Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Wild flowers @ CD Sunday


I'm getting ahead of the game here with a Mother's Day card - but once I put all the elements together I realised it would be perfect for my MIL this year.

I've used The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady cdrom by Crafters Companion. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this cdrom, as I always love all the artwork, but when it comes to making a card none of it is really what I want to use. 

I put the elements into MCS software and printed the main backing paper out and the bottom ribbon separately. The bow originally had a bird on the ribbon and I substituted the same daisy image and also imposed the wording on the main image. The ribbon looks very realistic - but it's printed!

Finished with tiny Tattered Lace butterflies (can you spot them?) a spellbinders hedgehog and sentiment die. The stamps are from a Paula Pascale set.

Thanks for looking, I'm entering this card into the CD Sunday challenge which is for Wild flowers. I'm also popping over to the snippets playground with it as the dies were cutting using snippets.

14 comments:

Jane Willis said...

I feel the same about the Country Diary images, they seem to be so "complete" it's hard to think of anything creative to do with them, and yet they are so gorgeous it seems a pity not to use them. Your little die cut hedgehog is lovely, a perfect complement to the image
Jane

sue-b said...

How lovely, love the layering and that very cute hedgehog, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
sue-b xx

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Lynn, loving those pretty flowers and gorgeous papers!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card. I feel the same about the CD's I have - there are a lot of elements on a page that if printed I would not really use. I am trying to get to grips with Serif Craftartist professional at the moment. Lynn x

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card that I'm sure your MIL will love, great digi detail too, clever you.

I have just bought my first CD and to be honest, glad I had it on sale. Still have to venture to make anything with it, love the images, but I think I'll be the same as you " I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this cdrom, as I always love all the artwork, but when it comes to making a card none of it is really what I want to use."
Faith
x

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card that I'm sure your MIL will love, great digi detail too, clever you.

I have just bought my first CD and to be honest, glad I had it on sale. Still have to venture to make anything with it, love the images, but I think I'll be the same as you " I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this cdrom, as I always love all the artwork, but when it comes to making a card none of it is really what I want to use."
Faith
x

Carol said...

It seems we all agree about this CD . Some bits are great and some not so. I did spot the butterflies but admit I had to magnify. A lovely card though and thank you for joining in with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Shaz Earl said...

Lovely card, thank you so much for sharing with us at CD Sunday, hope to see you again
Hugs GDT Shaz x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a pretty design Linby. Love your use of pp's. Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Di said...

Love this really pretty card, and you added Spike too :)

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Very elegant x

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, but I have to say, that hedgehog makes it perfect! Jx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Linby, yes I spotted the tiny butterflies and love the hedgie, Cathy x

Jocelyn said...

A lovely card. The ribbon really does look real and I love that little hedgehog - very sweet.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT