Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Life is Beautiful

Hi Everyone
Glad to see you've stopped in today!!! Hope everyone had a nice Halloween and lots of Trick R Treaters. I had a fair amount of kids even though it was rainy off and on. At least it wasn't too cold for them.

The next holiday, arriving before we know it, is Thanksgiving. Oh and I can smell a turkey baking right now!!. Mmmmmm!!!

OK, back to the real world for right now. LOL

I want to share a card that I just finished. I used some card stock in my new favorite color, orange. LOL (Seems that I have used quite a lot of orange in my October posts.)

I was looking thru my stamps to see what jumped out at me and the set from Cornish Heritage Farms spoke to me. There are so many stamps in this set it was hard to choose something. But I finally decided to use the medallion image.

I used brown CS and embossed the medallion image with Cayenne Star EP. It has glitter added in the EP powder and it really makes the image glisten. I thought the rosettes made a nice addition to the medallion

I also used some of paper flowers from Prima and I added rhinestones to the centers. The rhinestones were not the right color,(They were a topaz color) so I used a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker to change the color from a yellowish to this reddish orange. They are a perfect match now. The sentiment is also from the CHF set.

The bow..... well I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make this fluffy bow. I use my Craft-Dee BowZ tool for virtually all my bows. Easy to use to get those fabulous looking bows every time. Click here to order one for yourself.

The rich chocolaty brown ribbon, used for this bow, is a fav of mine. The bow is a multi-loop bow and I wrapped the ribbon three times around the pegs to make this fluffy bow. This ribbon has lightly wired edges and that is my favorite type of ribbon. It makes fluffing the loops easy and if you are going to send this to someone, the ribbon can easily be re-fluffed.(hmm, .... is that a word LOL)

I added a beaded hat pin that I made and that finishes the card.

Products used:
Card stock and paper: Orange CS, Brown CS, White CS, DP 
Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms - Ornamental Beauty LL-6018
Dies: Spellbinders Circle - S4-116, Sizzix Paper Rosette
Prima - Paper Flowers
Spectrum Noir- Alcohol marker  CR10
Corsage pin and beads and pearls to make the hat pin

Well, that's it for now. I have a huge project waiting in the wings and it has to get done for a craft show coming up very soon and I have 2 classes this weekend so I have a few things on my plate. LOL

I am also entering my card in the following wonderful challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a great week and I will be back soon,


brenda said...

As it’s something I don’t like doing will admit this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More.

B x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous, love the bow and your little flowers and the color combinations. Very elegant.

Eret said...

Barbara, your card is so beautiful. Love your big bow and beaded pin in center of it. Magnificent card!

Donna Ellis said...

Barbara, such a lovely card, with an amazing bow and pretty hat pin design! Lots of dimension and pretty elements, and OH SO PRETTY the way the orange and coral colors contrast with that rich brown! Just lovely! hugs, de

Verna Angerhofer said...

What fabulous color choices and love that big bow and cool pin you made to go with the card. Everything about it is magnificent. You are so talented my friend!

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Barbara. Love the bow. Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love the bow.

Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Girls Challenges. Good luck xx

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! Love the medallion.

Shazza said...

beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Wags n Whiskers :-)

Gerlinde said...

Great card! Love the layout and the bow is sumptuous!

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, lots of lovely details x
Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.I love the red and brown together.Thanks for sharing at Sarah Hurley's.

clare brown said...

What a fab! card. Goodluck and thankyou for joining us over at Sarah Hurley Challenges.