Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dotty Peacock Haute Couture

Dotty Peacock Haute Couture

Don't you love when the stars all align? Like when you make the cutest cake ever, find a wonderful new coffee to try, and clean your house - then someone drops by unexpectedly and your house looks spotless AND you impress them with your cake and coffee? Nah, that never happened to me either, but I was able to make a card that fit three of my fav challenges!

The newest Can You Digi It? challenge is all about peacocks (the colors, the feathers, the beauty). Be sure and check it out because there is a chance to win a $10 store certificate. I used the Chic Dress & Frame digi from LilyPink Designs which you can purchase at Can You Digi It? I love LilyPink Designs - I sure hope Dawn doesn't think I have become a stalker or something since I use them soo much! LOL!. I also used these great crystals from the Ziva Creative Crystal Wheel that you can get from Can You Digi It? - the best thing is you get a ton of crystals in beautiful colors for only $3.50!!! I also used some K&Co designer paper, SU! card stock, SU! Ink for sponging the dress and the cardstock, Prima Flowers, and a peacock feather from my friend Jacoria (thanks Jacoria!!!!). I popped the dress up after sponging it and adding lots of crystals.

The latest Freshly Brewed Weekly Challenge (FBC88) is called Lots and Lots of Dots. The challenge is to use dots on your card (Cindy, are you reading this - they are speaking to you!). I love me some dots so that was not a problem. I had dots on my K&Co paper, but since they were kind of oval in shape, I added some Ranger Diamond Stickles to every oval so there would be round dots too. Plus I had all those round Crystal dots - they count don't they?

This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge has the Sisterhood of the Traveling Teaparty going to France. I really don't think France is ready for 42,000 teapotters, but c'est la vie! The challenge involves things you would see in France so I opted for the haute couture option - I heard there are cookies at some of the fashion shows so I am a crashing them!!! If you are unfamilar with the Teapot Tuesday Challenge, you need to check it out here. Where else to you get to make cards and live briefly in a make-believe world where 42,000 women can take on anything from giant lady bugs to the Queen of England.

Hope you week is off to a good start! Hugz!!!

9 comments:

  1. The colours and feathers are so striking. This card really shines. How true is your opening statement, this never happens. It's only when you are out of milk and there is mess that someone will call in.

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  2. Fabulous card, I love the colours and the peacock feather I like the added bling.
    Kevin xx

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  3. Hey I'm just so very pleased that someone out there likes my stuff!!! I love seeing craetions with my designs and you do them so well :D Gorgeous colours on this - so vibrant and I love the added bling!!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the gradient colors of the dress and the feather is a perfect embellishment.

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  5. You are TOO funny, Nancy! Loved the story in your opening paragraph. Nah, it never happened to me, either!! (but it's fun to dream about!)

    LOVE this elegant card--that peacock feather is the bee's knees. And look how fancy your color gradient dress is. BEAUTIFUL!

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  6. You're funny! You had me going there, about your house and dress and coffee. :)

    The dress on this peacock card is SUPER pretty! Glad you told me about these challenges, too. Don't know if I'll have time to readjust my post, though. Today is commenting day!

    I was thinking today about you, and the card I received from you yesterday. I actually LIKE that I received it late...it's a beautiful surprise, happy mail of the finest kind!

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  7. Great card, and you really had me with the schtick in the beginning...was almost
    thinking you were perfect....good to find out your just like the rest of us. It would more likely go like...I got busy in my craftroom and didn't clean up the house and had
    no groceries in, and an old friend popped in unannounced.......
    Hugs
    Sue

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  8. Ooh, la, la...what a pretty dress..love the added crystals.

    Oh, you scared me about how everything was perfect at your house. I was feeling ashamed for a bit. So glad to hear none of that was real life. LOL You've been with those 42,000 women too long....it has caused you to hallucinate. Well, head on out to the fashion show and have some cookies. Hey, didn't I read you were dieting? Caught!!!!! Put that cookie down.

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  9. Lovely, great colours and pretty embellies.

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