Monday, 4 June 2012

It's a pearly birthday

Good morning everybody

What a damp miserable day.  I really do hope that the last two weeks were not summer!

At  Make My Monday  we are starting a new set of themes for the month, and they are all June related.  So as pearls are the birth stone for the month we want to see Birthday Cards with Pearls.  You can check out the themes for the month here.  Our fab leader is the hostess for June, and as it is also her birthday on June 10, this is a very appropriate theme for this week.  Happy Birthday Jacqueline!

Please pop across to the challenge, there are some lovely inspirational samples.

I have gone for a fairly simple card.  I  have taken some Kraft card and used a Hero Arts stamp with Adirondak ink in Expresso.  I wanted the background to be slightly patchy so left inked fairly lightly in some areas of the stamp.  The gingham strip across the bottom is a B Line stamp, and to this I have added some lace.  The flowers are butterfly are both from a Hero Arts/Sizzix set, an again have been stamped in the Expresso ink.  The sentiment is Stampin Up.

I should say that my inspiration for this came from something I saw on Kath Stewart's blog - she does some amazing work which I have constantly admired.

I am entering this in to the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl - Use Ribbon Or Lace
The Secret Crafter  - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Flowers in Bloom
Sweet Stampin - Let's see your favourite stamp - this is one! of mine
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann- Butterflies and flowers
Dilly Bean - Stripes
Aud Senitments - Any sentiment

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you. Hugs,


  1. Really like this one ! Hugs, marion

  2. A very pretty card. I love those flowers and butterfly. I haven't got those, but I have the background stamp which I also love. Hugs x ChrisB

  3. Oh, this is gorgeous, Val!!! LOVE the beautiful browns--and the lace trim is a perfect anchor for your flowers! LOVE this--so pretty! :)

  4. Stunning Val...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  5. This works so well, beautiful simple card, thank you for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments, good luck, Pauline x

  6. What an elegant and stylish card, Val. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey x

  7. Gorgeous card - love the monochrome look!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. Beautiful! Very elegant. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  9. Beautiful card. Very elegant - I love the colours!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  10. oooh - so pretty!!! Thanks so much for joining our Stripes challenge at Dilly Beans! :)

  11. I love monochrome designs and this is so elegant.
    Great job, Val :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  12. I agree with Irene, Val - this is really elegant and I love your choice of colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  13. Such a elegant and wonderful card! I love the color and the pearls, just beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

  14. A very nice, elegant card - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to add ribbon or lace! Mary G x

  15. Love the soft muted colours, this is gorgeous!

  16. Lovely card, Val! Beautifully stamped and the monochrome shade is so elegant! xx

  17. Val this is absolutely stunning! I love the shabby chic look of the background and the linear collection of pearls and ribbons look fantastic topped with your pearl centred flowers and the little butterfly. Vicky x

  18. very beautiful and lovely in colours

  19. Totally gorgeous Val. xx

  20. This is simply beautiful Val! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month! Laura x


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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