"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Best Friends Forever...

Hello... finally got a chance to make a card today that was just for fun and for a few challenges.  I have been busy making things the last few days, but nothing that I can share... at least not yet. 

Anyway, I recently got a JustRite Stamps cling set called Vintage Oval Labels and had been wanting to find the right set of challenges to come along so I could make something with the set.  The title of my post comes from one of the sentiments in the set "best friends forever". Those challenges arrived when I saw the current JustRite Friday challenge and the current color challenge from CR84FN.   Because the JustRite challenge is a sketch and I had an idea as to what to do I thought everything would just fall into place, but it didn't.  I struggled all afternoon and into the evening (taking a break to make dinner and watch my little guy do some "scootering" as he calls it) before I finally got a card I was reasonably happy with and here it is:



Because I was struggling so much I just kept things as simple as I could.  I flipped the sketch on it's side because it just worked better for me.   A rolled rose was made with some grey felt and the medium rolled rose die from My Favorite Things.  Those dies are the neatest things.  I just saw that they have a new one that makes rolled daisies which looks pretty cool.   To add some interest to the grey paper I ran it through the Big Shot in the Swiss Dot embossing folder.   And, of course, I had to put some ribbon on the card.  I fiddled (as usual) with the bow for the longest time to get it just right because if the bow ain't right then momma ain't happy...   I'm also going to put this card into the current Flourishes challenge of anything goes.

Thanks for taking a peek...

23 comments:

Sue said...

Is this a little bit of Shabby that I see Rosie? I think you struggled because it is out of your comfort zone, it is a great card, the frame stamp is gorgeous and you have made the bow so well.
I am going CAS and you are trying Shabby, what a laugh, but we will benefit from this BIG time as we progress.
Smiles:)

Mrs Ham said...

Very pretty card Rosemary.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your new stamps and the bow is PERFECT! PRETTY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Debgem said...

Love your card - so much texture and I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Isha said...

This is such a lovely card Rosemary. Love how you used the colors.

Olga said...

stunning! Good luck with the challenge and can't wait to see what ya been making........

Heather Maria said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! I love the way you have used the challenge colours! The distressed sentiment panel is gorgeous and your bow and flower are just perfect!

Barb said...

So pretty, Rosie! You always make such perfect bows! Beautiful card!

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!!~

HappyCrafter said...

This is really pretty! I like the colour combo, and you did a good job with the distressing on the edges. HOpe you are doing well :-)

Sheri said...

Very nice! I combined those challenges too...love the colors!

Benzi said...

Very pretty!! And, I know what you mean about the bow. I usually work with bows longer than anything...got to be just right.

mustavcoffee said...

Aww this is stunning Rosemary, I love the vintage look and you've used the colours brilliantly, worth spending a lot of time on it, paid off didn't it? I think so! :0) xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary! Great way to showcase that beautiful JR stamp and love the crocheted flower! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN and JustRite :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Tracy Johnson said...

Pretty card, I love the color scheme.

Brenda said...

There is nothing wrong with this card at all Rosemary! I love that vintage oval label! And is that cardstock Rustic cream, it's such a beautiful shade! Stunning!

Stephanie Lee said...

Beautiful vintage card - I love the label, the embossing, the ribbons, everything - so much details and the card still looks simple. Very elegant.

Christine said...

Great card and lovely colours!
Greets from Christine

Elise said...

What if I just wrote:

"CLUNK!"

'Cause darlin, this CARD has left me speechless! I LOVE IT! You captured SUCH an almost HISTORICAL vintage look, and I FEEL the magic! It's AMAZING! BRAVO, sweet one!

Betty Wright said...

Rosemary, this is beautiful! Love that frame design and image! Lovely card and detailing! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

gg nurse said...

Beautiful card! I love this color combo!

Michelle said...

LOVE that frame! Pretty embossing and bow! I don't see any signs of a 'struggle' here! :)