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:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Viv

jacqui x

Meggymay said...

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

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Viv love your flower

Anne

Gibmiss said...

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

Toni Herron said...

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

scottish crafter said...

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

Wilma x x

Chan BBChan said...

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

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

Hugs Betty

Judy McKay said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Caz said...

Very pretty card Viv, love it.
Hugs
Caz x

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

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

coops said...

so beautiful viv.gorgeous soft and pretty design :D

xx coops xx

Rose Petal said...

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

Crafty Lark said...

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

Sue - bearhouse said...

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

Sue

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Jules said...

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

GinaA said...

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

Shirley-anne said...

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

Leikkaan Mervi said...

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

craftygranny said...

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

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

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

pinkjools said...

Such a pretty card...Julieannex

Addii said...

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

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

Papercraft By Carole said...

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

Alessandra said...

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

Kathyk said...

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

Kathyk

Viv said...

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

Debi said...

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

Sharon said...

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