Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Gem of a Challenge - ribbon & lace

Sorry, running a bit late today - I've got a rotten cold and being out for a couple of hours this morning seemed to finish me off... I slept most of the afternoon... oops!  So many bugs around at the moment, wish they'd leave us all alone.  Dex is poorly too and he can't sleep with his bunged up nose, so that means we're all tired too!

Anyway... here's my DT card for A Gem of a Challenge, where our new theme is 'ribbon & lace'.

I've made this one for an order... I don't have an Aunty Marg lol.

Oh, and someone asked me how I get the pearls to look round with the Viva pearl pens - I've found if your pearls are teeny they are naturally fairly rounded.  But if you need them bigger, like the ones on this pretty tree, add your pearls and then tap the underneath of your piece of card a few times and this will round them out... hope that helps :o)

Items Used
Scalloped card blank - Craftwork Cards
Pre-coloured digi stamp - With Love Flowers - Pink Gem Designs
Papers - First Edition Summer Breeze - MCH
Memory Box Macarena Corner die (cut up) - MCH
Viva Pearl Pen in Light Green - MCH

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
DYSU - leaves & trees
Crafty Catz - anything goes
That Craft Place - bingo (ribbon, lace, dies)
Bunny Zoes - pink, pearls & lace
One Stop Craft - anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - fab sketch (I turned it)

Hope you're all having a fab weekend so far... I'm off to catch up with some of you now :o)


coops said...

so stunning lisa.gorgeous pretty design and colours.:D
i hope you are feeling better soon.

xx coops xx

Denise said...

Love this gorgeous card Lisa. Fabulous image, great layout and some of my fave papers.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Lorraine said...

This is really pretty Lisa. Love the flowers and gorgeous papers. A great take on the sketch too.
I hope you and Dex are feeling better soon.
Lorraine x

Craftncorry said...

very pretty card, thanks for sharing!

rosie said...

gorgeous card Lisa. love your layout x

Fiona said...

gorgeous Lisa...fab layout and I love that little flourish.

hope your cold doesn't last too long.


Kat said...

A really pretty card Lisa. Love that DP, I just happen to have it too. Think I may be addicted to First Edition papers.

Hope you and Dex feel better soon. I think there's loads of bugs about everywhere just now.

Kat xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, I love the image you have used that the colour scheme is beautiful.
I hope that you and Dex are both feeling better soon.
Hugs Sue

WencheP said...

This is beautiful. Love that tree - so cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Lisa. Oh wow, what a beautiful card. Gorgeous design and fabulous detail. I love it.
I hope you start to feel better very soon sweetie. Take care.
Love Sandra xxx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Lisa. Love the gorgeous image and scrummy papers. Hope you feel better soon hun.

Donna x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Lisa the layout and colours are beautiful and I hope you both feel better soon. Hugs Caroline xxx

rachel said...

sorry to hear you're under the weather - gorgeous card though hun - just beautiful xx

Sharon said...

Wow Lisa this is stunning. Love the image and your layout and embellishments are gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon. x

Kathie said...

Hi Lisa your card is totally stunning. I love this image and it works so perfectly with Arlana's sketch this week. Wonderful colours and your embellishments are just the most perfect finishing touch to totally beautiful card. Someone's Aunty Marg will love this card LOL. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Kezzy said...

Wow love your card, the colours are gorgeous and the image is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, another gorgeous card! Lovely colours and the layout is fab. I'm seeing more and more of the sketches from this challenge blog - will really have to go take a peek!

Someone has a very lucky Aunty Marg!!!

Hope you are feeling better soon - an early night a little bit of chocolate help me to feel better when I'm feeling rough.


Annette said...

Pink, ribbon and lace- You just can't go wrong!!! LOL Fab card Lisa. Hope you're feeling better soon honey.

heidy said...

So Gorgeous Lisa!!
XXX Heidy

Little K Smith said...

Such a pretty card Lisa! Lovin all the pink and a great design too! Gorgeous cards you've been creating hun and hope you and Dex feel better soon :)

Renee B. said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! Love all the pink & the pearls. Hope you & Dex are better soon...take care!
Hugs, Renee

Linda Anderson said...

How beautiful!! Love the pink and pearls too. Positively stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Olivia said...

Such a lovely card. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

Heide said...

This is just stunning, If you had a Aunt Marg I am sure she would love it! LOL. I just adore pinks and browns...I love everything about this card...BRAVO. Happy you could join us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Wow, you card is stunning. I love every little detail. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Debs said...

Really pretty card Lisa - love the LO and fab colour combo.
Hope you feel better today.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Lisa! Lovely papers and the tree with the pearls looks so elegant! I hope you all soon get better again! hugs, Marlies

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you are feeling better this morning hun xx gorgeous card, sure Marg will love it.

Mary J said...

Such a pretty card, Lisa and perfect embellishing as usual!

Hope you are feeling better! Hugs

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Lisa, oooh your card is wonderful hun, I love that pretty image and as always everything looks wonderful together - loving all the pink:)...I'm sure this Auntie Marg will adore this card and I really hope your cold clears up soon - Big warm hugs, Teresa xxx

scrapperjulia said...

Love this pink card with the ribbon and gems, really pretty! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Eileen said...

Love the pink and brown together. Gorgeous card great layout and design and love the papers you have used.
Hope you're feeling better soon
Eileen x

Faye said...

Great image choice Lisa, it looks fab with the pink. x

Unknown said...

A perfect pink and totally ladylike card Lisa! I was indeed wondering whether you did have an Aunt Marg, but then I read you didn't ;-) Lovely pearls, btw! Hope you're both be on the mend soon!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous! what a pretty layout and papers… Love the flowers with the pearl centres and the ribbon and lace… everything is so pretty!
Thanks so much for the tip with the Viva Pearl Pen... I have been wondering how to get them to come out round!! I will definitely try that next time! :-))
Sorry to hear that you've got a cold Lisa… you are right - there are so many bugs around this year… our family seem to be constantly picking them up!!! I hope you and Dex are soon feeling lots better hun!
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pia S said...

Fabulous card and a great take on the sketch. I think the paper with the cross stitching looks great - is it a digi or a DP?

Christine L said...

I love your gorgeous card... of course, it's pink!!

Hope you and Dex feel better soon..

Christine x

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, fab colour combo too. Hope you're feeling loads better today!
Hugs Jo x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Lisa this is gorgeous hun, love the pearl dots effect too,

hope your feeling better soon, hugs Liz xx

Aileen said...

So pretty Lisa. Those blooms jump off the card at you. x

Donna said...

Such a pretty and feminine card Lisa, a really fab design hun :) Donna ♥ x

Unknown said...

Even as an adult, I would love to see my name on a card front. The personlization is a great idea and I never think to do it! Great layout, beautiful colors and perfect fussy cutting! Thank you so much for joining us at DYSU this week!

Kim said...

fantastic card, love that layout! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card. I love the image and your great layout.

Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Jackie said...

Oh I love this very pretty card, love the colour combo :o)
Jackie xx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Lisa love the colour's and paper's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, the colours look so elegant. Helen DT-SSW

Sally Dube said...

This is one of my favorite color combos and you have rocked it!! Love this card!! Always love to see your cards here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you Lisa!!
Sally SSW-DT

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card Lisa and thanks for sharing at CRafty Catz