Monday, January 21, 2013

Lace and Pearls

Good morning my sweet blogging friends.
Oh, how I have been enjoying this warm weather we are having here in CA.
It was a sunny 80 degrees today, but that's not going to last long. There is rain in the forecast. ;(

Well today at SweetStamps, we have a new challenge for you and I know you will love it.
This weeks theme is:
Lace and Pearls
I LOVE this card!!  I really, really do.  This was my first time making a criss cross card and I don't know why I never thought of doing one before.  It really adds a lot of fanciness to a card.  The final card itself measures 6x6.  The cardstock I used is from Bazzill Basics and the patterned paper is from Prima: Zephyr.
I love all the beautiful bright and bold floral prints in this pack, it really worked well with Lady Flower image, which was colored with my distress markers, on watercolored paper.  The lace came from the stash box.  The cluster of flowers were all created using Cheery Lynn Design Dies.  The tab on the insert is the sentiment tag, but I folded it over and placed a pearl on it.  You have to excuse me though.  I  didn't see that the pearl had slipped until I started writing this post. :)
This is the inside of the card, once you remove it from the envelope card.
So I hope to see you this week at SweetStamps.

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Next week's challenge #102 is:
Love or Valentine
Our third monthly challenge can be found HERE
Theme is:
Embossed Embossing
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #190
Sugar Creek Hollow #45 (Flowers, Pearls, Die Cuts)
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #58
Annabelle Challenge #154
Artistic Inspirations #25
Smudgy Antics
Bearly Mine: (Lots of layers, Pearls, Stamped Image, Lace)
Inky Chic Challenge #2: (Flowers, Lace, Pearls,Die Cuts, Image)
Supplies used on this card:



  1. Wow this card is gorgeous Calypso. Your colouring is fabulous.

    Lisa D.

  2. A really lovely creation and perfect for our 'Flower Power' theme.

    It's great to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  3. gorgeous card Calypso - fab image
    Doreen xx

  4. Very pretty card, I think criss cross are very effective, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxx

  5. The colors are fabulous- love the card design- love the coloring on the image, love the tab idea too....just Beautiful!!!

  6. Beautiful card. Love all the elements and the shape! Great color choices.

  7. Beautiful card, love the design. Thank you for joining us at SCH this week.

  8. Wow gorgeous card and great colours . thanks for sharing at osaat. hugs trisha x dt

  9. Amazing DP's and rich colours! I've never tried one of these cards but they always look amazing!
    TFS :)

  10. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us over at Smudgy Antics. I hope to see you play along with us again :)

  11. Love, Love the paper you is so very pretty..and your layers are awesome! Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle!

  12. WOW WOW WOW Calypso! This is stunning!!! Gorgeous!! Hugs, Joanna

  13. Prima papers and your image is stunning. Love your colors on her and your coloring. It has been ages since I made a criss cross card, thanks for inspiring me to try another one soon.
    So glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

    Patti DT/SCH

  14. Stunning card, and adore the shape. Beautifully decorated inside and out. Thank you for joining in the fun over at BearlyMine Challenges this week. Hugs Jackie x

  15. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics, don't forget to check back tomorrow ans see the new challenge x

  16. this is stunning thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations and good luck emma xx

  17. This card is Absolutlely Stunning Caylspo!! Beautiful coloring with your stamp image and these Prima papers are gorgeous!

  18. Stunning! love all the lace and fancy bits and that image is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics

  19. Very beautiful. Love the papers you used and the sewing rocks !!! The inner card is amazing too. Such a pretty creation :-) xxx

  20. WOW what an awesome design both inside and out. Love the vibrant colors you chose for the papers, Flower Lady image and flowers. It's a gorgeous card.