Sunday, 7 August 2011

CR84FN35 .....

... as you know we're running our challenges for two weeks over the summer period, and this is week two of CR84FN35 with our cooler colours of lavender, celery and grey - and they are proving to be very popular with lots of entries so far.  You've got plenty of time to join the fun!


You all know that I am a huge fan of Waltzingmouse Stamps - well recently Claire and the Design Team reviewed the newly issued sets in the Stamp of Approval Parade - SOAPs!!  At the end of the SOAPs there is a competition to CASE - that is Copy and Share Everything - we pick a card to CASE and then enter the competition.  There are so many fabulous cards created that it's hard to pick only one, so I've cased two cards - one by Sandie Dunn and one by Kate Whelan.

I decided to use a square card (like Sandie) and cut out green and white mats.  On the white card I found the centre point and used an oval, the cross and silhouette heads from Cameo Creations to make the backing paper.  I cut several oval mats in , metallic lavender, green, white and lavender to make the central decoration.  On the plain lavender card I stamped another oval and sentiment in grey.  Finally, I threaded some grey organza ribbon through the beaded oval.  This was much easier to make than I initially thought - and I thoroughly enjoyed making my own backing paper like this!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Cameo Creations, Cameo to go
Inks: Memento - Lulu Lavender, New Sprout, London Fog; Stampin' Up! - Basic Grey
Spellbinders: Plain Ovals Lg (S4-110) # 3 & 4, Plain Ovals Sm (S4-112) #4, Beaded Ovals (S4-294) #4
Accessories:  Card, ribbon and paper from stash

Check out the CR84FN blog for more inspiration from the team and for full details about playing along with the challenge.


That's all for today.  We've got a busy day lined up.  Ben is flying back to London to go home and we're taking Kathryn to her Grandparents.  Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  See you tomorrow.

22 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful Deborah, I cased Sandie's card too, it's so pretty! Love the threaded ribbon and the delightful cameo background.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Deborah...just love the purple one very classy.

Anne

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are very elegent cards, I like them.
Kevin xx

Jenny said...

I love how you used the cameo's for the bkgd :)
The threaded ribbon looks so pretty too :)
Jenny x

Enjoy your child free week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Deb! Love your fancy ribbon treatment and beautifully stamped background! Thanks for joining along with the WM CASE challenge :)

Craftilicious said...

Great CASE job Deborah. I love the background and the ribbon threading is a great effect :-D
Tara x

Stella said...

You cased the xcar din a wonderful way. Love the subtle "cameo-backgroudn". And your centerpiece is fabulous. Gorgeous card.

Sorry for not being around last week. It;s so good to be here again. You never cease to amaze me!
XX

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful CASE, Deb! I love the cameo background and that lace around the label is gorgeous!

Simply Shaz said...

FAB card Deborah! Great idea on casing bothv:0
Shaz xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely use of the ribbon through the die and such a soft touch.

Paula (PEP) said...

Super design for an anniversary card & I love those silhoutte heads for the backing paper.
Paula (PEP)

papertrails leaver said...

these are so pretty!

Buffy said...

Another gorgeous card Debs. Love the inter-twined ribbon, fab!
Buffy x

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! All 3 of these creations are fantastic but I'm really drawn to the purple silhoutte-absolutely beautiful!

Jeanne J said...

Deb, VERY CLEVER!! You took the best of both cards and combined them for a whole new look of your own. Great colors and I love the ribbon detail!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely card, Deb! Love the ribbon treatment and wonderful CASE!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the cameo background Deb and how you threaded the ribbon through the loops! FAB card!

Julia Aston said...

What a great combination of Case's Deborah! The woven ribbon looks lovely on this!

Cathy Weber said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, but I absolutely love the one that has the white embossing mat with the beautiful lavender oval. So beautiful and elegant. I loved them both.

Cher said...

Your background is stunning...what a wonderful idea! Very creative to thread your ribbon around the oval...adds such deminsion!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is gorgeous Deb!! I love the background you created, and the woven ribbon is fabulous!!

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