Friday, February 5, 2010

A Contest and Some Exciting News!


I hope you all have heard that there's a CONTEST going on at Peggy Loves Vintage Blog and a FREE image to use for your entry. Just look at this beautiful heart and imagine the possiblitlies. The winner will receive 2 of the Cut Out sheets of their choice so what are you waiting for? Find the details HERE. The EXCITING news for me is that I've been asked to join Peggy's Design Team which is a dream come true since I'm SUCH a fan of Peggy's gorgeous vintage images. WooHoo! I had already started my contest card before I got the news but the gloriously talented DT has been offering up examples for the contest to get your mojo working so here's mine. I decided to cut out my image (including the center) and then pop it atop a second image. I went over the sort of gold border of the heart with my gold leafing pen in order to match my vintage embossed foil frame I had recently found when going through some things from my Grandma. What a FIND! I had specific paper in mind but do you THINK I could FIND it? NOOOOO!!!! It's gotta be around here somewhere, but I looked through bins and bins of paper that I thought was sorted by theme or color (guess not) and it was nowhere to be found. I settled on dots which coordinated well with the beautiful satin stripe ribbon from May Arts. All of my charms were silver so I pulled out my gold leafing pen again and Voila! I left off a sentiment thinking that it could be used for other occasions as well.

Of course I had to include a dimensional shot. And I forgot to mention the I embossed the bottom heart image with my Cuttlebug Textile textures folder (backwards because I was in such a hurry so it's actually debossed but still turned out okay.) This was an afterthought and I had carefully unpeeled the bottom heart from the dimensionals and removed the charm to do it. Risky, I know, but it just wasn't right without it in my eyes. The beauty here is that with printable images if you REALLY mess up, you can ALWAYS reprint them. YEA!!!!! So what are you waiting for? Go grab that IMAGE and let's see what you've got! You might consider following the Peggy Loves Vintage Blog because you never know what Peggy has up her sleeve and there are easy direct links to all of her glorious vintage images.

34 comments:

  1. of course my first thought is David? have you told him? LOL!
    well congrats, I know you deserve it and I know how much you use this stuff so its a perfect match! you made me smile today with your comments on my blog! who would have thought that banged up baby would turn into my petite little daughter? LOL, I thought I gave birth to someone that had gone a few rounds!
    So this card is super pretty..the gold is stunning and I can not believe you found this treasure with your Grandma's things, thats very special!
    miss seeing you, we'll have to get together soon!

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  2. Wow Donna
    What a stunning card...
    Then again I think all your cards are STUNNING!
    Hugs Wanda:-)

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  3. Wow,...first of all, your card is just wonderful, as is anything you lay hand to. Congrats on being part of the DT for Peggy Loves Vintage.
    Hugs.
    Carole

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  4. hmmmmm, you brave woman you, congrats, I am sure you will love being part of the vintage. The card is beautiful and full of the DL details. Hugs

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  5. Congrats on the new DT spot - I know of NO ONE who would be better!! You inspire me every single day.

    Great card too!!!!

    xx Susan

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  6. Hi Donna,
    This card has a wonderful vintage feel to it. There was obviously a good deal of work involved and it was all well worth it I think. Gorgeous card.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  7. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: [05 Feb 03:37pm GMT]).

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  8. Congrats Donna so glad to hear you're on the team! Wow look at the baeutidul card you've created, it's so romantic I love your grandma's frame and the gold leaf. As always you've created an amazingly stunning card!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  9. totally beautiful donna and Peggy is one lucky lady to have ya on the team....you will do wonders with her stuff...congrats...hugs

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  10. This is beautiful! Love the gold. Congrats on becoming a DT member!
    Cindy:)

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  11. Oh Donna Donna Donna this is just beautiful...just beautiful...love it...and you!
    hugs
    Jeannie

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  12. Donna, you know I LOVE this card. You make the best cards!

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  13. I'm so excited that Donna's joined our team! She does such amazing, beautiful, fantastic, gorgeous, lovely and on and on cards. A true inspiration! Thank you so much for joining and of course the card is fantabulous!

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  14. WOOHOO!!! I'm doing a happy dance right now!!! First, WELCOME to the team, Donna! Your creations are always amazing, and you're a HUGE inspiration to me. So happy to have you on board! What a team we've got! YAY!
    Your card is amazing! Your detailing is always exquisite and this is no different! That frame?? OMG - what a find!! Love all your work with your gold pen, and that ribbon is delicious!! Fantastic work!! big hugs!

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  15. Congrats Donna. Love this card... more so the gold on this card. Beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  16. Congrats on the new DT, Donna! You're talents are just way too good to deny!
    NJB

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  17. Whoops! I meant "your" talents are way too good to deny. Guess I better go take a grammar class! :)

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  18. Beautiful card...love the soft colors:)
    Congrats on the DT..you are awesome and I can't wait to see all your peggy projects..what a treat :)
    hugs
    Marina

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  19. Wow such a stunning card Donna. The gold frame is beautiful, what a find. Congrats on the DT, you so deserve it.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  20. Congratulations Donna, I'm sure you will have fun with Peggy's images and I agree with Leah, the two of you are a perfect match! This card is totally awesome, I love the gold frame and all the embellishments.

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  21. Thank you so much Donna for all your wonderful comments on my recent blog posts! It sure is nice to get some feedback from fellow crafters! Thanks again! I really do appreciate it!

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  22. Hello Donna, I am playing catch up, I stopped by while you away at CHA, wow, you looked like you were having so much fun, thanks for the pics, with all the new goodies coming out, I can't wait. Congrats on the new DT possy, I love Peggy Loves Vintage, but they are so lucky to have you, with all your amazing talent. Your card is stunning, love your Grandma's frame. Have a great weekend, hugs Jodie from Oz

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  23. This is just so elegant looking...I love the vintage feel and all the sparkle! Stunning! Congrats on the DT...they are lucky to have you!

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  24. This card is beaut-i-licous! Wow, you never cease to amaze me!

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  25. Stunning!! & Congrats! WOW! Donna this card is just beyond words my friend. Now this really makes you think of the vintage era with our grandmas. I love everything about this one, and my warmest congrats to you on being selected to Peggy's design team. She couldn't have chosen a more talented lady.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  26. Elegant and just amazingly beautiful.......Your cards are wonderful...what a great talent you have!

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  27. Congrats on the new DT ... I cant wait to see more of these vintage.

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  28. Donna---all I can say is that this is simply just GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!!!

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  29. Congratulations on the DT assignment, we'll look forward to your creative contributions. This one is beautiful.

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  30. This is a beautiful card! Love your creativity.

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  31. This is stunning Donna!! A great big woot woot for your new DT!

    (-: Heidi

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  32. It's absolutely beautiful, DOnna! How perfect it is with that gorgeous frame! Love what you did with the heart. CONGRATULATIONS! You are now the DT Queen!

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  33. Donna,
    This is such a beautiful card. So very elegant. Congrats on Peggy's DT. You are very talented and creative. Hope you will still be here on the BBTB2. I've enjoyed all of your work.

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Thanks for making my day!