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)


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

    xx coops xx

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. very pretty card, thanks for sharing!

  5. gorgeous card Lisa. love your layout x

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

    hope your cold doesn't last too long.


  7. 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

  8. 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

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


  10. 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

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

    Donna x

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

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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.


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

  19. 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 :)

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

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


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

  23. 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

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

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

  26. 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

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

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

    Hope you are feeling better! Hugs

  29. 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

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

  31. 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

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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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?

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

    Hope you and Dex feel better soon..

    Christine x

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

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

    hope your feeling better soon, hugs Liz xx

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

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

  41. 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!

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

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

    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


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

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

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

  47. 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

  48. Stunning card Lisa and thanks for sharing at CRafty Catz