Monday 24 March 2014

Loving Lilac

Good afternnon all.
I am finally back with a card and this is the card that has been depleting my mojo.
This is an ordered one and the brief was vintage, lilac and purple and 6 inches wide and 8 inches tall.
I think it was the size that made me on edge, its out of balance so it freaks me
I feel so much better that this is now done and i hope the lady likes it as does her mum.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
1.Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - R168 - Anything goes
2.Sister Act Challenge - Challenge 49 - Anything goes
3.Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Challenge 110 - Shabby Chic
4.Dream Valley Challenge - Challenge 78 - Mothering Sunday
5.One Stitch At A Time Challenge - Challenge 205 - For a woman
6.Craft Your Passion Challenge - Challenge 206 - Mothers Day
7.Shabby Tea Room Challenge - Week 211 - Bits and Bobbles (flowers,buttons, text/sentiment)

Products used are:
An 8x8 card which i have trimmed the sides off to make it an 8x6
White card
Purple pearl paper
Crafts and Me digi papers - Caitlin
Crafts and Me vintage digi photo stamp
Sue Wilson Die
Lilac felt
Marianne Designs rolled flower die
Hobbyhouse pearl centres
Purple buttons
Pearl swirls
Lilac ribbon
Lilac lace
Justrite sentiment
Distress tool
Distress ink - shaded lilac

a close up of the image.

a close up of the flowers and buttons and pretty bits.

a pic of the inside.

and a sideways view.
This card is so heavy you wouldn`t believe it.
Another card to make now and then i am making slimming world chilli con carni for tea.
I am so proud of my hubby as he as lost half a stone already, i have lost 4lbs :D
Thanks so much for popping by, it means a lot.
Hugs Nic.


Michelle said...

Its gorgeous Nic. I find it hard to do orders too and find they also drain my mojo - you carried it off thought this will be loved I'm sure - Michelle x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic
For someone who has lost their mojo you did a great job with this card,
Lovely colours, great image I hope they like it.

Therese said...

Beautiful and elegant! Love how you decorated with lots of flowers, buttons and gems. Goregeous work as always! :)

Viv said...

Well done on the weight loss! A beautiful card Coops and am sure it will be well received and treasured - I'm like you with odd sizes - give me good old square any day! x

Sue said...

Your card and image are beautiful Nic.I love this colour too.
Your dinner sounds yummy.
Sue x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just packed with gorgeousness. Those flowers are just amazing and I love the distressed edges.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Marlene Atkinson said...

Absolutely stunning Nic, gorgeous colours and design. I'm sure the lady will like it. Marlene

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh this is beautiful xx

Doreen said...

What a fab image...Gorgeous card

catherine said...

I am sure Nic she will just love it. It is so gorgeous and the colour is stunning
x catherine said...

Nic this is stunning love the colour, image and flowers. Love Alison xxx

Chrissy said...

Stunning the gorgeous image and the lilac colours are just gorgeous..Beautiful card.


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous vintage card Nic. Love all those pretty flowers
Lorraine x

Betty said...

So beautiful Nic I love the picture and colours and the way you have pleated the ribbon

Mary J said...

I'm lovin' your lilac creation too, Nic!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful image and colours. Well done on the weight loss Mr & Mrs x Susan x

Wishcraft said...

It's beautiful Nic! Love all those pretty flowers and fab design too. I don't mind making 6x8 cards, it's a bit of a challenge compared to squares, but the dimensions feel ok to me :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful vintage with the photo, flowers & ruffled ribbon. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch205 For a Woman in your life.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

crafty-stamper said...

stunning card lovely vintage image and gorgeous flowers and "pretty Bits" I know how you feel as someone asks for something specific -mojo goes out of the window and ideas are nilch(is that even a word lol)congrats to you both on the weight loss
carol x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous and meets the brief perfectly. I am sure it will be treasured. Well done on the weight loss, bought the latest mag after you said about the meatball recipe, love SW.

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning card Coops. I tried making an 8x8 card once, I was so scared of all that space!!! x

Unknown said...

Hi sweetie, I've been out of blog land for a while and missed your beautiful work, so pleased to be back and see your creations again and this one is stunning!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning Mothers Day card Nic. I love the image and all your gorgeous flowers.

We'll done on your weight loss too I know how hard it is.

Hugs Sarahxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Nic. I love the vintage image, gorgeous colours and your detailing is just so beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Anne said...

What a brilliant design, you've made a wonderful job of the card and I'm sure it will be treasured by the recipient. Hugs x

Grenouille Greetings said...

And who doesn't love lilac? A lovely vintage beauty, Nic with gorgeous ribbon and floral trimmings. Hugs, Lesley

Crafting Vicky said...

oooooh wow this is totally gorgeous! Just love the fabulous details. The colors are awesome. What's not to love about this!!!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww that's gorgeous Nic! Your mama's gonna love it. Gorgeous colour palette and love the rolled roses with their pearly centres. Hugs, Wends x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hehe, I've got to stop speed reading! I'm missing things! I'm sure your client will be chuffed to bits with this creation. It's gorgeous xxxx

May said...

Gorgeous card, WOW..The image & flowers are so beautiful...the attention to detail is outstanding...Love it all...Hugs May x x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw how could anyone not like this. Nic it is beautiful! Judy x

Liz Miller said...

Beautiful card Coops. My favourite colour scheme with lots of lovely embellishments to match the vintage photo.
Liz xxx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty. Well done to both of you on the weight loss :o)
Jackie xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is beautiful hun, just love all the embellishments you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Well I am sure she won't like it - she'll love it! Gorgeousness all over! Susan x

Cathy P said...

Wow! That card is just stunning. I love how you framed the image. Thanks for posting your card on the Sister Act Challenge Blog. Cathy xx

SAMARA said...

Coops, thank you for coming to OSAAT with your beauty! Just lovely and very womanly. You will still qualify for a $3.00 prize at stitchy's because you have used another companies art - however you have blessed us with your lovely talent and thanks for that! See you again soon I hope! best, Samara DT OSAAT

Inkypinkydelights said...

I am back with my Dt hat on today. This is great! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Fussy and Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

heidy said...

So gorgeous Nic!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

I love your Shabby Chic Cards, Coops and this one is exquisite xx Annie

Lenet said...

gorgeous card..Love al those beautiful flowers. Thnaks for joining us at the Shabby Tearoom

michele said...

Lovely card Nic! thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Mimi said...

Gorgeous creation Coops, your attention to detail is stunning and I am sure the person who ordered this is going to just love it. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is lovely! The layers look amazing and those flowers and pleated ribbon frame her beautifully. Fabulous image...the way you have matted it really sets it off. Thanks for joining our Mother's Day/For the Ladies challenge at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope we see you again soon.

Mary Lou said...

WOW Stunning!! Love the Crafts and Me digi--Superb for the shabby chic challenge we are having!! Thanks for sharing in the fun at Fussy and Fancy!!
Bigg Hugs