Sunday 6 September 2015

Loving Bridal Couple And A New Challenge At Simply Magnolia

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Our new fortnightly challenge at Simply Magnolia begins today and this time around our challenge theme is VINTAGE
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Sandy from Live & Love Crafts with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner to spend in Sandy's gorgeous online store.

I have made a commissioned card.
Another Wedding card featuring Loving Bridal Couple again! 
This card took me over a week to make due to the fact that I have been suffering with a very painful ear infection of which I am still taking antibiotics. I have felt so lousy. My pain threshold is very high, but this pain has really got me down. I am getting better and starting to feel my normal self again! 
Anyway...............On to my card.

I used Loving Bridal couple from the Wedding Collection 2010.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval die.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the image onto a Joy Crafts Noor! oval.

For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour papers from Live & Love Crafts 
Other dies used are Marianne Design Anja's Vintage decoration and clock. Spellbinders lace hearts, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, La La Land cherry blossom branches, Joy Crafts banner and Billes flourishes. I have inked the die cuts with Tim Holtz aged mahogany distress ink.
The congratulations sentiment is Joy Crafts best wishes English banner text.
You can find the banner and text sentiments at Tracy's Noor UK online store HERE
I used some gorgeous embellishments on my card from The Ribbon Girl online store.
They are 65mm Louise white Guipure lace, 30mm shabby white ruffled ribbon, 5mm crystal bead string, Pk of 5 white hat pins, 3mm x 5mm oval white pearl string, 3mm white pearl bead string, 6mm hearts Ivory silk self adhesive, 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks, 40mm daisy white mulberry Pk of 5, pale pink 20mm open roses WOC, Ivory 20mm rose WOC and small white lilies.

The large bark heart, shabby white Liberty bells and letters that I have cut from a sheet of Pion studio of memories paper are from Live & Love Crafts
I painted the bark heart and bells with white Gesso and inked the letters with aged mahogany distress ink.

A close look at the flower arrangement.
I used Frantage shabby pink embossing enamel on the 40mm daisies.
The pink poppies and vanilla cupcake pomegranate apples are from Live & Love Crafts

The wooden dove is from The Works.
I painted the dove with white Gesso and sprinkled glamour dust onto it while the paint was still wet.
Lovely and sparkly.

A close look at Tilda and Edwin.
I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and adhered the 3mm white pearl string around the outside of the image.
I randomly adhered the 3mm white s/a pearl flatbacks and used Ranger white liquid pearls on Tilda's bouquet and flowers in her hair.
I dotted Tilda and Edwins cheeks with a white gelly roll pen.

Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

I hope you like my card?

My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over HERE for a peek.

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
I appreciate and love to read each and every one of them.

Have a great week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx


  1. Such a beautiful card, and so many gorgeous things to look at!

  2. Donna, I am sorry to hear you've been in so much pain but am thankful you're on the mend! Sending lots of hugs your way. Your card is another work of beauty, with endless details to treasure up in my heart. The colors are so pretty and I will forever adore the way you embellish to perfection. The wooden dove is stunning. I am sure your cards are always cherished for the unique masterpieces they are. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  3. a beautiful card Donna and hope the ear pain is soon completely gone, Mary x

  4. this is stunning! Thanks for sharing over at Craft Heaven Shop

  5. What a fab card, Donna! Love your embellishing and all the little details you added to your creation. Thank you so much for joining us at Noor! Design UK challenges.
    Hugs, Karina xxx

  6. What a gorgeous card Donna! Beautiful design and embellishment!
    Thank you for sharing it with us over at Craft-Heaven Shop Inspirational blog!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  7. Hi Donna,
    Ouch; ear-pain is horrible, last year I suffered from it on a couple of occassions and like you say it really drags you down. :-( I bet it must have been frustrating working on this card, but nonetheless it came out beautiful!!! As always; very pretty colouring, embellishments and composition. Thanks for joining LLC this month.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  8. Hi wow your flowers are just stunning !! I adore the glittery dove and their names are beautiful really is stunning every inch ;0)