Monday, July 23, 2012

Embellishments! Embellishments! Embellishments!

Hello Friends and Freaks and Freaky Friends!

Guess who is hosting the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog challenge this time?  No, not her.  No, no, not that lady. *sigh*  It's me! Shocking, I know, to discover that people will actually give me access to their blog sites.  Anyway, I'm hosting the challenge and it's all about embellishments!  Yeah, who didn't see that coming?
Triple embellishments AND another a|s sneak peak-bonus card!
Not only is the challenge about using embellishments, it is about using multiple embellishments at once.  I ask that you use at least three embellishments on your project and I get all dictator-y and tell you that the three have to be a button, ribbon, and a flower.  You aren't limited to just those three but they need to be in the mix.  So why don't you jump over to the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog and join in the fun?  You have two weeks to make a card that fits the theme and link in.
One ribbon, one button, and one flower.
There is a chance to win prizes too!  That's right--if you live in America or an American installation overseas you are eligible for a chance to win when you make a card and link in at the challenge blog.  
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer.

However, I'm giving you a chance to win a prize off my blog just by commenting here and tellng me what your favorite embellishment is.  This prize is eligible to you no matter where you live and has nothing to do with the A Muse challenge and you don't have to be a follower to win.  My prize for leaving me a comment is some fun and funky Bermuda chevron ribbon and matching washi tape.  See:  
The prizes are the sealed unused products.
Edited to add: the random winner will be picked Friday, August 3rd.

 The Fine Print: Most everything by A Muse Studio. Witch card stamps from "Toil and Trouble" set, wasbi chevron paper, orange petite polka dot paper, onyx button, onyx stitched ribbon, orange embroidery floss, and Prima paper flower colored with Copics. Milkshake card stamps from "Sweet Love" set, cherry vintage, vanilla (cream), and onyx cardstocks, cherry silk ribbon, onyx button, and Prima paper flower.  Caffeine card stamps from "The Perfect Blend" set, French roast regular, vintage, papaya, and vanilla cardstocks, French roast button, French roach polka dot ribbon, paper flower colored with Copics, and Marvy punches.  And yes, I checked with A Muse Studio and they have no issue with me sending prizes from my blog to anywhere on the planet. They probably wouldn't mind if I could send them anywhere in the known universe, but there is a delivery issue with that.


TraceyJean said...

Loving all your challenge cards, especially witchy-poo at the top...

fairy thoughts said...

I must find time to pop over and have a peek at the challenge.
As to my fav embellishment, well it has to be... ribbon,or buttons, no wait, maybe flowers or brads oh I cant decide I love them all LOL

Di said...

Great cards Judy!

You're so right, the monochrome card is on my desk right now while I think whether to add some red ribbon, colour the soldier's tunic red or whatever. I'd already decided this as, like you, I'm not keen on just black and white without a little touch of colour to make it 'pop' but left the red off until I'd done the challenge - maybe for balance just the tunic should be red? Go back and peek again please if you have the time :) Perhaps the ribbons on the teddy and the parcel too?

Re. my favourite embellishments -they have to be Josy Rose nail heads, fixed with a hot rod thingy. I have the scars to prove it!

Thanks for confirming my thoughts about the red! Di xx

Sandy said...

Ribbon or twine think would have to be my favourite embellishment. Flowers hmm I find them hard to place on my cards. I have only just started using buttons so I will work on it. Great cards but love the witch card that image is a great one. Sandy :)

sandee said...

Will pop over there and check out the challenge, never been to their blog, and I love a good challenge....maybe that's why I like you?...hmmm, just blown my chance to win, haven't I? lol My favorite embellishment...stickles...I admit I loved glitter when I was a kid and stickles fulfills the adult glitter bug in me! :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Create With Joy said...

I LOVE beautiful embellishments - so I would have to say lace and flowers! :-)

Have a wonderful week Judy!

Create With Joy

May said...

Embellishments... hmmm I would have to say flowers & ribbon.. love them both!! Hugs May x x x

Craftychris said...

Butterflies and sticky stones although I will go for anything really. Thank you for the chance to win. I am following you now - just love your blog xx

Karen said...

Any embellishments are fine with me! Butterflies, flowers, ribbon, name it and I've tried it. Love your cards so cute. Karen T 66 x

butterfly said...

Hi, what a great challenge you've come up with, and lovely cards for inspiration. Just want to double-check... on the site it says 'card or project', so is it definitely okay to have a not-card?! Love to join in with my current project which fulfils your dictatorial requirements perfectly!
Alison x

My name is Cindy said...

Sigh, no time for challenges at the mo but popped over for a smile and as ever not disappointed. Have worked my way back and now commenting on the giveaway post - is that just too mean of me LOL? Sorry I haven't been about but I haven't been about anywhere much lately. My fav embellishment of the moment are probably buttons, as I seem to put them on most things. But I doubt I'll run out, I seem to have a lot of buttons!! Hugs, Cindy