Thursday, February 19, 2009

Beautiful Cards I Received Last Week

This card is from my blogging friend, Anne, 'across the pond' at Stargroves. Take a look at her art. She always has a variety of lovely cards. I don't know if you can see it, but she added some embossed flowers to the background and also created the paper that she used for her Copper peel offs at the bottom. Thank you so much for thinking of me on my BD, Anne.

The very lovely card above is from my TJ friend, Barbara Riefner, who lives in FL. She is such a talented artist. I love her heart both literally and on the card too! It's a Battenberg Heart and I forget what stamp company makes that type of stamp. I really like the pearls and the colors too! Thank you, Barb, for making my day.

This beautiful card is from another TJ friend, Carole Miller. She lives in MO, and is a wonderful artist too! She used Stardream Chiara Rose Quartz on the bottom and then sponged around the edge of her heart. Against the white embossed cardstock it is beautiful. I can't sponge well. Thank you so much, Carole, for thinking of me and making my week extra special.

Cheryl Miller is another of my TJ friends. Although I have never met her in person and she lives in NC too, I feel like we are good friends anyway. Check out her wonderful blog HERE. Her card is such a beautiful and lovely piece of art. I wish you all could see the sparkle on the blue flower in the middle of that gorgeous blossom. Thank you, Cheryl, for sending me a card I thought was really beautiful on her site, but is even more stunning and gorgeous IRL.


This card totally took me by a very pleasant surprise. Another TJ friend, Germana Ferrao-Linn, who is now in the UK, sent me this beautiful card. I know you can't see the sparkle she has here and there throughout this lovely underwater world, but it's there. Her fish and the wave currents have a lovely sheen to them. Very very pretty! Thank you so much, Germana, for thinking of me. Germana travels all over the world due to her husband's employment. I know your birthday is on the 23rd and I hope my card gets there in time. Yikes!!!

Isn't the above card just wonderful! It is from Jackie Kalchert, a TJ friend, who lives in AZ. She is becoming a world traveler as well as an already wonderful card artist. You can check out her blog HERE. I love the embossed left side and the beautiful stamped flowers and flourish on the right. Her printing inside is beautiful and I wish I was that talented on the whole card! Beautiful!! Thank you so much lady. I know you are so busy with Technique Junkies and all.


The above card's background is called Oil Pastel Chic and is from a Technique Junkie Newsletter. It done on Linen cardstock and it is even more beautiful IRL. LaVerne Wilson in TN, another TJ friend, created this work of art. She works part time and does stamping too! I wish you could see the metallic pieces of her image. It has gold on one collar and the hair combs are silver. The coin and it's background are both gold too! Thanks so much LaVerne for sending this lovely card to help celebrate my HB.


I listed the cards alphabetically by first name. I am kind of anal, you could say!!! Anyway this last card, and certainly not least, is from fellow blogger, Linda Bronson in ID. You really need to click on it to see the gold heat embossed detail. It is just gorgeous. The colors here are not exact for some reason. They are more like the one on her blog HERE. Check the rest out too while you are there. It's terrific. I love her butterfly too! Thank you Linda for making my HB even better.



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Also this last week I received the following awards from 2 wonderful blogging friends:

The one above is from Ladydoc at Tilting At Windmills. Her blog always makes you feel like you have stepped right into her livingroom to stop and visit. Thank you so much for such a warm and lovely thank you! This award is given to anyone who reads this message because you are inspiring me with your visit and your comments.


The next one is from Jenny at Crafty Jenny. She is just really a wonderful sweet person with some really pretty cards and other information too! Thank you too for thinking of me. You all deserve this award too because art is in the eye of the creator and the createe alike. Take it and give to anyone who has inspired you like you have me!!!
Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' today to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 


27 comments:

Patti said...

HB February girl...
come by for visit-new cards posted.

Ladybugsinthegardenspot.blog

hastingshall2 said...

Just a note to say that I noticed the gorgeous card you sent to Cheryl while I was visiting her blog. It is so well done. Really beautiful.
Faye

craftimamma said...

Wow, are these cards beautiful or what? How lucky you are to have received them Shirley. You're absolutely right about the embossing on the last one, it's perfect.

Lesley

Helena said...

Sorry to have missed that your birthday was due :( or else I would have sent you something!

Belated birthday hug coming your way, and I'll have some cake on your behalf as soon as I can!!!!

:)

Helena

(ps... BEAUTIFUL cards!!!)

Cheryl said...

Shirley you did get many beautiful cards!

Ila said...

These are all Gorgeous cards!!...Congrats on the well deserved Awards!!...and a Belated Happy Birthday!!...Big Hug!!...Ila

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers, they are all so beautiful.

Jenny said...

What beautiful cards! you know that sometimes you have a favorite, but this time I just don`t, They are all so beautiful!
Congrats on the awards, and you are very welcome {Hugs}

Max said...

What a lucky lady to have received so many gorgeous works of art.
Belated happy birthday.

Luv'n'Stuff
MAX
XX

Jane Wetzel said...

gorgeous cards Shirley! I love to visit your blog and "pick up" new blogs to visit!! Thanks for all YOUR inspirations and postings!!

Orion Designs said...

Those are gorgeous Birthday cards. Happiest of birthdays to YOU!
Vicki

Theresa said...

Wow! Beautiful RAKs, Shirley!

friedmsw said...

Very beautiful cards! I will probably not be so artistic. However, I look forward to getting started.

Happy Birthday to You!!!

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful cards!
Happy Birthday to You!!!

Connie Paxman said...

wow Shirley thanks for posting all those beautiful creations...you must have a busy mailman.
connie paxman

Rina said...

You definately deserve each one of those beautiful cards. Not to mention your awards!

mochamama said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Shirley! So glad you got so many lovely goodies!

Curt in Carmel said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kiddo! I certainly hope it was a wonderful day for you! Best, Curt

Lyn S said...

Lucky you Shirley, getting so many gorgeous cards for your birthday!

I'm not sure which day was your bday, but I hope you had a wonderful day :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Shirley!! you lucky gal!! What gorgeous creations you've got!! HOW FUN!! :) TFS these!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Congrat's Shirley on the blog awards as you sure deserve them… you are a “FABULOUS” friend anyone could have.. SMILES!! :)

And you sure have awesome stamping friends with sending you RAKS and happy mail!! Lucky girl... :)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lovely cards received from your friends. Sorry that I didn't realize you had a birthday or I would have posted Birthday wishes on my blog. If you email me your mailing address, I'll send cards in the future. You have been such a great help to me in this 'blogging adventure'!
Big hugs!

Elena said...

The cards you recieved are gorgeous, Shirley! I like how you tell us about your friends!
Congratulations on the awards!

Phree said...

Beautiful cards Shirley - I had not realised it was your birthday, but belated birthday wishes from me, I hope you had a wonderful day.

Jenny, said...

Gosh I've not been by for a few days, but wow you've been very busy, lol. I adore the fishy card, it's so cute.

Enfys said...

What wonderful cards, and what a popular lady you are. Isn't it lovely when friends from overseas take the trouble to mail you a card, makes it even more special! I hope your birthday was fun, and that you got all the goodies you dreamed of :)
hugs
Enfys

JediSergei said...

The cards you recieved are gorgeous! congrautulations on all the awards!!
I bet i'll never get the same!!

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