Saturday, 21 May 2011


Good afternoon. Happy Saturday.

Sorry for not being around for a couple of weeks. We went up to Northumberland for a holiday and there was no broadband , mobile service or anything. Shock, horror! Still, I am back now with a card for 5 challenges to make up for it.

CES Challenge #37 - Embellish It. - 3 different types of embellishments required
Crafty Catz #83 - Anything Goes
Totally papercrafts #67 -- Don't be Square - any shape of card but square
Crafty Creations #119 - Mayflowers - flowers, patterned paper and ribbon
Sentimental Sundays #55 - Handmade flowers (and a sentiment)

The base card was card from and A5 pearl cream card using a Grand Nestie. The backing paper (Joanna Sheen) was cut from the next size down and the sentiment card from the smallest of the series, again from the Pearl card.

The gorgeous sentiment, (Elusive Images - or Chocolate Baroque as they are now known), stamped in red chalk ink says - "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it".

The flowers were printed from a MCS CD rom, layered up with Pinflair glue and the flowers highlighted with crystal glitter.

The ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of the sentiment which was then mounted onto the backing paper and base card. The bow and flowers were added with more Pinflair glue and the swirl of individual crystal gems finished the card with a bit of bling.


  1. Hi Shirl, Wondered where you'd got to, hope you enjoyed it anyway, what did we do before all this Techno stuff came

    Your card is gorgeous hun, very pretty.xx

  2. lovely card, thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  3. Beautiful, I love your flowers and poppies are my favorite as you can tell from my hosting post at Crafty Creations. Thanks for playing along this week

  4. Ba=eautiful work ...thanks for sharing with us at the crafty catz good luck with the challenge
    linda x

  5. So beautiful Shirl, love the shape and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  6. Wow this is so very pretty, beautiful colour theme and design, and fabulous sentiment,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  7. ahh such a gorgeous card, thank you for joining in my challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  8. Hi Shirl, hope you had a fabulous holiday and im not surprised you didnt have an broadband or mobile connection, but never mind as long as you had a lovely time.
    Gorgeous card and so pretty. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  9. Hi Shirl
    this is beautiful, gorgeous design & embelies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrats & CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  10. Beautiful card - the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

  11. lovely work Shirl the colours are pretty and the poppy is really nice love Dorothy


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