Sunday, 2 September 2012

CR84FN62 .....

....  Wow, can you believe that it's September already!  This year seems to be going by faster than light and, yes, I know that's not really possible, but it really is going fast!  In fact it is already time for our new colour challenge at CR84FN.

For the next week and a half our colours for CR84FN62 are lavender, peach and a neutral - really pretty colours.  And our challenge graphic is just fabulous and these super photos are courtesy of Magnolia Rouge. I absolutely love the quote.


I've made my card for a special lady - Claire Brennan creator of the Waltzingmouse Stamps company.  You probably know that I really like her stamps :)))  Recently Claire was badly let down by her suppliers - she told us about it here.  I know from personal experience that Claire really cares about her customers, so when I saw that Nerina suggested making something special for Claire, I had to join in.  I know that Claire likes a cup of tea so deciding what to use to make her card was easy.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse (of course) - Afternoon Tea Sentiments, French Country
Inks: Memento - Elderberry; Versamark
Accessories:  Kaisercraft - Tigerlilly Papers, Card from stash

I found some lavender card in my stash and used that to make the card base.  Hidden in my 12" x 12" papers I found this lovely peach paper with pretty flourish designs and cut a piece to mat on the card base.  Next I stamped the teacup on the lavender card and carefully cut it out.  Using Versamark I stamped the pretty flower from French Country to give a tone-on-tone pattern on the teacup, and finished it off with a dark lavender trim.  I cut these flowers from the Tigerlilly set - they have a lovely glossy shine and nestled the teacup in the flowers.  I finished off the card by adding this super sentiment in Elderberry ink (although it looks a bit brown here) and a bit of steam curling up from the teacup!

I know that Claire is beginning to get the stamps in now (and my order will be on its way soon) so things are looking up again.

For more cards using these wonderful colours check out our CR84FN blog or click on the links below.

Mona PendletonSue LelliPauline PollingtonAndrea MatthewsHeather Jensen and Shannon White

I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations.  That's all for now.  Here in the States it is a holiday weekend - so have a good one.  See you soon.

22 comments:

Davi said...

Im sure Claire will be delighted with this wonderful card! One of my favorite quotes so beautiful with the teacup and flowers :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deborah! Love the elegant tea cup and beautiful blossoms! Surely Claire will treasure this beauty! So sweet of you :)

Patricia said...

I love it, that Quote is so fantastic, goes so well with whole layout.

Patricia xx

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Fabulous Miss Deb! 8-) LOVE the Awesome sentiment! so true too, lol And your teacup is so Pretty and I Love the Beautiful Flowers! Just Wonderful! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Ardyth said...

I love that quote, too! And the beautiful soft colours and your blingy steam are perfect!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love this Deb. Your layer of flowers around the teacup are beautiful and are such a great embellishment for this wonderful sentiment. Your sparkly steam looks divine.

Sue Lelli said...

Claire will appreciate this GORGEOUS card, Deborah! LOVE the teacup, that FAB and suitable sentiment, and the PRETTY tiger lilies!

Paula (PEP) said...

Amazing how you captured the texture of the dress in the photo with your papers. Love the flowers & the whole way you put this together.
Paula (PEP)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the teacup! Your card is so pretty. I love the sentiment! I am sure Claire will smile when she gets this card!

Jean Martin said...

Deb you are such a sweet lady! I'm sure Claire would love this beautiful tea card! :)

Lisa S. said...

What a thoughtful card Deborah. I hate that happened to Claire but everyone knows she will make things right. WMS is a fabulous company. This sentiment is one of my favorite's and it is so true. ;-) Terrific card and great use of the challenge colors.

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning! I love that quote too. :)

Hugs~

Pauline said...

A lovely card with this sweet cup and pretty flowers Deb! Claire will love it!

Charmaine Stack said...

I really like this card, Deborah! I like the subtle pattern on the tea cup and I wonder how you got your steam to look so steam-like? This is the perfect cuppa for Claire.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love this one, Deborah! That steam is brilliant and that saying is one of my favorites!

Berni Cuttino said...

Elegant tea and beautifully designed. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs

Cathy Weber said...

Claire will love this...such a beautiful card with a sentiment that all women can appreciate at some point in their life. I love the pretty flowers you added along with your teacup. Very pretty and touching Deborah. Claire really is the best and I am sure she appreciates your thoughtfulness.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So sweet to make a card for her - it's a beauty and will make her so happy. I too felt so sorry for Claire - it's unfair when things like that happen to people who relly work so hard at having the best customer service as Claire does.
It's a per fect take on those CR84FN beautiful colors too
Have a wonderful week, hugs Karin

Jill Norwood said...

Your card is lovely. That teacup is a favorite of mine and I love how you surrounded it with flowers. So sweet of you to make it for Claire too!

Nerina said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! I LOVE the sentiment and the way you've thought of Claire in using the teacup image. The floral arrangement around the teacup is so beautifully done. Looking at your card makes me happy - joining you in your thoughts for Claire!

Vicky Hayes said...

Deborah this is just brilliant! I love the choice of DP which makes a gorgeous steam effect for the tea cup and I love your added glittery steam too. And what a great quote! Hope you enjoyed your holiday, we're just back from Kent where we had fabulous sunshine! Vicky x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Deborah and doesn't that peach paper go perfectly with the stamp...the cuppa looks positively steaming!

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