Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The last few days have flown past and I am trying to catch up visiting everyone's blogs. I've been to a meeting a 2 hour drive away today and didn't feel like doing a lot when I arrived home!

I had cut out some shapes and stuff a while ago from some ivory linen textured card and I made a card earlier this year using some of them - the left overs have been 'resting' in an envelope!  Truth? I'd forgotten all about them and found them when I was looking for something else.............

So because I am always so whacked out and stiff as a board after driving for any distance the old brain cells won't cope with being too creative - hence the pieces were 'rescued' from the envelope.
First I embossed the front of the card with a trellis pattern embossing folder, then took another piece of card and cut out the centre using a Fleur De Lis nestie. After lightly dusting the edges with DI and embossing some lines I used 3d pads to place it on top of the card base.

The cut out rectangle was then put diagonally across the square 'window'.

A Marianne die was used for the flourishes and the leaves and the centre 'rose was made with a blossom nestie.

Two punched butterflies and a tiny pearl popped in the centre of the 'rose', a bit more dusting with DI and a sentiment stamped then cut out with the smallest of the Fleur De Lis rectangles.It was a nice change to make something using ivory card instead of white!

I think this design would also look good as a box and maybe will have a go at making one! (When the brain cells pick up a bit!)
 Challenges -
Glitter n Sparkle - Things with Wings
Pan Pastel - Make an Embellishment
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge- Punches and Dies
Card Mania - Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - More than 1 die cut/punch
Papertake Weekly - Flowers
 Come and Get It - Flourishes/swirls

Just away to grab a coffee then settle down for a good old blog trawl! Thanks for calling in. x

33 comments:

  1. Stunning, its an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCM this time.
    Yvonne

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  2. Absolutely stunning Viv - the Rose is amazing and I love how you used the Fleur De Lis die.
    Sylvia x

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  3. Gorgeous card Viv love your flower

    Anne

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  4. Hi Viv
    Wow this is gorgeous..... Love it.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  5. Beautifully Soft, Classic card! I love it! and the colours are so soothing..
    Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

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  6. Hi Viv, beautiful card and yes it would make a gorgeous box too, great what can be done with leftovers.

    Wilma x x

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  7. What A great card you have made and the 3D design

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

    Hugs Betty

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  8. Very pretty card. Lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week.

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  9. Even when you are too tired you come up trumps, this is so gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

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  10. Very pretty card Viv, love it.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  11. BEAUTIFUL card very well thoughtout beautiful colours ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

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  12. so beautiful viv.gorgeous soft and pretty design :D

    xx coops xx

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  13. Hello Viv. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning. So pretty and very delicate. Full of class.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  14. Hope you have recovered from your long drive, I love this card, it has such gentle colour and texture running throughout. xx Flora

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  15. This is stunning. I love the design and the gorgeous delicate colours.

    Sue

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  16. Hello Viv... a stunning card, love the subtle tones used. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this time around. Suzanne xx

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  17. Stunning card Viv, why didn't I think to do that I have this die, looks fab like this. Teresa xx

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  18. Hi Viv

    This is beautiful .. .. love the distressing and that gorgeous floral centre.

    Great finished look.

    Hope you are feeling nicely recovered from your adventures now.

    Love Jules xx

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  19. What a stunning card, love the soft colours, great design and detail ,

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  20. Exquisite and quite breathtaking .

    Have browsed your blog and seen amazing cards.. Love your style.

    Thank you for calling into my room , for leaving kind words and for sharing your beautiful work here .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  21. Elegant and beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Punches and Die-cuts Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  22. wow how gorgeous is that . Love it simple colours but stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs Trisha x

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  23. stunning card thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  24. Such a pretty card...Julieannex

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  25. Wow is beautiful and very sweet card!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful, your rose is gorgeous and the die cuts are fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  27. What a beautiful card. I love the die cuts you have used and the flower is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxxx

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  28. wow wowo wowwwwooooooooooooooooooow I love this card, it looks really wonderful and kinda shaby chic.
    xoxo, Alessandra

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  29. Well done on your pp win - it was well deserved - your project is fabulous

    Kathyk

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  30. This is gorgeous Viv,such soft colours. I love that pretty flower too:) Viv xx

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  31. so pretty and girly, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

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  32. Oh wow Viv! This is just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight. Sharon x

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