Monday, January 31, 2011

Hugs!

This card is based on the sketch at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Challenge, and it has brown, red and turquoise for the CR84FN13 challenge.
 I haven't used any patterned paper - just stamped myself- for this card and all my embellishments are handmade  which is the "Get creative" challenge at The Shabby Tearoom - even the lace is handmade - by me when I was 12 (!) - using a lace making pillow like the one below. Had to include another pic to show that my lacemaking skills have improved since, but I just didn't want to sit down at tie up and hide all those loose ends 0-: for this card!!! It is also a Valentine's card for Mark's Finest paper.
Stamps are from; Waltzing Mouse, Gel-a-tins, Skipping Stones and Prickley Pears.










22 comments:

Debbie said...

This is so lovely ... I {heart} all that fabby stamping you've done and what a pretty little dragonfly - love him! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,such a gorgeous image.xxx

Debgem said...

Amazing lace - this is a lovely card. Thanks for playing at CR84FN this week!

Amy said...

This is so beautiful Karin!! I can't believe you made that lace yourself...it is stunning! The whole card is fabulous!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Karin! Love the pretty dragonfly and 3D flower! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Ziggyeor said...

Wow that lace is amazing! Beautiful card.

Andrea M said...

Absolutely beautiful Karin! Great job! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Meredith said...

Just looking at all those threads and pins tells me I just wouldn't have what it takes to make lace! Thanks for playing with CR84FN this week!!

Nicole said...

So pretty! Love the soft muted colors! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Diane said...

So pretty...love the stamped paper...well love all of it...what a great talent to make the lace....beautiful!!

Ginny said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the soft colors. That lace is just gorgeous! And you made it yourself, truly talented. I have never seen the process of lace being made. Thanks for sharing the photos. Definitely a lot of work into making lace.

Amy said...

Left you some love on my blog girl!!

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! That lace is just AMAZING! LOVE your card! LOVE the paper and your design! GORGEOUS CARD! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! That is so cool you can make lace! What an awesome talent!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful card. The dragonfly iThanks for playing at CR84FN! :)s adorable.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So soft and pretty!

Buffy said...

Stunning card, so delicate and the lace, gorgeous

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

This card is so beautiful! Love all the stamping that you did! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Sara P said...

The flower and dragonfly are such perfect touches.

cbuswell said...

Love the soft vintage feel and WOW I am blown away that you made the lace, you are SUPER talented!! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room, do join us again!!

Lin said...

Karin, this card is lovely! I especially loved your pictures of your hand-made laces......I remember seeing something in Belgium years ago, using the wooden bobbins; you've brought back some lovely memories!