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Saturday, August 3, 2013

wishing you every happiness...

Can you believe that we are into August already?  Where did July go? As much as I would like to see Sept get here (we are taking a trip out to Maine) I still want to enjoy the summer. Weather hasn't been all that summerish if you kwim!  Lots of rainy days and cooler temps, now I don't want hot hot weather, but mid 70's, sunshine and a slight breeze- is that too much to ask?  Well that is the weather for this weekend- can't wait.

I have another card to share with you today.  I had  a request for a wedding shower - I never know what to do for those, anyway this is what I came up with. I really enjoy making a card that doesn't require colouring.  Mind you I love to use my pencils and copics, but this is a nice change from it.

This was pretty simple actually, paper, punches, pearls, flowers, ribbon and die cut!

I used an EK Success border punch as well as a Spellbinder
fancy tags three.  I think the paper is by Prima. I sponged some antique linen to give it a bit of vintage feel to the punched border as well as the tag tie.  Sentiment is from Verve - set is called Small Phrases - great set to have I have used this many times.

Finished off with some white ribbon, pearls, flower and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts (UK - love this online store, if you need flowers this is the place to purchase them. Shipping is cheap and they ship fast.  I had my pkg in a week).   

Okay, off to start my day, need to get my potato salad made.  Mark and his girlfriend are coming home today, can't wait to see them, it's been a month.  Day shaping up great weather wise,  lots of birds in the backyard already - hummingbirds, cardinals, blue jays, sparrows, finches, we will have lots of laughs (as always), great food as well (bbq chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, wine!) and just a lot of family loving!

Enjoy your weekend, it's a long one for us Canadian's, and I also took Tuesday off, so a 4 day weekend, love it!

Till next time,


Sasha said...

Such a stunning design, Pauline! Beautiful papers and embellishing x

Jenée said...

Gorgeous card. The soft colours, the elegant dies. You say it was simple, but the outcome is stunning. Knowing how to put "simple" elements together to create something striking is a talent!

Mary J said...

Hi Pauline! Oh this is so stunning - really beautiful! You are so good with details!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love it when you stamp, even when, as in this case, the only stamping is the sentiment. You papercraft beautifully, and that's a good part of cardmaking, after all. Any card without coloring seems to come together very quickly. This is exceptionally pretty. Love the paper and all the pretty elements. I really like how you used the fishtail tag through the center of the Spellbinders die. Looking forward eagerly to each new project!

Tracy said...

You may say you don't know what to do for these kinds of cards, but it looks amazing to me. Lovely use of the die cuts Pauline. Enjoy your holiday! Hugs!

Dana White said...

Pauline this is gorgeous!!