Sunday, 24 March 2013

LIM112, CFC94, FFC04 - Bead Merry!




Oh my! I came home from the spa on Saturday afternoon, all waxed and buffed and  ZEN. Then I panicked that I didn't have a card for today. I spent a bit of time looking through blogland, and saw that this week's Less Is More challenge is to use beads. What?! Beads?! I figured I would skip this week.

But then as I sat down and thought about the current challenges, I remembered Festive Friday's Merry and CASual Friday's No Stamps challenges and I happened on some alphabet beads on my daughter's desk. And the rest, as they say, is history!

And now, I just have to build a box to put this in for mailing! lol!

Look what we made for dinner last night - home-made cheese ravioli  (before cooking)! (a bit of a fuss to make but so yummy with fresh marinara sauce!)



ETA (April 6) - look what this card got!


39 comments:

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh my indeed, I was wondering how you were going to 'Ardyth' the beads challenge at LIM and then got up to find this delicious wreath ... vibrant and crisp and gorgeous! Many many congratulations on your LIM Showcase Shoutout too ... hoorah! Anita :)

Gillian said...

Oh wow Ardyth, you have totally nailed this one I can see a few wins with this card, love it.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Yes... Yes... Very inspiring! AND the LIM Showcase stripes and dots - you ROCKED it!

Cathy said...

Fabulous! Great inspiration thanks Ardyth :)

Hannelie said...

I agree with Gillian!!!
Awesome take on the challenges!

Gabby said...

Terrific way to use the alphabet beads on your awesome wreath card! :)

Gabby said...

Forgot to add ... perhaps if you have an empty stamp box (such as from Papertrey Ink stamps) you could put it in there and then into a bubble pack envelope? :)

Lynn said...

Wow! What an amazing way to use beads. This is so clever!!

Gerrina said...

Just love the way you made this theme! Good luck with making the box!

Happy Dance said...

Wow! How much fun is this card?!!! Great colors, perfect design and dang!, love the beads! You've got a winner here. So very cool. Bev

nehal kalaria said...

It's beautiful

Vicki Dutcher said...

There you go being all clever again! :) This would be a bitch to mail, but it sure is unique!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this weeks challenge has once again got your unique treatment and its fabulous!!I've got card envy ...again!!!:-)x

Geri said...

Wow! On first glance, I thought WHHAAAT? Where am I ? But, on closer inspection, I thought, yes...this is Ardyth's totally clever approach to a a challenge. I was happy to read thet youdidn't skip this one! Fabuously vibrant with a wow factor that is off the charts!

Suze Bain said...

Oh wow, this is fabulous and the placement of the beads is just perfect! Xx

Bobby said...

Don't you just love it when everything falls into place? I say it would make a good tree ornament. ;)

Elaine said...

Great idea and it makes a striking card!

Susan said...

How cute! I did something similar with some letter beads I found in my stash! I love the "wreath" you've created!

Chrissie said...

Well Ardyth, I'm impressed by both the card and your ravioli!
Both look yummy!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Angie Tieman said...

How cute and clever! Genius way to use those beads! Dinner looks yummy too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jen said...

this is fab!! and the ravioli looks yum

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Kristie Goulet said...

Another amazing creation Ardyth! Very creative to use those letter beads.
Your ravioli looks scrumptious, can I come over the next time you make some? haha

Thank you always for your sweet comments on my blog, I was missing you but, now I know why. :)

Carol L said...

That's a great way to use those beads to send greetings - even if it will cost an arm and a leg to send through the mail! :) Please pass the ravioli - yes please! :P

Kelly Griglione said...

First, so glad you didn't skip today ... this card turned out so well! The two bows on either side make a great word spacer and design element for the wreath. Thanks for coming back to the CASual Friday's Challenge!

And, fun to see the ravioli's you all made! Last month we went to Great Grandma's and she taught us how to make meat ravioli. Well, we did one tray of raviolis and the rest were tortellinis. It took all day! Boy do you appreciate every mouthful after all that work : )

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I am due for a spa day - YES PLEASE!

This is SO gorgeous - I love how bold and striking the beads make this, and the way you made them into a bit of a wreath. Awesome!!

Fiona said...

This one's got 'winner' written all over it.

Marcia said...

Love, love, love this idea! The beads are absolutely perfect and definitely make me think "merry"!! Great job Ardyth! :0)

Deepti said...

This is amazing :) lovely card

Geri said...

What...you took your daughter's beads???!!! Well, all I can say about that is...great thinking!;) This is a wonderfully creative card and a perfect example of why challenges are so great! I LOVE it! Perfect! Delighted to see you back, Ardyth!!!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, this is perfect, and those bows are so neat!

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB, FABulous Christmas wreath Ardyth - and that ravioli is making me hungry LOL!!!

Paru Mahtani said...

What a fantastic card!!!! Absolutely WOW!!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Paru Mahtani said...

What a fantastic card!!!! Absolutely WOW!!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my that ravioli looks so yummy! I bet it was delicious! And your card is GORGEOUS! Love the bead wreath! You are so creative!
Love, love, love it!!!
:) Jill

bjmartin said...

Awesome card - love the perfect placement of the beads. Really wonderful!

AJ said...

wow, very cool! thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lizy Bartaby said...

Ooooh fabby Ardyth! What a great idea! :)
Lizy xx

Lindsey said...

WOW fantastic! Lindsey x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just saw the Friday post for the LIM showcases for week 112 (beads) and I was delighted to see that your fun and creative Christmas card was one of them! Congratulations, Ardy!!