Thursday, 29 November 2012

Pastel thanks .....

..... Good morning to you all - it's glorious here today.  I've had a really good morning doing stuff in the house and crafting too!  The inspiration for my card came from a beauty that I saw this morning - designed by the very talented Michelle Bala.  I have CASEd Michelle's card - using the same stamp but in softer pastel colours and with a different sentiment.  It's actually for three challenges:



Stamps: Hero Arts - Ancient Motif; CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Big Thanks
Inks: Distress - Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass; Versamark
Dies: Spellbinders - Lacey Squares (S4-295) #3
Accessories:  Crochet flower from Sue Walsh; Gems and ribbon from stash; Cream Lustre card - Stampeddlar


Michelle's card
The inspiration photo from Ribbon Reel is just gorgeous and I was intending to make a Christmas card, but as I've cased the design from Michelle, I wanted to change the theme and the Big Thanks sentiment fit perfectly in the square.  Hope this is okay girls ;)

I stamped the image four times in soft pastel tones and cut the square focusing on the scroll pattern.  I cut the lacey square in cream card and added these pretty gems, I adhered the sentiment into the centre using dimensional tape.  I finished off with this pretty crocheted flower which I got from Sue Walsh - sadly it is the last one!  I added a ribbon and a couple of gems.  And here's a picture of  Michelle's original card.

I did notice on the Ribbon Reel blog that Michelle is joining the DT - so pleased for her and the rest of the girls too!  And on another note, sadly Do You Stack Up? will be closing at the end of December - sorry to see it finish, but there's still time to play.  Well that's all for me today - I still have quite a few Christmas cards to make, as well as a number of birthday cards.  January is a big month for birthdays in our family and I need to get them made before Christmas!!  See you soon.

14 comments:

Pauline said...

Such pretty colours Deb! Beautiful papers, and the little crochet flower is so cute!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Julia Aston said...

what a great inspired card Deborah! love all the rhinestones and pretty crocheted flower!

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautiful card Deborah and such lovely papers and love your gorgeous crochet flower

Anne

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty card Deb. Love the different colors on the background... the blings look great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Shannon White said...

Wowie! Soo Pretty and Sweet Miss Deb! Love the Lovely soft colors! So glad you could join us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Kim said...

Love it!!! So sweet and feminine and that bling, such a wonderful touch.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Deb! Love your choice of colors and the sparkly rhinestones!

Ceal said...

very pretty indeed!
hanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Lovely Thanks card.I loved the colours and the crochet flower.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Hugs
Archana

Michelle said...

OMG!!! I've never been cased before! I'm so honored, thank you! I love your muted pastel colors and your beautiful crochet flower! Thanks for being so kind!

Chrissy D said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with the Sweet Stop Sketch! We hope you will join us again!

princesskitten said...

love the way the images go together in different colours - and your added bling

kitten - DYSU team

Anne-Elise said...

What a beautiful card, Deborah! Love the colors, all the rhinestones and the pretty crocheted flower! Have a great weekend! Hugs

Keilly said...

Such a beautiful card Deborah, love the pastel patterned squares and that sweet crochet flower. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight! x

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