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Monday, 7 May 2012

Blue for a Special Lady

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.  My daughter has been home from university so a lovely family weekend.  She was going to go back to Manchester tomorrow but East Midlands trains are on strike with a restricted service tomorrow.  Luckily they were allowing advance ticket holders to use their tickets today if they wanted.  Which is just as well as it would have meant a very long journey home tomorrow using numerous trains and buses.
I go back to work tomorrow after 12 days off.  Can't say I am looking forward to it but all good things must come to an end eventually.
I managed to get in my crafty room this evening after my daughter had gone home.  I knew what I wanted to do but it took me ages to get going tonight.  There are a couple of challenges at the moment for monochromatic cards and I do quite enjoy doing these.  I also wanted to enter the challenge at Pollycraft which is to make a matching card and tag.  I very rarely make tags but would like to get into making these.
So this is my monochromatic blue card and tag.


This is a closer view of the card:


I used a LOTV image which I just love.  I stamped it with distress ink and decided to not colour the image at all.  I simply added some glamour dust to the wings.  I die cut the image and added some faded jeans distress ink.  The papers are from Papermania.  All the edges of the backing papers were distressed using a distress tool and then inked with faded jeans distress ink.  The largest butterfly is a punch that I have.  I added a doily to the back of the image, some flowers, die cut flourishes, ribbon, sentiment and pearls to finish the look.

Here is a closer view of the tag.


I kept the tag quite simply.  I used the darker of the two backing papers.  Added a flower, butterfly and flourish to mirror what is on the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing and die cuts/punches
Cutie Pie - Monochromatic
Anything goes - Things with wings
Divas By Design - Monochromatic
Paperplay - Use stamps with pins and pearls
Crafty Catz - Image must have a flower
Fussy and Fancy - Butterflies, ribbons and punches
Pile It On - Fairy tales, fantasy and daydreams
Pollycraft - Matching card and tag
Love to Create - For Mom/Special Lady
One Stop - Celebrations

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon.  Must go now and try and get some commenting done before bedtime.
Take care

33 comments:

catherine said...

These look fantastic Mags and such a fab colour you have chose. Love the sparkle on her wings
x catherine

Rebekah said...

This is lovely Mags such a pretty card! Thanks also for joining us at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Very pretty indeed, love it

Ali x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card and Matching tag Mags, I like the colours, all the swirls and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Linda Palmer said...

It turned out beautiful. I love your layout and beautiful papers. Beautiful card.

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Mags this is so lovely. Love the hint of GD on her wings and the tag is really pretty, what a good idea!! Hope work is ok for you xx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the monochromatic colours.
Hugs
Desire

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the monochromatic colours.
Hugs
Desire

Pop's Cards said...

This is simply stunning sweetie x x x

Cloudedbrains said...

Thanks for joining the "One Stop Craft Challenge" xx

Lou said...

Hi! this is such a pretty card Mags,love your soft blues and the detail is very pretty-tag too.
hugs Lou.xx

Daniele said...

what a lovely card and matching tag, image looks lovely just inked with a smidge of glitter
hugs

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous card with great details....thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Steph said...

What a pretty card and tag! Very brave of you not to colour the image but the glamour dust works so well with it! Fabbie! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! X

Steph said...

What a pretty card and tag! Very brave of you not to colour the image but the glamour dust works so well with it! Fabbie! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! X

marion said...

She looks gorgeous !! Hugs, Marion

karen said...

Really gorgeous Mags and love the matching tag, hugs, Karenx

downrightcrafty said...

just gorgeous I love it
Hugs Kate xx

Molecraft said...

A beautiful set, just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

carol said...

GORGEOUS CARD, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful set Mags, love the colour and all the pretty details.
Wendy xx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card & tag Mags, love the gorgeous image and very pretty blues.

Donna x

Shelby said...

Wow Mags this is awesome! love the monochromatic blues and adore how you've left the image uncolored...looks amazing. Hope you had a wonderful time away from work and spending time with your daughter.

Shelby

Joanie said...

Beautiful card and not colouring the image really works! Love it

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Céline said...

fab set! love the monochromatic look
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline

Aunty Sue said...

Oh love this Mags and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

Becky said...

Stunning work.
Thanks for joining in with the cutie pies.
Becky DT

Arabella said...

This is beautiful Mags! I love the monochromatic look and the soft blue is so pretty!

Thanks so much for joining our card and matching tag challenge at Pollycraft!

Arabella

Danielle said...

I love the tag and the card! Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy!

Danielle said...

I love the tag and the card! Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy!

Bettina L. said...

This is fabolous. Love the blue design with the glittery image. Looks so adorable with all those flowers, swirls and butterlies too. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful card and tag set! Love all the elements with your design. Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

Helen said...

Beautiful - love that shade of blue!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x