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 Paper Shelter Challenge #317: A card for a child
I ♥︎ ProMarkers Challenge #346: Show us some Sparkle!
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #148: Lace and Ribbon
SheepSki Designs Challenge #8: Show us your wings
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #54: Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl November Challenge: Card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 503: Sparkles!