Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Keep on keeping on....

Hello everyone,
Well.....this card that I want to show you today is one that just REFUSED to come together!!! It was really hard to put it together in a way that resembled what I had in my head.

After I looked around at the challenges that I would like to enter, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Even the colors came to me right off the bat. But from there on, I had to work and re-work everything before I was satisfied with it. The piece that really put it together for me was the beaded hanger. I liked that addition.

Sometimes I wonder if it's a good idea to keep working on a card that is just not coming together. Maybe it would be better to just throw it away and start over. I don't know. Have you had that problem? What do you do????

Here's the card: 
And here is the inside:
Here are the challenges I am entering this card into: Bling it on
      I have beads and lots of Stickles on the stars. Also the inside has shiny stars.  Stars and sparkle
      As you can see, I have the stars and the sparkle is in the Stickles, shiny stars & beads. Bright and a button
       We have bright colors and one button on the front and many star buttons on the inside.  A twinchie and anything goes.
       The front closure part is a twinchie. The card is only 4x4 so it takes up a lot of that front. spritz, spray or stencil.
        I used polka dot paper on my squares and sprayed Tattered Angels mist through a lacy pattern.
        The twinchie was cut from the overspray; as well as several of the stars. The star on the right on the
        twinchie was first drawn through a stencil then cut out and embellished with Stickles.

Thanks for coming by...hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts and if you have any ideas about what to do with a card that isn't "working", leave me a comment. I would love to read what you have to say.



  1. Oh my gosh ! What an amazing Twinchie ! I've just had fun looking thru your blog, beautiful creations, will become a follower. Greetings from Canada ! Shirleyx,... ps... I noticed that your link on the Twinchie challenge is linking to your earlier tag post, you may want to fix it so everyone can see this beautiful little creation ! :)

  2. Thank you for entering our challenge, this is a fab creation, look forward to see more in the future, good luck. Zoe xxx

  3. Wow, loving all the stars! Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  4. I hear you! I can end up spending hours on a card too... Glad you didn't give up! I love the flurry of stars against the dark card base! Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

  5. What a neat card--LOVE the different stars! Fabulous use of color and LOVE the beaded swirl! :)

  6. I love stars so this gets my vote! :) Thanks for joining us this week in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  7. Fun card! Nice job on the challenge and thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

  8. I LIKE IT! Whenever I am stuck with something I usually forge ahead and find that I learn something in the process. Great job!!!

  9. A fabulous card, love the design...thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft!
    Helen x

  10. what a cute inside, adorable!

    xo, Kristina
    Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
    Come by and see me sometime!


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