Monday, December 8, 2014

Gossamer Wings...Just One of Those Things

Just a card this time. No personal sharing about my crazy but loving sisters! No whining about DIY projects gone awry! No more grousing about over use of bling! No more griping about creating a Christmas card homage to Star Trek and Star Wars!

Today, this post is just about the card! Oh and inspirational friends! My sweet blog friend Julie at Rainbow Days reminded me that there is a challenge at Lavinia Stamps to create something using a Lavinia image and incorporating flowers. Well her work is ALWAYS over-the-top gorgeous! So getting inspiration from her is always easy peasy! While I doubt I will ever manage to create 'gossamer wings' I did manage to incorporate flowers while using a long neglected item from my stash: Flower Soft. Thank you Julie!

What with a shop dedicated to 'wands and wishes' this could only be a birthday card for someone who appreciates gossamer winged fairies and sprites!

Soft Flowers
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Autumn Rose
~Layer of DCWV mat stack Once Upon a Time
~Strips of coordinating Once Upon a Time as frame to striped ribbon
~Lavinia digital image colored with Copics; die cut and embossed with Spellbinder Labels Two - edges smudged with Hero Arts Soft Sand
~Flower Soft
~Vintage button from 'the button bowl'
Challenges | Inspirations
Lavinia Stamps - add a flower
Retro Sketch - sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - color inspiration
Scrappy Hands - birthday

Thanks for clicking by.

Here's to unearthing long-unused had-to-have items in my Bubble stash, mentally playing Sinatra tunes, and banning whining (at least for a post or two)!

Nancy in Iowa 


  1. Wow Nancy! This is just beautiful! I love that image - the little houses are so cute. The flower soft looks great!

  2. Ohhh Nancy, flowersoft is something I've never used, I'm thinking maybe I should try some though. I love how it's "made over" the window boxes on your Lavinia image! Thank you for the mention my lovely blogging buddy, and thank you also for joining in with the challenge this time. Have a good week, Julie x

  3. What a super card Nancy! Love the bright Fairy shops and the sweet Flower Soft flowers.
    Thank you for entering the Lavinia stamps challenge, good luck
    Karen (DT) xx

  4. Ooh fab card! Gorgeous colouring on those fairy shops and the flower soft looks brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps, good luck! Xx

  5. oh yes! flower, soft what a clever idea, your card looks so pretty, good luck on the challenge
    warm wishes from california
    Bibiana (DT lavinia)

  6. OMGosh this is so stunning, I love it.

  7. Great card - love the colours. Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  8. Great card, love the image,thank you for joining us at soc .good luck
    Caroline dt

  9. What a pretty that you've coloured the fairy shops so brightly. Thanks for joining in with the December challenge at Lavinia Stamps.
    Barbara xx

  10. Beautiful Card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Hands


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