Thursday, 28 April 2016

Craft Rocket Challenges Day Number 14 Pink and Pearlie must include both of these

Hello One and All
I hope that you are all well and thank you for visiting Well! This challenge was a toughie for me because I'm not a pink kinda person. Once I started though I really enjoyed the challenge. Why not pop along to Craft Rocket Challenges and see what the other Designers have done and have a go yourself. My layout was also inspired by this great blog Cotswold Crafter where on Mondays, Sandra posts a sketch and challenge (I've been a bit naughty and didn't send my card in as I was so pleased with it I decided to keep hold of it!). The focal image is actually a Christmas image but doesn't look it against this background does it? I created the pearls with Tonic Nuvo drops BUT I made them on wax paper, I didn't trust myself to place them directly onto the card, especially the tiny ones.  I used CS glue to adhere them once dry, I used a John Lockwood tip of rubbing over the back of the card whilst still in the die with something made of metal to accentuate the piercing on the bow.  

7x5 card blank
Lidll pink card stock
My Craft Studio cdrom- Christmas Deco Follies
Serif cdrom - Victoria Nelson for the background
Sue Wilson EF - checkboard (I'd lent the Art deco one to a friend)
Sue Wilson - Bitty Bows
Tonic - Nuvo drops - Antique Rose


  1. Your card is really lovely Karen. A really pretty image and I especially love all the detail you've included. Barbxx

  2. Gorgeous card Karen! I love the sophisticated look and all the lovely layers! Your pearls are perfect!

  3. Hi Karen what a beautiful card and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xxxx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Love that sophisticated image... very pretty!

  5. Love that sophisticated image... very pretty!

  6. hi Karen this is a gorgeous card I love the image and the bow. I would not have realised that was a Christmas image if hadn't have said. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Lovely card and you did a great job with an unloved colour for you. Cara x

  8. So gorgeous Karen, beautiful card, xxxx

  9. This is such an elegant card Karen and a great layout. Lisa x

  10. I'm not a pink girl either Karen so it is always a colour I struggle with. I think you've done a great job, the lady is lovely as is the bow and the background papers are beautiful.

    Hugs Erika. x