Thursday 21 June 2012

Have been sitting this morning thinking of warm sunshine, blue skies and gentle breezes rocking a hammock - 'cos we've just paid for our holiday! Certainly wasn't looking out of the window - rain, wind, grey skies... typical British Summer really!!!
I decided I needed to do something soft, gentle and soothing - couldn't afford a pamper day at a luxurious spa - so made a card instead.....................
I adored this Cheery Lynn Lace Faerie Queen die as soon as I clapped eyes on it.
I also saw it made into a beautiful card along similar lines to this and decided to give it a go.
Using just dies without images gives me an opportunity to use up some of the pieces of card that I have left over too.
The whole thing is made with centura pearl card.
I used Nestabilities dies for the fancy square frames, and inked the edges with versacolour Petal Pink ink, then layered them with 3d pads.
The 'lace faerie queen' was also inked lightly then given a little dusting with glamour dust for some sparkle and 3 soft pink pearls stuck on the body.
The flower was made using several layers of  the smaller of the Nestabilities Blossom dies and again it was given the ink and glamour dust treatment.
I had originally intended not to add any sentiment on the front at all but whilst I wanted to achieve 'clean and simple' - it looked 'bare and stark' -  (well according to me anyway!!) - so a greeting of some sort was needed.
This sentiment came from TLC -  and it's simple statement I thought meant the card could be used for any occasion. I  altered the colour in Serif and then cut it out with another fancy tag die, adding another pearl.
Tied some white organza ribbon round the side and popped a couple of pearls at the top. 

Challenges -
PaperPlay -  Use a Die
Crafty Ribbons - Clean and Simple
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - To 'Die' For
Whimsy Stamps - White on White
Use your Stuff - Make it by Hand
The Crazy Challenge - recipe - and I chose Ribbon, Pearls, Dies

As ever, thanks for visiting - off to get a jumper 'cos it ain't very warm here at all! x


Monica said...

Hi Viv, there is magic in this card... so pretty and charming and so heavenly as well.

Monica xxx

Jan said...

Exquisite xxx

craftysue49 said...

Beautiful Viv ...I to love this butterfly one of my fav die's x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a stunning card Vic x

Wendy said...

Fab card Hun thankyoul for joining us at whimsy stamps challenge white on white love the butterfly very pretty

Wendy whimsy stamps DT

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. Oh my goodness, what can I say but SIMPLY GORGEOUS. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

June Nelson said...

Now then..............I love this card!!! my birthday is next year and I want it!!! its beautifl vivvy babe, so beautiful xxxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is beautiful - so delicate looking and I love that shimmery butterfly. It' s cold here too and someone's switched the lights off! Vicky x

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv this is simply stunning


Unknown said...

omg...just looks like its flown out of a fairy tale....stunning so beautiful breathtaking love it hugs sassyxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is just so beautiful .. .. I love it!!

I haven't got any of those dies - but they have all been added to my list now!!!

Love Jules xx

Sheryl said...

Gasp! Viv, This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Its so very feminine and elegant! The sentiment is perfect!
Whoever receives this card will gasp with delight when they open it up!
Congratulations on booking your holiday! Its so nice to have something special to look forward to!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Jackie said...

Absolutely stunning Viv, and the inked edges give it a wonderful soft look :o)
Jackie xx

Berit Synnøve said...

Stunning ! Love it !
Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Carol Willis said...

So simple and simply stunning. Gorgeous. Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Unknown said...

How stunning and pretty is this , wow ,fabulous work Viv Hugs Elaine

Barbara said...

oh how pretty. So delicate.
Thanks for playing along this week on the Use Your Stuff challenge. Hope to see you again.

coops said...

so stunning viv.really beautiful and pretty design :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

wow viv such a stunning card tracy x

kay said...

this is gorgeous,love the white,x

gina g said...

Wow this is beautiful Viv.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Have a lovely weekend. luv gina xx

carol said...

such a fabulous card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS X CAROL

Ally said...

soft and gentle is a good chice, Viv, I love this pretty card, something different for a change.
xoxo, Alessandra

Lisa Jane said...

wow simply stunning .. so delicate
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
Lisa x

Laura Bradley said...

This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Divas. x

Vanja said...

This is stunning, Viv! I love the butterfly.
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. :)
I hope all is well with you!


Zippy said...

Stunning card, so elegent and beautiful xxx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card and so elegant Viv!! I love it. Wow!! Have a fantastic day!! Gloria

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Sarah said...

Oh wow, this is stunning Viv! Beautiful soft shades. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy for our white on white challenge x

Shelby said...

OH Viv this is the farthest thing from stark and's delicate and beautiful with a lot of intricacy in the it


Gibmiss said...

Hi viv
Gorgeous feminine card ... So soft......
Hugs sylvie
30 degs here .... To hot xxxx

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the layering and that beautiful in the middle. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Viv said...

Oh wow Viv this is gorgeous! is it mine lol ? loving the pink of course.Well done again, love that flutterby too :) Viv xx

Teresa said...

WOW!!!!! what a beauty! xxx