Tuesday, 31 May 2011

I AM still here!!!!!!!!

I have not stowed away in the hotel -  HONEST!! Although the way the weather has been  since we came back from Cyprus has prompted me to wish I was had found a broom cupboard or something where I could have hidden myself! Have had very little free time at all the last 10 days and I have had several e mails asking if I was OK as there has been nothing updated onto the blog. So thank you all for asking, but I'm just fine and wishing there were more than 24 hours in a day at the moment!
I also apologise for not getting round all your blogs just recently but promise to do some catching up now things are a (tiny) bit calmer. I have only made this card since the holiday. It is a commission for a lady whose Great Niece is getting married next week. She liked a previous one done with this stamp and sentiment which someone bought before she had a chance to grab it and asked if I could do another! As I really like this LOTV stamp it was no hardship to use it again!
Instead of a pale blue theme as on the previous similar card I used pink accents for this one and lots of textured cardstock. The embossed piece  behind the layered cuttlebug grand nestie shapes was done using a lovely folder called ' Budding Vine' by Craft Concepts and I dusted it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink - although it can't be seen very well on the pic (my awful photography AGAIN!), it has highlighted the embossed piece beautifully. Please click on the pic to enlarge!
The stamp was coloured as always with Distress inks and promarkers and the dress highlighted with Stickles. I edged the shaped pieces with Spun Sugar ink and then added a wee bit of 'Cotton Candy' Stickles for some glitter. The flowers and pearls were from my stash, the heart was cut out for me some time ago by Maureen and I put some inked textured cardstock behind it. Inside the easel I tried to come up with a greeting that matched the Inkadinkadoo sentiment - it reads - Wishing you a Lifetime of Sharing- and the card stands up by means of another 'Maureen sent' heart punched strip.
Challenges - Paper Cupcakes - Easel Card
Paper Paytime Ch #46 - Wedding/Love
Dream Valley - Stamp Something
Crafty Emmas - Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - Love the lasting Kind
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Pretty In Pink 


Lorianna said...

What a stunning card love that image.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime, good luck with the Challenge.
hugs Lorianna:)

Maureen said...

About time too!! Lovely card Viv!

PetraB said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, love the gentle colours.

Anne said...

Speak up there Viv, I can't hear you lol! Love the sentiment you added to this gorgeous card, glad you're still alive and kicking

coops said...

wow this is beautiful viv.i love the image and youe delicate colours and details are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so adorable.....and so cute....love all the flowers....awesome job...glad to hear your doing good....thank you for joining us at Paper Cupcakes/TMITA

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is one gorgeous and beautiful card.

Love everything about it .. .. especially the sentiment which made me smile.

If you find the secret to gaining more hours in the day and days in the week you will share won't you? LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, I love that sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Shirley-anne said...

Beautiful easle card . Stunning wedding card. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment, its perfect!

Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Stampin Lucy said...

GORGEOUS!!What an adorable saying too, just love it. Cute image, beautifully done, I love all the flowers you added....so glad you joined us at There's Magic in the Air.

JanR said...

So, so cute and sweet! Thanks for playing at AiFactory this week!

JanR - AiF dt

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card Viv, I like the image and the soft colours.
Kevin xx

Heather said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime this week.

Mary J said...

Wow, Viv, I adore this! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Make It Monday linky party!

Mary J x

Sheena said...

Wow - a stunning card! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Ulrike said...

What a lovely card! Saw it at Make it Monday.

uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is beautiful, sweet and nice,,


Melly said...

Aww I just love this!
The wee sentiment just finishes it off nicely!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx