Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Thursday everyone!   I had some time to play in my craft room today.  So, are you setting your clocks to get up to see the Royal Wedding tomorrow?  I am.  I think I need to set it for 4:30/5:00am so I can see some of the footage before it all begins.  My dh laughed at me when I told him I was going to get up and watch it.  It must be a girl thing.  LOL!  I watched Diana get married back in 1981 and just have to watch Prince William's Wedding.

Okay, back to the card.  I am using this week's MojoMonday188 Sketch.  I also decided to dive into my LilyBeeDesigns Picket Fence paper pad.  I am using the colors from CR84FN25.   For my card I am using Verve's Dream Big, the Newly Released Bloom & Grow(large leaf image), and the new Elegant Leaves Die and the Sweet Scallop Die for the edge border.  My leaf image was slightly stamped onto the text font dp sort of haphazard so the image is not perfect, but more rustic.  I added buttons and some silver pearls to mimic leafy veins.  I also distressed the egdes with ink and a paper distressing tool.  I also bent the leaves in a bit to give them even more texture.  I finish with a few touches of sparkle. 

I also am playing in a few other blog challenges. 
The ABC Challenge:   S is for Sparkle 
 Incy Wincy:  Buttons and Bows
 Simon Says Stamp:  Shows some buttons 
The Crazy Challenge:  different patterned papers
Craft Your Passion: Show us your layers
Crafts and Me:  vintage/distressed(mostly distressed)
A Gem of a Challenge:  Pearls or Swirls(silver pearls)

Stamps:Verve's Dream Big, the Newly Released Bloom & Grow(large leaf image)
Paper;  Flourishes classic ivory, SU cherry cobler, LilyBeeDesigns(picket fence) dp
Ink:  Memento rhubarb, PTI chamomile, chai
Accessories:  Spellbinders nestabilities circle, petite scallops, MFT doily, Verve Elegant Leaves Die and Sweet Scallop Die , foam circles, glue dots, seam binding, buttons, may arts ivory twine, silver pearls, glue pen, stampendous glitter, sewing machine


  1. Great job with those colors, Betty! Beautiful design and of course one of those wonderful Betty Bows! Have fun watching the wedding!


  2. SO beautiful, Betty! Love your mix of PP and fabulous leaf details! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

  3. OHHH...what a stunning card. I love the design, the color combo and your beautiful bow. All your special touches make this a masterpiece:)Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our current challenge:"Show us your layers." We hope that you will stop by again on Monday for our next challenge. Barbara GDT

    ##Yes, I am getting up to see the wedding too. Probably not quite 4:30 AM!! I saw Diana's wedding, her funeral and I don't want to miss this wedding. Isn't Kate a beauty?

  4. Gorgeous, Betty! I just LOVE that DP. :) Have fun watching the wedding!

  5. So elegant looking Betty! Love the touch of sparkle to the hearts! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  6. Betty, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful!
    I adore the buttons and silver pearls you added to the leaf stamp!!!
    The edge border is lovely as well as the round dies!

  7. gorgeous, Betty! Wow, you are brave! I didn't go near that colour challenge this week!! I just love what you did with it :)

  8. What a beautiful card Betty.. Gorgeous colors and I love that sentiment.

  9. Hieno kortti tähän ABC-haasteeseen-kiitos osallistumisesta ja onnea arvontaan!
    Aurinkoista päivää sinulle!

  10. This is a beauty. Love the DP and how you layered it so beautifully.

  11. Betty - what a fabulous card, the combination of challenges works really well. Pretty papers, lovely sentiment and subtle sparkle. It's fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  12. Just gorgeous!! Love the colours & that bow looks fab!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  13. Betty, this is so pretty! I love the colors and that sentiment!

  14. Stunning Creation! Love the colours you have used! thanks for playing along at incy wincy designs this week with our buttons and bows challenge! Good Luck

  15. Great use of the mojo sketch and insp. piece. Lovely colours and classic Betty touches :) 3:00 AM was a tad early for me to get up and watch the wedding so I'm happy to settle for the re-runs LOL! Just saw her dress and love the clean, classic lines and the fact it had sleeves on it! Have a great weekend.

  16. Betty, LOVE the sparkle! LOVE the rustic! LOVE your papers and bow! And that sentiment just says it all! FAB card!

  17. beautiful card and nice..

  18. Beautiful job on this card. Colors and all the embellishments work perfectly together. Thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp And Show Challenge. XO Candy

  19. Love the paper combo, and the bejewelled and button embellishment is fabby!

  20. Gorgeous card i love the beautiful papers and colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  21. Great card. Unique details and very tender papers. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge.

  22. Hey Ms. Betty...hope all is well with you and your family!!! I did the wedding thing, too...wasn't it spectacular!!! I watched Diana's wedding, too, and Andrews...maybe Harry will give us a show in the future!!
    Your card is sooo gorgeous with those awesome papers and all the little extras you always do such beautiful work, gf!!!

  23. Wow!! This is so pretty! I do love your style.:)
    Thanks for joining us at CCH this time. ~hugs~darling Ho~

  24. Gorgeous, Betty! I just LOVE that DP. :) Have fun watching the wedding!


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