Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Happy Tuesday everyone,
Well after a super busy weekend with my March of Dimes walk and my cycling tour, having very little sleep over the past few days and a bad rain storm yesterday I am happy to be able to be on the computer and catch up with you all. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are now ready to do the next Midnight Madness challenge. We are almost at our 1 year anniversary already and for me the time has gone by so quickly, how about you?
All the girls are wiping the tears away today as we have to say "cheerio" to our sweet Carolyn who has so many things to take care of on the home front that she has made the decision to step down from the DT. We have been so blessed with her kind hearted nature, her never failing creativity for all things beautiful, and her sweetness. For me she is like a sister, one who shares so many similarities with me, sometimes it scared both of us. Her devotion to her family shows the beautiful person she is. We will miss you girl, but will stay in contact for sure....you don't get rid of us that easily! Take care of what's important and we will see you soon!

Congratulations to our winners this week. Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#18 Sue Drees
Our Remarkables Awards go to
#2 Valarie F
#25 Leigh
#35 Charlene
#37 Risa
#39 Holly
#43 America
Our weekly sponsor is D'amour Allure
Our monthly sponsor is Sunflower and Dragonflies
My card this week was inspired by non other than our very own lovely Linda who made a gorgeous dress card a little while ago. I fell in love with the dress template and decided to give it a go. The template is courtesy of Gini Owen
I made an easel wedding card in a monochromatic color and I have to say I love how it turned out.
The dress I made out of recycled textured cardstock and layered lace underneath to give it a feeling of a petticoat. There is plenty of stitching on this card, and I added some flowers, swirls and leaves for a little extra dimension.
The bottom part of the card I used some tulle in pale pink underneath the flower then added the sentiment, flowers and butterfly pin with a touch of blue.
Dress template by Gini Owen
DP from Sandylion - Heritage paper Music
DP for dress - K&CO Elegance
Flowers by Prima
Sentiment by Craft Essentials Love and Wedding
Lace from my stash
Pin from Joann's
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Easel card (repeat something) - I repeated the flowers and music dp
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D something (the dress)
Little Red Wagon - Ruffles (on the dress) Not sure if I made this one on time!
Other Lovelies - Use a Punch on your card (leaves)
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Stitching
Kraftin Kimmie - Flowers
Caardvarks - Monochromatic
La-La Land - shabby Chic
Papertake weekly - Something different (first time using a template - dress)
Polka Doodles - Monochromatic

Enjoy your day!


  1. Hi Charlotte
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  2. Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

  3. Oh' This card is a Stunning Creation, your detail is amazing, breathtaking work, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  4. My goodness...I don't know what to say. I have never seen such a dressed up card before in my life. This is absolutely FATABULOUS...if that is even a word! I love all the die cuts and especially the cream on cream effect. Just over the top! Tracy~

  5. Charlotte, I LOVE THIS CARD! I have to make a bridal shower card for my niece this week & I was totally stumped. You have inspired me my friend. This is stunning and I will have to "case" this lovely card for my niece's shower! Lovely through and through!

  6. Hi Charlotte, wow, I am just blown away by this beautiful creation, any bride would love this fab card its utterly gorgeous with so much detail too, hope you and yours are fine and dandy, happy crafting, Sue xx

  7. Charlotte, This is just lovely...colors of papers were spot on. Thanks for entering this week at OSAAT!

  8. This is an amazing card Charlotte, its just beautiful and would be lovely for anyones wedding day love Arlinex

  9. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I'm awe struck.

  10. Charlotte! This is so beautiful!


  11. Exquisite! thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

  12. WOW! This is so pretty that my language do not have words for it.


  13. Wow - this is just completely gorgeous!! Love everything about it! ~Maureen, La-La Land Crafts DT

  14. Charlotte - this has got to be my favorite all time card that you have made. It is beyond exquisite. What a breathtaking creation. I absolutely love it! Beautiful job this week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  15. Charlotte, Woo this one is looking gorgeous, I will try it sometime this year. This template is so pretty. Such a pretty wedding easel card, the flower pin and embellishments make it so perfect:) xox ~Jeni

  16. oh wow this is gorgeous, so creative, thankyou for joining in with Craftycatz x carol

  17. Stunning card with all your amazing details -- this masterpiece belongs in a shadowbox for daily viewing!

  18. Wow Charolotte, Incredible!! love love love this card.. It is classy shabby to me :) Love that you stayed with the same colors throughtout. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  19. So beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at La La Land Crafts!

  20. wow hun this is just stunning breathtaking could sit and look at this all day bless you for joining us at OSAAT amazing love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  21. Wow Charlotte!! This is gorgeous!! I just love the textures and sheer elegance of it!! So many exquisite details!! Your rock girl!! What eye candy here!! Awesome take on the sketch!

  22. This is such a pretty, soft and feminine card.
    I totally agree with Chris, it is so elegant and exquisite. Beautiful work!!!

  23. Charlotte, absolutely stunning. What a beautiful Wedding Day card you have created and what a lucky couple will receive this labor of love. Just wonderful, so many elements and details........LOVE IT!

    Sue Drees

  24. Oh, my friend...I have to say I love how this turned out too!! How gorgeous! Sheer elegance...absolute perfection. Can I say more??? I tear up reading your post almost as much as when I had to do my own. I feel about as close to you as a sister too. It was incredible how many things in our lives were so eerily similar....and really right down to our style of preference in crafting too. I swear that I think we had to have known each other in another life or something. I don't think I could walk away from this friendship. It is meant to be, and I treasure it greatly. Thank you for all that you have added to this last year for me. I am so very blessed with my MMDT family. You will always be close in my heart.

    Hugs and blessings to you always my sweet friend!

  25. Thud!! This is just stunning, Charlotte!! What a beautiful vintage wedding card! The design and details are beyond fabulous!!
    Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

  26. Oh I just had to say that this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the details and the color you used. wonderful!!!

  27. Lovely card!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your card with us this week at La-La Land Crafts!!
    :) Irina

  28. This is just over the top gorgeous and stunning. Would you share the dress template? I looked on Gini's blog but didn't see it anywhere. That is just awesome!

  29. Gorgeous card you have made! Absolutely gorgeous! The card has beautiful details.

    Hugs from Victoria

  30. Oh my giddy aunt Charlotte - this is just divine - I recognised that dress as soon as I saw it and LOVE IT! LOVE the monochromatic - it is just sheer elegance Charlotte! Your flowers could not be more perfect too - I am loving everything about your gorgeous creation - who wouldn't love to receive this! Thansk for being such a fabulous inspiration girlie! {{{hugs}}}

  31. This is a stunningly beautiful card Charlotte. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT.
    Sam x

  32. OMGoodness!! This card is absolutely STUNNING!! Fantastic work Charlotte!! I am speechless!! :)

  33. Your card is absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.

  34. Charlotte ~ This is one beautiful wedding dress and card!! Just AWESOME!! Love all the white and all of your beautiful embellishments!! GORGEOUS!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  35. Stunning just stunning. I love the texture on this card.x

  36. What a fab card and beautiful flowers :)
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT and don't forget to check back later today to see the new challenge, find out who won this one, and for a very special store anouncement. Good luck!

  37. FANTASTIC vintage card!!! WOW I love all the details!!! Thank you for entering your card to the FTTC!!! Hugs ~S~

  38. Charlotte, this is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous detailing and so beautifully vintage! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  39. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT xx Clare (DT) x

  40. Really beautiful card.
    Thanks for entering the Polka Doodles Monochrome challenge.


Thank you for leaving me a comment, they really make my day brighter!