Sunday, 27 March 2011

Less Is More #8

Like so many people I eagerly await Saturday morning to see what the challenge theme is going to be over at Less Is More .. and this week didn't disappoint with a fabby sketch to follow.

Last week I mentioned that I felt a little foolish as I fired off on all barrels and made a "masculine" card featuring flowers - it was gratifying though to receive kind comments that indicated it wasn't a totally idiotic thing to do lol!!


Anyhow I sat down on Saturday afternoon and had another go for this week ... this time I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out and it was rather quicker than some I have made :-). I decided to go with a statement flower - I considered making one but I had quite a few cards to make so was on a bit of a mission and didn't really have time to mess ... so I brought into play a fabulous Prima sparkly velvety rose that was part of a pack I won a while ago. These flowers really are scrummy and well deserving of being a focal point on a card. As luck would have it I very soon found a piece of perfectly co-ordinating paper that was also sparkly, and a piece of co-ordinating ribbon almost leapt out of my ribbon bag (not often that happens!!). I decided to pull the whole thing together by placing my sentiment on a tag, and I chose the sentiment as it seemed the best size and style to go with everything else I had assembled so far.


Last week Chrissie helpfully suggested that I didn't really need the pearls on a "masculine" card ... so I really tried not to use any this week. But here's the thing ... I really LOVE pearls ... and even if I tie my hands together they somehow free themselves and reach for the pearl pack. I guess I just can't help myself lol!! However I am quite pleased with the placement of the pearls this week and actually have a vast white space that they don't interfere with ... scary but I think I like it!!


Recipe:

Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "Salutations";

Paper: Papermania "Henbury Lane";

Supplies: Prima velvet rose; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon and lace from my stash; Tools: Magnolia "vintage tag" die.


Challenges:



CES #29 - Die Cut Crazy


I'm going to be a bit busy this week with work stuff, so don't forsee a lot of crafting going on before next weekend. So that's all for now - have a nice week !


PS - anyone else having trouble editing in blogger?? This is the second post where I have found that it keeps removing my html edits and either creating huge spaces or running all the text together!

54 comments:

  1. First: Great card . . . very elegant.
    Second: YES . . . Blogger does the running para's together or creating vast amounts of space between to me too! Not sure why though.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  2. Hi Pauline,
    Yes I've been having trouble with bloody blogger! I thought it was me! Kept getting gaps and couldn't centralize my photo's. Had to delete first post and start again.
    Beautiful card, love the soft colours and great placement of pearls in my opinion.

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  3. Love how you've put this card together Pauline, that flower is so gorgeous - it would never have made it out of my 'too lovely to use' box!!

    Nicki, x

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  4. Absolutely beautiful and so elegant Pauline! The colours are lovely, the flower is gorgeous and the pearls are perfect! xx

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  5. Beautiful CAS card...Love the flower and your paper and ribbon match perfectly...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
    Mandy x

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  6. Wow, Pauline! Really effective card, so simple and stylish at the same time. Ruby x

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  7. Hi Pauline
    Love your card ...colour ...flower ....Stunning
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxx

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  8. HI Pauline....what a pretty card just love your colour combinations just stunning.

    Anne

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  9. Love this Pauline, it's so elegant xx Jan

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  10. what can I say expect WOW.
    Gorgeous flower and I love the details of the different coloured pearls, simply fab!

    Kelly xx

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  11. hi Pauline oh I love your card and the colours too hugs linda x

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  12. Absolutely beautiful Pauline
    So glad you feel ok abotu your masculine card, it was super!

    Great to see you again
    mandi

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  13. beautiful card Pauline.. i love that teal colour and gorgeous flower.. the lace and pearls look fine to me
    Lisax

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  14. This is sooooooooooooo pretty

    Kathyk

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  15. This is really, really beautiful Pauline, I can see why you're pleased with how it turned out! It's gorgeous, the colour is fabulous!
    Love the pearls too!!!!!!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  16. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  17. Gorgeous! Love the DP and the statement flower. Fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. Pauline, I LOVE this! The pearls are perfect on this...and that bloom is beautiful!

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  19. Gorgeous, love the pearls and the lace and of course the flower and the colour

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  20. Gosh this is such a stunning card. The colours you have used and flower is beautiful. Diane xx

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  21. Blogger has driven me mad today too - do you think it's having a downer on the North West of England???? LOL
    Beautiful card - love everything about it - the flower is stunning and I think the colours are gorgeous.

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  22. What a beauty! Love your colour choice and that flower looks amazing. Have a good week.
    Hugs
    Kaz xx

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  23. This is a gorgeous card, it really caught my eye. Love the colour and that fab flower.
    Linbyx

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  24. Wow! I love how you've incorporated so many romantic embellishments but still come away with a CAS card. Great job!

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  25. Love the colour, love the lace, love the flower, love the pearls.
    Love the card.
    Hugs
    Margaret

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  26. Love the colour,love the flower love the lace, love the pearls.
    Love the card
    Hugs
    Margaret.

    Hope you dont get this twice but first time it got swallowed up for some reason.

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  27. Stunning and very classy. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  28. Such a pretty card Pauline and fab colours you have used! Thanks for sharing with us at CES this week...good luck :) Donna x

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  29. Oh this is stunning and so elegant Pauline.
    luv
    debby

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  30. Stunning hunny, that blue with the white is so fresh and classy, love it. You are not alone with Blogger playing Silly Bs, I thought I'd done a post and then when I checked it, the photos were just tiny white squares. And would it let me edit it? Not a chance. Hugs Sxx

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  31. You've made a really beautiful card Pauline, I love the colours. Jo x

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  32. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen....x

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  33. Hi, lovely card, really pretty colours:0) xxx

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  34. Beautiful card Pauline, gorgeous colours. x

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  35. it's a lovely card! the colours are fantastic!
    http://ya-dla-joie.over-blog.com

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  36. Great card - the flower looks perfect for the sketch.

    Helen x

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  37. This is a lovely elegant card. Great flower!

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  38. A stunning card , I Love it the colour and everything is so pretty. Hugs x ChrisB

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  39. Pauline may i suggest that you go and download a Windows programme called 'Windows Live Writer'. You will find it easier if you have a windows hotmail live account. You can Google this if you don't know what i'm talking about.

    Once installed you no longer have to write your posts from Bl***y Blogger and will have no more wanting to throw your computer through the window. I had the same issues and found that using Live Writer makes blogging so much easier. Let me know if you need any more help with this...

    Your card is stunning, all my favourite colours and i adore your special flower:-)

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  40. Love the colours and your pearls match perfectly. x

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  41. Hi Pauline, Beautifully stunning card!!! I totally love this is pretty yet Classy too!

    and well I have made a right mess of less is more the last few weeks..... ekk! tehhheee :0)
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  42. Wow this is so beautiful Pauline, i love the touch of colour and beautiful flower
    love tasha xx

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  43. Hi Pauline

    What a stunning card - love that colour - gorgeous.

    Tina
    X

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  44. A beautiful card Pauline. The colours are so pretty. Sue.x

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  45. Stunning card Pauline love the lace and the flower. know what you mean about pearls!!
    Val x

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  46. love the colour, love the flower, just love the card.
    jenjoy x

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  47. Yummy flower and those colours are gorgeous. It definitely needed pearls hehe.
    Gina x

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  48. Just gorgeous! Beautiful colours!

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  49. This is lovely! So pretty and elegant. Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!
    Jane
    x

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  50. Fabulous card,just love that flower too :O) Viv xx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x