Saturday 16 January 2016

I'm Not BLUE - Thinking of You

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls and Maria is Hosting.
using  these 3 colours only.
Seems to be a popular choice so far this year.
I loved this colour choice because quite some time ago
I received a package of craft goodies from a
secret partner from a site I was part of.
We would randomly send cards and sometimes craft items
to each other sometimes going to great lengths
to post from different parts of the world so they
wouldn't know where you were.
So on to my card that I had so much fun making and
thinking of my partner as we found out who it was at the end of that year.
Mine was over on the other side of the world in the UK.
I got to use only a small part of this package which included
paper ribbon buttons etc.
Here are the products I used.
Designer Papers for the background flower
ribbon and button are from Docrafts
Capsule Collection - Burleigh Blue and Lakeland Crafts.
The flower is cut from Spellbinders Labels 27 and
several times from Moroccan Motifs
MS Punch
Memento Paris Dusk/Summer Sky on sentiment
from GKD cut using an IBS Label
Memory Box Quinn Flourish behind the flower
Kaisercraft pearls
Variegated cotton on button.
Now you have read my long story I hope you will
pop over to our Blog and see more
Beautiful Blue Cards.
Looking forward to seeing yours there too.
Then you will be in the running for our
popular Chic of the Week and go into the voting
for our Guest Designer for March.
but wait there's more!
There is a new BLOG in town called
and they have the most awesome talented Designers -
how do I know? Some of my friends are there.
Check it out because you won't be disappointed.
For their first challenge it's
Be inspired with these beautiful Photos
and you just need to add Blue Flowers of course.
Now who could resist playing after seeing them?
I couldn't...
Again apologies for the long post today but
it was worth it...
Thanks for dropping by


Sue VanDeVusse said...

So soft and pretty! That background is beautiful and I love that lacy white border. Beautiful flower with the flourish and button, too. This is a real feminine beauty!

Diane said...

Stunning card and, what a beautiful flower too...sound like you had lots of fun with your surprise packages and received some gorgeous 'stuff" your card! Thank you for joining us at the Double 'D' and for getting the word out, we appreciate it so much!
Diane DD DT

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER! This is really stunning!! I adore that background and your details with the popped out medallion flower and button really make this a show stopper in blues!! Love your card! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous card in every way. And, of course love the colors used.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous background! Love the flowering cluster too~ Thanks also for joining in at DD's!

Lisa Kind said...

I love your card Ina! That pattern paper is so pretty as is your lovely flower!

Cheri said...

This is stunning!!! I love the layers of floral going on in this card, SS. So much texture and interest. Really, really lovely!

Judy Woodland said...

I love the color combo over at JUGS this week, and you have nailed it beautifully here. From the gorgeous papers to the pretty focal, this card is over-the-top stunning!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love your gorgeous background and that flower is all kinds of fun!

Darlene said...

WOW! LOVE your creation! Just beautiful! What fun to receive surprise packages! Thanks so much for the awesome shout out about our new Double D challenge blog ... much appreciated! Glad you joined in the fun and hope to see you often! Have a great day!!


Chris Dring said...

This is one gorgeous card, Ina! Love that background paper, and your layered blue flower looks amazing! Also, thanks for the heads up on the Double D challenges!

Nancy said...

You really out did yourself with this color challenge Ina! Stunning card! Love the floral and the added lace borders with the leaves throughout!

Zoechaos said...

Yours is a beautiful DT inspiration piece. What a fabulous package from your secret swap partner, and how nice to find out eventually who they are. For us in the northern hemisphere it is an easy choice of colours this time of year but I just love the cool colours at any time. XOXO

Becca Cruger said...

Your card is breathtakingly shabby and oh-so-chic! I love the marbled background and that big ol' embellishment is beautiful!

Maria said...

What a beautiful background! And that flower is awesome! Nicely done!

Kathy Krug said...

Somehow I missed a lot of your posts. Love the blue paper and that fabulous flower,