Sunday, January 9, 2011

Making Memories...

Hello again. I've been working a while on this card. It's something I've been planning to do since around October, when I purchased the .svg file from Cards, Etc. to use with my Cricut, which I discovered while doing some blog hopping. I just kept putting it off, and I finally decided it was time to do it. There are several different aspects to the card, so there are several pictures.

This picture is of the front when it's totally closed. The flowers, ribbon and doilies are from my stash. The layered buttons are fairly new and I topped them with a gem.


This is the card with the front exposed so you can see Fluffles the cat. Isn't he cute? He's not too sure about his new friend, though. Of course, I would bet that the snail isn't too sure of him either.

This is a picture of the card partially open. I wasn't sure whether to post this picture or not, but if not, then you couldn't see the pretty detail on the other side of the petals that fold out. I basically just used the green paper for the last layer with the image of the girls and then on the outside of the petals. And then I used the burgundy paper for the inside of the petals and the final layer on the front of the card. Now you can see the card open. I used my nestibilities for the sentiment and then around the LOTV images. And I alternated dragonflies and butterflies on the petals, using both gems and pearls on them. The sentiment is one of these large sheet of sentiments you purchase, but I don't remember who they are by. I think I took as long deciding what I wanted to do with the card as I did putting everything together.

This is a closeup of the sentiment. (Obviously, LOL!)
And here is a closeup of my image. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and I distressed the edges with a Colorbox ink.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - anything
Inky Impressions Challenges - ribbons & pearls
Cooking It Up With Katie - buttons, ribbon and an animal
Cute Card Thursday - old stash (flowers, punches, ribbon)
Moving Along With the Times - out with the old, in with the new (stash)
Sassy Studio Designs - anything new
Do You Stack Up - buttons
Alota Rubber Stamps - stamp, ribbon & bow
Allsorts Challenge - fancy folds
Sweet Stampin Challenge - something new
Lollipop Crafts - fancy folds
Aly's Sunday Challenge - things with wings
Sentimental Sundays - anything with wings
Thanks for looking at my blog, and I hope you will leave a comment.
Hugs,


94 comments:

Linda w said...

This is such a wonderful creation. Well worth all the time you've spent on it (it shows). The images are so cute and very well coloured; love the papers and the blinged upbutterflies and dragonflies are extremely pretty. Hugs lin

alethea said...

This is really cute!!! Must have taken you ages!!! i'm popping in from feline playful and am now a follower!!

Jessica said...

Wow this is great it must have taken forever, but it's worth it!

Anita said...

Love your blog and cards. I found you on Feline Playful. I am now a follower. Hug Anita

Dorcas said...

Wow Debbie! This is totally AWESMOE! And the first time Ive seen this card contraption which makes it twice as exciting!Great job. :-)

Marie said...

What a great card! So much work put into it. It's stunning!
xMarie

Maria (inkymits) said...

Hiya, im here from Feline Playful amd am now a follower.
my blog
Maria x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Oh, a totally new card-shape to me! I´ve never seen such a card!
You embellished it very, very beautiful! Great job!
Like the pictures and your coloring a lot!

Barbara said...

Just hoppin over from Feline Playful to visit your blog and become a follower. WOW Your card is amazing.I have never seen this design. You did a wonderful job crafting it. I will be stoppin again soon to see more of your work in 2011. Happy New Year.

Tanya said...

WOW that card is amazing! I love the colors and how different it is from other cards out there.

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Stephanie said...

Wow, great card! Stopped by from FP and have become a follower.

Peggysue said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous card! What an incredible job you did. I love the buttons on the flowers.
WELCOME to the DYSU challenge! I hope you will be a regular.

Daniela said...

This is beautiful, wow!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is so wonderful, what a great explosion box! hugs, Christine (#71@FP)

Marcy said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Do You Stack Up.

Mandy said...

Hi
Just popping over from Feline Playful.... Such a Beautiful card,love the shape and all the detail,sentiment and embellishments are perfect ...I have become a follower and will be back soon...
Mandy xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is amazing Debbie! It has so many beautiful features! The colors are very pretty too!

Marie said...

Awww what a wonderful creation!
Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, wonderful work.
luv
Debby

Mervi said...

Beautiful!!!
I came from Feline Playful and I'm now your follower;-))m

joey said...

WOW Debra this is stunning, fantastic details and so well made, a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at inky impressions

Joey xx

Flutterby Trina said...

hi i have come to your blog though feline playful! your creations are beautiful! I have become a follower! I have some candy on my blog, running until later today, if you haven't signed up already and you have time please feel free!!!

Jen said...

Great creation. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

Karen said...

Gorgeous work, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Celeste said...

WOW love this card.....

Denise and Louise said...

Wow...stunning card. What a lot of work you have put into it. Thanks for joining us at |DYSU.

Denise

WencheP said...

Love your card, very cool folding. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! This is amazing and looks like a LOT OF WORK ... but well worth the effort!
I've found your blog via Feline Playful and am now a follower!
See you again real soon!

Cindy2 said...

You have such cute cards on your blog. I am here from FP and looking for inspiration. C2

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing. Came via Feline Playful. I am a follower now :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a cute image and I love your creation! Just dropping by to say "hi"!

Kim B said...

Wow Gorgeous card.
Thanks so much for joining us at do you stack up challenge blog.
I cant wait to see you next week.
Have a great day.
Kim
DT DYSU

Rainbow Lady said...

Wonderful creation Debra loe the colours and style. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Katie said...

Adorable card and fabulous list of challenges!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Teri said...

Awesome card hun! Totally love this one.
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

Kristi said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous! I am a new follower from Feline Playful.
Have a great day!

Hugs,
Kristi

Doreen said...

What a stunning card I love the design.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

pinky said...

Wow this is absolutley gorgeous:) Never seen anything like it before. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Pinky

pinky said...

Opps thanks for joining us at LCI this week too:)Be sure and stop by tomorrow for a brill blog hop and exciting new release!!
Pinky

Linda w said...

Hi DJ, just making my official visit to you from Feline Playful. I redid the email link thingy, hoping it will work this time. Hugs lin

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

CONGRATS on winning at OSCC! Your creation is AMAZING!! I love fluffles and smiled when I saw him on your card. Then when I looked through all the other photos I was just AMAZED!! Hope you join us this week with a Card for a Child.

Cat Spicer, OSCC DT

Fiona said...

wow this is very clever. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

fi

*Alison* said...

This is so creative.. love the colors too :) Way to "STACK UP" and use your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS

Alison-Owner

Annemaritta said...

How? Wow! This really is something. Way to go, dj :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and it's so lovely to meet sis around the world. And of course another Prismacolorist. And mad about crafting. Hugs from cold Yorkshire, UK x

Bev said...

WOW This is awesome. I love it. Here via FP and I will definitely be back:)

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous design.. its beautiful
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa ;)

Rachel Hope said...

WOW!!! Stunning! I'm popping over from Feline Playful, can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011

shell said...

WOW this is gorjuss, im here from feline playful, i'm now a follower.
Shell xx

Miranda said...

awesome card, looks very lovely
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge blog

gr
Miranda

Julie said...

WOW! What a stunning creation! Glad you shared it with as at Southern Girls. Have a great week,Julie.x

...just Barbara said...

Wow! Such a darling card and so many surprises with each fold! Thanks for playing along in the Lollipop Challenge over the holidays! :D

Debra said...

Beautifully done! I found you through Feline Playful and I am a new follower! I look forward to your inspiration!

Faye said...

Hello Debra. Happy 2011. Just doing the Feline Playful rounds. This is just amazing, the detail - wow! Thanks also for playing at Sweet Stampin, you could also enter this over at Cupcake. x

Cindy Gay said...

Great paper crafting. Cindy, here on the Feline Playful blog hop.

Emma H said...

That's a really neat card, and I love how you've decorated all of it! Thanks for playing along with Fab N funky

True :) said...

WoW! Now that is a fancy fold card! Very Pretty!
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
Hugs,
True :D

faithnme said...

wow well worth the wait.. this is AMAZING.. JUST gorgeous.. I love your blog lay out.. NOw following from Feline Playful

Regan said...

Such a cool card! I love that it has images inside and out! Fluffles is awesome, by the way! The finishing touches with the butterflies and dragonflies are perfect! :)

Sara said...

Oh how cool! Thanks for playing along with SSD and DDSB!

Juanita said...

Hi there I'm a new follower from Feline Playful. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Stunning card! I stopped by from Feline Playful and now am a follower. Happy New Year!

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning creations, love all your gorgeous detail and beautiful colouring of such adorable images. Thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Ribbons and Pearls Challenge, take careX:)

Vicky said...

WOW.....this is totally awesome in every way I love the design & the image is lush. You have made a fantastic creation, its gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & Sweet Stampin, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

monica said...

fantastico...sono nuova seguace italiana

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Ah this is great thanks for playing along on Rainbow Lady, Crafty Sentiments and MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow this is such aclever card design i love it!!!

thanks for joining in the fancy folds challenge at Allsorts

Emma xxx

princesskitten said...

gosh all that work

kitten DYSU team

Christine said...

This is simply stupendous, Debra!!! I love intricate cards, and you've done a wonderful job on this one. I'm a new friend and follower from FP. I'll be sure to visit again soon to see what you're up to. ;)

Allison said...

soo pretty
thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
AllisonX

Jóna said...

Super great project, love it !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB

Julie said...

Fabulous shape for a card. Love your choices for images and colors. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's best
Hugs,
Julie

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

very cute!!
found your blog on feline playful.

Julie said...

Just adorable. I love the creative design. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Shirl said...

Oh my so so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

Clare said...

Fantastic work!

Sammi said...

What a beautiful card!! It's so clever!! LOVE the colours :D

Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions for the ribbon and pearls challenge :D
Sammi
xx

Margreet said...

beautiful project.....love your blog.....I'm a Feline follower
xxx Margreet

*Vicki* said...

Such a clever creation!! I love your fun folds!! Beautiful colors and ribbons!! Thanks for joining with us at Inky Impressions challenges!! I hope you will check out the challenge going on this week!!HUGS

Annie said...

thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday with your beautiful card, and I hope we see you again next time.
hugs, annie x

tiffany said...

such a cool shape for your card! thanks for joining us at 2 sisters!

Jenni said...

Hi Debra, I'm here visiting from Feline Playful and thought you might be interested in a new challenge blog starting soon over here
You are also my random winner from last week's Crafty Creations blog hop sopop over to my blog and find my email address on the sidebar to claim your prize :o)
Have a great day!
Jenni x

Abi said...

Wow Debra, this is beautiful! Your images are lovely & it's a beautiful colour scheme. I love the sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Tracy said...

This is such a cool card! Love how the petals open up. You've decorated it beautifully too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Linda w said...

Congrats on making top three over at Moving Along with the Times with the great creation. Hugs lin

Sue said...

This is fantastic :-) Love the words of your sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge
Sue xx

Neeti said...

Gorgeous creation Debra..love all the images and the sentiment is wonderful.
I have found your blog on Feline's playful.. and I am a new follower.
Hugs, Neeti

scotspanda said...

wow this is super! love the colours and the image is beautiful

thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts

hugs

Amanda xx

Julie said...

Beautiful make - and a great image!! Thanks for joining us this week at CES challenges! Juliexx

Ms. Jen said...

Poppin in from Feline Playful. Running a little late in my rounds. But I definitely wanted to get my list finished. So glad we can be friends!

Hugs - Jen

...just Peggy said...

This is sooooo much fun! I will have to try it. Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.

Kimberly S said...

What a lovely project! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Sentimental Sundays! :)

Jess said...

This is a truly wonderful creation! It is fantastic, and I'm sure the recipient was amazed!

Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Ms. Jen said...

Congrats on your number of comments on this! I had to take a peek at what all the fuss was about. It's gorgeous!! I think it's your creation and just beautiful. The design just adds to it. Well done! Now you're at 93! LOL

Sylvie said...

This card is a vork of art! Beautiful
Hugs
Sylvie x