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Sunday, October 25, 2015

PTI October Blog Hop...

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a card that I have made for this month's PTI blog hop.  Nichole provided a photo of holiday trimmings to give us some inspiration.  I kept things very simple since this past week has been a struggle.  Migraines every single day makes for a very long week and drains me of my creativity!  Anywhoo... I did get this done along with several other projects that I will be sharing in a few days.  When I saw the inspiration photo I immediately thought of making a little wreath so I pulled out my Lovely Laurels Make It Market mini kit and went to work.  I had to cut a lot of those little tiny bits and only ended up using 6 of them.  I think one is supposed to be a flower, but stamped in brown it looks like a tiny pinecone so I'm going with that, lol!   I used one of the Lovely Laurels 4x6 papers included in the kit since it was a light grey background and reminded me of the tray that everything is placed on.  That panel, as well as the white panel were die cut using my A Jillian Vance Design rectangle dies... absolutely love them!!  I also learned a very valuable lesson about the using the Lovely Laurels wreath stamp and die together.  When you remove the stamp from the sheet done place it immediately on your acrylic block, but drop it onto your craft mat face down and pick it up with your block.  That way it assumes its natural shape and fits perfectly within the die cut.   The sentiment is from the PTI set Winterberry.  I used the current Freshly Made Sketches layout so I will be posting my card there, as well.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today... happy hopping!!
 
Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU! crumb cake; PTI white linen; PTI Lovely Laurels patterned paper; Stamps:  PTI Lovely Laurels and Winterberry; Dies:  PTI and AJVD; Inks:  Stampin Up!
 

30 comments:

Birgit said...

Just beautiful! A perfect use for the wreath laurel!

~amy~ said...

Beautiful Rosemary...hope that you're feeling better!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous CAS card Rosemary! Great take on the inspiration photo.

Rema said...

Beautiful! So crisp and clean...

victoria h said...

beautiful & elegant card

Marybeth said...

Simple elegance , Rosemary! I love the way this is popped up a bit with the patterned paper showing through! Gorgeous!

Mimi H. said...

Awesome card!

Melissa L. said...

Ooooo, a lovely CAS beauty, Rosemary. Beautifully done. :)

artful-notions said...

Lovely laurel, Rosemary! So sorry about the migraine. Praying for you to find cause and relief. Know they can be draining! Sending many blessings!!

Diana K said...

This is so my kind of card. Beautiful loveliness to look at, simple to see. I hope you're feeling better soon; I can't even imagine how disabling a migraine must be (I can't even take a teeny tiny headache). Hugs.

Anita in France said...

Deliciously CAS, Rosemary ... and wonderfully dimensional ... so pretty! Hope you're feeling much better ... and that you have a migraine free week to come! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Beautiful! The laurel wreath makes a wonderful Christmas design! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Marcia HIll said...

This is so pretty Rosemary! It's CAS and worth all the extra time you spent on the little flowers...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Bonnie Turpin said...

Love how you utilizedoing the laurel die here. This is a lovely holiday greeting card.

Gina said...

So pretty! And for the record, I didn't know they were flowers, I saw them right off the bat as pinecones. :) I am so very sorry you've been battling migraines. Those are so wearying. :(

Jenelle said...

I love that you used the laurel wreath! It's perfect for this card design!

Joyously Noelle said...

Lovely card! How neat that it partially pops up out of the card!

Greta said...

So, so sorry you're struggling with those terrible headaches, Rosemary! this may be simple, but oh my goodness, what a classy, beautiful card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful work!

Karen said...

Just lovely!

KayM said...

That is just gorgeous!! Wow!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful! Happy hopping!

Kim Collins said...

Hope your feeling better. I love the wreath.

Jacquie Southas said...

Perfectly executed CAS card!

Petra Swart said...

Another beautiful CAS card, Rosemary!!! Love that beautiful wreath and the patterned paper you've used for matting!!!
So sorry to hear that you've been suffering with migraines again - hope you're feeling better by now!!!
Have a great week!!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this really is lovely! I love your choice image and all that white space! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Donna Phelan said...

Sorry about your migraine :( I have the flu....but we craft through it all! ;) LOVE your pretty wreath and the design of it all! Be well!

Lisa Lara said...

I absolutely love how you used that wreath Rosi!

Lisa said...

My husband suffers from migraines too, no fun. So sorry to hear they hit hard this time. Your card pretty. I love the simplicity of it!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the card and your use of the Lovely Laurels!