? One image is stamped in brown. Heat embossed a few images gold. Added some aqua Gansai Tambi messy watercolor and then punched squares.

My sentiment is a portion of Essentials by Ellen Many Thanks die cut from gold foil. The colors are truer in this next photo - and you can see the gold sparkle.


Arranged the squares in a wonky pattern this time and adhered them with a dab of matt medium. I'd added Delicata gold stripes to the cardbase prior using Papertrey Ink Watercolor Wonder. Again I was inspired by the Pin-Sights challenge over at Ellen Hutson.


I'm also joining the fun at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #212 Make your Mark (I did. With watercolors)



Papertrey Make it Monday - #261 Using Florals on a Masculine project though I'm not so sure about the gold for a guy. Probably depends on the guy ;)

And the Ultimate Challenge blog hop sponsored by Altenew. 

GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Recently I wrote my 1000th blog post. Whoddathunkit? Well, because I'm so Thankful for you, my friends, coming by to say hi and keep me keeping on, I've got a Thankful stamp set for one of you. Leave me a comment on this post telling me what you're most thankful for right now.

I'm incredibly thankful to all of you for your support ♥. I'll announce the winner on Sept 30th.

18 comments:

  1. I just love the design of your card!! So compelling with the soft color and composition. (I don't need to be entered just stopping by because your card was amazing!)

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  2. A beautiful card..... love every perfect element (most especially the Delicata gold stripes)!
    I'm thankful, every day, for the health of my family.

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  3. gorgeous card... beautiful design!! congrats on reaching 1000 posts!!

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  4. Maria, you nailed several challenges plus reached your 1000 blog posts...all great accomplishments. Love the simplicity and loose arrangement of your card...just my style. So much to be thankful for but at the top of my list after good health are my family, friends and faith.

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  5. OMG 1000 th post !! Congrats on such active blogging and I wish you keep going and inspiring us with you Amazing cards!

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  6. 1000 posts is an impressive milestone! Congratulations...and here's to 1000 x 1000 more to come! Loving this 'cousin' to your previous card; the 'scattered' images are particularly eye-catching! Thankful for everything I've been blessed with, but today's 'particular' one: saw a posting for my dream job. Anxious about applying, but I'm going to hitch up those big girl britches and go for it! Prayers...I'd be grateful if some of those came my way! Of course, you know I'm thankful for YOU...your creativity, your wit, your friendship!
    Hugs~c

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  7. Cute take on using flowers in a masculine card.

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  8. This card is equally as glorious as the last, Maria ... it's amazing that even with the similar elements, they're so different from one another. Either way, I love them both! Many congratulations on 1000 posts ... wow, what an encyclopedia of inspiration! I have a fun 'thankful for' today ... a trio of baby hedgehogs that have taken up residence in one of our lavender beds ... so cute ... and they'll eat all the bad bugs! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. I really like this design for cards - those bitty squares look great! And the stamps really do go well together, don't they - I really thought that were from one stamp set!!
    I wonder if I can top what Anita is thankful for - but I guess I thankful for my supporting family..they are really awesome! :)

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  10. What a lovely project! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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  11. Congratulations on your 1000 posts - I wish you a lot of creative inspiration and pleasant moments during the creation in the future. My gratitude in this moment? First of all, I am grateful for your nice comment on my blog - with his help I found your blog :-) Your blog is full of beautiful products. I am grateful for all new ideas I got with your help :-). And I am grateful for my wonderful family, friends, health, and the opportunity to enjoy life. I look forward to your new posts, Majda

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  12. Congratulations!!! Oh I don't even know where to start on the being thankful, but I am thankful I was able to eat muffins with both my kiddos today at their school! It's the little things

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  13. How did I miss this?? Congratulations! Not only a beautiful card - I love the gold stripes - but also your 1000th post! What am I thankful for? My health and the fact I have two of the most hilarious and beautiful little girls who drive me nuts, but who give me so much joy. I'm also massively thankful for my husband for putting up with my craft addiction! And last but not least, for my crafting addiction for helping me find people like you and other crafty friends on the Internet. Love this place! Xx

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  14. Great job on 1000! I am thankful for so much!!! I am thankful for my family, my ability to be a Christian and saved, thankful for fall and cooler weather, thankful my MS hasn't worsened, thankful for creative Bloggers and more!

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  15. Back at you, Maria! I'm thankful for you for your inspiration and all that you teach me, as well as for your friendship. Please don't include me in the draw. I just wanted to add my congratulations!! And I love your sweet shiny card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Love this twist on your original design using the same images. Another beauty Maria!! Congrats on your 1000th post ... just saw your write up today. :) xx

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  17. Hi Maria, I actually was drawn here from the Where Creativity Meets C9 Celebration Challenge...WOW, that's a mouthful...LOL So anyways, Congratulations on your 1000th post!! I LOVE your card here made from leftovers!! You have inspired me to also give this a try...all because I followed a rabbit trail...LOL Thank you for sharing and I hope you keep on keepin'on!!

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  18. PS...Congrats also for winning the first ever Where Creativity Meets C9 , Celebration challenge...WAY TO GO!!!!

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