Sunday, 8 July 2012

Crafting in between the tennis

Well, surprise, surprise, it's raining at Wimbledon (and here), so I've had a chance to finish off a card that I started last night. In fact, I've done this card twice because I wasn't happy with the first attempt. Update: they closed the centre court roof, so I had to leave this till afterwards.

This is for Joan's gardens 24: create a card similar to Selma's card - an embossed background, a lace border, Selma's tutorial to create flowers and use pink and white. Selma's tutorial involved using a Spellbinders die that I hadn't got, so I made my own similar spirals and cut them out (fiddly!).

For the 'lace' border I've used this new Martha Stewart 'garden gate' punch that I bought with a voucher that I won with a recent Crop Stop challenge:


Crop stop 79 is asking us to 'show some love' so this card is also for that.

I used papers from my offcuts box and a couple of pieces of sticky ribbons, my first opportunity of the week to participate in Pixie's crafty snippets 28. I added a couple of die cut hearts under the handmade flowers. I also decorated the inside of the card with a matching paper.

This is my first attempt, but I wasn't happy with it because I distressed the flower papers with inks and made them too dark:



So I took those flowers off and made three more smaller, but pinker ones:


This is also for:

Shopping our stash 58: triple threat - I chose ribbon, flowers, punched elements and die cuts
Our craft lounge 124: use any die cut shape (the hearts)
Playing in paradise 74: love
Catered crop: ruffles (to create the flowers)
LEJ designs 10: fabulous flowers
Scrap-cards 31: ribbon and flowers
The paper shelter 71: flower power
Bizzy Becs July: flower power
Crafty mess 12: ribbons and lace
Unstampabelles 13: celebrations - suitable for wedding, engagement or anniversary

33 comments:

  1. I sure know what you mean...sometimes I get done and I don't like my card, so I start over. I wonder how many do that. Ha

    Your card turned out very pretty,.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.
    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  2. What a Beautiful card!!Gorgeous roses!!

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  3. So great to see you in our CELEBRATIONS challenge at Unstampabelles Hazel. This is a lovely card and I agree, I like the pinker flowers.

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  5. beautiful card Hazel and i like the pinker flowers too.
    sue-b x

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  6. Hi Hazel, hope you're coping OK. Love your card and the pink roses do have the edge I think. Take care, Di xx

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  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Love Challenge.

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  8. Lovely card - I like the lighter pink flowers too ;-) Thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Celebrations Challenge this month.

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  9. I like both flowers but the pinkier ones suit the bp better I suppose. But I'm a Drama Queen! Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles Celebration Challenge!

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  10. Hi Hazel, another fab card for our challenge. Great colour choice and combination.

    Thanks for taking part in the Ribbon and Lace challenge with Craftymessers.

    Ax

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  11. great stuff Hazel. Liking your new punch....

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  12. Hi Hazel,

    Great card and what a beautifull punch you used on this card. Also the flowers are superfantastic:)

    Thanks for joinging our challenge at Scr@p-cards Challenge-Blog.

    greetz,
    Neltine

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  13. Beautiful, I love the pretty flowers and the gorgeous punched border. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
    Lindsay xx

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  14. Hi Hazel,
    A beautiful card and your flowers are lovely.
    thank you for joining us at
    lejdesigns challenge and good luck
    Janet

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  15. Lovely card, such a change to see a love theme card. I hope you find a use for the red roses. Hugs, Amanda x

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  16. Super card Hazel. I love your rolled roses.
    Lynne xxx

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  17. Very Pretty, and thank you for walking us through some of your process. It sure helps a non card maker like me sort things out.
    Thank You for Playing in Paradise this week.

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  18. Very pretty Roses Hazel, and I think your card looks wonderful!!
    Great job.
    hugs
    donna

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  19. What a difference the lighter pink flowers make! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  20. What a difference the lighter pink flowers make! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  21. A very pretty card great roses!!

    Thans for joining us at Craftymess

    Tracey DT

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  22. Hello Hazel,

    Sounds like the rain is good for some things, I love to snuggle up and do crafts too, or read a good book etc. When its beautiful outside I almost feel guilty being inside.

    This punch is lovely and your card is a romantic work of art. Someone will be very lucky to receive it.

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  23. Oh this is pretty! Well done on your win! Have fun!

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  24. Your card is so pretty. You sure did a great job creating the flowers. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

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  25. Oh, I like both sets of flowers! And that new punch is gorgeous - so detailed & elegant. Thanks so much for playing in Paradise with us this week :)

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  26. Thank you so much for entering our latest challenge over at the CraftyMess challenge blog.
    What a simple but gorgeous card. Pretty colours that make you smile.
    Hope to see you entering many more of our challenges.
    Love Lisa xxx

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  27. Stangely I thought it was the trellis that was not working on the card until you changed to the lighter pink roses and then it all went togther perfectly. hugs Mrs A.

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  28. So romantic! Thanks for Playing in Paradise!

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  29. Just lovely Hazel...great embellishments! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

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  30. They're both beautiful! That punch is actually pretty, sad to say I don't have that one...yet. Thanks for playing with us in Paradise.

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  31. What pretty colors and I love that edge punch! So elegant. Thanks so much for playing at the UnstampaBelles Challenge!

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  32. Fabulous Hazel! I like both sets of flowers! And that new punch is gorgeous, haven't see it before.
    Hugs
    Bernie

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