Sunday 8 July 2012

Crafting in between the tennis

Well, surprise, surprise, it's raining at Wimbledon (and here), so I've had a chance to finish off a card that I started last night. In fact, I've done this card twice because I wasn't happy with the first attempt. Update: they closed the centre court roof, so I had to leave this till afterwards.

This is for Joan's gardens 24: create a card similar to Selma's card - an embossed background, a lace border, Selma's tutorial to create flowers and use pink and white. Selma's tutorial involved using a Spellbinders die that I hadn't got, so I made my own similar spirals and cut them out (fiddly!).

For the 'lace' border I've used this new Martha Stewart 'garden gate' punch that I bought with a voucher that I won with a recent Crop Stop challenge:

Crop stop 79 is asking us to 'show some love' so this card is also for that.

I used papers from my offcuts box and a couple of pieces of sticky ribbons, my first opportunity of the week to participate in Pixie's crafty snippets 28. I added a couple of die cut hearts under the handmade flowers. I also decorated the inside of the card with a matching paper.

This is my first attempt, but I wasn't happy with it because I distressed the flower papers with inks and made them too dark:

So I took those flowers off and made three more smaller, but pinker ones:

This is also for:

Shopping our stash 58: triple threat - I chose ribbon, flowers, punched elements and die cuts
Our craft lounge 124: use any die cut shape (the hearts)
Playing in paradise 74: love
Catered crop: ruffles (to create the flowers)
LEJ designs 10: fabulous flowers
Scrap-cards 31: ribbon and flowers
The paper shelter 71: flower power
Bizzy Becs July: flower power
Crafty mess 12: ribbons and lace
Unstampabelles 13: celebrations - suitable for wedding, engagement or anniversary


  1. I sure know what you mean...sometimes I get done and I don't like my card, so I start over. I wonder how many do that. Ha

    Your card turned out very pretty,.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.

  2. What a Beautiful card!!Gorgeous roses!!

  3. So great to see you in our CELEBRATIONS challenge at Unstampabelles Hazel. This is a lovely card and I agree, I like the pinker flowers.

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  5. beautiful card Hazel and i like the pinker flowers too.
    sue-b x

  6. Hi Hazel, hope you're coping OK. Love your card and the pink roses do have the edge I think. Take care, Di xx

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Love Challenge.

  8. Lovely card - I like the lighter pink flowers too ;-) Thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Celebrations Challenge this month.

  9. I like both flowers but the pinkier ones suit the bp better I suppose. But I'm a Drama Queen! Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles Celebration Challenge!

  10. Hi Hazel, another fab card for our challenge. Great colour choice and combination.

    Thanks for taking part in the Ribbon and Lace challenge with Craftymessers.


  11. great stuff Hazel. Liking your new punch....

  12. Hi Hazel,

    Great card and what a beautifull punch you used on this card. Also the flowers are superfantastic:)

    Thanks for joinging our challenge at Scr@p-cards Challenge-Blog.


  13. Beautiful, I love the pretty flowers and the gorgeous punched border. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
    Lindsay xx

  14. Hi Hazel,
    A beautiful card and your flowers are lovely.
    thank you for joining us at
    lejdesigns challenge and good luck

  15. Lovely card, such a change to see a love theme card. I hope you find a use for the red roses. Hugs, Amanda x

  16. Super card Hazel. I love your rolled roses.
    Lynne xxx

  17. Very Pretty, and thank you for walking us through some of your process. It sure helps a non card maker like me sort things out.
    Thank You for Playing in Paradise this week.

  18. Very pretty Roses Hazel, and I think your card looks wonderful!!
    Great job.

  19. What a difference the lighter pink flowers make! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  20. What a difference the lighter pink flowers make! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  21. A very pretty card great roses!!

    Thans for joining us at Craftymess

    Tracey DT

  22. Hello Hazel,

    Sounds like the rain is good for some things, I love to snuggle up and do crafts too, or read a good book etc. When its beautiful outside I almost feel guilty being inside.

    This punch is lovely and your card is a romantic work of art. Someone will be very lucky to receive it.


  23. Oh this is pretty! Well done on your win! Have fun!

  24. Your card is so pretty. You sure did a great job creating the flowers. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  25. Oh, I like both sets of flowers! And that new punch is gorgeous - so detailed & elegant. Thanks so much for playing in Paradise with us this week :)

  26. Thank you so much for entering our latest challenge over at the CraftyMess challenge blog.
    What a simple but gorgeous card. Pretty colours that make you smile.
    Hope to see you entering many more of our challenges.
    Love Lisa xxx

  27. Stangely I thought it was the trellis that was not working on the card until you changed to the lighter pink roses and then it all went togther perfectly. hugs Mrs A.

  28. So romantic! Thanks for Playing in Paradise!

  29. Just lovely Hazel...great embellishments! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  30. They're both beautiful! That punch is actually pretty, sad to say I don't have that one...yet. Thanks for playing with us in Paradise.

  31. What pretty colors and I love that edge punch! So elegant. Thanks so much for playing at the UnstampaBelles Challenge!

  32. Fabulous Hazel! I like both sets of flowers! And that new punch is gorgeous, haven't see it before.


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