Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spanish Inspiration

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is to create a vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project with LOTS OF LAYERS

I made this card for my daughter's 35th birthday last week - it makes me feel older just thinking about it.  When she was a teenager she was a synchronized swimmer and competed at the national level.  One year her music was Spanish and so her bathing suit and headpiece had to have a Spanish feel to them - lots of black, red and gold.  I saw this image on The Graphics Fairy and thought it would be a great starting point and with all the black, red and the fan I think the card has a Spanish feel to it.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Polka Dots
Clear It Out - Theme (Circles, Stash (Anything Goes)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Bingo (I used Die Cuts, Image, Flowers)
ABC Challenge - Birthday Cards
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Birthday
Forever Friends  - Birthdays

Image:  The Graphics Fairy
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Black (Recollections)
Paper:   All from My Stash
Tools & Embellishments:  Roses (Excelsior Crafts), Lace (Stash I got from My Mother-in-Law when we moved her into a nursing home 3 years ago ), Ribbon (Michaels), Venetian Motifs Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama)


  1. Cec, I bet she will love this! Funny how those years just keep slipping by.
    I especially love that gorgeous fan you created and the fonts in your sentiment.
    Have a wonderful weekend...hugs.

  2. Beautiful card Cec, love the fan and the touch of black lace is gorgeous ! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, it did make me chuckle ! Promise I'll try to not make your jaw drop again too soon, and let the bruises heal ! :-) Sue C x

  3. I love that Rose Image!! Your fan is the color palette!! Beautiful!!

  4. Fabulous, and I love the die!!
    Jackie DT memberds4j

  5. WOW this is beautiful! One of my fav's. Thank you for joining us on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

  6. This is beautiful Cec. The rose image, fan and die cut - everything matches perfectly on this stunning card!
    Amelia x

  7. This is a gorgeous card, lovely image and your fan is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  8. What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and that fan. WOW!

    Thank you for participating in the Birthday Card Challenge at ABC Challenges this week!

  9. This is simply fabulous!! I LOVE the lacy bits. Stunning!!
    Riette (Digistamps4Joy)

  10. Cec, I bet your Daughter loved this card,its very elegant and pretty. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month. Tracey xx

  11. What a beautiful card! Love the fan. Thanks for sharing at TTCRD!
    Your newest follower,

  12. What a special card! I love the fan you made. Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month and good luck.
    X - Natalie - X

  13. This is a beautiful card! I love the fan too! Thanks for sharing it with us for our Circle challenge at Clear it Out!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  14. Check out that fan with the ribbon for the wrist. You are too clever!

  15. Gorgeous card you made for your daughter, it really gives of a great spanish feeling! =)
    Thanks for joining us on Anything Goes at Lady Anne's challenges!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  16. Your card is amazing. I really love the Spanish flair. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs and our Polka-dot challenge.

    Tammy S.


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