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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Stamp Something Creative [for the] Card Crew at One Stop for Papertake Weekly

Well our daughter and Grandson have returned to Crete and I finally found myself able to do some much needed blog commentary just as Blogger went down!  Thank goodness it's back!  Unfortunately, it is still doing something strange for me because when I comment on someone else's blog, for some reason, Blogger doesn't know that it's me commenting and I have to enter my name and URL EVERY time.  If anyone out there knows how to fix that - PLEASE leave me a comment because it's driving me nuts!!!  I'm so behind in my commenting and I really need to be able to work more quickly to get round everyone!
I made a card for my brother and his wife's anniversary here in March this year which was a very different style for me but I liked it alot.  So I made another similar one for a friend's birthday,
I used pearlescent cream cardstock for the base with pearlescent cream paper for everything else.  The flower, which was cut with my blossom nestie, dampened and scrunched, is inked with Brilliance pearlescent ink as is the central mount, and the background to the flower has been run through a Cuttlebug folder and then lightly inked with Distress Inks.  An SU sentiment and a sparkly brad add the finishing touch. I like that this make is made from only pearlescent cream card and paper and yet it doesn't look like it.
I am entering it into four challenges:
Stamp Something are celebrating their 3 year blogaversary with an "open" challenge and a hop;
Creative Card Crew want to see "May flowers";
One Stop Craft Challenge have a "birthdays" theme; and
Papertake Weekly want us to "Fancy a punch (or a die)" - my flower is cut with a die.
I made this card in double quick time unlike the makes in my last post which took forever.   Sometimes it's really nice to make a quickie! 
And hopefully I will now have some time to visit my blog buddies.  Please forgive my recent absence!


lalkygirl said...

hi lesley
what a beautiful card ,its so elegant and pretty ...i bet they loved it,i will have to have a go at a with the blossom nesties too,thanks for your lovely comments on my latest makes .have a lovely weekend
tracey x

Tiets said...

woww this is really beautifull, just great!
Have a nice weekend,
Hugs Tiets

Faye said...

Oh Lesley, I love, love, love this card. That flower looks fabulous. Very nice. I hope Blogger settles down for you soon, that sounds like a faff and I can't help you to resolve it. :( xxx

Andrea said...

This is so pretty, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is so very pretty!
So glad we are back in blog land, but, sorry I can't help with the signing in thing.
kim x

CraftyC said...

Hello Lesley,a beautiful card, love the big bloom. Blogger keeps telling me to sign though I don't ned to so still a few troubles I think

Turtle In The Sand said...

These paper flowers are so much fun to make. The pearlescent paper
is gorgeous. Love quick and simple cards when they look as good as this one.

Caroline said...

Stunning!!!!! Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew. Good luck.
Caroline x

Dawn B. said...

Lesley this is beautiful. I love that flower..It is so pretty. Great job.

Julie said...

Fabulous!! I love the flower and gentle chalking!!! Great layout - so elegant and yet very striking!! Juliexx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is really beautiful hun!! I love the purple colors of course and your embossed background!! Thanks for playing along at Stamp Soemthing!! HUGS