Saturday, February 9, 2019

February "Show & Share"

Hello friends! 
It gives me great pleasure to start another month's of January "Show & Share"!
I am amazed at the responses and would love to continue this monthly feature.

Here is one of the posts that I came across.... it is from a talented blogger Kim Skinner.
I took a screen shot of her post and I truly hope what Kim wrote will convince you to join my "Show & Share". I find it so relaxing to visit blogger's posts and leaving some blog love....

Thank you so much, Kim! 😊😁😍
 "Show and Share".
The main goal is to challenge you to create and share with our fellow card-makers.
I am hoping that all participants in this monthly feature can give each other some blog love, offer encouragement and get inspired! Are you gamed!?

This is how it works:
Each month, I will post the link on the 9th day of the month and it will end on the 29th day of the month. On the last day of each month, ONE winner will be announced.
To participant in this monthly feature: 
1. link up your new creation(s) and share it here in the gallery. You can use Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest... or blog for your projects.

2. you are most welcome to use WHATEVER in your stash to create. Old or new products are all welcome. You do not need to purchase new products to play. Use what makes you happy.

3. try out new techniques ,styles and products! This is your chance to show off what you make!

4. please link to my blog and mention that you are taking part in Virginia's "Show and Share" and use the blog logo if you can. I hope this will help spread the joy of "show and Share" with more card-makers!

5. please share no more than 4 projects within a month. Basically one project a week is good if you want to link as many as you can.

You can now find this monthly feature link at my side banners. Simply click on it and you can find this very post. I chose 9th day of the month as a cycle because I was born on Dec. 9th.
it's your day
Here is my project with the Golden Swan Die!

edited: The February Card Kit  (Golden Swan Included) is available in US for $35 US
 The February kits are now here! (Available February 1-28th) While supplies last for new members. US shipping included in cost.
This month's Golden Swan Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!
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Isn't this Golden Swan Die divine? it's your day-002

As you can see, I had fun dressing up the swan. Noticed my swan doily ? You see it almost in my every card photo. It was my best purchase while visiting Bruges in Belgium two summers ago.

it's your day-001

πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰For this month's prize, you will receive a Golden Swan Die from Spellbinders.
(die only) and some of the ephemera (not the card kit).
FYI: for Spellbinders, there are are really good deals here!

Disclaimer: please know that this feature is not sponsored by any stamp companies. I will be responsible for the prize and shipping. I appreciate that you use my affiliated links (listed as follows and are all located in the side bar) for your crafting purchase.
AltenewBlitsyConcord & 9th, Hero Arts ,, , Simon Says Stamp , SpellbindersPink Fresh Studio
Thank you!


Sue D said...

Pretty swan card and the swan doily is perfect for the photo's background.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Very pretty swan die cut. Love how you dressed it up. I guess this is not available here in the US. Good find and good buy!-Maria Giselle B. (

Virginia L. said...

Clemente, The Spellbinders Card Kit IS available in US and shipping in US is free with order. ( I am in Canada, so the IP address was in Canadian currency. I corrected the link now). Thanks for the comments!

conil said...

Think you've mentioned this before...somehow my swiss cheese brain didn't get it but I've got it now and will be participating in the future. You've used this gorgeous swan before, as well. Love the additional golden really adds so much to her. And the joy of seeing real Bruges lace (and such a lovely example of it) is a real treat.

Dawn T said...

Beautiful Virginia. Your swan is amazing.
You are a very special lady to do this to each month. Inspiring us and then encouraging us too.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Golden Swan! Pretty card!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Virginia! And I have to agree with Kim, you are one of THE best commenters out there! :) Thank you for another fun challenge, too!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card! I love the swan!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a lovely card Virginia.. Love it totally.. I really enjoyed participating in your January show & share challenge... Your comment on each card made my day and inspired me to come back again... You are awesome..I am more excited to see your comment on my post ...yes..more than a chance to win something..HUgsxx to you..

Milka Gubo said...

Beautiful card, Virginia. Thank you so much for a super fun challenge here on your blog. I've always loved your challenges, as well as your cardmaking style. :o) Hugs!!

desperatehousewifecraft said...

How great that you are doing this Virginia, I remember this was how I discovered you in the beginning I think, through your challenges. I will add yours to my list again. Great swan card and yes i love that little crown you placed on her head! Have a great day, hugs, Gwendolyn. said...

Love all things Spellbinders and your swan card is a delight! Am thrilled that you are having this show and Share for all of us to show all that we are learning and trying out!

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful swan card, Virginia! I finally got an Alcohol Inked panel I actually liked, so I'm linking up that card.