Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Lotus Lily

Believe it or not this is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge, the theme for this week is 'Land of the Pharaohs'.

I don't really have any CDs with Egyptian images, nor do I have any toppers or stamps so I decided to make a card using a Lotus Lily. According to ancient Egyptian mythology the lotus flower is the symbolic representation of the sun - it was often discovered scattered in the tombs of the ancient Pharaohs.

Well, that's the history lesson over and this is my card:

The image and matching floral paper is from Joanna Sheen's Royal Horticultural Society CD and the striped paper is from Pink Petticoat. Quite a simple card really, the card stock is from my stash along with the little pearl hearts and the ribbon was also from Joanna Sheen.

I have added one layer of decoupage to the image and used a smaller image to decorate the inside of my card:

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Land of the Pharaohs
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 32 - Flowers
Craft Your Passion Challenge 153 - Favourite 2 Colours (Pink & Green)
Papertake Weekly - 1-2-3 (1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 pearl hearts)
Incy Wincy Designs - Things that begin with F... (Flower)
Scrap-Creations - Favourite Embellishment (Ribbon)
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge 52 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for your visit today, any comments are very much appreciated.



downrightcrafty said...

such a pretty card love the image and matching papers so beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Carol said...

Hi Pauline. Great card and well done for the lateral thinking. I must admit I seem to have chosen a problem theme.
Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol x
CD Sunday DT

Unknown said...

Thanks for the bit of history lol, and thanks for a stunning card. love that flower and colours are super...hope you are ok. Hot here still going swimming at times...xx

rachel said...

such a beautiful card Pauline and a history lesson too! Fabulous and very interesting! Hugs Rachel x

Carol said...

A beautiful card Pauline, so pretty. Love the history too. Carol x

Michelle said...

A very elegant card.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
xxx Michelle

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card Pauline the image of the Lotus Lily and fabulous layout! Hugs Susan x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the image, beautiful image and fabulous layout
Sue xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

It's beautiful inside and out hun...
hugs and xxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is so elegant, inside and out.
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Debbie said...

Hi your card. So pretty.
Hugs Debbie x

Christine said...

A beautiful card Pauline and well done on your research.
Thanks for joining usagain at CD Sunday.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Debs said...

Beautiful card Pauline - the image is stunning and I love the matching DP.
The ribbon looks lush :o)
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at PTW - good luck xx

Unknown said...

That looks lovely Pauline, learnt another thing today, so I am eagerly waiting for the next history lesson! Love your ribbon treatment with the hearts, to pretty! Hugs, Ira xox

Jocelyn said...

Hi Pauline, a beautiful card and very interesting explanation about the lotus flower.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Sue B said...

Oh Wow Pauline - this is SO beautiful… I love the gorgeous Lotus Lilies and the red ribbon and hearts are just perfect embellies… it's so gorgeous inside too… it's a very peaceful looking card… I really love it!! :-)
Hope you are having a good week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

You learn something new every day! Gorgeous card Pauline, I love the pretty flower, and fab layout.
Lorraine x

starcyl said...

Pauline this is a beautiful card and as you seem to have done your research I'll believe you.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunda this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Marina said...

What a clever twist on the theme! And a gorgeous card.Love the little hearts.

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Pauline! The flower looks so realistic and I love the inside of your card too! :)
Lizy xx

KandA said...

This is beautiful Pauline. I love the colour of the ribbon with the image and papers. I never did get around to buying that cd - guess it'll have to go back on my wish list xx

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Pauline. Love the image and the matching papers are the perfect touch.
Hugs Sharon. x

Beryl said...

This is such a beautiful card Pauline and a great take on the challenge theme.
Thank you for joining in.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Melodie said...

Such a wonderful card, great compliment for you.

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant card, and well thought of to find something for the challenge

sue-b said...

Not only do we get a very beautiful card but some interesting Egyption mythology too, love it Pauline both the card and the history.
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

Lovely card. The image s are so beautiful as is the colour combination. Great layout. I love the ribbon with the hearts embellishing it. Thanks for joining our 2 Colour Challenge at Craft your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Cazro said...

Thanks for the history lesson, love your clever connection to Egypt. It's a beautiful card. Thanks for your DT application, good luck and thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card,Pauline.Such an elegant image and you've showcased it so well.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x