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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Purple Tulip Bouquet - FSS Blog Hop

To all of you FSS Hoppers and My DT members, I am so sorry I couldn't be up and running in time for the hop. I have been without Power since Wednesday because of TWO tornadoes touching down within 3 miles of my house on two separate days. There was so much damage here in Schuylkill County that I'm really surprised that the power is back on in only three days. I am so grateful that my home and family had been spared and that no one was killed here in PA.

I am such an optimist and was certain we'd have the power back before post time. But, I'm also a procrastinator so my card wasn't made as of Wednesday when we lost power. When it still wasn't back by Friday evening, I literally cut out and made my card with a flashlight under my chin. So, you will not see the usual hand stitching that I always do.  I was ready to post it in the middle of the night if my lights came back on, but no luck.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet since the lights are flickering again.

My card was made using one of the fabulous Pre-colored images from Fred She Said. This image comes as a Digi or pre-colored in many different colors. I was so grateful that I had this image already printed out and didn't have to color anything with a flashlight. That would have been a nightmare. Besides, Tracey does such a fabulous job of digitally coloring her images that she has me spoiled.
The card was inspired by a sketch at Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog. My papers are all retired papers from Close to my Heart.

So, those of you that are just hopping now, hopefully you came from Darsie's blog. My word for you is It. Your next stop along the way will be Marlena' Blog.

If you just happened upon my blog, please start here with Tracey-Lynn's blog, and collect all the words along the way to win a prize.
Details on any of the other blogs. I need to post this quickly.


Other Challenges this card was made for:
Anything Goes - Bingo=Ribbon, Embossing, Pearls
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Add some Texture
My Time To Craft  Use a Die Cut
Ribbon Carousel - Spring Colors
Shopping Our Stash - Old Ribbon
2 Sisters - Anything Goes


Jaqi said...

Your card is really lovely, Nancy. Well done for crafting in the dark - that is real dedication for you. I hope your power supply is back to normal soon. My heart goes out to all the folks affected by these tornadoes.

Debbie W said...

This is a beautiful card. Goes to show you what you can do with the resources you have. I'm glad you and your family have been spared from teh damaging storms.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love your card. Fantastic flowers! Thanks for being part of the hop!

Cora said...

Thanks for showing this beautiful card. Tulips are my favorite flowers so I like this card a lot.

Poppy said...

Gorgeous colours, glad your powers back on.

Paige said...

Absolutely beautiful! thanks for joining us at Shopping Your Stash!

Donna said...

Lovely card Nancy, great image, layout and usage of the pearls.
Donna xx

Regena said...

Great card!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Wow you are a dedicated crafter to make your card given the circumstances! I am hoping all is safe where you are now! Lovely card too.. the image is just gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Deena said...

glad to hear you and your family made it through the storms unscathed...we have been watching the footage on the news here and it looks like it has been just devastating to all of you in the States...great card (especially for being made by flashlight)...thanks for joining in SOS this week

Dawn Easton said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! Your colouring is AMAZING! I hope you made out okay throughout those horrible storms. Such sadness.

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a beautiful card Nancy!

Netty said...

Amazed you've been able to make this creation with all that going on around ! Fab card and great colouring of the image. Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)

Chrissie said...

Such a beautiful card and I can't believe you managed to make this in the dark. I hope things improve for you very soon.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
lol Chrissie xx

patriziawithaz said...

A fabby card Nancy - love the colours and the great use of die cuts which is just right for our Use a Die challenge at MTTCC this week x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card, simply divine!
Thank you for joining in our Bingo Challenge at Anything goes

Invitation to our Birthday celebrations.
Tuesday 31st Anything Goes Challenge Blog!
will be 1 year old and to celebrate we are holding a blog hop with candy and prizes to be won. Hope you can come and join us

Daniele said...

this is lush, I love the colours and the colouring thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week

LouDotMac said...

This is stunning!! I love the lilac ribbon and you've coloured the image perfectly!

Thanks for joining us over at SOS! for our 'Ribbon Rewind' Challenge this week.

xo Lou Mac ~ Guest Designer.

Anne said...

What a terrible time you have had in the US with the tornadoes.
Your card is stunning despite the adversity you made it in!

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Lisa - papergrace said...

Stunning card made under such extenuating! Your card is amazing. I'm not so sure *I* could do that. I hope that all is settling down now for you and all those that were affected by that crazy weather.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash. I hope you'll tune in tomorrow for a brand-new challenge.

Marie97 said...

Beautiful card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous! I love your coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

paperfun said...

Very beautiful. You are dedicated to do it with a flashlight. Amazing flashlight work.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Tracey Manderson said...

ohhhh i love this.

Vicki said...

Nancy your card is jaw dropping beautiful!!!! LOVE it hon! Glad you are safe and glad you got your card up!