Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Pixie Cottage #104 - Embossing

I have been MIA for several weeks.  Life sometimes knocks the wind out of our sails temporarily, and I had a few days of feeling pretty ragged.  My daughter, Shelbie, was home from December 24 and left late Sunday.  I truly enjoyed her being home, and also seeing and hearing her and Tyler bantering with each other again.  They are both such a joy.  Shelbie and I managed to get quite a few wedding items taken care of checked off the list, the main thing being finishing all of the invitations and getting them mailed out.  I also managed to get the earrings and necklaces for the bridesmaids made, Shelbie's veil finished, started on her headpiece.  Got the fabric for the flower girls' dresses, and finally got the measurements for all five bridesmaids so I can get started on their dresses.  March 10 will be before we know it! 
So here we are again with another weekly challenge at The Pixie Cottage, this one being one of my favorite themes - embossing.  There is also a wonderful sketch, and you can choose do follow the theme, the sketch or both.  I have used the sweet Valentine Hannah by Sandra Hammer, available at Michelle's Scrapbooking.  The image is colored with Copics, as well as the speckled background around it.  All DP is Rhubarb Tart by Memory Box.  The vine is a Cheery Lynn die that I cut apart.  Can definitely say that die can hold up to repeated cuts...I have used it many times before, and also used it for the 250 wedding invitations, and it's still like new.

Stamps: Valentine Hannah from the Pixie Cottage.
Paper:  Rhubarb Tart by Memory Box, The Paper Studio.
Ink:  Memento, Copics.
Accessories: Spellbinders Deckled Oval, Deckled Rectangle, and Labels Twelve dies, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, embossing folder, corner rounder, gold leaf pen.

Challenges: 
One Stitch at a Time:  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers:  No Floral embellishments
My Time to Craft:  Favorite embellishment (flourish)

9 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

So pleased to see you are feeling better. Love this card - such a gorgeous colour combo and lovely papers.
Hugs
Denise G xx

Davi said...

Beautiful Card Nancy!! I love the beautiful colors and the way your twined in the vine!! Glad to hear you are feeling better and sounds like you are going to be really busy the next couple months :)

Stephanie Lee said...

gorgeous card Nancy! Glad to read that you are feeling better.. I've been thinking of you.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, sounds like you are super busy but still managed to make this super card. Great layering and colors and just love the shape. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.
Marie

Julia Aston said...

Sounds like you are pretty busy getting a wedding set up!! Love this sweet little Miss with her basket of hearts - the die cut vine looks lovely!

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling image and I just love all the layers and details you added...sooo pretty!!! How exciting to be planning a wedding...sounds like you have everything under control!! I admire you for doing all this for you daughter...you are such a wonderful Mom!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awww... This is very sweet. I like the papers and warm feeling of this card.

Julia said...

This card is adorable, beatiful effect withthe flourish. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft. Hugs, Julia - DT

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