Monday, October 10, 2011

A most vexing question!!

Welcome back to my blog - I do love it when you visit.

Recently my DH has not been well, and there was a most important birthday imminent and he did not feel well enough to go and purchase a card - knowing this I relented, and asked if he would like me to make a card, which offer he gratefully accepted. 

The question was, what did he want me to make - and this is the result, which he was most happy with.

I knew he would like a 'romantic' card as he is a big softie, and as the card was for me.... well what else but hearts and flowers, pearls and lace.

The red base card has a gold fleck in it.  The pink layer on top of that was randomly stamped with a small flower from the Layers of Color Merci Bouquet Clear Art Stamp set in Versamark ink, then dusted with red pearl-ex powder. 

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Rocket Red and clear embossed.

The doily was cut using a Spellbinders Floral doily die, the edges sponged with Memento Sky ink, and centre was sprayed with Rangers Perfect Pearls Forever Blue.

The heart from Kiwi Stamping was stamped in Rocket Red and clear embossed, cut, and had the lace adhered to the back of it before it was mounted with foam dots, which gave lots of dimension.

I wanted to add lace to the extended border, but it looked so WRONG I flinched when I tried it, so out came the Floral Doily accents and I used two of those for the edging

DH was so impressed that he paid me for it - as an additional gift.  Trouble is he said I had to spend the money on myself, not card making supplies.  So I think an online trip to a bookshop maybe in order...

I am linking this to:
Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge 3110 - Anything goes
Creative Inspiration Paints - Inspired by Embossing
I Did It Creations Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
Lets Ink It Up Challenge #16 - Think Pink
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #83 - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes challenge #90 - Favourite Colour Combination
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #76 - Anything goes

Thanks for calling by - may your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

What a lovely story maxine - I am sure your DH was amazed at your card making skills, he sees you create but has probably never taken too much notice of the end result - now he knows what we all do - you make lovely cards my friend! Love all of your details - I am sure the recipient will be blessed! LOL! Enjoy spending that well earned card money! LOL! {{{hugs}}}

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Well done Maxine :)))) Thanks for sharing at Let’s Ink It Up’s *Think Pink* challenge.


If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

Cor* said...

Very very nice! i adore that the heart center! I am sure he will love your creation. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at LIIU this month for our Think Pink Challenge.

marsha said...

I just love your story about how this card came to be! It is such a beautiful card and love the center! Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - back again to say - gorgeous card for SSIC! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters for Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

sara said...

really sweet card thank you so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

SuzanneK said...

Lovely story and lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Miesje said...

Great card and I love the story too. So glad that you chose to join us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Kary said...

Hi Maxine! Did I miss your birthday? I hope you had a fabulous time!! Love this card, it has really gorgeous colours, and such pretty details. Great job!! Hope you found a book you really love!! {{hugs}}

Marjo said...

How sweet! and wonderful card too. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Love that pink heart!Thanks so much for sharing this with us at LIIU this month for our Think Pink Challenge.
Hugs Tamara

Shanna Shands said...

I love all the different elements you used to create your card. Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes.

Scrappy Scatty said...

fab card thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
Love Jan

Gurkiss said...

Nice card...

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hug Gurkiss

Sarah said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Shannah said...

Awww... That is so sweet Maxine! Thanks for sharing the story behind this, it's so lovely!
Hugs, Shannah xox