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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bittersweet - CK #57

Hello my friends and Happy Thursday.  What a week!  All kinds of crazy stuff going on at my office.  I will be so happy when this week is over.  This is my birthday month and I really should do something to celebrate!  I know!  I think I'll put together a little package of fun stuff for some lucky commenter. Not sure what it's going to be yet, but it will be good.  I have so much stuff in my stamp room, I could open my own craft shop.  LOL!

Well, let's get on to the business at hand.  Our theme over at Creative Knockouts this week is Lace/Ribbon.  You can use either or both.  Up to you.  I chose to use some Paper Ribbon for my card.
The yellow outline on this one looks so much darker than it does IRL.  I was just trying to get a soft shading around the image.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Stamping Chef - Bittersweet
  • Sentiment - Handwritten and on paper ribbon
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Basic Black
  • Designer Paper - Me and My Big Ideas
  • Accessories:  K & Co - Halloween Paper Ribbon; Doily Lace Die; Wild Orchid Crafts - small purple flowers; Prima - black flower; Glitter swirls from my stash; Liquid Pearls - Lavendar Lace
  • Copic Markers:  E0000, E000, E81; N5, N7, N9; V01, V04, V12; Y13, Y15, Y35; YG03, YG11, YG21; R46; Purple and Black Multiliners
Our wonderful sponsor this time is The Stamping Chef and she really has some great images over in her shop.
I hope you'll come join us.  Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Halloween Sentiment
The Sailing Pineapple - Halloween
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes with 3 Layers
Divas by Design - Spooky
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - At least One Flower
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes - Use a Die
{Pin}spiratioinal challenges - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Doily
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 2 or more Designer Papers


  1. Cute Halloween card! Your coloring rocks and the yellow really makes the image stand out. Cameras do funny things sometimes. Happy birthday month to you! It is mine as well!

  2. So pretty Maggie & your coloring is awesome as always.....great design too!!!

  3. Maggie, love this! Fab Coloring and gorgeous design.

    Amy - DT Sis
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  4. Spooky fun and SO PRETTY! Love your coloring on here.

  5. OH this is just different enough to get me to look twice ~ the colors are nor fully traditional Halloween colors , I like that and it is just fun to look at ...

  6. love the lace doily you mounted your focal image on. terrific job coloring the image from stamping chef

  7. This looks the sweetest halloween card I've seen Maggie.

  8. Looks good, and I love the yellow! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  9. Great card, great image love the background. Thanks for joining the Whoopsi Daisy challenge.good luck. Jennifer (DT) member xx

  10. wow great tecnic!

    thank for paying with us by inspiration destination and good luck!!!

    gr meggi dt.

  11. Great Halloween card. Love your accessories especially the purpl doily. Thank you joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  12. I cannot thank you enough for playing along with my Dream Team and me on the launch of our new ATG challenge blog!

    About your card... it's great! I know what you mean about the yellow outline. I've had that happen to me as well! What you gonna do about it? Can't take it off! lol It still looks great! xx

    Again, thanks for joining us for our current ATG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Inspiration Destination - Owner

  13. Great Card--love the colors you used!!!!

  14. Fabulous card Maggie! Fun image and great coloring too!

  15. Great card hun, love the colours x thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  16. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy x

  17. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  18. Hi there Margaret - I have shown your post to my hubby 'cos he thinks I'm the only one who could start a shop with the stash I have 'accumulated'! Well done sistah!!!!! lol. I love the image on your card - really quirky and gorgeous. A brilliant creation.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  19. great card. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

  20. Darling Halloween card!!!
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!!!

  21. Gorgeous, fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at The Sailing Pineapple :)

  22. Great card, the image is fab! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  23. fab spooky card and thanks for sharing at Divas by designs this week. Love the image

  24. Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sailing Pineapple challenge

  25. Wonderful card! I love the doily lace die that you used on it.

  26. love your card. Thank you for joining in the Grand Opening at The Sailing Pineapple Stamp Co. We hope to see you soon. Vikki

  27. Great card Maggie! I love the layout and the fab colors, they are perfect for you adorable image! Really a super job! Your DT friend, Joanne.

  28. What a fun card, Maggie! Your coloring is awesome!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!


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