Saturday 6 October 2012

Lace Gift

Thank you my blogging pals for putting up with my tiredness and my playing with different ideas, I am so pleased you visit and leave comments. 
Today’s card started with a gift of some beautiful lace. I hope my card lives up to it to some degree. I am always tempted to cover every little bit of my card so I grouped my flowers into one corner perhaps a little too tightly but got close to what I was aiming for. I was tempted to start adding butterflies and bling but I resisted. 

Paper and card - card blank is an A5 made from Centura Pearl White.
  the backing paper is one of the versions of my painted background
from a month ago – I painted on some plain paper, painted a
variety of die cut leaves and placed them loosely over the background,
took a photograph – this time I printed it differently onto pearlised paper.
Dies used – Memory Box Bistro Label and Crealies 11
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


  1. You clever girl, painting your own background! I was always useless at art at school. I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler. Pretty lace and the flowers are great. Christine x

  2. Oh WOW how clever! The finishes result is just lovely Flora! Judy x

  3. A very pretty card, love your painted background :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Good morning flora! Thank you for following my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love your card. It's very pretty and of course flowers are just beautiful and really finish a card of. I need to buy some more flower embellishments myself I'm running out lol. Have a nice day. Hugs sharon xxxx

  5. What a lovely idea and such a pretty card....


  6. This is gorgeous Flora. I love your painted background and the beautiful colours.


  7. Hello Flora, and how are you doing today. This card is beautiful. Gorgeous colours, lovely design and pretty flowers.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  8. so beautiful flora.gorgeous colours and your painted background is superb :D

    xx coops xx

  9. You are one of a kind Flora and your cards are always beautiful. I love this one, so creative.

  10. Hi Flora, a lovely idea, beautiful background..

  11. Hi Flora, how sweet, I just love the painted background, one of a kind. Your card is lovely and the flowers are ok where they are they just set off thie rest of the card. No bling or butterflies, much as I like them, you have the right balance with what you have done.

    Wilma x x

  12. Geez Flora I'm loving that beautiful background paper you made... you really put so much into your cards. I'm lovin that gorgeous lace too. Nice flower bundle in the corner!! (I'm like you... always tempted to cover up the base with bling, buttons, flowers & butterflies... glad you resisted; this is perfect just the way it is).

  13. Good Morning Flora,
    I like, I really like this piece of art. That background paper is stunning.
    I have lace very similar to that must go and dig it out.
    Keep well and Happy
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx


Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I enjoy reading them and knowing that I have company. Crafty hugs. xx Flora