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Friday, March 22, 2013


Hi friends and happy Friday!  It's been such a week.  Came down with some kind of cold/allergy thing going on this week starting with a sore throat and now with the coughing and blowing the nose.  Hate this.  Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

I had some time tonight to play with an image that I colored up while I was home from work yesterday.  It's for the Simply Betty Designs Fan Page Challenge for this month.  We got a free image to work with for this challenge.  All you have to do is become a Fan of Simply Betty on her Facebook page and then request the image.  The challenge this month besides using the image was to make your entry using Black/Beige + one other color.  I decided to add pink to my entry.  Here's my card.
Did you know that Medusa was once a beautiful woman, but Athena transformed her into the monstrous looking creature she became with the snakes for her hair and anyone who looked into her eyes was turned to stone.  I think this rendition of Medusa captures both her monster and beautiful sides.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Simply Betty Stamps - Medusa
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Blushing Bride; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Rondelle
  • Accessories - Bling from Prima and Mark Richards-Crystal Stickers; Flower Bling - The Paper Studio; 1 1/4" circle punch; Stampin Up Scallop Punch; Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Copic markers - B000; E50, E51, E53; E21, E93, E95; R20, R21, R30, R81; N0, N2, N4, N6
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Simply Betty Designs - Color Combo
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Girly with sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace
Anything Goes Challenge - Two of Something (Bling Flourishes)
A and T Emerald Faeries - Bling
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes


  1. So sorry to hear that the ick has hit you, Maggie. But even when you don't feel well you manage to turn out a beauty! A lovely image and lovely coloring. And the embellishments are wonderful! Love that pretty brad and the lace. Hope that you feel better quickly!

  2. She is a pretty Medusa image! Using the pinks in the snakes really softens her up. I love it! The bling and the floral pin in the corner is a lovely touch. Hope you have a restful weekend and feel beter soon!

  3. Cute image and love all that dark bling on here. So pretty.

  4. Oh, Maggie, I'm sorry to hear you don't feel so good....but, as another comment mentioned, you turned out a little beauty, anyway....this is adorable! The story of Medusa scared me silly when I was six years old, but I'm over it now...hahaa!

  5. Hey Maggie! Sorry the seasonal stuff seems to have found you again.

    Your card is very elegant... and that's not something one things of when hearing Medusa's name LOL
    Miss ya! Kel

  6. You made her look so elegant. I love the colors you used and all the bling. Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  7. What a wild looking card!!! I love all the bling. I hope you're feeling better :)

  8. Wow,, I had to take a 2nd look at that card closely. I am so scared of snakes but this card was so beautiful I was okay with them. LOL Love all the pretty details too. Fantastic job! :)

  9. She looks mysterious- the coloring is awesome- you executed the color challenge beautifully- and the black bling is just perfect!

  10. Really gorgeous, I love the soft colours you've used Margaret!

  11. Beautiful, Maggie! I love the soft aloof look to this image and you've paired it with the perfect papers and layout - fabulous work! x0x0

  12. What a way cool card! So sorry you were under the weather. Thanks for sharing your card at TTCRD.

  13. Maggie those rhinestones are awesome with that image! Very cute card!

  14. beautiful card and image! hope you're feeling better!!

  15. What a beautiful card! Love how you made her snakey hair pink. All the details you added go very nicely with the image. Hope you feel better soon!

  16. so fun! thanks for linking up with Aud!


  17. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  18. Another amazing card, thank you again for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxox

  19. Gorgeous card and great colouring!


  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries, Good luck and hope you will join us again

  21. WOW Maggie, this is just Fantastic...


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