Sunday 2 October 2011

Crafty Individuals ~ Things with Wings

I was delighted to be one of the winners of the September Crafty Individuals Challenge & after being exceedingly late with my last entry I thought I would be early for a change.  It is one of my favourite challenges and this month I thought I would just do a simple card for Things with Wings. Cards are not really my thing as I prefer boxes and hangings, but I don't think I have ever entered a card before.

Anyway I used CI - 069 on some glossy card stock and tinted with watercolours. The papers used are Ella Blue and the dies used are Cheery Lynn, spellbinders labels 4 & Xcut. I rather overdosed with pearls, then added some corners & flowers, ribbon and lace and a touch of rangers rock candy.

I've rather enjoyed The Borgias on Sky Atlantic so thought I would do a renaissance inspired card LOL!

 The stamped used is from Oxford Impressions Bella Vita, and the papers are Graphic 45 renaissance faire.

Yay Downton Abbey on soon, perfect Sunday night viewing after a gorgeous unusually sunny October day.

A big hello to all my new followers and thank you so much for taking the time and effort to comment on my bloggings, it really is appreciated.

Happy Crafting & have a lovely evening XX


Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creations Paula and many congratulations on your CI win. Your piece for the challenge was so beautiful.
Off to squeeze in some crafting before Downton which is a must for me too.
Fliss x

Netty said...

Oh wow 2 totally stunning cards, love them both but if I am allowed a favourite its the card based on the Borgias. Have a great week, x

kjjc said...

beautiful as always. Paula is there a way to contact you? Happydaze has my email addy.

Astrid Maclean said...

Both cards are fantastic and congrats on being a winner, well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula, I agree with Annette these are totally stunning. The pearls looks fabulous. Love the paper on the second one.
Regards Florence x

Jean Hardy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, love everything about the card. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month, Jean x

Zuzu's Blog said...

Always quality makes that are stunning to look at Paula. x

Anonymous said...

Paula, there is nothing simple about this card it is breathtaking, then again you know I am a big fan of your art.
The detail is so beautiful.
As for your second card, gorgeous Renaissance feel which I particularly like. I have that stamp set and it is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Both of these are incredibly beautiful I love the detailed pretty borders so much
hugs June x

Ann B said...

Both beautiful and the challenge card so pretty and delicate - love them.
Congratulations on your CI challenge win Paula.

Tina said...

Two gorgeous cards, I love your vintagey style.
Cards may nit be your thing but you do a great job in dispproving that! :)

Tina (mISTY CT)x

Dolly Daydreams said...

You make prefer to alter boxes but your cards are stunning ...exquisite work.


Margaret said...

Your cards are gorgeous. A girl can never overdose on pearls lol Congratulations on your win, it was well deserved
Margaret :o)

Ginger said...

Lovely cards, G x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I love both these cards - just so elegant!!

Sid said...

Gorgeous work !!

Sharon xx said...

Sooo stunning, i am so jelous of your inspiration and talent. Gorgeous work xx

Aquarius said...

Two wonderful cards and if the first one is 'simple' I'd hate to think what a not simple one would be like. Congratulations on winning in October.

Brenda Brown said...

Many congratulations on your CI win Paula - such fabulous cards.
Hope you have had a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox