January 19, 2011

cr84fn11: hugs & kisses


I’ve been following the CR84FN Color Challenge for a few weeks and decided to play along with an actual card, rather than just in my head.


This week’s color combination reminded me of an idea that I had wanted to try. The first attempt was okay, but I knew that something was missing. (I took the card apart before photographing it, so you will not be seeing it. Believe me when I say that your world won’t come to an end.) Then I remembered this photograph from the same collection as this week’s CR84FN challenge.


Now, I knew what was missing – gingham. As I started to reassemble my card, a phrase from a Donny and Marie song popped into my head. For those of you of a certain age, do you recall the Donny & Marie show? Well, I wanted to be Marie, except for the giving up caffeine part, and as an ode to her, here is my card, entitled “a little bit country.”


Perhaps next week, I might try to channel my inner rocker.

njm


supplies:
paper: Farm Fresh (October Afternoon); tea-stained c/s and tags
stamps:  Hugs and Kisses (TPC Studio); Simple Valentine (PTI)
ink:  Terra Cotta, Chestnut Roan (Clearsnap)
extras: floss #839 (DMC)

21 comments:

Margaret M said...

Oh my gosh! I remember the Donny & Marie show! The gingham makes the card! Love the labels too! Confession...I was so in love with Donny Osmond when he was one of the Osmond Brothers..be still my heart!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Nancy Jane! Love the gingham BG and all the little tags! Great take on this week's colors - thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Janelle said...

Of course I remember the show! And now I'm trying to figure out if I'm a little bit country or a little bit rock 'n roll...
Great card! The gingham is perfect with the kraft tags and the dark brown floss. Love it!

Andrea M said...

Love the gingham Nancy Jane! The tags and string are so cute!!! Great job! Fantastic use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! We appreciate your support!

Romaine said...

The gingham with the tags, darling!

Meredith said...

CUTE! I think the gingham works wonderfully! I love your tags too, this all looks so nice together! Thanks for playing along out loud instead of just in your head this week! Hope we'll see you at CR84FN again!

Trinh said...

This is very cute, Nancy! I love the colors & the distressing on the tags!

PapierGirl said...

Just adorable! I love the gingham paper with the kraft! Those tags are too cute - great job! :)

Debgem said...

I really like this card - so glad you joined in this week. I love the gingham and sweet little tags, such a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

And I remember the Donny & Marie show too (I was a huge Osmonds fan! :)

Stephanie said...

I love it!!! It's just simple but the gingham really makes it pop! Great job on this one!

Sue Lelli said...

YES, I remember Donnie and Marie and their big comeback on American Idol! You should just mail this FAB card to her in Utah! The gingham is just too perfect with those tags tied with twine! LOVE it! THX for playing with us this week at CR84FN!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW! This is awesome!!! What a great card and so great for the challenge! So glad I found you at cr84fn because I couldn't just click on your icon to get to your blog. Wanted to thank you for your sweet comments - they make me soooo happy!
Have a super day, now I have to check out the rest of your blog, /Karin

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Love this card! The way you used the tags is so creative!

Amy said...

I just adore your gingham layer! The placement of your tags is great especially with the twine! Super cute card!

Tessan said...

wow, what a wonderful card, I just love everything about it, the tags are great.

Joanne Leddy said...

Now isn't this the cutesy thing ever?! Love everything about this card. Sweet, vintage, and - "a little bit country"!

Karen B. said...

This is a fantastic rendition of the challenge photo! And although I don't remember watching the show you mention, I can totally understand your interpretation of the song! Love your card and all its details.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Darling card, Nancy Jane! Love the sweet little tags! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Sylvia said...

I love this card and your gingham! I love the country feel!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! fabulous take on the challenge!

Courtney K said...

this is such a cute card! the gingham is perfect and how cute are those tags with the twine!! and thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog :)