Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bordering Doily ~ CCMC226

Today's card is for Create With Connie and Mary #226 and also Fab Friday #6, which were almost identical!  I also used a sketch challenge from Nacho Average Challenge, but missed the cutoff for that challenge.  My computer went down with a virus and needed to go to my trusty computer lady.  Thank God she could fix it!  She was quick too, but we had a major winter storm and the roads were horendous, so my computer was gone for a few more days than it should have been.  The virus was called something something FBI.  One day we heard about it on the news, the next day we had it on our computer.  If anyone else gets it out there in computer-land, make sure you get you computer to someone who can help you ASAP!  Enough about that....let's get back to more important things, like cardmaking! 
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I used, for the very first time ever, my Bordering On Romance stamp set.  I've looked at this set so many times, but always decided that I did't need yet another flower stamp set.  I finally caved and ordered it.  I also took another wack at watercoloring with the aqua painter.  I'm loving this way of getting the color onto a stamped's so simple!  The one thing I'm didn't like about this card is the time it took to punch out all the little pieces out of the Doily die.  I'm not sure if mine is defective or what, but it sure is frustrating using that thing....and this project was doily times two!  It took me forever!  I trimmed off the outer portion of the doilies to make them fit onto the card base.  This card gives me a grandma kind of feeling with the addition of the crochet ribbon and pearls along with the doilies.
I spritzed the main image with shimmer spray to give it some extra prettiness!
Here's a list of all my supplies.....
Stamps: Bordering On Romance
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Watercolor
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Labels die, Crochet ribbon, Houndstooth EF, Large Paper Doily die, Pearls, Aqua painter, Shimmer spray
Thanks for taking a peek and have a terrific day!


  1. It is very pretty! I see now why there are so many people putting Crumb Cake in their projects -it was for the other color challenge. Well I'm glad you played along with ours at Create with Connie & Mary. And thank goodness your virus is gone. We have software that supposedly checks every day - I guess it is working - :)

  2. This is really beautiful! You did a super job watercoloring the image! Love the layout, too! The crochet trim and pearls are a perfect accent! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Oh how pretty! I just LOVE blue flowers and yours are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Oh, lovely blue flowers...reminds me of my grandma's house! Love the double doilies, too! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I've heard that these doily dies have a lot of little pieces to punch out. But it was so worth the effort as it frames this lovely painted image perfectly!

  6. Very pretty! Love the layout! There is lots of detail and texture! Love your watercoloring and the little pearls. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  7. Great watercoloring...the shading is nicely done! The doily paired with the crochet trim are perfect accents for your image and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  8. I really like all the layers and embossing on your card and great watercoloring! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!