Monday, November 28, 2011

Give Thanks....

Today I share a creation while I'm feeling pretty miserable with the flu.  Not only that, but my daughter has it (and she needs full time care without being ill), and husband has it too.  At least we are a family that shares, right?

I don't know why, but I tend to get pretty sentimental/ heartfelt when I'm ill... probably because I'm feeling so miserable, I'm trying to cheer myself up.  So as well as being my weekly creation for StretchNBubbles, it is also entered into other challenges, and I'm going to describe why it fits each challenge ....yes, I waffle on when I am ill too.... quite ironic really, since I've lost my voice!

Ingredients: Green/Gold Metallic Card; Purple vintage Core'dinations Cardstock; Give Thanks digi image (SNB); Stardust Glitter Pens; Spotted ribbon; Ice Blue Rhinestones; Black Pearl Brads; Paper flowers...

I printed the image on white, and trimmed it to size.  I coloured the turkey with stardust pens, and fixed it to the purple layer (which I had sandpapered) then wrapped the spotty ribbon around it (I had tied a knot in the ribbon).  I fixed it to the gorgeous square cardbase of olive green metallic card, and it has a gold shimmer to it - reminding me of shot taffeta fabric....perfect for Christmas cards too! I filled the blank space with layered purple and green paper flowers, topped with ice blue rhinestones. Oh and his eyes are wee black pearl brads.  So tiny!

I created this card with these challenges in mind:
Just Some Lines - Tic Tac Toe
Kraftin' Kimmie #106 - Giving Thanks
Order of the Opus Gluei #118 - Thanks for Being You
Totally Gorjuss #108 - Sparkle
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #117 - Bird
The Squirrel & The Fox - Photo Inspiration - Jacaranda Tree (7/12)
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan #7 - Make It Sparkle (10/12)

For Just Some Lines - I used the centre row - a digi, ribbon, and brads.
The Squirrel & The Fox - colour inspiration from that gorgeous Jacaranda Tree!
Order of the Opus Gluei - I like being just a little different, as do some of my friends - so in being a 'You', I've coloured the Turkey in Peacock colours... (I'm a bit of a turkey sometimes too).

Thanks for peepin'!

18 cared to share!:

Dr. Mary said...

Love the color scheme!
Get well soon :)

Linda said...

What a magicalfun card! Love the colours of your turkey, your take on our photo challenge is fab.

Thanks for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox, good luck and I hope we see you next fortnight!

Linda xx

Julie said...

Great card, I like how shimmery and sparkly the peacock is. Thanks for joining us on the card caravan at The Hybrid Chick.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Adorable card!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

such a fun card, love it xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Ohhh - thanks for entering this into our tic-tac-toe challenge at Just Some Lines, my friend! :)

Lisa M said...

Adorably coordinated card! I love the sanded purple paper and those teenie tiny pearls for his eyes are such a nice extra touch. Very lovely card and I do hope it made you feel a wee bit better!

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Jennifer said...

This turkey is absolutely stunning! Love your colour scheme on this one, and the great details like his tiny brad eyes! I to have been muted for the last few days, my kids think it's hilarious, I on the other hand have struggled. I pray you and those you love will be heeled of this soon!

Rosemary said...

Stop that sharing! I know what you mean, I'm just getting the bug that the kids brought along with them for Thanksgiving with the family - bless their little hearts! Hope you feel well soon.

Your card is marvelous - I love the blues and purples for an untraditional turkey! How adorable. Works wonderfully with our challenge and I thank you for sharing with us at Opus Gluei!

Miesje said...

Very pretty - the colors are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Hope to see you again.

Traci M said...

Such a bold and beautiful card...a real standout!! Sure hope you and your family are feeling better soon!! Thanks for joining us this week at SSIC!!

Electra said...

I love the bright colours you've used on this! Adorable turkey! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

craftymum said...

A great "sparkle" card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week.I hope you will play along again next week.

Sarah x

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Kristina said...

I was trying to decide if it looked more like a turkey or peacock, cool that it could be both!

Visiting from Stampin Sissters in Christ
Please stop by and say hello!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Pauline,

FABULOUS card - I love sparkly!

I sure hope by now you're over your flu.

Happy crafting,
~ Barb

Tina said...

beautiful the flowers to thanks for joining us at just some lines


Tracey said...

Pauline, what a fabulous card! I love your blue peacock - he's stunning. I hope you and your daughter are feeling better now. Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox this fortnight, I hope we'll see you again soon.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh! I just love your turkey, he's so cute!