Monday, 28 July 2014

Dream Valley Favourite Colours

It's time to share my DT post for Dream Valley today and our new challenge is now live with a wonderful sponsor this challenge and one of my favourite online craft stores - My Mums Craft Shop. We have the fun challenge theme this time of 'Your Favourite Colour Combination'. Now to be honest, I could have chosen several colour combinations for this, I love Pink & Brown together, Blue & Brown too for that matter, Purple & White, Red & White in fact there are so many wonderful combinations, it's hard to narrow it down to just one. However I have narrowed it down to one of my all time favourite colour combinations, Pink & White/Cream. I love the fresh sweet mix of these two and I had great fun making this special card. 

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I've used one of my all time favourite papers here from the Maja Design Summer Vintage Basics range entitled 1921. I just love this paper and what heart palpitations I had cutting into it! This is precious 'stroke only' paper! I have to laugh at myself, but I really do love these papers. I wrapped a beautiful sheer organza ribbon around the paper, which was a gift from one of my baby sisters. It has the prettiest sheen to it.

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The ribbon was too wide to try and make a bow with for this card, so I opted for the pearl swirls instead and I think that came up really nicely. These are from Joanna Sheen. The three lovely central blooms are Wild Orchid Crafts and the two smaller ones were a gift from another of my baby sisters. (They sure know how to spoil me!) The lace doily is from an everyday pack from my local supermarket and remarkably well priced too, so I was chuffed with that.

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The sentiment is from an Amy R Stamp set by CC Designs called Love-ly Sentiments. I made this card for my lovely Aunt and Uncle who just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary and I felt this sentiment was a perfect one to recognise the journey of their 50 years together. They're a special couple in our lives, always have been, but especially so since my daddy died, as his big brother is the closest my babes have to a Grandpa on my side of the family. So they're very cherished and it was lovely to be able to hand-make this card for such a special occasion.

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I matted the sentiment circle onto a lovely bronze pearlescent cardstock. I cut the two small hearts out with a Fiskars handheld heart shaped hole punch. I struggled to know how to finish it, as the sentiment circle was too bare with only the sentiment, but I didn't want to swamp it with lots of edging and quite frankly couldn't figure out how to make a straight stamp go nicely around the circular edge! So I settled on two little hearts punched so that they were entwined. I loved the simple fix, it's one of my favourite 'spur of the moment' fixes and I may just use it again. I've used MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle Stax to cut the two circles and I've used a large square Lil' Inkers Stitched Mats die to cut the writing page on the inside of the Kraft card base. The pretty pink hat pins are from a blog buddy in England.

Thanks for popping into my blog today. I hope you've enjoyed the visit and do pop on over to the Dream Valley Challenge and join in with our 'Favourite Colour Combination' challenge. We'd love to see what you come up with! Stop in to visit my lovely teamies too, who've all made fantastic DT cards for the challenge. Until next time, be good, and if you can't be good, be crafty! ;) Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz Challenge: #241 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #67 ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: July Challenge ~ Summer Blooms
Bunny Zoe Crafts: July Challenge ~ Bingo: Flowers/Doily/Stitching
613 Avenue Create: #82 ~ Anything Goes with Option to Use a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It ~ Rose Embossed Doily
Simon Says Monday Challenge: J is for... 'Journey', Jewels of the Sea & Jellybean Pink
The Squirrel & The Fox: #75 ~ Inspired by a Movie or Song - "Happy Anniversary Baby" by Little River Band (Not really appropriate for celebrating 50 years together! But I always think of this song on anniversaries! So catchy.)
As You Like It: Favourite Sentiment: Ooh, this is tough, I do love Inkylicious, they have amazing sentiments, but I find myself using a lot of Amy R Stamps for CC Designs lately. The one I've used here is a fav', and was so perfect for this special Anniversary card, so it's definitely my current favourite! :)


Woohoo, my card won , Top 3 in the 'As You Like It - Favourite Sentiment' challenge.

22 comments:

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

cheiron said...

Pretty in pink! Love all the gorgeous details and the sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Emboss It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

Sarah said...

What a lovely card, and sentiment Wendy. Thanks for joining in at AYLI this time with our favourite sentiment challenge your creation fits the bill perfectly. Sarah

Debs said...

So beautiful and elegant Wendy.
Love the sentiment.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

brenda said...

A delightful card Wendy which is perfect for our theme this month, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Goodness me Wendy, wrong hat on there as I did of course mean Stamping Sensations.

B x

Annette said...

This is gorgeous Wendy. I love those papers and the colours are just so pretty.
Love it.
Beautiful colour choice, and a gorgeous card.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It and
The Stamp Basket.

Ciska said...

Such a delicate card Wendy, great idea to have the DP skewed, looks very pretty!

Dawn Turley said...

Very elegant card Wendy.

pinky said...

This is just beautiful, love the words. Thanks for playing along with us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

~ginny said...

Beautifully done Wendy! This gorgeous vintage look with the great choice of DP you chose, the distressed edges and that wonderful shear ribbon frames your sentiment beautifully! They will appreciate greatly your handmade love!
Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #81- ATG / optional theme of “Party Time”
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card and love the you have the focus on the awesome sentiment! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Sarah Nancarrow said...

What a beautifully elegant card. I really like the soft colours and the doily :)

Helene Siermans said...

Beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous card!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz Challenge blog. Good luck!
Nick

julieprice3 said...

Such pretty paper, very sweet
Hugs Julie P

Anna-Karin said...

Such a beautiful card! The doily is perfect here and I love the sentiment you used. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your work is really beautiful, Wends! Each card is a gift unto itself!! Thank you so much for stopping in to visit me and leave me some love today! I'm happy to be your latest follower and I hope you're able to return and follow me, too. Let me know (in an email, please) if you have any problems bringing the buttons into your post, as one other friend has reported trouble. I think I've fixed it, but I'm not sure. Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell (darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com)

Wishcraft said...

Ooh so pretty! Such a lovely card Wendy :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Dena said...

Hey Wendy! This card is so gorgeous! I love those papers!!
Hugs, Dena

Flower Shoppe Cards said...

I came visiting from Darnel's site. Beautiful and elegant card!!! Thanks for sharing

Flower Shoppe Cards said...

I came visiting from Darnel's site. Beautiful and elegant card!!! Thanks for sharing

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love it, I'm a new follower.

Warm hugs
Maarit

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