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Sunday, 31 July 2011

STAMPTACULAR #122 Friends are Heaven Sent

For this week' Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we would like you to create a card or project with a friendship theme for your special friend.   Tell us who you’ll be sending it to and why he/she is so special to you and be entered twice into this week’s draw for our fabulous prizes of 4 images from Meljen's Designs and the same from Stamp Fairy! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing.
I had to make my card for best matey Julie of course.  If you ask Julie, she will probably tell you that I started her on card crafting and it's true that I used to make Wordprocessed cards with little punched things glued on to them but it was Julie who introduced ME to stamping images and colouring them in and it was Julie who introduced ME to the wealth of craft materials out there and it was Julie who introduced ME to blogging so I can only blame Julie for the massive expense on my fabulous stash and the even more massive expense of having had to build in my attic to store it all (see here) but I am of course HUGELY grateful to her for opening the door to such great pleasure in playing with all my lovely craft toys and for vicariously introducing me to so many craft buddies.  We have known each other for 38 years.  We went to school together, we corresponded when I left the country.   I have the great honour of being God Mother to her youngest daughter  but I love her whole family and in recent years I have SO enjoyed shopping and playing together with her in pursuit of our passions for card crafting. 
I used this sweet Tilda, coloured in Copics and mounted on one of my frilly nestie-cut frames with new papers from the DCWV Marioposa selection.  I stroked them for a long while before actually cutting them up for my card.  They are gold foiled and so rich and lush.  Four ribbons from my stash all piled one on top of the other, some pretty Prima flowers with MS punched leaves, pearl brads and a swirl of black gems all add to the luxurious feel.  My sentiments are both Stampin Up.

I had no choice but to use my finest "ingredients" for this finest of friends!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday with their fabulous "sketch";
Craft Us Crazy "anything goes"; and Crafts and Me  "ribbon"


Fiona said...

this is so pretty Lesley...awesome flowers too!!


Faye said...

Hey Lesley, my fav little Fluffette. This super card for your super friend, with the super embellies and super details is erm, super! ;)
Thank you for all your lovely comments over the weekend. :)

Tiets said...

Oh this looks fabulous! I love the red colors!
hugs Tiets

Inger Harding said...

Wowww this is BEAUTIFUL Lesley!!!!
Lovely embellishments and colours!!
Love it!

♥ Hugs, Inger

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lesley I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I am a big Tilda lover and this card is absolutely gorgeous the colours look great so does the design and of course Tilda looks beautiful.
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable, gorgeous card Lesley.

Liza said...

Such a fab card Lesley, a great image and floral embellishments.

Liza x

Delphine said...

How beautiful, Lesley! I love all your finest ingredients:-)! The colours, papers and embellishments are fantastic! And thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog:-)! Enjoy the rest of your day! Hugs Delphine xx

darcy48 said...

Hi Lesley lovely card love how you have added the flowers I am still learning how to add roses to my cards Arlinex

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a fantastic project.

Lots of love and care has clearly gone into this one "especially" for your friend.

Loving the colours and the ribbon detail very much.

Love Jules xx

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful creation, love the layered ribbon and the dramatic colours.

Donna said...

Hi Lesley, your card is waay to cute and I love your beautiful added detail and perfectly coloured Tilda. Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog, I hope you have fun using your LOTV squares :) Donna x

Anonymous said...

Wow Lesley, this is just darling hun!! I adore the sweet image and your coloring is beautiful!! All of the details that you've put together on your layout make for a wonderful card!! I know it will be treasured!! HUGS

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

What a beautiful card you made. This colorcombo is stunning. And you did a great job coloring.
Love your stylish ribbon.
Hugs Marianne

Turtle In The Sand said...

Wonderful card for a wonderful friend!

Céline said...

Hi Lesley,
sorry i'm late.... i love so much your card, really effective!

Julie said...

Oooooh me, me, me!! she says, blushing!! So thrilled to receive this beautiful card and this little accolade!! Right back at you matey!! Love all the attention to detail in your card, and the colouring is beautiful - thrilled to have this in my collection! Had a fab play on Monday, big Hugsx Juliexx

Dena said...

Hey Miss Lesley! What a sweet card for Julie! I bet she loves it! Your coloring is awesome and I just adore your flower arrangement with those pretty punched leaves!!!
Did you get my email a few weeks ago? Of course I would NEVER be cross with you for not coming to Texas. Were you serious? haha!
Hugs to you!


mueppi said...

Hey Leslie
your card is so pretty and I love the colours you used!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs from germany Gisela

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Lesley!
What a beautiful creation!
kim x

Alex said...

LOVE THIS!! I am sure Julie was nothing short of thrilled to receive it! I think it's great to take out your bestest things for that special person and make a card where you can pull out all the stops!
Wonderful, just as Julie is, and just as you are :-)
Love, Alex