Thursday, September 25, 2014

For a Special Teacher


Hi everyone.  Today I'm excited to be the Guest Designer for the newest challenge at Time Out Challenges (#15).  Thank you Sandie and Nonni ... I'm so honored to be joining your team for this fun challenge!! :)

Here's the details about Time Out Challenge #15 ... the theme is Stamping with the optional twist of Apples.  The challenge is sponsored by Avocado Arts.


I used my Paper Smooches stitched tag die, cutting out from card stock which was printed with a soft gray alphabet on my computer.  I stamped the sentiment in black so it stood out from the other words.  The apple is die-cut, glued together and then covered in a thick coating of glossy accents.  A strip of washi tape is placed under the tag and red gingham ribbon tied at the top.  I added a few red sequins and clear rhinestones to finish.

I hope you'll check out the challenge and take a look at the amazing cards from the Design Team.  And I hope you'll play along!! :)







Stamps:  Autumn Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Whisper White, Early Espresso, Gumball Green (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight (SU!); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Apple die (C.C. Designs), Stitched Tag die (Paper Smooches), Washi tape, glossy accents, red gingham ribbon, sequins and rhinestones


31 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

I love that tag Loll. Love the bg on it. This works for the SugarPea Designs latest theme challenge SPD09.

sandie said...

So pleased to have you as GDT Loll, we are honoured you joined us and with this stunning card. I love the soft grey lettering combo with the shiny apple and fab use of washi tape x

Julie Beech said...

This is a great card Loll, I love the glossy apple, it's good enough to eat.
Congrats on your GD spot. :)

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Loll! Your card is so beautiful. It's so beautifully neat I could cry! Ok, I won't, but you know what I mean ;) love, love your designs! Xx

Nonni said...

What a yummy looking apple, I can't believe it's made out of a die cut, I was sure it's store-bought! Great tag cards, I'm in love with them at the moment. Thanks for being our GD!! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Mmm, that apple looks good enough to eat! Congrats on your GD spot, Loll...well deserved for sure! Love the gingham ribbon and sequins...simply fabulous design!

Gerrina said...

So glad you are joining us for this challenge! I "peep"in here regurally çause I love your cards... This one is beautiful. The apple looks stunning! Gerrina xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your teacchers tag card Loll, that apple looks good enough to eat...Congrats on your DT spot...

ANne

Sarah Gray said...

Fab design, Loll! I love your glossy apple and the soft grey lettering on the tag - perfect for teacher :) It is great to have you as GD!

Deepti said...

Congrats on the GD !! Your card is an absolute stunner :) I love the grey stamping on the tag together with that shiny apple :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable as always!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest DT spot, Loll! I love this fun, bright card! There's nothing better than a shiny red apple, and your tag is fabulous! Love your gingham ribbon, and how you placed the Washi, too! Very sweet card

Brenda said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Loll, I love this CAS card! It's fun and the red pops so nicely on it. I also love, love that shiny red apple!! Hugs, Brenda

Kylie said...

Love the design of this one. The addition of the tag is perfection and that shiny apple looks delicious! xx

Bonnie said...

Great job on your Guest Designer spot, Loll! Love this layout and that shiny apple. The soft gray of the printing with the black message is awesome! Love how those gems sparkle!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun teacher tag/card Loll! love that shiny apple!

Susan said...

Love the use of the tag on your card!! And the glossy accents on the apple is perfect!

Karen B said...

Congrats on your GDT Loll. Love this special teacher creation. Great idea having the alphabet in upper and lowercase as a background for the tag. Luscious apple!

Karen xxx

Shona Chambers said...

Hi Loll, so glad you were able to join us for the Time Out Challenge as a Guest Designer. Your card is perfect and I just want to eat that gorgeous, glossy apple. Fantastic card!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is the perfect card for a teacher Loll! The tag is wonderful and I just love your apple! The plaid ribbon is the perfect choice! Love it! Congrats on your GDT, they are lucky to have you! hugs :)

Anita in France said...

So delighted you've joined us as GD at Time Out, Loll ...especially so with such a gorgeous card! The shiny apple is so luscious ... fabulous against the neutral tag background! Anita :)

icardeveryone01 said...

Loll, I love your card...I love that you printed your own background paper, which I really love to do, too! I am going to try it... thanks for the inspiration...
=] Michele

Vicki Dutcher said...

PERFECT shiny red apple!

MaryH said...

That is one gleaming, yummy apple! Love the way you've presented this tag. Adding the washi & gingham tie really made this one a standout. Congratulations on your GD assignment too. It's easy to see why you got asked!!! TFS & Hugs

Lea Brawn said...

Great card Loll x

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab design Loll, love the font on the tag and that apple looks good enough to eat!
Val x

Karen Mead said...

Congrats on your guest spot Loll - your card is gorgeous and I love that cute shiny apple:) Hugs xx

Lisa Kind said...

Gosh, I wish my students' parents were crafty so I could receive a card like this! Love it! And I know every teacher would be thankful to receive it!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The apple is super, I looked for the make and saw that you made it yourself, the card is gorgeous. Congratulations on your GD spot.

Warm hugs
Maarit

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my what a beautiful card! I want to bite in that apple ;o)
Congrats on your GD assignment Loll!

cm said...

Loll, I've fallen behind in commenting once again, but here I am to join my cheers and applause to the others. Gorgeous card/tag; a fabulous GD showcase and guaranteed to be loved by the 'special teacher' receiving it (and being a teacher myself, I can verify that this truly will be treasured!)
Hugs~c