Saturday, August 02, 2014

Di's Digis Lace and Pearls

I can't believe another two weeks have gone by... despite my best efforts I haven't been able to get any more cards out of my drafts, but gone by it has so it's time for a new challenge at Di's Digis Challenge Blog; the theme this time is Lace and Pearls, here's my card.
The image I used is called Penny's Special Day. available from Di's Digi Stamps of course. which I coloured with Copics.  The card is made with Kraft and the papers are from Kaisercraft's Devonshire Tea pad.  I cut the image panel using Nestabilities Standard Ovals die as a guide, the mat was cut with Nestabilities Floral Ovals, it's cut from Kraft embossed with Ranger Superfine Gold Embossing powder.  The chipboard corners are from Make It Crafty... unfortunately Zoe doesn't stock them anymore... fortunately for ME I stocked up before that happened, lol.  I embossed them with the gold EP too, but did have a bit of trouble getting it to stick.
The lace around the edge is from my stash... I mean seriously from my stash, i worked out it's at least twenty years old!!  The pearls are from my stash too, not quite as old as the lace, but close and the large pearl/rhinestone embellie is from my stash - but it's only a few months old. I bought it the same time as the gold "pearls" :-)  The sentiment is a Kaisercraft stamp, and it looks crooked in the photo but not in real life, go figure.
The inside of the card was finished using more of the Kaisercraft paper, some orange coloured card - you guessed it from my stash - and a chipboard butterfly in place of the pearl embellie, this one was from Make It Crafty too, and is also discontinued.
I think the little string of pearls looks like a butterfly trail, call me romantic, lol.
Well that's it for today, I've scheduled this post as we've come "Down South" again for a long weekend, this time we've brought my Mum and Dad with us - they're in their mid eighties now and the drive is too much for them to make on their own.  As they usually doggy-sit it means I've had to leave my little Rocky at home alone - well only for the afternoon; son Chris is going to ours after work and he'll stay there, or take Rocky with him when he goes socializing.  Still it was hard to leave him, he is a spoiled boy and isn't used to being on his own - well, the next door neighbour is going to call in sometime during the afternoon, no doubt with a bone for him as she loves him to bits, and son Matt is calling in about 4 on his way home so he will only be doing two hour stretches alone!
BTW I'm entering my card is the following challenges:
Love and Marriage
Use Kraft
Die Cuts and Punches
Favourite Papers and Why (because I particularly love how coordinated the papers in each collection are)
Embossing (heat in this case)
Bling it On
Use Patterned Paper
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
I hope you get a chance to Check out the rest of the team's inspiration, and a chance to enter the challenge too, I know you love your Lace ad Pearls so you'll find it easy :-) There's a great prize from Marker Pop, and don't forget if you use one of Di's fab images you go in the draw for an extra prize too.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Jane Savage said...

This is so gorgeous, Donna! Love that amazing lace border and your fabulous colouring!
Thank you for joining us at both the Cutie Pie & Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

Lorraine said...

A beautiful vintage card. Love the image and all the pretty details.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card the lace and pearl treatment for this cute couple. Enjoy your weekend and it sounds like Rocky might do as well. hugs, Pat K x

Di said...

This is just STUNNING!!! its really clever and must have taken you ages!
I hope you have a lovely weekend and Rocky is OK left home alone and doesn't chew anything in a huff!!!
Take care
HUgs Di xxxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable, gorgeous card.

Sandra said...

This is fabulous Donna!!
I love he image, the layout, everything!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Helen said...

Just gorgeous - love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Cvetelina Borisova said...

Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Donna, I love your lace edge it's so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Sharon said...

such a pretty card and love the lace frame. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

8kidsandstillfindtimetocraft said...

Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

Danielle Vincent said...

So beautiful!! LOVE the lace all around the card. Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC.

Mojca said...

Waw this looks really gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca

Andreja L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card you made! I like all little details :-))
Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge!
Hugs, Andreja

Laney said...

Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at BMC

Hazel said...

Sweet card. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x