Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, MFTWSC10, Dizzy Rosette, and MORE!

Happy Sunday!  It is time for a Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!  This week we have a fun sketch.  Our sponsor is MFT Stamps, too!  Check out the link and find out how to play.   There is a MFT gift certificate up for grabs!  How cool is that?

I finally got my first Pure Innocence set!  WooHoo!  I decided on the Out on a Limb set because it not only had this adorable PI girly but also a tree and lots of sentiments!  I have two cards.  One for the sketch and one just because I wanted to play.

For my top card I am using the MFT PI Out on a Limb set and showcasing the PI girly.   I hardly have any people images.  I thought it was fun learning to color.   I tried to comply with the colors from CR84FN19  to use grays, blues, and aquas.   I  paper pieced her a dress in a coordinating print, but the color of the paper make her look a bit homey.  LOL!  I decided with these muted hues that she need a pop of color.  The color challenge mentions that the dominant colors need to be in these hues so I hope I am still safe with a splash of coral.

This card is one I made for the WSCMFT10 weekly MFT sketch challenge at the SCS MFT forum.   This card showcases the little tree and birdie that comes in the same PI set.  I also tried experimenting around with my dienamics dizzy border die.  I really love the delicate look this die has when it is just cut out.  However, the more I looked at it the more I thought it would look even more delicate as a medallion.  I had to play around with how this would best work.  I am thinking if I had the MFT rosette die cut that it would have been easier.   I do not have that  border die so I used my score pal instead. 

How I did it:  Dizzy Rosette is what I call it!   I cut a strip of paper that was about 6 inches long and 1.5 wide.  I scored at half inch marks down long side.  I then placed my dizzy border die namics across top and cut out.  I removed all excess scraps and used the prescored marks to fold my very delicate border.  I did this twice and placed on a 3/4" circle punch with glue.  I then mounted another circle for the top and pressed lightly.  I finished with a button that would cover the area, a flower punch, sentiment strip, and gold pearl.  I love how it looks and must try this again in different colors.  I just love the dainty finish.  Thought I would share!

I am playing in a few other blog challenges.
The Crafty Pad:  Buttons
Gingerloft:  Flowers
Let's Ink it Up:  Embossing
Opus Gluei:  Show us (dizzy rosette)
Paper Sundaes:  Keep it Simple
Catch the Bug:  Scallops
Ellephantastic:  Cute with a butterfly
Rainbow Lady's:  Best Friends
The Rubber Cafe:  FAV die cuts (both cards)
Daring Cardmakers:  Home Baked (handmade embellishment..dizzy rosette)!

Top Card

Stamps:  MFT Out on a Limb
Paper:  PTI smokey shadow, Flourishes classic ivory(coloring with copics), PTI ocean tide, MME Stella Rose Hattie collection.
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, ranger straw
Accessories: MFT dainty doily dienamics, pinking scissors, sponges, foam dimensionals, squares, glue dots, glue pen, stampendous glitter for her heart in hair and on dress, copics, nestabilities, spellbinders, circles, buttons, gold pearls, MS butterfly punch, sewing machine

Bottom card
Stamps:  Out on a Limb
Paper: PTI ripe avocado, black, vintage cream, Flourishes classic ivory for coloring with copics, Echo Park For the Record dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black,  PTI camomille
Accessories:  Spellbinders, nestabilities, lacey squares, corner rounder,  flower punch, word window punch, gold pearls, copics, die namics dizzy border, 3/4" circle punch, buttons, GRAND Calibur 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Such a fun card - lovely image. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  2. Betty these are FANTASTIC I just LOVE that cutie on the first one!!! Beautiful work hun!

  3. Love both cards, the rosette looks fab and the little girl image is beautifully coloured, fab sentiment. Thanks for playing along at

  4. Two beauties, Betty! Love your dizzy rosette - so lacy and delicate. It makes a wonderfully unique embellishment. Thanks for sharing how you did it!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!


  5. Both of these cards are gorgeous. I love, love, love your dizzy rosette. I'll have to try using a lace-ish paper next time. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it with us. AND thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  6. My gosh, both of your cards are beautiful! I love the little girl and I think the color you used makes the colors of the challenge POP.

    Your technique card is phenomenal. I love the colors, the embellies, and that rosette is GORGEOUS!

    Thank you so much for giving us the 411 on how to make the rosette with such a delicate look and thank you also for participating with us at Opus Gluei! Hope you come back for more challenges!

  7. Two great cards, Betty. Love how you made the medallion from the lacy die! Looks wonderful.

  8. Both are GORGEOUS Betty I love them!!

  9. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the flower. It is great. Thanks for playing with us at GingerLoft Challenges! :) Gale

  10. Hi Betty, I love both of your cards. The first one has such a darling image and your colored her just perfectly! The ribbon and button are so adorable too. I LOVE the medallion flower and the card design on your second card :) Thanks for sharing the directions. I am anxious to try this. There are so many wonderful new ways to make flowers now. I am so glad that crafters love to share and experiment!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "button" challenge. We have a new challenge each week. Hope to see you again next Sunday. XX

  11. Two adorable cards. Love the Dizzy Rosette it is so danity..I also like your new little images,
    Ditto on coloring images, I need to do more of that. Seems it takes time and I'm not to patient.
    Enjoy. Good luck on your challenges

  12. Two really sweet creations Betty!! LOVE the papers you've used on both!! Great coloring on your top image!! Very sweet!! TFS! HUGS

  13. Lovely cards and thanks for the info on how to make the flower/rosette

  14. Both of these cards are darling Betty! Love all the layers and mix of patterned papers!

  15. That little girl image is just as sweet as can be and I really love the designer papers and rosette on that second card. Both cards are so different from each other and so very beautiful. You are one talented lady!

  16. Such beautiful cards Betty! The first one is darling!!! The mix of papers in the second is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Way to use the challenge colors!

  17. I love them both, Betty, and am especially in awe of the lacey rosette you created! How clever! That would make a fabulous topper on a gift!

  18. I love both your cards, beautifully done! Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic

  19. Love the stitching great job:) Thanks for playing at Gingerloft;)

  20. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love those scallops!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for The Catch The Bug "Scallops" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps.
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  21. Two beautiful cards, especially love the dizzy rosette!!! As Barbara said in her comment, I too am so glad that crafters are happy to share ideas, techniques and tips with each other, we can all learn so much from each other. Thank you for sharing your cards with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, from Ali x

  22. Hi Betty, not sure I would call hot pink a neutral LOL! but I agree I love her dress in pink with that little rosebud! ADORABLE card! LOVE the background! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  23. Hi Betty, they are both really great cards. Thank you for playing along with us this month. Hugs x

  24. These are both fabulous, Betty! LOVE the sweet PI girl matted on the doily and your dizzy rosette is lovely! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

  25. Hi Betty, how are you.
    These are such fabulous cards. I love the colours, the stamping and the layouts.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  26. I really like the colours, patterned paper and layout you used for the card for our challenge. Your lacey flower is pretty too! Thanks for explaining how you created it, and for entering our embossing challenge.
    Sharon G.
    Let's Ink It Up

  27. What terrific cards.. I am loving your Dizzy Rosette.. What a great soft look it has.. Love your PI too.. So cute.

  28. Both cards are amazing Betty. I am so glad you had time to play along this week at CR84FN! :)

  29. Lovely cards Betty thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow lady's challenge. Elizabeth x

  30. Lovely card. thanks fo much for sharing Love Cynthia x

  31. Both of these cards are stunning! I love the little girl image on the first one, and how you stitched that little sentiment banner on it, and I love the doily accordian flower on the second one! Thanks for playing with CR84FN this week!

  32. SUPER cute Betty!! I just love how the outside and the inside of the card work so well together and the stitching is FABULOUS! Great image as well. Thanks so much for playing along at RAINBOW LADY'S Challenge this week:)

  33. love both these cards betty-the pi images are super sweet-I have a few so I will be able to make cards for my precious phoenix daisy!!

  34. Thanks for joining Let's Ink It Up's embossing challenge!

    Tammy xox

  35. What a wonderful card I love everything about it! Thanks for joining our Challenge this week over at Catch the Bug! Good luck hope to see you again very soon!

  36. My jaw dropped when I saw this beautiful rosette - so delicate and stunning! Perfect accent to your beautiful card!

  37. GORGEOUS!!! I love your paper choices & the fabulous stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  38. Betty~ Your cards are just amazing! Absolutely works of art! Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes!


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