Sunday, October 28, 2012

Elegant Thanks

After church today, I made a card for the Play Date Cafe challenge, while I still have power.  Hurricane Sandy is a-comin', and we've done all we can do in preparation for her.  I'll enjoy my electricity for now.  :-)



The colors are mint, gold and leather.  So pretty!  I remembered I had bought a package of little paper flowers from Hobby Lobby when I visited the Houston area a few weeks ago.  The colors of the blossoms fit very well with the challenge.  The ribbon is vintage, from my sweet grandmother.


Thanks so much for visiting me here.  Time is precious, and it makes my heart happy to know you gave me some of your time.  Hugs!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Mehdni Medallions - Wplus9
Paper: Very Vanilla - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: vintage satin ribbon
Other: Big Shot; Ornate Flowers, Leaves and Twirls embossing folder - Sizzix; paper flowers - The Paper Studio; pearls

35 comments:

LeAnne said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! I'll keep you in our prayers, as I know So Jersey is right in the line of hurricane fire!!! I know we'll get some high winds and rain for sure! Keep safe!

Lisa said...

Lovely and elegant Colleen! Your embossing is wonderful. Hope it's not as bad as they think weather wise, be safe!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So beautiful and so elegant! Love your card! Hugs, Karin

Ellen said...

Colleen this is just drop dead gorgeous! I love the random placement of your pearls and the embossed bottom. Your vintage ribbon is so beautiful. LOL I thought the flowers were from IBS!!
hugs,
Ellen

Donna Bowman said...

Very elegant card Colleen! Love the embossing and the ribbon with the flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow! CAS and very elegant at the same time -- You Go Girlfriend!

Hey - saying a prayer the storm doesn't get you!

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Thinking of you and praying for you. Hugs, J

~amy~ said...

super pretty...love the embossing...stay safe!

sparkles said...

First off, stay safe x
your card is so elegant
love it

Benzi said...

What a beautiful CAS card, Colleen.

Stay safe. Prayers for you.

Michelle said...

Colleen, your cards are always so elegant! Love the cluster of pearls and flowers! Hope you and your family stay safe with the hurricane!

Shirley said...

I can always count on you to inspire. This is just so elegant!!

Patrice said...

Love your use of the colors, Colleen!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Beautiful, love the embossing and the beautiful colors.

Linda B said...

Oh so lovely, dear lady. Stay safe!
Hugs!

nwilliams6 said...

This is gorgeous Colleen! Love the colors, the embossing, and those pretty gems. Wonderful job!!!! Hugz!

Marisa said...

Love the EF you used and great take on the colour challenge. Lovely card with all that white space :) Keep safe and hoping things aren't too bad with the hurricane!

Sandie Edwards said...

very elegant, what a beautiful colour palette too!

Annette said...

wow elegant indeed...this is amazing..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the flowers and the pearls!! Stay safe!!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! LOVE this--so simple but BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT!! I love the ribbon!

BE SAFE:) <3

Hussena said...

Wao!!! what a beautiful and elegant card!! i love the flower's and your embossed bg so much!! I have heard so much about hurricane Sandy ....Please keep safe :)

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossed background, very elegant indeed!

Wishing you and your family a safe and warm night.

Lin said...

Just beautiful, Colleen, your embossed cards are some of my favorites!

~Tammy~ said...

So gorgeous! I love the paper roses you found! The embossed background is gorgeous! Gorgeous representation of the colors.

I had wanted to get more "crafty" time in before the unwanted visitor named Sandy started arriving. Both for fun and assignment wise. I also have an order to start working on. The hard part is the little short stack that is "bored" and pinging right now!

Virginia L. said...

Classy and elegant!! Love the embossed background and details, Colleen!

Linda R said...

This looks gorgeous. It so elegant and pretty. I love it.

Hugs~

Stella said...

Oh my Colleen this is jaw dropper. Your take on the challenge is brilliant and above that...gorgeous. Subtle with perfect splashes of color!
XX

Anonymous said...

Stunning! Enough said!

Chris R. from Iowa

Jinny Newlin said...

What a scrumptious take on the color story, Col! LOVE that embossed panel!

Bonnie said...

Elegantly gorgeous! Love the embossing, flowers and pretty ribbon!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is absolutely stunning, Colleen! Love that beautiful cluster of flowers and the soft, delicate ribbon!

Emily Keaton said...

So absolutely elegant and beautiful, Colleen! You ALWAYS know just where to place your pretty pearls, ever so artfully. I love this creation!

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful! I love the scattering of pearls!

maria f. said...

No kidding, elegant! This is so YOU and so perfect for the challenge. Amazing embossed panel.

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