Friday, April 23, 2010

I'd Purse-onally Like to Thank You

I would just like to say thank you to all of my followers and guests who stop by and look at my cards and creations! So this card is for you!

You know how every family has that crazy aunt, who is a tad eccentric, decorates a little too much for Christmas, but is still everyone's favorite aunt? I realized tonight, while I was making this card, that I'm that Aunt! I just kept piling on the embellishments, the glitz, the glimmer - and I thought, it's ok to be the crazy aunt! I'm definitely crazy in love with my nephews, so, I think it's a good thing.

My image is Oswalda Goes Shopping, by Chrissy Armstrong. I colored her with copics and popped her up on a cuttle-bugged mat with the sentiment (from MFT's) stamped directly onto the matting. I really love hand-made flowers, and this one I made using variegated wired ribbon.

Here are my challenges:
Sundays with Chrissy - Make it a Combo (combining digi stamps/ acrylic stamps)
Friday Sketchers - sketch
Clearly I Stamp - Get all Tied Up (with ribbon - I used velvet ribbon, and the gold trim)
One Stitch at a Time - Thank you
Practical Scrapers - Floss, fibers, ribbons
Corrosive - Paper piercing
Alota - Mother's Day
Cuttlebug Spot - At the Movies (One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest)
Kaboodle Doodles - Embossing
Stamp With Fun- Animals
Sophisticat - Distressing
DCRU - Earth Day embellishment (flower)
ABC - "S" Sparkle
Belli - Die Cut Shapes
Copics Colour Challenge - YG00, RV13, V91
Crafty Creations - Distressing
Simon Says - Things With Wings
Creatalicious - Flowers and Wings
S2G - Flowers
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
The Town Scrapper - Girly
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Pink and Brown
Stampin' Sisters In Christ -flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Dessert Island (I'd have to have copics, cuttlebug, spellbinders,digis, ribbon)


~Jeri~ said...

What a great card Gini!!! Love the detail! So adorable and cute! I love to see what you're going to come up with next!!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

stitchy said...

OMG Aunt Gini this is GREAT lol..gave me quite a chuckle haha..I had one of those aunts too, only her name was Toni - she was the Queen Bee of the Red Hats Society, does that say anything to ya haha...Your card is so awesome, love everything about it - thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT - good luck - do hope you come again...

stitchy xoxox

LORi said...

Too stinkin' CUTE!!! So happy you shared with DCRU this week!!


sam said...

This is just great Gini. You always manage to come up with fab creations hun and this is no exception! The image is great and so much fun too. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and good luck in the other challenges.
Sam x

Spyder said...

This is fabulous and fun and just lovely! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Thank you challenge!!

Sarah said...

Oh' This is a Fantastic card, super image love it, great make, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon, Good Luck
Sarah xx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

carol said...

Hi aunty..what a fab card love this image, thanks for joining in with SMC this week x carol

Kim said...

Awwww....darling! This also qualifies at The Town Scrapper this week, which is a girlie theme!
Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week!
Kim xXx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh I LOVE this, but then I think I'm the crazy aunt in our family!
Thanks so much for joining in with the Thank You challenge at OSAAT this week. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the new challenge and find out who won this one. Good luck!

paulssandy said...

This is so great. The Chocolat paper is among my favorites :o) The image is too cute and your coloring makes her!

Thank you for joining us over at Sew Many Cards Challenge this week.

Sasya said...

how beautiful!!! love your card!! Thank you for playing with us at Practical Scrappers!! ♥

Cara said...

Hi, Gini!! Crazy aunt, I had to chuckle!! Love your card! Thanks for joining DCRU this week!!

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose x

coldwaters2 said...

What a fabulous card the colours are gorgeous so is that image this is a real beauty thank you for sharing it with us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

Katie Renz said...

Very, very pretty. Thank you for joining us for Clearly Inspired Challenges this week.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!Thanks for sharing it with us at SSCC.

Cassie said...

I love the ribbon you used! Glad you played along over at CIC ;D

Mary said...

That image is just too cute! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Challenges!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

This is a wonderful card! I love the pink and browns! FAB DP! That gooes is just great! Super Card! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Jeannie said...

Very fun!! Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie said...

What a FABULOUS card!!! Love all the beautiful details! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Gini! What a fabulous card and well done with all of those challenges!! Love that image and the gorgeous colours you have used!! I am loving this image! Thanks so much for joining is at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we would love to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}

SUSAN said...

What a gorgeous all of your cards

hugs:susan quilling

Tracey Brossart said...

So adorable! Love the colors!

Margie said...

It's a cute card! Love the colors!
Thank you for joining us at SMC Challenges this week!

LINDA said...

This is so cute.. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious..
Hugs, Linda

Adrina said...

Oh so funny.
Love it.
Thanks for joining us at SEW MANY!!
Adrina XX

Crissy Armstrong said...

I never saw Oswalda done in pink before! It is quite becoming on her! lol I love it!
Thanks for playing along with my first challenge at Sundays With Crissy!

Leah said...

holy cow...way to rock the challenges! dang! this is sooo cute! love it and wonderful image!

Leah (TCS DT!)

Cheri said...

Thanks for joining us on SMC challenges this week. It's great.

Ann English said...

How cute!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Shirleys2Girls for Twisted Thursday!

Gwen said...

How great that you dedicated the card to your followers and very nice of you. Gini your card is terrific. That image is so funny.


~*Joni said...

Hi Gini! I love how you realize tha tyou are THAT Aunt. heehee! What a great way to show accountability - and embrace who you are! This image is absolutely adorable, I love the details you've added to it, just perfect for this sweet dedication to your visitors. Thank you for joining us at DCRU this week!
~*Joni DCRU DT

Wishcraft said...

Fab card! Such a fun image and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

Debby said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with the paper piercing Corrosive Challenge blog challenge!

thread-bare said...

Awww what a cute card you have created. I like the image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT x Clare (DT)

Anita said...

This is so pretty, thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Cards. Hugs,

Cheryl said...

Oh so sweet,love the papers and your beautifully coloured image!!! thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

email: said...

This card is SO AWESOME!!! IT definitely made me smile! I really love everything about it - the papers, the coloring (especially on her hat), the embossing, the embellishments, etc.!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Georgia said...

Cute! Great image and coloring! Thanks for playing S2G TT.

autumn0725 said...

Super cute, I love it! Way to be the crazy Aunt, lol! Thanks for joining SMC this week!

Trimgym said...

Lovely pink and brown card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Lisa said...

The colors are nice, and the layout is great! Thank you for playing with Shirleys2Girls!

Adele said...

Gorgeous card- the colours suit the image perfectly!!! FABBY!

Thank you for playing along with the Copic Colour Challenge.

SuzanneK said...

OMG gorgeous, my all time fav colour combo and you have used it perfectly. Thanks for playing along at SMC

Magda said...

Beautiful card! Great textures.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
Magda :)

andrea said...

what a fab card,great detail and fun image thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week

Cat said...

Soooo cute! Love the image and colors! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!