Monday, October 4, 2010

THE POWER OF WOMEN


Hello to ALL
(I am finally back. It has been very busy here at home 
with my son's activities and we are not even halfway with his band season.)

I am very happy to introduce my first project for The Cuttlebug Spot. The theme is "The Power of Women" and since is October and it is National Breast Cancer Awareness month we were supposed to make a project having this in mind. 
This is my project and I am calling it:
 October Sweet Spells
 
The photos do not do justice of how pretty this card is.

Since we also celebrate Halloween this month I thought to add some Halloween icons to my project for a reason. If you read the whole description (you do not have too :)) you will see why I decided to name my card, "October Sweet Spells", and why I added the pretty sweet witch.

My base for the card came from Just Because Cards and I used kraft cardstock for it. I then cut the same shape, a bit smaller,  in purple cardstock for the front of the card. I used my cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots to emboss it. I also used my reliable and easy to use Cuttlebug for the job.
  The pumpkins are from Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge . The sizes vary from 3 inches to 2 inches high. I cut the pumpkins 4 different times since this cart does not have a shadow feature. The pumpkins base was cut using cardstock and using the hide contour. I wanted them to be a bit sturdier. The rest were done on patterned paper: green for the leaves, and two different kind of pink papers.
 I used the pretty witch from Mini Monsters. I know most of us has wished sometimes to have some kind of power over situations we can not control. If we could make spells I am sure we would find not just the cure for breast cancer but for so many other ailments that affect some of us. This is just my fantasy because we have God with his mighty power for this, but I know I have thought about it at least more than once in my lifetime.

I used PK stamps for the witch's face, a rhinestone on a small paper flower and Glossy Accents on her front button. It is hard for to see but I also gave her sparkly fingernails and sparkly legs with a green glitter marker
Now, how cute is that? 
wink-wink.

I also used the same green glitter marker for the pumpkin stems. It gives them such a soft and fine glitter accent. I am loving these glitter markers and they are so easy to use.

Can you see the glossy accent on these punched out bats
So pretty!
These tiny bats are the scraps of a Halloween paper punch. Isn't it a neat idea? 
and they added that "bit more" to the card.
 This is the inside of the card.

I hope you like my project and 
if you did not go yet for your mammo, please do so.

Love you all!!!
and I will have another Cuttlebug project to share with you every Monday from now on until my term with Nilda expires. 
Please, come back because she has planned a very nice schedule for us.
Do not forget to visit The Cuttlebug Spot to see the rest of the designers AWESOME projects.




23 comments:

  1. If I had power over situations I'd make cards as beautiful as yours! LOL! Love the card my friend! And, my lord!, you cut those tiny little bats without tearing them to shreds!!!

    Hugs!

    P.S. Hey, I just noticed I'm the first commenter -- that never happens! LOL!

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  2. GEORGOUS card made with bold colors demand out attention! TFS.

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  3. Love this card Agnes!!!..so pretty..love how you did pink for the pumpkins. I also love the glossy accent bats :)

    Hugs, Sheena

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  4. love these colors it is so pretty.

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  5. Love your card and colors!

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  6. OH that is such a beautiful card! Congrats on your spot on the Cuttlebug DT. I know they are lucky to have you designing for them.

    Hugs

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  7. This is just sooo pretty!!!!! I love those pumkins!!!! Would have never thought of pink one!!!!!!!

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  8. Welcome to the team, Agnes! WooHoo! LOVE the clever theme of your card and that little witch is too cute! Love those pink pumpkins too! ADORABLE! xxD

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  9. Thank you for the compliment on my Ballerina Bear, I love her so! She has turned out just the way I wanted to!

    Love your design as well, like how all of us have interpreted it in our own unique ways! And why not combine two occasions and make it into one!

    Great to be in our team and looking forward to your next project!

    Have a great day

    love
    Jannie

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  10. What a fun card! I love all of the embossing! :)

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  11. Cute card. Glad to be on the DT with you.

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  12. This is a really pretty card. I love it! Those pink pumpkins are adorable. TFS!

    Pam

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  13. Beautiful card, Agnes! I almost missed this post! I was just bragging about you to my husband saying that you have a way of using the best patterned papers on your cricut. I have the hardest time with that! And you proved it here with your pumpkins! I love the embossing, too! I'm so excited to see what you do with the cuttlebug spot! One of my favorite sources for inspiration!

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  14. Love the think pink spin you put on this card! I would've never thought of pink pumpkins! And that witch is soooo adorable! : )

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  15. this is gorgeous! what a great idea!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! I'm so glad to be on the DT with you. And thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog. As you would know, it's nice to know that people appreciate the work you put in..
    PS That witch is adorable. love those nails girl!! lol xx

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  16. What a great card! Love your spin on the power of women! So glad we are design team sistahs! Have a great week.

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  17. Wow Agnes! Welcome to the CBS D/T. Love your take on this weeks challenge, what a nice way to incorporate both themes into one challenge. Can't wait to see your next creation, looking forward to working with you as a D/t member.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  18. WOWZERS girl!! This card is gorgeous and very creative! Love it:)

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  19. Pink pumpkins? BRILLIANT! :)

    Super cute, adorable, and creative card.

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  20. Oh wow! Love those pink pumpkins!

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  21. What a wonderful take on the challenge with you beautiful card! I am happy to be on the design team with you.

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  22. Fab great and glad to be on the team with you.

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  23. Oh yes! Pink pumpkins are perfect! Of course you thought of it! Stunning!

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Have a fun day!!!