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Happy Halloween! I love Halloween because the following day is my birthday! Selfish but true!!!

It is time for MFPSpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge #35 and here are the absolutely wonderful Masquerade Masks Shirley picked for inspiration:

Aren't they fun? The white and gold mask inspired me - love all the gold. Here is my card:

I used the MFP stamp set Oh Beans for the bg and the coffee cup; I embossed them both and popped them up. I used a gold pen or the edges. Easy and fun!

Come join us at MFPSpeedyTV - the prize is super fun again and you will want to check out the great cards made by the other Inspiration Challenge members: Shirley, Kathy, and Chris.



  1. You're full of golden goodness. Such a gorgeous all the embossing. Happy early birthday. :-)

  2. Looks fabulous in all that gold. Love the background.

  3. Such a gorgeous monochrome creation!! Love the bling flourish for the steam from cup! Have a happy Halloween friend! :) HUGS

  4. Beautiful card Nancy, love the swirls of steam, very clever! Happy Halloween!

  5. Love all the glitz and glimmer :)

  6. Nancy,
    Wow, very pretty and elegant card - love the steam!!!

  7. Love this!! All the embossing and the gold makes for such a gorgeous, elegant card :)

  8. Awesome inspired card, Nancy! Love all of the gold and your bling steam really takes this over the top! So good to see your lovely work, sweet friend! :)

  9. Your card is so pretty. You picked my favorite inspiration picture. I wanted to do that one, but just couldn't come up with anything for it. You, on the other hand really took the picture and ran with it. I love how you gold embossed the cup and the background.

  10. so stunning nancy.the gold i really classy and i love your design :D

    xx coops xx

  11. This is awesome. I love the background on this. The bling for the steam is so creative. Fun card to invite a girlfriend to coffee. Hope you are having a terrific weekend! Miss you
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}


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