Friday, July 3, 2015

Victorian Garden

Today's challenge on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a cut away embossed card.  You can find the tutorial here.

While I really like how my card turned out, I'm still a little miffed.  I had carefully planned out a Christmas card last night.  The paper, embossing folders, sentiments were all picked out.  I was just too tired to put it together.  Unfortunately, the kiddies got up before me and my supplies were not quite where I'd left them.  I cleaned my entire living room and dining room (think LARGE table full of stuff!)  DH is happy but I still haven't found the Christmas embossing folders.  Really, where could they be?  By that point, I was on a cleaning fix and went through the entire lower level of the house.  I mopped behind furniture for goodness sakes.  I vacuumed under the couch cushions.  NADA.

Okay, enough rant.  This card was an awesome use of stash.  The DP is unknown.  My aunt found it as a freebie at her craft guild meeting and brought it home for me.  The base and green layer were both scraps as well as the white borders.  The prisms I've had for years and the rhinestones were my attempt at using up all the miscellaneous stones that had been pulled off recycled cards and therefore had no matches.  YEAH!  The sentiment is from MFP's Roses set.

Challenges This Card Meets:
Alphabet Challenge - J is for Jewels
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Dragon's Lair Designs - Shabby Chic
Simply Papercrafts for All Occasions - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. The embossed DP is lovely. Really makes the card. When my kids were small and things disappeared I checked under their beds and in the toy box.

  2. Christine, your card is beautiful. I really like the designer paper and the addition of the flowers really adds a lot.

  3. Really love your card! Sorry for all the problems you had but I bet your loving your clean house...LOL.

  4. Very pretty Christine!! I love the colors and embossed dp! Maybe not your Christmas Choice but still Very pretty :)

  5. Beautiful card Christine thank you for joining us this week over on Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  6. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Simply Papercraft.

  7. Gorgeous card; love the colors you used and the cluster of flowers. The border is striking!

  8. Fabulous card, I love the technique. Perfect for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  9. What a lovely and elegant card! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge this week!
    Kamila DT

  10. A really pretty design - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  11. What a lovely creation! Fabulous soft colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Lair Designs Challenge this month! ~Nan, DT~

  12. Gorgeous card, great colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  13. Love the colours you have used! Thanks for sharing with Dragons Lair!

  14. Your card is gorgeous !
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Fiki Dt