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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Tisket-a-Tasket, A Flowery "EB" Spring Basket!

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So my day started with getting ready for a dentist appointment, which my husband had forgotten about and he loaned my car (little red "solstice" sports car) to our son to go golfing. I was a bit disappointed, cuz I had to drive the BIG truck (HUGE 250 ford 4x4, king ranch/king cab, long bed) and it's sooooo BIG! After my appointment I was headed to the LSS to pick up some flat pearls for my project. Here is the driver's side of the Lincoln Continental Town Car-the side I didn't hit! Never trust a person to motion you to turn left over three lanes of traffic when you can't see the furthest lane, and don't mess with the BIG truck (thank goodness I was driving it!). Thankfully no one was seriously injured (minor whiplash), just Lincoln parts strewn all over the road - and my first car accident, ever... The other driver was cited for causing the accident and his car was towed. I hope to never have another one again in my life... terrifying experience!
But the night ended on a happy note with my first cascading "Basket" (inspired by Wendy Fraser) card, all the while singing the song with Ella Fitzgerald "A Tisket a Tasket...", for Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog April/May Monthly Challenge! This month's theme is spring and flowers and I chose this darling digi image by Elisabeth Bell "I love You This Much". All colored up with copics.
I cut a ton of flowers with my Spellbinder's and CC Designs, along with Marianne Butterflies, Sweet & Sassy Stamps hearts, Sizzix circles for the handles and Memory Box Meadow Leaf dies - all cut and embossed with the Cuttlebug. The patterned papers are from the Echo Park "Victoria Garden" collection... and... flat pearls (yes, after they changed my front tire and pulled my bumper straight with the wench, I went to the LSS :) Added a few rhinestones to the butterflies and used my vintage seam binding ribbon for the bows (love this stuff!).
Be sure to pop over to Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and join in the fun!
Wishing you a WONDERFUL "Tisket a Tasket" accident-free Day!
love,
Wendy
Challenges: Simon Says Stamp Challenge-AG; The House That Stamps Built-DCC425, card for a woman you love; Inky Impressions-AG; Creative Card Crew-ribbon; Deep Ocean Challenge-punches/dies; Scrap-Creations-It's a girl thing; Paper and Such Designs-just for the girls/mother's day; BnW Challenge Blog-spring is in the air; Love to Create Challenge Blog-AG; Stamp and Create Challenge-Spring; The Crazy Challenge-feminine/girly; Victorian Stamps Challenge-AG; The Shabby Tea Room-April Showers/photo inspiration; One Stitch At a Time-AG; That Craft Place Challenge-no square/rectangle; 2 Sisters Challenge blog-over the edge; Just some lines-april showers/flowers; ATCs and Cards with Attitude-AG; Crafts 4 Eternity-something new "pearls/image/fold"; Prairie Fairy Fridays-flowers; Fat Pages and Cards with attitude-AG/faces; Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-punches/dies; Wags 'n Whiskers-AG; Flourishes Timless Tuesday Challenge-BINGO "pink/ribbon/die"; House of Gilli-sparkle/shine/ribbon; Lexi's Creations-punches/dies; Come and Get it Challenges-Zfold

41 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my yikes on your poor baby...
Main thing all is well and you didn't get seriously hurt....
love your card.... very pretty...
Try to have a great day and the rest of the week...
Must be a bummer thinking about your poor car...

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh Wendy! I'm so glad you're okay and that you were driving the "big" truck. :-) My daughters boyfriend was in a motorcycle accident last night. Someone ran into the back of him. When it was all said and done the motorcycle was still upright with it's back wheel stuck in the grill of the other vehicle. Luckily he was thrown backward into the guy who hit him instead of in front of the motorcycle. He ended up with a lot of scrapes but nothing broken. Scary stuff huh! The guy didn't see him. ????? I need to remember to ask my s-i-l to be if he happened to be wearing the BRIGHT yellow green reflective vest he usually wears when riding his bike. Kind of hard to miss that.
Now onto your card. This is one totally cool fold. I WILL be checking out Wendy's blog. It looks amazing Wendy. Lots of fun bright colors paired up with the white really pops. :-) Hugs and stay safe!

Anita said...

Accidents are so scary. Glad you are okay. Love your project. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Inky Impressions Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Kerry said...

So glad you're ok Wendy...I've had 4 accidents...only one my fault and thankfully no serious injuries. Your retirement's coming up so keep safe!!! Your basket card looks amazing...a lot of work me thinks! Gosh...I coulda given you pearls girl lololol!!! xx

Peggy said...

I am so glad you are okay. Accidents are really scary. Great project! Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

jonim52 said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Kathy said...

Yikes! Good thing you were driving the big machine...and so glad you're okay!

And what a fun card...just chock-full of spring beauty!

Tina said...

good to hear you are ok, this is so beautiful..thanks for sharing at just some lines

Tina
dt

Inkypinkydelights said...

Gosh you must be so shaken! This is lovely! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Céline said...

fabulous! love all the gorgeous flowers and colors
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline

Leah's crafts said...

oh hope the rest of the week is ok for you huni x Thanks for joining us at Fat pages and cards with attitude . liove the cards very differant

julie_woolston said...

Aww Wendy this is so beautiful, so much colour and detail.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

I am sorry to hear about your accident, I know from experience how scary it is, and that was my first too.

Hugs Julie x

Judy McKay said...

Fantastic card. Great details. Thank you for playing Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Nikki Byrne said...

WOW, Great card and fab embellies!! Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs

NIKkI DT

Leslie McGhee said...

Wow! Your card is really something! Thanks so much for taking part in Come and Get It this week.

pinky said...

Stunning project! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Basement Stamper said...

Yowzer, glad everyone is ok from the accident. Great card, love all the details of it. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Great card Wendy!! Lots of detail and I love the colors. Gloria

Visit my blog - would love more members.
http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Rebekah said...

WOW! This is great! SO many pretty things to look at!
Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR!

Carla S. said...

OMGosh, Wendy! How scary! Thank God you were not hurt! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project! Wonderful image and design!

Pinkllilac said...

Oh wow Wendy what a shock so glad you are all ok.

Beautiful card love the colours and your gorgeous design, it looks terrific.
Hugs Linda

Susan Flynn said...

Glad to hear you weren't hurt in your accident! Your card is gorgeous love all your due cuts thanks for sharing with us at Lexis hugs Susan xx

Joann Burton said...

Wow Beautiful card just wonderful. Glad you are ok. joann sassy raggedy

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Awesome job on the card.....glad that your day ended good after you mishap start!

Wonderful to have you join the challenge this week at Come and Get It.

Shell~Alaska♥

scrapper al said...

Ouch on the accident! Glad you're okay. The card is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Your card is just amazing!!!! Totally blows me away! I'm glad you are okay after that accident! Thanks for joining us this week for our challenge over at Paper and Such!

Kelly said...

Lovely creation! Thank you for playing along at That Craft Place this time x

Amanda said...

What a scary experience! I am so glad you are ok!
I do love your card and the many layers you have! Your embellishments and coloring are fantastic! :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Karen C said...

Oh wow! This is one seriously awesome creation! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
Hugs,
Karen C (OSAAT DT)
www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

Crafty and Green said...

Glad you are okay!! Stunningly Beautiful Card! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We hope you come back and play with us again Really soon!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

~ Kendra ~ said...

AMAZING!! I just love all the detail, so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!

Heather Jensen said...

What a fabulous creation. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

Kristen said...

Super cute card, Thank for playing in this weeks "it's a girls thing" challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

Carrie Robinson said...

Ooops a daisy with the car but wow that basket is truly amazing!!! thanks so much for playing at Inky Impressions xx

sara said...

beautiful card so pretty thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness! This is just beyond fabulous! Loving this! Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions Challenge this week!

Dot said...

Another stunning creation. Thanks for sharing with us at the FFF this time.
Dorte,xx

Cheri said...

Wendy, this is stunning! (your card, not the vehicle damage...LOL) Sorry you had a bad beginning to your day, but happy that it turned out so well. Thank you for playing along with us at The House That Stamps Built.

Cinzia C. said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the details.
Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight
Hugs
Cinzia

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh my goodness Wendy, this is SUPER FABULOUS, wow! Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES this time!!