Friday, 7 January 2011

Creative Inspirations #50 & Stamptacular Sunday #92

Hi girls. Thank you so much for dropping in to my blog today. It's great to have you here and I hope you like what you find. This will be the first time in months that I have posted a card two days running and hopefully I w ill be able to keep it up but we'll see how things go.
Today's card is an easel card that I made for a very special occasion and with two challenges in mind. I found out on Christmas Day when I phoned old neighbours of ours who emigrated to New Zealand 15 years ago that their oldest daughter who was just a little girl at the time is getting married at the end of this month. This gave me the opportunity to use some new heart shaped doilies that I bought and this fits in with the challenge over at Creative Inspirations where the theme is to use a new element and the inspirational photo over at Stamptacular Sunday was of a bride.

Front of the card.

The image I have used is Lili of the Valley's "Bridal Couple" coloured using my Copics and the design paper S.E.I.'s Juliette. The heart shaped doilies are from Joanna Sheen and the lace ribbon and organza ribbon are from my stash.

Base of the card.
I used copious amounts of Wild Orchid flowers and pearl embellishments on both the front and base of the card and used a Martha Stewart corner punch to finish off the design paper. I made a plain white box and lid out of card to put it before puting it in the padded envelope for posting. I hope it crosses the world safely.
I hope you like this card because I did try to make it special. Your comments would be very much appreciated if you can find time to leave me one. I so value what you have to say. Thank you for taking time to visit and I hope you enjoy a great weekend. Stay safe and healthy.


  1. Hiya Hun

    this is gorgeous, beautiful design and gorgeous details, I adore your colouring :O)

    Joey xxx

    cant remember if I thanked you or not hun, but THANKYOU for the gorgeous Christmas card. xxx

  2. This is gorgeous Fhiona! I jsut love your soft colors, coloring and the flower. Beautiful layout!

  3. Oh my Fiona!!! What a simply STUNNING card. Everything about it pure elegance. Love it. Hugs xo Jackie

  4. Beautiful card Fiona I bet they will cherish it.
    Louise xx

  5. another stunning card fiona I love the soft colors
    hugs Lia

  6. I've missed seeing your wonderful cards & this one is just GORGEOUS !!! So beautifully colored & LOVE all the amazing details ... Those heart shaped doilies look terrific on there. I would love to find some ... The happy couple will cherish this forever I'm sure.
    Hugs, Janie

  7. They will just love it Fiona, wow to the flowers, beautiful! Love the little heart doilys and the image is just perfect.

  8. Hi Fiona,i love your card it is so beautiful,fabulous colours and so beautifully emebellished ....stunning:)


  9. That is gorgeous Fiona.
    Beautiful colours and all the flowers to match. Just wonderful.
    Wishing you a nice day,
    hugs Anna A

  10. Oh wow Fiona - it definitely is special - its fabulous . So soft and pretty.LOve the lace and doily
    They will love it
    Lisa ;)

  11. wow, what a romantic, pretty card ! great details, love it
    greetings, martina

  12. Oh this is stunning Fiona, wonderful image and details.

  13. Hi Fiona

    You've EXCELLED yourself with this one, it's absolutely GORGEOUS! Love it!

    Judi x

  14. This card is absolutely gorgeous Fiona. WOW. Take care. Kathleen x

  15. how utterly gorgeous, wow wow wow, a keepsake to treasure. janex

  16. Hello
    Happy New Year to you both. It was great to see you both over christmas, glad you had a good time with John & Sarah.
    This is an amazing card Love the colours and the lace and doileys. I'm sure it will arrive safely and be cherished.
    Lots of love Carol xx

  17. Hi Fiona, Don't kids grow up fast...
    Great card for your friends daughters wedding,The lace and colour combo are fab hugs xx jo xx

  18. This is beautifully crafted. I love the colours and embellishments. A sweet image and a wonderful card.

  19. WOW Fiona, this is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous choice of colours and wonderful embellishments. This will definitely be a keepsake. Hugs, Claire x

  20. Hi Fiona,

    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UTTERLY GORGEOUS!!!! your colouring is beautiful, the flowers divine, every detail is perfect, so soft and romantic!! Just such a work of art! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

  21. Hi Fiona,
    I love your new blog background, hope you had a lovely time with the family over Christmas...
    I have to say your card is gorgeous, so much detail, I can't keep my eyes off it, I hope it gets to Australia safe and sound and I hope your well

    Take care

  22. This is sooo gorgeous Fiona. I'm sure they'll be thrilled with it.
    Beryl xx

  23. Hi Fiona
    This is a other word for it ....gorgeous.....
    hugs Sylvie
    hope you are keeping welll

  24. Oh, Fiona, this card has so many of my favorites in it! I love the pearls and the flowers! The little doilies are perfect!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

  25. This is just so beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. I love every element, it's so pretty Fiona. This has to be my favourite of all your cards.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  26. It certainly is a special card, they will be blown away by it when they open in it NZ, I bet they won't get another like it. What a beautiful keepsake for them.

  27. This is stunning Fiona, love everything about it. I am sure this will be a well received gift as well as a card.
    Kim xXx

  28. Beautiful wedding card! :) I just love these easel cards! :) Image is gorgeous and and your card design is fabulous with all those lovely details!

    Thank you for joining at SSC this week and hope to see you again :)


  29. What a beautiful easel card. I like that there's so much going on. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

  30. Gorgeous, Lil! Beautifully inspired creation! Thanks so much for playing Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  31. Stunning!!! Even better IRL, pics do not do this stunner justice!!

  32. A stunningly beautiful card Fiona, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! This would also fit the challenge at LIli Of The Valley. Hugs Christine x

  33. So beautiful, so glad you joined in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this week with such a stunning card!
    Jenni x


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