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Monday, January 10, 2011

Showing Some Swan Love

It's that time, again! Time for another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images! Today's featured image is Swan Love. Swan Love is on sale, today only, in in the Shelly's Images store While you're there, check out her other fabulous images, too! There are so many wonderful images!

I've used today's Featured image, Swan Love, colored with Promarkers. This image is so beautiful and elegant. I had trouble deciding if I wanted to go with a Wedding card, or an anniversary card, for this image. It is perfect for both! I ended up going with a wedding card, in mind, but you could use this card for anniversary, as well. I used some of my new supplies for this card. These two yummy metallic specialty cardstocks were perfect for this image, and for achieving the elegant look I was going for. I bought these just last week and am so glad I did! The gold ribbon with metallic threads is from Michael's, but its been in my stash since Christmas of 2009 LOL. The sentiment is a digi sentiment, purchased from Sentiments 4 You. I used the oval and scalloped oval punch from Stampin Up. The sentiment is mounted using foam mounting tape, for dimension. I used my trusty clearstar gelly roll pen, to add glitter and sparkle to the image. My card fits the sketches at Paper Pretties, at Card Positioning Systems and at Totally Gorjuss.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Occasion Oasis (wedding) at Stamping Vacation
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
New year, New Beginnings at Creative Card Crew
New Beginning at Try It On Tuesday
New Beginnings at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #54 Anything Goes at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #51 Sketch or Punches at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #30 Something New at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #44 Love at One Stitch At A Time
Sketch at Paper Pretties
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Sisters
All That Glitters at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #80 Ring Out The Old (ribbon), Ring In The New (Metallic Cardstock) at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #134 It's All New (New metallic cardstock) To Me at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog
DDCC#94 New Beginnings (wedding) at Dutch Dare
Day 316: Pure Elegance at 365 Cards
Challenge #11 Clean and Simple at Paper Play Challenges
New Beginnings (wedding) at AI Factory
Challenge #24 New Beginnings at Sarah Hurley
Use Your New Goodies (Metallic Cardstock) at The Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #1 New Beginnings (wedding) at Do It With Digis
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #61 Ribbons and Bows at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #43 New Beginning (Wedding) at Prairie Fairie
Challenge #16 New Beginnings (Wedding) at Craft Calendar
Challenge #7 New (Metallic Cardstock) at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #62 Sketch at Totally Gorjuss
New Beginnings (Wedding) at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #18 All Creatures Great and Small
Challenge #1 New Beginnings (wedding) at Quirky Crafts
Challenge #37 Anything With Wings at Sentimental Sundays
Anything Goes at Creative Craft World
GL9 Celebrations at Gingerloft
ASC33 Things With Wings at Aly's Sunday Challenge
CPS200 at Card Positioning Systems
Challenge #54 Something New at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #2 New Things (wedding) at Sparkles Forum
Challenge #15 Something New (metallic cardstock) plus ribbon, lace or trim at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #5 Anything Goes at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #124 Something New (wedding) at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #75 New Things (Metallic Cardstock) at Pollycraft
Challenge #49 Animals at The Crazy Challenge
Say It With Love at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Digi's By Phooka
Love at One Crazy Stamper


  1. Ah a lovely card, thanks for joining in on MAWTT, OSAAT and Rainbow Ladys Challenge this week Hazelxox

  2. Beautiful card love it. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

  3. Hi Sammi. Ah, i love your card. What a gorgeous paper. I am so glad you have our Birthday Logo on your blog. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  4. Gorgeous card, love the image and the metallics!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

  5. Hi
    That's very rmantica and lovely, I like the image you used! =)
    thanks for sharing at The Pixie Cottage

  6. I love how sparkly and elegant this card is. Fantastic work Sammi! It is so pretty!

  7. Gorgeous card, stylish and stunning :-) the image is beautiful and the papers are perfect, love the gold :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. A lovely image crafted into a super card. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
    Jen x

  9. This is a wonderful, elegant card, I love that paper! Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  10. what a beautiful card, all that gold really dresses it up and makes it special.
    thanks for joining us at Paper Pretties.

  11. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky x

  12. Very pretty Sammi, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Anne

  13. An elegant card, suitable for New beginnings, thanks for taking part in our new challenges. Hope to see you again. Cheers Caz.

  14. Beautiful! I love the paper and sparkle.

  15. A really elegant card, love the cardstock and glitter on the image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

  16. Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge and Fairy Knoll this week
    Claire xx

  17. LOve the swan image and the gold foiling
    Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
    Lisa ;)

  18. Gorgeous, adorable card.
    Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  19. Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

  20. Hi Sammi.So beautiful and sparkly.Elegant card.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory.
    Lisa x

  21. Great card, lovely image and sparkle. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi xx

  22. Just me back again with my other hat on to Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week with your lovely new beginnings card.
    Suzi xx

  23. the metallic is pretty! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!!

  24. Lovely card and papercombination. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

  25. Awh those swans are just so cute!!! what a beautiful card - thank you for using my sentiment :o) and thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Do it with Digis xx Lynne and the Digi Divas xx

  26. Your card is elegant and beautiful, a treasure to any couple receiving it. I have to also comment on your picture at the top of your blog, I think your 7 Reasons, etc. are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

  27. Very elegant. I love the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  28. Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  29. A very elegant card with a beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hugs, Sylvia xx

  30. Hi There.

    Beautftiful card, gorgeous image..

    Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

    Huggies Angel

  31. What a beautiful "winged" creation! Love it! ;)) Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays! ;)

  32. Hey me again!! as I said before such cute swans - gorgeous card :o) thanks for sharing it at Fairy Fun Fridays as well xx Lynne and the Fairy Princesses xx

  33. Very cute image, love the card! Thanks for playing with us at "The Shoe"!


  34. What an elegant card! I love the metallics. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  35. Lovely Wedding card!! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts! Don't forget to come back on Friday to vote for your favourite card

  36. love the glitter and glam of this card! beautiful.. thanks for playing at AIF this week

  37. Love the gold and black, thanks for playing along with SSD!

  38. Great card hun, loving the swirly dp's.
    Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
    Teri x

  39. Really lovely image, swans are beautiful!

    Thanks again for joining our challenge this time over at sparkles forum challenges!

  40. Hi Sammi, what an elegant card. I love the digi image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  41. Beautiful card hun, love that image!!

    Thank You for sharing with us at OSAAT, SFC, Gingerloft, MAWTT & The Crazy this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  42. Another stunning card Sammi. Love it. Thanks for joining in our New Beginnings challenge at Do It With Digis this time.
    Dawn xx

  43. WOW! This is really beautiful!! I love the sparkle everywhere and such a gorgeous image!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Stamp Something!!HUGS

  44. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll! Smiles ~ Brandi

  45. Beautiful project Thanks for playing along with our plain and Simple theme at PAPERPLAY!

    Liz xx

  46. What an elegant card Sammi, I love the image and beautiful colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away for our first challenge of 2011, good luck xxx

  47. Very elegant! So pleased you could join us at Totally Gorjuss!! Thanks for sharing!

    Mary J xxx

  48. A beautiful wedding card! Love the swan image, the glitter and papers ! Thanks for joining us at Doing it with Digis! xox, Trisha

  49. Holy Moly, that's alot of challenges! Love your swan card, image is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


  50. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Digi's by Phooka.

    Hugs, Myriam

  51. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge this time over at OSAAT and CYDA.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  52. Great card and love the swans :)
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx

  53. What a pretty card! Thanks for playing along at 365 Cards this week.

  54. Oh what a beautiful card! Thanks for playing at LC

    hugs Lexi xxx

  55. Thank you hunnie for posting this beautiful card on our blog I do LOVE that cardstock so shiney and beautiful!
    Also thanks a big bunch for spreading word for our birthday bash Keep with us hun lots of good things coming up

  56. This is gorgeous, and I love the image! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Sentimental Sundays! :)

  57. What a beautiful sparkly card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

  58. wow beautiful card thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs linda x

  59. Love it the papers looks so beautiful with this image and so much sparkle!!
    Thanks for joining us at the CPFC Love Chanelle xx

  60. Stunning card darling!!
    Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

  61. Fabulous card and what a lot of challenges!!! Thanks so much for joining in with this month’s challenge at Crafty Calendar.
    Jenni x

  62. I love that image and the colouring is stunning! Thanks for joining us on the Digi's by Phooka challenge!
    Digi's by Phooka DT

  63. Beautiful card hun, so elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Divas for our very first challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  64. Gorgeous card - very stylish nd elegant! Thanks for joining us at Lexis for our 'say it with love challenge', good luck love Jacky x

  65. lovely card! thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week

    Sarah x

  66. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper Challenge.

  67. Holy smokes, that is a boat load of challenges, good work you!!! Lovely card, very romantic!! The gold leafing is perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges this month!!
    hugs, stephanne