Riley and Company + Calendar Girls = 1 card, 2 challenges!

                                         Hello friends!

Do you remember playing with Spirograph as a young child?
Me, too!
It kept my brother and I busy for hours playing with it,
creating intricate designs and zig-zag pictures in a variety of colors.
I was so nostalgic when I saw the TLC Spirelli challenge on SCS
 and just knew I had to play along ♥
My finished card is actually a two-fer ....
The Calendar Girls and Riley and Company built into one!
Barb is the hostess for our Calendar Girls this month
and challenged us to make a card using Black and only one other color
(white in the image base was acceptable!)
and ....
Kerin is the hostess for the new Riley and Company Challenge this week,
which is create a pink monotone card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

So in order to create this card,
I chose pink as the color to work with and nestled the Funnybones
sentiment into the Spirelli inspired floret.
(you can find the tutorial on SCS here:)
The sentiment really resonates that any battle,
especially one with a life changing diagnosis of cancer,
takes courage.

Here is my finished card, inside and out -

Here's the wonderful beginning to the Spirelli technique ~
embroidery twine and a scallop edge.
The finished floret!

 Isn't this a fun technique!
I know I'll be using this again and again :)
Please be sure to check out the Riley and Company DT creations -
you can find them listed in my sidebar!
Also, if you want to upload your card to play along to a gallery,
please use the keyword Riley2214.
And of course stop on over and see what my Calendar Girl sisters
 have created, too!
That's it for me!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Such a beautiful card and I know it was fun to do the Spirelli technique again. That is one of the techniques I haven't tried but looks like something I may have in my future. Good job, Kelly!!!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Kelly!! Your Spirelli gives this wonderful sentiment an exquisite frame! Sensational work!

  3. Kelly--I love your card. See-it was not much of a challenge at all! I love the technique you used--I too know I will try it.

    I am so happy you are a Calendar Girl!

  4. Love this, the Spirelli is amazing and the sentiment is fantastic!!!!!

  5. Oh my! Kelly, my jaw just dropped - again! It has a way of doing that when I come to your blog and feast upon your creativity! WOW! What a beautiful card. That saying. It is amazing! And your card is stunning! Love the little tutorial you offered, too. Thank you!

    I'm so glad you're a Calendar Girl!

  6. Kelly, Very Beautiful!
    Such a cute card. Perfect for our Monochrome challenge.
    ♥ Monica, DT Sister at Riley and Company

    My Personal Blog-Taylormadecards4u

  7. Wow!! Such a gorgeous card Kelly!! I love the colors, papers and what a very encouraging sentiment!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  8. I love this technique! Your card is gorgeous! :)

  9. Gorgeous technique. I loved the Spirograph as a child....and was known to play with it again when Kyle was little!
    Love your pink-ness and such a heartfelt true sentiment!

  10. wow Kelly, what an awesome job on the Spirograph. This card came out gorgeous, "as usual" :)

  11. This is so pretty and I love the Spirelli technique on the scalloped edges! Beautiful card!

  12. Stunning! Love the thread work, wonderful accent!

  13. Awesome card Kelly, love the spirallena technique. You my dear friend patience..however, you have piqued my curiosity and I may have to try it...What a great card...

  14. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous, Kelly!! The finished floret looks amazing!! What an amazing card my friend!! So fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. A beautifully crafted card- loving the Spirelli florette behind the image. And, how I love pink : )

  16. Beautiful! Pink my favorite color and for a good cause. I had one of those spirographs but your floret reminds me of some art work in the 70's. The nailes on a board in a circle with multi colored thread creating the same design you used. My brother gave one to my parents! LOLA

  17. I saw this technique on SCS and was somewhat intimidated by it. Your card is gorgeous!!! Maybe I will give it a try? Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

  18. Wow. You DO have patience. I love the sentiment and layers of your card. It's wonderful!

  19. Fantastic technique!!! Love that sentiment too Kelly. So beautiful!

  20. That really is a gorgeous technique and beautiful sentiment.

  21. Beautiful card! And I love the technique too!

  22. Oh, my! This is just wonderful! The wrapped scallop circle is a beautiful feature and a technique I need to try and that sentiment is so perfect and one I really need to keep in mind. Thanks, sweet friend!!

  23. Well, Little Miss Creative! WOW!!!! This is a great card. I love the technique and you executed it well.