Monday 10 October 2011

Die Cut Dreams GDT

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today I am thrilled to be able to tell you that I am a Guest Designer for the challenge at

with the theme of

A Poem as the main focus

Now I am usually an image sort of girl so this was a real challenge for me, but it is great to work outside of your box so to speak.  So here is what I created for my inspirational piece.
It is an easel card.  The easel itself has covered with a POTP square.  The base colour and contrast is a deep burgundy pearlescent card.  The papers are from a Papermania stack of mono papers.  The poem located on the good old world wide web and the inner sentiment is from My Sentiments exactly.  The ribbon from my stash, wrapped around the base of the easel and a double bow added over the top.  Another POTP square holds the sentiment.  Little pearls added to the centre of the daisies and an array of flowers from Wild Orchid and some from stash.  I used the stem's from the flowers to twirl around my tent peg and added some large pearls to the return.  The edges of the poem and sentiment have been airbrushed with W7 and if you can just see it I have used a stencil to create the little rose using a R59 for the rose and the W7 for the stem and leaves.  The whole creation has been over sprayed with crafter's companion glitter lacquer.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the Design Team's wonderful creations

I would also like to say thank you to the ladies at the Allsorts Challenge blog for selecting me as one of their top 5 this week.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Card Cupids - decorative punch
I did it Creations - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma's - Seeing Red
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 400 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 500 follower candy you can do so here

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As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!! 

Hugs and enjoy the rest of your day


Crafty Loops said...

Oh my word this card is absolutely stunning. I love your flower spray. (I have a big blog candy giveaway if you fancy a peep) Lee xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty - and sometimes the words just say it all and you don't need an image
Lisa x

Susie Sugar said...

Wow your card is totally amazing Kate
So dreaming and those flowers are arranged beautifully
Thanks so much for being our guest @ Die cut Dreams for this challenge we've loved showing off your gorgeous work you are a very talented lady
Hugs Susie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fabulous card and congratulations on the top5.

greetings karin

Unknown said...

Stunning card Kate you deserved your spotlight GD those flowers are gorjuss.
Chris x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful easel card Kate,fab poem you choose, I like all the punch work and the gorgeous flowers.
kevin xx

Tammy said...

Awesome Kate!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Congrats on your GD spot. This card is totally awesome. So very elegant and the blooms and ribbon are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
Caroline xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Kate,
I just love your card. It looks so sumptuous with the colours you've used and your flowers are beautiful. So glad you enjoyed your GDT spot with us at Die Cut Dreams - very well deserved.
Dawn xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation great punch work & those flowers are so yummy great take on the poem chall beautiful work

smiles Christine DCD DT xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Congrats Kate on being a GD. It's such a great feeling & you will do em proud x

Your easel card is just beautiful x

hugs sally x

CLaire said...

Love the flowers you have used.... and the card looks amazing.... love the colours... and I remember the poem from Sunday school....
Claire x

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is a beautiful card with such wise words that seem to be a modern day transform of my life at the mo. What can I say it's just one bus doing the circut & I can't get off & I want to see that tent in the beach house :) !!
back to this beautiful card I really think it's a breathe stopper TFS. Miss you 2 Kate x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, love the burgundy. Congrats on the GDT and the top 5 too. Marianne x

sam21ski said...

Well done for your DT call up.

Sam xxxx

coops said...

stunning card kate.really beautiful and i love how the poem is the main focal point ;D

xx coops xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, looks fabulous.

Sandra H said...

Wow ..........Wow Kate this is just amazing so beautifully done with all the lovely flowers the layout and ofcourse that lovely poem truly stunning:) Sandra H

mags said...

Beautiful card Kate. The flowers are gorgeous, love the colour combo and the poem. Thank you for popping to my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Much appreciated.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Kate

Fantatsic card, thank you for a being our GDT for thsi fortnight. I love the flowers - amazing.

Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, really so pretty and elegant
Lindsay xx

Miesje said...

Kate, this is beautiful! I love the flowers and that poem is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is stunning Kate, the poem may be the main focus but it only adds to it's beauty, the colour, ribbon and flowers are totally gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Ms Schnaderle said...

This card ist just to cute.
I like specialy the roses.

Ms Schnaderle

Choccy said...

Gorgeous !!
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our, 'Anything Goes' challenge.
Good Luck !!
Hope to see you back next week :O)
Choccy x

misteejay said...

Beautiful card and the colours are amazing - the card really looks fabulous and the poem brings back memories of A level studies.

Toni xx

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Your flowers are stunning!! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

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