Sunday, 8 May 2011

CR84FN27 ....

..... what a treat we have in store for you this week at CR84FN - really elegant and feminine - bright pink, grey and cream - how lovely are they?




Our beautiful inspiration photos are courtesy of Adam George at embracelife photography - his site is well worth a visit, and I've just spent ages browsing the lovely pictures.  And I think Scott's quote this week is really great - sometimes I have a last minute panic!!  But not this time :)

I attend a local Craft Group in my village - there are nine of us in total.  We all like to make cards - some of our group like decoupage (very detailed), some like embroidery, some like parchment craft and some of us love stamping.  So we learn lots from each other.  And when it comes to birthdays we really enjoy making cards for each other.  Barbara celebrated her birthday last week on Friday 5th May, so maybe I should have used last week's colours, but I wanted to make a card using this week's colours - so I did!!




I used a piece of textured cream card from my stash to make the base card and the leaves.  In my scrap bin I found a lovely bit of bright pink textured foil paper and I cut a piece for the card.  On to that I layered a lovely bit of crocheted cream lace (it has a slight shimmer).  I used my Spellbinders die to cut out the a holographic silver Lotus pendant.  And onto this I attached a single rose blossom - stamped in memento ink and coloured with Promarkers.  I shaded the leaves with chalks.  Finally, I added a birthday sentiment in a soft grey ink.  Very pretty and very feminine.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom, Sweethearts
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Basic Grey
Spellbinders:  Foliage (S4-328), Lotus Pendant (S4-269)
Promarkers:  Magenta, Cerise, Baby Pink, Peach
Accessories:  Textured cream card, pink foil paper, silver holographic mirri card and chalks - from stash

As always you can get more inspiration with this week's colours from the rest of the Design Team: 

Lin - Guest Designer for May

We had lots of lovely entries last week and I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations with this week's colours.  Have fun!!  I had withdrawal pains while I was away in India, so it's nice to get into my craft room to the smell of inks and paper, and I plan to spend most of Sunday catching up with some challenges.  So please come by again tomorrow - when I'll share a challenge or two with you!!  Bye for now.

27 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful BD card, love how you framed the beautiful floral image!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Deborah! Love the WM Rose layered on top of that gorgeous silver doily!

Sue Lelli said...

Your friend will LOVE this Birthday card! That lace and pink foil paper is yummy and that rose looks real! PRETTY card!

Pauline said...

Very pretty Deborah, the lotus die cut is gorgeous layuered up with the beautiful rose, your friend will love it.

lynn said...

such a pretty card, deborah!--love your flower:)

Buffy said...

Simply stunning. Lovely lace, the pink really shows it off.

Buffy xx

GinaA said...

Love the whole effect, the lotus cut out really shows off the beautiful flower and complements the lace layer, leaving just the right area for you to see the sentiment.

Paula said...

Love thew ay the chalked leaves are soften the edges of the lotus pendant mat & at the same time echo the shape. The pinks are lovely with cream & grey & the lace adds such a lovely texture to the whole. Very pretty & as you say rather feminine.
Paula (PEP)

Jenny said...

Beautiful, love lace on cards and your right, this is a gorgeous colour palette :)
Jenny x

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! The flower and lace are stunning. Fab job. :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the silver doiley. Looks great!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a pretty card, Deb! The rose and silver pendant are wonderful!

kelly said...

how fab to have a great little group of diverse crafty friends that you can learn and share your passion with. Great card, love the silver background behind the flower.
kelly xx

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card, Deb, love the colours and style! Hugs, Valerie

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, many thanks for your comments on my blog
Beryl x

Craftilicious said...

great colours this week and FABBY card :-)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card. I love how you see flashes of that bright colour through the lace.
Caroline xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Is there a bit of Mumbai influence going on here?! A lovely rich looking card!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flower and love the doily behind the flwoer. Gorgeous card.

Andrea M said...

Lovely card Deb!! Love all those layers girl! The silver die cut is GORGEOUS!!! WOW! Happy Mother's Day!

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful!! and just the right colours too
isa

Irene said...

A gorgeous birthday card, I am sure Barbara will be thrilled. The Rose is just perfect.
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.
irene
xxxx

Dezinaworld said...

wow love the layering and colours this is stunning! Perfect birthday card
Hugs June x

Lin said...

What a wonderful mix of elements and textures using this week's colors! I'm sure your friend will treasure this!

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous colours and I love your card:0) xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Deb. Love the pretty flower and the lace. :o)

Betty Wright said...

Deb, this is fantastic! Love the flowers and the lace detailing is scrumptious! Lovely card!

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