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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Country crafts

My friend Joan who owns "country crafts" and is the NEW sole distributor of Nellie Snellen, Joy crafts and Marianne designs in South Africa asked me to make her a card using a few of the newly delivered dies, she also kindly donated this beautiful stamp to my stash.  I wasnt gonna post it on my blog until i had given it to her, but after chatting with her on the phone today she decided that she couldnt possibly wait till next week when i will be seeing her again.

Ny image was colored with copics, i popped her wings and added lots of diamond dust stickles, matted her on a nestie and then used this Marianne desing die behind my matted image.  I had to use the flowers that are also a new die to the range of all the imports, so i layered them up after curling the edges and then added a pearlised flower to the centre and a little flat back pearl.  I also added the flourish made from flat backed pearls in a beautiful soft pink.  The whole design is another one of those round flip cards that slides to reveal the inside where one would normally write a sentiment.

I am not entering this into any challenge as i didnt find one that fits the bill, i am just sharing.



  1. And thank you for shearing!
    This one is breathtaking!
    And for the moment I thought that fairy is in
    Beautiful card!

  2. Oh my that's lush Paola! I love those pearl flowers - what are they and where are they from please?

  3. Thanks for sharing Paola it's simply gorgeous and such a beautiful colour. Loving the pearl flowers the perfect finishing touch.

    Love Chanelle xx

  4. What a lovely card, Will catch up when I get back.

  5. beautiful card and so sweet.

  6. A fabulous card Paola, I always admire your creations...!


  7. Just so beautiful and magical! Hugs Juls

  8. Wow, so sweet and delicate Paola. The pearl white and soft pink is such a pretty combination. Love that image and the way you've colored her.
    Another beautiful card,

  9. Ow wow, you are so clever there should be two of you. Joan

  10. Wow, and thanks for sharing this! The ideas are super, and the colour scheme is so delicate, together with all the pearls.


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