Sunday, April 21, 2013

Celebrate Today....

Hello Friends,
I am in a card making slump...of sorts.  I have several cards started on my desk but nothing seems to be coming together easily the last couple times I tried to steal a few minutes for card making.  However I have been enjoying Spring Break with my little one and celebrating that all week so it has been a good week all in all!  So nice to have some time away from the daily grind to spend quality time with those that we love most.

Today on this lovely Sunday afternoon I have cobbled together a card full of some lovely purple roses.
I drew inspiration from the "Pretty in Purple" challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs and the "Stamp a Background" challenge over at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.   There are wonderful prizes to be had for each session and I just love the chance to win some new goodies to play with!  Don't you?!  I hope you will join in too!

Here is the card I came up with.....

 I wanted to try something different so I made a tall card instead of the standard A2.  I used a lovely new rose stamp that I won from Serendipity Stamps for a challenge entry a few weeks back.  I was able to order several new stamps with my $20.00 gift certificate and I cannot wait to play with them all.  I used the rose stamp to make a background on the wisteria cardstock mat and then used it again to create the focal point.  I colored the image with a variety of Copic markers. 

I used a new die from Cheery Lynn Designs to create the purple trellis that the rose stamped mat is sitting on.  It is called the Gauze Border (item B305).  The scalloped oval mat is also from Cheery Lynn - item XM-8.  And I made the felt roses using the miniature rose die - B152.  I slid an "I am Roses" purple and white mini rose through the holes in 2 of the rose die cuts to create the flowers for my mini rose bouquet at the bottom of the card and as a topper for my bow. 

Thanks for taking a look...
:) Jill


  1. Hi Jill, I love your take on a different shape for your card! Your purple roses and lovely and like the way you used the Gauze border as a trellis, very creative : ) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs. Hugs xx

  2. Jill this is lovely! I like the different shape a lot! Beautiful background stamping! Such pretty extras on this one with the lace and CL die.
    I know what you mean I couldn't make anything for a few days either… forced myself to make one today! Maybe its all the news we were watching least for me.
    So glad you are enjoying spring break with Tim.
    Thank you so much for always playing at SSCB

  3. Jill, this is so beautiful and your colors are stunning. Loving all the feminine details too, so pretty.

  4. Great to see you posting Jill - purple is one of my all time favorite colors & I rarely use it when papercrafting - love your roses!

  5. How fun to create using new goodies after a win! Congrats! Love your purple roses and the color combo you put together. Love that you tried a different size, i find I am on autopilot often and make A2 cards 99 percent of the time! Enjoy the day!

  6. Just beautiful Jill, I love purple, and this card is so pretty! Love that gorgeous lace too!

  7. wow so stunning jill.gorgeous lilac colours and the roses are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Your roses are gorgeous - the look so realistic and seriously stunning!

  9. Beautiful image, colors and textures here, Jill!! And so glad you've enjoyed some special time with your little guy! Sometimes that other stuff's got to wait!!;)

  10. So PRETTY, Jill! LOVE the shape of this card. I am a big A2 maker so it's nice to see your try something else. i might have to also. Big congrats on winning that lovely stamp and the colors of this card are Terrific, too!

  11. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the purple colour and fabulous stamping!
    Thanks for joining us at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog this week!


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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill