Sunday, 20 March 2011

CR84FN20 ....

..... have we got something special this week?  You bet we have!!  All my favourite colours in one challenge - plum, lavender and green - my idea of heaven!!  So please join us and play along with the CR84FN challenge this week.




These fabulous photos are courtesy of Adam from embrace life photography and once again I've lost a significant part of an evening just browsing his site - those wedding photos are magnificent. 

My card this week is for a Wedding!!!  I made it for my nephew, Paul, and his partner, Leona.  They are getting married on Wednesday 23rd March.  It's going to be a wonderful day for them as they marry, but it will be particularly tough for Paul as his mum, Tracey, won't be there to help them celebrate.  But Tracey will be there in spirit, she wouldn't want them to dwell on the past - but to focus on their future together.  So here it is.



I've kept it quite clean and simple.  The backing paper is by Pink Petticoat and is layered onto a lovely green mirri card (not easily seen in this photo, but you can see the colour in the detail shot below).  I wanted a fun image and remembered this "love bug" by Pink Petticoat.  I printed it onto smooth white card and then coloured it with Promarkers.  I couldn't make up my mind which die set to use, but finally settled on Labels 4 - an elegant shape.  While in the die I shaded the image with Distress ink.  For a bit of sparkle I traced over the string and words with a green Sakura Stardust pen.  And that's it! 


You can see the beautiful green mirri card here - love this colour!!

Image & Paper:  Pink Petticoat - Happily Ever After, Blooming Doodles - Lavender
Spellbinders:  Labels 4 (S4-190) die # 5
Inks: Distress - Pine Needles
Promarkers:  Plum, Orchid, Cool Aqua, Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 4
Accessories:  Card and mirri card from stash;  Sakura Stardust pen #729

Our design team have got more inspiration for you - do check out their blogs using the links below or in the side bar.
Deb Hickman - Guest Designer 

Before I go, sorry I wasn't able to get to get around to all those who entered the challenge last week - you may know from my earlier posts that it's been a tough couple of weeks.  However, I will get around to see all the entries this week - after all - they will be using my favourite colours!!   That's all for today, but do come back tomorrow as I will have a card or three to share!

19 comments:

Meredith said...

So cute Deb! I know that your nephew and his new wife will cherish this handmade sentiment on their special day!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a darling card Deborah! Love the fun image and the soft coloring around the edges!

Pauline said...

Deborah, this will be so very much appreciated by your nephew, a beautiful card with a fun image.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. Fun image for a wedding card. Sorry it will be a tough time for your nephew and hope the wedding is wonderful!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet wedding card, Deborah! Love the sweet image.. your nephew will cherish this!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful wedding card, the BG looks wonderful with your image!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a sweet wedding card,I love the cute image.xxxx

lynn said...

your card is charming, deborah:)

Jennifer Styles said...

Oh, how pretty, great wedding card!

cbuswell said...

Great wedding card, love the BG and fun image!

Andrea M said...

So sweet Deb!!! What a great wedding card! Lovely take on the challenge colors!

Craftilicious said...

What a gorgeous card. Hope the wedding is wonderful :-)

Stella said...

Your wedding card turned out gorgeous and fun. Love it!

It's a special day but also sad and difficult for your nephew and his bride. People always say that life goes on but that's easier said than done.... I know for sure that your sisters' spirit will be with them. I wish you all a wonderful day. Thinking of you....Hugs! X

Forgive me my horrible English but I hope you know what I mean...
X

Vicky Hayes said...

Well, congratulations to your nephew and his partner! I'm sure they will love your fun card. The cute car works perfectly with that great DP.

Heather Jensen said...

So sweet! I am sure they will love the card. Perfect wedding image. :)
Hugs~

Geri said...

This is really sweet and cheery, Deb! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my last card! I know you girls have to put in lots of time visiting other blogs--wanted you to know it is appreciated and oh, so encouraging!! Have a great day!!

Lisa V. said...

This is a fantastic whimsical card. I love the fun image. Fantastic.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This card is precious!Love it!

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, I can tell this came from your heart! Your nephew and his new bride will LOVE all of the thought you put into this and cherish that YOU will be there for them in this rough time. I LOVE that you chose a super fun image and LOVE all of the details you added!

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