Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Just Rite Challenge

Plant Smile,
Grow Laughs,
Harvest LOVE…. What is more sweet than that???  

Just Rite’s challenge this week is to make a card… or item…. That has some flowers on it made from Spellbinders…. Oh how much fun…  I used the Rose set… and created the flowers with the large pearls in them…  I painted them to match the background… I got so carried away, that I had to add some soft small silk flowers too… and then a ton of bows…  oh what a fun time I had with this sweet feminine card…  It actually took me a lot longer than I thought it would… as I started this morning with the background… 
I hope you can see the twinkle here!!! 

by painting the background with my twinkling h20 paints… I wanted the card to glimmer ever so softly… and be very elegant and rich…  but not gaudy at all..

Well then I realized that I needed to make some bread… and also some soup for today’s meals… so I made some asparagus soup… as our asparagus are really turned on now and we are getting more than I can handle… so soup is a way to use a lot of them… and also it is delicious… with some Shiitake mushrooms and shallots… yummy 

Okay… cleaning up, I cut my finger to the bone!!!!  My left thumb… which I use to do almost every thing…  even making bows… yikes… never realized it…

Anyway… I stopped the bleeding, put on some soothing music, and typed a few e-mails with my right hand… to some friends… and quieted down… and the bleeding stopped, and I then put a band aid   (gauze and masking tape did you expect something more glamorous???  )   on my finger and went on with my life… a little wounded, but living… LOL..  But that was the better part of three hours… so you have to take that away from the time spent on making this card… right???   

I used one of the Grande label 4’s for the background… and then trimmed it in gold pen… behind that plate, I used the Swiss dotted embossing folder for a large sheet… you see this card is 5.5 X 8.5…. a biggie… and the lacey oval is over the edge on top of it… LOL… love it… a special envelope, and extra postage… that is my style all the time… never fails… but I wanted this to be a very, very special card… and I think it is… 

I used my Twinkling h20s also on the flowers to create the same color as the roses on the background print…  I love how these roses turned out… as it is the first time I have used this set by Spellbinders… of course I had to add another sign of life… and added the birdhouse… 

There are 5 bows on the card… nested in between flowers and leaves… oh yes… the leaves are also created with a Spellbinder… the foliage set… I use Spellbinders so much every day, that it is second nature.. I forget to mention it sometimes.. they are really a very necessary tool in my studio… and of course when you are as addicted to a stamp company as Just Rite… you need them for all the pretties there too… 

They are not a luxury they are a NEEDED tool in my mind… very important… they go hand and hand… along with my markers…

Hope that you like this card and it gives you some ideas on how to create flowers using you Spellbinders… and also MAKES you create some… come on and join in on the fun… and you just might win some of these great prizes…  wow… what more could you ask for… the prizes are great… 

Hope you have had a good day… all in all I have, but do have a sore finger… but am able to type better and my sweet hubby is now putting the finishing touches on our dinner… what a sweetheart he is… I could never ask for anything more from him.  He is wonderful…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit… and please come back soon… comments left are always appreciated… and hope that some day I will be able to leave messages on all your blogs… it is really difficult to get onto some blogs… they take so very long to down load… but I know that you are all making GREAT things… just wish I could see them all… 

Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie 


  1. Bonnie
    This is wonderful. Love all the little touches, from the roses to the bows to the little birdhouse.
    MMMmm would love to be there for your soup. Sounds lovely.
    So sorry you hurt yourself. No fun.

  2. Beautiful, Bonnie! Gorgeous details as always my friend. Oh, the homemade bread and asparagus soup sound divine. I had fresh asparagus for lunch yesterday. Good Eats for sure!

  3. Wow. Another beautiful creation Bonnie. Your flowers are amazing

  4. Bonnie, you just outdo yourself every time! This is awesome! The flowers are so beautiful!

  5. Love all of the pink! This is so pretty and feminine. Love it, Bonnie.

  6. Always inspiring to see what you'll create! Beautiful card!

  7. This is one of your all time best IMO! Love this floral beauty...just sorry you had to suffer a cut in the midst of it all! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  8. Wow Bonnie - this is absolutely gorgeous! Hope your thumb heals quickly too! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  9. Goodness Bonnie! what wonderful flowers on this!

  10. Wow, a stunning card on many levels! Love your use of dies, and the flowers are just gorgeous!