Monday, 9 November 2015

Pearls & Lace

Morning all and welcome to the latest challenge over at Ooh La La - chosen by Avril and it's

Pearls & Lace

A lovely feminine theme and perfect for the decoration of the card I made to celebrate my son's, girlfriend's 21st!

So, in a change from the norm, I did not use an Ooh La La image, instead I used a family photo then co-ordinated it with papers off 2 Ooh La La CD's. ( The Shawn Jenkins Collection and The Paula Oakley Collection to be precise available here.)

I love making cards using old photos, but it can often be the hardest bit getting papers to match, that's why it was so handy having so many CD's to hand.

My card also encorporates lots of die cuts for the embellishments and obviously the compulsary pearls and lace.  Then to finish off the birthday set, I made a little gift bag to hold a Nomination charm.(Tutorial Link Here)

So that was my take, the DT ladies have some beauties on the main blog page so do check them out too.

Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Die cuts and/or punches - die cuts
Papertake - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Nov - Anything Goes - with lace

...and just for completeness, here is a photo of the birthday girl at her 21st party;


brenda said...

Lovely bright and fresh colours Janice, you have carried the yellows from the little ones coat beautifully. Looks like the birthday girl had a great time.

B x

Wendy L said...

Great card for our challenge, thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. xxxx

Sarah said...

Such a great card Janice, love how you picked out that gorgeous yellow. Bet Chloe loved it xx

ursula Uphof said...

Love how you used the photo Janice, a great idea.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT

Pat K said...

Fabulous card, made extra special by the photo. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs, Pat K xx

Michelle J M said...

Such a pretty card and memento for Alan's girlfriend. The way you have framed the photo is gorgeous and the papers go so well with it. Michelle x

Linby said...

What a fantastic and personal card for a special occasion. I love how you matched the papers to the colours in the photo, great little bag too.
Lynn x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card and matching gift bag Janice, the papers co-ordinate beautifully with your photograph and you have added some lovely die cut details.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Janice
Terrific card especially incorporating the photo.
What a lovely couple they make.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Janice! I am sure she will enjoy it very much! It is so sweet. Love the dies. They are awesome!

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah thi is fabby, what a great card, I bet she loved it. Love Hazelxx

Sue B said...

Sorry I'm late commenting on this hun… Wow! what an awesome 21st Card… such a lovely photo of Chloe, and you've picked papers that match beautifully! Love the pretty die cuts and flower. And the matching gift bag looks really sweet with it! I bet she loved this! :-) Wow! love the last photo too... isn't she a stunner.... SO beautiful… and Alan looks very happy! ;-)
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Ribbon Girl said...

The years have flown past haven't they - a lovely card for a very pretty 21year old - - thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge - good luck - Mary x

Wynn Walton said...

Love how you've used the photograph and everything co ordinates beautifully. Wynn xx

Aurora Aurelia said...

Gorgeous project.. love your colour choice and design.. and specially the cute photo.. <3 Thank you for joining our 21st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again on our next challenges.. And good luck at the draw.. ;)


Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

What a beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie