Sunday, 10 April 2011

CR84FN23 ...

.... and so another week zooms past!!  And here we are again, time for this week's CR84FN colour challenge.  Mona has come up with a really elegant and feminine set of colours this week - light pink, black and cream.  Just gorgeous!


I love the inspiration photos, and that cameo necklace is just fabulous.  The pictures are courtesy of Martha Stewart - her site is always worth a visit!!  As soon as I saw the colours for this week's challenge, I knew who I'd be making the card for.  I have a friend who is the most elegant of women, and she loves black accented with most colours.  So this card is for Kath's birthday - which is at the end of the month, but I'm getting ahead as I'm off on holiday soon (more of that later).



The base card is a lovely pearly cream and it has a subtle pattern on it which, sadly, doesn't show on the photo!!  The backing paper is by Pink Petticoat and comes from a set that I got free with Quick Cards magazine.  The black lace square is in fact a stamp that I got from Joanna Sheen (don't remember the name). I stamped it, using Versamark, onto some vellum and then heat embossed it with a black sparkle powder - it has a fabulous shimmer.  I mounted it onto the largest of the new Spellbinders Fleur de Lis squares - I used a super pale pink textured mirri card.  The cream lace rose was a gift from Kath - it was one she found when going through her mum's old sewing box.  Finally, I added a tiny birthday sentiment - these are from Dawn Bibby; I really like the small peel offs.

Stamps:  Joanna Sheen - Lace Stamp
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-318) #4
Paper:  Pink Petticoat - Vintage Rose Collection
Accessories:  Card, ribbon, embossing powder, lace rose, peel offs - all from my stash

I know that the rest of the Design Team have come up with some wonderful cards for this challenge, do drop by and check out their work and don't forget our Guest Designer for the month of April, Silke Ledlow.  
Silke Ledlow- Guest Designer 

I have a very busy day ahead.  I mentioned earlier about a holiday.  Well, Kathryn and I are going to Mumbai in India.  We are going out to see Jonathan, my husband, who's been out there on business since the middle of February.  As you can imagine, we are both looking forward to seeing Jonathan.  So I've got to sort out the packing, schedule some posts for while I'm away and make sure the house is clean and tidy before we leave.  As I said - BUSY!!

That's all for now - for full details of the challenge check out the CR84FN blog, and I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your cards.  Bye for now.  See you tomorrow!

Edited:  Oops!!  In the madness and mayhem of holiday preparations, I mixed my dates - I'm sending birthday greeting to Sue next week :))))  So I'll join the team now in sending Sue Happy Birthday greetings from the UK!!

23 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Deb, This is STUUNING! LOVE all the sparkles and shine! LOVE that lace rose! You don't see that every day! Your black stamp and the spellbinders mat are the perfect backdrop! FAB card!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, I'm sure your friend will love it! The Fleu de Lis sqaure looks beautiful with your added lace image stamp and Rose. Have a save trip!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So beautiful Deb! Love the ornate foil decorative piece and the pretty lace! Be safe - can't wait to hear all about it! :)

Pauline said...

This is scrumptious Deborah! I love that vintage embroidered rose, and the layering is fantastic that ornate frame is gorgeous!!

Craftilicious said...

What an elegant and beautiful card Deborah. Sounds like you're going to be very busy getting ready but it will be a fabulous trip I'm sure. x

Andrea M said...

What a lovely card Deb!!! The lace and foil are GORGEOUS!!! Fabulous use of the challenge colors! Have a safe trip!!!

Heather Jensen said...

The foil and pretty lace flower are beautiful. Have fun on your holiday. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

The foil is cool....

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Deb! Love the lace stamp and foil fleur de lis square! Your friend will LOVE it! Safe travels!

Sasha said...

A very elegant card, Deborah. I love your stamping, the lace flower, and colours used. Your friend will love it.

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Deborah, love all the pretty details.

Donna x

craftattack said...

Beautiful, elegant card and colours! Valerie

Buffy said...

This is simply gorgeous, love the lace flower.
But then all your cards are stunning.
Buf xx

Could you e-mail me the how you link to CR84FN again, apparently I did it wrong and they removed my entry, it only linked to the photo.

Paula said...

A quite amazing combination of textures let alone colours. Hope you get it all done & dusted...sorry about the pun.....before you go.
Paula (PEP)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful use of the colors and the textures are lovely! Lovely card!

lynn said...

have a wonderful time, deb:) kaths card is darling!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is stunning, and so special! I just love the lace piece, and the stamped black frame, WOW!!!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the lace piece you used on the front!! Lovely job! ♥♥♥

Stella said...

Simply stunning and gorgeous; especialy that lace rose and the way you worked with this weeks' colors. Your card is stunning!

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely stunning with all those delicate layers! You must be really looking forward to mumbai and joining your husband.

Betty Wright said...

Deb, this is amazing! I am in awe of the stamped lace square. I was trying to find out who makes such gorgeous lace squares only to read that you stamped it on vellum and embossed in a sparkly black. WOW! Lovely details, layering, and design. Beautifully done!

Ginny said...

What a wonderful card! Love the lace look of the stamp and that spellbinder die is awesome! I'll have to look for that at Mega Meet in a few weeks. Lovely lace flower, too.

Hélène said...

I love the mettalic pink paper !

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