Thursday, 2 May 2013

Something Different For Me!!!

Hello Everyone, Oh my goodness, we have had two days of glorious sunshine, clear blue skies and lots of gardening!! (I've nearly finished the tidy up)

I was feeling like my cards where getting a bit samey, so I set myself a challenge. I wasnt going to use all of the usual things that I usually do, so no large roses, hand made hat pins etc. With one exception, the so wrapped up heart doohickey, which I love to use on cards, so allowed myself one little slip hee hee. I think that each crafter has their own style, so I wanted to do something different.

So here is the card that I created using different materials, all from Live and Love Crafts, I have also frantaged the image and the bark heart and added some fragments too. This is the first thing that I have ever frantaged and I am in love with it now. The lovely ladies at L&L Crafts, have such a wonderful selection of goodies and unusual items that I cant keep my eyes off their site hee hee!

So I used Maja Vintage Summer Basics Papers (papers? more like card!), Kort and Godt Rolled Paper Roses, Glass Pebbles and brown lace across the middle of the card. I die cut some butterflies and lacey leaves  from the left over from the two papers. I used build a brad for the central embellishment on the base layer and used the left over paper to punch the middle section, so nothing went to waste. I have coloured tilda with prisma pencils, she is from the valentines collection, from earlier this year. I will check on her name and add it to the blog later.

I have also threaded the doohickey with brown lace, shabby seam binding and pearl strings, with a heart charm. The daisy lace across the base layer is from my own goodies, with pearls in the center of each one.

I would love to hear your comments and I hope that you like my card.
Take care
Big Hugs Jay xxx

Challenges Entered

Marvellous Magnolias Challenge - pearls and lace theme

Mid Week Magnolias - Lovely Lace Theme

The Ribbon Girl Challenge Modern or Vintage Theme

Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia Challenge - Anything Goes

Totally Tilda Challenge - Heat Embossing Theme


  1. Awwww this is so pretty love the shape & colours beautiful coloured Tilda & your frantage is perfect for the HEAT EMBOSSING theme at Totally Tilda chall

    thanks for sharing smiles Christine x

  2. So beautiful the colours and the frantage !! I haven't used mine yet !? Hugz Gayle

  3. such a gorgeous card, love the shape and the pretty pastel colours as well as such a sweetie image.

    we have also had lovely sunshine may it last for the whole summer lol, well we can always hope.

    caroline x

  4. It's absolutely wonderful! The shape of your card, the colours and papers, the embellies... all is so beautiful and fits perfectly together.
    Thanks for playing with us at Marvelous Magnolia this week.


  5. Beautiful card!


  6. Oh Jay this is just sooo pretty. Love the frantage around the frame and on the heart. Beautiful shades of pink too. Thanks for sharing your pretty creation with us at Totally Tilda this time.
    Dawn xx

  7. Beautiful Jay! Love the frantage and your beautiful colouring!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Gina x

  8. WOW!!! Your card is fabulous! I love the embossing and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us this time at Totally Tilda and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  9. Oh this is so pretty! I love the frantage too, Live and Love crafts do have so many lovely bits :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Totally Tilda this time. Jen xx

  10. Great great shape and pretty colours
    Thanks for joining us girls @ Totally Tilda for our heat embossing challenge
    Hope you'll come back tomorrow and join in our next challenge
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  11. Hi Jay, this is wonderful. Love the shape and super details and your colouring is beautiful.
    Hugs Sue W.

  12. Fabby card Jay! I love this one, it's absolutely gorgeous, coloured beautifully and the frantage is lovelu.
    Chris xxx

  13. Gorgeous card, Jay! Love the shape and the fab soft look. Thanks for joining us at the Midweek Magnolias this week! Hugs, Elizabeth


Thank you very much for taking the time to leave me your lovely comments, I read each and every one and they really do make my day!
Cuddles Jay xxx