Thursday, 11 April 2013

A little more LOTV... :)

Hello again folks!! :)

Yup, it really is me back so soon!!lol I couldn't believe my luck this morning when I saw that the new LOTV challenge was CAS... and I actually managed to get a card that would be perfect for it posted- *last* night!! Typical!!lol But that and the fact I so rarely get to enter over there has persuaded me to get on and post this one, which also fits but had been pushed back in my mental posting queue by the CBS cards I mentioned last night...anyway, this one is from the archives (ie. one of many on my computer I just haven't got to posting yet!!) and was made last October for my Gran's birthday...

I wanted to keep her card calm and soothing as my Gran had lost her sister suddenly the week or so before... I knew she would still appreciate a pretty and cheerful card to celebrate her birthday but didn't want to send anything too bright and jarring or overly fussy... after much head-scratching, I remembered this lovely little LOTV bear and created one of my fav big scalloped circle cards to sit her on- I always think a circular base card makes a card look special even if the rest of it is very simple!! :)

I coloured with PMs and FMs in gentle, pretty tones and added just a smidge of Stickles, then dug out my last whole piece (eeek- only for someone really special!!) of my fav paper from the FF Pink Parfait range and some matching seam-binding...

A sublte white-embossed sentiment, some white layers and a few white pearls brought it all together... perhaps not as CAS as some of my recent creations but I think the limited, pale colour palette with plenty of white keeps it pretty simple and fresh... and my Gran was really pleased with it... so nice to have made her smile!! :)

{The List}

6" Sq. white card blank
Nesties - Grand Big Scalloped Circles, Big Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles dies
LOTV Posy Trio image, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers (sorry, no colours again... too long ago!!)
Paper - Forever Friends Pink Parfait pad
Blue textured pearl cardstock (from QVC many moons ago)
X-cut Scalloped border punch
Sentiment - LOTV
White Embossing Powder and heat tool
Seam Binding - Tile Blue from The Ribbon Girl
White 4mm pearls
Crystal Stickles

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: Lili's Little Fairies - Clean and Simple :) ; Jen's CAS Mondays with LOTV (if it's CAS enough for you Jen?!) :) ; Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Glitter, Diecuts, Blooms is the one I've chosen but I think it would fit several lines!!) :) ; Joanna Sheen - Spring into Spring :) ; The Ribbon Girl - Just Add Flowers :)

Well, that's it from me for now... I hope you're all well- thanks for stopping by today and for your lovely comments!! :) See you again soon I hope- though maybe not quite so soon as this time!! :)


Katina said...

So very pretty Rachel! Love the cute image and it looks so lovely on a circular card.

Hope you're keeping well at the moment.

Sandra H said...

Hi Rachel, This is really pretty xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Rachel :-) the image is very cute and the whole design is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

coops said...

so stunning rachel.really gorgeous details and colours and i love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Flowergirl said...

This is so beautiful! A really stunning card x
Wendy x

lis-m said...

So sweet! i love circle cards..
Thanks for joining us at Lili's little Fairies in our "Clean & Simple " challenge . Good luck !
Hugs xx

Lexie said...

How cute is this?! So pretty.

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.


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