Friday 10 November 2017


 Life has been so chaotic in my household over the last few weeks.  Two of my three children (both daughters) got married during the last 2 months, with the two weddings specifically planned close to one another in time, to accommodate friends and family from all over the world.  Needless to say, I haven't been able to do much carding just for the pure joy of it, but rather, only managed to get done what absolutely couldn't wait till after the chaos died down.  

Today's card is just for the pure joy of being creative! 💃🏼

I have used a Paper Shelter digital stamp, called Angel, and coloured her with ProMarkers.  I distressed the edges and inked them with Distress Ink.  My papers are all Wilson & Maclagan.  The sentiment was printed directly onto the coloured paper, and cut out using a Poppy Crafts die.  My flowers are 49 and Market (white) and Petaloo (pink).  

I've used a stunning piece of delicate lace bought from my local haberdashery, and another thin strip of lace against the image rectangle.  I've also added a little white ribbon bow, to the doilies, which deserve their own paragraph...

One of my recent Design Team cards for Passion for Promarkers had 3 little Bo Bunny doilies on it, and my fellow Design Team ladies thought they were fabulous.  That got me thinking 🤔...  My mother was spending a few weeks here visiting, to attend the 2 weddings.  She is very creative with needles, and one of her favourite crafts is crocheting.  This was an opportunity not to be missed!  We popped out to stock up on supplies, set her up on the couch with Vera on DVD, playing in front of her, and 60-something doilies later, I have the most beautiful supply of doilies to play with on my cards!  We took a photograph of them all together, which you can see on her blog, if you're interested.  Please leave her some love... that way she'll feel extra motivated the next time she visits! 😉

Finally, to add some SPARKLE, I put a rim of Stickles around the sentiment frame and on little Angel's bodice, and added a few Petite Posies by Queen & Co.

Thanks so much for popping by to have a look!  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl November Challenge: Card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 503: Sparkles!



  1. This is gorgeous Linda! I love the pink tones and the image is beautiful! The crotchet embellishments are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  2. wow wonderful card and great all the pink :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
    DT heike 🙂

  3. wow what a stunning card. I love everything about it and your crochet embellishments are wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing with us over at SheepSki Designs Challenges. Good Luck
    Kelly (DT)

  4. What a lovely blog post Lin! I'm so glad you got to sit down and do some carding without any pressure or deadlines. You do have some lovely doilies now! You've created such a beautiful card. The lace and crocheted doilies are so pretty.

  5. Beautiful card, love all the embellishments and well coloured. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  6. Pretty card Linda! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. A wonderful card, love the crocheted embellishment! Great to see one of our images too!!Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Hugs Susan x

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS on being the lucky winner from Challenge #148 at the Crafty Gals Corner! I see that you have commented and already know that you're the winner, so I wish you wonderful creative adventures with your prize :)

  10. Stunning card! Loved checking out all the little details! Thanks for sharing with us at SheepSki Designs! Good luck! (Hugs) Cara
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