Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Floral Elegence

Good morning peeps!

I hope you are all having a good day so far? I'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to my lovely followers & new commenters for visiting my little ol' blog & saying nice things about my cards! It means a lot!

Before I tell you about my card... have you heard that KANBAN are back??? Oh I am so happy to know that - & I have missed them big time! Anyway, if you don't know already, they have a fab taster kit on ASPIRE CRAFTS & it's called 'Floral Elegance' - and it is b e a u t i f u l!  Like all their kits, it's only when you physically have them in your hands you see the beautiful quality and vibrant colours & designs. Oh & the SMELL...yes, really...I love of  smell of their new kits...I know,  I'm weird!! lol   - many a time I've just sat & looked through my kits & my imagination runs wild with what I'd like to create! AND, sometimes, I spend too much time just imagining and not getting around to actually creating! Or is that called Procrastination??? LOL

Anyhoo - on to my card using the Floral Elegence kits from Kanban.  I wanted to try something different to my usual style, like, go over board (as my hubby would say - he's a CAS kinda guy) and I really do love vintage style but I never seem to get it 'right'...I am in awe of you all that create beautiful vintage style cards, so much time & love put into your projects!... So, anyway, I came up with what you can see...or in my husbands words...well, I can't tell you EXACTLY his words but they ended with.....THEY LOOK LIKE A PAIR OF OLD CURTAINS!!!!!) Good job I know him well and actually laughed when he said that but it just goes to show that we all have our own tastes as to what styles we like...the next person I showed it to thought it looked wonderful!  

I kinda like it but still feel I have missed something..


8 x 8 card base
Background card, topper, silver paper & sentiment - Kanban's Floral Elegance kit
Lace from my stash
Pearl gems from my stash
Border die - Marianne Creatables
Flower & leaf die - Lecrea' Multi dies 
Small flowers from my stash.

So, peeps - I live & learn to create for another day...I'm off to check round your blogs to see what wonders you've made!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge(s):
 TTCRD -  Anything goes (10/03)
That craft place challenge _ Anything goes (13/03)

Until next time....


Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is truly beautiful. Love the lace and those roses are gorgeous.
Linda xxx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. The roses are very nice. Love the colors.

Barbara said...

What a very pretty card, the colours and the lace embellies x

Kate M said...

Really beautiful - love the colours, the lace and the flowers - nothing like a pair of old curtains!!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Mandy hun stunning creation really beautiful x

Pat Taylor said...

This is gorgeous Mandy. Purple is a favourite colour of mine and I love roses. The lace is a lovely addition too! Take care now xxx

Katie Lamb said...

gorgeous card, so vibrant.

Debbie Fisher said...

Hi Mandy, firstly i just want to thank you for all your amazing lovely comments you leave on my blog, they are so lovely & really make my day, so thank you so much. Your card is stunning, i to have missed Kanban & have got this new taster kit (haven`t used yet) slap hand. I hope you have applied for the Kanban would be an asset to them. I would love to but i`m very happy & settled with Crafters Companion. Your hubby sounds just like mine & would probably say the same thing lol. Have a good evening my lovely crafty friend xxxx

Avril Ann said...

Utterly gorgeous Mandy, love all the detail here, I sure hope you have applied for the Kanban DT hun xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

What a fabulous creation Mandy, I love the colours and the ribbon.
Janet xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous creation, love the lace detail!
Hugs Donna xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Hi Sweetie, Old curtains indeed, what a cheek.... :-) this is beautiful.... my husband is a bit like yours xxx

Cara Malmrose said...

WOW Gorgeous Mandy! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Gorgeous !! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx