Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Always and Forever...Addicted to Stamps and More #103: Holiday

Hello!
Today, I'm deliriously honoured and excited to share some news with you!  I've been selected to become part of the


Yes! Me!  I'm so delighted to have the opportunity to work and play alongside some amazing designers, who were introduced in the post here.  Inspiration to the max, indeed!  Hopefully, you'll find a wee bit of the same in my creations over the next while.  I'll do my best!

Today, we begin a new challenge: Holidays. I opted for the 'special day of celebration' definition of holiday, and have created, for you, a Valentine's Day card.  The background - "water-colour" stripes -  is stamped with Memento Inks in pink and grey.  The background of the heart is a 'scripty font, stamped in grey as well, with a vellum embossed, then die cut .overlay. The scalloped heart - easy peasy pink cardstock.


Head on over (or back, depending on where you started) to  Addicted to Stamps and More, to see what several other DT members have created. You'll be incredibly impressed!  Once you've scoped things out, dash immediately to your crafting zone, create away, and share with us.  You may win this prize:

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I'm looking forward to what you'll bring to this challenge; I know it will be fabulous! 

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!

37 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty, Miss Lady!! So excited to be on the DT with ya!! :)

~amy~ said...

Yay! congrats!!!!!! So pretty!

Geri said...

Yep - told you so! My predictions of you getting snapped up by challenge blogs sure didn't take long to materialize! These gals know talent when they see it! Add in an amazing personality and posts that are so much fun to read and .....ta da.....another DT gig for you! Congrats Carol! You so deserve this!

And if you hadn't been snapped up by now, this card would have sealed the deal! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Beautiful trendy elements, perfectly balanced and beyond fab with the wee tilt of the heart! Another beauty!



Irish Cherokee said...

First off congratulations Carol. That card is really great. Love the background and heart.

Rahmat said...

A very pretty card Carol, love the watercolred background very much. Very happy to be on the same team with you :)

Marisa said...

Whoo hooo!!! Biiiig hug and congrats to you :) Love how you die cut the heart!

Kim Heggins said...

Carol...Oh My Goodness....so happy and so excited for you. And so deserving too. This is one amazing and gorgeous card too. Sending big hugs your way...can't wait to see more and I am off to play along.

Marina Johan said...

Beautiful colour combination, you've picked ! I'm happy to be on the team with you.

Greta said...

Oh wow--another DT! Congratulations, Carol! Beautiful card--terrific design!

Lesley Croghan said...

Hooray! That is wonderful news and I love your pretty card!!! You will be an amazing asset to their team, Carol! Hugs!

sandie said...

Hi Carol, the background is fab, the colours are perfect. I have that stamp but haven't used it in a while, need to dust it off! So good to be on this DT with you x

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet Valentine's Day card Carol. Love pink and gray together! The embossed sentiment is beautiful on the vellum. Loll xx

Monika Reeck said...

VERY BIG CONGRATS SWEET CAROL..ooh dear how many DT member do you have...hope you still have time to creating cards LOL cause as I know as DT Member you should commenting the participant.it needs a bit time and I hope you have enough time to visiting me your Fan...(SMILE)

The card is sweet with that heart and silver embossing sentiment..and waw two sentiment in two different color I should try it Carol...sweet heart card..luv this..Hugs, Monika

Julie Beech said...

Love that you went with an alternative to the usual Valentine colours Carol. So pleased to be working with you on the DT. :)

vic said...

Beautiful card carol and HUGE congrats to you :)

Vic x

Kylie said...

EEEP!! Hooray! Congratulations, C! Everytime you win another challenge or join another DT, I think back to the times you've doubted your skills/talent and I hope this recognition finally proves to you that you are amazingly talented!!

Your card is gorgeous. Love the soft and pretty colours. And that background is stunning. Now I reallllllly need that water colour stripe stamp. lol

Deepti said...

Yay! So very happy to have u on team, Love ur creations :) u r so very talented, love ur Valentine's day card, great colors and design

Jennifer Jackson said...

Congrats on your design team spot! Can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Dance said...

Congrats!!!! You must be so walking on air! Very, very cool. I'm just delighted for you, dear friend. And your first card...well, totally brilliant. Love those pink and gray 'watercolored' stripes. Really really pretty. Bev

KayM said...

Oh congratulations!! You are taking the crafting world by storm here! I'm so happy for you! Your card is just beautiful! I am going to have to get me some of those paint stroke stamps! I just love what you have done with them here and on a lot of your cards ( remember the snails? haha!) The pink and grey background is lovely with the little scalloped heart! Love it to pieces! Thank you so much sweet friend for all of the lovely comments you have left on my blog! ((Hugs))

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, you are the perfect pick for this design team!!! Congrats my friend!! I love, love your card. The colors are perfect, that heart is my favorite and I love that you put the sentiment in the heart also. Yes, you will be taking the crafting world by storm cause you my lady are so very talented! And I am looking forward to seeing what you make for this team (and will be pinning away). Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Carol! I can't remember if I have already said that, but better to say it twice than not at all! They are so lucky to have you on the team!! Your card is brilliant!! Hugs, Darnell

Dana said...

Yay!! Big congrats!! The are lucky to have you!! Fabulous card too!! Love love the background!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your pink and gray color combo is really gorgeous, and I love how you created your background on this card! Love your pretty scalloped heart, too! Such a lovely debut for your first challenge as a DT member at ATSM! I'm so happy to be joining you, and really looking forward to seeing more of your designs!

Katie Melhus said...

Oooh, this is so pretty - I'm loving the pink and silver together! So glad to be part of the ATSM team with you!

Kylie said...

LOVE those stripes, Carol! Great colour combination and that heart is stunning! Welcome to the team! xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Squeal!!!!!!!!!!!! Carol I am so so happy for you! You are going to be absolutely awesome!. I can't wait to see what you do. Your card today is fantastic, love the silver embossing. That is one of the prettiest heart dies I have seen!

Deborah Frings said...

This is gorgeous - the soft grey and pink are so elegant, and I do like the way the heart frames the sentiment. So pleased to welcome you to the Design Team and I'm pleased to be working with you.

Anita in France said...

Many congratulations, Carol ... getting onto the ATSM DT is sooo well deserved! Your first card is just delicious ... stripes ... sigh ... colours ... more sighing ... paired with silver embossing and vellum ... double sigh! So pretty, my friend ... what a fantastic debut! Hugs, Anita :)

Taunya Butler said...

This card is super great and I am so pleased for you on another Design Team gig!! Good for you - keep sharing wonderful, talented, crafty YOU with all us lucky folk in the blogworld!!

Marina said...

They are lucky to have you, Gorgeous valentines card.

Beverley said...

Congratulations & well deserved :) Your card is beautiful too. Hugs Bev x

Nonni said...

Congratulations Carol! ATSM is the best! :) Your card is great and I LOVE the background. I'd love to know if it's a stamp or some technique! If it's stamp... I NEED it. ;)

Shannon J said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk!!!!!! HUGE congratulations to you my sweet friend, on yet another DT!! It's really no surprise you are being snapped up like this...you are truly a rising star!! I am SO excited for you!! You should see the smile on my face!!! And what a way to kick off the new gig! This design in incredible! I adore that background - so soft, so pretty! Perfect colour choices to achieve the gorgeous look! The heart die is a fabulous focal point...just beeeee-autiful!!!

Neets B said...

What a fabulous creation, Carol. I thought the background was a patterned paper but then I read it's stamped! Wow. And it's great that you've moved away from the traditional 'Valentine red'. So pleased to be working with you at ATSM xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol. Love the pastel colours, and your stamped BG is fab, thought it was designer paper. Great card. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

Kim S said...

A big congratulations to you!!! I'm looking forward to all of your creations!