Thursday, January 19, 2017

Movie - Cardz 4 Galz

Hello, sweet blogging friends!
I hope you are enjoying yourselves despite the icky weather I hear about.
Seems so strange to think I am writing to people in the extreme (to me) cold, and in the same note to other friends way-down south who are in the midst of their summer heat!
Here in rural Florida, we are enjoying a fantastically mild winter.

It's time for the 39th Cardz 4 Galz challenge!

Badges are awarded for the Spotlight Winner and Top Picks.

Challenge #39 theme is selected by teamie Amy - In The Movies! 
You may have 3 separate submissions, and have as many cards as you like on each submission.  

so get crafting and show us your interpretation of your delightful, musical, laughable, tear-jerking, screaming-scary, movie favorites!
Challenge ends on February 1.

I'm using an older VIRGIN stamp purchased from Michaels a good 5 years ago.
It reminds me of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their many noteworthy dance routines.

For those of you who follow via e-mail, I've learned that you do not get to see the video's.
They just show up as big black squares.
So here is the link so you can view the dancing as well.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

For more photos from this movie of what once was considered quite risque, click here:

Finished Frame:

A sentiment that suits me so well in all areas of my little life - each stumble brings on new opportunities!

Finished card:

We Galz want to see all your fantastic cinema re-creations!

Link it up here: Cardz 4 Galz

Image: Inkadinkadoo - Dancing Couple
Amy's Magic Soft Violet Glitter
Dies: SW Ornate Pierced Squares, Double Pierced Squares Set A, SB Decagon Nestabilities, 
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Double Sided 3/4" and 1/2" Tear-ific Tape (under black frame for glitter)

On a Personal Note:

We live on one of the very few "hills" in Florida which is approximately 194 feet above sea level.
Because we're on a hill, and remain "high-and-dry", we don't see alligators here. But plenty live in nearby ponds, lakes and rivers.
This beauty was seen quite a distance away - about an hour by car on highways - but I thought you might enjoy seeing some of our amazing wildlife from a different point of view, and a different angle:

For my e-mail followers, here is the link to view the video.
How magnificence, yes?

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

Crafty Creations Challenges #333 Anything Goes 2/1
Inspiration Destination #120 Anything Goes 2/1
Scrapy Land Challenges #58 Favorite Colors 2/1 (I am a cliche - I love pink with just about any other colors. One of my favorite childhood dresses was pink with black and white dots. I wore it out. My flowers are usually pink and white. I'm always drawn to the loveliness of pink!)
The Crafty Addicts #32 Monochromatic Theme 2/1

Thanks for stopping by - wishing you a great week!


Sue said...

Hi Donna, I love the card and the sentiment.

The news had a bit about that huge croc.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Mrs A. said...

Oh yes . They do look a lot like Fred and Ginger. Don't make films like that any more !! Love your glittery frame work and thanks for the info on how to do it. Hugs Mrs A.

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the sentiment and your wonderful glittery frame.
Valerija xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, wow, wow Donna this is so beautiful, that stamped image is stunning so are the colours and sparkle, outstanding creation. I absolutely loved watching the video of that humongous croc what a wonderful creature he is, thank you for sharing
lorraine x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yikes! That alligator is huge! Glad I didn't encounter anything like that when I was down there!

Your card is stunning Donna. Beautiful frame and the matting behind too. Gorgeous image and sentiment and love the "frantage" look around Fred and Ginger!

Babs said...

Your card is stunning Donna, love that beautiful stamp and the way you have used the glitter such a pretty colour. Thank you for sharing your video of that gigantic crocodile he surly is a big one.
Hugs Babs x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic idea Donna with the double sided tape must try this too.
gorgeous card.
Gr Karin

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creative card and thanks for that tip with the glitter..xx

Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is a stunning project. Love your use of glitter. My apologies for not being around much lately xxx
This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
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Lori Kobular said...

Oh Donna! This is exquisite! I LOVE that sentiment! The image is perfect, the pink glitter is the perfect touch! That frame die is gorgeous!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous elegant design with your trademark beautiful sparkle, glitter and layers :) It's actually not too cold here by our winter standards, it's above freezing. However we haven't seen the sun in days, I need some sunshine for energy! Take good care, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Linda Vich said...

What a fun stamp! I love your frame technique and all the sparkly pink goodness in this!

Team Clark said...

Darling, you always inspire me so with your innovative ideas using such beautiful dies! This glitter "masking" is tremendous!!! I had a good 'ole time with glitter during New Years and am still a sparklin'! LOL! But seeing pinks and black make me definitely want to get glittery again!!! Biggest hugs to you, Autumn

KraftyKoolKat said...

What gorgeous work and image sweetie. Love that sentiment too. Sorry for some reason my stupid computer wouldn't let me watch the video.

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Donna, what a fantastic card, love the image and the gorgeous glittery frame, thanks for the tutorial.
Linda xxx

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely stunning love everything - beautiful image and sentiment and thanks for sharing the tutorial - another great creation my friend!!!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Gorgeous Donna , Fabulous With this vintage feel and the choice of colors !
Thanks for the awesome tip !

*Vicki* said...

Oh my Donna, this card is so beautiful and elegant in many different ways! Your choice of colors and design to go with this image are perfect! I just love the bits of pink sparkle everywhere!! Really great take on the challenge my friend! HUGS :)

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! Love that image and the way you have hi-lighted it, so pretty! The layering of the dies and adding the glitter looks AMAZING! Really super pretty! I adore all black ad white movies, those madcap comedies and romps are the best! I saw that video, crazy HUGE glad you are far away lol

Becky said...

Beautiful. Almost makes me feel like dancing. Notice I said almost? Yep, I can't dance. :-)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is spectacular, Donna!! Wow!! I absolutely love the die you used...adding it to my must-have list!! The image is so gorgeous!! The glitter is such a beautiful touch!! I couldn't love this more!! Absolutely stunning my sweet friend!! Love, love it!! And I saw a story about that alligator on Yahoo yesterday!! He's a monster!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Linda said...

What a lovely card, Donna!!! And I love Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! Great video, thank you so much for sharing.


Oh the classic timeless look of black and white image is just beautiful Donna. What an awesome technique highlighting the pink around the image and burnishing the glitter! You have a lot of fun with this card didn't you Donna? LOL. Your sentiment is such inspiration too. And thanks for the video of the gator. Saw on FB earlier. Seeing thing like this that make me very appreciative of the cold weather we're living in. LOL. I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead Donna. Take care. Hugs.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how I love watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance! You know how it's said Ginger did everything Fred did, only backwards and in heels. They are an amazing pair! Your card is absolutely fabulous! Just the bit of pink in the image with all the sparkle dancing around the dancing couple -- so pretty! And with the sentiment it's absolutely fantastic! I'm going to watch the video when I leave here. Oh, and I'm glad you live on a hill so you don't have to worry about alligators. That one would make quick work of its dinner!

Leslie Miller said...

ps: Donna, I just had to tell you I watched the video and then clicked on the link. Read the review and chuckled all the way through it. What a delight! Thanks!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna this is a gorgeous card I love the image of the dancing couple and the frame is beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

pam said...

Hi Donna, love this amazing card you have created, gorgeous dancing image and fantastic colours, love all the sparkle.
Would`nt like to meet Mr Crock crossing my path! my he`s a monster!
Hugs Pam x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Amazing and so beautiful is your lovely dancing couple design. Even before I saw the photo I thought of Fred and Ginger dancing. Anyway, I love this card design.

DIANA L. said...

Super card I love all the sparkle . great job on the challenge.

Carole said...

What a great frame and a great explanation of this nifty little technique! Gorgeous card and a wonderful sentiment, Donna. x

Monica said...

Hey kind Donna,

Here is wishing you a very happy new year. Sorry that I have been missing. I think I owe you an email. We went to Delhi for New Years and are now back to our routine. Much happening and am being cool and composed.

Your card is so cute. I LOVE the sentiment, it seems as though it is for me.

Happy crafting, my sweet blog budddy cum creative writer cum awesome card maker and empathetic friend,

Monica xxx

Conniecrafter said...

That stamp is just too perfect for this challenge, love the sparkle you have added, especially around the frame that is so cool! Love the pink accenting around the image and on her dress.
The alligator was on our news also, that was amazing, at first I thought it wasn't real either but they said it was, so prehistoric looking, it would be amazing to see in person but I think I would be very nervous!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

This is great! I like the mini tutorial. Its so cool to see how you do great work! Alligators are cool! It's scary when theyre near water...that's when they are fast and dangerous!!

Cara Malmrose said...

Gorgeous card Donna and thanks for the directions on how you created that awesome frame ... Will keep that in mind!

I saw that video earlier about the big o gator ... He is a hefty one isn't he?

Martine Smith said...

Great card and love how you made the frame sparkle ,must try this
Oh how I love gators ,
Have a good weekend
Much love M xxx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Donna, did I enjoy that video of Fred and Ginger!!!!! They were from a decade or two/three before my time and this the first time I have actually seen them in action!!!!! What great dancing and such a beautiful dress!!!!! I really enjoyed it!!!!
Your card is so beautiful with all the glitter and the great image of the dancing couple!!!!! Thanks for showing how you did the frame!!!! The sentiment is so lovely and something everyone can take with them, hey!!!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Donna, I adore how you added the glitter to the frame! Such a fabulous image and perfect for memories of Fred and Ginger's marvelous dance routines. Perfect sentiment, too. :-D

Stampsnob. said...

Love the saying (always do) Great card ......Lis

Chris said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and I love your glittered frame! The pink dots around the image make me giddy!!

I am glad I don't have an alligator that big wandering through my yard :) I have squirrels and hummingbirds!! Hugs to you - Chris

Chris said...

P.S. Still haven't figured my phone login yet. Will soon though :)

Planetsusie said...

Cooo this is such an amazing card Donna - I love how you did the glitter on the frame! I also adore that image in black and white but with the pink shading and glitter dots here and there - this is sooo effective - oh and the sentiment is perfect!!!

As for the 'gator - well you grow really big 'uns don't you? It was shown on the news over here and we were both well impressed - I thought he looked quite cute as well! :)

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Sian said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the sparkly frame and that sentiment is brilliant!

Janice said...

A beautiful card Donna, I love the stamp you have used, perfect for this challenge!
Great tutorial re the sparkly frame, it really sets the stamp off a treat and a gorgeous colour too.
Janice x

Anna-Karin said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Lisa J said...

Gorgeous Card!

Billie A said...

Very pretty card and love the sentiment. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments

aussie aNNie said...

Hi lovely Dee, thanks for your lovely comment as always you put your heart and soul into what you say, sure gives one a boost of confidence. The die is question is MFT link....

although I purchased it here in Australia.

It's a fabulous die and different which is what I like.

Hope all's well...hugs.xx {aNNie}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Good morning my friend, I hope you had a lovely weekend!! Your card is just delicious! You always have the most amazing techniques and your glittery frame is spectacular with the high contrast colours and intricate design. What an amazing way to showcase that incredible image!!

I love the old musicals. We went to see La La Land because everyone was raving about how it was just like one of the old movies. We were quite disappointed. It had a great start, but it didn't take long before it fell into the cookie-cutter movie style of every other rom-com I've seen in the last decade. People don't know a good movie if it ran them over in a car!!!

Looking forward to watching your wildlife video, how interesting it will be to get a glimpse into what is going on in your corner of the world. Have a great week my friend. sending hugs :)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Donna, what a fantastic card, great stamp of the dancing couple, and what a fine and beautiful details you have used to bring the image more alife, fantastic make, I want to wish you a wonderful year without to much illness and sorrow, a year full of great ideas and joy!!!

Have fun!!

Sue said...

Donna, LOVE this stamp! And the wonderful, beautiful card you created with it is awesome. Her dress is fantastic, and all that sparkly goodness is so you and perfect for this Fred and Ginger scene!!


Saw the alligator on the news, could not believe people were getting so close to take pics!

MaryH said...

Gosh, this movie challenge was THE perfect way to use this fantastic stamp (what a buy if you got it at Mike's). Thanks for showing how you pretty up an already gorgeously elgant frame, again, perfect for this stamp. You're IS 'so' Fred & Ginger. I love to watch them dancing, and have read some amusing stories about their adventures when making the dance movies. Ugh on the gators! I don't miss that aspect of Fla at all! Don't even like to see them in zoo's. Glad you're having a mild winter, and hope there are not many stumbles. But an excellent way to think of all the stumbles we face in Life, and ALL of us do. All of us Stumble. It's good to have friends to support us when we do. And loved ones to pick us back up too! Hugs & have a great afternoon. TFS

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Donna, such a beautiful image and lovely frame - a wonderful sentiment.
It's very cold and foggy here at the moment but at least it's dry - I can cope with the cold, you can wrap up and go out and about, it's the rain that I don't like!

Aly Smedes said...

Hi Donna, what a wonderful and stylish card!
Love all the glitters and the way you created the glitterframe!

Hugs Aly

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! Just popping in to say Hello and I hope 2017 has been good to you so far! Your card is gorgeous - I love all the sparkle! The Fred and Ginger theme is so cool! We enjoy old movies here too, and my favourites are some of the Hitchcock classics. I really enjoyed the news clip about the gator! That guy is huge! I have been offline for awhile so this is the first I've heard of it! I would have been scared to death!

Have a great day!


April said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous! Love, love it!

lyn hitchcock said...

Wow beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
Lyn - DT

Diane said...

Wow Donna, what a FABULOUS beautifully created and I love, love the pink and black and the glitter, too. Yes they were quite the dancing couple not to be beat by anyone! As for the gator, the only kind I want to see is my 'John Deere'!! Have a great day!!

Marjeta said...

Simply fantastic. Gorgeous image and design.


Sara Barker said...

In a word...STUNNING! But I can think of so many other adjectives, too! Love the glittered effect! Well deserved congratulations on your win at Scrapy Land, Donna! Yippee!

We just visited FL right after I saw this allie on the news. I did not realize it's about 1/2 hr. from my Mom in Winter Haven, I believe. Durn, I could have stopped in to say hi! Next time, I promise!Now I have 2 people to visit in Mom and the lady I used to work for; she just moved to Assisted Care in Melbourne. Sending hugs your way!

Team Clark said...

Biggest congratulations on your win at Scrappy Land! Big hugs, Autumn


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