Saturday, July 9, 2011

PDCC #89- Thanks So Much

A closer view of my card.

Hi there!

I relaxed in my craft room last night after a busy work week.  Crafting gives so much enjoyment by getting your mind off of things and just letting the creative energy flow into a card.  Don't you think?!:-)  Anyways, I had fun making this card for the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.  I didn't have any light green mint paper, so I went more bright.  The closest I had for mint was this paper from Basic Grey.  I wasn't going to post this card, but I am happy with it even though it has brighter colors than the challenge colors.  I couldn't resist using the Martha Stewart flower and border punch. So Saffron ink was added to the border and ribbon.  To fninsh off my card I added a mint button, pearls, and some sewing.  Well, I better scoot and get some work done around here.  Have a lovely weekend and take care, hugs!:-))

Paper:  Basic Grey, Kraft, K&Company
Stamp:  SU(Tiny Tags)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip, So Saffron)
Kraft Border:  Close to My Heart
Punch:  EK, Martha Stewart
Flower:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  Fancy Pants
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  Recollections


  1. How utterly perfect! I love what you did with the Martha Stewart punches too! I say it's great. The colors are deeper, but still just beautiful!

  2. Afternoon Maria, Wow what a beautiful card, love the colors and all the detail.
    Thanks for visiting me at my blog and for leaving a nice comment.
    Happy weekend

  3. VERY PRETTY! The row of pearls is a great touch.

  4. This amazing flower caught my eye. It's a wobderful centerpiece of a gorgeous card. Your (double or triple?) bow is stunning and I love all the pearls. This border punch is on my wishlist now :)
    Enjoy your Sunday; hugs!

  5. Oh, Maria, your card is so pretty! It just makes me happy! Brighter than the inspiration colors, but so eye-catching and lovely. I love the flower and love how you did the sentiment. And all those pearls? Fabulous. And I have to say that I'm completely inspired by your use of yellow, too. That used to be one of my hardest colors to work with. I love to look at it, but found it hard to deal with. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  6. The buttercream might be more buttery, but your card is oh-so-pretty! I love that big flower; it has such a cheery look to it. Thanks for playing with us at THe Cafe! ANd thanks, too, for always leaving me comments on my blog. It really makes me happy that you come to visit. :) Hugs to you!

  7. Delightfully happy! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. Maria! That card is just lovely. :) Wonderful colors you chose!


  9. wow wee! Maria, this card is truly wonderful! All the embellishments are amazing! Love the yellow sunflower!

  10. Maria, that flower is so spectacular and your bow is GORGEOUS!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Maria! That flower is AMAZING! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. This is another beauty Maria, I love all the pearls and pouched edges, and the wonderful flower too. Stunning.