Sunday, 19 April 2015


It's been a while since I just made a card, not for a DT project or a specific person in mind, but the other day I had time so I did!

Think I'm inspired by all the lovely images in the new Ooh La La CD - The Paula Oakley Collection.  There are so many gorgeous images on that CD, and I never realised they were all hand painted by Paula.  Well I never really stoped to think about it actually, but when you do, you realise just how lovely they are!

So starting at the beginning of the CD, with the very first image, I chose Agapanthus - a gorgeous purple flower which was great fun to layer up in decoupage.

Backing papers were also off the CD - and look - an insert too - all printed to match the papers used and you guessed it, off the CD!

The card was then finished with lace and pearls and will be entering the following challenges;

CD Sunday - Purple Crazy
Fantastic Tuesday - Pearls
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Pearls (320)
Card Mania - Flowers
Woopsie Daisy - Flowers
The Corrosive Challenges - Floral Frenzy


Wynn Walton said...

Beautiful card Janice. The images on the new Paula Oakley CD are stunning and as you say all hand painted. They defo have the wow factor. Thank you for taking part in our special challenge for Wendy aka Purple Crazy at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

brenda said...

I do love Agapanthus Janice and love the blend of colours - not unlike a new top I bought in the hope of warmer days.

Enjoy your Sunday.

B x

Sarah said...

Ooh, so pretty and the lace looks gorgeous too, just the right colour. xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Janice, l planted and agapanthas last year and it did nothing but l noticed some 'unusual' growth in the border yesterday and l am hoping it has grown this year.
Hope you are ok and sending you some hugs x Susan x

Liz said...

Lovely card. The lace and pearls are a perfect finishing touch. xx

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,lovely details and

Christine said...

A beautiful creation and I think this CD will be going on my wish list. Love the image and your beautiful lace. Thanks for joining in our tribute to Wendy (Purple Crazy)
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

Sue B said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Janice… I love the layers on this card.. such a beautiful flower!!! the lace and pearls are perfect with it! :-)
Hope things are ok with you
Have a good evening
Big hugs, Sue B xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Janice
Oooh, what a pretty card. The flower is beautiful.
Love it!
Good luck in your challenges.
Ang x

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Janice - I love Agapanthas the colour is so gorgeous.
Hope you are ok and live is being kind to you and yours.
Debs xx

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

coops said...

so stunning janice.gorgeous floral image and your soft colours are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Janice! I love that image and the fabulous layers, beautiful lace also!!
Hugs, Tammy

Jocelyn said...

That is really pretty - such a lovely flower and I love the lace and pearls.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Anonymous said...

Hello, A lovely project. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnightCreative Moments Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
Chrissy DT Member

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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful card hun...always nice to make a just because card
Have a great weekend
Hugs Shell xx

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sue-b said...

Beautiful card, love the Image and layout, great card for our tribute challenge to Wendy(purple crazy). Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
Sue-b xx

starcyl said...

Such a pretty card, I'm pleased you have joined us for our Purple Crazy challenge over at CD Sunday and best of luck.

Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh this is fabby, what a great card, Love Hazelxx

Carol said...

I am also on a journey of discovery with this new CD. You have chosen a beautiful image for our challenge.
Thank you for joining in with us in our celebration of Wendy.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card and gorgeous image