Thursday, 16 June 2011

A Present For You

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Yesterday was not as nice as I had hoped it would be weather wise, but at least it ignored the weather forecast and did not rain, and this morning is looking good so far................................

So yesterday morning I decided to kill the Spring Clean in the Upper half of my house, this meant firstly running up and down the spiral stair case several times with all the cleaning materials and the hoover etc.  and secondly passing the Beach Hut (my craft room) several times too and not only that I had to go in the Beach Hut and not craft............................can you imagine, hoovering, cleaning, dusting and not being able to play!!!!!!! what a killer.................................

Once I had killed myself off I needed several glasses of juice to pick myself back up.............. to prepare myself for the afternoon visitor.  It was lovely to see her and her new little bump, but my is she small for 5 and a half months...................... we had a lovely chat and catch up as you do...............before I then needed to take my little girl to the vets.  Luckily the vet said the nasty lump only needed horse tablets for a week and another visit to see him in a months time, fingers crossed the tablets will do the job.

Yesterday evening I finally managed to finish off the re labelling and sorting of my copic collection..................me thinks I need a larger storage unit again, but have only just got this one, only room for I would say another 10 pens at the most and that would be pushing my luck too.

Oh my I am waffling a bit today aren't I, lets get on with it then so sorry

Here is what I created over a couple of days really and finished colouring this morning
Now when I started creating this card, I was sort of aiming for a DT card, however then spotted the Simon Says Stamp challenge and a few others so changed my mind and decided to post it......................well today is my full day of crafting so will be able to make another.  I popped into the Hobby House to replenish my collection of pearls, I do adore those pearls, but this lovely Prima paper stack also fell into the basket, it is Vintage and some gorgeous papers.............can see me using it a lot for the creations for Our Vintage Affair as they really are beautiful. I am waffling again aren't I.

So here is the front view
The base layer and contrast is a deep chocolate brown.  Those gorgeous papers like I said above, I used a Go Kreate die to create the under layer.  The lace is added to that panel and then layered onto the card.  The sentiment is slid under the lace.  Two tag nesties have been used and another paper from the stack to create the tab holders at the top, held in place by some lovely brads, also available at the Hobby House as are the flowers and the pearls.  Marianne Creatables provide the foliage behind the diamond stickles decorated flowers.  

Now the ribbon, can you see that lush brown pleated ribbon, this was a treat from Loretta, isn't it to die for, must find me a stockist of this.  I added a little pearl on its end pleat, I still have  a little left for another project too.

I would like to welcome my new followers and say thank you for the wonderful comments that some of my visitors leave, I love them all they are so inspirational

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo!!!!! Pearls / Lace and Brads or Flowers/ Brads and Sentiment
Creative Card Crew - Ribbons and Brads
The Crazy Challenge - Monochromatic
Critter Sketch Challenge - I love Chocolate (chocolate brown)
DDH - Lace and Pearls
iCopic - Use only the E's
Stamp with Fun - Pearls and Flowers
Stamps R Us - Recipe
Woodware - Birthdays

Hugs and enjoy the rest of your day
Kate
xx

16 comments:

Jagerbaurin said...

Hello Kate,

You have a very magical gebstelt card. I really like!
Thank you for your participation in the creative stamp friends.

Hugs Sabine

ARTful Wings said...

Beautiful card Kate - really like this and I agree beautiful ribbon!! See you soon Polly xx

Dana said...

Such willpower to clean around the room and not craft!! I love the overall vintage look of this card and it is perfect for our brown coloring challenge at icopic! Thanks so much for playing along this week : )
Hugs~
Dana

McCrafty's Cards said...

absolutely gorgeous card Kate, I like the image and what you have done with the ribbon
Kevin xx

Hannah Clark said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the ruffled ribbon with pearls! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at DDH!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Oh Kate I love this card more than the others you have made it's gorgeous, what is there not to like & I wouldn't know where to begin on what I like. Janet

coops said...

fabulous card kate.the image is beautiful and i love your gorgeous vintage colours :D

xx coops xx

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the design and image too. So very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Lynn

sgc said...

Very pretty card! I LOVE that pleated ribbon:) Thanks for playing along iwth the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a beautiful vintage card! I love the chocolate ruffle too! Thank you for playing with us at Critter Sketch this week and good luck!
Hugs,
Georgia

Kelly said...

This is stunning! Thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenge this week.

sam21ski said...

Love the subtle colouring of this card Kate.

I totally agree, those pearls from Hobby House are something special.

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

nessy said...

oh wow, what an adorable card ~so beautifully made!!
thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS BLOG HOP!!
vanessa xx

lety said...

quelle merveille j'adore cette carte

Dawny P said...

Love this design chick - the colours are stunning. A fab card :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week, hugs, Dawny xxx

Collette said...

Love your storytelling! And then comes the card - lovely, lovely, lovely! Especially that ribbon treatment - wowsa. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us this week.

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