Fab 'n' Funky - Keep it Square

Okay I know I keep saying this but did someone speed up the clock? I mean seriously! It's mid October, how did that happen?!! It's time for a new challenge over on the Fab 'n' Funky blog and we have a fantastic one for you today, because we're throwing the doors wide open, and you can make pretty much anything you like! As long as it's 'SQUARE'. Fab right? My favourite shape of card to make. Our lovely sponsors this challenge are Lacy Sunshine Stamps.

My lovely cousin turned 50 just recently and she had a beautiful party at her home, where the theme was purple. She had amazing lanterns of different shades of purple hanging from her marquee roof. It looked amazing. The guests were all encouraged to wear something purple too. So we all had great fun dressing for the event. Of course, I had to make her a purple card to match, so I thought this would be perfect to combine my purple card with our 'square' theme and this is what I made.

It had to be girly and gorgeous of course, so I went the shabby chic route with this one using my favourite gorgeous papers - Maja Design. I've used the 'B' side of the 10th April paper from Vintage Spring Basics. The sumptuous blooms are all from Wild Orchid Crafts bar the rolled rose which I made. The largest is a Gardenia, the lilac tipped ones are Hellebore, there's a cream Cosmo Daisy and tiny Roses. The pretty heart swirl is my favourite Magnolia Heart Swirl die. I used Hessian ribbon and wrapped it with lilac seam binding which I worked out how to tie a triple bow with, loved that.

I dotted some Stickles on the little roses and added a pearl to the centre of the rolled rose I made. I love the mulberry colour of that rolled rose and it fitted well with this card. I've had it sitting on my desk for weeks after not using it on a previous make. The lovely sentiment is from a magazine gift which had some Hobby Craft toppers and these gorgeous sentiment circles. I diecut the circle with a stitched die and matted it onto a Spellbinders Lacey Circles die.

I diecut the '50' with a really old quickutz number set and glittered the numerals with Stickles for a bit of extra bling. I've used my favourite corner die, which is from a Whimsy stamps set and added Pearls to the top two corners for extra interest. I've also used a pretty Joy Crafts Butterfly Border die, which I diecut from lovely pearlised white paper. I also cut a Go Create shape from the same pearlised paper to layer behind the purple lacey mat. Just under the ribbon I've added one of my favourite heart dies too, which is the Whimsy County Heart Die. The final touch was two tiny hearts which were diecut waste from the lovely heart die and the Magnolia flourish, which I added above the sentiment for added interest. Voila, fini.

Thanks for popping in today. I hope you've enjoyed the visit. I'd love to come by and visit you too, so be sure to let me know you stopped in. Do pop by the Fab 'n' Funky blog too, my DT sisters have been awesomely creative this week, so go check out their lovely makes. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #86 ~ Anything Goes
ABC Challenge: S is for Sprinkles (Glitter on numbers and blooms)
Papertake Weekly: Two by Two (Two Little Hearts on Sentiment, Two Numbers)
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #331 ~ Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy (the latter)
As You Like It: Colour or Monochrome? Now I'm conflicted!! I really LOVE how this card turned out, which is rather monochrome, so you have me wavering now. I think I still prefer full colour, but had to share this, as I think it's a pretty lovely Monochrome make.


Alison said…
Fabulous card, Wendy - I'm sure your cousin loves it. I love the purple tones and all the beautiful floral additions.
Alison x
Pat K said…
Stunning card Wends. Beautiful design and so feminine, perfect for a special birthday. hugs,Pat K x
Sarah said…
What a lucky girl your cousin is to receive this gorgeous card. So glad you are playing at AYLI too, colour or monochrome it's fab all the same!! xx
Chris said…
Wow, this is a stunner Wends! A beautiful and elegant card, lovely design and papers, gorgeous flowers and die cuts -love that fabulous bow! Bet your cousin was delighted with it!
Nannieflash said…
Beautiful card love the sentiment and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx
Jacee said…
What a beautiful card, love the colour and all your detail
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design
Stunning creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx
coops said…
oh wow this is fabulous wendy.i just love it all from the design, colours and pretty detailing ;D

xx coops xx
Wendy said…
Stunning card Wends, such gorgeous flowers and purple tones... Love it! and bet your cousin did too!
Thanks for all your love & support you have given me after the loss of my beloved Dad X
Wendy xx
Ginny said…
simply stunning, bet she loved it :)
Dawn T said…
gorgeous Wendy Such a pretty card
It certainly is a gorgeous card and I love the purple shades you have used too. Thanks for joining in the fun at As You Like It this week.
Lorraine DT
coldwaters2 said…
WOW Wendy this is stunning, wow, what an awesome and incredibly beautiful design the die cuts and embellishments are stupendous, I love it.
lorraine x
Pat said…
What a beautiful card for the challenge this week Wends, great design and gorgeous flowers.

Pat xx
SewPaperPaint said…
Look at this! The color, the perfect layering! Oh I so love it!!! What a joy in paper! ;0
Judith said…
This is so fabulous Wends - I just love the whole thing - gorgeous flowers, die and design - I'm sure your cousin must have loved it. This sooo takes m back to when I was a kid and loved Donny Osmond!!! - because his favourite colour was purple I had a purple bedroom plastered with all my pop posters on the purple patterned wallpaper. my mother didn't mind because the guy she had got in to decorate had put the paper on upside down - so I was ok to cover it!! - happy days lol hugs Judith x
Beautiful card Wends....Love the colour...the dies and the pretty flowers....Joolsx
Just beautiful and a real keep sake I think. :-)

Sharon x
Fabulous Birthday card, Wends, it's so precious and something to treasure.

Kat W said…
I'm pretty sure I miss a day every time I blink! And I'm not even in work so surely I should be able to fit everything in, right?!
Your card design is an absolute stunner, a real 'wow' factor card with all those utterly gorgeous embellishments and such a lovely vintage style to it :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx
Unknown said…
Those embellies really do pop, right? :)
Lovely, stylish and elegant card, Wendy.
Wishing you a great day!
Someone has definitely hit the fast forward button on time. Where's rewind?!

What a fabulous party that sounds, I love purple and your card is simply beai=utiful hon, I love that big multiple bow and all those fab die cut details xx
Annette said…
This is fabulous Wends. I love the beautiful purple and flowers and wowzers that bow is something else!! Gorgeous. By the way the shaped cards you commented on are bought like that, they are craftwork cards, but I don't think they sell them any more. I'm on my last pack and really gutted that I can't find them any more. xx

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