Friday, January 11, 2013

Blue your Cares Away.

I really wanted this card to work as there were several challenges that I wanted to combine  into one.
The image is by OOh La La Creations from their Passion for Fashion CD. I love the sheer elegance of these ladies. The backing paper is also from the same CD.
Cutie Pie Challenge have a sketch this time which caught my eye. I normally shy away from these type of challenges but I have decided I must bite the bullet  and get over my adversions. I think I have stayed true to the sketch. Cupcake Craft have a challenge this week asking for Monohromatic Blue creations. Again blue is not a fav colour with me but needs must so I bit another bullet!
 
The rhinestones, lace and ribbon are all from my stash. The flowers are cut from lace  (if there are any gentlemen reading, please leave the page now )  on an old bra which was much too pretty to just  throw away and was also in my stash. You can see a close up below.


 
Entering into the following:
Oh-La-La Creations:  Happy Birthday.
Cutie Pie Challenge: Sketch time.
Cupcake Craft: January Blues.
Craft Your Passion: Vintage Shabby Chic.
Totally Gorjuss: Anything goes with ribbon.
Crazy 4 Challenges: Ribbons & Bows.
Live and Love Crafts: Something old in Vintage style. (embellishments are all old).
Digi's Galore: Somthing New. (New CD.)
Pause Dream Enjoy: Use Ribbon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

44 comments:

Merry said...

That is a lovely card...wonderful shades of blue and the lace is so pretty. Now I have heard it all for recycling. :-) I would have to agree those flowers are way too pretty to toss.

Beth M said...

Great card, love the colours and the way you've interpreted our sketch :) thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies and well done for recycling lol! x

Faye said...

Busted! Nice to see you at Cupcake with this super elegant number. Bra embellie looks fab and is a great touch. xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

How Beautiful! I love the flowers and love the lace and the pretty blue shades you used!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your blues are lovely! And your coloring, along with the crocheted flowers and ribbon, keep the card soft and feminine!

Di said...

Really beautiful Mrs A - so glad you didn't throw that lovely lace away! Hugs, Di xx

Lisa xx said...

What a stylish card! So pleased to hear that our sketch inspired you! Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I love blue!

Wendi said...

Hi Mrs A and welcome, I'm so pleased that you found our challenge your card is a beauty it's so nice when we see something used from our own CD's. I had to have a look thru your blog too, amazing. I loved your houses and the chess set was genius I do hope we see you again
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la
Wendi

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love all the details and fab colours.xxx

Catherine said...

Your card is gorgeous Valery Anne ! You were right not to throw away all of the bra : those flowers are so so beautiful ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Debbie said...

Lovely blue card Mrs A. Hope you and the Doc are ok and had a nice festive time.
Debbiex

aussie aNNie said...

Oh wow this is just gorgeous...love the bra flowers lol..great idea..xx

Ali said...

Blue is one of my favourite colours and I love this card. I particularily like the image and the flowers (how resourceful are you). Have a lovely weekend.
Ali x

Amy Yingling said...

Love all those different shades of blue, your overall design is breathtaking!
Amy Yingling
The Crafty Book Nerd

Michelle said...

Your card is lovely. I like the bleu shades you used.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
xxx Michelle

Margreet said...

Lovely card Mrs. A...that bra flower looks fab! Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Carol Christie said...

Beautiful card, the colours are lovely and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this month, Carol x

Creative M said...

A very lovely card,beautiful image & gorgeous flower.
Thanks for joining us at PDE "Use Ribbon" Challenge.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
PDE DT

MaryH said...

Such a lovely, lovely card & I should have waited for your inspirational post before working on a Lady card last night! This is so pretty, and love your recycled flowers. Embellishments are where you find 'em, and if you hadn't said, who would know???They are beautiful on this card, with all the lace & soft feminine blues. TFS & Hugs. Have a great weekend.

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A ......wow this is so beautiful the lace is really lovely too good to throw away like you say and the image and colour is stunning another of your amazing and wonderful creations x

Samantha Elliott said...

Great card there Mrs A and surely the lace would count as a Snippet? Love the image too Honey.
Hugs
x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Mrs A, such lovely soft blues and beautiful floral embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations, it's lovely to see an Ooh La La image and papers.
Pauline
x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Mrs A. you had me chucking with your recycling soo pretty I agree! well done, great share! Shaz in oz.x

fatmonica said...

It's lovely.I love the gentle shades of blue.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Delphine said...

Beautiful card, I love your embellishments ;)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Sue said...

Very, very nice and sophisticated too. We are totally re-vamping the garden. Have a blank canvas, almost....scary.
Did I say happy New Year?
Xxxxxx

MagsB said...

Aren't those the most elegant ladies! I love the flowers - I must remember, next time I buy a bra, to choose one with card embellishment potential!

love Mags B x

Donna Ellis said...

A lovely card and so nostalgic and romantic. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pies. Sue x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely vintage creation with pretty lace and sparkle and your flowers are bralliant! Hugs, Lesley

Bonnie said...

I'm not usually a blue person either, but I love this in all it's blues! What a wonderful image!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well now you're just being a show-off as the all-time Queen of Snippets, I declare! The use of that lace is brilliant, Mrs. A, but why is Pixie's not listed below???

The card, in every detail, is breath-taking!!

Pia S said...

This is a beautiful card, and it's amazing that you've recycled a bra to make it too!

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous shabby chic/vintage look to this card and I applaud your imagination on the re-cycling front - those flowers work so well with the image and colour scheme.
Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations.

Alli x

Donna said...

Stunining card Mrs A, so pretty in blue and I'm loving the lace and flowers, well done for recycling an old bra you always have such fab recycling ideas :) Donna ♥ x

sari said...

Good evening Mrs A! WOW! This is such a beautiful card! Just love the flowers!! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

Becky said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card.
Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies.
Becky x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pies. Sue x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the lace and the image is just so stunning
Lindsay xx

Lucy said...

Lovely card - you did well combining the elements of so many challenges. Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore.

Lucy x

Mary said...

You've outdone yourself on this one missy. I really, really like your card. Oh so elegant!

Candice Fields said...

So pretty! I love the coloring. Thank you for playing along with us over at PDE! Candice http://candiedcards.typepad.com

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, l like how you have used the lace.
Thank you for joining the sketch challenge over at Cutie Pies and good luck x Susan x