Wednesday 12 May 2010

Jack and Jill went up the hill

Where's this week going ? All those jobs I was going to do 'tomorrow' remain undone and suddenly the wedding is the week after next......scary or what when I think what's to be done, not least wearing in my new shoes that still sit in the box.

But that's the least of our problems.........the Matron of Honours dress is somewhere between here and Paris where she lives. She came over for fittings twice and as there is already so much to take over for the wedding including the four girls bridesmaid dresses, they said they would send hers on when the final adjustments were made. Initially they said it was delayed because of the Volcanic Cloud.....lame excuse it seems because now they have no idea where it is other than "in France". So panic is just beginning to set on as her dress and the other four have been made in identical material so no way we could match it up at this late stage. Another call to the dressmaker shortly as she promised faithfully to track it down today.

Crafting, well just a bit and a card for some challenges. ABC challenge who are up to "U for Unused Stash - a stamp that I 'had' to have when I saw it forever ago and never inked it up, Cupcake challenge who want to see "Buttons", Tuesday Taggers who want us to go "Outside the Comfort Zone" I said in my last post working with circles is something I avoid like the plague. And I have followed the sketch from Creative Card Crew for the layout of my easel card. And finally The Crafty Pad would like us to "Give it a Punch".

The stamp is from Stampabilities KR1042 Jack and Jill which I stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear and coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Marvy pens. The plain circles is cut with a Nestie thorough the Big Shot and the scalloped one is a Marianne stencil. The gorgeous double sided Crate Paper DP is one of the new designs and the middle panel of the front of the card is a plain piece of linen card embossed with Swiss Dots folder then lightly inked with a chalk eye pad. The border and corners are Martha Stewart are doily lace trim, the largest flower yet another of the new ones from Magnolia and a couple of smaller ones from my stash. And finally tiny buttons across the bottom border strip.


Liz Corrigan said...

Brenda this is so lovely, from the colours of the papers to those little butterflies flying across the bottom of the card.
Hope the missing dress is sorted today.
Rosie x

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours, papers and flowers. Hope the dress has been tracked down. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad.

Pat xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,
Were have all the crafters gone....don't you think it's pretty quiet out there, I wonder if it's the nice weather we have been getting lately.

Lovely card...I really like how you added the buttons and Butterflies, the flowers are gorgeous too, they stand out so well on the paper.

I hope everything get's sorted for the fast aproaching wedding, I bet it's a really stressful time for you all at the moment.

You asked if I decided on the stencil in the kitchen, well I decided to leave it plain for now, not really sure what to use so thought best leave well alone, you wouldn't believe how many coat's of paint it took to paint over the birds, TH wouldn't go
And Pete did tell me, my craft life is more than enough in the conservatory...and he was not ready for me to start adding it to the rest of the
The best thing was Brenda, he never noticed the birds till I pointed them out, I told you my Men are blind when it comes to the

speak to you soon

Fleur said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous, the colours are fab, and what a great image. Love it. Hope you ok.
Hugz Fleur xXx

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Brenda,
I hope the dress turns up very soon. Doesn't time fly when somthing important is happening.
Your card is stunning! I love all the brilliant detail.
Clare x

PatR said...

Stunning card Brenda. The image is fabulous and coloured so beautifully and the colour combo is wonderful. Think I may have to use these colours
Hope the dress problem is soon sorted, you must be a nervous wreck. I'm sure all will be well for the big day.
Pat xx

chris said...

hi B
love your jack and jill stamp not see that one before,love how you have coloured it with your good ole prismas, arnt they great.
hope to seee you soon love chris xx

Hannapanna said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours and the image is adorable. Beautiful details too. :) Hugs Hanna

Zoechaos said...

Well if you did'nt tell us we would never know, had not thought about it before realise now circles have been a bit absent. Card is everybit as lovely as all your cards. hope the missing dress turns up in time bit of time yet but best get those shoes on it'll be a very long day if they pinch. Thanks for stretcing with us at TT this week. (((Hugs)))

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, fabulous card, love that vintage image to, and the papers are gorgeous. I hope that things start to come together and nothing goes wrong for the Wedding in a couple of weeks time. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

pinky said...

What a cute little image to have stashed away, don't know why you don't do circles, this is just lovely. Crikey hope that dress turns up, or all hell with break loose! Keep calm and get those shoes on.

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Brenda, I love the stamps. Such a pretty scene!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Brenday - great layout and fabulous image. :)

Thanks for joining us at the crafty pad and good luck. :)

xxDebbie CPSdesigns

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda - love the card ,especially the scalloped circle.I love the pink and green and the image is delightful,reminds me of books when i was young.
I hope the wedding plans all come together i am sure they will - what a gerat wedding without a little bit of stress lol!
Hope you have those shoes on now as i type !
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

Beautiful card! I love your circles and that colour scheme is gorgeous too! Hope the dress arrives at the right place soon! Good luck with the remaining preparations x

Unknown said...

Brenda this card is gorgeous. I would never think you not confi working with circles.
I cross my fingers for the dress lol hope to see some pic
Thx stepping out of yr confort zone

Merry said...

What a beautiful how you have offset the circle with Jack and Jill. I hope that dress is found quickly for you.

Lynne K said...

Your card is enchanting, Brenda. With a perfect circle! (You should do more circles!) I hope the missing dress turns up quickly, and that everything goes well for the wedding. x

MommyScraps said...

GORGEOUS card Brenda!!!

cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun so love the iamge and once again your attention to detail just spot on hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Rufus said...

Oh that's just what you don't need! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that they find the MOH's dress and get it to you ASAP! It will still be a beautiful day and this will make a great story in a couple of years! Honest!

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
This is beautiful from the papers,layout and the image..I love it..Hope you got the missing dress sorted out...
Mandy xx

Linapyssel said...

Magic once again Brenda! The image is so beautifully colored and the butterflies...lovelly!!

I really hope the dress and everything gets to you in time and that you can enjoy the preparations instead of beeing stressed. Remember to breath ...and maby have a plan B!!!
In a few years this will be a memorie to share and talk about, but the main thing is to enjoy the big day!!
Many hugs to you Brenda wish I could pitch in and lend a hand to you with all the preparations!!

Silli said...

Hi Brenda, your card is so cute, love all the red... fabulous work...alway. HUGS

Sarah said...

Wow this is gorgeous, beautiful colours xxx

Anonymous said...

awesome image, and great card, love your embellies and papers, you always rock your cards and challenges!

lisa said...

A gorgous card, Brenda. I love that trail of butterflies.
A Wedding wouldn't be a Wedding wthout some sort of drama would it. I really hope her dress turns up, I'm sure it will. I can't believe it's nearly here, I remember you talking about it months ago, where does time fly too!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card.

Claire Phillips said...

Not sure how I have managed to miss so many gorgeous cards again! The image of Jack and Jill is adorable and I love how you have framed it!
There definitely is something to be said for honesty when you misplace something.....hope the dress turns up and I can't wait to see some photos! Cheers Claire x

Liza said...

Great work, I love the design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very pretty
you have made a beautiful card


Sue said...

Hi Brenda, a beautiful card, lovely image, gorgeous papers & layout, sue,x

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Brenda, this is just so so adorable. Love the image, DP's and the design. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. Hugs Suzi x

Enfys said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love that image, it looks vintage. Start wearing those shoes girl, otherwise you will suffer - this is the voice of experience speaking,
big hugs
En xx

Annie said...

this is such a sweet card and I love the Jack and Jill image. enjoy your weekend,
hugs, annie x

craftimamma said...

For someone who hates circles Brenda, you sure make a good job of them. This is a gorgeous card.

Lesley Xx

Michelle said...

A lovely card and A fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle