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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Love Birds and plenty of Pearls

This is my second card using the Inkspirational sketch.

I attended a crafting fair yesterday and WOW did I leave with many goodies! For this card I've used one of them - the Marianne Craftables clock die. I cut it out of white paper and attached it to a grey background.

I embossed a silver colored  paper using my Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder from Craft Concepts.

For the image I used a rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps called "Bird Swing" - it's definitely one of my favorites! I colored it with Promarkers using different shades of grey, purple and green, and a touch of orange for their beaks.

The sentiment ("Congratulations") is heat embossed with purple embossing powder. Lots of pearls for embellishment and stitching around the edges.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #9 Sketch
2) My Time to Craft - #211 Embossing
3) Sweet Stampin - Embossing
4) ABC Challenge - I is for In Love
5) Happy Campers - #11 Use a favorite Stamp
6) I love Promarkers - #157 Lace/Pearls
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the clock die & the colours you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow sweetie this is adorable. Love the colours.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


aussie aNNie said...

Fab new dies and image Pia, gorgeous card and good on you for spoiling yourself...need to do that don't we...x

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! This image is such a cutie Pia..
LOve your colours and this little clock is perfect!
These pearls are soooo yummy too...Mmmmmm

Lau W said...

OHhhh such a beauty Pia !! Love this card so so so much ! So nice die, and so sweet birds, and love all pearls !

Faye said...

Pia, that image, which I have, looks fab with the clock die, which I must now get. Fab use of the sketch, I really like the two rows of pearls. Fabulous card. X

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Pia. I adore that image and the clock die looks fabulous with it. The pearls and stitching finish the card perfectly
Sue xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Cute cute and cute.. :)

Ellen said...

Oh my Pia! This is stunning! That clock die is wonderful! I haven't seen it before. I love the soft, subtle colors in this card. The image is just so sweet and the embossing is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Crafty Lark said...

This is so beautiful Pia, love the way you have set this image. xx Flora

M said...

Hi Pia
Love your new clock die - you've used it beautifully here. Everything goes perfectly together on this card -the embossing, the text paper, the stamp and all those lovely pearls.
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.I hope you will join us again next week for another challenge.

Annette said...

Beautiful card . The coloring is amazing and love all those cute embellishments...
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week .
Annette xx

sandie said...

Pia, this is just so gorgeous, such a lot of detail yet still appears CAS, the embossing folder is gorgeous, I have this but had forgotten about it, so thanks for the reminder!Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational with a second entry x

Asha said...

Elegant...stunning...perfection! Just some of the words that come to mind! Great job, Pia!
By the way, I'm having a Giveaway for my lovely followers… a little something to celebrate Spring. If you're interested, head on over!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Lisbeth K said...

Woooooow!!! Fyttirakkern for et nydelig kort! Med fare for å svime av før jeg er ferdig, så må jeg si: LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!! Dette er det vakreste kortet jeg har sett på evigheter <3 Ser ut til at min shoppestopp opphører radig raskt etter å ha sett denne klokkediesen i bruk! (TH sin kan jo ikke sammenlignes...)Og fuglene er jo helt nydelige! Herlige farger, herlig pynting og detaljer, rett og slett vanvittig nydelig :D Takk for at du deltar hos Inkspirational :D Alltid en glede å se det du lager :)ps: jeg har rettet opp nummeret i bloggen hehe;)

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Pia! Beautiful embossing and I like the way you put the two lovebirds on the clock! hugs, Marlies

Wedgie said...

So very pretty! Cute image too.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Donna Nuce said...

Love the clock die and the beautiful pearls you used on your card. Wonderful take on the Inskpirational sketch!

Chrissy said...

I just that clock die and will definitely get that on my ventures to Aussie this year...fabulous image in the face..gorgeous card Pia.


Skye said...

A very pretty card. I love the image, the lovely embossing and the way you have used the clock die. Great take on the sketch.
I went to a craft show on Friday and came away with a "few" goodies.

Jennifer Grissom said...

This is such a cute card!!! Thanks for playing at MIM. Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

paper fun said...

Stunning card. That image is so sweet and the pearls make the card so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Anne-Elise said...

Love your gorgeous card, Pia! The little birds are so cute! Love the embossed background and the pearls too! Hugs

Shirley-anne said...

Oh Pia, this is so beautiful .Love the birds and that clock face die ...Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Liz McGuire, said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous, Liz x

Loz said...

This is Sooo Adorable Pia. Saw this on MIM..Loz

Ruth M said...

Oh my goodness Pia, such a beautiful card, love that sweet image, texture and all those pearls!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x

Dora said...

Aww how cute, got this stamp too and I still haven't used it!!! Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Paper Profusion said...

Pia this is stunning and utterly elegant! I want that clock die! I really love all the layers and the pearl string is ab fab! Beautiful crafting my friend. Nicola x

Mynnette said...

Another stunner, Pia! Gorgeous soft tones and darling image! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!!! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the clock and those sweet birds! beautifully done!

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Pia, I love your clock die, sweet image and wonderful pearl details.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card...I love the image and the delicate, pearly, fancy look to the card.

Annette said...

Hi honey, I saw your card on Make It Monday and had to pop over to take a closer look. It's beautiful. I really love Whimsy stamps and this one's a real cutie!

mixamatoasties said...

What a pretty card.

Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.


Tracey T said...

A really sweet card. Love the clock! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.