My Lovely Friends

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

From Me To You With Love

Hello everyone, how are you all. Well my kitchen is nearly done, its just a few finsihing touches then I need decorate...... I HATE painting ceilings so any offers??? Lots of tea/coffee & I will bake cakes & biscuits to your hearts content ;-) I have to say we are quite proud as we have done everything ourselves, designing building, retiling........the whole thing.

Anyhoo's I'm babbling again, I thought today I would share a card I made just for fun......well it started off for a DT but I didnt finish it in time & that was about 2 months ago lol. Well I had a wee bit of time last night so I put the finishing touches to it & thought I would show you.
I did the base of the card by using lots of layers, distressing, inking & just making it all..........well shabby lol.
However I wasnt sure at the time what I was going to put on it & tbh if I did think of something I cant remember what it would have been lol.
I wanted keep it soft, shabby & in the colours of creams & greens..........not a colour scheme I use often. Although my nan loved Green, well a soft minty green.
So last night I went into my little hobbit & sat & looked at it..........all the lace was on, the stitching, the doily.....basically the whole base was done & it just needed a topping..........you know like the icing on the cake ;-)
I fiddled with vintage images but nothing seemed to spark anything.........so I thought why not just put flowers there in kinda a bouquet sorta thing.......... You know what I mean..........dont you??
Most of the flowers are from Live & Love Crafts & yes there are Pomegrantae Apples as well........no I dont need any kind of help for my addiction ;-)
The large one in the centre is covered with Glamour Dust so sparkles beautifully.

After I had finished I decided a couple of die-cuts would maybe look nice. So we have a Magnolia Doo-Hickey Butterfly with pearls in the centre. The Lantern Die is from Noor Design UK here.
There is also a Bark Heart in there with a heart shaped pearl on from my stash.

The sentiment is from LOTV 'Handwritten Phrases' set, I stamped it with cocoa memento onto some of the same paper & made a banner.
The scalloped pearls are from LLC. You can also see a Clay Heart in amongst the flowers which is also from LLC.

Of course inside is decorated to compliment the front.
The uber gorgeous papers I've used are Pion Vintage Wedding, I will try remember which ones I've used.... 'White Flowers 12x12', 'Roses 12x12' both sides, 'Wedding Bells 12x12', 'Images 12x12' the opposite side...........I think them are all the ones I've used lol. Lots of layers on this & 4 different types of lace as well as Cheese Cloth all from Live & Love Crafts.
The edging is done with my MS PATP set on Ivory card.

Well that's it from me lovelies, its lovely & sunny here & while I do have lots of gardening to do I really must carry on with this kitchen. Its lovely & clean now so that makes me soooooooo much happier lol. I spent all of sunday scrubbing & sorting as my family were coming for tea & well couldnt have them sitting in mess ;-)

Take care, thank you so much for stopping by it means a lot mmwah.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxx

Edited to add......I will be adding a For Sale page to my blog either today or tomorrow as I'm selling a lot of my crafty stuff as I'm downsizing. So keep your eye out peeps for a bargain or 2 ;-)


9 comments:

Sharon said...

This is stunning Vicky. A beautiful flower arrangement and love all the lace - very elegant.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Vicky..love the floral centre and all the lace and dise..just gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jennifer Scull said...

oh good golly, this is beautiful! it might have taken you 2 months to get it finished, but it was worth every single moment! :)

JenniferD said...

Looks Fabulous after all that. Love all the Gorgeous Lace and Beautiful Flowers an awesome job I am glade you finished it off.

Pollard Carole said...

What can I say except perfection I just love these soft colours and amazing flowers gorgeous. Glad the house is getting sorted Have a good week love and hugs Carole x

Lena_J said...

Beautiful card. I get so impressed with the flower setup <3

fabiola jaques said...

Magnifique!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That's so gorgeous Vicky! Love all the blooms, it's just so lush! Can't wait to see pics of the kitchen, do post some. Hugs, Wends x

Sandra Mathis said...

It's a stunning card; so elegant, yet so shabby. Great idea to use a flower topping; the mini apples and the pearl pins are the perfect touch! I really like the sentiment as well...hmmmm might have to pay LOTV a visit ;-)

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts