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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Just Because

(Clear It Out Challenge 12-2014)
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A "just because" card.
The colors are not showing up correctly - especially the greens should be more pastel.
We are overcast today and I could not achieve the true colors in photographing :-(

I promise! It started out FLAT.

But I could not escape myself.

The rose cried out, sobbing hysterically to be used.

I could not refuse.

Love the creamy dreamy Embossing Powder. Even though it is not "detail" powder, the Cosmic line works really well on detail images.

Now my card is not flat for mailing.

The solid green cardstock is actually more the color found in the patterned paper on top.

Don't forget my March blog candy
It's a great gift certificate to a wonderful on-line shop!

Products Used

Sentiment by Verses BB0506-E
MS Swirling Lace Punch
Sparkle N Sprinkle Cosmic Semi-transparent Embossing Powder E121
Spellbinders Labels Five S4-229
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms S5-086
Cottage Cutz Greenery dies

Gratefully submitted to the following fabulous challenges:
  1. Created With Love Challenges - #77 Think spring (spring colors and flowers) 3/13
  2. Crafting from the Heart - #9 - Anything Goes with Favorite Colors (my favorite color combo is green and pink) 3/13
  3. Tuesday Throwdown - #186 Stitching (sewn around the edges) 3/17
  4. Crafters Cafe Challenge - #54 Use Flowers 3/18
  5. Deep Ocean Challenge -  #73 Lace and Pearls 3/23
  6. Shopping Our Stash - #134 Sentiments Only 3/17
  7. Die Cuttin' Divas - #156 Luck of the Irish (3-17) (Dies Used are listed below, different sizes were used in each die set)
  8. Ladybug Crafts - (Mar 1) Anything Goes - (Apr 1)
  9. Papertake Weekly - (Mar 11) BINGO (gems, free, lace -- or -- Lace, punched shapes, flowers) (3-16)

A little glimpse of my backyard last week:

Hope you enjoy a wonderful day!


Brenda said...

Beautiful backyard flowers!!! Love your new header too :) Another pretty card - the stitching is a nice touch and it wouldn't be a Donna card without 3-D LOL

Olga said...

WOW, way beyond gorgeous!!

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Donna. Your rose is gorgeous, I love the colour scheme and such pretty detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another stunning beauty! You're amazing the way you put things together Donna. Love the stitching detail and the lace and your delicate little rose finishes off this card to perfection.

brenda said...

I love pink and green as a colour palette Donna and this is beautiful and your stitching reflects the pattern on the DP so nicely.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The lace is just divine.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Ab Fab Designs said...

Love everything the stitching,rose is lovely great Layout
Hugs xxx

Emily Lauritzen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the lace and pearls with the soft pastel colors! And I'm so jealous of your yard! It's green...with flowers...oh I wish I had that right now instead of a snowstorm...*sigh...
Anyhow, thanks for stopping by my blog!!!
<3 Emily L.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great card you have made Donna, I love it, great design and beautifull toughtfull words!!!

I love your great gardon , super!!!I love especially your beautiful flowers!!!


Reusing with Quilling said...

Its Beautiful ! I loved the colors.I can totally understand how we start with flat card n then end up with not so flat one :) !

Benzi said...

A gorgeous card and I sure don't blame you for using that pretty rose. It's a wonderful addition.

Look like the azaleas are blooming in your yard...very pretty.

It went from 75 degrees here yesterday to 48 today. Yuck! No azeleas blooming here...just daffodils and maybe my crocus. I'll have to check.

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful use of colour, love the sentiment and the gorgeous pink shade! Definitely had to have the rose, lovely to see something so beautiful! It is finally starting to feel like Spring here, it's amazing how much better you can feel when it's not raining lol! xx

UTs Hobby Time said...

Such a sweet card. The pink and green color combo make the card very unique and beautiful. Rose looks very pretty.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Donna with gorgeous lace,

gr karin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, gorgeous card, the roses are a perfect addition to all the other details. Love the lace, pearls and sewing. Your new blogger head is also very beautiful. Winter has come back in a blizzard today, arghhhhhhh. Hugs, Shirleyx ps.. very pretty flowers in your backyard, wish I could see something like that here :) x

Marsha said...

What a beautiful masterpiece. Gorgeous lace, colors, embellies, everything! Thanks so much for entering the Created With Love Challenge.

SHartl said...

This is so very beautiful, even if it's not flat (smile). I love that color combination of green and pink and of course the lace trim is beyond gorgeous!

Paula said...

Beautiful card Donna. I love all the soft touches, the lace and the flowers with the sparkle.

pam said...

gorgeous card Donna, love the colors beautiful layout and your rose is gorgeous.
also love your back garden..

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a lovely and beautiful card Donna !!! Always , always love everything you create !!!


cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Donna, such a pretty colour combination and lovely sentiment. I love your gorgeous lace and embellishments.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Donna this is absolutely stunning! I so love the contrasting greens with the pink tones. I think that helps to make the card more attractive along with the lace and bling and other elements. And, adding the rose was a perfect addition too. Thanks for sharing your talents again!

Shirley said...

Just so darn lovely, De!! I am in love with that lace, the DP, the flower, the sentiment, and oh well, the whole card! I saw those flowers and was very jealous until I remembered where you live!!! ;-)

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous sentiments only card, all the different elements are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the challenge.

NanaConnie said...

First let me say that I just love your new blog banner. So springlike.
The card is magnificent! That lace is incredible and the rose, despite that it means the card isn't envelope-friendly, is a fabulous embellishment for this card. Loving the pink and green combo and I'm so impressed with your perfect stitching. Finally, thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown this week, my friend.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Stunning card Donna! Really lovly colors and embellishemnts. Thanks for playing Bingo with us at Papertake Weekly :)

Monica said...

I love your new header, Donna. And what a lovely sentiment on this card. The rose looks perfect and it is quite flat. Lol.

Sue said...

Love that color combo and that gorgeous lace. Sentiment is lovely.


Anne Temple said...

Beautifully done! Love the soft colors and that lace is gorgeous. (I'm jealous of your flowers - and your green thumb. Mine's black lol). :-)

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh goodness Donna this is spectacular Oh I love the paper and the sentiment. the lace the pearls and finally that beautiful rose just makes this card so wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Created with love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Enjoying all your pretty plant pictures. Your yard and front step look delightful. This card is just gorgeous. I love the color combination and that rolled rose is awesome.
Bear Hugs,

chrissy xx said...

GOrgeous! What FABulous colours and I LOve this lace and the pretty stitching..Does that rose not realized it by crying out it will eventually have togo to a new home lol.
LOve your flowers..Thanks for sharing.

fiona walker said...

Wow a beautiful card and loving the lace chosen and the colours.
Thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Crafting from the heart challenge blog and hope to see more of your work soon.
Blog co-owner at
Follow us on facebook at!/groups/craftingfromtheheart/

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well here's another one I missed! Beautiful - that lace is so eye-catching. Love all the details and the beautiful stitching too. Pink and green - my favourite colour combo. Gorgeous borders you used too!

Your back yard is lovely - so bright and sunny too. Can't wait for spring!


Pat N. said...

That's a beautiful Just Because card. Lovely embellishments.

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, isn't that pretty! I'm just in love with the tulle you so frequently use on your cards. The designer paper is just lovely. Isn't it funny how it photographed correctly but not the cardstock? Camera tricks! The lace is simply gorgeous, and I'm so glad you stilled the sobbing of the poor little rose. It looks so happy now! It's wonderful to see that peek of spring in your photograph, too. We had another beautiful day Sunday, but raining again today. That's okay. I have one azalea with big pink buds showing, lots of green popping out. Lovely!

Kimberly S said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the flower and the beautiful lace you've added, and the stitching is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

Lynn's Place said...

Beautiful card...HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us @ CIO challenge blog...don't forget to link us in your blog...

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT


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