March 6, 2011

PDCC #71, FTL #130, & a Giveaway!


Hello out there!  Tonight I have one card to share, then a giveaway to announce, so stick around until the bottom of the post!

Before I get to my card, I wanted to mention that if you came by my blog today looking for the latest Curtain Call Color Challenge, I'm sad to say that Stacey has decided to bring the challenge to an end.  I'm as surprised and disappointed as many of you, and I wish Stacey all the best in her future endeavors!  I will always be incredibly grateful to her for her encouragement and support, including the invitation to join the Design Team as a Guest Designer last summer and then as a regular contributor for the last six months.  Her eye for color and gorgeous creations have been truly inspiring, and her challenge will most definitely be missed!

Okay, speaking of challenges, I have definitely been neglecting some of my favorites lately and tried to catch up on a couple this weekend.  This card is for the "Color Splash" challenge at The Play Date Cafe, which means black and white with just a splash of color.  This week the color is the designer's choice, and I went with red.  

I also used this week's sketch at Clean & Simple, a definite keeper.

For the top panel, I pulled out WPlus9's Poinsettia Patterns to stamp a background.  Love that this set works year round and is great for making your own patterned paper.

The black cardstock strip at the bottom is debossed with PTI's Diamonds impression plate.  The label is die cut and stamped with Fillable Frames #4 and a sentiment from Delightful Dahlia.


Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, True Black, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Poinsettia Patterns), Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #4, Delightful Dahlia)

Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #4 die, Diamonds impression plate)
Accessories:  Michaels (ribbon), Queen & Co. (pearls), thread
I mentioned recently that the one year anniversary of my blog is coming up soon, so I thought it would be fun to have a couple of giveaways leading up to the big day on March 20.  To kick things off, one lucky person will win the stamp set "A Flower for All Seasons" from Stampin' Up!, as seen in the Sale-a-bration catalog.


This giveaway is open to Followers of my blog.  I will be happy to ship internationally.

For your chance to win, tell me in the comments section of THIS POST whether or not you plan to attend CHA Summer in Chicago.  I will be visiting my family in Indiana in July, so I am 80% positive that I will be attending this year, and I'm so excited to have the chance to meet some of you!

You have until Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:59 EST to leave a comment.  One winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Saturday, March 12.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Good luck!

31 comments:

Smita said...

That is a beautiful card!! Love the sketch too... think I should try it :)

Too bad about teh Curtain Call challenge. I loved seeing your interpretation of their colors :)

And CHA - I can't attend of course! :( But wish all those who do attend can meet you :)

Thanks for the chance!

Hugs,
Smita

Jessica Wekenman said...

Unfortunately, I don't think CHA is in the cards for me this year. I do hope to go sometime, though! Your card is beautiful...I always love your work! Thanks for chance at your lovely candy! It looks like a great set! Happy Blogaversary!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Your card is so pretty! You out-did the sketch for sure! I'm not sure if I'll be attending CHA. I really haven't even thought about it. I've never been, but I would LOVE to go!!! I live in TN so it's not too far of a drive to get there...

Marisa said...

I was in shock when I read Stacey's post about closing the Curtain Call. I owe her so much for her confidence in my abilities and having me on her DT. Will have to go back and do the ones I have missed since I was on the DT so I can get my fix.

Congrats on one year coming up :) Doesnt' the time fly by?!! No CHA for me :( Maybe one year :)

Karen said...

Oh you've done beautifully with this sketch! I got a card done yesterday but just can't get a decent pic of it. Think its because its in a landscape orientation and you know I HATE doing landscape cards! lol

As for me attending CHA - ohhhhh totally in my dreams! I could just imagine me standing there oogling at all the PTI goodness (thats where I'd spend all my time! lol) I do hope you have a fab time there though.......I reckon it would be an AWESOME experience!

Karen
x

Ayana Posadas said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!
Your card came out so pretty indeed.
Oh, and I totally WISH I was going to CHA. I have been dying to go to one, so that I can meet all of my blog friends. However, sadly, I won't be attending this year's. I just have too much stuff going on with work and school. But hopefully next year.... (crossing my fingers).

Cassandra said...

What a stunning card Christina, the red really packs a punch. I would love to go to CHA but sadly, living in Australia it's not possible.

Anneke XOXO said...

Christina,
First of all I want to thank you for all the beautiful cards you share with us. I love all your work. I live in Belgium and I really want to go to the CHA, but unfortunately it will stay a dream for me. But sometimes dreams come true....
KR, Anneke

Jen W. said...

How I would love to visit CHA this summer especially as is it in Chicago where my brother lives. However, I already have to attend a wedding in Toronto this summer and don't think I'll manage to get off work twice not to mention afford 2 different trips from Bermuda. :( I will just have to live vicariously through my favourite bloggers so take lots of notes if you make it there! :)

Lindsay said...

This card is gorgeous Christina! I love the stamped BG! I am really sorry to hear Stacey is closing the challenge blog! I am also super sad that I will not be going this year! We need another car so bad and the money just can't be spent! Boo! It would be so fun to meet you someday.

Sylvia said...

oh.. this is fantastic! LOVE the clean design and the colors you used.. it's sooo elegant and classy! Love the sewing around the papers, too! Fab card!
Sylvia xx

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Christina! This is a lovely card! That sketch IS a keeper! I must try it. Yes I was sad for Stacey to end the CC, I hope she is alright! Thank you for stopping by my blog with your sweet comment today on my CQ Project, I really appreciated it!
Lesley
PS I wish I could go to CHA but I am SO far away...would be amazing!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Hello, I'm new to your blog, clicked on your card on PDC, but now I'm a follower, so thanks for a chance to win.

xiumaiyuki said...

You are right, that is a lovely sketch. And your lovely design showcased it beautifully. Very classy!!

I will be at CHA... mentally! :o) I wish I could go... but I'm out of vacation until September. :(

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and elegant, thanks for sharing!

Cristina said...

I will definitely be at CHA. I'm trying to convince my mom to go with me, too. :) I hope you go! It would be so much fun to meet up! Thanks for the chance to win, and congrats on your upcoming blog anniversary. (AND! Hooray for Poinsettia Patterns!)

Andrea M said...

Lucky you!!! I will not be able to attend sadly :( But I'm sure it will be a blast!! Your card is GORGEOUS! So elegant! Thanks for the chance to win those sweet stamps!!!

Jean Martin said...

Ooh wow congrats on your one year anniversary! I know we started blogging almost at the same time but I haven't kept track of how long it's been! This card is fantastic Christina! I love the Classic look you have going on here and that splash of red peaking out on the sides. :)

Ruby said...

Very pretty card, I love how you've added the little splash of red! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card!!! LOVE how you used the sketch and a "splash" of red!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've managed to combine our challenge and the Clean and Simple one beautifully, Christina. Love your splash of color! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe this week.

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! LOVE that you've used Poinsettia Patterns, Christina! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe! Oh! And I don't think that I'll be at CHA, but I'd LOVE to meet you another time ;)!

Michelle Single said...

DEFINITELY!!!! It's only 30'ish minutes from my house... already have to days off from work to attend - can't wait!!!! See you there!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I just love that stamp set and I love how you've used it here. What a great CAS card! Thanks so much for sharing it with The Play Date Cafe.

Stacy said...

Gorgeous card! Red, black, & white is one of my favorite color combos.

Nancy L. said...

congrats on your blogaversary!
i won't be able to attend CHA, but i did however attend CHA in orlando a couple of summers ago :)

Jen Carter said...

First, your card is so beautiful and elegant!! Love the splash of color!

And lastly, nope. I don't get to go to CHA...maybe one of these years!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I would love to attend CHA this summer but can't swing it this year. I'm hoping to attend at least once in the future but time will tell. Happy Blogoversary!

Ujjwal said...

oops I missed the deadline :( Would have loved to win this beautiful set.

Happy Blogoversary anyways!! You have a beautiful blog and I am so gonna case couple of cards :)

Laurie said...

WOW!!! I am loving the black and red! My fave! I might go to CHA this year! I went last year and had so much fun!

Amy said...

This is such an elegant 'splash of color'!! I love the pop the red gives with black and white!

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