Saturday, 8 March 2014

Swan Song

Hello.  Welcome.  Thank you all for your lovely comments you have left on my posts.  I really do appreciate the time you take to visit and it is so nice to know that you have enjoyed my crafty endeavors.  Your comments are little ray of sunshine so thank you so much for visiting my little bloggy corner. 

Joan, formerly of Joan's Garden, has started up her challenges again.  I really enjoy Joan's challenges.  She does a little recipe that really makes you think and put things together that maybe you usually wouldn't.  Well, it works like that for me.  I missed the first couple but here I am with my card for number three.  Joan's recipe this week was embossing folder, green and white and an oval.

I letterpressed a piece of green card using Sizzix Damask embossing folder and Distress Mowed Lawn ink.  I used Cheery Lynn Emperor Swan Doily die to cut the aperture and backed it with paper from DCWV Cherry Limeade stack.  Then I cut the swan in white and used DI to colour the frame.  I added Cheery Lynn Tiny Bubbles Border.  All the flowers are Cheery Lynn dies: Wheat Heads, Build a Flower #1 for the leaves, Build a Flower #3 Embellishments for those tiny little flowers and Cuties 2 for the big flowers.  I added a ribbon and a double bow and some more of those tiny flowers cut from the DCWV paper.  All the pearls and the pretty brad are from Storyteller.  

Joining the fun at

Thanks for dropping by.  Off to finish my entry for The Craft Barn's Q&L challenge.  Where did that two weeks go to?????...........


  1. Iona, this is just so very classy. What a wonderful background you have created and perfectly embellished the Swan. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  2. Gail, I am so happy to see your post with your beautiful card. You certainly accented the swan so nicely. I also love the bow at the top. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this week's challenge.

  3. This is just amazing, Gail. Love the Asian theme and your swan is absolutely gorgeous! I want to visit and play with all your toys in your craft room! ;-)

  4. Iona Very gorgeous card. I love that swan doily and the wheat. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Design challenge. Good Luck to you

  5. Lovely lush greens on this beautiful card,fabulous die cuts too.

    Sylv xx

  6. Beautiful card Gail - will vote for you. Best of luck. Ann x

  7. This is stunning! I'm not keen on green, but your card stands out in the thumbnails. Beautiful images and such depth of colour. Love it!!

  8. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card at Country View Crafts Paper Chase Challenge the design is fabulous xx


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