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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scarecrow Maggie and a rant!

I have a card to share and along the way i am gonna get on my soapbox and have a little rant, so if you just wanna look at my creation, thats fine too.
We as bloggers/ crafters/ card makers mostly blog and craft to share and inspire one another, i also skype with quite a few of my crafty friends and often share whatever card i am working on while skypeing with my friends, however i never expect them to reuse my ideas before i get a chance to share my creation on my blog.  Well i think we can deduce from this who our friends are.  I know when i create something and someone uses my creation for inspiration i am positively THRILLED that i may inspire someone.  However i see it as a slap in the face when my sharing gets abused!  Ok now i can get off my soap box and share my card
I recieved a parcel from the OH SO GENEROUS Diana from Magnolia-licious and just had to dig right in and start a card with my newest little Maggies.  I used #298 Scarecrow Tilda and #253 Garden Tilda, colored with copics, i masked my image and used a Hero arts background stamp for the corn field look, and then sponged and airbrushed a sunset background.
All my edges were distressed with a distressing tool and given a lavish going over with vintage photo, i stitched around the edges so that i could enter the challenge on MDUC where they want: stitching and swirls, we all know how i feel about my pearly swirls, he he.
Then i wanted to use the same card for TOMIC: shimmer and pearls, also right in there with what i love and my little bees and Tilda's lace got the stickle treatment.  This card fits the bill for the challenge on Stampalot it will be entered there too.
The fence is a little wooden one that i have had in my stash for quite some time now, and the tag sentiment is a computer generated one, the hessian is from the stash and the little watering can i thought was perfect for this.  The little corn shoots on the iside of my card and laying next to our little gardener are made by yours truly using florist wire and a little daisy punch.
have a great weekend
smiles
Paola
P.S: i was chatting to a friend about this and she said its like a "friend" dating an ex-boyfriend and only finding out via the grapevine i thought it was a great analogy

51 comments:

  1. Stunning card, love all the beautiful embellishments you've added.

    Sorry to hear about your crafty troubles, hope you continue to share you lovely projects with us!

    ** Kate **

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  2. This is stunning hun! Good for you for speaking out! As you know it happened to me last year and it is so upsetting and annoying so I know just how you feel. hugs, Jane xxx

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  3. Oh Paola, this is absolutely gorgeous, just love it! Sorry to hear how deceitful your 'friend' has been... this is just NOT on! Hopefully she'll feel bad enough to apologise. If not, then she wasn't a friend to start off with. Sorry, my 10c worth. hugs Shazi

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  4. Beautiful !!


    I feel your pain, been ripped off with my textile pieces more times than i care to mention & have also hauled a few folks through court for abusing my copywrite designs.

    I keep everything to myself these days until im ready for the world to see it.


    Aj.

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  5. Beautiful Paola! And your rant wasn't that long and well worth the read. It isn't nice when others take advantage of our friendships.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  6. Oh no, sorry to hear that you were let down by one of your friends. This is a super cute card!!!

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  7. Such a beautiful creation! I love your colouring and design and the colour scheme and little charm are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at TOMIC this week. Hugs, Chris :)

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  8. A fabulous Tilda card Paola - the rustic colours and embellishments fit the outdoor theme perfectly. Love the fence and all the extra detail - it really is beautiful.

    Your rant was understandable. People who betray your trust like that should be named and shamed - they might think twice next time!
    Sylvia x

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  9. This is so beautiful, lovely card, bye Mascha

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  10. I can't image anyone trying to replicate your designs ... You have a gift and are so very talented....I love visiting your blog your creations are amazing. I am not 100% comfortable with card making but am learning so much from people like you!!!!Kepp creating and we will keep visiting
    Hugs
    Linda

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  11. wowzer!!! this is just amazing and gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

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  12. Paola, awesome card! Your coloring is beautiful, love the fence and all the other details. You've done a fantastic job, as always!

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  13. What a shame that people we trust let us down, especially if we class them as friends. Your card is utterly adorable Paola, I love the Tildas, fence, lace, swirls, okay I LOVE IT ALL. hehehe. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  14. Such a cool looking card! Great idea with the sunset background! Love the swirl pearls too!
    Hugs, Dena

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  15. Wowzwers! This is absolutely fabulous, Paola! What a fantastic vintage style card! All the details are great! It's actually the first time that Scarecrow Tilda appeals to me. You surely make her likable. No idea why she seemed a witch Tilda to me and didn't order...hehe.
    hugs sweetie and have a happy weekend!
    Iulia

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  16. beautiful. Love everything about it.
    Thankyou so much for playing along with us this week at MDUC
    Love Debbie xxx

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  17. Hey Sweetie, Your card is stunning! I love your wooden fence! That's why we have so much "stuff!" We're going to need it some day. LOL I love, love, love your card. You are so talented and I cannot imagine someone even coming close to what you always achieve. I know that when I first started card making, and tried to copy someone's design, theirs always looked so much better and different, so I just gave up and began doing my own stuff. I don't have the magic they had when they developed their card and it showed. Your work is always wonderful! You have the gift!

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  18. A gorgeous creation.

    Thank you for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B

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  19. I LOVE this card. Brilliant idea to use these two images together. They fit perfectly. You definitely are one creative lady.
    Sue S.
    I totally agree with your rant. Inspiration is sometimes hard to come by and it hurts when you aren't given credit for it. I'll be good, I promise :)

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  20. Well this is just gorgeous, love your images and the gorgeous little fence. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Hugs
    Pinky

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  21. Hi Paola, love this pretty carse, both inside en outside. Lovely colouring and great details. Hugs, Frea

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  22. What a beautiful creation
    Thanks for joining us at SIR STAMPALOT challenge
    this month and good luck!
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  23. Gorgeous card Paola, I love all the extra bits and bobs.

    Sorry to hear someone has stolen your design.

    Take care.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  24. This is just Gorgeous! Love all the little details and your design is perfect for these images,just Beautiful!
    Hugs Julie P

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  25. OMG!!! Paola this is so beautiful. I was like Iulia and thought this Tilda would be one I wouldn't get but after seeing your gorgeous creation I have changed my mind.
    Starting with the color and the DP's they are fabulous. The little fence with the watering can charm so cute. Tilda digging the garden and then the scarecrow Tilda to frighten the birds away. She is too cute to frighten the birds though. I love the piece of sacking! Your coloring is lovely. I haven't seen another like it and am sorry that someone stole your idea and that it was a friend. I hope the friendship can be mended.
    Hugs Maz

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  26. I love your card, the colors are perfect for both of the Tilda's really cute combination. I love the accents especially the watering can, how cute. Your rant is pretty kind to them

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  27. What a great card. Both Maggies are adorable. TFS.

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  28. Fabulous work, Paola!!!
    Great colours and of course I adore your embellishments, especially the corn husks you made.
    Sorry to hear what happened to you. Those who do things like that are not friends.
    Hugs, Candy

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  29. I bet whoever stole your design didn't do it half as beautiful as yours! So thumb your nose at them and just keep creating! Your card is just beautiful!!!!

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  30. We certainly find out who our friends are, don't we? I'm sorry to hear about what happened to you....
    Your card is SPECTACULAR! I love the coloring but most of all I love all of the design elements that you used. Great job!

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  31. Hi Paola.....your card is stunning and I love the little scene you have created with the maggies! Sorry to hear about your crafty troubles, this has happened to me before and it really does make you angry, you needs enermies when we have so called friends like that, eh? Hope it sorts itself out and well done you for speaking out about it :o)

    You asked me a question about the little crochet shoes on my blog. The sole is crocheted too, so they are not suitable for outdoor where. Most of the shoes I make are for pre-toddlers so there is no worries about the soles wearing out. However, if I did make them for a toddlers {the patterns do go to that age too}, then wearing them in the house as slippers would be fine, its only like wearing socks in the house. Hope that answers your question, hun, and thanks so much for your kind words about them!

    Have a great weekend

    Hugs Tab xxx

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  32. Paola, this is very cute, I love how you created that scene with the 2 Tildas. Very lovely earthy colors. Beautiful

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  33. A super creation! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

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  34. Paola, this is gorgeous! You've got a real eye for design and coloring! Love everything about it! Oh, and lesson learned. It's always rotten when someone we trust turns on us. Take care.
    Hugs
    Judy K.

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  35. its an absolute stunner. love it.
    Thanks for Joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

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  36. Just gorgeous! Everything ties in perfectly
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  37. Amaaaaaazingly fantabulous!! You are one of the best out there...d'you know that?! I'm so not a fan of this scarecrow Tilda...well, until now! This card is just precious!! So dang cute and, as always, the inside is as gorgeous as the outside!! :-) Oat

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  38. Bwahahahaha! I should read what I write before I hit submit...my name is actually Pat...not Oat! hahaha! *p

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  39. Fabulous card Paola, the detail is beyond amazing hun. Thanks for joining us at WOC this challenge x

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  40. oh wow what a beautiful little scene . i love that scarecrow image
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Summer challenge
    Lisa x

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  41. Hi Paola,

    What a gorgeous card you have created! A truly beautiful Piece of Art! The details are so beautiful, I just LOVE it! Thank you for joining us at TOMIC and a wish you Good Luck!

    Hugs from Holland,
    Monique xxx

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous card Paola!!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  43. Hi Paola, Great Card and just right for us on MAWTT this week with our Summer themed challenge, Thanks for playing, So sorry to hear you have had issues. Its their loss now they dont have you as a friend xxx Hazelxoxo

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  44. I hope you feel a little bit better now that you got your teeny weeny rant off your chest. I am so sorry to hear that... Buggers to them I say!!!!

    You card is just fantastic as always. Absolutely love the scene you created. That fence is the perfect touch..Love it..

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  45. What a FABulous card!
    I'm so sorry that a "friend" has stolen from you. That's just awful! And just plain wrong. I'm glad you saw this person for what & who they truly are & know that you can no longer trust them. Fortunately most crafters are not like this person. They are usually the nicest people you would ever meet.
    Big huggies to you ~
    Sharron♥

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  46. Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous !!

    Hugs Monique

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  47. Stunning job! Love the distressed look! And the layout is so fun...the inside look amazing too!

    Thanks for joining us this week for "Fairy Fun Fridays"-Swirls and Pearls challenge! Good Luck! :D

    Hugz,
    xx Tracey xx FFF/DT

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  48. Hello Paola!

    This is outstanding! Love the colors and the whole scene you've created. Amazing work!

    Congrats on getting on the Magnolia Design Team! I'm so happy to have you join us! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia and hAngler this week!

    Hugs, Mindy

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  49. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  50. Beautiful! Love all the details, really spectacular job!

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smiles
Paola