Thursday, May 24, 2012

Great Big Hugs

It's time for the Waltzingmouse Blog Party, which was delayed one week. The theme this month is "felt." Now - I am not a trendy girl. It takes me a long time to warm up to a fad or phase and pretty much once the parade has passed, then I start to get interested. 
There are four fairly "new" things for me in this month's card.

1) I used felt. I have long admired cards featuring felt embellishments, but I think this is the first time I have used it on a card myself. I made a little rolled flower with some pink felt in my stash.
2) I used baker's twine. I think I have only used this once or twice before, even though card makers have been tying one on for a few years now. I think Martha Stewart started that craze.

Sentiment from Frame-it Set, embossed in pink.
3) I made a fairly Clean and Simple Card. Totally atypical for me.

4) I made a PASTEL card. I never use pastel colours. I normally like deep saturated hues.


This card also works horizontally. How fun is that? Head over to the WMS blog to join in the fun and see all the lovely creations this month using those "little stamps that could" from Ireland!

13 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Charmaine, your card is so sweet! The pink rolled flower and the twine is the cutest. A lovely CAS design!

Marybeth said...

Charmaine , this is such a sweet dainty card, love the large twine flower you made. The colors look great even if you are not used to them. Beautiful!

Kim said...

What a beautiful card...your felt rose is so stunning and with the green bakers twine a fabulous way to finish off the wonderful rose.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply darling Charmaine! Love the felt rolled flower!

Jan Garber said...

Congrats on literally "stepping out of the box"! I like the frame you've added! Your card is so cute and sweet!

Anne-Elise said...

What a sweet card, Charmaine! Love your pink felt flower!

Deborah Frings said...

I love the simplicity of this design, the soft colours and gorgeous flower! Great work.

Julia Aston said...

It's always fun to try new things Charmaine - and your card shows how successful you were at it!! love your twine leaf/petals and your lovely rolled rose! The pink stampings look lovely with these attachments!

Super Jen said...

Love this sweet one layer card.

Jeanne J said...

I'm glad you broke down and tried the felt and the twine - I think you did great! I really love that soft pink stamping - very pretty!

Renee said...

Hurrah for new things!! :)
And such an adorably fabby card!!
Love that flower with felt center and twine leaves...
and well...
you can never go wrong with CAS! ;)
I have about 500 yds of twine...
and I always forget to use it!!
Hope it stays in fashion for about another 20 yrs! *giggle*

Lynn Mercurio said...

Charmaine - your felt flower is amazingly creative. I've seen rolled felt flowers before, but I've never seen the flower petals made from twine. Awesome job! I'm so glad you could party along with us!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is lovely, Charmaine, and I loved how you worked so far out of your comfort zone! I adore the felt and twine flower you made!