Sunday, 24 February 2013

Rustic Charm

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all managing to keep warm - it's absolutely freezing here at the moment.

I have some really good news to share with you today - last week I was honoured to be invited to join the talented DT over at Winter Wonderland - I still can't believe I was selected from all of the wonderful Crafters that entered the DT call, thank you so much for inviting me ladies.  My first challenge isn't for a couple of weeks but make sure you pop over and join in with the current challenge which is Snowflakes Falling All Around!

This is the card I have made for the Seize the Birthday Challenge, I just love their sketches - I just hope my card is close enough to the original sketch this week!

I have kept things quite clean and simple this time, the sunflower stamp is from Docrafts, I stamped it twice and coloured them with Spectrum Noir pens, I thought I would have a change from my ProMarkers.  I then cut them both out, the bottom one has been mounted flat and the top one using dimensional pads.  The wood effect paper is My Mind's Eye - Howdy Doody and the card stock is Core'dinations.

I used my X-cut Border punch to cut the scalloped edge and the sentiment is LOTV stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  To embellish I have just added some twine that has been coloured to match the sunflowers.

This is the fab sketch and this week we have to make a feminine birthday card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Seize the Birthday Challenge 7 - Sketch and Feminine Birthday Card
A Gem of a Challenge 68 - Add a Bow
Delicious Doodles Challenge 24 - Flowers for Spring
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 130 - Twine
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 159 - Flower Power
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 115 - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 67 - Floral Fantasia
Inky Chicks Challenge 4 - Mother's Day or Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 85 - Blooming Images

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me, I do hope you enjoy your visits to my blog.  Thank you to everyone for calling - any comments that you leave are always very much appreciated.



downrightcrafty said...

awwwwwwwwww we are pleased to have you join us :)

Love the papers behind your gorgeous sunflowers they look like the side of my shed all worn and distressed wood, looks fabulous a great card
Hugs Kate xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so classic and striking , less is more , wonderful. janex

Sue - bearhouse said...

Big congrats on your new DT place Pauline, you will be a big asset to the team.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the sunflowers and wonderful wood effect paper.
Sue xx

Anne said...

The whole card is absolutely perfect Pauline! Congrats on your DT post, well deserved. Hugs x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Me again Pauline!! Just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week
Sue xx

Rachel said...

What a beautifull card...I really love sunflowers!

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Pauline...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Congrats on your new DT.
Wendy xx

Lorraine said...

love the rustic feel to this card..very nice

Carol said...

Fabulous CAS card Pauline. Congratulations on the DT position too - it's well deserved. Carol x

Marie said...

Totally stunning Pauline! An amazing card with a fantastic design and great use of image and dp together. Works so well together. Just perfect! Thanks for playing with us over at Crafty Card Makers in my blooming challenge.
Love n hugs

Joan Macdonald said...

Hi Pauline hope you are keeping well. I love your card and the sunflowers are gorgeous.

Joan x

Debbie said...

Hi Pauline...a beautiful card. Love those sunflowers. A very classy card.
Hugs Debbie x

Daniele said...

congratulations on making the team, just loving this card, the paper is perfect for those lush sunflowers

Victoria said...

Such beautiful blooms... rustic charm is a great title for this card. Congratulations on your new DT position - richly deserved.

Janice said...

What an adorable card Pauline & well done on the new DT position - they are lucky to have you as you would be an asset to any team. Jx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous CAS card Pauline. I do love sunflowers and these look fab.
Good to have you on the team too!
Lorraine x

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your new DT position. How fun and exciting for you! I love this card! So beautiful!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline this is so beautiful the image and the wood paneling look fantastic, this has such a professional look to it, awesome card. I would also like to congratulate you on your new DT I am trilled for you.
lorraine x

rachel said...

love your card \pauline - just beautiful - and congrats again on the d\t position - absolutely brilliant news - and so well deserved xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is fabulous Pauline! Those sunflowers look so realistic!
Lizy xx

Beryl said...

A lovely card Pauline. The sunflower stamp is lovely and it's a great interpretation of the sketch. Congratulations on your DT post - well deserved.
Beryl xx

aussie aNNie said...

Just a beautiful stunning card Pauline, hey I wouldn't worry about the 'just 6 x 6' lol, I love to do different but your designs are much more stunning as they

Pia S said...

WOW! Love the wood pattern paper in combination with the sunflowers - a fab, clean design - love it!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers Pauline and love how you coloured them! They look fab on the wood paper and love the scalloped border. Hugs Susan x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card Pauline, love those fab sunflowers.

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

Loving the look you have achieved here .. .. gorgeous colours.

Congratulations and very well done on your DT position. You will be a wonderful asset to them!!

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Blankina said...

This is absolutely wonderful!! Love it,

Hugs Blankina

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pauline!! your colouring on the sunflowers is awesome and the decoupage looks fab!! love the wood paper and the twine detail… the design and layout is perfect!
Big Congrats on your new DT Position
at Winter Wonderland… can't wait to see all your lovely creations for them! :-))
it's very cold here too... and I have to go out in it tomorrow!! I've got my thermals at the ready!! LOL
Hope you have a good week
Love Sue xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. You do CAS so well. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments this week. Hope to see you again. Good luck.

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and the wood design paper sets the flower off perfectly.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Betty said...

Ooh I love this Pauline so elegant I keep seeing this type of card looks simple until you go to do it. I must try it following a sketch. I amm well thank you hope you are too

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the sunflowers - what a lovely stamp - and beautifully coloured. The wood effect paper sets them off beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

Karen said...

OH sweetie this is just divine.. (Have you thought about checking out our DT call? Smiles.)

Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week & Good Luck!


P.S. Why not pop over to visit my blog?
Once I reach 500 fabulous followers I'll be having a little give away. Smiles.

Melodie said...

Hi Pauline,
first I must say thank you so much for your comments.
All your cards are so wonderful, all are masterpieces.
And now I'm a follower.
Many Greetings

ScrappinFabPam said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at perfect Sentiments and hope you'll come back next week.

DT Pam

NanaConnie said...

Pauline, this is absolutely beautiful! Love those gorgeous sunflowers. So glad you joined us in our "Floral Fantasy" challenge at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck and I hope you'll play again next challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So gorgeous and elegant, love the sunflower and the gorgeous wood effect
Lindsay xx

Deanna Jean said...

What a stunning card Pauline. I love these sunflowers. Thank you for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.

scrappymo! said...

I don't normally like sunflowers but yours are lovely...soft yellows tinged with the browns make them lovely!
The twine is a nice touch on this card.

Kath said...

Love the sunflowers - a fab card. Congratulations on your new DT post.
Kath x

Tamie said...

Simply put this is so stunning! I love how you put country into your stunning card with the colors and sunflowers. Fabulous :) Thank you so much for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Sorry, it's me again!! This time to say thank you for entering your beautiful card into A Gem of a Challenge this week
Sue x

Stacey Schafer said...

what a beautiful card! the sunflowers pop!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Twine Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Lori said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our TWINE challenge!

Lesley said...

Such a pretty card, I love the sunflowers Pauline. So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.

Lyndsey Turner said...

Sweet card, love the image and pretty bow. Thanks for joining us this week at Pink Gem Challenge. xx

fionalawlor said...

Such a fab card! Your sunflowers look very realistic :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Blooming Image" challenge.
Fiona x

kanda said...

Hi Pauline. Congratulations on being picked for the Winter Wonderland DT. very well deserved. This is a fabulous card, I really love the CAS style and those super sunflowers xx

Sharon said...

Love the CAS look of your card. Simply stunning! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x