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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #18 - A Hydrangea Bouquet


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What do ya know, another post for today! While blog hopping this morning, I came across Just Buggin' which is a challenge blog to use your cricut. This week's challenge is to use "Shadow" or "Blackout". I couldn't pass this one up and since the deadline is tonight at midnight, I had to get a move on! I decided to do up a floral bouquet for my grandmother. For the last few month's, I've been trying my best to mail her one of my cards every couple of weeks as she's in a nursing home and she's come to really look fwd to them. She just turned 91 in Dec and is doing very well. She still gets around but it's just hard for her to be on her own now. She has vertigo, so she loses her balance alot and she also has angina. So, I decided to enter the challenge with a card for Grandma. I think she'll love it as it has a nice spring feel to it and she loves her flowers.

For my card I used one of my favourite cartridges "A Walk In My Garden"
  • SHADOW - hydrangea at 4", 3", 2" (black CS)
  • BLACKOUT - hydrangea at 4", 3", 2" (green CS)
  • SHIFT - hydrangea at 4", 3", 2" (pink, purple and blue CS)

I sprayed my bouquet with shimmer paint (mixed with alcohol) and then I tied my bouquet together with ribbon! If you'd like to enter this week's challenge, hop on over to Just Buggin' before midnight with your creation!

11 comments:

Saxo Stamper said...

Hello Karen

Well, your Grandmother will be delighted with your card, it's just gorgeous. The colours are so vivid and it's beautifully done.
Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin and please come back soon.

With best wishes
Karen JB DT

Juls said...

this is just stunning

Lynne said...

this is so pretty! I like the colors you chose for the flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Just Buggin Challenges! Don't forget to come back every week and play along!
Lynne JB DT

Kandi Phillips said...

These are beautiful! I'm sure your grandmother will love them, and I'm so looking forward to spring too! Great job with this challenge and thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

Kandi *JB DT*

Lori (THCEO) said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin!

Lori C.
JB DT

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Truly a beautiful card, I love the hydrangeas, gorgeous.

Robin R
Just Buggin' design team

Danni said...

Wow, you are making some awesome cricut creations!! This is beautiful!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my goodness! this is absolutely gorgeous! gorgeous!

hugs,

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love, Love, Love this! Great job! This is absolutely beautiful!
Stephanie H *JB DT*

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

I really like how you did the flowers. The card looks great! Thanks for joining us at Just Buggin.

Kelli said...

Way to go karen! Nice card!!!