Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lisa's Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon #1

Another dear blogging friend of mine has started a challenge - Lisa over at The Craft's Meow has come up with an interesting challenge this week, with little twist. You have to "incorporate something laying around your work station or that you've been saving aside for a looooong time to use someday." I popped into my "disaster zone" and ended up leaving there clutching a little packet of Asian coin charms. I had planned to put them on a quilt, or a table runner, or.....can't remember if I even had a pattern in mind now - LOL!!!

These charms were a PERFECT embellishment for my brand new Anya Geisha - she arrived in the post today from The Stamp Spot Shop - what fabulous timing! The card was MEANT to be - LOL. I've used Circle Circus in a very Asian inspired way - Patti Lee does the most amazing things with this set and Asian themes and I thank her for inspiring me to use this set this way. The gold EP I've used has a very fine glitter in it which gives a fabulous sparkly finish. The sentiment is from SU's Artfully Asian (retired).

It was sooo great to be able to spend time stamping again after the week I've had - although I did have a lot of fun with some lovely ladies at my class on Thursday too...Unfortunately because I was out of touch for most of the week I have left this fairly late for Lisa's deadline this week (July 25th, 11.59pm Pacific Standard Time, or about 5pm Sunday for us Aussies!), but you can always check here to see what she's got in store for us from next Sunday Afternoon if you don't have time for this one!!!



Ramona Michaluk said...

Hey Debbie, this is gorgeous! Love the way you've used your 'disaster zone' items - the little girl is really cute and I love your layout. The colours are stunning - great card :-)

Merry said...

I agree the coins are just perfect finish for this wonderful card.

Kellie said...

Oh Deb this is stunning, your colouring is amazing as always and the whole thing is perfect, esp with the added charms! So glad your having some stamping fun hun xx.

Sharon said...

OK, I want to pinch this one :)along with those teddies in the hallway I am always threatening to take LOL.
Thanks for yesterday, without you and Jen I would never have made it and its sooo good to spend time together.
big huggles

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, dear me, what a lovely card this is!!! You know I love Anyas, but this is one of the few I don't have (yet)... which is strange since I have so many Asian pieces in my home thanks to my mom and the time we spent overseas. Funny thing, I was just looking through the new SU Catalog and thinking about how you love the Asian look and wondering if you would like the new stamps. Kindred spirits are we!

And I just ordered Circle Circus as my Consistency Counts set. I never thought to use it this way, so thanks for the tip!

Anyway, I love everything about this beauty... right down to the coins. Thank you so much for playing in my first challenge. It would not have been the same without you!

Love and hugs,

P.S. Have you seen the sneak peeks of the new Miss Anyas being released August 1. MUST HAVE!!!

Danielle said...

wow Debbie, this is a stunning card! Your Asian theme is just gorgeous and Anya Geisha is so perfect! Beautiful colouring and the gold embossing is wonderful!
Hugs, Danielle

suemon said...

Gorgeous Debbie, love everything about it, might have to invest in that stamp too lol.
Sue x

Marcia P said...

Love this Deb, will never look at Circle Circus the same! LOL!

:) Marcia P

Liam said...

Love this card. I think the embellishments are great. It just gives it a little asian touch. Glad to hear you have a little stamping time again. It is always nice to sit back and create.


Chat Noir said...

Hi Debbie,

love the colours, love the images and especially love the cirles... Once you've seen the Circus stamps like this, you can't imagine them any other way!!

Annette said...

Hi Debbie, love the colours you have used, what a fab idea with the Circus stamps, another beautiful card X:)

Precioso Designs said...

This card is beautiful Debbie. I love those coins and what you have done with circus circus and I love the anya cute!!!

I haven't got any anya's might have to check them out.

Have fun next weekend and can you look out for my middle sister Susannah and make sure she is having fun, she wont know as many people as Kristy.


Cheryl Joshua said...

This is gorgeous Debbie,love your Asian inspired card,you never cease to amaze me with your talent!!! BTW your colouring is superb!!

Dena said...

Wow Debbie, all these little Asian embellishment work perfectly for this card. You are oh so clever! I love coming to your blog for some truly unique inspiration!!! Hope you have a good one! Hugs, Dena

Lynda S said...

I too must join the "superb colouring' bandwagon!! Deb...she is magnificent. I love all the little features of this card, the wee ties holding the coins on...kinda like Chinese lanterns at festival time and the amazing colour scheme. Another Pamment card making milestone definitely. Awesome card Deb.

Tracey Feeger said...

Love it Debbie.
Wonderful job. Very japanese.

Kristine said...

BEAUTIFUL Debbie!! Love everything about this. I'm so glad you played along too! I HOPED I wasn't going to be the only one, LOL!! FEEL FREE to use the badge I made to help promote her challenges! (it's on my blog) :)

Sammi said...

Wow Debbie.
Totemo Kirei - means very beautiful!! not sure I spelt if exactly right though!
This is Stunning!

Emily said...

Gorgeous Debbie! I think the red, black and gold are so perfect for Asian cards. Your coins work so well on this layout too:))

Stamp and Smile said...

Fantastic work Debbie!! LOVE this card and so glad you joined in on Lisa's challenge!! She's such a sweetie like you... :) So details lost on this card!! :)

Bec said...

OMG.. What a stunner.. Love the colour combo.. and these stamps are just to cute.. Bec xxx