Saturday, January 15, 2011

Very Very Vino

Watched two movies this afternoon while in the Bubble making a card. Okay this card didn't take four hours to make - I got caught up flipping through a GIANT package (100 sheets) of BasicGrey that sister Gail gave me for Christmas. It is AWESOME! I colored the image about a month ago. When I Copic'ed the image I really had no idea what type of card she would be gracing or if I would have any design cardstock to 'embrace' her. I think she looks right at home on all the glitter and swirls.

Back to my afternoon of laptop cinema....I have 'a thing' for WWII movies so I 'Netflixed' Defiance. It is a movie based on actual events - a real life sanctuary in a forest. There are interesting parallels to Robin Hood Prince of Thieves without the really bad Kevin Costner British accent (now you hear it now you don't...) Defiance stars Daniel Craig portraying one of four Jewish brothers who escape from Poland into the forests of Belarus during World War II to lead a band of resistance fighters and create a safe haven for Jewish refugees. The Bielski brothers saved more than 1,000 Jews. It is a compelling (albeit bloody) movie.

To lighten things up I watched Bottle Shock. Cindy over at BlueBirdFlats  cards and crafts blog mentioned how much she enjoyed Bottle Shock. What a fun flick! It is a keeper! I really like the theme is a combination of classic with an upbeat twist featuring the sound of bottle clinking, chimes, strings. The movie stars Alan Rickman, Chris Pine (Star Trek), Dennis Farina, and Bill Pullman.It has a little of something for everyone...'born in the USA' pride, family ties, friendship, a boxing ring, the coolest little intern shack, lovely vineyard cinematography, a neighborhood bar, people from 'the sticks', a little romance and spittoons! To quote Cindy it is "a gem".

Might try to fit in one more movie before going to bed...what a day. Two hour presentation at school followed by a movie marathon in the Bubble. Yea me!

Very Very Very
~Base card Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant
~Layer of My Mind's Eye Penny Lane
~Horizontal strip of more Penny Lane
~Scallop circle (using Spellbinder/Cuttlebug) of even more Penny Lane with three metal brads
~Digital image by Mo Manning colored with Copics highlighted with Stickles and Inkssential's Glossy Accent
~Sentiment Flexible Friendship Wishes by Stampendous stamped on white cardstock and layered on red, purple, green cardstocks
~Purple and green sheer ribbon
Daring Cardmakers - recipe: 1 image, 2 ribbons, 3 different design papers
Delicious Doodles (8) - three colors plus skin tone
Fairy Knoll - thank you
Crazy for Challenges (70) - thank you
Fussy and Fancy - sketch
Raise the Bar (49) - use a kid image
Fairy Tale (6) - use flowers
Crafty Catz Weekly (65) - thank you

In the words of my "very best friend in the whole world" Sharon, "That's it and that's all."

All good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Hi Nancy!
    I love the colors on your card. Very Cute!
    Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy fridays challenge.

  2. Very pretty card. . . would also make a nice valentine.

  3. Such a sweet card hun. Love all the detail.
    Thank you for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
    Teri x

  4. It's so cute! Wonderful colors!


  5. Hi Nancy
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. Such a sweet card...Love the image!

  7. Gorgeous and I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed the movie. I'm always afraid to recommend a movie because someone may hate it and then dismiss anything else I might have to say. But I was so pleased with Bottle Shock that I had to speak up. I must say you described it better than I did. I also loved your card. You can't go wrong with Mo Manning images. C2 (bluebirdflats)

  9. Gorgeous card, such beautiful colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll and good luck
    Claire xx

  10. This si fab. Gorgeous image and lovely bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

  11. So sweet, and such a wonderful coloring job! Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar, hope to see you back again soon.

  12. Such a beautiful card! Love the image and the colours look great. Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx


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