Friday, April 23, 2010


Happy Friday!
Are you all ready for the weekend? Do you have anything special planned? I have a busy weekend scheduled as on Saturday I will be walking 4 miles to help raise money for the March of Dimes and on Sunday will be cycling with the Dutch club...just for fun! My son will be with me and my mother-in-law too, so I'm sure by the end of the weekend we will be exhausted! The weather forecast says it will be close to 90 degrees so I will be sure to take lots of sunscreen and water. My sweet hubby is off to Talladega to watch the Nascar race, and their forecast is for rain!
Onto my card! I had a special order from a friend of mine to make a card for her mother's 80th birthday and this is what I came up with. I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady during her trip from England back in January, so I hope she will like the card. The only request was for pastel colors which of course went well with me as most of my cards are pastel! I don't do too well with darker shades even though I wish I did....I can never get them to work very well! This beautiful and well known verse was given to me by the lovely Priscilla and I'm really happy with how this card turned out using the verse, so thank you for that. The thick style envelope was also made with one of Priscilla's templates and was perfect for this card.
I made a gate fold card as I wanted to be able to put some special details on the inside too. The dp is just so pretty and I wanted to really show it off. I used stitching, dry embossing, dimensional stickers, a flower stamp and small half pearls. The pink satin ribbon actually ties like a book or journal to make it like a little gift the recipient can unwrap.

Challenges I entered this in
Creatalicious - flowers and wings
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday (inside the card)
Pile it on - Spring (colors and flowers)
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I'm sure she'll love it!
    Lovely soft colors and flowers.
    Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

  2. OH Charlotte! I absolutely LOVE this! Yes, I truly love the pastel colors also! I on the other hand, don't work well with pastels ... lol! I'll keep practicing ... I sure have lots of inspiration from you. :) Your friends mom will LOVE this as well ... how beautiful of you to make this gorgeous card! And the words on the front of the card gave me goose pimples ... I kinda got choked up a little reading it. Yes, if we could all live by those words, we'd all be good to go. :) Everything about your card just *sings* to me. I LOVE IT!

    Now as for your 4 mile walk ... I give you tons of credit my dear friend! I'd be worn out by a block. LOL! But it's for a great cause, and you have a great heart. :)

    Thank you for always inspiring me Charlotte ... I always look forward to seeing the new things you create. :)


  3. Beautiful card and verse, I am sure your friends Mother will love a handmade card from you. Looks like you will be getting some exercise this weekend! Jane

  4. wow, this is so very pretty, great details...have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Hi Charlotte - this is beautiful! I love all of the details, the soft colours, the stitching, flowers and the fabulous sentiment - I need to get hold of that sentiment!!LOL! Gorgeous inside and out! Love it! Thanks for sharing Charlotte - this is going to be loved by the recipient! {{{hugs}}}

  6. Such a pretty pretty card. The verse is great with all those soft pastel colors. Beautiful stitchings. Hope you had a wonderful time at the walk. ~Chelsea

  7. This is so very soft and pretty and your embellishments are beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!


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