Monday 19 March 2012

I Love Paris in the Springtime!

Well, what a lucky Mummy I was yesterday!  As well as a lovely card made at school by my wee boy, Robbie, and a family lunch with Hubby, Robbie, Mum and my Stepdad at an Italian retaurant, I was also treated to another set of Papermania travel themed Urban stamps and a set of Spellbinders anemone dies.  A close friend works in my local craft shop and she was able to point the boys in the right direction for a fabby present!  So, after lunch I just had to have a play with my new goodies, it would've been rude not to!
I'm so in love with Urban stamps just now (in case you hadn't noticed!) but I decided to go soft and feminine this time.  I got busy stamping with Memento ink in London Fog onto pink and several shades of grey card.  Even the dark grey mat has tiny postcards stamped onto it.
I coloured the edges of the scalloped blank with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar direct from the pad and added a mat of Papermania Hot Diggedy Dog paper.
I then went for a rummage in my stash and found a part used sheet of gorgeous, pink printed vellum which screamed at me to use it!  I rounded the top corners and tore the bottom to add to the shabby look.
My Tim Holtz paper distresser is missing in action (it'll turn up when I tidy my craft table!) so I scuffed the edges of everything with an old craft knife.
The flower was made with my new dies from white vellum with a silver leaf print and the same patterned, pink vellum as before, held together with a fabric brad.
Some pleated ribbon embellished with tiny brads, a bow and three pearly gems complete the card.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Artistic Stamper - travel theme
The Deconstructed Sketch - #43 - sketch
Let's Ink it Up - show us your flowers
Pan Pastel UK - #10 - add a flower


  1. Glad your enjoyed your day Wendy and look what you've done with your pressies! Gorgeous card, so pretty and feminine and I'm just loving the dies.

    Edna x

  2. This is goegeous, love the soft greys and pink. Enjoy your new goodies, hope your feeling much better x
    Wendy x

  3. Gorgeous card Wendy.

    Pleased you and a lovely day and hope your shoulder is improving.

    B x

  4. You are a lucky mum. Your presents make a beautiful card. love the feminine touch. Elaine

  5. So pleased you enjoyed Mother's Day Wendy, love what you have created with your gorgeous pressies, so beautiful and feminine.
    Wendy xx

  6. Really pretty design sounds like you were spoiled yesterday and I'm sure you deserved just like all us Moms do !!!Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  7. So pleased you had a great day... sounds like you had fun as well with your new goodies! A super pretty card, so attractive with the gorgeous Spellbinders flower!
    Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
    Eileen xx

  8. Sounds like you were spoilt yesterday Wendy! Love the colours you have used on this card. Tinaxx,

  9. Gorgeous card,love the colours and papers
    glad you had a lovely mothers day
    Lorna xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous card Wendy.
    Sue x

  11. Another beautiful make. Love the grey and pink, so, so feminine for sure. You were lucky in getting some craft goodies. My lot never ever think of going down that road - so it looks like I'll be having to get my own again.

  12. Oh this is stunning Wendy! I love the soft colours, beautiful embellies and a fab layout too :)

  13. What a beautiful flower die and the card presents it so well. Yummy colours and so sweetly soft. Thanks for joining in all the fun at LIIU this month!

  14. Another gorgeous card, Wendy. Love the colour combo and I've got that die, but it's not come out the packet yet - naughty me! - will have to give it a whirl as the flower you've made is beautiful.


  15. so beautiful wendy.i love your soft colours and stunning stamp :D

    xx coops xx

  16. Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper this month and sharing your pretty in pink travel creation :)
    xoxo Sioux

  17. Beautiful creation, love the soft pinks and your gorgeous flower. Thanks for taking part in our Flowers challenge at LIIU this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  18. Really beautiful card, I love the soft colours and the image and flower are beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  19. Ooooh! I like the soft colors of this... so nice! Thanks so much for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch!

  20. Your card is just absolutely gorgeous. Like the feminine feel. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  21. A fabulously pretty card and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper creative team challenge :)

  22. Wonderfully pretty, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK


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