Monday 1 September 2014

The Card Concept Challenge #17

I've seen so many cards entered into the challenge this week at The Card Concept. All of them amazing and so inspiring, I decided I would give it a go.
This bedroom is stunning!! All that crisp, modern white with the fluttering of the green. I got a bit lost on this one as I don't have any ink pads anywhere near this colour.  And after searching through all of my piles of papers, I only found one small piece that was what I wanted.

I did something very different with this card. When going thru my emails, I came across a post on the Simon Says Stamp blog here. The ever-wonderful Laura Bassen created a card with a similar frame, blended inks and die-cut flowers and I loved it so much, I decided to CASE it for this challenge.

I created a smaller piece of cardstock and die-cut the frame in the middle. After rounding the corners I popped it up on some foam tape above my piece of lime paper. I die-cut 'love' three times from white cardstock and stuck them all together, for some height. I glued this into the middle of the frame and gave it a lick of Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents.

I really wanted to somehow represent the bedhead into this but didn't have any silver enamel dots to go around the frame (I tried with clear rhinestones but it looked like it had just stepped off a plane from Las Vegas!) so held back and added only three at the bottom.

I'm very happy with how it turned out and should use this frame more often. Thank you Laura for your brilliant ideas and inspiration!!

I'm going to put this into the 'Clean and Graphic' category, hopefully I got that right!!!!

The 'love' metal die is from Paper Smooches. The lime paper is from Echo Park 'Everyday Eclectic' and the rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

Will link this card also to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is the ever-popular 'Anything Goes'. This is my second entry.

Just one more thing before I run off to create some more. Yesterday I mentioned that my daughter Phoebe had grabbed a photo frame and asked if she could decorate it. Of course I told her to 'go for gold' and she had a wonderful time. She wanted me to share it with you all:
This was 100% all her idea and I'm just so proud of her! The only thing I helped with was showing her how to get the pictures to all stay put in their boxes. She certainly has been quietly taking in all the different things she see's me create and naturally knows how to balance it all out. 

She was asking about starting her own blog today and just yesterday received a comment from the daughter of a friend I've made after following her blog. She is also 9yrs old, so must ask her Mum how she went about doing that.

Whew! Sorry about all that. I am a bit of a talker, just be glad your not sitting here with me having to hear me go on and on and on........

Take care


  1. Pretty! I love this non-literal interpretation! So glad you joined us at The Card Concept, Shona!

  2. Love your take on the inspiration!
    Yay for Phoebe! What an awesome job!

  3. Fantastic CAS card! Love the idea, and I may try it myself.
    Your daughter clearly has the creative bug too! Wonderful job on that picture frame!

  4. SOOO pretty - love the CAS design!
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Shona...this is so so so sweet! I love your window with the word die and that bling at the bottom, just the perfect touch! I love Phoebe's photo frame, just adorable. She really has a wonderful gift, just like her mom! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

  6. Sorry, Shona, I'm sooooooo behind ... expect a few visits! Love your card ... crisp, fresh and with just the perfect amount of bling! Well done to Phoebe ... such a sense of balance and design ... and what a lovely photo of her! Anita :)