Timeless Tuesday #255: In With the New

Tuesday, January 21, 2014



Hello there! I'm your hostess for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge! By now, we've packed up all the holiday decorations, eaten all the leftovers, and put another year behind us. Ahhh...Everything has calmed down, and we're back in our normal, comfortable routines. But, as nice as that is, isn't it fun when something NEW comes along that begs to be celebrated?


For this week, I'm challenging you to create a card that celebrates something NEW...a house, job, baby, marriage, car, hope, year.... You get the idea. :)

Around our house these days, we are celebrating a new attitude and a new focus. Up until recently, school has been easy for my DD. She has been able to learn most everything by osmosis--her focus was primarily on "play," not "study." But, this year is different, and she is finally having to make a more studious effort. It's a whole new way of being for her, and she is handling it beautifully! So, to celebrate, I colored up this sweet fairy from the Garden Fairies stamp set, using Copic markers on Classic White Cardstock. I cut her out with a Spellbinders die, using the out-of-the-box technique and popped it up over a circle die cut and a Flourishes' Victorian Oval die cut, which was cut from Spring Breeze cs. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
I used the same Spring Breeze cs on the inside, die cutting a decorative curve in it, then topped that with a piece of die cut white cs. The inside sentiment is from the Always Blooming stamp set. I just love that the sentiment could be curved to match the die cut curve.

So, what is NEW with you? Create a card to celebrate it and play along with us in this week's challenge for a chance to win! You don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

But, before you go, be sure to click over to the rest of the DT's blogs. I'm inspired by them every week, and I'm sure you will be, too!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

~Hugs,

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13 comments :

Colleen said...

Cheryl,
I wish your daughter all the best, its hard when something comes so easy and then all of the sudden it doesn't. Your card will be perfect and I'm sure she will love it as much as I do. The dies are mixed perfectly.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I am sure your daughter is going to just cherish this beauty and know that you are there to support her. Such lovely coloring and love the cool way you used the dies for framing of her. Beautiful papers to go with the image! Love the way the sentiment on the is on a curve to go with the border die, lovely inside and out!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, Cheryl, you made this up so pretty I hardly recognized the set! Fabulous coloring and some of my all time favorite designer paper. Love the die cuts, especially those swirlies and the curved border. All around, with the sentiments and everything, this looks like the perfect card for your daughter!

ChristineCreations said...

Such a beautiful design Cheryl! The papers are the perfect backdrop to the fairy. Such a sweet encouragement for your daughter too!

TLady said...

Your daughter will LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!! You've paired up your IMAGE & your COLORING PERFECTLY with your designer paper!!! Your card is SPECTACULAR!!!!!!:) FABULOUS JOB!!!:)

Maria said...

So much beauty all on one card...WOW! Love this card to pieces...so pretty! The fairy is so sweet, lovely flowers, and dies used! So precious to encourage your daughter in such a wonderful way!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl. I love the glitter accents on your image. :)

Sue Lelli said...

That sentiment is so Perfect with that Beautiful Fairy, Cheryl! Love your lacy mat and the inside, too! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love all the spellbinder layers. It will be fun to try this combination. I have this same paper and never thought to use it the way you did. Thanks for your inspiration. Very pretty

Allison Cope said...

Oh Cheryl.. this is stunning! I love all the beautiful papers and the colouring of your fairy is wonderful! Love the touch of shimmer! Great challenge this week!

Katie Sims said...

This looks just like that sweet Jenya! Your colors are gorgeous! What a beautiful card you have made to inspire your darling girl..I know she loved it!! Thanks for a wonderful challenge this week, Cheryl! :)

Deborah Anton said...

Simply beautiful!! Great challenge this week and this card was made perfectly for your daughter to gather inspiration from.

Shirley said...

How wonderful, Cheryl, that you are encouraging her with her new changes. It's wonderful in today's world for a parent observe the changes of education for their children as they advance.

Your card is perfect for her. It really shows how imagination is part of learning. How beautiful on the inside and out. A real keeper for her memories too!