Saturday, 26 September 2015

Grape Vine Dress

Hi everyone. I'm writing this post whilst hubby is watching rugby on the TV and as much as I'd like to share an interest with him rugby is not going to be anything I will ever like, except for the tall, beefy men, lol!

Today's card is the birthday card I made for my best friend's birthday. I've learnt from past birthdays not to use my best lace, charms and flowers on her cards. I think I already told you that after a week on her mantelpiece her cards go straight in the bin however long you've spent making it. So this card is made with just card, a few paper flowers (coloured to match the image), pearls and a lot of stamping. My friend liked it, I hope you like it too.

and a close up....

Card Ingredients
7" x 7" Card Blank- Anna Marie Designs.
White card- Craftwork Cards 270gsm smooth card.
Paper- LOTV Dress Shoppe.
Stamps- Fabulous Fashion Grape Vine & Fabulous Shoes Sentiments. LOTV set 68 Corners.
Pens- Copic Ciao.
Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Distress ink in Victorian Velvet.
Dies- Tattered Lace Essentials Rectangles and Ovals.
Flowers- docrafts Papermania.
Other Stuff- DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Little Miss Muffet Challenge- Bingo Dies, Sentiment and Glitter.
Crafty Calendar Challenge- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge- 100th Celebration

Rugby season will have me catching up on my recorded programs, crafting and blogging so I suppose it has it's plus side. My next post will have my Candy Giveaway with the prize from Fairy My World who are having a sale at the moment as they are moving to new premises so it's worth having a look as a lot of their stamps are half price.

See you again soon and sending you all a big hug,

Debra x



  1. LOVE this my friend, a gorgeous card with a beautiful and classy stamp on it and love the colours.xx

  2. Love how you matched the central dress form image to the background paper
    Dr Sonia

  3. This is so beautiful!! Love the dress and frame! Aww some people really don't appreciate handmade cards do they!
    Lucy x

  4. So very pretty Debra, love the image, the dress looks lovely, great papers, a really lovely design
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  5. So sorry that your best friend don't keep your cards! I shall be very upset for it.
    Love your card, it's so fresh and feminine and the center is really a catch eyes with this wonderful dress and the black doodle around it! Beautiful fussy cut embellishments! The stamped bow is very pretty, love it's colour!

  6. A gorgeous card Debra. Your images are coloured beautifully and I love how every co-ordinates perfectly. I love your pink colour theme with the touches of the bolder blue and your flowers are really pretty. Sally.x.

  7. Another beautiful card Debra! Your coloring and shading on the dress are exquisite and I can't believe you found decorative paper that matched your image so perfectly. I love it! Janet

  8. This is gorgeous. I have a solution... if your friend throws the cards away, why don't you send them to me and I'll send her a picture. Anything handmade means it is gifted with love and because you think they are special. Yes... send it to me!

  9. Beautiful card Debra. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  10. Just stunning I so love this pretty design I could never bring myself to bin this it's so lovely that's the crafter in me love and hugs Carole x

  11. Lovely coloring and details Debra.

    Hugs diane

  12. Gorgeous & girly card Debra, I love it!
    Have a great weekend :o)

  13. Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  14. hi, Debra
    your card looks lovely and so feminine! I'm sure your friend will appreciate this beautiful piece of your artwork.
    wish you a wonderful new week and sending creative greetings

  15. Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us @LMMS!

  16. I'm sure your friend loved this card. It's very pretty and elegant. Hugs! xx

  17. This Card is so cute - everything fits together so well!
    Love it!
    Hugs Elchi


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Debra x