Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Where Have I Been? UGH!!!


HI ALL!!!
I'm so sorry to have been away so long. It's been a wild and crazy couple of weeks around here....with some sorrowful moments. I haven't had a minute of crafty time since around the 20th of May. I was in withdrawals then I couldn't find my mojo....it was gone for quite a while. I'm sorry to the challenge hostesses that I am tardy with. I am trying to make up for it all in one post...forgive me.

*The Crafters of Faith blog group challenge (should have been up the last day of May) was to create a card with the inspiration of "a basket full of flowers".
*The Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week is to use a touch of purple in your creation and the Twist is add baker's twine.
*The Crafty Gals blog group challenge today is to make a Summery/Vacation themed creation with patterned paper and 2 embellishments.

Here's what I created to encircle all three:
For the Crafters of Faith challenge I made a "pot" and filled it with flowers made with the Itty Bitty Punch pack punches from SU! I free hand cut my leaves. Then added some pearls to the purple flowers.
For the Twisted Tuesday challenge....just a few purple flowers with the same paper mat behind and some lucky limeade twine at the top.
For the Crafty Gals challenge....yes, this is Summery with the vibrant flowers but it is also Vacation-like to me. Why you say? I remember a trip we took to the Biltmore Home a few years ago. That place is so beautiful...the home itself is enormous and so detailed but being the garden lover that I am...the grounds were my favorite part. I remember large flower gardens with some of the most vibrant blooms you've ever seen. When I got my little pot together, it reminded me of those that I saw at Biltmore.
My purple flower and matted background are patterned paper and I used pearls and twine as my two embellishments.

I hope you like my first creation since my "hiatus"! :)
As you read this post and visit my blog today, I am in my crafty room getting inky. I'm on a roll! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Be sure and visit the sweeties in my blog groups. The Crafty Gals are listed in my right sidebar. The Crafters of Faith ladies are in my left sidebar. The link to Twisted Tuesdays is in my left sidebar at the top. We hope to see you there!!! :)

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

16 comments:

MiamiKel said...

What a beautiful card - love the colors! So bold and rich and a striking design. My purple card is on my blog if you can grab it up - sorry to be late, too! x0x0

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is awesome Melina~ you Aced all of the challenges (0=

Carolina Little said...

You did a GREAT job Melina!!! One card three challenges... GENIOUS!!!. So glad you are back!!! Blessings!!!

landofstamping said...

Way to double up! Or triple up, LOL. Love that pretty basket.

Athina said...

Beautiful card! Love the pot of flowers!

Liz Williams said...

I just love your red blossoms, Melina! Way to catch up by combining all those challenges into one gorgeous card!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful card - lovely flower basket. Hope you had a lovely vacation!!!

Patty Gorka said...

Such a lovely card, Melina! The punched flowers look woderful together and with just a touch of purple too!

So glad to see you back!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my its beautiful! and hats off to you for still getting these challenges done...I was so far behind I didn't even try to catch up! here's praying that life keeps a nice sweet even keel to it (-:

Barb said...

Great card--I love that you were able to put together one card for all three challenges--and you rocked it!

Thanks for setting up this wonderful group of ladies!

~Paola~ said...

woww..this is absolutly stunning Melina....so glad you're back and your mojio returned ♥
Love your layout...beautiful card indeed!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Melina, your card is so sweet!

Carol said...

This is awesome and it is so cool that you could combine the challenges. I'd say the ole mojo is alive and well! Blessings GF!

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful card, Melina! Love those sweet flowers! :)

Tracie said...

What a great card! Love the flowers!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and layout. Way to multitask.