Saturday, January 08, 2011

Eleven Elements ...

That's the challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room this week ... to me it sounded kinda daunting ... but yesterday I made a card for my friend's daughter ... Laura who celebrates her birthday in a few days ... ... and my SIL was looking at it and asking how many papers I used etc. and that caused me to count my elements ... Yahoo! eleven! Really? ... well I counted a few times to be sure ... here we go ...

1. Card stock (printed in vintage cream)
2. Four different papers ( all SU) ... makes 5 ...
6. Crafty Secrets image
7. Stitching
8. Satin ribbon
9. Tape measure twill tape
10. Black tulle
11. Silver and pearl embellishment
Yep ... eleven ... so here is my card ...


I used to take care of Laura ... she kind of grew up with Mikey ... like brother and sister ... often playing but mostly fighting and squabbling! So I taught her to sew ... to cook ... all things creative and girlie ... which proved to be a waste of time (LOL!) and now she is leaving to travel ... so she will appreciated this card and the memory behind it ... and no doubt have a chuckle ...


Before I go ... I wanted to just mention something about Facebook .... I've have a few requests lately to be "friends" which is so nice ... and I have no problem in accepting these requests ... BUT ... I don't usually put anything on Facebook ... Now call me paranoid ... but I am soooo wary ... See, when I lost my Mum ... within days her identity had been stolen ... When I should have been grieving ... I was fighting to clear her name ... it took me 9 months ... It broke my heart all over again ... she never owed anyone in her life ... and bills were piling up from some ruthless evil person, that probably new her and lived near her ... someone she probably trusted ... So forgive me if I do not correspond via Facebook ... ignore requests to give out information etc.,  you might think this strange ... me being a blogger an all but that's just me ...

Till soon 

~ Ros ~ 




         
                          

14 comments:

Stella said...

This card brought back some sweet memmories of me and my mother. Thaank you sweetie and I think you already know that due to the memories I love every piece and bit about this card.It's breathtaking.

And about Facebook? I undertsand it and I know what you mean.

Have a lovely day!
XXX

Michelle said...

I'm speechless!!! I LOVE the mix of papers and the center image!! Great use of the twill ruler!! Beautiful!!

Ira said...

I'm completely in awe over this one Ros, it's magnificent! Your fab image to begin with and your ribbon treatment, of course! Don't worry about feeling strange, you're NOT (I feel the same about Hyves, Twitter and the whole lot). I'm sorry to hear that you've had to put up with all this trouble, it's hard enough to lose your mum...
Have a great weekend, Ira x

Debbie said...

So pretty, Ros ... I especially {heart} the twill tape and vintage SU papers! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Wowzers!!! This card could not be more GORGEOUS! LOVE everything about it!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Ros! Love the big bow and gorgeous Vintage embellishment!

Linda R. said...

Ros, this is so Beautiful. All 11 elements that you used work perfectly together.. And your little image is so cute!

Hugs, Linda

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a fabulous card, ros! i love the papers and that twill ribbon is so yummy! love that vintage image and pretty button on the satin ribbon. thanks for sharing!
i hear ya about the internet. that's a shame that people do such things these days. i'm so sorry you had to go through that especially at a difficult time.
big *hugs* to you, sweet friend,
steph

kerenbaker said...

Such a gorgeous card! I recognise the papers too!! The picture is so sweet- I have one of those sewing machines still- just too beautiful to give away. How horrible that you had to deal with that situation- I don't blame you for keeping your info to yourself.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a pretty vintage card Ros, love all the darling details, the beautiful jewel brads, the measuring tape ..... I can go on and on....

Maria said...

Oh my...just so LOVE this card!!! It is truly amazing! This brings back memories for me also. My Mom loved to sew. I love how you incorporated the twill...so so cute!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Ros... you are amazing!!!... you did !! you nail it again...simply beautiful!! and my fave part is ...its so vintage... I just love it...xoxo

PapierGirl said...

Oh Ros...this is absolutely beautiful! I love all 11 elements - I especially like the way you positioned the tape measure ribbon! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

workshopofniili said...

this card is simply a masterpiece! Ros, you're amazing!

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