Monday, 9 May 2016

Fabulous and a close call

Well I have a couple of challenges I want to enter this card in. But one of the challenges closes in about 50 minutes, could I cut it any closer. I was so busy fiddling around with my other cards I suddenly thought, mmmmm whens that challenge end, ohhh 1 hr 20 minutes.
Nothing like a bit of pressure and I love how this turned out.

My Inspiration: Michele Ferguson

What an inspiration she is. I have yet to get where she is but I am happy with what I ended up with. Thank you Michele for your wonderful inspiration.

For the flowers I went for the flowers from the Stampendous set and used the hydrangea white embossed, water coloured with soft blues and purples and die cut. I used two and layered them with some leaves. Added a ton of Wink of Stella.

In this photo the 'f' from fabulous is sticking out a bit but thats only cause the glue was still wet.
I loved the shape Michele embossed into the card front and I decided to try this, first attempt and it worked so I'm chuffed. Added a very fine strip of purple card stock to the edge much like Michele but I went finer as I had kept the purple lighter on the front of the card.
Finished off with the 'Fabulous' die cut sentiment in mirror silver cardstock.

The first challenge is

Flowers stamped and heat embossed and then die embossed on card rather than die cut.

Flowers stamped and Heat embossed, watercoloured, die cut and 
embossed die rather than diecut.

Thanks for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.


  1. This is beautiful - love the colouring on the petals and the striking gold! So glad you you squeaked in at Muse! lol!

  2. Aileen!! I, too, am so happy that you've made it in under the wire! Hydrangeas are in my top 5 favorites, for sure! Beautiful card ... Fabulous in fact!

  3. Hahah! It wouldn't be a challenge if you got in early :) Love it a the hydrangea is so beautifully coloured. Xx

  4. Nothing like being under pressure, fabulous and pretty card x

  5. Beautiful CAS style card Aileen I do so love those flowers you have used I have several Hydrangea bushes in my garden so seeing this was an extra pleasure for me
    Lorraine x

  6. Wow, Aileen ... fabulous indeed ... from the stunning, shimmery, dimensional hydrangeas to the shiny silver sentiment and the subtle embossed oval ... this is simply beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Your card is so beautiful Aileen!! Love the colors on your flowers and a wonderful CASE design! :)

  8. This is totally fabulous! The watercolored flowers are fabulous!

  9. Really beautiful card Aileen. Love the soft watercolouring with the white embosssing ... gorgeous. And great job with embossing the oval underneath. Gives the card a little somethin' somethin'! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  10. Your card is beautiful. I loVe your flowers. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  11. Beautiful CASE of Michele's Muse card, Aileen! Love how you watercolored the hydrangeas in blue and purple! So pretty!

  12. Love the colours you used on this card. Glad you made the challenge! Cara x

  13. What a beautiful double hydrangea, Aileen! Love that embossing! This is really fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  14. This is so your take on Michele's wonderful card. Your flowers are stunning.

  15. Wow Aileen you've been a busy little vegemite, love both this and the other pastel card above as well, excellent colouring skilfully done, pat yourself on the back! :)
    I'm a cut it fine type of person too, something about working under pressure!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  16. Gorgeous flowers! I love the shine on them. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous creation with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog this week :)

  17. Lovely! You really captured the colours that are in hydrangeas. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.


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