Sunday, April 3, 2011

GDT @ Pile It On with Challenge #14 - Romantic & Fancy

Welcome April and another month closer to Christmas again.

For this month I have generously been invited to guest alongside the stunning DT from ...

**Squeal!* Yahoo* *Cheer* *Happy dance*
That was about my reaction & in order. lol 
I have been told I am the queen of finding challenges so I should fit right in at home :)
So ... without further ado lets get to the juicy bits!

This weeks challenge at 
is ...

#14 Romantic & Fancy
So the girls want to see those frills and lace!
This weeks sponsor is Whimsy Stamps so be sure to join in the fun for your chance to be in the winning!

This is what Ms Mojo and I came up with.

 (Forgive the editing of the name in the photos, this card is going to someone dear and I know they peak in on me and I really want it to be a surprise for them when they get it).

A romantic idea for me is my favorite color mix, so none other than pink and chocolate with the added touch of roses.  Fancy ... well I take that as a little fussy so I had to really stop myself from going way OTT on this one with all the details!  (I still could have kept adding but told myself enough was enough).

The image on the front is a freebie I have picked up along the way from Art Freebies (I think, I'm pretty sure it was from there) and it is called Pink Roses.  Also on the front I have added some faux vintage buttons , some bling for both flower centers, a beautiful metal butterfly with a long ribbon flowing tail, the pink lace along the bottom, the white above it that I have also threaded with some baby pink ribbon and the hot pink leaves under the vintage bloom I have cut from some fancy decorative lace.  Lots of lace and ribbon ... Yummy! .  .  And on all the pieces from front to back I have hand-stitched a zigzag border.

On the inside with the pocket I have added another bloom and this time went for a spray of butterfly's that I have attached to wire.  I love how they move and 'flutter' when you open the card.  The image on the pocket is a sneakie peak of an upcoming release from The Crafty Pad.  The butterfly at the top of my message is a peal off that I have colored, attached to acetate and then glittered the wings.  Through out the card I have featured a touch of pearls and used glimmer mist on some items, such as the heart punch flower on the front.

As I wanted to make the card really special, on the back along with my handmade message I have edited to include the recipients name, I find this is a really nice touch to add to cards that I know the home they are going to.  I love how well this card has finished.  lol And if it wasn't addressed to anyone  this one would be staying in my 'to pretty to send stash' :)

So ... 
How do you play along with us?

Simple ... 
Make a card, layout or altered item that applies to this weeks theme of Romantic & Fancy.
Enter your creation and link to Pile It On in your post 
AND link and enter at lease 1 other challenge as well.
The theory behind Pile It On is itself a challenge to find how many challenges you can add your creation to so don't just stop at one, go for it, add as many as you can!
You have till next Sunday to have your entries in!

Suck on finding challenge sites to enter?
Check out the list of sites on the side bar at Pile It On
Challenges I am entering with gracious help from the girls from Feline Playful.
Pile It On - #14 Romantic & Fancy
Wee Memories - #50 Favorite color  (#1/-)
Catch The Bug - April Anything goes (#2/3)
Little Claire's Designs - #4 Spring Celebrations (#1/3)
Secret Crafter - #128 Butterflies (#2/-))
Our Creative Corner - Handmade paper flower, ribbon & bling (#1/-)
Card Makin Mamas - #18 Embellish It (1/2)
Digi's With Attitude - #20 Anything goes (#2/-)
Frosted Designs - Use Bling (#2/-)
Prairie Fairy Fridays - #49 Spring (#2/-)
Fairy Knoll - #44 Whatever (#1/2)
If The Shoe Fits - #FF 73 Sew Something (#1/-)
Simply Create - #40 Do it yourself (#2/-)
Stamp Something - April Digi Day - Use something digital (#2/-)
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #51 Ribbons & Pearls (#2/-)
Paper Play - For Mum (#2/2)
 Charisma Cardz - #13 Bling and Sparkles  (#1/3)
Craft Us Crazy - #5 Happy Easter and or Spring (#1/3)
Dutch Dare - #106 Distressing (#2/2)
Little Miss Muffet - #6 Stitching (#1/1)
Pals Paper Arts - #PPA 87 Punches (Flower bloom on front is made from heart punch) (#1/-))
Paper Romance - # 44 Bling (#2/-))
Pixie Dust - #68 Fluttering Wings (#1/-))
The Rubber Cafe - TRCC #11 Spring Flowers (#1/1)
Shelly's Images - Getting punchy (#2/-)
Cooking It Up With Kate - #55 Sparkle, Shine & Shimmer (#2/-)
Creative Belli - Sewing - Old stash is my threads from my embroidery days, the butterflys' on the inside & buttons left over from a project weeks ago.
Flutter By Wednesdays - #148 Buttons & Bows
Gingersnap Creations - Pick a fav past challenge - GC 41 Romance 3rd Feb 2010
Paper Pretties -  PWC #147 Bring on the bling (#2/-)
Scrapbook Sisters - #29 Mothers Day or Special lady (#2/-)
Everybody Art - #135 Pink & Brown
Karen's Doodles Netherlands - #56 Make your own embellishments (1/1)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - #21 Handmade flowers (1/1)
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #9 Anything Goes & A handmade flower (#1/2)
The Stamping Boutique - #3 Handmade flowers (1/2)
Top Tip Tuesday - #27 Nature Inspired (#2/3)
Tuesday Throwdown - #42 Floral (#2/-)
My Grafico - April Anything goes (#2) 
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57 Treasured comments:

Karen W said...

Beautiful!!! I love it all, thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely )

Thank you for joining us at digi's with attitude this week.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week with such a gorgeous creation ! Love the soft colours and your embellies too ! GOod luck !

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the vintage design
Thanks for joining is at LCI this week
Lisa x

Donna said...

Wow, stunning card, your blingy flowers are gorgeous and love your zig zag stitching. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge this week, hope to see you again. Donna x

Erin said...

Very romantic look, I love the distressed rose. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust.

sammi said...

Me again! Another gorgeous creation! The crumpled paper look is fantastic. Perfect for this card! Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Unknown said... changed your blog. It looks so pretty in purple! And what a fabulous project. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Shelly's Images.

Debra said...

Wow awesome job and I love how you decorated the inside. I recently started doing that as well. You may rival me in the number of challenges! I say link it up girl!

Thank you for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next challenge!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

~Vittory~ said...

Gush, it's gorgeous! Hand stitching is so perfectly done. Your recipe of Happiness is great! Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
With best wishes,

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! Beautiful card, terrific details! Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for getting sparkly with us at Cooking It Up With Katie :)

MaryB said...

Very beautiful. I love your color combo and all the detail work you did.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

WOW - Gorgeous!

Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Unknown said...

Oh this is one stunning creation! Thanks for joining KD NL!


paige said...

So very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Pami said...

Lovely card, love the vintage feel about it and the colours. Thank you for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you next week. Good luck. Pami x

Laney said...

Beautiful!!! love those flowers!!
Thanks for joining us at cooking it up with Katie this time, hope to see you again

Claire said...

Just beautiful, really delicate and feminine! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! and good luck
Claire xx

HelenR said...

What a gorgeous project, thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

Vee said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week.
xx Vee

Anonymous said...

STUNNING! Love this so much, Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenges this week!!

Caroljenks said...

This is just beautiful - so much work put into it - LOVE IT :)

Thanks for joining in with Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Lena said...

So sweet card. Romantic and very elegant.
I love this flower: more delicate and sweet.
Thanks for joinning us at DDCC this week.

Chris said...

WOW, you really are the queen of challenges! congrats on the PIO stint, you can probably show them a few new ones.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties, again and I see you've got a third one and I haven't looked forward very far you may have more for me. well, I'd be entering a bunch in a bling challenge too.
see you again shortly.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a beautiful treasure! The recipient is going to treasure it forever!

Thanks so much for celebrating Easter & Spring with us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
Huggies ~

ruth said...

A-ma-zing card!!! The blingy centers for your flowers are incredible!

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs. :)

kissinia said...

Absolutely adorable. Thanks a lot for joining Frosted Designs.! Now I don't know which one I love more - this card or the other in blues! Good luck with both!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful and beautiful work.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

sgc said...

More beautiful lace! Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

marion said...

Wonderfull card en embellishment, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles, greets marion

Miranda said...

fantastic, looks very very pretty and on the inside too
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers!

Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you back this week!


Ellen said...

Fabulous card, I love your embellishment, thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL.


Danni said...

So beautiful! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Very pretty- I love the colors and embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous project and I love the sparkle!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy :)

Dorcas said...

Love the shabby vintage feel to this! Thanks so much for joining us at DDCC!!

Trisha said...

A lovely vintage, Spring creation!Thanks for joining us at FFF! xox Trisha

Gem said...

beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Bling and Sparkles challenge at Charisma Cardz and good luck! Gemma :)

ChickieChirps said...

Lovely vintage style card and the contrast zig zag stitching looks great! Thank you for joining us at the Little Miss Muffet challenge!


Kelly said...

You have beautifully decorated all facets of your card inside and out. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Card! LOVE the inside too! oh my!! So HAPPY to have you join us at PIO as a GDT!!! :)
Have a GREAT day!!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay again this week. ♥

Anonymous said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for playing the Gingersnapper's Choice Challenge!

Ren-Yi said...

Fantastic job on "piling it on" love all your embellishment and you really knocked it out of the world by stamping/crafting each side. Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay challenges!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Very romantic, all the sides are very pretty.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


darling Ho said...

You are so buzy.:)
This is a beautiful project! Love your flowers, they are terrific!!
Thanks for joining us at SC this fortnight. Hope to see you again. ~~hugs~darling Ho~~

lesleyworth said...

beautiful! whomever receives this will be in LOVE! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Eli said...

wonderful card!

Darlene said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers. I look forward to seeing more of your work next challenge!

Heide said...

Lovely creation! Loving all the sparkle. great flowers. Thanks for joining us at TSB.
Hugs, Heide

Dawn said...

Leesa, this is sure to big a huge smile to the recipients face with out a doubt!
Such a beautiful creation!
Thank you for sharing it with us at My Grafico in our Monthly Anything Goes Challenge!
Dawn xx

Helen said...

Thanks for being our guest designer! :0)
Helen x

April said...

Another FANTASTIC work of art!! This is very very beautiful...I love your handmade flower!!! Thanks for joining us again at TSB challenge!

Pankti said...

Gorgeous card.. I love the distressed look of the card and the inside of the card. Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico.


Rebecca Ednie said...

So pretty! I love the vintagey rose image! Thank for playing with us at the OCC last week! Sorry I'm late visiting!

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