Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hello Friends...

I just wanted to start by saying THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the sweet 
comments I received on my Daughter and SIL and my Grand-baby. 
You guys are the best..

Last week was our 1 year anniversary over at CCCB..  
And our 1st blog hop.. 
If you left me a comment you had a chance to win..
And boy did you leave me some comments.. THANKS..
I wish you could all win something.. 
You will see I chose a scientific method of choosing the winner from my blog.

I am hosting again this week over at City Crafter Challenge Blog..
And this week I have come up with a fun challenge..

A Gate Card..
Have you ever made one..  They are pretty easy and fun..
So many different ways you can go with it.. 

Here is mine..

Such a sweet image. I have had it forever and just love it.
My DP is from K&CO..  
Lots of stitching..  You know I love it..  And all the other fun
elements I love to put on my cards..

This card opens up in the middle.. Just like a gate.. 
Isn't that clever.. 

So here we go..  Year two..  I do hope you come play along with us..
To get all the details on this challenge you can head on over to
The other gals have come up with some inspiration card over there
you should go take a look.

So here we go..  The winner of the blog hop from
my blog is......   Drum roll please..

Yea!!!!  To claim you $10 prize at 
The Pixie Dust Paperie  Just send an E-mail to 

Thanks so much to everyone that played along with us..

I better go get some house work done.. You know everything get push aside
when you have a sweet grand-baby to hold..

Hugs, Linda


June Houck said...

Oh Linda, what's not to love? Vintage-y goodness, stitching, scallops, yum!

JeanFB said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your stitching and the wonderful vintage style. :)

Terry said...

Simply adorable! Love this card! Congratulations to one lucky winner!

Unknown said...

Linda this is just out of site gorgeous, love it..............

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Linda! I was hoping for another picture inside and the details! Lovely new challenge and of course we'll play!

Ros said...

Fantastic card Linda ... love the image ... hope you are enjoying that gorgeous little bundle and I hope your daughter is well ...

Netty said...

Its a wonder you have time to make a card as beautiful as this Linda with all the cuddling thats going on with your grandchild......oooh don't they smell beautiful....you could cuddle them forever.... Wishing you all a Happy Easter, Annette x

Tracy said...

Gosh I haven't made one of these in forever. Love the vintage look and of course the stitching. LOL Great challenge Linda! Congrats to the winner!

Mona Pendleton said...

So incredibly beautiful Linda! Love the Vintage image and your stitching looks fab!

G Peplow said...

Oh Yes, love it , it's really beautiful. Your stitching is just perfect and the colours simply wonderful.
Hope Grandma is getting loads of cuddles, very important to bond in these early weeks(that was my excuse LOL )Hope you're all having some rest, when he comes home there won't be much, just everso green over here. Netty's right they smell beautiful, hugs:0) xxx

Carole of Brum said...

Linda, I saw your news and pics on your other blog, how lovely! Congrats and best wishes to you and the family.

Your card is simply beautiful! CoB

Lori said...

Oh, what a sweet baby! How wonderful for all of you! Love your gatefold card...the stitching is gorgeous and that image is just lovely!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card Linda, I love that vintage image and I so love the theme you picked this week, it is always good to learn something new!

I also happened to love your old fashion way to pick the blog hop winner, that is how I picked mine too, LOL!

Gayle Price said...

Hi Linda, your card is beautiful, truly beautiful. Your comment you left today on my tea post made me so happy, it was the best compliment, because you said it made you feel warm and happy. I am not deliberately trying to do that, but I visit this blog, soulaperture, you may know it...well Christina, she is amazing, always makes me feel good........ you know , warm, calm, serene, like the world is a good and beautiful place. I would just love it if my blog could make people go away feeling like that after they have visited. Ha a therapeutic blog...most people want an exciting, inspiring blog. Maybe a bit of everything would be perfect. Now I am rambling. Enjoy that precious, new bundle of creation that is in your life.

Lynnda said...

Hello my friend...What a gorgeous card! I love your stitching and you have one of thee best vintage-y style that I heart a ton....Have a great week ahead... the weather is ugly today...for me... hugs..xoxo

Linda Breedlove said...

What a wonderful card... I'm caught up in that paper and stitching and the fabulous vintage look... love this!

Joanne Leddy said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love that angel image, it's fabulous and so perfect for this card. I'm smitten!

Jane Wetzel said...

beautiful beautiful Linda...love the stitchie goodness! Try not to chew those cute new baby feet! he he hehe!

Davi said...

Linda this is such a gorgeous card! Love the soft vintage look and image. Gate cards are always so much fun, open to so many interpretations.Have fun snuggling with little Myles.

Becca said...

Love the button and how the card is folded. Beautiful angel image...another lovely card Linda!

Janna Werner said...

Your card is wonderful, Linda! I never made one like this, but I think I need to try now :-)
Your handwriting is neat!
And GZ to the winner!!
Hugs Janna

Catherine said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Your card is as beautiful as ever Linda!!

Happy Wednesday!
xo Catherine

cnelson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Linda!! I just want to say congrats again on that adorable little grandson!
You have fun with him!

Audrey Pettit said...

Not sure my first comment went through, Linda, so I'm saying it again. Just delete me if this is a repeat. :) I was saying how I loved your card with the fun gate-fold opening. It's such a great design, and yet I never think of using it when I'm crafting. Love the neutral color palette and love that vintage image. And all your stitching and scallops are fabulous. :)

jacirascrap said...

Nossa, seu cartão é chiquérrimo! Obrigada pelo Blog Hop! Até o pequeno barbante ficou show no seu cartão!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous card hun, truly angelic! ;))) xx

Lisa Gordon said...

You are amazing Linda!
This is gorgeous!

Chris said...

Oh what a beautiful card. Love the image and the vintage look - wish I could sew like that. lol

Off to make mine now. Have a lovely weekend.

Chris x

Stella said...

Well granny;) you mever cease to amaze me with your fabulous creations. I love every piece and bit of this card!
I hope you get some extra "granny" time during this Easter weekend. I hope everything is going well with you daughter and Miles!

Suzanne C said...

That is just gorgeous! Love the gate-fold and your image is beautiful!