Friday 17 January 2014

Fuchsia, black and white of my favourite colour combinations. I remember, when I was a teenager, my Mum had a dress very similar to this card. She made it herself in a plain 'shift style' using material that you bought by the patterned panel - and it looked terribly elegant too!

Back to today's card, I was lucky enough to win some goodies from Nessa in those very colours,and a similar pattern, so this is what I made:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square black card blank

- SU 'Melon Mambo' backing card

- a piece of the paper from Nessa along with a glossy rose embellishment which covers one of the centre roses, lovely fluffy fuchsia and black twine with a rose charm - also from Nessa

- the sentiment was stamped with SU's 'Melon Mambo' onto a snippet of white card - first with the 'dotty' stamp from SU's 'Four Frames' set which I then punched out using SU's matching 'Decorative Label' punch. Sigh, in the process I smudged where I wanted to stamp the Elzybells sentiment so I stamped that onto another snippet of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and punched it using SU's 'Large Oval' punch. I know I'm being picky but it's such a shame that the oval on the frame stamp is just a bit larger than the 'Large Oval' punch - a missed trick by SU there I think :(

Thank you again Nessa - I love my prize and might send this card to myself as it reminds me sooooo much of my Mum :)



  1. Good on you for using your prize package. That is one of my goals this year. To actually use my prizes, RAK's, and blog candy etc.

    Your card bought you some happy memories...I think you should keep it for yourself! It could be a "just because" card!

    I've still had computer has been back to the geek squad twice since it crashed.
    Such a drag as I had posts written but had not taken the photos...finally have it back and am posting again! Feels good to have it back up and feels lost without

  2. Oh good for you on a candy win. Paper is so pretty, and you've made such a chic & bright card with the hot pink & black. I know you didn't like that pink at all, did you?! Love the fuzzy trims with the pretty charm and your fancy tag sentiment is just too cute. TFS & thanks to Nessa for some lovely goodies. Hugs

  3. Very stylish and grand, Di! I think it's remarkable how patterned papers can evoke sweet memories like this one did for you!

    I think I've seen most of your posts and I haven't seen anything about your back for a while. I do hope that means you are doing well!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  4. FABULOUS colour scheme Di. Very pretty card and congrats on winning a prize.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Scrummy color combo Di - great card.xx

  6. Congratulations Miss. Love this paper too and your card. Why not put it up for yourself - at least it didn't cost the earth. Dust it off and send it out later - but not to a blogging friend! LOL!

  7. Hello Di,

    Lovely card. The color combination is great and it's so nice that it reminds you of something your mum wore (and made). Yep, I think you should mail it to yourself!


  8. l can image the dress being lovely and your card is gorgeous Di xx

  9. Oh wow, I am certainly with you on this one, my favorite colour combo, black white and hot pink.
    You hang onto it kiddo, memories are so very important.
    Computer sorted and how lucky you are as I decided that if I didn't get it back before the weekend I was going to run naked round the playground.

    Kath x

  10. Awesome color combo. That fiber is to die for! (Di for?). How cool that you used your winnings instead of just hoarding them like the rest of us do.

  11. I love that colour combo! And the twine is just gorgeous, too! Very nice indeed!

    love Mags B x

  12. Love what you have made with your goodies Di :)Beautiful card-and how lovely that you took your inspiration from the beautiful dress :)I am so glad you were the winner,
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

  13. Great candy win Di. I love the pink and black and the sentiment frame is lovely. Such punchy colours! x


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