Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pearls & Swirls

 The challenge this week at Dutch Dare is 
Pearls & Swirls.
Right up my alley as I love both! Please join us this week!
I Love the Sketches at Sketchbook Saturday. I finally timed it right, so I could play along. Just so happens, my paper matches perfectly again. This was not planned this time, nothing else seemed to go.  I had lots of ideas and lots of stash out, but nothing seemed to work, until I pulled this paper out. I had lots of flourish ideas planned for the swirls, but it was too much. The picture makes it looks as if there are different color blues going on. In reall life it all matches quite nicely. I am happy with the outside, but not so much with the inside. The champagne glasses are not my favorite, so when I wake up, if it still bothers me, they may have to go.  You can't see it, but there are swirls in the glasses and I added some glitter for the bubbles too. I just don't want to redo the flourishes, that is a lot of pearls to fiddle with!
My sewing machine is out of the shop! Finally!
I was hoping the crooked lines were because of the
machine not working right. Some of it was, but as you can see, some of it is me too! LOL! The stitching is working again, so I am happy! 
 Close-Up Of the Pearl Flourish
 The inside
 Inside- Top
 Inside- Bottom
Anniversary Stamp- Gift from my good friend DJ!
Thank You so much!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill & Coredinations
Designer Paper: Linen Closet by DCWV

Pearls & Flourish: Recollections
Sentiment On Front: Computer
Stamps: Happy Anniversary on Inside:Hero Arts,
Flourish Corners:Inkadinkadoo- Champagne Glasses:Fiskars
Ink: Distress Ink- Vintage Photo & Stampin' Up- Tempting Turqouise
Lace & Pearl Border: K&Co.
Butterfly On The Inside: Martha Stewart
Flowers:Celebrate It- Wedding Flowers
Seam Binding: JoAnn's Fabric
Stickles on Champagne Glasses

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This Card in:
Paper Pretties - Embellish
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays Anything Goes 
Critter Sketch - 3 Pattern Paper (2 on the outside,1 on the inside)
Lexi's Creations - Just a Sentiment 
Catered Crop, - Pattern Paper, Lace (Butterflies), Seam Binding, Sewing, Pearls
Crafty Ribbons - BINGO* Glitter (In the paper & Champagne Glasses) Flowers & Gems
Creative Card Crew - "Fallin" in Love (Anniversary Card) 


Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

VERY PRETTY, Stacey!!!
I love the blue hues and those lots of pearls! "Luxurious" as all of your cards!
The buttefly on the inside is so beautiful and delicate!
Have a nice day!

Linda w said...

I love how you have the flowers with pearl centres as a focus. Everything is just so beautiful, so many pretty little embellis to make a sumptuous creation.Love the papers. That butterfly is a star. Is it Lace, I love it. Can't see anything wrong with the champagne glasses, think they are a nice touch. I emailed thanks for the beautiful card you sent, not sure if you wanted to make sure I thanked you. THANK YOU. Love lin

dj1952 said...

Stacey, this is so beautiful. It's amazing how much it looks like the inspiration. You do such beautiful work with this type of card. And your welcome. Hugs, dj

Babs said...

Very pretty card Stacey, I love pearls & swirls too, they give a nice elegant look. Your sewing looks great, I still keep forgetting to do it until it's too late. duh!
Have a super day Stacey,
Luv, Babs xo

Dorcas said...

OK first reaction: OMGoodness thats awesome! Really pretty!! And then I scrolled down and saw the sketch and busted up laughing. You are so LITERAL, girl, its hilarious!!
But hey, it works and its soo pretty! Really love this one and of course my fave paper pack. No purple to be seen. :-)Gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Your card is fantastic!
Beautiful colours and design papers:)
Love it.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and lovely colour choice, love your card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

La Vikinga said...

Hi Stacey and welcome back to Crafty Ribbons! I'm almost sure I have seen you in previous challenges at Crafty Ribbons, right? Something about your religious beliefts made me sign up as a follower that's why.

Your card is really magnific; and it's a bit different because you have chosen printed / stamped flowers instead of the usual ones made of paper that I have on my inspiration card!

La Vikinga

Tammy said...

Wonderful card and I love the DP! I agree, just perfect. Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodle!

Glenda Atkins said...

What a fabulous, beautiful card Stacy! I adore the butterfly you added the inside of the card, and the flowers, blue ribbon and pearl flourish with the sentiment on the front is simply wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week!

Stampalicious said...

beautiful card! Love how it looks just like the sketch, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best challenges this week, hugs, martina

Cheryl said...

oh this is one really beautiful card hun just love the layout and its so elegant too,perfect hugs cherylxx

Melodie said...

OMG, this card is so fantastic, I'm speekless.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Stacey :-) the deign is beautiful and GREAT take on the sketch ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

What a lovely, elegant card! Great papers and colours!

Kelly Schelske said...

Stacey, it's gorgeous, I love it!!!

E.T. said...

it's always a treat to come here and take in all the gorgeousness!
love your papers, the whole idea, that butterfly and gorgeous blooms!

E.T. said...

it's always a treat to come here and take in all the gorgeousness!
love your papers, the whole idea, that butterfly and gorgeous blooms!

Tine said...

Hi Stacey. There's one of those butterflies again! Scrummy. Love your paper choice - such a lovely colour. Fabby flowers too. The inside is fine (bet you've altered it already though haven't you? LOL). Great card.
Tine :)

craftykitten said...

Gorgeous card hun, I have these papers too,great aren't they? Thanks for sharing it with us in our Bingo Board challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time. Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn xx

Annemaritta said...

Stacey, again marvellous creation! Every time I come here I'm thinking "I really want to try that one" like in this card those swirls and pearls and how you make inside look like an another card :) Those golden swirls and the way you have added tiny pearls is wow factor. <3

Thank you for joing this week's DDSB Challenge!

ahlers5 said...

This is so very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

You just can't beat a color combo like this, and the sketch you picked is SO awesome! I love everything about this, STacey. :)


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