Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A crafty time with Love on my mind

With flood waters surrounding me in my neighboring towns here in Queensland, Australia there is sadly not much I can do but be thankful that I and my family are safe, high and dry.  Fuel and food restrictions are now in place and things like fresh fruit and vegetables and perishables are starting to run out as the highway is closed.  With conserving our fuel I have been at home crafting and watching the devastating news unfold on the TV. 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have lost their lives, homes and business and or been effected in this horrible natural disaster.  I believe and I hope that after the rain and waters have subsided that the true nature of the “Aussie” will show through and we will all battle on, lending each mate a hand.   We will rebuild and we will survive this.

This is how I have been amusing my time in front of the TV.  I am not sure if I should save this for another Wedding Card, use it for a Valentines card or keep it in my stash for a Birthday Card! lol Love a multi use!

Challenges I am entering:
 Craft Your Passion - #40 Lets tie one on (Use ribbon, lace or anything you can tie on) (Mondays)
Cupcake Craft Challenges - #Cupcake 124 - Something new - I am using my new corrugated papers (the black and the white) that I got for Christmas (Mondays)
Incy Wincy Designs - #76 Go Dotty - I have used a white 'dot' embossed paper and on one side I have sponged black ink over to highlight and I have used silver dotted paper for the balloons. (Mondays)
Lexi's Creations - #31 Say it with Love - (Mondays)
Ooh La La Creations - OLLCB #71 Bling it on! - I have used two blings on the birds and glitter papper butterflies and I have silver spotted balloon paper. (Mondays)
 Paper Playtime - CH#33 Black, Silver & White Only - I have used black, silver and white only ( Mondays)
Pollycraft Monday - #75 New Things - I am using my new corrugated papers (the black and the white) that I got for Christmas (Mondays)
 Top Tip Tuesday -  #17 Anything Goes (Tuesdays)
Scrapbook Sisters - #17 Anything Goes - (Wednesdays)
Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings - It is a Love Card (Wednesdays)
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog - #30 Something New - It is a Love Card (Fortnightly Wednesdays)
The Pixie Cottage -  #51 Sketch and or Use Punches - The swirl border and butterflies are punches. (Wednesdays)
365 Cards  - Day 316 Pure Elegance - Elegance to me is black and white with clean and simple and crispness.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - #1 Happy Birthday - Can be used for a Birthday card. (Thursdays)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - New Goodies / Techniques - I am using my new corrugated papers (the black and the white) that I got for Christmas (Thursdays)
Cute Card Thursday - #146 Out With the Old - I have used all old stash besides the new corrugated papers. (Thursdays)
Dutch Dare Challenges - DDCC#94 New Beginnings - It is a Love Card (Thursdays)
Paper Play Challenges - 11 Week One - Clean and Simple - The card is clean and simple (Thursdays)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - #16 New Beginnings - It is a Love Card (Saturdays)
Prairie Fairy Fridays -  #43New Beginnings - It is a Love Card (Fridays)
 Fun at fairy Knolls -  #32 All That Glitters - The butterflies are punched from glitter paper, the balloons are on silver spotted glitter paper and the birds both have a bling jewel on them (Fridays)
Paper Cutz Challenge - #73 Use metal - I used beading wire to make the strings on the balloons. (Fridays)
The Secret Crafter - #116 Tons of Texture - I have texture (Saturdays)
 One Stitch At A Time - #44 Love & Valentine - It is a love card ( Sundays)
 The Crafty Pad - #103 Happy Birthday - Could be used as a Birthday Card (Sundays)
Stamping Vacation -   Pick 3 - I used a white background, punch and glitter.
Craft Your Days Away - CYDA #11 Anything Goes (Fridays)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Blog Hop & Anything Goes (Thursdays)
 Simple Create - #34 I'm the Boss - Embossing - I have the embossed spot paper. (Fridays)
Speedy The Cats Friends Challenges - #37 Embossing - I have the embossed spot paper.   (Saturdays)
Rainbow Lady's - #134 It's all new to me - I am using my new corrugated papers (the black and the white) that I got for Christmas (Thursdays)
Tellen's Place - Punches - The swirl border and the glitter butterflies are punches. (Fridays)***EDIT* MADE TOP 3

Fair winds and following seas,
The Navy Wife

61 Treasured comments:

Faye said...

Hiya, Nice to see you at Cupcake again, thanks for playing this week. This is a gorgeous, striking card. x

Denise Clark said...

Wonderful card for the PICK 3 Challenge! I love the black and white. Terrific heart balloons! You're right...this card could be used for several occasions!

Thanks so much for playing along with the PICK 3 Challenge at Stamping Vacation! This earns you entry in the Feb 1st drawing!

The Crafty Den said...

What a stylish card. I love the colour scheme and different textures on your card. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello there. Your card is so beautiful, and I love the stylish look of the colour combination, just perfect. A beautiful border which highlights your design and I love the gorgeous little butterflies.
Thank you so much for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.

Lexi said...

Beautiful card:D Thanks for playing at LC...stay safe!

hugs Lexi xxx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

karen said...

Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

Miria said...

Hi, gorgeous card! Thank you for joining Lexi's Creations this week. Good luck, Miria

Katie said...

Sorry your country is going through this awful disaster.
A lovely elegant though, and yes good for lots of occasions.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OH hun I hope you & yr family are ok & stay strong!! sending you huge fellow teamie hugs xxx

As for your card gorgeous as always!

Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT & Craft Your Passion, this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the black/white combo and as you said ,, a multi use card !! :-)

I am so sorry they you are going through such a difficult time in Queensland ,, my thoughts are with you and your countrymen xx

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous card, love the colour combo and your use of those punches. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi xx

artish said...

the black lace - very ooh la la! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a beautiful card ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Nanda said...

Beautiful card! I like the black and white. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Doreen said...

Stunning card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA and Ooh La La.xxx

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card, great colouring and layout. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and fabulous texture, thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wow what a gorgeous card it's so elegant
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Sally said...

What a great card, thanks for joining us at Charismas birthday challenge.
Sally. x

Shelley said...

This is gorgeous hun, glad you and your family and safe and hope things improve over there soon. Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

cheryl said...

this is really beautiful fab colur combo on this,
bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Janis Lewis said...

Very, very beautiful. Love the tree! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Deb said...

wow, gorgeous creation and so fabulous in black and white, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week

Glenda Atkins said...

Your card is very beautiful and I am a great fan of butterflies, love yours. Hope all is well in Queensland, take care. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this fortnight!

Sadilla said...

Lovely and smart card, very original, and great colour combo! =)
Thanks for joining us at The pIxie Cottage

Leanne said...

Wow great card!

This would be a fantastic entry into the Top Tip Tuesday 'Anything Goes' Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Leanne xx

Dazie said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining Craft your days away this fortnight!

Terry Oulboub said...

Your card really is beautiful and can be used for so many different occasions. I love the black and white and how wonderfully creative you are to incorporate the swirls with the trees and border; not to mention those groovy hearts. I'm glad you and your family are safe from the floods and so sorry so many have been affected by it. Do take care. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place! :~)

Agnieszka M said...

Your card is very elegant! I love it!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

Céline said...

fab card, black and white is always a success.
thanks for playing at Paperplay this week.

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

This is stunning, and I do hope the flood situation improces soon!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen's Place :D

Brandi said...

Lovely card! :) Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll! Smiles ~ Brandi

Unknown said...

A lovely card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

maxine said...

A lovely card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad x

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card!
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Leah l'Orange said...

cute card - love the elegant black and white, and that tree is fantastic! thanks so much for playing with the Charisma Gals this week! xo

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A stunning card made amid such tragedy. That punched border is gorgeous. I hope you and yours stay safe. Thankyou for sharing it at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Anette said...

Thank you for entering your very pretty card into the DDCC-challenge.

Glenda said...

Very elegant! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

Anonymous said...

Elegant and striking colour combo.Lots of great details.Stay safe.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful card, I love the black & white look. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Glad you are safe and well, we have seen this unfold on TV. Elaine

Mel X said...


Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Carol Ann said...

lovely card a great look with the black and silver. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Joynana said...

Lovely choice of colors. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Georgiana said...

What a beautiful card. I sure do love that is multi-use. Thinking of you in Australia and hope all dries out soon. Thanks for joining Paper Playtime this week.

I just bacame a follower, so please come visit when you get a chance.


Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Berry said...

A very striking creation, fab monotone work! Thanks for sharing at the creative cottage, OSAAT and crafty sentiments hugs Rebekah xx

Cor* said...

Definitely a sad thing that is happening & I'm glad you and your family are safe! Scary things, these natural disasters! Makes you thankful for every moment! A wonderful wedding card. love the colors! Thanks so much for participating in our PICK 3 Challenge over at SV. You now have an entry towards the $25.00 gift certificate from Stamps of Life!!

Teri said...

Lovely card hun, very versatile.
Thank you for playing at TCPF this time, and good luck!
Teri x

Wendi said...

A lovely card love the monochrome look
I hope things start getting better out there for you all
Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week

Carol Ann said...

Great card. Very glad that you and your family are safe from those terrible floods. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Jenni said...

Beautifully simple design making great use of the striking image. I share your hopes and prayers for those suffering the effects of the recent weather. Thanks so much for joining in with this month’s challenge at Crafty Calendar.
Jenni x

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful and such a pretty color combo!!!!!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Fun card! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT! :)

Pam said...

You definitely captured elegance in this card - thanks for sharing at 365 Cards!

Unknown said...

wonderful job, thanks for playing along with SC!!!

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