Thursday, 3 March 2011

Joan's Gardens - JustRite Stamps Blog Hop

Hello,
Hope you're enjoying the hop so far, if you've started here you should check the list at the bottom of this post and start from the beginning!   Make sure you read to the very end of my long post so you know how you can play and win!
I'm thrilled to have been asked to take part in this weeks JustRite Stamps Challenge at Joan's Gardens as a guest designer.   Fourteen  designers will be showing projects using these wonderful stamps to inspire you to play along.  You're going to want to join in for the chance of this amazing prize package supplied by the lovely people at JustRite Stamps.



Items included in this prize package with a total value of over $191 are:
  • acrylic block set
  • mini binder box 
  • mothers natures gifts
  • fancy tags
  • happy everything 
  • nested frame dies  
  • nested sentiments dies  
  • 3 ¼” block 
  • Fancy frames  
  • Inspires me  
Ready to play along with us?  OK read on....

You have until next Thursday (March 10) 6:00AM EST to link your card/project.  There are only two requirements for this week's challenge:
1. Create a card/project using ONLY JustRite stamps (any JustRite stamps and matching dies are acceptable). Do Not use any other brand of stamps. You may use any card stock, design paper and embellishments for your card/project.
2. You must be subscribed to Joan's Gardens blog to win.  This allows you to receive all updates about challenges and sales, etc.

The winner for the grand prize package from 
JustRite Stamps will be chosen from a Random drawing and will be announced Friday morning (March 11). This person will also be entered in the End of the Year drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens. You may enter this challenge more than once, but each card/project must be made with only JustRite stamps.

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I'd like to share a card and a little gift box I made using two sets from JustRite Stamps, I hope you like these.

Please click on the picture to see these in more detail.

I've used one of the three images and a sentiment from JustRite's 'Mother Nature's Gifts' Set for my card.
 With layers of American Craft Card over my base card of white this card measures 6 inches square.
The pretty pink DP is from Kaisercraft English Rose Collection 6 x 6 paper pad and I used machine stitching to mount the dp to the green mat.

I stamped the lily using Memento London Fog onto X-Press It Blending Card, stamping the front three petals twice.  A Spellbinder circle die was used to cut the main image.  Copic Markers have been used to colour the lily with the additional front petals cut and attached over the full image with foam dots.


I used two Spellbinder dies to cut a circle frame which I then covered with green silk ribbon.  This sits over a pale green blossom cut with the Spellbinder  die, which in turn sits over a paper lace doily.  I've added some AnnaBelle teardrop pearls to the centre of the lily before adding the image to the centre of the silk frame, popping it up on foam.

The sentiment has been stamped direct to the dp using SU close to cocoa ink.

I have some pretty pink silk ribbon that I received as a RAK from Joan some time ago.... just waiting for a special project! A length was added around the card before attaching the circle element.  Next came the bow which has been set with a blossom. More teardroop pearls added to a swirl on the dp complete the front of this card.

This little gift box measures 2.5 x 4.5 ready to be filled with sugared almonds.

Using my ScorPal to measure and fold, made this quite a quick box to complete. Eyelets have been added either side of the box to thread ribbon through to  hold the box closed.

Like the card I layered two shades of green American Craft card before adding more dp from Kaisercraft.  I stamped my favourite little 2.25 oval image from JustRite Stamps 'Thinking Of You' set  onto some X-Press It Blending card using close to cocoa ink and coloured with Copic markers.  A Spellbinder oval die was used to cut out my gift tag and by punching a hole through the top I was able to  secure the label when I tied the silk bow.

OK I've held you up long enough....you have just 2 more stops.....


BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!!!  2 More chances to win.....
Joan has put together 2 more fabulous prize packages from Joan's Gardens, giving you 2 additional chances to win.   Want to know how you could win one of these?





There are two 'mystery' blogs amongst the fourteen taking part in the hop, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens.  For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all fourteen blogs.   Good Luck!!!

                         Sue      You're here

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91 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card and gift box, Sue! I love the soft color combo and the beautifully colored images! Your embellishments are just lovely!

Larisa said...

It looks brilliant! Love the pink ribbon on the top) Great!!!

Olga said...

Sue! This is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!! And I love your bow!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

First of all your work is Lovely! All the soft colors just make this project. Thanks for sharing

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well Sue, you have really created some masterpieces here! Let me just say the the colors you used are the same colors I decorated my baby nursery with 30 years ago, lol! So, you know I love them, right! 3 cheers to a sucessful hop!

Joan Fricker said...

Sue, your card and box are gorgeous. I love pink and green together and you did a fantatic job with the JustRite Stamp.

Thanks so much for participating in Joan's Gardens Blog Hop.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Shirley-anne said...

Both projects are amazing . Love the card . The colours are so soft and subtle . lush bow . But the image is stunning

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Sue, This is a jaw-dropper. Both the card and the box are absolutely fantastic! Just wonderful, my friend!

Colleen said...

Sue,
These are beautiful! Love the color and the bows are amazing! That cute little box for the almonds is wonderful and the card is the perfect match.

Liz Weber said...

Hi Sue :-)

Your card and gift box set is gorgeous - you sure know how to create these gorgeous projects!

Loving your JustRite Stamping, very pretty!

Thanks for sharing another gorgeous "Sue" creation, I can't wait until the next one!

Have a great weekend!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Sue.... You just can't get any prettier than this! So pretty... Love the color, the pearls, your focal image and that bow, OH MY! Beautiful work my friend!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

GORGEOUS! I just love pink and green...it so reminds me of Spring! The ribbon around the circle is so very pretty! I might just have to try this one!

Selma said...

Sue we are thrilled to have you has a guest designer for our JustRite Blog Hop. Your card and box are so gorgeous. I love the soft colors. The two JustRite stamp sets go so well to gether to make a perfect gift set. I love the way you made the flower dimensional by layering part of the petals. This is going to be loved by the lucky person who receives it! Thanks for participating in our weekly challenges at Joan's Gardens.

Teresa said...

OMG This card is the most beautiful card. I love everything about it.So fresh and welcoming spring. Thanks for the blog post.

Patti P. said...

Sue, this is the most beautiful project, ever. I adore everything. Your papers and soft colors....with that gorgeous ribbon!! Simply stunning, I am speechless...well not quite.lol
Tfs

Kym Weber said...

Sue, this set is absolutely breathtaking! The softness of colors is wonderful! Gorgeous flower - love the elements you used! Definitely a stunner!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... JUST ADORABLE!! Love the card and the gift box is such a wonderful added bonus! How much fun to be a part of this blog hop! Congratulations!! LOVE your choice of paper, image & design!! Beautiful job!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two beautiful pieces....the details your card are awesome....wrapping ribbon around the die, what a unique idea. Made my eyes happy to look at all of it.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your card is awesome! The pastels are a nice way to remind us that SPRING will come. Very feminine. Perfect bow!!! Very special little gift box too.

Giovana said...

Fantastic creations Sue!! They are really pretty,the green-pink combo is awesome, never try it before. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane said...

Wow....a gorgeous set...so soft and pretty an Spring-like.....you coloring is fantastic, too...and really loving that pink bow!!

Lorraine said...

Your cards are beautiful I only have one sentiment set from JustRite, I might have to think about buying some more after seeing your cards. Hugs xx

Cindy Lou said...

What a beautiful set! Love the bling, depth and texture. Your coloring of the lily is beautiful and beautifully shares the spotlight with your sentiment without looking to crowded. The stitching just "sews" it all together. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Oh my Sue, this is the card that said WOW! to me. I love the soft colors, and your coloring is beautiful. Make me think Easter!
Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card and box.

Brenda said...

Perfect card and gift box combo - both are just beautiful!

Clare said...

Beautiful creation! Love the colors!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Sue - Your card and box are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The work you put into all the detail with the green ribbon wrapped around the circle is great. Your lily is soft and delicate. I love those tear drop pearls, have never seen those before. All in all this is a masterpiece.

PatS said...

Oh my what beauty! All the detail, especially the ribbon wrap on the frame really makes your focal point pop off the page. Your copic coloring on the lilies is superb!

Patricia said...

Love your card it reminds me of spring with the soft pink. It is simply beautiful.

SuzanneK said...

OMG stunning work, the colour and paper choice is perfect, love the pearls added to the flower. Hugs

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous projects, Sue. Very lovely!

Kris Turner said...

Hi, Sue: What an absolutely beautiful set! Your colors are so soft - perfect for the lily. Love the teardrop pearls! Wonderful job!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Monique said...

Sue this is Beauuuuuutiful... Oh my I love this little template, wonderful colors, wow love the bow and the flower...This Rocks !! I love this:)..Can you tell I really love this!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO USA said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the colors.

Nerrida said...

Oh so pretty and incredibly neat! Oh and I love that sewing machine card too. You have a very pretty style.

Lana said...

I love your card and candy filled box!! What a great idea just lovely!!!! Wonderful job!!

Andrea said...

So beautiful Sue! Everything matches perfectly - your colours, embellishments and image! Gorgeous!
Andrea
x

Nancy said...

Love the soft pretty colored you used. The oval pearls are a perfect finish to that beautiful lilly! A very pretty card!
Your little box is just too cute!

Joanne said...

Your designs are absolutely gorgeous! Love the embellishments inside the lily...very realistic.
And I ADMIRE a woman who sews on her cards....wow!

okienurse said...

Beautiful card and box. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Kerrie said...

Just love this card, its so so pretty, and your bow is just gorgeous!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are truly stunning - lovin the colors and wow - that bow!

Linda Peterson said...

What beautiful cards!! Love the soft colors you chose!

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely projects!!! So soft and pretty! Excellent job!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card and box!!

Betty Benton said...

WOW, Sue! I'm totally awestruck!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful set. Each piece is so pretty. Love the color combo and your bows are stunning.

Theresa said...

Wow, Sue, you out did yourself! Your projects are just beautiful and so many details to take in. Love the frame covered with ribbon, the teardrop pearls,the doily, and that beautiful silk ribbon. You have so many lovely elements and the color combination and coloring is perfect! Great box design!!!

Newbie said...

LOVE,LOVE them both! SUPERB job on both of them!!!!!!!!!! Love the bow and flower on it on the card! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS-both of them!!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh my, you really knocked yourself out with this set. It's absolutely gorgeous Sue!!!!! I love the soft pinks, the bow and embellies. "Hugs" Carol

Gladys R. said...

I love the soft coloring. Your
box and card are
so beautiful.

Grace said...

OM Goodness Sue... this gift set just makes me drool! It's my absolute favorite color combo and the softness of the entire set just reaches out and touches me! I love the gorgeous pearl details and how beautifully you colored!!! What a truly magnificent set! You rocked it my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

marsha said...

Your gift set is just stunning Sue! I love the soft pink, the beautiful JustRite stamps you used and those gorgeous pearl accents. A truly beautiful project!
Hugs,
Marsha

Sharon Peele said...

I love your projects!! You did such an awesome job on your card!! It is really gorgeous!!!

Adielane said...

These are so beautiful. I really like the way you laid the pearls into the flower and on the stem. It all goes together so nice. Great job!!

Lynn said...

Pretty card with a beautiful pink bow. Lovely!

Donna said...

Sue, this is lovely. Your colors are beautiful and I love the way your used your Just Rite stamps!

Linda W. said...

Such a gorgeous creation - the pink and green are just out of this world!

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous project Sue! Beautiful coloring and design!

Peggy said...

Very pretty card and gift package. Love all the details.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a gorgeous card and box. Outstanding, thanks for sharing.

Karen McAlpine said...

Very pretty in pink! Love your projects.

murray1958 said...

how elegant...

Deb said...

Wow! Whoever receives these two pieces are VERY lucky...absolutely beautiful! Hugs

Carol L said...

WOW! I'm amazed with the detail work on this stunning set! I LOVE the layered image, and how you wrapped silk ribbon around the mat! What a striking accent, and then to mat it with a blossom and a doily - it's simply fabulous! I love everything about the card and sweet little gift box!!

CraftieConnie said...

As Olga would say, Jaw Dropping Gorgeous!!!!

Sandee said...

Sue this is so lovely and feminine! How gorgeous!!!

Mrs Ham said...

This card and box set is amazing. I love the color, so soft.

Gail said...

Delicate, pretty,pink ,a treasure to keep.Clever you.

Marge said...

Your card and gift box are both simply STUNNING!!! What gorgeous work!!!

gksnod said...

What a cool gift set! Love the little gift box, and the way you used the pearls!

judybob3 said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue! Great job!

April said...

You did a fabulous job on these! I love the colors and all the details!

Linda said...

This is an amazing card and box. I love the soft pink colors as well as all the embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

E. Marie said...

Gorgeous card. The flower looks so delicate and what a beautiful bow. Great idea to wrap the ribbon around the die. The matching gift box is the perfect touch. Anyone would love to receive both of these.

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Gorgeous card and box. Thank you for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Wonderful projects!

TRACEY O said...

Beautiful set. Love the soft colours.

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful projects Sue! I love that color combination and that silk ribbon - I am a huge fan of ribbon :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful, love the colors, the images and your fabulous bows, so pretty

Shirley N said...

OMGosh, what a stunning project! I love your beautiful soft colors, your bow, your beautifully colored image--actually everything!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!!

newfiecrafter said...

Gorgeous card and gift box. Love the soft colors you used.
Marilyn

Tanya said...

Ooooh, I love the color combo! Love the soft pink of the lily and your stitching is fab!!

Pattie said...

So very beautiful - and my fave colors too!

Cathy Willett said...

Your card and box are beautiful. Wonderful colors. Anyone would enjoy getting this!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous set! Love the pink and green. So beautiful!

Rebecca Ednie said...

They are both gorgeous! I love the pearls and the flower in the middle of hte bow.

Sherry said...

beautiful set!! love it!!

Karen Linarez said...

Your set is very pretty. I love that big pink bow and your beautifully colored flower. Lilies are one of my favorite flowers.