Friday, October 9, 2009

Friends with Flair Friday....


I am sorry that I haven't been around much this week...It's school holidays here at the moment and the whole craft thing has slowed right down considering that my sister Cindy is staying with her 3 kids. We have been to the Monarto Zoo and the movies and shopping... But I couldn't miss out on doing one of my most favourite things and that is Unity's

Friends With Flair Friday....

So a really quick post it is then....

I ummmed and arrrrred about this card and I admit that it is not one of my favourites...You know when you have great ideas and they just don't turn out the way you hoped...Well this is one of those times. And since I ran out of time to do another card...I am afraid you are stuck with this.....




So, I stamped and embossed the sentiment and then went around the edges of the white card with the Dandelion flower and then distressed it... But you see this is the thing I don't like...To me it looks a bit crowded and if I had the time I would of distress the card in another colour...But I didn't have the time and just went with what I had...LOL!



Stamps: Unity, September KOM
Paper: Jillibean
Ink: Black Versafine, TH Distress Ink-Walnut
Technique: Distressing, Embossing
Accessories: MS Border Punch, Ribbon

So that's my card for this week... Now you really need to go to Angela's blog and checkout ALL the ladies that are participating this week in
Unity's Friends With Flair Friday...

Thanks For Looking!!




35 comments :

Cheryl said...

Oh Donna, I LOVE this!! Gorgeous color choices, love that border....great job!

Have a great weekend! : )

Yvette said...

This is just beautiful Donna! I love the brown/black combo! You did a fabulous job!!

You've been missed! :)

Erica said...

I think the card is gorgeous. I think it would be good if you would have distressed in another color too, but I think that it look wonderful as is. Glad to hear you are having fun with your sister and family. Share some pics if you have any! Hugs!!!

Christi said...

I can see your point about another color making it pop more, but I don't see a darn thing wrong with this card...it's gorgeous!!! smiles...

Stephanie Zito said...

Donna I think your card is gorgeous! Love the colours and I don't think it is crowded! Sounds like you had a busy week! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jen Shults said...

Donna you are crazy girl. This card looks great! I love it. I love how you used the dandelions around the edge and the dark colors... that's kind of different for you but it's working! I've been missing you since you've gotten so busy. You better get your bum back on the computer next week. ((Hugs))

Judy Rozema said...

I think it's so funny how cards we are not personally in love with, everyone else REALLY loves! That happens to me all the time. But anyway, I REALLY love this!! It's so warm and rich!

Alison said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! It's lovely! I really like the browns. It's unusal for you, but wonderful!

Unknown said...

You silly girl Donna, we are our own worst critic! This is a wonderful card and I love that background paper!

Rachel B said...

What a great idea for the dandelion flower around the edges. Love it! Love the colors and distressing!

Rebecca said...

Oooooooooh, I love what you did with this! Stamping the dandelion around is *pure genius*! And (as always) I love your color combos! inky hugs!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!

Unknown said...

just amazing, I lvoe it.

WickedPixie said...

I think it is beautiful! It's funny how we are sometimes are harshest critics! :-)Traci

NinaB said...

This is very pretty.

Jessica Diedrich said...

I know exactly what you mean about a card not turning out the way you'd pictured it to, but trust me, all we see is beauty! This is stunning, Donna!

Diane Jaquay said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

AJ said...

isn't that quote awesome? i love it!!!
and your card is fabulous! :)

Lisa H. said...

well, I think it is lovely! I love the colors you used. tfs!

Valerie said...

well, you may not be happy with it but it is a gorgeous card! I give it kudos!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Ann said...

I don't think it looks crowded at all! I love this card!

Angie Blom said...

wow!!! I love this.. a piece of art is what this is Donna. love it enough to frame. just beautiful. Now I have to try this.have a great weekend. Xx

Laurel said...

Wow this is gorgeous!

joslyn said...

really nice card. love the black and kraft. i am such a fan of kraft. thanks for all the nice comments you leave:)

Jacqueline said...

This is so beautiful! I really love the flowers stamped on the sentiment panel and I really think the colors are quite perfect...so soft and gorgeous! The edge punch and ribbon are such a perfect touch! This card is so you, sweet and beautiful! Love you!

Randi said...

First off..you are SO incredible!! I am so flattered by your comment. I consider it a huge one coming from someone as super talented as you! You made my day! Heck, my month! :o)
I have to totally disagree with your opinion of your card! I wouldn't change anything! You are such a pro at distressing. You made it seem as if that sentiment is glowing! Only you could take a sentiment and make it look that exquisite!!

ANAT S said...

Donna,
this card is Gorgeous!!!
love this!!

Sam said...

I think this is an AMAZING card Donna...I am so pleased we got to be 'stuck' with it ;-).

Your capture of it is stunning too. I felt like I could reach right out and touch it. Magic.

Love the sentiment, and those wee Dandelions. Cute.

Have a great weekend,
Sam.

Bekah said...

Donna, You are crazy! This looks great, the shading is perfect!

Jodi C. said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Not crowded at all to me.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

As always this is just beautiful!

Eve said...

I love how all your colors blend together effortlessly!

ellepaulette said...

This is just flat out lovely. So beautiful!!! I love it all! :)

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous card...how true it is too. As I tell stories of my boy at work, I have a coworker who often states that she wishes she had enjoyed all the little things about her kiddos. :o)