Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last Card for Isabella

Sadly, today is the last challenge for Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge Blog.  Isabella has some family health issues that have prevented her from drawing lately.  As her family is and should be her first priority, she has decided to suspend the design team after this challenge and shut down the challenge blog.  She will however, be keeping her store open so I hope you will support her by picking up some of her wonderful images and using them in other challenges.

I feel honoured to have been selected by Isabella to be on this design team and thank her from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to expand my creativity.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Isabella and her family.

I also feel honoured to have been in the company of the talented ladies who served with me on the design team and thank them for all they have given to me over the past few months.  We have become online friends and will stay such, I am sure.

Our last challenge to you is to create a card with flowers you have made yourself.  They can be punched, fabric, crochet, or whatever you can dream up.  You must use one of Isabella's images on your project but there are so many to choose from in her store that you shouldn't have any trouble finding something suitable.  Just because this is the last challenge, please don't let that stop you from showing us your creativity.  You stand a chance to win two images of your choice from Isabella's store.  Don't forget to check the work of the other team members and be prepared to be inspired in a big way.

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

A Pocket Full of Posies - Winged Things (must include flowers)
Craft Your Day Away - With Wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Res Q Challenge - Do something that makes you happy (I love to crochet)
Charisma Cardz - Die Cuts
Stampin B's Design Team - Die Cut, Circle & Flower
Creatalicious - Vintage

Image:  Fresh Flowers (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Card Stock:  Pink & Green (Recollections), Dark Rose (Bazzill), Cream for Card Blank ( Local Printer)
Paper:  Anna Griffen
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Pearl Brad (Gartner), Lace (Bridal Supply Store), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Chalk (Mungyo), #3 Crochet Thread (J. P. Coats), Flourishes .svg file cut with Cricut, Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


  1. Cec, this is gorgeous. Love the lace and crochet flower with this image and dp.Perfect! I am so sorry about Isabella's problems and will miss this challenge site. It is one of my favorites and I look forward to it every week. I wi

  2. Hello Cec. Such a pretty card, with lots of lovely detail and great design.
    Sorry to hear about Isabella, but quite rightly she must concentrate on her family as a priority. I wish her well and send her love.
    Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. another beauty! your cards are always so feminine and elegant!
    glad we're still together over on Phindy's (-:

  4. So beautiful!!! Isabella will be missed. Glad you joined the Stampin B's this week with your gorgeous creation.

  5. I know you'll still be around although Isabella's Challenge is suspended. It makes me real happy that I won't miss your wonderful creations and lovely personality!
    Big Hugs

  6. Oh my.....did you make your flowers?
    This card is wonderful, I love the crochet flowers an the image is colored perfectly.

  7. Gorgeousness, Cec!!! So sad to hear about the end of the challenge blog...but totally understandable.

  8. This is so gorgeous. I love the DP and the color palette - so pretty and feminine! And you crocheted that flower? I don't crochet, but have been thinking about giving it a try, just so I can have a collection of these beauties! Yours is just lovely!

    I'm so happy to have been on Isabella's DT with you. You are on my reader so I will continue to enjoy seeing your wonderful creations and will be stopping by frequently!


  9. Cec this is gorgeous! Love the colours and DP you've used and your flowers are superb! Just beautiful. I'll be checking you out on a regular basis too! Viv xx

  10. Beautiful Cec! That crochet flower is so scrummy! It has been great working beside you these last few months and I shall keep popping back to see what you've been up to.
    Peri x

  11. What a gorgeous card, love the soft colours and textures. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

  12. so lovely! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge, good luck!

  13. Hi
    wow this is gorgeous work thanks for playing at Creatalicious.
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  14. Beautiful! Sorry to hear about the CB..
    Thank you for playing with us over at PFOP and Good luck! X


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