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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Deborah's April CCC

Deborah has a monthly card exchange. She provides the topic, sketch or color combo to use on your card. You create it and send it off to someone else. It is a chain with other cardmakers and it is totally fun. Go check out the april challenge here.

I decided to use the sketch and the Earth Day concept. I was lucky enough to send mine off to Alice who has sent me fabulous cards before. 

Here is what I sent to Alice:


I just purchased the new cling set from the Hero Artist release called Earth Flowers (CL428) and love it! The new release is gorgeous tons of wildflowers.

I stamped using versafine vintage sepia on ivory cardstock. Lightly colored in the flowers on the main image using watercolor pencils and a faint background of script using the shadow ink soft sand from Hero Arts.

The lovely sentiment is another one from the Stampscapes Plate 31B - Scenic Sentiments.

Now on to share what I received from Donna... I am a huge fan of Donna's work. You need to go check her blog out if  you haven't seen her work. Not only does she have fantastic coloring skills she also creates fantastic sponged backgrounds, lovely designs and cards. 

Here is what she sent me along with some of my favorite BG paper. 

 
Love this image. She is so adorable and love how Donna colored her and made the fantastic background with the polka dots. (Yep she created that background)

Then she included this lovely artsy tag which unfortunately I didn't take a great picture of it but it is beautiful with its lovely metallic colors on rich magenta background.

So now  you know why it has been so quiet on my blog. Been working on projects I can't share yet. This is one of them. Had to make sure Alice had received my card before I shared here.

Hope you have a fabulous day!
Suzz

26 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card, Suzz!! The wildflowers and butterflies are just amazing, too!!

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  2. Another simply stunning card Sue. I love most wildflower stamps and these are now exception. Earthy tones are my favourite too so combined with the beautiful sentiment this card has the lot for me.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. I was wondering where you were! The botanical card is stunning once again - I love how you use these colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Wow you card is amazing Suzz, Alice is so lucky to receive this beauty, love your card from Donna to, I am a real fan of this image and have used it myself but Donna really knows how to colour it beautifully. Lovely both of them!!!

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  5. Thank you Sue, I really want the Earth Flowers set now that I've seen your incredibly gorgeous card. I'm so impressed with your lovely design, it's too perfect! I love Donna's sweet card too, her talent for coloring is amazing!
    blessings to you,
    nancy

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  6. Once again I am totally blown a way by your gorgeous card Suzz! love the tag and card that the adorable Donna sent - she is such a sweetheart! Jo x

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  7. What a wonderful card you produced for Alice. It is just incredible. And isn't Donna's so cute. I love those Prue Innocence images.

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  8. love those new Hero Art stamps that you've used Sue. gorgeous mellow choice of colour. a very calming piece.

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  9. Beautiful cards and I love the card you made, beautiful colors and the new stamps look delish! Love the crisscrossing of the twine!

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  10. Oooohhh, how FABULOUS Sue!! [Be on the lookout for mail soon...;)]

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  11. so glad that I am the lucky girl to receive your cards, Sue!! That card is stunning in person and I can't stop staring at it! thank you so much for making my day, Sue! I LOVE everything you sent me! =) and yes, i am a big fan of Donna's, too! she is an amazing card maker and has such a big heart! =)

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  12. The sentiment is wonderful and is a perfect complement to your wildflowers.

    What a cute little garden girl. Love the colors and the dotted background.

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  13. Great post today! Love seeing your AMAAAAAZING card and those you received, too!

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  14. Sue--that is the most amazingly beautiful card I have ever seen! Could you NOT post it with mine?? What a contrast of styles!! Alice is sooooo lucky!

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  15. Oh!, Suz, muchisimas gracias por tu comentario, hoy estoy super emocionada y muy feliz, mi hija va a ser mamá y yo abuela, tenia tantas ganas de serlo que miedo me da, me acabo de enterar hace unas horas, hoy soy la mujer mas feliz del mundo.
    Gracias, Suz, sabes que te admiro y que tu trabajo se diferencia muchísimo de tu equipo.
    Besos y abrazos.

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  16. Ooooh, love that first card. The fiber is just PERFECT on it!

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  17. LOVE LOVE your Gorgeous Card SuZZ...and Donna's cards are ALWAYS fun to get in the mail!!

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  18. Very pretty creations! I especially love the first one with the butterflies! Looks so serene :) TFS

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  19. That card is gorgeous Sue! So soft and peaceful!

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  20. Two of my fave stamping ladies (you and Donna) Faboulos cards from both of you - lucky Alice to receive that card from you

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  21. OMGoodness--these are beautiful! I love that tag--the criss-cross pattern is fab! I also love that shape card! Super cute DP! I love love love that first card! I can't even tell you my fav part about it--the image--coloring--the butterflies with gems--twine/burlap string--mmmmm! BEAUTIFUL! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) YOU rock!

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  22. OH MY! I LOVE how you extended beyond the borders into the frame!!! Just wonderful, Sue!! And Donna's card is adorable, as hers always are!

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  23. Sue your card is totally STUNNING!! your string is totally artsy and the butterlies are gorgeous!! Lucky you Alice :)

    And now Donna's card, i always love Donna's cute card and her coloring really blown me away, plus the tag is so lovely, LOVE it!!

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  24. lovely botanical card! Love the design!
    Donna's card is so cute!
    http://suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com/

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  25. Stunning! Love those wildflowers! I'm sure Alice will be thrilled!

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  26. I loved your nature card... it is so beautiful and serene. I searched for this stamp set and found that it is actually the ELEGANT WEEDS # CG185 and not the Earth Flowers CL428. All the Artists Proofs Flowers stamps from Hero Arts are so beautiful, their names can easily be mistaken.

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