Saturday, June 19, 2010

For The Bride

I finally feel like it is summer here in New England! School just finished on Thursday so I now have lots time off before I work at summer school. It is hot and sunny here also so that summer feel is all around New England. I can't wait to get out in the garden and also just create and play making cards.

This card I just finished for my niece's bridal shower. I had a really hard time making a bridal shower card. This is the third different image I stamped for it. I love my Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps so I should have used them first and saved myself s lot of time. Next time I'll remember! I used pegs from 3 different sets to make the heart.

I couldn't find any DP that went well enough to use behind the heart and it was too plain with just the colored CS so I decided to just use an embossed back round. The heart has Stickles dotted randomly on the flowers all around the heart but this time I also added the mini pearls for a little extra something. The funny thing is they show up in the picture but IRL they barely were noticeable because of all the sparkle from the Stickles. It turned out so be what I consider a fairly simple card but that's okay for a change. My niece liked it so that's all that is important.

These are some wonderful challenges that fit my card

By The Cute and Girly June Challenge-This challenge is something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I used the something old. I have had these peg stamps for many years and still love them as much as when I bought them. I also used my favorite blue (Bliss Blue) that is been gone for a long time from SU.

Charisma Cardz Challenge 24-This challenge is all about the bling. The wreath in my card is covered with Stickles so it really sparkles though it only shows up a bit in the pic.

Crafts and Me Challenge #6-The challenge is to create a card for someone in your family or a friend. I made this card for my niece for her bridal shower.

Crafty Angels Challenge Week 38-The challenge this week is to use your favorite stamp. These Rubber Stamp Tapestry Stamps are definitely my favorite. I own over 24 of the sets.

Crafty Ann's Challenge #17-Emossing of some sort is the challenge. I used my Dotted Swiss embossing folder to dry emboss the back round!

Cuttlebug Challenge-This challenge is to create a bridal card or something related to a bride. I did a bridal shower card.

Lexi's Creations Challenge 16-This week the challenge is to use something old. I used my old Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp sets and my old but Favorite Bliss Blue CS.

My Time To Craft Challenge 95-"Xtra Special" is the challenge, to create a card for someone special or a special occasion. My card is for both, I made this for my niece for her bridal shower!

Paper Play Challenges Week 24-This week they would like us to use "something old" for their challenge. I used some old Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps and my fav old CS Bliss Blue!

S2G Twisted Thursday Challenge #61-This challenge was to use something old, my old is these RST peg stamps and my retired Bliss Blue CS.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #88-This challenge is to create a wedding or anniversary card.

Sweet Stampin Challenge # 31-This challenge is to create a "clean and simple" card. This card is as clean simple as I make, no sketch used, no DP and not a lot of embellishments like usual!

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge-The challenge this week is to use embossing on your project. I love my Cuttlebug embossing folders so this was a fun challenge to do.

Res-Q Challenge 50-This is a great challenge this week! They are celebrating their 50th challenge by letting us pick from their fav past challenges. I picked RESQ #41 The Mental Health Break, use pastel colors and your fav image. I love hearts so I created a heart image out of flowers.

WOW lots of great challenges fit my card this time. Be sure to stop by and see all the wonderful creations made by lots of talented people, and be sure to leave them some love!

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Bliss Blue CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks: Ass't SU ink colors
Accessories: Heart Nestie, Bow Easy, SU Ticket Corner Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Recollections Sticker Pearls, Stickles, JoAnns Pearl String and SU Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I created. Your wonderful comments mean a lot to me so thank you very much for them, I really appreciate each one of them.

Happy Creating,


Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely stunning Mary - sometimes simple is the most effective and I just love this. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

joey said...

Hi Mary

this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous details, fabulous stampwork and I just love it :O) thanks for sharing with us at sweet stampin


gina g said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

TracieB xx said...

Stunning card Mary and the colours are fab. I really must have a go with the tapestry stamps we have now lol.

Thanks for joining us at SCSC

TracieB xx

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sylvia said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the pastels and the softness of this. Wasn't the Cuttlebut Wedding Affair so fun.

Peggy said...

This is why I had you make the card!! Great job as always Mary.

Denise said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! I love the pastels and the ribbon and pearls! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Diane J said...

You've made a stunning card...its so beautiful. I love the colours you have chosen for your tapestry stamp heart.
Diane x

Claire said...

Wow, a real beauty!! I love everything about this card and the tapestry stamped heart is gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Crystal said...

Mary WOW this is one BEAUTIFUL Bride card!! gorgeous soft colors and love how you stamped that image!!!

Kate said...

I oo'd and aah'd as soon as I saw this card it's lovely. Thanks for including it at By The Cute & Girly this month.

** Kate **

mamichelle said...

This is so pretty, Mary!

Lexi said...

Such a pretty card and love the soft colours..thanks for playing along at LC

Hugs Lexi xxx

Julie M said...

Lovely card, Mary. Perfect for a bride to be. I love all the layers, texture and that lovely stamp.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

iReneM said...

Such a pretty card, Mary. I love the pearl detail and the soft colours
Thank you for sharing it with us for Crafty Ann's challenge


Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautifully designed card. Such pretty colours. Just perfect! I'm sure your niece will be delighted. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Beth said...

Hi Mary,
Love Love that card the soft pastel colors making up the floral heart are perfect for a bride your card has a lot of detail and I think it is awesome.
Thanks for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenge this week.

Meda said...

That is very beautiful and looks like lots of work to achieve all those details. Thank you for joining the cuttlebug challenge.

Vee said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Anonymous said...

Completly `Beautiful`
Thanks for joining in with the cuttlebug challenges


Deirdre said...

Simply stunning - love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

The Wired Angel said...

Stunning seems to be the word of the day.. and I agree. You did a fantastic job creating a very stunning card. Hugs, Peggy x

Denise said...

Congrats Mary! You won the giveaway on RESQ Challenge and are the featured card for next week! Email me at with your address! Thanks for playing!

Denise said...

Congrats Mary! You won the giveaway on RESQ Challenge and are the featured card for next week! Email me at with your address! Thanks for playing!

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card Mary.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the stamping. Thanks for joinging us over on BTC&G. nnalorac.