Sunday, January 8, 2012

LIVE in STYLE!


When I saw Cath's fun Map challenge at Moxie Fab world I immediately came to think of a present I got from my Host Mum when I was an Au Pair in Lexington, MA 20 years ago - a map jacket (-: My host mum definately had style- just not my style and I'm sad to say, but I think today was only the second time I wore it. But knowing Cath is a trend watcher, maybe it will be a third before the year is over?????
Inspired by Cath's challenge, but also by my own jacket and the story behind it I created this card;




I used paper piecing for All Sorts and my brand new 2012 Hero Arts Stamps; Past Times,  and will enter this card for the "New" challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Cute Card Thursday. And also the "Anything goes at the Kraft Journal , Crafty Emmas and the Pink Elephant. The shirt stamp is from Ippity.


Before I go I just have to tell you how excited I am today - just learnt that this card (below) was picked (among super fabulous entries) to go to CHA to be featured in Lawn Fawn's booth and in their catalogue - how awesome is that???  Did I say I'm excited!!!???



           Live in style (which I'm not, I'm a real slacker this last day of
Christmas break )-:    )  hugs, Karin

17 comments:

pandorasask said...

Ska hålla utkik efter kortet när vi är där! Grattis!

~amy~ said...

super cute cards and congrats!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Love your little map shirt Karin, fun! BIG congrats on your Lawn Fawn card too...so well deserved!

Annette said...

Congratulations that is so awesome. Your cards are all amazing...

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your map card, Karin! such a cool and clever design!! AND way to go on the LF card for CHA!! So thrilled for you! Your talent really shines through in all of your beautiful work! Congrats!!!!!!!

onecraftymama said...

Congrats, Karin! You must be so excited about that card heading to CHA :) I love the additional inspiration for you with the map jacket & your card - what a neat souvenir from your host mum!

karen said...

What a fun and fab design, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week,Karen.

Helen said...

Oh wow, that's such a cute card and how exciting to have your card in the Lawn Fawn booth - that's just fantastic!!

Jay Gee said...

LOL, I have never seen a map jacket before, but you look adorable! Love your fun card and congratulations on going to CHA (even if it is just your card) :)

Sue Lelli said...

Karin, LOVE the story behind your CUTE card and the pic of you actually wearing it! Also a HUGE CONGRATS on your card traveling to CHA! It is truly WONDERFUL! Do you get to go too??!!

brenda said...

What a really imaginative creation Karin.

And well done on getting your card to CHA, I know how excited you must feel as a few of mine have gone that ay as well.

Thanks so much for joining in my Paper Piecing theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Angela Fehr said...

Congratulations, Karin! Almost as good as going to CHA in person? :)

Deb said...

fabulous cards, both very clever!
so beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in our first Cute Card Challenge of 2012!
Happy crafting, Debxx

Katy said...

First of all I totally love your card. Second--I love that you took a picture with the map coat. That is the most awesome thing ever! :)

Jennifer said...

Fab work!. Thanks for playing at CES challenges xx Jenny xx

Cath said...

Hey Karin! Thanks for linking this up to the Map to Your Heart Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

...and I love the jacket, too! :)

susanne said...

Congratulations for having your card picked to go to CHA!!! Very sweet and sentimental card and your jacket is a keeper :)