Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's a purple day!

The current Dreamweaver challenge is to use Dreamweaver stencils however we want to! I combined a thank you stencil and black matte embossing paste with a hand beaded pattern on a thank you card to be sent to a musician friend. I hope you can take some time to visit the blogs of the other Dreamweaver designers too (you'll find direct links on the right). Some of these card makers use the most beautiful, advanced techniques with these stencils...you're sure to learn SO MUCH from them about the most wonderful ways to use your stencils!

The One Powerful Hour challenge is retro! Here's my retro juke box!

Today's Impression Obsession challenge is to create cards using the colour purple. Here are a couple of mine. I carried on the beading theme for the second card. Each card uses brand new stamps soon to be released at CHA! Don't forget, YOU can play along with the Impression Obsession challenge too! Just check out the details on Ms Shirley's blog right here. Be sure to look at the other designer's sneak peeks of the new stamps too; direct links to their blogs are also on the right.

The Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is a 1-2-3 recipe, so I used one Nestie die, two pearls, and three layers for my stamped image. The Theme Thursday challenge is love. This card represents my own love of gardening! The Papertake Weekly challenge is to use ribbons and/or pearls. The Simon Says challenge is really neat this week...it's a bingo challenge with a twist...check it! I used a flower, a gem, and a die cut on this card.

The Case Study challenge uses a circle in the middle of a card too! The Crazy Amigo challenge is good intentions. This card will be in the post to a friend tomorrow, along with a little gift, to cheer her up after a nasty fall.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I'll visit you too, if I have a link to your blog. I wish you a day of happiness and pleasure, doing whatever you love!

22 comments:

Kristi said...

super cute Thank You! It is a fun day!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wow, that bead work is fabulous...does this take a lot of time Deborah. Would love to try it someday!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous cards, Deb!! I love the way you work beading into the cards. The second one is just so wonderful! Gary Robertson is a fav of mine. The way you used the die tag is wonderful too!

Marijane said...

These purple cards are all beautiful. My favorite is the 2nd with all the layering.

Kelly said...

gorgeous cards!

Femmy said...

beautiful cards!!!

Terrece said...

OMG!! Woman you are incredible! Love the beading. I don't know if I would have the patience. It's beautiful.

Pam Hornschu said...

That always blows me away when you do the beadwork on your cards!

Louise said...

Wonderful cards! Love the beadwork.

Laura Drahozal said...

Wow--I LOVE Love love the beadwork! Fantastic and inpiring!

Wendy said...

You do amazing things with beads!! Fantastic!!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!!

Paula said...

such beautiful cards

Barbara said...

I love the bead work. If you don't mind, I'd like to send your blog link to my cousin. She does beading and cardmaking and she may like to be inspired to combine the two. Again, your cards are beautiful!

Pauline said...

These are awesome Deborah.... I love the OPH purple jukebox... I love them all! I am a passionate beader of all sorts of projects, not just cards... thanks for joining us at OPh.... I'll visit here more often!
hugs from Australia,
Pauline

cmoh said...

Holy cow your bead work is amazing! I love the retro jute box, the colors you selected are perfect.

Thanks for joining us at One Powerful Hour.

Aimes said...

Wow! Your bead work is amazing! It adds so much detail to your cards!
Thanks for joining us on CASE study this week!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

All of your cards look beautiful.

lakeslady said...

What georgeous cards and bead work, love it all.

PS Did my Christmas card from England ever reach you Deborah?

Sue Kohler said...

love your purple trio Deborah, love how you have combined the beads with the cards! thanks for playing along at CASE study!:)

Mandy said...

Deborah your cards are fabulous, the beadwork details look amazing, and I love the vintage feel to the middle card.
Thanks for joining us to play Bingo at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

NancyK said...

I don't usually use purple, but your cards are so pretty I just may start!

Anonymous said...

That IO blog hop is a wonderful showcase for your work, Deb. Your accent beadwork snaps with personality.
Keep Looking UP!
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