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Monday, 27 May 2013

What a difference the sunshine makes!

Good morning all

I hope the sun is shining where you are - it certainly is here - from first thing it was bright and beautiful and I propped open the conservatory doors and let it in!

I've got a wedding card to share with you this morning and a little bit of news.

I made this card  as a commission for someone who wanted the couples initials on the card.  I've really struggled both creatively and with time management lately but i so enjoyed making this card - it gave me a real kick start.  I used my favourite wedding stamp from LOTV  called Mr & Mrs available here, I think its so pretty and its an easy image to colour.  I really went overboard with this card -flowery paper, fancy shape, lots of flowers,a bit of bling, punches and a bow, then out came my cricut create machine that I haven't used for ages to make the initials.  I enjoyed making this, I'm not actually that big on paper flowers - I prefer to make my own flower - I think they can look a bit fussy and I'm not a fussy frilly person generally.  But wedding cards deserve to be fussy I think so I piled them on lol 

......and my little bit of news..... I decided to stand down from my DT post at Delightful Challenges.  I've been there for a whole year now but after struggling through with so little time lately, and because I have a four week holiday coming up, I just decided to stand down rather than give myself the stress of  having to make cards for all those weeks when I'm away  - a weekly design team is a big commitment and I don't do things unless I can do them properly so I know I made the right decision for me and for Wendy's team. I've so enjoyed my time working with the cute images at Digital Delights - its a lovely friendly team that I know I'll miss.

But for now its onward and upward - I feel like I've found myself some time and its quite a while since I posted a card that's not a DT card and I've enjoyed that.

This is what I did.....

Image- Lili of the Valley Mr & Mrs
Coloured with copics
Papers - Prima Meadow Lark
Flowers - WOC
Die cut circles - Spelbinders
Leaf punch - Martha Stewart
Gem embellie - prima SIIC
Bow - from my stash
Letter plaque cut with Cricut Gypsy Wanderings cart

Hope you're all enjoying some god weather this bank holiday Monday - have a great day

Challenges I'm entering with this card

That craft place - Dies and Punches
Lacey sunshine - anything goes with hand coloured image
Hobby cutz challenge - Roses/flowers
Great impressions - celebrations
Crafting when we can - anything goes


Judith x


Lexie said...

Beautiful easel Judith. Gorgeous image and layout.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Judith first of all your card is a stunner! Really classy and pretty love how you did the initials!
Secondly I am so sad to read you are leaving the team at DC! I will miss you but I understand what you mean you really have to enjoy card making and not feel pressurised to come up with something weekly and with you going away for four weeks it gets really difficult!

Oh yuck its just started raining here!!! Hugs Susan x

Angelique said...

Wow. Gorgeous. Love all those flowers, they match perfect with your papers. Those initials are fabulous!


Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is gorgeous,your detail is amazing and just adore those flowers,,bless you for your kind comments hun,and for staying with me have a wonderful day my friend love hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Judith. The flowers are so beautiful and I love the initials....a very special touch.
Leaving a team is always the difficult part but I think you'll enjoy your free crafting time. hugs, x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just so beautiful. Loving the design and shape of the design.
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Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Judith. I love the image, gorgeous colours and fabulous detailing.
Enjoy the sunshine - whilst it lasts!!
hugs Sue xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Judith, gorgeous card, and its obvious you enjoyed making it.
Hope you had a good weekend, and sunshine did make the difference!
Avril xx

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous Judith love the shaping the papers and of course the image
Hugs Kate xx

Debs said...

So gorgeous Judith - stunning details and beautiful image.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

Kobie Fouché said...

Perfect design for a wedding card...Love all the flowers...Thank you for playing with us this week...

Kobie - Hobbycutz Challenge

Chris said...

Fabulous wedding card! Sweet image and I love all the flowers! The initials look lovely- so nice to have a personalised card to treasure!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Hobbycutz

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the shape and the initials are wonderful.
Nikki x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful easel card Judith, I like the image the colours and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning hugs Pops x

Nannieflash said...

A beautiful card Judith, I love your card design, paeprs and those lovely flowers. hugs Shirleyx

Sue B said...

Wow! oh this is gorgeous Judith! what a beautiful design… I love the shape and the pretty colours… the image is very sweet and love the entwined initials… the flowers are absolutely stunning… it's a perfect Wedding Card!
Sorry that you've had to step down from Delightful Challenges but sounds like it is the right thing for you at the moment...
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Erin said...

Wow... your card is absolutely gorgeous! Perfect for newlyweds!

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

Jackie said...

This is such a beautiful card & I love the fancy fold as well as all the flowers you added! Thanks so much for joining us @ CWWC & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

Tracy Crafty said...

I really like this, love all the colors.

Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place for our challenge x

Paper Panda said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
Mandy x (Lacy Sunshine DT)

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous, love the shape of your card, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting When We Can, hugs, martina

Kim Bell said...

Your card is beautiful love the shape. Thanks so much for joining us at HobbyCutz.'