Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm on My Time Made Easy's Pretty Patterns Design Team!

I'm happy to announce that I just accepted my first position on a sketch design team called "Pretty Patterns" by "My Time Made Easy".  I'll be designing cards using their weekly sketches .  I made the following card for this past week's sketch but since I was barely informed that I made the team this afternoon they recommended that I hold on to my card for the announcement of their new team members today.  So without further adieu, here's my most recent card:

 (as always, click to enlarge)

Here's the sketch I used: 


I turned the pattern on it's side and used it that way.  
  Some close ups:
 Hand-dyed seam binding (which I bought on Etsy) for the bow with Webster's Pages sparklers in the center.  Here is a tutorial on how to hand dye seam binding with copics on Sharon's blog: Paperfections.  I haven't tried it yet but I hope to soon... But first I need to get the various ink refills in colors I want.


The "bling" is Michael's brand called Recollections.  They had a 40% off sale and I stocked up on my favorites!  The flowers are by prima and are hydrangias.  The center is a brad I had in my stash.


More close-ups.  The paper is Melissa Francis.


Thank you for stopping by!  I truly appreciate your visit!  Feel free to leave a message - I know you want to!  LOL!  Well, at least I want you to! 

This card also qualifies for the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - inspirational picture, 
Prairie Fairy - Spring
CropStop Challenge Blog - lace
Sew Many Challenges - Spring Fling

33 comments:

Vicki said...

Breathtaking! This is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Lynn's Place said...

I just love the Magnolias and this card is adorable ...tfs

Rosie said...

Ooooh Congrats on your new DT position with MTME! I love their stuff!! Your card is gorgeous and your coloring is amazing! I love the seam binding....it's perfect! Thank you for joining our lace challenge at CropStop. I hope to see you entering future challenges. Hugs, Rosemary

Monique said...

Congratulations and Welcome to the team Nancy... What a cute card full of fresh colors and pretty papers,..Your coloring is just amazing... Great work!!:)

~Michelle~ said...

lovely lace! Thanks for entering the CropStop Challenge!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Wow! This card is stunning. I love the swirl and the pretty flower and shabby bow! I'm so glad you joined us in the Shabby Tea Room this week!

Cindy2 said...

I think I'm going to have to stock up on seam binding, I love the way this looks on a card. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the MSL 'ribbon' challenge. C2

BARB SCHRAM said...

Congratulations Nancy! I LOVE your card, just precious! Every detail is amazing!

Linda said...

Congrats on your new Dt position and your card is loveley!!!!

Suzi said...

Congratulation on your new DT posts Nancy. Beautiful card.
Hugs
Suzi x

Iulia said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy! No wonder you won your DT spot with MTME. Congrats, your cards are so beautiful!
Love your amazing coloring and the colors are so bright and happy!
I just love it!
Hugs, Iulia
PS. We would be happy to hear news about pregnancies too;))

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Nancy. Congrats on DT gig. Love your card . Especially the gem swirls and that bow . very stylish. Thank you for sharing and linking to Michelle's Make it Monday .

Kelly Neis said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful card for the occasion. I love seam binding too the bows turn out so flirty.

Peggie said...

Pretty card. Love the soft colors. The bow is beautiful.

Rene said...

Super pretty! Maybe you can help me since you are now a DT member at mytimemadeeasy! I created an account there last week or so and still can't log on :(
I wanted to participate in some challenges because it's an awesome site (CONGRATS to you!!!!) but can't log on. I'm quite sure it's on my part not theirs!
Congrats on your new position and great card!
Rene :D

Shanna Shands said...

She is beauitful. I really like the card and the colors!

Card Crazy said...

This is just so sweet. Love Pretty in Pink!
Sue S.

LINDA W. said...

Congrats on your DT'S...you will
be great.Beautiful card love your color choices and coloring.
hugs from Texas....Linda

Sharon Caudle said...

A big congrats on making your first DT, Nancy! Your card is beauitul! Love the pretty papers ad that ribbon is so yummy! Beautiful!
hugs, Sharon

Deb said...

Congrats!! Really pretty card...great way to start! Hugs

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Nancy! Congratulations are in order!! Your card is beautiful and I look forward to following you in your new DT position. I love the seam binding ribbon - just love it. Very nice card Nancy and again congratulations!
Sandy Dehon

Candy said...

Hi Nancy,
CONGRATULATIONS on making the Design Team!!!!!
What a gorgeous card you have made.
I just love the beautiful papers, ribbon, lace, pearls and bling.
This is the first time I have see the
'sparklers' - LOVE it!
Tilda is absolutely wonderful :o)
Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and beautiful Tilda card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to continue having your support :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

CONGRATS NANCY! How wonderful to be on the first DT with MTME! Your card is beautiful!
Hugs, Cami

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Adorable card, love the glitters on the card. Bye Mascha

Kathryn B said...

Love your card Nancy! Magnolia's are some of my favorite imanges to color and yours is colored to perfection! Welcome tho the team!

Dionne said...

Wow, this is so super cute, I love all the bling.
Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Sue Lelli said...

Congrats, Nancy on being on the sketch design team! How exciting! Pretty card! LOVE the seam binding and that flower!

Suzi said...

Hi Nancy, I wanted to come back and Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week with your beautiful card. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!
Hugs
Cordine

Shirley said...

She is just too too cute and feminine too! Very pretty!

paola said...

Well done on making the dt, your card is positively delightful, great coloring and sublime details, thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious
smiles
Paola

LindaC said...

What a pretty card. I really like the paper you chose to use. The flower and bow are just perfect with the bling. Thanks for playing along with Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Linda