Sunday, 6 May 2012

CR84FN53 - thoughtful .....

....  so sorry that I missed the first week of our CR84FN53 colours - it's been all go here.  I've finished unpacking the boxes - yippee!!!!  I've still got a bit of sorting out to do, but I found some time this week to make a card for the challenge.

Aren't these colours pretty?  Soft, subtle and feminine and perfect for my card.  Last week I was feeling a bit low and, in fact, had a good cry on Tuesday.  I was feeling quite homesick and was just fed up of boxes everywhere.  Then, in the post, I got this lovely card (see below) from Pauline - it's absolutely beautiful and it really cheered me up, so I've made my CR84FN53 card for Pauline.

I love the way Pauline has created the background patterns!  It's absolutely gorgeous - thanks!!

For my card I started off by stamping the large doily, in aqua, in the centre of the card, masked it and then stamped the background doily pattern in two shades of pink.  You may have noticed that I've based the background pattern on my card on Pauline's pretty doily pattern.  I finished off with a simple, but heartfelt, sentiment.  I've kept to one layer because it is easier to post to the UK.  I'm also submitting the card to the One Layer Wednesday - OLW86 challenge, which is to make a card for a woman in your life.  Both Pauline and I love Waltzingmouse stamps, and Pauline is a whiz with the doily set, so it seemed appropriate to use that set on her card!  So pleased to have OLW back!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Large Doily, Make Your Mark; There She Goes - Sentimental Thank Yous
Inks:  Distress - Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Card from stash

For more inspiration - check out the rest of the team's cards - click on the links below:

Mona PendletonSue LelliAndrea MatthewsPauline PollingtonSuzanne CzosekHeather JensenLisa SomervilleShannon White

I haven't had chance to check out your cards yet, but I'll be sure to drop by this week.  Have a good weekend.


  1. Deb, I think both Pauline AND you are very thoughtful! She is going to LOVE this card and be so happy when she reads your post! LOVE your doily stamping and glad you are settling in - a good cry is what you needed as well as that FAB card from Pauline! Glad you could play this week! We missed you!

  2. It's good to cry and let it all out sometimes. So pleased that you are feeling better for it. Two lovely cards and beautiful colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Oh Dear Deborah! What a lovely card, thank you! Yes, sometimes a good cry is what we need to let our emotions out, I know moving to a different continent is hard especially when we have loved ones at home. I can't wait to get this card in the mail, these colours are so pretty, and I do love these doilies.
    Thanks again Deborah, if you need a chat, you know where I am xxx

  4. Deborah I am sure when all your unpacking is done you will feel better...I always think unpacking is worse than packing up...and you know you have lots of friends out here in blog land...
    Lovely card from Pauline and love your one layer card super stamps and pretty colours


  5. Sorry your feeling down, Deborah. I think it's a build up of mixed emotions and I'm sure it will pass. Most of my friends and family have emigrated, and this has happened to all of them. My brother was terribly homesick when he moved to Canada, but it is now his permanent home and he has settled into a wonderful life there.
    How kind of Pauline to send you a lovely card, and your card for her is really lovely, too.
    Take care! xx

  6. I can relate to your feelings, Deborah. When I moved from my home state of California to the Midwest - it took a very long time before those homesick feeling left. There are times when I'm still homesick, but they are far between will get better.

    Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us. I love how you incorporated the little hearts around your beautiful doily. A truly inspiring creation!

  7. So pretty Deb! Great mix of Waltzingmouse Stamps! Lovin' all the doilies!

  8. So sorry you were feeling down. I totally understand. I did the same thing when we moved to Alabama. I can't tell you how happy I was when we moved back home this last fall. I hope you start to feel more at home. Michigan is a beautiful place. I know you will love it as things start to bloom.

    Your card is beautiful. That was so sweet of Pauline. :)


  9. Lovely card and so is Paulines'!!! Hope this week is better!! I believe that sometimes a good cry helps to get all those emotions out!!!

  10. Glad you're sorted enough to have some crafting time - it's very hard having such an upheaval & it is a very very long way with many cultural differences. Do take care & don't be too hard on yourself - I'm not suprised you're homesick.
    This is a lovely use of the doily stamp - I'll have to remember that when I next venture into my Medallion stamps.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Sorry it was a rough go earlier this week and glad Pauline's card cheered you up! Lovely card using the colors. Glad you got your crafts unpacked and were able to create something!

  12. Beautiful doily stampings Deborah! love the colors - I'm sure it's most difficult living in a different country and trying to make it feel like home! Hope you are feeling a bit better as the days go by and you get all unpacked!

  13. How pretty - love the stamped doilies - they make a wonderful background!

  14. What a lovely card Deborah! So pleased Pauline's card cheered you up a bit - it's been such a whirlwind for you in the last six months it would be surprising if you didn't feel a bit low. Big hugs, Vicky x

  15. WOw Miss Deb this is So gorgeous! 8-) I have missed your Lovely creations! And I so understand, packing and then moving and all the boxes and unpacking, always makes me feel emotionally overwhelmed too! Not looking forward to it when I will have to do it in a year or so when my DH retires, we are relocating to a different town.. 8-) Pauline is such a Sweetie! 8-) I know she just Loved your Beautiful card!


  16. So gorgeous, Deborah! LOVE the use of the stamps--and so happy you've gotten all unpacked! :)

  17. Deb, both cards are lovely! Great designs and wonderful sense of color!


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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