Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you and yours. Thank you for your wonderful comments on Mr D's Valentine card. Hope he likes it as much as you all did lol!
A big warm welcome to Lynne and Swissie. Thank you for following my crafty witterings. Also, welcome back to Norah, Ita, Val and Michelle.
Today brings another challenge from Moving Along With The Times and this week's theme, as chosen by our beloved leader Hazel (Didos) is PASTELS.
I hope you get chance to pop along and see what my talented team mates have created for your inspiration.
Now, my card came about by looking at some of the fabulous wedding cakes made by the very talented Ron Ben Israel. He does some amazing cakes with flowers cascading down the tiers of the cake and I thought "how can I do that on a card?"
And this is what I came up with. I wanted it to be as dimensional as possible to make it look like a cake.
White card (Lime Tree Crafts)
Cream, lilac and purple Lidl 135gsm paper
SB Bitty Blossoms
SB Botanical Swirls and Accents (for the leaves)
Tonic Flower punch
Docrafts Flower punch
That Special Touch Elegance mask (used to emboss the tiers)
Lilac satin ribbon (Mei Flower)
Bundled Sage DI
You can really see the dimension on this shot. All I did was bowed each layer as I stuck them down.
This could be used for a wedding card, birthday or christening even. I was really pleased how it came out as it was just as I imagined (a rare occurance lol!!!)
Hope you like it and can join in the challenge at MAWTT.
Now some messages for my sponsors. . . . .
Mrs B, saw your post on Sue's blog the other day. Hope all goes well with the new grandbaby.
Linda, I use a Grand Calibur myself and the Anna Griffin die cuts like a dream.
Christine, some of my Piggins were gifts so I couldn't part with them either.
Karen, I'm not sure that channel setting the roses protects them when posting, especially if you get a particularly hamfisted postie but it does keep the depth under the 25mm large letter limit.
Anne, I am more than happy for you to take any inspiration I may give and for you to run with it. Its a pleasure to know that you feel inspired by something I've done. Today's card may also be useful for your wedding cards too.
Well, the throat still is not 100%. Haven't tried the goose grease and brown paper that Nurse Harrop suggested but I have been sucking Fisherman's Friends. . . . . . . .they are throat sweets before anyone outside the UK thinks I've been involved in some dodgy home remedy hahaha!
Until next time, take care and be good.