Thursday, December 9, 2010

Challenges again...

I LOVE challenges!

The current challenge Dream Scheme challenge is open, as is the challenge over at Creative Card Crew...my favourite! I used this Thank You stencil with glossy blue embossing paste, along with some hand beading and stitching, matched with one of Dreamweaver's 3 inch beaded pins. I hope you'll have time to stop by the other Dreamweaver designers' blogs (see sidebar)...always such beautiful things!



The current Created by Hand challenge is to use white to recognize a national day of remembrance and action against violence to women. I used this Quietfire Design stamp, with this Wrought Iron Dreamweaver embossing stencil and Dreamweaver black matte embossing paste, over dry embossed cardstock with this Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, from the Heritage set. Hope you'll stop by the other Quietfire designers' blogs to see their interpretations of this challenging theme. The Cute Card Thursday challenge is to use flowers.


Over at the Papertake Weekly challenge, and also over at Simon Says, the theme is to do something Christmas-y with no red and green. Here's my entry, using a Madonna and Child image and a gold embossed stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.



Thanks so much or taking the time to stop by today! I wish you a wonderful day, doing what you enjoy best!

23 comments:

Wendy said...

Are you kidding me Deborah!!! The hand beading is out of this world!!! Beautifully done! Both of your cards are smashing! I especially like how you portrayed the sentment in the second card! Have a great day!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wowee Deborah! There was a lot of work in that beading and you must have either great eyeglasses or great eyesight...BEAAAUUUtiful card. Also your second card was stunning as well. Those simple color schemes are striking...go Dream Schemers!

Terrece said...

Deborah, your beaded fan is incredible! How did you get your spacing so even? Great way to use the pins.

georgia sommers said...

Deborah... OH the patience you must have to be able to do that beautiful beading. Your card is so delicate and beautiful. I love all your cards It is obvious you love doing them.

Mrs A. said...

Love the hand beading. It is exquisite. The colour is perfect.

Kristi said...

cool....and you are killing me!

Cin said...

Wow what fantastic cards. The first one looks like a LOT of work. Hope the recipient appreciates the amount of effort you put into it.

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous cards as usual. Love that soft blue-gray you achieved on that second card. That first card is so intricate!

Cherylynn (Second Childhood) said...

Beautiful work! AND I love the sneak peak of the NEW Dreamweaver stencil. Can't wait to get my hands on that one. Gorgeous.

Cherylynn

Louise said...

I don't even know where to begin! The beading combined with the pin and bow are truly stunning. Great job! (the other two are fabulous too)!

Shar said...

Wonderful cards! Your beadwork is amazing!

Liz Martin said...

I love the bead work and think it is something I'd like to try, but then I know I don't have the patience for it. It's one of those things that's best left to the pros!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards all of them are stunning !! :-)

thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Angie said...

What a beautiful card i love the image and the embossing really frames it thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Yogi said...

they're all beautiful. Love the stenciling/beadwork on the Thank You card

Jennifer said...

Deborah, these are gorgeous! Mouth is hanging to my knees looking at these. Seriously. The first card is wonderful and I just love the combination of the embossing paste image over the dry embossed image. Just beautiful!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous cards, each one is so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Paula said...

Beautiful work!

NinaB said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous - all of them!

Lynnor said...

What gorgeous creations!!! Love them all!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous....great work

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow. I'm so impressed with your work! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly and happy holidays :)