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Friday, August 2, 2013

Cardz TV's "Sew Much Fun" Linky Party #1

Hello my crafty friends~~ TGIF and Happy August to you!
Today is the first day back for the Cardz TV Design Team from our Summer vacation and with us we bring some new & fun challenges, linky parties, and a new name! We have divided our large Cardz TV Design Team into 2 smaller teams, and our new names are: Cardz TV Challenge Go-To Galz, and Cardz TV Linky Party Go-To Galz!

 Every other week, both teams will rotate on Cardz TV and you will have a chance to enter our challenge or link up to our linky party! I, as well as my DT sisters are extremely excited about this new format and we hope you will come and play along! As always, we will use random.org to pick a winner for each linky party for some awesome Cardz TV Stamps and lots of other fun prizes!
Each team has picked out their themes for the upcoming linky parties and challenges so you do not want to miss out! Lots of fun ahead!!

So Linky Party #1's challenge is:
 “Sew Much Fun” --->  Create a card, layout or craft using real or faux stitching.
You have until 12:00PM EST, Thursday, August 15th to link up your creation! You do not need to use Cardz TV Stamps to enter but if you have them, we sure would love to see them! The link up winner, picked by random.org, will receive a set of Cardz TV Stamps!
So here is what I made for this linky party:

My card base is some black Bazzill CS and sized at 5x5". My patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Honky Tonk line. Now for my cute image. Isn't she darling???? I fell in love with her! I named her too hehe, meet Miranda, the Vintage Seamstress. She's a sweet digital stamp from The Paper Shelter. I just love how this image paired up perfectly with Cardz TV's "Sew Much Fun" stamp set. I stamped the sentiment, "Sew glad we're friends!" in some vineyard berry ink by CTMH directly onto the image. I love how it brings out the burgundy color in the image. I actually cheated this time around as I did not color in this image. I actually used the colored image that came with the digital color-in version. I loved how the colored version looked so much that I had to go with it. I inked around the image and patterned papers using some vintage photo distress ink and I layered the image onto some black CS. Before I adhered the image down, I added some black & white ribbon down the seam and made a cute bow to add to the front of the image. I added some rock candy stickles to her earring, the sewing thread, music notes and the green tablecloth and then added a few enamel dots up in the corner. Here is a peek at the inside of the card and the stamp set.

I carried the ribbon and patterned papers over along with some more enamel dots. I used two more sentiments from the "Sew Much Fun" stamp set, "You're sew sweet!" and "Sew, what's new?". I just love how this card turned out and it's going to a very special friend.

The awesome Cardz TV Linky Party Go-To Galz have done an amazing job on this link up, and have truly given us some fantastic inspiration! Be sure to stop on by each of their blogs, become a follower, and leave them some comment love! I hope you decide to link up to our FIRST linky party!!!

Well my friends that my card for ya. Stay tuned as I will have a 2nd post coming your way very soon~ Thanks for stopping by and until next time..... Enjoy life's blessings~

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"


  1. LOVE card. Very, very cute. TFS.
    Your friend will love it.

  2. Oh Jo this card is stinkin cute. I LOVE Miranda. Great job my friend TFS

  3. Jo, this is fabulous. I love that image. You did it justice. Great sentiment, too.

  4. Jo this is so adorable! Seriously, like on the my most favorite cards of all times that I have seen you make!! This is so CUTE!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

  5. I LOVE this image! She is too cute! Absolutely adorable! Hugs!

  6. This is so fabulous, Jo!! Miranda is adorable!! I love the vintage image!! Awesome card my friend!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Okay... I never, ever like vintage...BUT seriously I am pretty sure I am going to need to run out and get some of this paper so I can steal this idea from you-- soooo in love with it :)

  8. I just love this card, I agree she is so cute Jo,

  9. Oh I love this vintage image!!!! I love the way you show cased this images too Jo!! The stamped sentiments goes so perfectly with this cute little vintage girl! I need to check out these vintage digis!!! Hugs!

  10. What a darling card, Jo! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Wednesday challenge this week!

  11. This is just DARLING!! Love it!
    Have a wonderful day my creative friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  12. I'm loving this card! I've never seen that cartridge but it looks adorbs on this card! Been looking at your blog too. Love the design. Hope to have a "re-do" on mine soon. Will be anxious to hear what you think.

    Cardztv DT Sister

  13. Love that image.

  14. Sew lovin' this vintage image. Awesome job

  15. I so love your card Jo!!! That digi image is most fabulous!!! I've got to go check this sight out. I love the ribbon and those papers. And all of the added bling!! :)

  16. Perfect! I love everything about your card. just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing at TTCRD this week.


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