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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Crazy Dress - CK #73

Hi friends.  Happy Thursday.  Oh wait, it's cold and rainy out again.  Guess it's not so happy after all.  You remember a few weeks ago when I was sick and had that sore throat that I thought went away.  Well, it didn't. It came back the next day and I've been fighting it ever since. Finally went to an ENT last Thursday and they did another Strep test which was negative, but he went ahead and put me on another stronger antibiotic which seems to be helping little by little each day. I'm really hoping that in the next 4 days it will finally be completely gone.  I must say, it's been a doozer.  I've never had anything like this before - a sore throat that just hung on for so long.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Now, we have a new challenge from Creative Knockouts, and our theme is Lots of Embellishments!  What fun.  I love adding different things to my cards. I thought I'd do something a little different this time with the shape. I made it so it would fit into a regular business-size envelope.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Stamping Boutique - Crazy Dress
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Pixie Pink
  • Ink - Stampin Up Pixie Pink
  • Designer Paper - LOTV - NitWit Collection - Bonnets and Bowties
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Radiant Rectangles Die; Pearl Smooch; Large Pink Flower and blue flowers - Petaloo; Sweetheart Blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts; Ribbon - stash; Stampin Up - pink dots; Spica Silver Gel Pen; Recollections - Bling
  • Copic Markers: B0000; B21, B32, B34; RV02, RV13, RV14, RV55; V01, V12, V15; YG21, YG11
I hope you'll come play along this week. Hop on over to Creative Knockouts and see what the rest of the design team has for your inspiration using images from our Sponsor - The Stamping Boutique.

Challenges I'm entering:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream It Up - Birthday Wishes
In the Pink - Pink and Pearly
Scrap & Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Something Old; Something New (Old Die); (New Flowers)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Something New (Flowers)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Loves to Scrap - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge- Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes


  1. Very pretty card Maggie. Love the long shape of it too and beautiful coloring.
    Hope you start feeling better.

  2. Maggie.....oh my gosh, Girl!!! You have done it again! This card is beautiful! Love the image and all the embellishments!! Plus, it just "talks" to me....must be that lovely shade of pink!!!! Haven't tried using that size certainly fit well for this one!!!! Hugs!

  3. What an eclectic corset dress! Love the shabby chic feel of this. I hope you feel better again soon. I, too, have almost lost my voice because of a sore throat. On the plus side, I can do a pretty mean Samuel L. Jackson impersonation with my "man" voice.

  4. Maggie this is gorgeous - you must have had such fun making it!

  5. Lovely card. I hope you are better soon.

  6. Oh, my gosh, this is the cutest! Love the dress -- so fun and flirty. And all those embellies are such fun to pile on, aren't they? Every now and then I just have to splurge on them. I sure have plenty in my stamp room! So sorry about that miserable sore throat. I detest a sore throat and to have one hang on that long -- ugh! I hope you are truly on the road to recovery now.

  7. LOVE your gorgeous card, so beautifully colored and all the embellies are so pretty!! Hope your throat gets better, too..oh, and your middle kitty is a twin to one of mine!

  8. Very nice Maggie. All those pretty touches make it so special. Feel better soon!

  9. Adorable card Maggie! I love the bright colors and the image is too cute! I also like how this is a longer card...very unique!

  10. Thanks for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments Maggie! What z beautiful card! I like the longer style and your coloring is delightful along with your design! Well done!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#123 - ATG ]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  11. A very pretty card. lovely colours. I am like you my sore thought left and came back with a vengence. My doc says it is viral, so no anti-biotics. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  12. Beautiful card - love the die cut frame and fabulous image.
    Thanks for playing along at In the Pink this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  13. What a beautiful card.Love that image you used. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

  14. This is so beautiful.Such pretty colours and details too.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  15. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  16. Love this, really pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!
    Mandy x (AS DT)

  17. This is so pretty, wonderful layout and I love that dress. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

  18. Oh, Maggie, it's fantastic! Love your bright colors. I'm so happy that you joined us with this marvelous card in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw and come play again next week, won't you?
    NanaConnie DT

  19. wow that's really fun! Love the different size you have used. I should try that out!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

  20. Great card thanks for joining in at Whoopsi Daisy good luck x

  21. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

  22. This is gorgeous,Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  23. Love the tall and skinny layout. Your card has such a wonderful Spring vibe to it. Thanks so much for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  24. A wonderful creation - great colours and design - thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap this time and good luck - Michelle x

  25. What a gorgeous project with so many wonderful details! :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! With SU
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Crafty Cardmakers and more DT
    3 Girl JAM DT

  26. Adorable card!!! Love the dress!!! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays and good luck!!!!
    Lynne, Party Time Tuesday Party Planner


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