Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tea Party

This is another card from my final allocation for Crafter's Companion, I have decided to step down from the team because the main focus is now on Dies and I am not a natural die cutter - I really prefer working with papers and digital images.


For this card I used one of the Centre Fold Fancy Card Kraft and the Die'sire Tea Party Create-a-Card Die both of which are the Weekend WOW on Hochanda at the moment.


The papers are from the Downton Abbey 12 x 12" Paper Pad and the flowers are the Die’sire Classiques Delicate Flower Die.


I also used cardstock from the Luxury Cardstock Gold Pack and some Centura Pearl Lavender.

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

Lemon Shortbread Challenge 27 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Crafty Catz Challenge 344 - Anything Goes with a twist: use Die Cuts or Punches

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
x

39 comments:

meg said...

Lovely card Pauline, I find larger dies difficult to work with as they need to be the focal point of the card and I prefer to use dies as embellishments, but you've made a great card again.

aussie aNNie said...

Spectacular card...xx

Janice said...

A really elegant card, I love the die cut in gold.
Janice x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Pauline, You have to doubious honour of being my first comment on FB since my break to move back home lol.
yo
Your card as always is amazing, but can understand your comments, having to work continually with dies does restrict how and what you use to create your cards
Hugs Janet xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a classy, elegant, ornate creation Pauline, the card fold, colours and dies look amazing, brilliant card
hugs
lorraine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Pauline and you've teamed the die with some wonderful papers too.

Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

woooo, Pauline! such a pretty card with the lovely papers and elegant gold. Your swing fancy fold card is really intriguing! Always inspiring your followers - you are so innovative! Your lines are cut beautifully crisp and clear! hugs, de

scrAPpamondo said...

Really a fab design and amazing die!
I'm die's addict and this one with the cups it's just in my wishlist! :)

pst said...

Gorgeous card, I love the shape in combination with the beautiful die cut.
Hugs, Petra

Carol L said...

Elegant and vintage = a great combination!

Deloris said...

It's lovely!

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
wunderschöne Karten hast du wieder gestaltet,eine schöner als die Andere und jede mit ganz viel liebe zum Detail gestaltet,ich bin wie immer total begeistert von deinen Werken,schönes Wochenende,
glg ulrike

Ans Gilbert said...

Hi Pauline,
the die looks great in gold, love this pretty card,
hugs Ansx
p.s. today I received the Polka Doodles dies, that was fast, they are awesome.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! Absolutely gorgeous!

KandA said...

Hi Pauline, die-cutting may not be your favourite but you still produce the most amazing cards. This is so beautiful with all the gold and lovely shape xx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Pauline, love the dies and the fab design. You've showcased them beautifully
Lorraine x

Nunzia Carusio said...

This card is fabulous. Minimal and rich in the same time.
I prefer to use stamps and to play with papers combinations too ... ehm... also because I haven't a cutter machine ^_^ even if I have a lot a friends that gift me the dye cuts.

Kuni said...

Fabulous card Pauline.
Hugs
Kuni

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

lovely card

Céline said...

wow this card is fabulous
hugs
céline

crafty-stamper said...

Great fold,pretty B.paper and must admit I love the teacup die-cut
Carol x

rachel said...

this is wonderful Pauline - I bet its been an amazing experience being with CC but I suspect there is a lot of pressure! If the focus is less you its a good idea to step aside. good for you! Big hugs xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

For someone not too into dies you do make great cards with them. These ones are so ornate and make for elegant cards. You sure know how to show them off well.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant work Pauline I really love this card, it's gorgeous lovely papers and dies, and repeat a few comments from above for someone not into dies you're doing brilliantly👍
Thanks so much for joining my blog as an encourager too! I'll welcome you on my next post.😊 Thank you so much for sharing your creative inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

McCrafty's Cards said...

Very elegant card Pauline.
Kevin xx

Melodie said...

Wow, such a fabolous card. I love the shape, the beautiful papers. The golden image is really an eye catcher.
Hugs
Melodie

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, I love the gold die cut, so beautiful, just my cup of tea ;-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Great card, I love fold cards!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Barb said...

A fantastic card Pauline. I love your choice of colours and paper and what a lovely shape too. Barbxx

Allicat said...

A fabulous card with lovely papers and perfect construction. I agree with you that colouring in stamps and choosing papers is the most creative part of card making and using dies all the time is like it's cheating. Your card is not cheating though, its beautiful. Xx

Whisper said...

Simply stunning, luv Sam x

Olga Fink said...

Wow this is stunning Pauline!
xoxo Olga

Sue said...

Gorgeous Fancy fold gold embossed card. Image is beautiful. Very elegant.

Hugs
Sue

Margaret said...

Beautiful, Pauline. I know what you mean about not working with dies a lot. I have a zillion of them and hardly ever use them because I prefer images and coloring.
Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING card Pauline, we are suckers for the dies aren't we?, but I'm like Margaret, hardly use them.
Faith
x

Helene Siermans said...

A fantastic and elegant card. Love the fold and the fancy die cut in gold....

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!
Nick DT

Emma Sims said...

I love this die you have used. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With A Die.

Emma - DT

Helen Gullett said...

This is so beautiful! Love all the gold on your fancy fold card.

Helen Gullett said...

And... Thank you for playing along with HLS Anything Goes with Dies!