Friday, December 7, 2012

Special card for a special friend

Hi, sorry I have been absent for so long.  The remodel keeps moving through different phases, I get things put back together then it gets torn up all over again.  The end is in sight, thank goodness!  
I made this card for my friend Celeste from Celestina Marie Design to thank her for the exquisite hand painted ornaments she sent me.   The image is from Gecko Galz , I printed it on matte photo paper to capture all the beauty.  The paper is from Shabby Cottage Studio also printed on matte photo paper.   I have been admiring the use of gauze on other blogs,  I sprayed this gauze with some Tattered Angels glimmer mist, I made the hat pin from items at Pizzazz Aplenty.   
and the vintage ribbon charm is from my Mothers costume jewelry box.   I used my Perfect Layers square and rulers to get the nice square cuts and borders.  (use my link and coupon code Bove5%, you will save 5% on the Perfect layers rulers and get flat rate priority shipping. 
  If you are looking for some great ideas for Christmas presents, all of the above links are places I can vouch for, they all have beautiful items to get or give.
Thanks for looking and I hope to be posting more frequently in the future.  I am entering this card into Beverly's Pink Saturday, thanks for hosting Beverly, also into the Gecko Galz Blog Challenge. 
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  1. This is just beautifully designed. Gorgeous colour combo and lovely little finishing touches. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  2. This is just exquisite, Diane! LOVE the gorgeous pink gauze -- and I must remember to use mine!!!

  3. Diane, this is just a stunning beautiful card. Your friend Celeste is going to cherish it.

  4. This is a totally beautiful and very elegant card, Diane, love it! I am sure Celeste will be thrilled to have it! Big hugs, Valerie

  5. Oh this is gorgeous. Those delicate little touches such as the gauze (I love gauze) adds to the beauty of the image.
    Stunning card.

  6. wow the card is drop dead gorgeous and am in love with the beautiful main image. Your friend will adore it. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  7. Diane, Celestina will love it, it's so beautiful. Hugs, Linda

  8. just lovely, diane! i really like the pink gauze--i've never tried the gauze, but, i love how yours looks!
    happy weekend!

  9. Such a royal card... stylish, vintage and charming.
    Good to have you crafting again.

  10. Love your choice of image and paper and the embellishments are wonderful!

  11. This is gorgeous...what a beautiful image :)

  12. Gorgeous card Diane! So elegant! Your friend will surely love it!

  13. I was going to send you an e-mail to see how you were feeling! I so hear you about the house thing and mine has not advanced! Sad! This card is gorgeous and will be so enjoyed! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Diane, this is one gorgeous card, I am sure it will be treasured, sure have missed you, glad the finish is in sight. Hugs, hugs, hugs

  15. Morning sweetie, ohh this is just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

  16. Hi Diane,
    I just love my card and will cherish it for all times. It is so beautifully created by you and all the details make it extra special. I know all the thought and elements that went into this card and I so appreciate your thoughtfulness. It is a treasure just like you my friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  17. Dearest Diane,
    Celestina Marie linked back to your blog, so here I am visiting you.
    Lovely cards you create. Do you have a link that leads to more of your creations?

  18. Wow great works!!! I just found your blog and I like it!!!
    I follow you!!! If you want to follow me would be very happy!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥


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