Sunday, February 24, 2013

FINALLY JOINING SOME OF THE CHALLENGES

I have finally gathered enough supplies together to actually join several challenges with some original work.  It has really been hard to get my act together for the last 6 months or so.  It seems every thing I have touched lately has quit working (my Printmaster program) or has journeyed to the 'land of the lost' (stamps, punches, ribbon roses, the list is really endless), dried up (stamp pads) or just evaporated (card stock I had already printed, images I had already cut out, and on and on).
After spending several weeks studying my list of on line challenges I finally found some that I could also find most of the supplies I needed to complete the challenge ~ so here we go:

Here is my entry ~


This is either my 2nd or 3rd card I have ever tried to create. It's not perfect (to my standards) but short of tearing my hair out trying to do another one today ~ here it is ~ LOL.  I promise you as soon as I decided I wanted something that something went into 'witness protection' or hiding or simply evaporated never to be seen again.

Here are the statistics on this creation ~
~pink background paper and large butterfly paper ~
     LEAPING FROG DESIGNS (FREEBIE) 
~pink paper doily (I found it while looking for something else ~ WILTON CAKE SUPPLIES (at least 20 years old)
~butterfly punch and stamps ~ STUDIO G @ WALMART
~fancy corner punch (actually a border punch but I wanted fancy corners) ~ The PAPER STUDIO @ Hobby Lobby
~ ribbon roses and bow (I made) from my stash
~the scalloped white paper and hand painted black scalloped circle I hand cut (no fancy paper cutting machines - no siree this old chick has to do it herself)

Here are the challenges ~

TAKE A WORD MONDAYS ~ Wings

FLUTTER BY WEDNESDAY'S 228 ~ Sketch

FUSSY AND FANCY FRIDAY 83 ~ Pink & Black

HECK OF A CHALLENGE (FEBRUARY) ~Love & Flowers

Check out these great challenges ~ In spite of all my problems getting it put together ~ it was satisfying just finishing something creative for a change and I really had fun visiting the design teams and all the other entries. There are some really fantastic artists out in blog land. And ohhh the eye candy.

God's Blessings on each of you~
Mary



13 comments:

Electra said...

I'm so glad you are starting to join in-you're obviously very talented. This is so pretty!!!

Chrissy said...

So very pretty Mary..love the pink and black, welcome, and.. Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lizbethem said...

Such a pretty card, Mary! Entering challenges is fun. I use PrintMaster, too. I find I have to replace or upgrade every 2-3 years but it is a reasonably priced item and I think it offers a lot. xx

Karin said...

lovely card, love the butterfly on it!

Junibears said...

I used to use Printmaster too.
You've made a lovely card Mary! xx

indybev said...

A lovely card, Mary. Thank you for sharing.

Céline said...

fab card, love the design
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline

DesignerDiva said...

This is so pretty and I love your colour combo!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
Laurie xx

linda said...

So pretty!

Danni said...

Very pretty! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Lisa Jane said...

gorgeous colour combo and shape .. love the silk flowers
Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
Lisa x

Nicola said...

I adore the colour combinations on your card. It is good that you are getting back into the swing of things :o))

Annie said...

Beautifully feminine card xx