Monday, August 2, 2010

Stamping and beading...

The brand new "Bring Back Beautiful" challenge over at Flourishes is to use a favourite colouring medium. I LOVE using beads to add colour! This week's Created by Hand challenge is to create art using the themes Fairy Romp, beads, or pearls, using a word, image, color or feeling to portray the theme. Here are two cards I created with hand stitching and beading, and each using a rubber stamp from Quietfire Design Gentle Thoughts. I really enjoy combining beading with stamping! The Pick Three challenge for the month of August includes using light green, metal embellishments, and anything with a bit of blue. The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger is dancing lanterns. My twinkling beads make me think of teeny tiny lanterns...bit of a stretch 'eh? (lol) The Simon Says Challenge is to use dots...my beads again! Over at Practical Scrappers, they're encouraging us to use a favourite product...you guessed it...beads again! Theme Thursday's theme is...words! Cute Card Thursday's theme is text. "Anything goes" is the challenge for Dutch Dare , Creative Inspirations and for Paper Play. Stitching is the theme at Paper Sundae.

This card was created for a special friend who's leaving for Guatemala this week, to do volunteer work with orphaned children.


This card was done for a friend experiencing some difficult challenges right now.

Thanks so much for visiting today; hope you all have a happy, creative week, doing what you love to do!

22 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful cards!

Mandy C said...

wow did you hand sew all those beads? fantastic!

debby4000 said...

Oh these are so gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Robyn said...

Wow to both. I love the stitched on beads.
Thanks for sharing with Created byhand

Denise Clark said...

WOW to both cards! This is amazing work! Just beautiful! It looks like it must have took a lot of time and patience! Love that beading!

Thanks so much for participating in the PICK 3 Challenge at Stamping Vacation. This gives you an entry into the gift certificate drawing on Sept 1st for $25.00 at 7 Kids College Fund!

Julie M said...

Fab cards, Deborah - the beading is superb.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Kissin' Krafts said...

One wording...stunning! You have more patience than I do! Thank you for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun these are stunning, your hard work paid off, well done on your bead stitching, thanks for joining us at paperplay, hugs Liz xx

azLizJane said...

These two cards are stunning! You received rave reviews from my teenager..."that's so cool!", is what she said. :)

Liz

Quietfire said...

Oh, Deborah! These are incredibly beautiful! Glad to see your back in your happy room!

Anonymous said...

Deborah just love your beading.
Hugs Trish.

Erin said...

this is BEAUTIFUL!!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Deb said...

wow, stunning cards, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Yogi said...

both cards are gorgeous. Love the one for your friend.

fi's cards and crafts said...

wow...these must have taken you a long time to do but then when it's for someone special then it's worth it...I'm sure you fiends will treasue these forever...thanks for joining us Paper sundaes this week.

Fi

France said...

Such a touching card, beautiful and so delicat.

Thanks for playing at paper sundaes !

Becca Feeken said...

Deborah these are amazing cards!!! They both simply take my breath away!!

Nana said...

Wow, amazing card!
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

grandmalee said...

You have some very lucky friends to receive these! They are just too beautiful for words!!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW - those beads look incredible!!!! Stunning cards!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the bead work. Thank you for playing with us at DDCC.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Deborah! Truly stunning cards! Love the bead work! :-)