Thursday, 15 May 2014

An Old Favourite In Apricot

I dug out one of my older Lili of the Valley stamps to play with, I always enjoy colouring this beauty, this time I've gone for shades of apricot, using my faithful Promarkers, as usual.
 The papers are Papermania, Kraft Notes and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.  The flower was made with Spellbinders Carnation Creation dies and the leaves with a Spellbinders Foliage die.
To give my card a pretty, shabby look, I've distressed all the edges with my Tim Holtz tool, added some cream lace with apricot grosgrain, scalloped ribbon layered over it, and a messy, double loop bow.  To finish, I added some pearls to make a corner feature and a scattering of pearls by the leaves.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Ribbons - #89 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
The Ribbon Girl - LOTV + Add Pearls
Papertake - Pretty Pastels
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy
The Paper Shelter - #158 - Girly Girl
Paper Pretties - #310 - Embellish
Crafting for all Seasons - #77 - Thing With Wings
Emerald Faeries - #55 - Flowers, Ribbon and/or Lace
Sweet Sketch 2 - #14 - Sketch

Cupcake Inspirations - #260 - Colour Combo - Apricot, Pistachio,Espresso



  1. A very pretty card Wendy, love your colour theme and it's a lovely image. I do like your embellishments, Kate x

  2. Such a pretty card, Wendy! Love the apricot colour tones chosen from that yummy inspiration! Fab colouring and pretty embellies too! Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Hi Wendy
    Fabulous card... The image is one of my faves.... Love the flower....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  4. Gorgeous Wendy!! So many things to like about this card. I think my favorite is that bold flower accent! Thanks for sharing with us.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  5. Cute card, love your colors and all your fun layers. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

  6. Very pretty, love the color and all of your wonderful embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  7. super sweet card, luv the peach colors....darlin! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. beautiful details and colors, this image is lovely
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  9. so beautiful wendy.gorgeous delicate colours and i love the pretty image and details ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. Sweet looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  11. This is gorgeous Wendy, such a beautifully coloured image and fabulous design.

  12. Its beautiful!! Good luck with the blog challenge at Crafty Ribbons
    Marg, DT member for

  13. such a pretty card Wendy, love the colour combination and the pearls. Marlene

  14. This card is so sweet - I just adore LoTV stamps and your color palette is gorgeous - beautiful card!!
    Blessings to you!!

  15. Wendy, this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the detail work you have added. So pretty. thanks for joining us at SSW2.

  16. Positively beautiful! Love the distressed edges and adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  17. What a pretty pretty card! I love the LOTV image you used and you've colored her wonderfully! That lace and ribbon on the side is so sweet (and my style!) and it caught my eye. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our Girly Girl challenge! Hugs, Gail

  18. What a sweet card love the colour combo. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  19. I love this Wendy! Such beautiful colors and embellishments. The distressing is really nice with all the details you added. So beautifully done. It's always a pleasure to see what you create. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

  20. Such a sweet & pretty little card! I love the LOTV image!
    Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons in our Things With Wings Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  21. Such a sweet card love the image and the gorgeous soft colours you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT xx

  22. Beautiful card Wendy, this is such a lovely image an oldie but a goodie. Love your wonderful soft colours and all your amazing embellishments. This is a great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT


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