Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 9

Hi everyone, and happy Wednesday.
Wow life is hectic right now. I've been wedding outfit shopping again today. I found a hat I liked and a bracelet and little handbag to go with the dress I bought last month. That's the only thing I wasn't sure about...the actual dress. It's been hanging in my wardrobe feeling neglected and unloved. I did have another look around, but everything I like seems to always be in the petite range, and I'm quite tall, so they're no good. Anyway, I bought the hat, bracelet, handbag, and a sheer beaded wrap to go around my shoulders, if I feel a bit exposed with bare flesh, especially in church. You'll see what I mean when I post the wedding photo's.
I've got home, and tried everything on with my shoes. Well let me tell you the hat makes the dress. I suddenly feel tall (who needs petite anyway), elegant, slim'ish' and stylish and proud to be the grooms mother. I just didn't want to feel old and frumpy, and I'm pleased to say I don't. I'm a happy bunny and I love myself again. It's just what I needed after a hard week of feeling down in the doldrums. I get my hair cut and styled on Monday, so I'll be lookin' good ladies...Can't wait for JULY 11th now...THE BIG DAY.....
Now on to my card, I'm a bit late in posting as Ive been shopping, but here it is. My design team card for the, Truly Scrumptious challenge. Thanks to all those who took part in the last challenge, and good luck for this one.
You have a sketch to follow again this week from our super talented Beth. We'd also like to see altered flowers on your creations, so get you creative hats on and see what you can come up with.

I used one of the Gorjuss Girls on my card. The base card is Bazzill Bling, you can see the shimmer on it. The patterned papers are from My Minds Eye. I've done some hand stitching on the mats, which I'm quite in to at the moment.

Here's a close up of my altered flower....It's from the Prima Essentials range. I first cut a little 'v' shape in the petal ends, then using white embroidery thread hand stitched a 'lazy daisy' stitch in the centre. I added some yellow beads I bought from John Lewis, and popped a little bit of glossy accents randomly onto the petals, then covered with crystal glitter.

I decorated the inside withsome of the paper again, and a cropped image, very simple. I hope you can join in the challenge. To find out more, pop on over to the Truly Scrumptious blog and see the rest of the teams work.

I'll have some more stuff to show you tomorrow too...

Take care and happy crafting.

Hugs Debbie xx

11 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

a fabulous card Debbie,
great flower. looks so pretty.
glad that you are almost set for the wedding.. hugs rachxx

Sharon said...

This is fab Debbie. I love your gorjuss girl sitting in her circle and your flower is beautiful. What a great idea to add stitching.

Kay Carley said...

It looks absolutely fabulous Debbie.

Oh what patience you have to add some stitching and beads!!

Kay xx

Danita said...

So cute Debbie!!! Awesome altered flower!!! Love the colors you used!!! Awesome job with this!!!!

Danita

louise said...

It was lovely to meet you on tuesday, it is so nice to relax and craft with friends and hope to see you again. Your card is fab love the sparkle and bling and the cute gorjuss girl looks brill.
louise xxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love this card, colour scheme is lovely. Flowers are very pretty. Hope wedding goes well Judith x

Debs said...

Beautiful card, love all the little details. Debs xx

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Debbie!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Debbie - love the colours you've used and the fab Gorjuss girl. All that hand stitching must have taken ages and it's so beautifully neat. Your altered flower is stunning.
hugs Heather xx

Bev said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love the adorable image and the fabulous choice of papers. x

Simone said...

Fabulous!!! What a great card!!
Simone

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