I made this card using one of my favourite paper pads. It is from My Minds Eye Lost & Found series, called Market Street. I love the peachy tones with soft greens and lots of scripted papers too.
The plaid one shown here is actually glittered, which you can just see if you zoom in. (For newbies to blogland, to zoom in just right click on the picture, open in new tab, in that tab when you hover over picture a zoom tool (cross) should appear, click to see in maximum size).
The button and dragonfly are part of the fabulous Fimo pieces that Linda W. sent to me; they coordinate beautifully. I used some 8 & 10mm half pearls from Ebay to add a little glamour. They are not self adhesive, but I prefer them that way. I just put a dab of glue where I want them and drop them on, its easy and you can move them a little before they become fully set. I don't know about you but whenever I use something self adhesive, you can bet your bottom dollar I will drop it in the wrong place and then almost cry because I cannot adjust it. One of those....AAAARRRGGGHHHH... moments, lol!
I decorated the inside to coordinate too, but added a diecut flower (one layer of Spellbinders Rose) with a brad for less bulk. The twine was originally natural so I dyed it to match using an antique pink Promarker.
Here you can see the dimension of the layers and embellishments and view the inside and outside together.
I am really happy with how this card turned out and although I couldn't do the 'Happy dance', I did grin alot for a while (if I had been a bird at the time, I'd have been a peacock for sure, strutting around all proud and a little smug ...lol!!)
So that is my card for today. Now I have a card from a very special lady, Christine Hussey. Christine has sent me a few cards to show and I will showcase them over the week, so please keep an eye out for them. She doesn't have her own blog and therefore I would love it if you could give her a shout out and let her know what you think.
I adore the soft mottled background and those flowers are just gorgeous. I loved all the pictures Christine sent me of her cards, but this one did find a soft spot, it has to be my favourite. You can decide for yourselves as the week goes on.
Well that's it for today. I hope you all have a great day. I am still busy, busy (lots of sewing today), but I will sit down and visit all the blogs I have missed. Take care.
Regards Linda xx