Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In The Pink.

This is  a card that I made for a recent swap. The swap required two pink cards you can see the second card up above  where I will be posting it shortly. I wanted to make a shabby chic style card with stitching. The stamp is a favourite of mine by 'Crafty Individuals'. I have layered up various backing papers by glueing to cardboard and then distressing the edges and hand stitiching a border. My blogging friend Sherry will be so proud of me as I managed to leave all the threads dangling!!! The butterfly is made with a punch that I snuck from Fluff (but had to give it back) so don't know who it is by. This is one of the last in my stash.

 

The flower is made using my Spellbinders Rose Creations die but instead of sculpting the petals I have left them flat. (When you cut with this die you get left with the centres from the petals which I keep in a lttle tin.) Here I have layered up with snippets of different backing papers  and instead of using a brad for the centre have used one of the circles from the plain petals to cover up the hole. A spot of glossy accents on top  and you have home made candi!

 
Would like  to entering into the following challenges.
 
PanPastel: Make anEmbellishment.
Pixie's Crafty workshop:  Use your snippets (snippets +snippets snippets)
Whoopsiedaisy Challenge: Pastel colours.
Make it Monday Party:  Any paper crafts. 
Crafty Card Makers: More than one punch and/or die cut (used butterfly & flower dies)
Penny's Paper - crafty: Lots of layers.
Flutterby Wednesday: Open with Butterfly or Fairy.
Hotshot Craft: Butterflies.
Stampin for theWeekend: All stitched up.
One Crazy Stamper: Anything Goes.
Sweet Stampin: Anything Goes.
 

 
 

28 comments:

Lisa S. said...

Great card and I love that multi petal flower. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

Eileen said...

Oooo very pretty indeed ... Love the colour palette you have chosen and thanks for joining us in this weeks PanPastels challenge
Eileen xxx

Chan BBChan said...

Beautiful card, I love the flower you created

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmarkers

Hugs
Betty

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' with your beautiful card.

Pam x

Sherry said...

Lovely pink card Mrs A - and good girl for leaving those ends hanging - lol! I had a little mishap last week, merrily snipping away at some loose ends in an abandoned manner and merrily snipped into my finger tip - ouch! That'll teach me!!!

Jacilynn said...

love all the pink! Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.
cheers!
Jacilynn

Bunny said...

This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

Caz xx PPC DT

Lynn said...

The colours are great, and the stitching really sets off the card with the cotton trails. Lynn x

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A and what a brilliant flower xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely lovely lovely.

Have you finished your detention yet? xxx

Paper Panda said...

Really pretty. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog this week, hope to see you for the new challenge tomorrow.
Mandy x (PPC DT)

Julie said...

Great card - love the flower you've made. Hand Stitched eh? That must have taken ages!!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our All Stitched Up Challenge!

Hugs

Julie x

Faye said...

I thought I recognised that butterfly! It's a quickutz die and may well end up living in the pod. Fab pinky card. Apart from the dangly thread you must have enjoyed making this. The shabby effect looks great too. xx

Debbie said...

Thank you for entering at Sweet Stampin' with your gorgeous card. DebbieX

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh so pretty in pink! Hugs, Lesley

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful clean and simple monochromatic card! Thanks for playing with us at FBW!

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card. I am proud of you for leaving your thread tails...I have never managed to do that but want to try it on a scrapbook layout!
Love the gorgeous butterfly and flower.

Ali said...

I really like the butterfly and flower on this card. When I read card maker blogs I always feel like their in a secret club. They mention all the things they've used to create their cards and I have no idea what their talking about. But I love seeing the cards. Thanks for sharing.
Ali x

J said...

Such a pretty card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Jackie

CuddlyBunny said...

Just lovely!

GinaA said...

Butterfly and flower are great, love the stitching,

Di said...

Oh Mrs A, this really is gorgeous! Bet you knew I'd love the pink :) Hugs, Di xx

MaryH said...

Another pretty in pink card. Thanks for the flower tips too. So much detail on this card. A real beauty. TFS

Merry said...

Wonderful card...what a great technique to leave all those dangly bits from the stitching. I will have to remember that.

Jack said...

Great card, love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

craftymum said...

This is lovely. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our butterfly challenge

hugs Sarah x

Samantha Elliott said...

This is a beautiful card. I love this stamp too. It can be used for so many purposes!
Hugs
xx

Crazystamper said...

Thank you for joining the December Challenge at One Crazy Stamper! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake