Sunday, 24 July 2016

Retirement

Yesterday, I got to meet Darnell of djkardkreations as she travelled through my home town on her UK tour.  We were joined by Kathy of Purple Princess Diaries and Ruth of KangaRuth.  What a fun evening it was!  Darnell is just as delightful as everyone has says she is.  Photos to follow in a later post.

Today's card is for a friend I've known for over 20 years who has just started her well-deserved retirement.  She often includes flowers on cards she makes, so I thought it appropriate that I include flowers on the card I made for her.
Most of the dies I used were Sue Wilson dies:
'Double Pierced Ovals'
'Double Pierced Rectangles'
'Stitched Lattice Frames'
'String Flowers'
The sentiment was die cut using Sizzix dies and the leaves were Poppystamps 'Loopy Stem' die cuts, which I snipped off to make them the size I needed.  I added white pearls to the middle of the flowers.  Lots of snippets were used making my card, but my pile of white ones never seems to get any smaller!

I am joining in the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 239 ~ Use snippets
HLS July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

18 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty card, absolutely love it. It looks like it was made with love. Glad your together went well and looking forward to photos at a later date x

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  2. Such a delicately elegant card, Liz. Love the trellis background.

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  3. Beautiful card. I've not seen those string flowers before, they are perfect for such a delicate design
    Jane

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  4. A beautiful card - I'm sure your friend will love it. Looking forward to seeing your photos - I've not got any of my own so copied the ones from Darnell's blog!
    Kath x

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  5. Lovely card Liz I'm sure your friend will love it....look forward to seeing your photos ..I too copied mine from Darnell ...

    Anne

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  6. Oh wow, this is so elegant and and beautiful!! I love the design with the trellis and flowers!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Hi Liz. Just popped over from Set Crafts Facebook page. Beautiful card today, love Sue Wilson dies :-) Love your other cards too.
    Hugs Sonia xxx

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  8. A gorgeous card Liz, love the dies you've used. I'm sure your friend loved it.

    Sue xx

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  9. A beautiful card, very elegant. Glad you enjoyed your time with Darnell and co, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at Knutsford this week. Cara x

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  10. This is a really lovely card, the colours are gorgeous.

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  11. Hi Liz - saw your lovely card on the SET Craft Facebook page and just had to visit.

    I just love the variety you manage in your cards - this retirement card is elegant in its simplicity, the 'string flowers' really work well and I love white on white with a hint of colour.

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  12. Love this Liz, looks so very delicate and classy.

    Kath x

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  13. Beautiful card Liz, love the colours and my fav Sue`s flowers.
    Pam x

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  14. Stunning card Liz, I love everything about it!
    Janice x

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  15. Wow this is a really beautiful card I love the inner diecuts inside the oval........Stunning

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  16. Wow Liz, I totally adore this card - it's delicate, pretty and you used pink so it really ticks all the boxes for me. Wonderful dies you used - I'm running away from temptation though!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  17. This is so pretty! I love those flowers...so delicate and loopy!

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  18. Such a pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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