Tuesday 9 March 2010


Hi Everyone
I have found a little time this week to make a card. This one came about whilst looking at challenges over the weekend and I decided to combine red, black and off white as a colour combo from Colour Create with an easel card from Lili of the Valley and Stamp Something's Girly theme, but I was also inspired by Creative Inspirations challenge of lace, pins and pearls. So here it is -
It was strange this week not following a sketch but putting my own design together has taken me hours of thinking again.
The backing paper is a decopatch tissue sheet and chosen because of the lacy design and the colours. The image is from a set given to me by my sister and I used my Promarkers to colour it. The other embellishments are from my ever growing collection of bits and pieces. I decided to make it for my Mum for Mother's Day. Whilst she was in hospital she was interested in what I have been doing and enjoyed me showing her my creations. I hope she likes this one too.

It's quite difficult to get the lighting correct with the silver doyley, but I think it gives the overall effect.
I found the pin in my needlework box and added pearl beads to it and pinned it with a black lace bow. The small text rose I made myself, the other flowers have been put together using shapes from my flower box. Of course I have used my favourite technique of the moment which is adding sparkle round the edges of the mounts and onto the flower petals, I also used Cosmic Shimmer sprays to distress them a bit more.

Challenge List

Creative Inspiratins  -  Lace, pins and pearls
Stamp Something  -  Girly week
Lili of the Valley No: 48  -  Easel Card
Colour Create  -  Red, black and off white
Crafty Cardmakers No: 16  -  A feminine Celebration
Cupcake Craft Challenges No: 81  -  Flower Power
Anyone for Anya  -  Mum's the word
The Cuttlebug Spot  -  Vintage
Lots to do  -  Distressed
Frosted Designs  -  Technique Week
Totally Papercraft  -  Mother's day/Special Lady
C.R.A.F.T Challenge No: 40  -  Mother's Day/Flowers
Simon Says Stamp  -  Mother's Day/Girly
Stamp, scrap and doodle No: 30  -  Open Week

Well there's lots out there to enter and from which to get inspiration, have fun.  See ya.  Luv B xxx


Georgie Hughes said...

You could not have chosen a better name for your creation. It is pure ELEGANCE, the colours are awesome and the embelishments are absolutely beautiful.You know I love your work and if I were to receive a card like this it would forever have a place on my mantlepiece.Your Mum is one lucky lady.

Debi said...

Your card is lovely but to be eligible for the prize from the Anyone for Anya challenge you must use a Greetings Farm image.

crafty creations said...

A stunning card Brenda - love the effect of the tissue and doyley

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Joey said...

Hi Brenda

WOW! your card is stunning, so many details and a gorgeous colour combo, very elegant. thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts this week


Sue said...

Hi Brenda
WOW what a stonking card, its beautiful, i luv the image,the colours, embelies, its a knock out. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

pcrusberg said...

Wow! Found from the Cuttlebug Challenge and I'm so glad I decided to check out your link. The card you've created is just wonderful! I love all of the detail and your mum will enjoy having it stand up so that she can admire it. It's just wonderful. Thanks, Pam

Stampin'Piper said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Hugs Tanja

Kylie said...

OMGoodness. This is absolutely stunning! Very, very elegant. Love it!!

Kylie ox

Barb Craft said...

Wow... what a stunning card! Everything from the colors to the image to the embellishments are just perfect!! Glad you decided to share it with us at Frosted Designs!
Barb :)

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and elegant..wow there are so many wonderful details.
Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Mel X said...

Wow, smashing card, really elegant. Love the colour combi and all the embellishments.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts, hope we see you again real soon. Good luck

Mel X

Julie Riley said...

Very elegant, stunning feminine card, its gorgeous well done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous a great Easel card thank you for joining LOTV this time hugs Pops x x x

Crafty Cardmakers said...

Lovely design, the embellishments and image are superb, I love the pin detail :)

Thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is just exquisite! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot! xxD

Nicola said...

Your easel card is stunning Brenda, such afabulous image and wonderful accents.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Unknown said...

beautiful easel card, love the image, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx