Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Challenge-3 Hearts

Welcome to my blog and this weeks entry for the Mark's Finest Papers Challenge. Our challenge was to use at least 3 hearts on our card. I have used the Sentiment and Butterfly from the Lilacs in the Summer stamp set found here. My papers are from the Mark's Finest Papers Neutrals Premium Pack you can find here. All I can say is WOW on these papers. I have never worked with 80lb paper before and I love it!!!Not only did I use it for this card and envelope combination, but I made a box for my Birdhouse card from the blog hop. I just love how it came up. I am so hooked on these papers. Once you try the 80lb. you won't want to use anything else!So let me tell you a little about my card. I used the 3 larges dies in the heart nestabilities from Spellbinders. These roses are my first attempt with the Spellbinder Rose creation dies. I used diamond dust glitter on them. I crimped my leaves and embellished with the Martha Stewart frond punch.
I was having so much fun making flowers I just kept making them and loaded up my envelope with them. The paper was just so much fun to play with. I even stamped the butterfly on the paper and tried to coordinated the copic marker colors to make this monochromatic. My son said this card look very old fashioned like a the old tin type photographs. Hope you can join us this week in the challenge. I look forward to seeing your card.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Ann's - Embossing or Debossing
Crafty Catz - No Pink or Blue
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Glitter of Bling
Stamp Something - Something Embellished
Repeat Impressions DCC720 Designer’s Choice Challenge-Glitter
Paper Pretties - Embossing
jac-inks papercraft Challenges - Monotone

38 comments:

Chrissy said...

Really beautiful Carol..I love the colours and the flowers are amazing. Fabulous work.
Luv CHRISSYxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooooooooooooo carol this is my favorite this is breathtaking.
I love it, it's gorgeous I like that vintage feel.
carol you did a great job, and the flowers are stunning too.

greetings karin

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--as always, this card is fabulous!!!! I love all the flowers and pearls!!!! Your neutral color palette is perfect. And yes, Faith has the best paper to work with!!!! TFS

Debbie T said...

Carol, such a beautiful card love the whole thing , a card to be framed!

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your flowers are real stunner. What a gorgeous creations Carol. And papers looks fantastic. Oh just love it.
Hugs Nataliya

Becky said...

Carol, this is stunning!!! Gorgeous warm colors and beautiful details.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Carol what a gorgeous card. I never thought a brown shade card would look as fab as your does!
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Colleen Dietrich said...

Carol, I agree with your son about looking like an old time photo. It has a country charm to it. I am loving how you used your '3 hearts' for my challenge - great job! ANd I agree with you about those papers from MFP...awesome thick cardstock.

I was enjoying your comment at my blog about how the only time you run to a store is for some ice cream during the hot summer!! LOL We went to Disney last August, because of great budget deals, but I hated the heat.

Cleota said...

OMGness!! This is gorgeous! I love the browns, the flowers, the butterfly. All of it! Thanks for playing along with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week.

Cleota
DT Member

Monika/Buzsy said...

Just gorgeous! Love those flowers and how you used the hearts! You are so creative!

Aunty Sue said...

wow how stunning are these and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week

Sandi said...

Carol - after reading your post, I'm gonna have to look at Mark's paper supplies, sounds great. Awesome creation as usual, you never disappoint with your beautiful work!
Thanks for playing in our 'Glitter or Bling' Challenge #26!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Janeen said...

oh Carol, your hearts reminded me of a vintage Christmas Cookie all dressed up. What a great offering to the Speedy Cat challenge.

Helen said...

The roses are stunning. I've been keeping my eyes on that die. What a stunning card!

carol said...

ooh WOW AMAZING WORK!! super card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTYCATZ this week, come back soon, x carol

Pattie G said...

Carol,
WOW, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs
Pattie ♥

Sassy Scrapper said...

Ooh my love love. These heart dies are gorgeous. And those flowers are super beautiful that certainly make a statement I love em'. Colour combo is yummy. Have a great day dear.
Hugs Bonnie

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such a beautiful creation, fabulous flowers and colour theme,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 92 No Pink or Blue,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Bernie said...

Breathtaking. I love the colors and the flowers are amazing.
Blessings Bernie

Olga said...

absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous!!! Love the richness and all those details!!!! Your flowers are beautiful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my this is so lovely - absolutely love its vintage feel ...just stunning!

Jen said...

Beautiful papers and card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Benzi said...

Goodness, Carol...those flowers are gorgeous and I LOVE, LOVE the colors you've used. I think your son was on the right track about the old, tin type photos. Wow...this is a beaut!!!!

Marlena M. said...

Wow what a beautiful, rich card! The envelope is too nice to not keep. ;)

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS!!! Your flowers are Fantastic! Can't believe they are your first attempt! The wohle card & envelope are over the top!

Janet said...

Beautiful card and I especially like that you have hand crafted the flowers. Lovely colour combo too. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Debbles Dabbles said...

Wow, so much to look at in this card. I love how you have used 3 different sized heart shapes, love the colours, so much work, absolutely stunning!! Hope you will join us again at Jac-inks! Thanks for playing.

Sandi said...

Carol - Congrats on your win of 3 images in Challenge #26 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Carol L said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful!! I love all those hearts and everything else you added to this stunning creation! You're SO talented, really!!

Jean said...

Carol this card is so lovely, it does look very vintage and romantic. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow this is just so gorgeous - vintagy, romantic and amazing - I love the flowers and the colors you used!

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Carol ! this is amazing , all the details and embellies are all gorgeous !!

thansk for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous, I love your monochromatic look and you did a fabulous job on the embellies.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello my friend ... hope you are well!
WOW ... absolutely STUNNING!!! Your creations always make my jaw drop and this is no exception. I know what you mean about 80# paper ... that's all I use and LOVE IT!!!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Anji78 said...
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Anji78 said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Just found your blog and I'm your new follower! Your work is fab!
xxx Ani
http://beautifulworld-ani.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Wow! Stunning card and envelope! Your roses are just beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

Everything about this card is just Gorgeous, especially love your flowers!