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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pink, Banana and Slate

    This week's color combination over at Inkspirational is one I've never tried before - it certainly was something different to me! I've used what I believe to be pink, banana and slate, and I've just added a little bit of kraft and a neutral colored vellum paper with music notes print - hope that's OK. I rarely use flowers and not so often a sentiment only  - this one says something like "sending you hugs" in Norwegian.
    The yellow and pink DPs came free with a magazine, the other papers are from my stash. I used a Spellbinder die for the sentiment, added 4 pink pearls to it, and the fishtail banner is hand cut. The ribbon was part of a candy I won. I added a key metal charm to it as well as two punched butterflies. The edges are machine stitched with a glitter thread - it changes colors in different lights so maybe it's more fair to say it's "holographic". Anyway, I found it in one of my mother's drawers - apparently it was something she purchased back in the 80s. Once it's all used up I hope to find something similar.
    Hope you've all had a nice Easter and/or weekend. I spent 4 lovely days in the Czech capital, Prague, a wonderful city with lots of history and the most beautiful buildings! Good to back though as I've missed crafting and all that comes with it.


    My card is for these challenges:
    1) Inkspirational - #14 Colors (Pink, Banana and Slate)
    2) Happy Campers Craft Collective - #14 Flower Power
    3) 4 Crafty Chicks - #136 Charms
    4) Crafting for all Seasons - #49 Floral Delight
    5) Cupcake Craftroom - Summer blooms
    6) Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #114 Ribbons & Blooms
    7) Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything goes with stitching
    8) The Crazy Challenge - Add a Charm
    9) Quirky Crafts - Bingo (Ribbon+Embossing+Die cut)
    10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

    51 comments:

    Mrs A. said...

    I think you have captured the colours required perfectly.Have visited Prague on several occasions. Love to watch all the sellers and musicians on Charles Bridge. Hugs Mrs A.

    Leanne said...

    Wonderful job, love it. Thanks for playing our charm challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Chrissy said...

    A stunning card Pia, wonderful stitching, love the use of the vellum, and such a beautiful design, love the colour combo too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Laine said...

    Such a beautiful creation Pia. I love to look at your cards.
    Laine
    xx

    Pat K said...

    Gorgeous creation Pia. Wonderful detail and design using such beautiful colours. Pat K x

    Corinna said...

    Love the colors and beautiful Details, it´s perfect and wonderful!

    sandie said...

    wow Pia, fabulous-glitter thread, what a find! I love seeing your cards and this is a stunner, the flowers are so pretty and love the added charm. I agree Prague is beautiful but it has been years since I have been there-time for another trip! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational x

    Wishcraft said...

    Lovely colours and a gorgeous card Pia, so pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

    karen said...

    Beautiful card Pia, love the colours together, Karenx

    Deepti Stephens said...

    Wow Pia!! very sweet card and yes! this is not your style at all but the result is awesome!!!
    wow again.. Love it so much! :)

    Lau W said...

    A so wonderful color combo ! Your card is very pretty, elegant, romantic....Love it !
    xxx

    chrissy xx said...

    JUst GORgeous! What a FABulous colour combo Pia..
    LOve this design too...
    Chrissyxx
    Must admit it's hard for me to do 'flowersl lol x

    SYLVIA-ANNE said...

    Such a pretty card Pia - the pastel colours work so well together. Absolutely LOVE it!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

    Rene said...

    This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene ;D

    Spyder said...

    Gorgeous card, love the embossing and the bow! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time round!!
    ((Lyn)) DT

    Sue - bearhouse said...

    Stunning card Pia. The colours look fabulous together. I love the papers, gorgeous details and wonderful stitching too.
    Sue xx

    scrappymo! said...

    Gorgeous card Pia! Love the pretty colours and the fab design. The addition of the musical vellum paper over the kraft is really pretty and I love the way you made the oval in the fancy die so the pink showed through!

    Sue M B said...

    Wow! this is gorgeous Pia… I love the pretty colours and the stitching around the papers looks fab! it's a beautiful design… :-)
    Glad you had a lovely Easter - Prague sounds wonderful !
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

    Donna Nuce said...

    Oh my Pia! This is absolutely FABULOUS! I love the stitching, textures and ribbon. Gorgeous!

    creatingwithpaper said...

    Another amazing creation Pia! So much detail! I love your extra little touches with the pearls, butterflies, and flowers. As always, it is a pleasure to have you play with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

    Cindy van Oorschot said...

    Very pretty Pia, Love the extra details such as the charm, and that great label you used for the sentiment. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons.

    cotnob said...

    This is a beautiful card Pia, I love that colour combination and all of your lovely details.
    Pauline
    x

    aussie aNNie said...

    Outstanding card, lovely colour combo and you have taken the challenge on well. The stitching, trinket and bow are gorgeous...x

    Mei said...

    Love the sketch you used! I love the stitching and such a great charm! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge!

    Mei
    TCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Creative Card Crew DT

    Nikki Stalker said...

    Great card Pia. I love all the layers and embellishments. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.

    Nikki

    Michelle said...

    HI Pia

    Oh my goodness, this is stunning! What a beautiful, feminine card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Em said...

    It's a very beautiful card! I just love the die you used for the sentiment, so pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
    Hugs
    Em

    KraftyKoolKat said...

    This is really lovely Pia. Great colour combination. Awesome bow.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

    Tammy said...

    Gorgeous card Pia! I love that fabulous music note bg and your beautiful color combo!
    Tammy x

    Marlies said...

    Wauw a gorgeous card!! I love the colour combi and the fantastic design! Beautiful!! hugs, Marlies

    Asha said...

    Absolutely stunning, Pia. Love love love the stitching! Glad to hear you had a great time in Prague. Beautiful city, unspoilt and timelsss.
    xxx Asha

    Sandy Trefger said...

    Beautiful card! I love the pretty bow and key charm! And fabulous stitching! Thanks for sharing at my April challenge on Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

    Patricia St Martin said...

    Pia, Just so creative and so beautiful with all those soft colors. All those wonderful layers and love the sewing and the charm.
    ♥Pat

    Jackie said...

    Hi Pia!
    I LOVE your card! Such an awesome layout & colors...beautiful job on the stitching too! Your work is impeccable! TFS!!!

    Mynnette said...

    Breathtakingly gorgeous, Pia! LOVE the fabulous elements and the beautiful style! Your stitching is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

    Elena said...

    It's so sweet! I love it!

    Heather said...

    Hi Pia, I keep clicking a 'Bloglovin' button and it tells me I'm already there ????
    Your card is beautiful, such gorgeous colours and stunning details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

    Sue Rowe said...

    I love everything about this card, so much attention to detail, the stitching, the colour combo and especially the charm - all fab! Thanks so much for joining us at 4CC this week :)

    Ruth M said...

    Absolutely gorgeous Pia, so pretty and feminine and such beautiful accents too! Great composition and layout, a truly wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Inkspirational, can't wait to see what you make for us next time! Ruth x

    Pillan said...

    Love your card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
    /Pillan

    Faye said...

    These colours are fab together. A very pretty card. X

    Skye said...

    Gorgeous card! You mightn't use these colours much but you have created a very pretty feminine card. It feels like Spring.

    Glad to hear you had a good Easter in Prague. That was one of the cities I visited last October and I loved it. Being an Australian I find the history of these places is amazing.

    Tamie said...

    A fabulous creation that is super inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your phenomenal creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Meighan Wheller said...

    Lovely card Pia. Love how you have used the colours for our challenge. Great layout and love the bow. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational, see you next time! Meg

    Deepti Stephens said...

    Congratulations Pia!! :)

    Cazzy said...

    Thanks for joining in at Quirky Crafts, your card is lovely. I have been to Prague just once for a holiday and loved it there. Please visit us tomorrow to see if you made the top three, and to find out about our new challenge.

    Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

    Caro said...

    So sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges this time.

    Shelagh McCarthy said...

    Oh I love this card Pia, Love the layout, and colours xx Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers x

    Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

    Love how all these colours work together. Such a pretty card Pia. Glad you had a nice time in Prague. I can only imagine how beautiful it was given its rich history.

    Lisa

    Vee Cassidy said...

    Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us at Happy Campers. Vee xx

    Gail said...

    I love the layout of this card, and of course, the dry embossing. This is fabulous and I love it!! --Gail