Tuesday, 19 January 2010

CHALLENGE 43 PUNCH IT - CCC CHALLENGE Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Good morning everyone, can you believe its Tuesday again already. I have no idea where the weekend went again. January is once again flying by and im still sitting here rubbing my head as to what im meant to be doing!!! My Mojo has taken a vacation - again!!! why wasn't i invited???? and although im desperately trying to organize myself this year, and get ahead with my christmas preparations ( i heard you all sigh- but really, i cant go through another christmas like this year!!) i still havn't made one single christmas card!!! infact i havn't made a card in over a week. As much as im ashamed to admit it , I had to cheat a little this week for my CCC DT card and use a card that i made last week - shocking but true!

Our challenge this week is entitled "Punch it" you can interpret this which ever way you would like! I have used one of my favourite Martha Stewart Punches. Not my usual style, but im trying to get back to basics and use simpler lines.

Yet another new years resolution was to use up all the papers and embelishments that i have stored up for that "special occasion". Im sure you all know what i mean!!! trouble is that occasion never happens, and so i feel i should clear the paths, so i can buy myself new "special occasion" stash!

Now i have recently refound Facebook, and when my internet connection allows, ive been spending my spare hours chatting to my lovely blogging friends. Why havn't i got into this more before now i ask myself? just as well according to my husband as the housework has been somewhat neglected. Unfortunately i am suffering with bad internet connection something that intermitently burdens me. I had hardly any connection over the weekend or yesterday, and today is not much better. I have tried to load my CCC card for the last half an hour but it keeps saying "can't connect to blogger" consequently i am rambling on to you lovely people. Dont blame me blame blogger for the nonsence you are reading!!!

Right, lets have another try, here is my card for this weeks challenge.

Finally, after the hundredth attempt its uploaded the photo, i can leave you in peace now, will be back later in the week with some cards i made over a week ago! have a lovely day, look forward to visiting you all hugs Linda x


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This card is really beautiful Linda! Love the pearly shine on that paper and the embossing is so pretty. And that Martha punch is terrific. I like your new simple style!

Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog this week. They are much appreciated! Have a great day.


Rosemary said...

This card is totally gorgeous........

Annie said...

such a beautiful card and wonderful sentiment on this card Linda, and love the pearl finish and punched edge! Like you I am trying to get organised and use the stash .. .. but am constantly tempted by new stamps!
hugs, annie x

Paula said...

Good afternoon Linda this card is so elegant the colours look fabulous and such fantastic punch detail.
Paula xxxx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

a gorgeosu card and beautiful statement hugs xxx

Crystal said...

OOO I really love all your flowers and the vanilla color is terrific!! WOW this is gorgeous!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sweetheart, I love the sentiment on your card its gorgeous, and the card itself is stunning, I hope you wont forsake blogging altogether as I enjoy popping by now and again. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

CraftyC said...

This is so pretty Linda. I do hope your mojo returns soon. I'm still struggling with mine and it is most annoying. Enjoy the rest of the week on facebook Someone was trying to hack mine so I closed.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! So gorgeous and so stunning!! I just adore this!!

Jacque said...

Linda...you have plenty of mojo because this card is absolutely magnificent!!! It is just so elegant and stunning...Love it...Hope all is well..Big hugs for you...Jacque

Tasha said...

Beautiful card Linda, love the colours and details
love tasha xx

POPPET said...

I love this its simply stunning honey, the colours are perfect and that sentiment is great, big hugs Pops x x x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh Linda, this is SO beautifully elegant!!! WOW!!! It's just stunning. I very much admire people who create such elegant projects!!!!



nessy said...

stunning card linda ~so very delicate and stylish ~your mojo is very much about!!
hugs, vanessa xx
wish we lived near ~ could have some crafting mornings ~couldn`t we??

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

wow Linda what a stunning card. Very pretty & elegant.

Sorry if it looks like I'm ignoring you on face book, blooming thing keeps crashing, disapeearing my chat & just generally being a pain in the rear end!!

Sol said...

Love this card! Really elegant! Great colours. Lovely sentiment, and I absolutely love the embossing behind the sentiment! May I ask what template that is?..

Rleen said...

Hi Linda,
WOW! Amazing card! I love the embossed paper, the colors and the border punch is gorgeous! Fabulous job as always. TFS!
Have a great day!

Sonia said...

This is stunning Linda , so elegant and classy.
Hugs Sonia xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Linda this is so beautiful and your words are lovely!
kim x

Becky said...

Hi Linda!
Glad to see that you are well and creating such fantastic cards!!
I'm not on Facebook which is a shame...
Love Becky xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is just stunning - I love the embossed panel, it has such an elegant feel


Fabulous card Linda - love the soft spring colours and the beautiful flowers.
Sylvia xxx

Sharon said...

WOW! This is AMAZING Linda. I think your mojo came back when you weren't looking. It's good to 'go back to basics' now and again and you've made such an elegant creation through doing that.
Hope you're having a good week hunni.
Sharon xx

Maria Matter said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda!!!
Such a sweet sentiment too!!
Blessings, Maria

Helena said...

Long time no read! LOL!
I haven't crafted in a while as I have been needed at my mum's for some time.
We never did meet for a coffee- maybe this summer, huh?

If my partner mentioned the housework to me, I'd remind him where the dusters were kept and tell him to get dusting! LOL!

wandykj said...

Simple? I think not! This is a gorgeous card as always! Don't feel bad about your creativity going away for awhile, I think we've all been having that problem lately. After the holidays we are all just tired out so it's understandable that you're having the same problem, it'll come back full strength really soon, wait & see!

Talk to ya soon!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful and so elegant.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the colours and design.

Lisa Foster said...

WOW! This is absolutely beautiful! So elegant! I love it!

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Linda, soo elegant & what a lovely sentiment :o)


Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Linda this is Beautiful hun!! I hope you are doing well and hope your Christmas was very nice!!! Happy 2010 to you hun!!!

Mel said...

Wow beautiful classy card love the pearl finish and sentiment.
hugs Mel

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Linda...I just adore that new ms punch...haven't had chance to use mine yet!
My messages on facebook don't appear to be able to be sent...and they keep disappearing :(
Nice talking to you.
Carole x

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Linda...I just adore that new ms punch...haven't had chance to use mine yet!
My messages on facebook don't appear to be able to be sent...and they keep disappearing :(
Nice talking to you.
Carole x

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Linda - absolutely beautiful arrangement of punched flowers. Sorry i didn't comment earleir but I think it waasn't tehre when i first looked lol! So glad to be joining you on the CCC DT :-)
Pauline x

Shary said...

Hi Linda
wow such a pretty elegant card and the sentiment is lovely.

Rica said...

Hi Linda - I've arrived at last and I don't care what you think this card is just beautiful. Gorgeous elegant colours and superb embossing and punching together with that wonderful verse add up to perfection.
hugs Heather xx

Ila said...

Your card is Beautiful!..I love the colors, flowers and the Gorgeous embossing!!...my mojo has been on holidays too..lol...good thing I had some premade cards!!....Hugs, Ila

Mel said...

Hello Linda, your card is fab, love the sentiment. Hope you are ok ~ Mel x

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Linda and the colours are beautiful love those papers.The sentiment is so lovely.
Hugs Linda

Deb said...

beautiful card Linda, I love the embossing and the pretty flowers contrast perfectly!

Hope you are having a good week! hugs Debx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so beautiful Linda, I love the embossed detail in the background and the flowers and leaves. Have a good weekend

Steph said...

How gorgeous, Linda. I love the embossing and the shimmer!

Simone said...

Oh I just love this card , fabulous colours and great embossing and these punched flowers are just stunning!

Glitter Monkey said...

WOW What a really classy and lovely card!! I want to thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog. I am just dipping my toe back into blogging again now after a very hectic six months and you have never failed to put a smile on my face with your supportive remarks. Thanks again. Lol Lynn ♥

Donna said...

Hi Linda, incredibly elegant and stylish card, the flowers are so pretty and so is the punched border :) Donna x

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