Thursday, 2 May 2013

Lilac Blooms

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday challenge, the theme this week is 'Purple Paradise'.

Well, I'm now sure that I am going completely nuts!  I decided to use one of my new LOTV Art Pad images, I printed out some lovely papers that co-ordinated beautifully and found some matching purple card stock.  I layered the image onto the purple card stock and then onto some white.  As you will see the image is quite large and when I placed it onto the patterned papers they just got completely lost so I decided to layer it directly onto some more of the purple card stock with just a simple punched border.

I was rather pleased with the result until I realised that I had used nothing from a CD, my lovely papers that I had printed out were still sat there completely forgotten - how daft can I get!

I don't know if I will get away with this for the CD Sunday Challenge, if not please delete my entry ladies but I decided to print an insert from Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky CD (the one that I had printed the lovely backing papers that are still sat on my desk from) and use that to decorate the inside of my card - so that means that the CD element on my card is on the inside.

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Purple Paradise
Seems A Little Sketchy Challenge 38 - Sketch
There She Goes Challenge 205 - April Showers, May Flowers
Crafts and Me Challenge 131 - Floral Frenzy
Fresh Brewed Designs May Challenge - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Mail
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - The Letter B (blooms, blue, border, butterflies)
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 102 - May Flowers

Well, that's it from me for today, I'll go and have lie down and try not to be so daft in the future.

Thank you for calling.



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pauline :-) such a pretty image and the colours and CAS design are perfect :-)

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

Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful image, and lovely colors through the flowers. Thanks so much for entering at Wags n Whiskers challenge, hope to see you again! :) hugs, Kimberly

Unknown said...

Sure love your images you use, the colours and papers are just so inviting, this is a stunner...luv annie xx

Ellen Taylor said...

Sometimes creativity just leads us down another road. The image is absolutely stunning~A pretty card inside and out!

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Pauline. I love the image and it looks so fabulous on the dark purple backing.
I did a very similar thing earlier, spent ages matching papers and decided not to use any of them.
Sue xx

KandA said...

This is gorgous Pauline. Love the design with the LOTV flowers and the insert xx

Carol said...

I had to smile Pauline. I have done exactly the same thing myself....and I am on the design team.
As we have always said that as long as there is something from a Cd all is OK.
You have made a beautiful card and I am pleased that you managed to rescue it for us.
Carol x
CD Sunday DT

Daniele said...

gorgeous card, love the image, so petty

Beryl said...

The CD Sunday challenge is to use a CD in the making of your card - anywhere. As far as I'm concerned you have - you clever girl- what a save. The main image is gorgeous - I so love lilac and I think you did right by making it a stand alone image and not using the bp. Fabulous card.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Pauline love the gorgeous vase of flowers and the colours too.

Hugs Julie xxx

Debs said...

Stunning card Pauline - sometimes the image is all that's needed - although I always seem to struggle not to use DP's.
Debs xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, I love the image its gorgeous! I have seen these Art Pads and ummed and ahhed over them! I am sure this should count for the CD challenge! Susan x

Rosietoes said...

Pauline this is a totally gorgeous card. I love the lo and the beautiful insert you have printed.

Edna x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

LOL Pauline, been there got the T shirt, and had to start from scratch again. The main image is gorgeos and matches very well with the insert you've made. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

Sue T x
CD Sunday DT

Claire said...

This is lovely. Hugs, Claire x

rachel said...

stunning card Pauline - really wonderful xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. Love the image and your CD papers inside are so pretty. Great save. xx

Pia S said...

I think it was a great call not to use patterned paper on the front. The image is so beautiful and full of details, and the clean design gives this card a classy and elegant look. The inside is beautifully decorated as well.

Jocelyn said...

Fabulous card Pauline and the insert goes perfectly with the main image. I think we have all done something similar at some time so not to worry, and the end result is a fabulous card :-)
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Heather said...

A stunning CAS card Pauline, a perfect colour scheme and such a beautiful image!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Melodie said...

What a beautiful card. I love lilac, and lilac outside my balcony will probably bloom in the next few days.

Christine said...

A beautiful image Pauline and it didn't need anything else. I love Lilac's and have a couple in the garden at home. I know where you are coming from as I have made the same mistake. It does count for our challenge as you used a CD for the insert, something you always show us. Thanks for joining us again this week.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

sue-b said...

This so lovely Pauline , don't you just love the scent from these flowers as you pass, thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Mistys Mum said...

What a beautiful card. Lilacs were my mothers favourite flower & are therefore special to me. x

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Pauline!! I love the image and it's so beautiful that it doesn't need many embellies as they would detract from it… so I think the border and edging are perfect! :-)
Ooh I am always doing daft things!!! I nearly entered a card into the Promarkers Challenge a few weeks ago and I had coloured it with Copics!! … glad I noticed in time... I would have looked SO stupid… LOL
Hope you have a lovely weekend hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Purple Crazy said...

A good save Pauline, i've done it before when making my DT card then realised, it is lovely, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

Angela said...

I have to say your story is funny, but in the end you came out with a beautiful, elegant all is well!

Joey said...

Pauline this is gorgeous, love the inside design too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Joey xx

Cazro said...

So pleased you rescued your card for entry to our challenge. A great idea to add an insert from a CD. This is one of the great joys of CD crafting, sometimes we just need a little something to finish our cards. A beautiful image of the lilac, I can understand why you needed to use it. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz DT

Unknown said...

I'm totally smitten with this card Pauline, for I just LOVE lilacs! We're fortunate to grow them in our garden and oh, that lovely smell... Delightful card my friend, so pretty!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Pauline I love this, great image and layout and lovely details. Hope your weekend is going well. Judy x

Carol said...

Had to laugh at this Pauline, just the sort of thing I'd do. Well rescued, it's a beautiful card. Carol x

coops said...

wow i love your card pauline.fabulous floral image and your colouring is stunning.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous card , love your B choices
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Very lovely creation Pauline, loving the purple:) Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Wags N Whiskers.

Jackie said...

Very pretty card, I love the purple touches! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge. I do hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Unknown said...

beautifully made and very spring! Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a pretty card! Lilacs are my very favorite! Thank you for playing along with us this time over at Seems A Little Sketchy! be sure to check back tomorrow for our new sketch!

Hugs, Kelly