Thursday, September 22, 2011

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 9/22/11

                           ****The Feline Playful Thankful Blog Party is HERE****

   McMahon Five Designs released this gorgeous image called Sweet Baby Mine, I had to create with it!
  My creative Journey began with cross stitch, crochet and macrame, but it stepped up a notch when I had children. I began taking sewing classes- specifically smocking and sewing for children. I attended the Martha Pullen School in Huntsville and joined the Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA) and attended quite a few of the SAGA National Conventions where I learned smocking, embroidery and needlework from teachers from all over the world.  I hope one day my grandchildren will wear a Christening Gown like the one shown above that I make by hand (or machine)!
  I made my card with Basic Grey Capella paper and a very light touch of Copic markers. I used the Top Note Die from SU and the oval shape Nestability for my card with SU cardstock. Sewing outlines around the Basic Grey paper in a Zig Zag stitch and the Prima lace to the Die adds a touch of dimension.  I had to crimp the DSP on the Top Die layer to enter the Gingersnaps Challenge.  The ribbon is wire edged and I added a button center for bling-and for the Bloggers Challenge to use buttons this week. The sentiment is free with the image. I added a touch of brown ink to the edges of all of the background panels as well. 

Challenges:
Gingersnaps - Use your crimper
Sentimental Sundays- Monochromatic
Digistamps 4 Joy- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps-Use a die or a punch
Anything Goes Challenge- Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday- 'People' and a digi
Scrap Creations Going Grey- Anything Goes
My time to Craft- L is for.....Little One, Lace, lines (embossed with crimper)
Critter Challenge- recipe: 1 image, use 2 different pattern papers, use 3 embellishments, and 1 sentiment
Hooked on Crafts- Ribbon and Lace 
Bloggers Challenge- button (button in center of bow) 


Add your link to join in the Bloggers Challenge- Use a Button Below.





Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

36 comments:

jimlynn said...

WOW! Shelly, this is lovely. The ribbon, stitching, design, image...everything!
Lynn

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Nice colors, design, and embellishments. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Shar said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

NancyD said...

Love your card and the vintage feel.

Terry said...

Shelly, this is so sweet! Love that little image and the use of stitching is a nice touch. Great colors, quite like what I used today for a post on Sunday! Beautiful card and I do love that perfectly tied bow and the button.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love your vintage looking card, really great colors! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a sweet image for a Christening card - love how your stacked your nesties!

Karli said...

it's been way too long since I've had a chance to visit :( Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all the elements together. Hugs~

MaxineD said...

Shelly this is fabulous - I never got the freebie sentiment with this image, and you have used yours to great effect.
My creative journey is not unlike yours, but I majored on embroidery rather than smocking, although I have done it, and have now veered into lace making as well as paper crafts.!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sharon said...

Shelly this is just gorgeous!! Love the vintage feel and how you have used your crinkle machine!

Charlene said...

Shelly this card is stunning! The colors you used compliment that vintage image fabulously. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Anything Goes, with a bonus Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Kelly said...

Shelly this is such a lovely card you have made. I love that image you have used too!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

Christine said...

What a beautiful card.

Basement Stamper said...

your button is beautiful and this card is just precious. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Chrissy D said...

Shelly, this is GORGEOUS! Love those colors, the bow, the buttons- WOW!!!! Wonderful work with the Bloggers Challenge!

judyjstamper said...

absolutely stunning. the colors and details are so pretty. I hope one day you will be able to make a gown for your grandchildren!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! That stitching adds so much.

Jingle said...

This s SO pretty!

JP Card Crazy said...

Wow you sure covered a lot of blogs!! Love this image and the colors you used and the button is the perfect touch!!

Cheryl said...

gorgoues card just love the colors on this,beautiful image too
bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxx

Marlene said...

Wowza....this is one gorgeous card, Shelly. I'm impressed. (And I don't say that unless I really mean it.)

And to answer your question - no - I hate camping. Ha ha.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh my, Shelly! What an amazing card! The button is a perfect accent! In fact, all of the details are just lovely! :D

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wonderful card with the vintage colors and image! I love the sweet image! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch this week and good luck!
Hugs,
Georgia

Deb (dcorder) said...

Beautifully elegant! I love monotone color cards. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i soooooooo envy anyone who can sew. i can hand sew, but don't even get me near a machine! they hate me!

gorgeous card!

so? are we liking this cool weather????

hugs :)

Laura said...

HEY shelly, This card is gorgeous. I love the colors,layout an all around beautiful card.TFS

Ida said...

So pretty and what a wonderful vintage feel. Wow you are talented if you are able to do smocking and such. I can't sew with diddly squat.

My apologies for the late commenting. I have been ill this past week.
Thanks for joining the BC Button Challenge.

Shirley said...

How totally beautiful, Shelly! So lovely vintage!

2amscrapper said...

beautiful image and card. how wonderful you included Gingersnap Creations!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your card, great image.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Karen said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sunday's:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Alexa said...

Great card and great crimping! Thanks for joining in the fun at Gingersnap Creations!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

simply stunning! Wow! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

lisa

Britta Swiderski said...

I just love how your nesties layers really make your image pop right off the card. Cute! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful vintage creation.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous project thank you so much for joining us at Anything goes this challenge
Hugs
Tamara