Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ranunculus

Ever make a card "just because"?  This is one of those times.  No challenge, not being submitted for publication, don't even have a recipient in mind.

I was digging through my DCWV Mariposa Stack and found this beautiful piece of paper.  I trimmed it, mounted it on a card base, threw on some lace and pearls and I was done.


I love the lace trims together, and of course, some pearls.  ;)  I added a birthday sentiment inside.


The flower on the paper is a ranunculus, which I've always loved but never had in my own garden.  Here's one I'd LOVE to have:

Image Credit
I took the last several days off from major computer use, to give my hands a rest.  I don't have the results of the x-rays yet, but the good rest definitely helped somewhat.  Goes to show you how much I use my computer: TOO much!  Some people are addicted to their phones (not me, I have a standard issue cell phone), some to Facebook, but I am addicted to blogging.  :-)

Colleen

Stamps:  none
Paper:  Soft Suede - SU; Mariposa Stack - DCWV
Ink:  none
Other:  taupe trim, crochet trim, pearls 

23 comments:

Marisa said...

Lovely card, Colleen. Great use of the DP and teh flower pics are gorgeous. Can see why you love that flower so much.

Glad to hear your hands are feeling better. Would some anti-inflamatory cream help at all? Our physio told us to get some Voltaren (over the counter) when my daughter's forearms and hands hurt and it worked wonders. Just a thought...if it's rheumatoid then other issues to deal with but this stuff works great and smells good too :) Hoping they find out what's up soon (((hugs)))

Vicki Dutcher said...

I totally adore pearls and lace together! Beautiful with the papers~

LeAnne said...

Lovely way to let the DP do the work....gorgeous paper makes a gorgeous card! Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better....give those hands a rest!

Bumblebee said...

I also love those rare opportunities when you can just create for creatings sake, and your card is lovely!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful and I love the lace trim and of course your pearls! It's great to make a card "just cause" :-) Hope things getting better for you soon!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful piece of paper, Colleen! It was just crying out for lace and pearls. Beautiful card.

Lesley said...

Lovely card with that piece of paper, the pearls and the lace is lovely. Happy to hear some rest has helped. I am addicted to blogging too...
Smiles,
Lesley

Tenia Nelson said...

Lovely card and get better soon!!!

Lisa said...

So HAPPY you've had a break from the pain Colleen. Maybe you can try one day on one day off, that might satisfy the addiction~hehe!

Such a pretty card, I'll take it as a be-lated birthday! Fabulous photo of the pretty ranunculus.

nwilliams6 said...

Just because cards are the best one sometimes - you just let the paper or image carry you way. I love the Maraposa stack and you made this paper really come alive. Impressive and beautiful card Colleen - love it!!!

Ellen said...

Hey Colleen. I love my Mariposa Stack and I love how you used that image! Those lace trims are gorgeous...Would love to know where you found them. Gorgeous card!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, this is a beauty!! SO elegant, yet so clean and simple--even if the trims themselves aren't :)! And those ranunculus photos were YUMMY!! So glad that your hands are feeling a bit better after a bit of time off (I can relate!). I hope you continue to see improvement!!! Your mojo is obviously still intact, though!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Col! This card is simply beautiful! LOVE that lace! Those pearls are the perfect touch! And I hope you get good results back from your xrays-I'm so sorry you are having pain/health issues. I pray that your hands/body would be restored back to normal!

Linda R said...

What a lovely card. That flower is gorgeous... I have to say I am pretty adicted tto blogging myself.

Hugs, Linda

Donna Bowman said...

Sometimes it's fun to make a card just because and this one is beautiful. The trims just make it!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Yes I've made cards just because too. Sometimes they're my favorite to create because you can be totally spontaneous! :) Your card is so subtle and beautiful . . . love the lace!

Benzi said...

Very striking! Goes to show what some beautiful paper does for a card...of course, the creator (you)
has to have good skills to know how to use it and you do, no doubt.

Glad your hands are doing better. I'm sure we all are addicted to blogging. I'm with you...forget the phone. :-)

Linda Callahan said...

And I learned a new word today.....so not a gardener - obviously! Beautiful flower (fabulous name) and beautiful card!

Stella said...

Your hands are not enabling you to do what you love but you find a fab alternative...You picked the right paper ( I love your choice...) and although you did not use your stamps...it has your signature (elegance!!!) all over it. Gorgeous Colleen!
Take good care of yourself; Your health comes first . I am thinking of you a LOT!
Hugs,
XXX

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

How elegant! Love the papers and lace. I have these papers too, and can't wait to use them and pair them with those lovely stickers I won from your blog candy.

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Colleen!

Leslie Miller said...

I hope your hands are better. Too much computer gives me a migraine, so I can't sit here too long at a time. This card is a study in simple elegance. I love the taupe shades, so nicely coordinated.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, wow! That flower is just gorgeous and so is your card! I'm always attracted to bright, full flowers like that too!
Love the trims you used on your card and the fabulous neutral palette! Beautiful!

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