Monday, 9 March 2015

Just a "tad" late for the Polka Doodles challenge ...

I am typing this whilst shaking my head in disbelief as I have even flummoxed myself .... card made (tick), card photographed (tick), card made in time for the challenge on Friday (tick), photographs uploaded to a draft post (tick), post written and published (err ... apparently not)! I really thought I had done this and was shocked to discover that I had not. Still here shaking my head in disbelief ...

Anyhow, the theme is "Ribbon and Lace" over at Polka Doodles Challenges and it's inspiration week. I decided to use the Octavia CD/download to create my card using just the papers, embellies, alphabets and flowers. All the elements have a real material/textural feel and to enhance this, I printed out all my images on to canvas effect card. Here's what I came up with ...


Everything except the "real" ribbon, lace and doily are all found on this wonderful CD and/or download. I had a wonderfully relaxing time fussy cutting all the pieces and forgot how I do enjoy this part of card making.


I have cut out one of the frames and then layered it with a heart doily, crochet lace and paper ribbon. I then placed two hearts in the centre, punching holes and threading ribbon through the holes.


Next I cut out the letters to spell "mum" placing this on top of the first layers. I also cut out the scrabble tiles to make the words "with love" ... the scrabble tiles are also on the Octavia CD/download too.


Next I layered up all the hydrangea flowers and shaped them with a ball tool to give them a little dimension. I have added little pearl centres as a finishing touch.


Finally I add a further heart in to the corner of the card which I decorated with ribbon and flowers.

Now I really do need to apologise to all my DT teamies for being so forgetful and point you all over to the Polka Doodles Challenge blog to join in with us on the "ribbon and lace" challenge.

Lou
x x x

Products I used:
** Octavia Moonfly Digital CD Crafting Collection

Challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - add some embellishments
One Stitch at a time - woman digi or sentiment
Sentimental Sunday - lace and pearls
That Craft Place - Mother's Day/anything goes
Digi Galore - it's all about her
Fussy and Fancy - ribbons and lace

17 comments:

Karon said...

Gorgeous card! TFS

Jackie Trinder said...

This is a gorgeous card I love all the details you have added. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Lovely detailed card and detail.
Laine
xx

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful Lou, love the layout and fabulous detail here, hugs xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the beautiful layers, lots of dimension and loving the lace.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

Such a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
Dragonfly Dreams
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Bev said...

Lou just beautiful as always. I love the way you've mixed the lettering and all that detail......

Tracy W said...

That's a super card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

jane stillman said...

A really pretty card, love the little flowers and butterfly x

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Lovely card - I love it :)

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for this challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next time :)

~Anne Lise ~ dt
http://minenyekort.blogspot.no/

Nathalie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
Nathalie

Lea Brawn said...

An amazing card Lou. So different...I love it! X

Scrappy Scatty said...

Beautiful card lou xx

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

I wish I had a good color printer to print digital pattern paper with. This card and absolutely gorgeous; love all the layering the details. Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Anjie said...

Just beautiful, love all the detail.
Hugs
Anj
xx

starcyl said...

Well one lucky mum getting this card, it's fab.
jenny x

Wendy Russell said...

ABsolutley gorgeous card, love it.xx