Sunday, 3 April 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #4: Things With Wings

Hello and Happy Mother's Day everyone, I hope the mums among you have been spoiled rotten and that those without their mums have some happy memories to keep them company today.

It's another challenge at Dream Valley, and this time the theme is a delightful one of Things With Wings. Well, winged creatures are a favourite among us crafters so this is sure to bring us some beautiful creations. This fortnight we are sponsored by OSCC, and the lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher for their store!

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.
We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.

This is my DT card which I've made for a special lady in my life. It's a bit different for me and I think shows the influence of all the Less Is More cards I've been spotting around blogland lately. There's a sense of inevitability for me when I see these inspiring cards by the Less Is More ladies - I feel very drawn to them and know I'll be having a go very soon. So this is me dipping my toe in the water but not giving up the fussy and fancy altogether, lol.

I dug out this pearlescent white-on-white cardstock specially for this card (it came from Osbournes I think and you may have seen it on a card of mine earlier in the week) and I layered it onto silver mirri card. The flower is adhered to a white Nellie circle and a glittery lilac nestie, with a few pearl strands and rose leaf die cuts.  I added some pearly butterflies, pearls, a white ribbon and a computer-generated sentiment to finish it off. It's the first time I've made a card of this size....8 x 8" which feels HUGE.

Rose & pearl fronds: Wild Orchid
Rose leaves: Magnolia Doohickey die
Butterflies, white Nellie diecut circle and lilac scalloped circle, all gifts from lovely crafting friends
Pearls & ribbon from stash
Sentiment printed from computer, font is called 'English'

I'm entering this in these challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Flowers for Mum
Allsorts Challenge - Blooming Blossoms
Secret Crafter - Butterflies
Corrosive Challenge - Pastel Colours
The Crafty Pad - For the Mums
Pixie Dust Studios - Fluttering Wings
Just Us Girls - Sketch
Delicious Doodles - Something for Mum
Wags N Whiskers - Ribbon & Pearls
Papercrafting Journey - For the ladies in your life
Paper Play Challenges - For Mum/Mom

Be sure to check out the other DTs cards, I've seen them and can tell you they are simply great. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Carole x


Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh Carole, what a pretty card! Your flower is gorgeous and love the little pearls between the butterflies too!

Khristen said...

What a gorgeous card! I think you did a great "simple" card. It's hard to let go of the fanciness, isn't it? I often find myself saying "It's missing something" for hours! I love the pearls on your card :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Carole....well what can I say your card is just gorgeous..just love everything about it..colours and those sweet butterflies.


Renkata said...

Hi Carol, ohhh wow this is so elegant and gorgeous card.

Doreen said...

This is stunning Carole,I love the butterflies and that gorgeous rose,your Mum will love

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Carole, I love that backing paper,the butterflys and the rose.
Kevin xx

Jami said...

you scared me to pieces...thought I forgot mothers's not until May 8 here in the US. :) I love your card - such beautiful soft colors and wonderful pearlescent papers!! Gorgeous - your mum will love it for sure!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? No Tilda?? The card is very lovely, and just right for lovely Mums on their special day! Valerie

Janette said...

Hi Carole, What a stunning card, oh it's so beautiful.xx

Unknown said...

Hi Carole!

This is such a beautiful & elegant mothersdays card! Just love the colors, the flowers and the sweet butterflys! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week and good luck! Hugs & Sunshine /sari

Vicky said...

one word...."stunning" the simplicity of your elegant card hun..that rose is amazing and love the wee butterflies too..

have a great afternoon..

hugs Vicky xxx

chrissy xx said...

A Gorgeous card Carole. LOve the butterflies and rose. Your pearls are a perfect touch.

Imke said...

That´s amazing !! Your card is very elegant-love it. Thanks for playing at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !

Anonymous said...

This is so beutiful and elegant. I know what you mean about those less is more cards - I'm also drawn. xx

jeanie g said...

Love the card Carole. xx

Carole Stuart said...

Hi "ME", Brilliant card, I love it and am sure your Mum will too, I will e.mail you soon, struggling a bit with this blog thing, I would like to try this chalenge, but how do I go about it. Bye from "HER", Carole S.

Laney said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning!!! perfect creation
Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time, hope to see you again

Teresa said...

This is stunning Carole, I love how you've placed the butterflies and pearls, real gorgeous card. Hugs Teresa xx

angelwhispers said...

Wow Carole this is just gorgeous!!!! Love the design and the yummy butterflies!!! I may have a go at less is more!!!

Sorry I missed your shadow box and its just so perfect!!! Hope you have had a great weekend Love Chanelle xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Carole, what a gorgeous card. I love the flowers and butterflies and pretty colours you've used. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lorraine said...

That's a beautiful card, Carole. I love it.
The challenge this week though is Flowers, For the Mums was last week, hun. However, as you have the most beautiful rose on it, it's eligible for this weeks too. :o)so thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad.

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge:)

Janie Printz said...

Gorgeous beyond belief !!! How can something so simple be soooo elegant !!! Love the soft colors & those beautiful butterflies ... This is a WOW card!!!
Hugs, Janie

Rachel x said...

Ooh, another gorgoeus card, Carole!! :) Simple but beautifully effective- the extra band across the card to anchor the rose makes all the difference!! :) LIM is spreading, that's for sure- quite good for the energy as well as looking great and being fun to do :) I just find it's made me take a step back from the fancier cards I'd been making this last year or so and think more about whether something really adds to a card or not- though yours always look thought through to perfection to me already!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

brenda said...

Jusr stunning Carole.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Jackie said...

Oh wow Carole, this is gorgeous, so pretty. Everything about it is perfect :o)
Jackie xx

Brenda Dean said...

This is beautiful!

Elise said...

SUCH a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with JUST US GIRLS! Yipeeee!

Mel said...

Oh Carole
Its simply stunning! I love it all! The white on white pearl card just sparkles and makes that flower pop! Love it!
Hugs M xxxx

Andrea M said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Those shimmery butterflies are so PRETTY!!! Such a fabulous card! Fantastic take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Dana Gustafson said...

How very elegant! Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

Jessie Lubyk said...

Very pretty, I love the butterlies :) tfs

Cor* said...

This is truly stunning! Amazing little details and subtle shimmer & shine! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful mother's day creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round!

Bea said...

What a beautiful card, love the pink rose :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Deirdre said...

So romantic and feminine, I love what you created.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

melsanford said...

This is beautiful! That pearlescent cardstock is goooorgeous! And I love those butterflies :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the delicate and sweet nature of this card. Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay challenges.

Teri said...

Beautiful make hun!
Thanks for playing at The Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Gorgeous card! I like every details to it!
Thank you for playing along with the Pixies this week :)

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Carole, this is sooo pretty and elegant....I just love the butterflies you added and the paper is sooo gorgeous!!! You did a super job of less is more...I struggle with wanting to add too much sometimes...well, most of the time....LOL!!!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad :)

Please come back mid week for another great post!


Unknown said...

WOW, this is gorgeous,thanks playing along with DD this week

Lin said...

This is truly stunning, from the gorgeous background card to the lovely little pearlescent butterflies, and the way you have arranged the rose element!

You know how they always bang on on shopping tv about how you can pay this, that or the other in one of those high end boutiques for a card? Well this is just the sort of card that those statements would apply to!

Lin xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Carole,
How gorgeous & elegant this looks. It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Deb said...

Beautiful flowers and butterflies, stunning design, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations

Lisa Lepine said...

This is stunning!! Love the little butterflies. great job. Thanks for joining us at PCJ this week.
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper