Sunday, 16 January 2011

Butterfly wishes in a shade of cafe au lait at the Play Date Cafe...

For some reason I had a bit of a problem starting this post, couldn’t think of anything clever or funny to begin with... So no introducation this time, I hope you don’t mind J.
I wasn’t able to prepare anything for this week’s Sentimental Sundays challenge so will just let you know that this week’s theme is “winter” J.

But I have something else to share with you.


I made this card for my boss’s birthday. I definately wanted to make a “winged” card as there is a story... I suppose, there’s always a story in everything, isn’t there? ;P
Recently my boss was having a conversation with one of our suppliers, who was letting us know they were going on holiday. My boss, being a sweetie and such polite lady, asked which airport they were flying from. And all of a sudden we all heard this really excited squeal:  Gatwick??? Oh, that’s my favourite airport!!! It was so funny the way it was said, that I am sure this story will be relived in our office forever J. And this has given us an idea for a perfect birthday present. But I can’t tell you what it is yet, you’ll have to wait a little lol ;)))
So onto my winged card...


As I always try to match my cards with the personality of the recipient, I wanted the card to be quite cute and girly but without being overly pink, if you know what I mean. And when I saw this week’s PDCC colour choice, I knew it was perfect for my card.


I love the soft teal or duck egg blues against the cafe au lait browns (which is why our guest bedroom has got this colour scheme lol). And the grey and silver accents seem to be just right.
The butterly was cut using MM Slice a from light brown card and Tim Holtz’s shabby chic paper. Then I stamped some flourishes on the butterfly and the background papers (K&Co and free papers from Scrapbook Magazine). To embellish my butterfly I used my recent most fav thing - the sequins that my DH has bought me ;))) I love the way it feels when you gently swipe it with the tips pf your fingers...


Then I added some doily borders punchedfrom the light brown and grey card using MS punch. The lovely flower has a flock texture and was cut out from a wall paper ;).

The ribbon was made from the sashes we decorated the church with during our wedding ;). The pin is a DYI product using a random selection of beads.

Oh, I almost forgot. Suzanne at Let's Ink It Up is calling for a new talent to join the Team, you can check the deets here ;). 
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little reading and I hope you are having a lovely Sunday!






I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge #51 - Celebrate (birthday)
Stamp Something - Anything goes
Sunday Stampers #137 - How does it feel
AiFactory #64 - Anything goes
PDDC #64 - colour challenge
Allsorts #86 - Teal blue and brown
Craft Your Days Away #11 - Anything goes
Our Daily Bread Design #44 - Wings
Fairy Fun Fridays #44 - Birthday
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #49 - Birthday
DDCC #95 - All stitched up

41 comments:

ona_i_ja said...

Asiu śliczna kartka.... :)

jackiescrafts said...

What a gorgeous card and I love the colour palette you have used

Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card, love the fact that you have used something from your wedding, very special, love the flower too from wallpaper. Tracy Evans x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card - the colours look stunning. LOVE those sequins on your butterfly and the pretty net and ribbon.
Thanks for joining our 'Happy Birthday' challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Nigel said...

Beatiful card, your boss is very lucky to be receiving this.

I prefer Stansted myself ;)

Ros said...

Stunning card Joanna ... sure your boss will love this ...

Jagusia said...

Asiu, dziękuję za odwiedziny w moim kąciku :o)
Kartka jest śliczna a motylki są tak zwiewne, jakby zaraz miały odfrunąć.
Piękna kolorystyka (i na kartkę i do sypialni)

Milutko tu u Ciebie!

pozdrawiam
Jagusia

Flutterby Trina said...

Hi Joanna, thanks so much for popping over to my blog,love to see new people following! Thanks for showing your interest in the swapsie stampie, i'm trying to e-mail all the stamp companies to see what response i get! Your blog is lovely! so glad i have stopped by. Going to become a follower, see if you can inspire me for more scrapping, cant seem to get my head around it all! lack in inspiration and then get upset when it goes wrong!

Hugs

Katrina

xxx

Susan Allan said...

This is a beautiful dreamy card, Joanna. You have used the colours to perfection. I think you love butterflies...I do too. Your boss will love it! Have a lovely week!
Sue xx

Fiona said...

Such a beautiful card Joanna! I'm sure it will be received with gladness :) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC !

Shirley G said...

What a beautiful card. I saw you came to take a peek at my blog from f/p and I'm returning the favor. I'm now a follower and can't wait to see your next project. :)

Happy Crafting,
Shirley g

Tracey said...

WOW!!! LOVE this combination of embellishment yumminess!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, this is beautiful Joanna, loving the colours and the whole feel of vintage feminine... thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... oh and ... I am so pleased to know that my room is in these colours LOL x

Kimberly S said...

Even your cards are completely artistic Joanna...this is so gorgeous! The colors are so pretty, and it is soft and feminine without pink overload, just lovely! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Just lovely Joanna! These colors go marvelously with your design! Love the tulle accent! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

acreativeneed said...

Gorgeous birthday card!!
smiles,Deena

E.T said...

beautiful!!

Elaine said...

Love the colours and the layers you've managed to beautifully use.

Linda R. said...

So pretty my friend.. Love all the yummy layers you have created.. I think your boss is going to love it! Hope you have a fabulous week..

Hugs, Linda

Pattie G said...

What a pretty card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at AiFactory.

Jaclyn Miller said...

You have done a smashing job of creating beautiful layers on this card. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanna, this is such a beautiful card!! The colors are just amazing and that wonderful butterfly...WOW!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I just love your butterfly and your ribbon treatment. Gorgeous take on the inspiration.
Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenges!

Cor* said...

Stunning! Wonderful color palette! Super presentation & layout! Thanks for sharing your birthday creations with us fairies this fortnight at FFF!! Don't forget we are having a DT call too!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Joanna, this is so heavenly! Light, airy, and a beautiful use of our challenge colors this week (wasn't that a great palette?).

Thanks for playing with us at The Cafe. :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a beautiful card Jo, love the ribbon!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the play date cafe this week :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is beautiful Joanna, I am sure your boss would love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER Joanna, your card is gorgeous! Love the colors and the pretty butterfly you added! Thank you so much for playing the ODBD Challenge...hugs ~S~

Jan said...

Gorgeous card!! love your butterfly :)

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, I'm sure your boss will appreciate it! Love the use of the flocked wallpaper flower!

Ruby said...

Beautiful Joanna! I love your butterfly too, it's so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Libby Hickson said...

This is so pretty Joanna! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Kirsten...x said...

stunning card love the butterfly and the ribbon is fabby...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - love the detail!
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts with us this week and good luck.
Debs xx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous butterfly and great paper colour combo. Lovely details - the lace border,tulle ribbon, and the "bling" on the butterfly and pin.
Sharon
aka Celticrafter

Vintage Milly said...

ooh this is beautiful, love the dreamy colours you have used, thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Inspirations this time,
Em.x

Shirl said...

Not sure Gatwick would be my fave airport, or any come to think of it. Card delish and so creative, my most favourite colour combination, even my kitchen is cream, chocolate and duck egg blue.
Hugs Shirley x x

Patsi said...

So stunning! I love the delicate colours you have used the blue is stunning. Such a girlie card but without being "obvious".

xx

Cheryl said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is simply breath-taking!

Silke Ledlow said...

Joanna, this is super beautiful! Perfect take on the colors and sketch! Thanks for playing the ODBD challenge with us! Hugs ~S~

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