Friday 13 June 2014

Pastels, Petals and Pearls

Good morning to all my dear friends and blog buddies, and to any visitors who may have dropped by then welcome, and I hope you like what you see.  I would love it if you could leave a comment so that I can reciprocate and pay you a visit in return.

I have had a few new followers lately whom I have not welcomed, and I apologise for the omission.  S├ębastien, my super-observant great nephew, noticed that I am very close to 100 followers.   " So what are you going to do when you get to 100 Auntie Christine?" he said.  I am presuming he meant 100 followers, but you never know!  Maybe he thinks I am getting on in years ....  lol!!  Anyway, I will certainly think about some candy for my faithful followers -  if I get there!

My Card

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My base card is a smidgen over 5" x 7" and cut from some super quality card from Anne-Marie Designs. I used a brayer and Versacolour Petal Pink to colour SB M-Bossabilities "Diamond Fleur de Lys" Design A. I love the border this folder gives. In retrospect it might have been better to use a slightly darker pink, but that's the way it goes. I then die cut the three largest dies from SB "Resplendent Rectangles" together to make a frame which I layered with foam to give a slightly raised appearance. Instead of using flower dies I dragged some daisy punches out of hibernation and used them to punch out a number of flowers. Gosh, you forget how quick it is to use a punch! However I did use Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" for the feathery leaves . I positioned the flowers and leaves around the frame and popped pearls into the flower centres and the central frame.

Well that's it for today.  Hope you are well and enjoying our summer days!  Take care.

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Patricia said...

Good morning Christine,
A stunningly beautiful card, I love the colour, the use of all your fantastic Dies and your wonderful design.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Christine. I love the way you have coloured the embossed design and your detailing is so beautiful too.
hugs Sue xx

Carole Z said...

A stunning card Christine, love the subtle colouring and how you have used the dies, beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

Wendy L said...

Stunning Christine, xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A lovely card, just my cup of tea, I'll borrow this design if I may, but with different dies. Love it.

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,lovely design and

Stamps and Paper said...

What a beautiful card Christine love your dies and soft colours


Hazel said...

Christine your card is beautiful, love the pale colours and the dies you have used. Hazel xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Christine
Wat een schitterende kaart. Prachtig met de roze bloemen
Groetjes gerrie

Brawny x said...

A beautiful card Christine. Very pretty x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Christine. Lovely design and dies - so pretty.
Lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Christine, love the card and added beauties. Just want to let you know that I have had to close down Memories to Keep blog due to hacker and now have my new one up and running. I am inviting you to rejoin if you wish and enter into my fab candy which is sponsored by three wonderful artists...thanks and hope to see you there...aNNie.
The Journey is the Start

Dee said...

Another stunning card Christine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Colour, design, everything, gorgeous!
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Planetsusie said...

This is so lovely Christine - I've just surfaced from a mojo meltdown and seeing this has given me a boost!! Love all the details - soooo pretty and the shade of pink you chose.

Thanks for the huuuuuuuge prod I have just been given - I had forgotten about my candy totally - I've not given it a thought for ages until I saw your post. You certainly don't look your age - lol!!!

Hugs to you both Sue Pxxx

(Will email you over the weekend)

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Christine, love the design made with the wonderful embossing folder and the die, gorgeous shade of pink too, hugs Kate x

scrappymo! said...

You look very good for your age, Christine! hahahahha Kids say the darndest things!

Your card is gorgeous! I am drooling over here. Love the dies you layered and the way you coloured the embossingfolder.

The flowers are beauiful...looks like the paper you chose is looks so delicate and beautiful!

Unknown said...

Hi Christine thank you for your lovely comment

Unknown said...

Your card is stunning beautiful detail and gorgeous flowers. X

Christine said...

This is Beautiful!

Jo said...

Fabulous make Christine, the die layers look lovely & those flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x
p.s I'm following you,,,,hope that's ok!