Saturday, July 7, 2012

Finally, a card I like...

Last time I lamented about sometimes making a card that just does not work!!!
Well, thankfully, this time I enjoyed it! It was fun, came together nicely, and I like the way it looks.
I like the soft colors, and the flower with that polka dot paper. I LOVE polka dots!!!
I just bought some beautiful lace from Frilly & Funky Etsy shop. She has some beautiful lace and other things, plus it was at a price that was cheaper than what I had checked out in our fabric shops.
I'm very happy!
But, unfortunately almost all of the lace got covered up by my flower and my "Friends" square...aaaaggghhh I hate it when that happens. I like to be able to see all the beautiful embellishments that are being used on a creation!

I also have a new edge punch that is just gorgeous from EK Success...and that shows even less...oh well, next time....

So here's my card:
I'm sorry about the picture...I must have taken over a dozen shots...the sun was too bright and the lighting in my craft room was too dark. I just couldn't get it right.

Anyway, the top paper is a soft tan with white dots. the bottom is a muted stripe with all the colors that went with my work.
The peony is cut from a beautiful paper I have had forever in my stash. It was not nearly as usable as I thought, but it was beautiful. 
The stamp is a SU! stamp I bought a long time ago. I still love it!
See those two little brown stripes on the right side???? That's all you can see of my new border punch.
I hat that!
And the lace shows only one little part but then I cut off another little piece and added it to the bottom of the "Friends" piece.
The stamp I used to add a little more interest is a TH harlequin. First time I used it...I really like it. It is just the right size.

I am entering this to the following challenges:
http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/  "Pretty in Pink" I pretty much followed these colors. Pink & brown is one of my favorite combinations.
http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.ca/ Anything Goes...that pretty much says it all.

Thanks for stopping by...
Be blessed with JOY!!!
e

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creation with beautiful soft colors ! I love the embellishments. I hope you enjoyed the weekend, Shirleyx

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  2. What a pretty card! Thanks so much for linking up to our challenge at Berry71Bleu!!

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  3. Beautiful card!!Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!
    hugs
    xMx

    you can visit
    http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    for my free digis!!

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  4. Beautiful card!!Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!
    hugs
    xMx

    you can visit
    http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    for my free digis!!

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  5. Beautiful card Elena, so soft and feminine!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Berry71Bleu :)

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  6. So lovely, and so pretty in pink! Thanks for playing along with us over at Berry71Bleu!!

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  7. beautiful card thanks for joining us at B71B

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  8. What a pretty card, very soft and romantic! Thank you for joining us at Berry71blue.
    Channa

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