Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Finer Things

I would normally be posting a CD Sunday DT card today but I have made the difficult decision to step down from some of my Design Teams due to some ongoing health issues and sadly CD Sunday is one of them.  I have also stepped down from Di's Digi Designs and Pink Gem Designs - I just don't want the pressure of creating to a deadline and using specific products quite so much at the moment.

I wanted to create a card for a gentleman that likes the finer things in life so I reached for my Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey CD.

I decided to use one of the card companions to create an easel card.

I added a few extra layers and used foam pads to add the image and sentiment.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.



Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you've got health issues Pauline. I can understand the deadline thing though. It can sometimes take the pleasure out of being creative. A super card though and I hope all those drinks on the tray aren't for one person!! :-)

Valerija said...

Fantastic card. Love the layering.
Valerija xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely card that you have shared today. If your health issues are causing you to struggle then who can blame you for stepping down, hope you will soon be feeling the benefit


Unknown said...

Wonderful male card Pauline, love the layers. Hope your health issues are not too serious and leaving some of the design teams will I am sure ease the pressure. To be honest I don't know how you find the time to created for so many and continue to have all the fabulous idea's and design as you do. Take care Hugs Jennifer xx

meg said...

Wonderful design Pauline, a rich decadent male card.

Kuni said...

Fabulous card Pauline and great design.

Pamela said...

A very classy card Pauline - as many of your cards are. I shall miss you over at CD Sunday but will continue to pop in here when I can. Take care, hugs.
CD Sunday DT.

Pia S said...

You've got much on your plate and sometimes one needs things to calm down, so totally understand your need to limit dt obligations. Sometimes I need the dt assignments to be able to create, other times I need to just go with the flow and having no Iimitations.
The gentleman will be very happy with this card.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this beautiful card Pauline, great for a gentleman. Sorry to read that you are stepping down from some of your DT positions, but can quite understand why.

Sue xx

KandA said...

Wonderful card Pauline and as always a perfect male design.
Sorry to hear you have health problems and hope you are fully fit again soon. You always amaze me with the amount of fabulous cards you make and all the DT posts you manage so I can understand why you are cutting back to give more time for your self. Take care xx

Tina Z. said...

Superb masculine card, I love easel cards.
Take care.

Gina said...

Beautiful black card ! Hope you are feeling better soon and health issues will dissappear ! Hugs, Gina

Fikreta said...

its great card

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful and sophisticated card Pauline. I fully understand your decision to step down from some design teams, sometimes we have to weigh up what is better for us in the long run, hope you are alright though and that it is only a short term health issue.

Carol L said...

What a wonderful masculine make with those great papers and colors! Love the easel design too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Pauline
Gr Karin

Gertrude said...

Pauline,Eine wunderschöne Karte, sie gefällt mir sehr gut
glg Gertrude

Viv said...

Super card Pauline, sorry to hear about your health issues, I hope you feel better soon ;) hugs Viv xx

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card as always!!!

cuilliesocks said...

Sorry to hear that your health isn't so good Pauline and that you are stepping down, hopefully that will ease the pressure on you.
Your card is fabulous, lovely the topper and your card design, take care Kate x

Pat K said...

Sorry to hear you've had to make some difficult decisions but your health is more important. Another wonderful masculine make the black framing for this super image. Take care of yourself. hugs, Pat K x

Ans Gilbert said...

Hi Pauline
tour card is awesome love all the laters and the wonderful image.
I'm zo sorry dit hou that you had to step down from Dome DT's..
hugs Ansx

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful or should I say Handsome card and very masculine, LOVE it as I'm sure any man would. Sorry to hear about health issues Pauline, but you have been wise to think of YOU.

Pat said...

Great easel card Pauline, lovely image just right for a gentleman.

Pat xx

Larissa said...

Hi Pauline,

Your card is really pretty.
I am sad that you are leaving Di's digi stamps, but I totally understand your decision. Health always comes first! I will miss your lovely creation.

Big hugs,

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous! Such striking colors and FABULOUS Pauline-style creation with wonderful design and panels. Really beautiful. Hoping your feet continue healing! Hugs, de

Sarah said...

This is such a distinguished card Pauline, love the black mats. You are very wise to trim back your commitments in order to take care of you. I found I was getting stressed by DT work that "had" to be done. So I stepped back and reduced the teams I was serving depending on the dates. I now find I am enjoying my creative time again and the challenges are spread nicely throughout the month. Hope you are recovering well xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Sorry for your health issues, hope that you feel better soon!
Your card is just stunning with all those layers, it has an optical illusion feel (...may be for all those drinks LOL :) )
It's so masculine and elegant, and surely that gentelman will appreciate it so much!

Kathleen said...

This is absolutely fabulous image and a brilliant card.
So very sorry that you are having health issue and hope they improve very quickly.
Take care.

Kath x

Janice said...

Fabulous male card Pauline, I love the colours and the design. I hope you are soon feeling much better, I am sure reducing the design team commitments will help greatly. You always amazed me how you produced so many cards or different teams,
I certainly couldn't do it!
Take care of yourself.
Janice xo

Melodie said...

Fabolous card with wonderful colours.

Linby said...

I'm sorry to read you are having health issues. I am glad that you have chosen to stay with us at OLL! Take care.
What a brilliant male card and all that lovely layering.

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, perfect for a gentleman
Sorry to lose you but we know why.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card Pauline great topper,papers and layout-sorry to hear about your health problems and hope they are resolved soon
Carol x

Sue said...

Love the image and the wonderful background papers and layers. Hope you are feeling better soon. You had a lot of obligations on your plate, don't know how you did it, take some time for yourself and create what YOU like. Thinking of you.