Monday, October 21, 2013

My Craft Spot Colour Challenge

It's been quite a busy couple of weeks.  We're packing for an upcoming move (please see the end of this post for more information) and that's a LOT of work!!  My middle guy and I were quite sick too.  (Nothing serious but no fun at all!)  Anyway, we've survived and things are looking up!

We're having a colour challenge at My Craft Spot this week.  As it's my mum's birthday tomorrow, I decided to use the opportunity to create a birthday card for her.

I used a couple of Cuttlebug folders to emboss the mats on my card and used a Martha Stewart lacy border too.  The little green "lace" tabs were created with My Craft Spot's Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies.  The larger flower is from Flower Shoppe and the little ones were created with punches.  (The tiny leaves were also created with My Craft Spot's Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies.) I added pearls to the centre of each of the flowers.

The sentiment and flourishes are from My Craft Spot's Tickets stamp set and Postage Stamps stamp set.  I stamped them on a tag from a Stampin' Up set.  I finished everything off with some Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon - also from My Craft Spot

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the design team has come up with - and then enter your own project for a chance to win this week's prize.

Don't forget that the newest My Craft Spot Release Party starts next Monday.  Woo hoo!  There are 5 NEW stamp sets and 3 NEW sets of metal dies.  I LOVE the new release, and I'm sure you will too!  Head to Kimberly's post HERE for more details (and a chance to win an early prize)!

At the end of August, we sold our house in order to move to a place with a pool.  Unfortunately, nothing suitable has come on the market since then.  We gave ourselves a long closing date, but that date is drawing close (November 15) and we don't have a new home!!  My mother has most graciously invited us to stay with her in the interim, but we do need to find a home of our own.  For those of you who say prayers, please offer one up that we will soon find a new house that meets our needs. Thank you!! I'll let you know when we've found a place.


Susie Craft Happy! said...

Kate this is so beautiful. Love the ribbon and the pink is lovely.

Agreeing with you in prayer that you and your family find a home that is exactly what you need and more than you hope for. I am confident that you will.


Pam said...

Very pretty!!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so pretty and I hope you get to feeling better friend. hugs

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Creative M said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!
Sending my prayers to you and your family to find the Prefect home which only the lord can provide...which he will. trust him.
Have a wonderful day my friend,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Chris said...

Hi Kate, greetings from Northern Ontario. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Renee said...

Lovely card Kate...Happy Birthday to your Mum! You could come live by us...the lake is our swimming pool....hope you find something soon!
Hugs, Renee

jessica said...

What a beautiful card Kate! Love your take on the color challenge!
Thanks for sharing, good luck on finding a new home and have a great night

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, your card is so beautiful! The colors are beautiful and you did an amazing job with the color challenge! The embossing adds so much texture and love the pretty sentiment and flower:)
I am sending prayers to you and your family that you find the perfect home real soon. Take care my friend1
Sherrie K

Angi Barrs said...

I love that pretty pink!

Bobby said...

This is such a lovely card for your mother. And she is so gracious to allow you to move in with her. Sending prayers that you will soon resolve your new home situation.

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW Kate! Your Card for your Mother is beautiful! I'm sure she thought the same thing.... Happy Birthday to your mom... And OMGOSH! You're moving but no house to move to.... I will send lots of prayers your way that you'll find the perfect home that fits your family! I know it will be super quick and you'll share the pictures with us too! LOL :o)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card for your mother!! I love these soft shades and the embossing and just everything!!
Wow! I'll pray that you can find a place soon!

Linda Kaiser said...

Adorable! I love the colors!