Saturday, November 29, 2014

Free is Good!


With this card, I'm playing along with the SOS#179 - "Free is Good" challenge. We're supposed to make a card with something we received for free. My free item is this beautiful MFP hydrangea stamp set that a sweet blogging friend (Nancy) gifted me with just for leaving a comment on her birthday! I colored it with a combination of Copics and Spectrum Noir blue markers, adding some glaze pen yellow accents to the centers of each bloom. I layered it with Island Indigo and Pool Party card, die cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. I put the sentiment inside because I thought it looked fine just the way it is.

I hope everyone's breathing a little easier today after a frenzied day of shopping. I stayed in and starting getting Christmas cards ready for mailing, which I find much more relaxing than shopping with the masses! Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

12 comments:

jimlynn said...

I didn't do any shopping at all yesterday - not in the stores and not online.......and it was nice! I do need to get my Christmas cards going though.
This is so pretty Carol and don't you just love those stitched rectangle dies. Love your beautiful flower and card.
Lynn

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and stitching,just gorgeous.xxx

Donna Hanley said...

This is a gorgeous card with your beautiful coloring and the stitched dies. I agree, I think it looks fine just the way it is. Some cards just need to have their focal point without a sentiment taking away from it. I did not leave the house till 9:30PM last night only to take Alli to the train station. I would not have gone to a store for anything. Have a good day.

Jean said...

I love this beautifully coloured hydrangea flower, and it looks great on the stitched rectangle mats.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Very pretty card, love the sweet stamp and the stitching around looks great!

MaryH said...

Only shopping I did, for Black Friday, was the JoAnn's blurb I had fwd'd along. Nothing I wanted badly enough to fight crowds & germs. Love this hydrangea, and your yellow centers with the darker blue radiating from the centers, is great shading. It looks very springish and of course I love those stitched dies. They are a wonderful look ( and especially so for an ole sewer! That's SEW-ER, not SEWER ya know!)Good for you on getting your cards all ready. I need to make a bunch of inserts, mailing labels (don't write addresses any more...fingers don't like it!). I know you, you'll be way ahead. I'm doing visit catchup tonight...so TFS & Big Hugs. Hope you had great weather today, and will have uh-gin tomorrow!

Brenda said...

Your card is just beautiful Carol! I love this flower stamp and have it myself, of course it is many of my NBUS stuff and I really need to get it out and use it. lol How nice of Nancy to gift it to you! Free is always good, Kindness is even better and always rewarded! Hugs, Brenda

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh Carol, your colouring is stunning! Love those beautiful leaves. And the stitched frames are perfect!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Now that was the perfect way to use "FREE". Just lovely!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A sweet and simple card. I like reading about your challenges and found myself wondering what I have for free. Then I remembered this glitter pack a neighbor gave me. EEK--no thanks, all that loose glitter. It looks so pretty in the package though.

Leslie Hanna said...

That stamp is gorgeous! What a score to get it for free! Your coloring is fabulous, too, and the die-cut blues are perfection. I might like this a little. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

PS: I don't shop after Thanksgiving. I'm allergic to it in general, and add the crowds? No, thank you.

JD/ Jill said...

So very pretty!