Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Beads and Whimsicle Wednesdays Use Your Scraps Challenge



Wow, my DH has been gone backpacking for 4 days and I really thought I'd be crafting up a storm but I sort of got lost in other things. I went to the Farmer's Market, I gardened, I chatted with friends, I cleaned house, I did laundry. What got into me? But I finally managed to do a really CAS card for the Bah!Humbug! Beads challenge. The only difficult part of this card was stringing the beads because the eye of the tapestry needle I used didn't want to go through the Alpha Beads. I ended up using pliers to pull, which finally did it. I planned to play along with the current Whimsicle Wednesday Use Your Scraps Challenge, as well. I always have white card stock of various sizes all over my table from digis and computer generated sentiments, border punches, etc, so that was a cinch! The red piece had been knocking around for weeks and had all sorts of junk cut out of it, but thankfully, there was space left over for a 4 3/4 " square. The embossed wreath is a Cuttlebug folder and the doves, a Martha Stewart punch. P.S. the red ribbon the beads are strung on is a scrap too.


I popped the wreath and the doves (which I punched once in white and once in red to create a bit of a shadow) and that was it. Im also entering this in the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round July Challenge which is to do a card that is mostly white and the Winter Wonderland Holly and Ivy Challenge because if you look closely at the embossing, you'll see that there are holly leaves in the wreath. Be sure to stop by all of these fab challenge blogs to see the wonderful inspiration by the DT's.

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS.. I love the red with the white. I always love black and white and i think red on white is just as beautiful... well that's what I have been doing cleaning and washing. I get everything all cleaned up and think I will keep it picked up.. but you know what happens to the best laid plans.. hugs

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  2. donna this is really beautiful. thanks for sharing your scraps with us at whimsical wednesdays :)

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  3. great take on this weeks challenge at the Winter Wonderland and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    I have candy if you are interested

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  4. Hi Donna,
    This is a magnificent card. I love the red and white combo and the embossed background is awesome. Brilliant.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  5. Beautiful and elegant card. I love it!

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  6. Oh WOW = that's fabulous. What a stunner - I struggle with CAS. :-)
    Hugs
    Ike xxx

    p.s. I found a Tilda challenge hahahahahah

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  7. That card is gorgeous, Miss Donna. Yup, I hate it when the eye of the needle won't pass through some of my stuff, too!

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  8. I always love your white embossed look. Such a clean card and love that it is made out of scraps laying about. (I swim in my pile of scraps often!) Glad you got the beads on finally! Looks fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday. x

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  9. I love that you used only two colors and made something so fabulous. I love the embossing and the doves holding the banner. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays! I am a new follower. Melanie
    http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

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  10. Another fantastic card - love the crisp look of red and white and the great use of ribbon and letter beads. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  11. My word Donna I can't keep up with you. I just don't know where all this creativity comes from and how everything always looks so different. This card is so beautiful! You always have the prettiest embossing folders. I hear you are going to have a visitor very soon. I can't wait..I know it is going to be great. going to try and catch up now:(

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  12. sigh how do you do it Donna - each and every creation blows my socks off.
    another wow this week.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

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  13. What a gorgeous card! I love the embossing and the joy beads! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  14. Your card is soo BEAUTIFUL!Great embossing and details,As always FANTASTIC work my friend!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

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  15. Oooohhhh, this is one pretty CAS card! I may have to lift this idea for my Xmas card this year. Not sure I have as much patience as you when it comes to stringing beads on ribbon, but it sure was worth the effort....looks beautiful!

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  16. I wish I could make something this beautiful from my scraps, just a stunning creation. Thanks so much for sharing over at Bah Humbug x

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  17. This is so beautiful! I love the ribbon work the doves are carrying and the wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your scraps with us at Whimsical Wednesday!
    Amber

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  18. This is exquisite! Keeping it primarily white with the red accents makes for such a stunning, elegant card. I love how you even made the dove shadows red, the alpha beads are a gorgeous way to carry the message, and the embossing is just beautiful. Excellent work! I'm happy to be your newest follower. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

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  19. This is so beautiful! I love the clean and elegant design and the embossing is precious. I think I need that folder now! What a great use of your scraps. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  20. Stunning, absolutely stunning! I love the white with the red accent. Beautifully done!

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