5/20/2011

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Card Creations 9 Blog Hop

Happy Friday and welcome to the Paper Crafts Card Creations 9 Blog Hop! I am glad you are stopping by! Today you will find inspiration on the blogs of 9 Designers sharing cards that are inspired by this wonderful cover:



And while hopping along, you have the chance to win this amazing magazine! Just leave a comment on every blog on your way! Now, before showing my card I would like to tell you a bit about my experience working on this issue. I have to say that this kind of submission call is my favorite! I love to sit down and just play with all my supplies without a lot of limits. I sketched many ideas into my idea book and just enjoyed creating one after the other. I made about 30 cards which was a record for me! I was a bit strung up while waiting for an acceptance email (because I made soo many cards) and when I opened my email account and saw that list of 16 accepted cards I ran to my husband (who was lying in his bed almost asleep) screaming and squealing and hopping and dancing happily. Unbelievable for me. So cool. Ok, but now let's get to my card, shall we? Here it is:



For my card I wanted to include something from each of those fabulous cover cards and use the colors of the cover itself. The "sketch" and the flower are inspired by Windy's card, the flag with the sentiment is inspired by Carolyn's card and that sentiment with the red rhinestone is inspired by Kelley's card. Somehow I wasn't able to work the green/blue of the cover into my creation, so I just used it for my setup :) Because I didn't own that gorgeous Prima Flower Windy used, I created my own. I just layered some die-cut tissue flowers, some tulle and some red velvet flowers and voilà. Not THAT gorgeous, but it worked. Red feathers would have been perfect! Here's another shot:


I can't wait to see what the other designers created for today, can you? Be sure to hop on and to stop by the Paper Crafts Connection blog for even more fun and a fabulous prize!

Here is today's blog hop list:


And don't forget to leave a comment on this post before midnight (MDT) on Sunday, 22 May. A winner will be selected randomly shortly afterwards. Good luck to you and happy hopping!!!

Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day

Hugs,
Vanessa x

158 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

Wow! Love that flower! Beautiful card!

paperella said...

What a beautiful creation, Vanessa! And... 16 cards???? Holly molly, that's amazing, so happy for you!

Donna B. said...

Love that big red flower on the blue and the white stitching pulls it all together. Nice!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Vanessa. Love the bold and bright look of it. Thanks for giving a chance to win this great magazine. Congratulations on your success...so well deserved.

Manasa said...

wow...the flower is sooo beautiful....!

mommyabbytommy said...

I love that big red flower!!

Ellie A. said...

WOW that is beyond AMAZING.. I have been blessed to get happy mail but its usually just 1 card. If I were to see more then 2 ever picked I think my family would find me on the floor next to the computer Ha. YOU ROCK!! Congrats and love this flower so pretty.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! Love that big flower, the bright red white and blue is perfect!

diana said...

Great card! Love the colours, they really 'pop'. ;-) TFS

Nicole said...

LOVE it!!! :)

Jenny McGee said...

Pretty blue and red, love the flower.

WDF said...

nice card

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

This is just gorgeous !!!! Love the rosette :)

Pippa67 said...

16 cards were accepted. Lucky you. That is so much. Love your red bold flower.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fabulous colors! So bold and vibrant!

Bernice said...

I like how you used what you had to make that flower. I think it turned out quite well!

GabrielaD said...

Beautiful card!!

~amy~ said...

love your wonderfully fun and dramatic card Vanessa!!!

Lindsay said...

LOVE this card Vanessa! The blue and red are always a winning color combo! 30?! That is awesome! The most I ever did was 22 and that was crazy! Way to get 16, awesome!

Chris said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Love it!.Crisp, rich colors. Amazing!

Elise said...

I love your card, it's so cute! I'm always trying to think of ways to use tulle (I have a ton left over from my wedding!). Thanks for sharing your card!

pegg said...

16 cards! Incredible!! Can't wait to check them all out in the issue!

Clever Creations said...

Awesome card. Love how bright it is...love your blog.

Ginny said...

Beautiful!! Love that zigzag stitching with the polka dot border. Great job on the flower also!

Debstamps said...

Congratulations Vanessa! Love your take on the cover colors incorporated into this design!

marianne-g said...

Love it!

Lillian Child said...

This is so very lovely, Vanessa!

Penne said...

Red being my favorite color... I love what you created today! TFS

SC said...

I would never have thought of using red over a dark blue background. It's really amazing.

scrapalajen said...

What a bold statement to make when you use red over a dark background!

judy said...

I love the tissue flower that you
created!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on getting so many cards into the magazine. It looks like a fabulous issue! And I'm loving the way you incorporated inspiration from each of the cover cards without overdoing it. Absolutely wonderful card!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

It was fun to hear about your work process for the submission -- 30 cards, I can't imagine ! Wish I was that productive.

Nancy said...

Congrats Vanessa, just picked up this issue and I was so pleased to see your work included! I always inspire me! Totally loving your bold red flower today, it's perfect on your fabulous background! Love how you used the magazine cover for inspiration!

Stamp4Joy said...

Wow! A striking, vibrant card. Just beautiful!

Barb Gallagher said...

I like the tissue paper flower -- such a rich color but whimsical soft layers.

Ashley M said...

16 cards?!?! Wow! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the issue!

Jen W. said...

That big, red flower is awesome and I especially love the touch of tulle! :)

Sue D said...

Fabulous! I like the colors and your pretty flower.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the blue and the bright red.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Vanessa, this is gorgeous!! Love the bold colors.

Melissa R. said...

I think your flower is gorgeous! I like the bold colors of your card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Fifi said...

Wow what an amazing flower

Rebecca said...

What a pretty card!!

Lynn Weber said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the big red flower w/the tulle & the bold colors-everything pops!!

Hafrún Ásta said...

Love the stitched look of the card
I'll leave my comment and try to win

Hafrun from Iceland

Joan said...

It's fun to see how you took that design and made it your own...so pretty!

sharon g said...

Your card would be especially wonderful for a July birthday!

Glenda J said...

Bright, bold and fabulous!

Geri said...

A huge contgratulations to you! Your work is amazing and inspiring! Thanks for sharing with us.

cheryl (clee') said...

It's perfect - so bold, and I love the blue solid center over the matching blue polka dotted frame.

gbinion said...

i love the deep rich colors of the blue and red! beautiful card!

and congrats on getting your card selected!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous-I want to rip that flower right off that card and stick it in my hair :)

Betty-Ann said...

red...mmmm!
I especially like the mesh and stitching touches!

Joanne said...

what a beautiful flower:)

Teepee said...

Great card and that flower is outstanding. I'm going to have to try making those. THanks for an opportunity to win that gorgeous magazine.

Sylvia said...

Hi Vanessa! I love your enthusiasm. I think the card is perfect, without the feathers! Love the color choices and the favet that you used elements from all three! Congrats on your cards being published, am glad it was a fun process!

Amanda M said...

beautiful card! I love the colors, and the tulle is perfect!

charli said...

lovely!

geezypeasey papercrafting said...

I always love red white and blue! Very pretty card.

Laraine R said...

Love the flower!! Love that you took elements from all the cards!!

silke said...

Really nice card, I love the flower!

NancyS said...

What a GREAT card, Vanessa! Your design and use of vibrant colors is wonderful, and the flower just wows. TFS.

Lolis said...

Love the flower, the colors that you used and the stiching!TFS

cindy said...

The colors are so bold, Vanessa. The red flower and the blue background make it a perfect patriotic card!

bzyPTmom said...

Love your card and especially the flower. I love to make 3D flowers--it's so cool how you can play with them and mold them to make 'em look just the way you want.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, this ROCKS!! I love how you drew inspiration from all three cover cards. :)

*Alison* said...

Oh my heavens.. so amazing.. YOu are one ROCKIN crafter.. I love this card, the colors are wonderful.. thanks so much for the chance to win.. :) HUGS

kimheggins said...

Love the big flower on your card, beautiful!

tape said...

Love the tulle!

Jeni said...

Nice card! I really like the large flower.

Agata said...

Wonderful flower! You did a great job on including all those ideas into just one card!

DonnaSue said...

Love the color combo and that shade of red for the flower!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so bright and bold! Love the textures and layers.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Fiorella said...

Nice color combo. The flower is so beautiful with that touch of tulle!

Cassie_lu said...

love that red popping off of the blue

Toni K said...

Awesome card! I would die if I had that many acceptance e-mails!!! :)

Anja said...

love the great big flower

Marie / Legojenta said...

Love the colors you used! TFS =)

Becky Dunham said...

congrats on having 16 cards in this fabulous new issue Vanessa! Love this card - so fun! That flower is amazing - love how you layered it! Thanks for the chance to win this issue - i definitely need it because unlike you, I am not good at coming up with my own sketches :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Sandi said...

Vanessa - awesome card and that flower is the bomb, great job on that!

Angela said...

WOW..... soooo eine tolle Farbkombi...
Bin total begeistert!!!
Lg Angela

Richelle said...

WHAT AN AMAZING COLOUR COMBINATION. TFS

Sarah B. said...

The red and blue is such a pretty combination! I love the lace too :)

Judith said...

Stunning card Vanessa.

Michelle said...

So, neat that 16 of your cards made it into the issue.

LaurieJ said...

Pretty card. So vibrant! Love the red flower that you created.

Scrapycandy said...

True blue, true red, just gorgeous! Love your other cards on your blog too. Thank you so much!

POSH said...

CONGRATS.....on your accomplishment...16 cards...wayyy to go!!!
Great card, luv the RED flower and tulle.

Kari said...

Great card! Hope I win the magazine ;)

MollyK. said...

Great flower.....I realize I can make bigger ones than I have been making and just use one on a card! Thanks for the inspiration....MollyK. at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

Kari said...

Great card!

gberry14 said...

Love the classy red flower! Fabulous card!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Smokin' inspiration!!! I love that you used all three for your card! The flower??? Outstanding!!!!

Lisa Lara said...

The effect of your flower is tremendous Venessa. I love how you incorporated a little of each cover card.

Judy1223 said...

Wow, 16 cards choen!! You go, girl! I LOVE this card...the blues and reds are stunning!

Cynthia B. said...

Way to be inspired by all THREE of the cards! So cool - love the flower you created, as well as the perfect stitched border. TFS!!

pamselinski said...

I really love this flower you made. I think it is a very patriotic looking card also.

Cynthia Rose said...

A beautiful card! It is great that you made your own flower - using what you have is the best!

Krystal said...

Wonderful card! Those colors are so vibrant. Lovely

Dana said...

Fab colors and elements, Vanessa!

marylouh said...

I like doing layering. Love the red.

Kelly G said...

Very pretty card!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Yowza! Love that posy! It reminds me of the paper poppies the VFW used to hand out on Memorial Day.

Linda said...

The netting is a great touch. Thanks for sharing!!!

Gina said...

That flower? AH-MAZING! Totally amazing! Beautiful, beautiful!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Fabulous colors! Love your card with it's bright flower.

Trinh said...

Gorgeous card, Vanessa!

Sandy said...

Actually - it IS that beautiful!

sherryl said...

A bold beauty !! you have captured the two bold colors and brought them to life by using them as the background and focal point, its fabulous.. The white strip with the sentiment is the perfect touch to break the card up a touch and have it noticed.

Tricia said...

Lovely card, Vanessa! your flower is beautiful!

lori said...

Beautiful! Love that red flower - itʻs so striking against that blue background. Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara said...

Love your card! The colors just "pop" and make it a real standout! Congrats on all your cards in the magazine!

Melissa said...

What a pretty card! Love the tulle layers and what a lovely color scheme. :) Congrats on having 16 cards published in the issue!!

Carol said...

That is a super fun card! I had red, white and blue decor in my room growing up so I love the combination!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Dawn said...

Amazing card Vanessa.... it's no wonder they picked up 16 of your cards for publication.... congrats

suzieq23 said...

WoW! Just love the big red flower. It really "makes" the card.

catnap said...

Love the simple drama of this card, and the detailing around the edge.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a beautiful flower--love the tulle!! Great card!

Laura Evangeline said...

The tulle is great!

ElfRenee said...

That's so beautiful! Very eye catching.

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sandie said...

Loving the tulle. I've been using a bit myself lately. Love the nice strong colours.
Luv Sandie

Elizabeth said...

Love the simplicity of this card:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Alison said...

I love the use of tulle! Very neat card!

The MadStamper said...

Great card!!! Love the colors and the big bold flower! :)

Lori Barnett said...

love your design! can't wait to see this issue!

Vickie said...

Love the red flower and the net tails you gave it a very light feel. TFS

Linda said...

First,congrats on having so many cards published-way to go!! And I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous card-simply the best!!

katemeri said...

Gorgeous card! I really like the polka dot border and the vibrant colors.

Kimberly S. said...

GORGEOUS flower!!! And love that tulle! GREAT job on your card!!

Paige Dolecki said...

Such a cheery card! Thanks for sharing!

Janice said...

Very dramatic! Congratulations on all your submissions!

Kathy said...

Love your red flower, but that bird card below is even better!! Of course, birds are my "thing"....and getting 16 cards accepted must be a record!! Congrats!!

Jessrose21 said...

Congratulations on having so many cards published! I like your combo of red and navy on this card.

Lynn said...

neat how you drew inspiration from all the cards and the cover colors.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the way you were inspired by the cover card- so pretty!

Connie said...

That is some flower! Very bold!

Amber L. said...

I love your flower!

ostrichs said...

My first card-crafters blog hop! So glad to have found your site.

Rachel said...

Congrats on getting 16 cards in! This one is pretty, too!

luvhymns said...

I didn't see the other flower but I can assure you that you're flower is outstanding especially on that blue background.

Isabel Z said...

I love the texture of your beautiful card.

Kelly S. said...

Congratulations, Vanessa! So excited for you! That flower IS so amazing, what a great idea to layer all of those materials to make your own!

Betty Sue said...

Lovely card. Love the red!

Ronnie said...

Wow,wow this is so beautiful! Love the flower and your color combo!

Jennybean said...

I love that red flower - congratulations on 16 cards!

Ladybug68 said...

Very pretty card!!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Beautiful! LOVE that red flower! :)

rush said...

nice touch of netting! wonderful card.

Leezer said...

Fantastic prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

Vinnie said...

I love all that redness! You made red and blue look so good together :)

mb said...

That card is beautiful! I did not notice the tulle at first but that little detail makes a big difference! Thanks again!

Krista said...

Gorgeous! I love it. Those colours just pop.

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

I like that you used what you had, put it all together and it came out fabbi.

Maria Matter said...

oh this is beautiful Vanessa!!! TFS!!

karahoward said...

An amazing flower - especially love the tulle.

Wendy said...

Congratulations for making all those cards and having so many accepted! This one is beautiful.

Noreen said...

Love the big red flower with the little matching red gem in the corner.