Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Afternoon.....Ahhhhh!

I don't know about all of you, but Sunday afternoons are very relaxing for me.  After church, a bite of lunch, and getting's time to relax.  And for me, that means time in my craft room.  I decided to make a card that would allow me to enter a few challenges (something I haven't done a whole lot of lately).
I used a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey's Porcelain line that I inked along the edges and machine stitched.  Next, I took a doily die-cut from Cheery Lynn Designs and cut two of them.  The first one was also inked and adhered to my patterned paper.  The second one was inked and also has my sentiment stamp on it, which is from Verve Rubber Stamps.  I added some "nectarine" seam binding, vintage lace and a string of pearls across the card, and then made a bow out of the same items.  That is topped with a Basic Grey wooden button tied with jute.  The finishing touch was adding two stick pins.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge Blog - Challenge #96 - Doilies - I used a doily as well as Basic Grey Porcelain patterned paper and a Basic Grey wooden button
The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #55 - "Treasure Pearls" - I used a string of pearls across my card and in my bow, and added a pearl stick pin as well
The Play Date Café - A Splash of Summer Nectarine - I used this gorgeous color template to create my card.  The patterned paper and seam binding are Nectarine, and I have little touches of black

Paper Playtime Challenge Blog - Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you're all enjoying this Father's Day.  I had a chance to speak with my Dad and my Step-Dad today to tell them both how very much I love them and appreciate all they've done to make my life so blessed.
Enjoy your day,


  1. oh my goodness....this is beautiful!

  2. Such a pretty card. Love the look of pearls and lace!

  3. This is gorgeous Karen - love the colours and the fabulous bow and button.

  4. Lovely card. Love the doily. Glad you had a nice day.

  5. Karen, this is SO gorgeous!!! I love the doilies, pearls and lace along with the beautiful bow and button! Such a pretty sketch and colors too! I love Sunday afternoons too, especially when I'm in my craft room!
    You have such a sweet spirit, I love you too and I'm so thankful for your friendship! Thank you for praying for me, it has immediately lifted my spirits today! Blessings! Kathy

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the vintage lace and a string of pearls.

    P/S My Hubby loved his Father's Day card! :)

  7. This is gorgeous. I love the nectarine color, and that sweet bow and wooden button. Your work impresses me.

  8. Wow, stunning card. I love the BG papers you used and all you very pretty details.

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week


    Jo x

  9. This is beautiful Karen. I love the doily and stick pin. Thanks for joining us at PPT for our Anything Goes challenge.
    DT PPT

  10. Beautiful card! I love how you used the doily as your frame. And your embellishments are perfect!
    <3 Emily L.

  11. Absolutely beautiful, so elegant, love all those pretty pearls and the color is just fabulous!!

  12. Gorgeous Karen! So warm and feminine and sweet! Have a beautiful day!

  13. beautiful! i love how you incorporated the nectarine color. Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  14. Hi Karen - a beautiful card, a lovely design and I love the Porcelain papers - your details are so pretty!!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Basic Grey Challenge.

  15. c'est trop joli, superbe ces couleurs rose orangé, très féminin et délicat, biz

  16. Karen this is absolutely stunning! Love the gorgeous embellishments including those pretty stick pins!

  17. Ooooh! Karen, this is stunning! Love the way you added the pearls! The wood button is a definite show stealer! Thanks for joining TRR!