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CR84FN #35

Hello everyone,

How was/is your day so far?
Today I finally had the chance to finish my card for the challenge over at CR84FN.
The moment I looked at the colors I knew I wanted to make a card for Marcels' mother; she will be 72 years on August 13th.
We're celebrating her birthday in the UMCG;  Marcels' father is still there and it's the only place to get together and share some time with my in laws, my SIl,  her children and our family. Just a small party, not too long. But Marcels'mother definitely wants to eat cake and have a good time. My in laws really want to celebrate this special day.

Over to the challenge!
Just look at the gorgeous colors:





I decided to create my own patterned paper with different stamps from my favorite brands....
A polka dot stamp and a floral stamp from Darkroom Door; seam binding from Pixie Dust Paperie , some sittching and a heart-shaped pearl from my stash:





One of the Text-it stamps from Waltzingmouse stamps and more stitching.
The sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases set from Waltzingmouse stamps:




My sister Jacqueline ( you know the bride from yesterday :)...) gave me a package with doilies; this is a quarter of one of them. The flower is from Prima; I hope it's not too much pink. The outside of the flower really is lavender...




I'm very pleased with the final result.
Here is my card:




Off to post my card...
Enjoy your day/evening!

Stella

Comments

Brenda said…
Such a gorgeous card Stella! I am pretty sure your MIL is going to be really thrilled with it! I hope the birthday gathering turns out really well!
Tante Käthe said…
Beautiful Stella, I love the way you placed that doily :)... and you do know I just go anywhere for polka dots :)

Hugs
Majo
Lin said…
Lovely, Stella, so soft and elegant!
Sasha said…
Your card looks, pretty, soft and feminine, Stella. Perfect for a lovely sister. Super papers, stitching and gorgeous flower. I love the way you used your doily across the corner. A very elegant card xx
M@rjan said…
Fijn dat je deze af kon maken en wij mee kunnen genieten! Want het is me toch een beauty! Ik vind je papierkeus, het stikwerk en de mooie bloem en doily en en en... nou ja, je snapt het: hetvis een pracht kaart!!
En wat zal je schoonmoeder hier verguld mee zijn!

Groetjes, Marjan
VanessaB said…
what a beautiful card! so soft and pretty and elegant, too. love the colors and all the details you put into it. happy birthday to your MIL. :)
Lynne K said…
Gorgeous colours indeed, and a gorgeous card you've made with them, Stella. I love your style - always so pretty, with exactly the right embellishments. The flower is perfect, definitely not too pink! I hope your family have a lovely get-together for your MIL's birthday.

Hugs, Lynne x
I like the vertical patterned papers, and the doily in the corner. Very pretty, STella!
Inger said…
Wowww this is gorgeous Stella!!!
I'm sure she will love this beautiful card very much.
So feminine and elegant - love that pretty flower!

♥ Hugs, Inger
Debgem said…
Stella - this is so pretty, full of gorgeous details - love the stitching, the texty stamping, the damask and polka dots - all super. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN! I'm sure your MIL will love it!
Sue Lelli said…
Oh Stella, I just LOVE the patterned paper you created! Such a PRETTY card! LOVE the tiny piece of doily and that GORGEOUS pink/lavendar flower! LOL! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!
Heather Jensen said…
You made such a beautiful background with the Darkroom Door stamp. Marcel's mother is sure to love this. :)
Thank you for joining us this week at CR84FN!
Hugs~
Andrea M said…
GORGEOUS card Stella!!! I'm sure your MIL will LOVE it! It is so STUNNINGLY beautiful! WOW! Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN as always!
Maria said…
A delicate beauty indeed, Stella! Love your choice of papers! The flower and doily landed for a perfect spot in the corner...great touch! Wonderful use of the colors...love it!!! Take care and hugs! Happy Birthday to your mother-in-law!:-))
Beautiful card Stella! Love the pretty blossom and fab doily! Surely your MIL will treasure this beauty! Your stitching looks fab! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)
Sylvia said…
Beautiful card, Stella! I love the colors and the flower color is perfect. I am sure you MIL will love it! Hopefully she will have a happy day!
Ros said…
Oh Stella ... this is so beautiful ... really gorgeous ... I love your flower and your stamped background ... it's a perfect take on the challenge too ... I'm sure this will be treasured by your MIL ... very creative my friend xxx
Gisèle said…
Stella, this is really beautiful...your flower is gorgeous, not too pink, and your papers are all gorgeous...She will love it...
Cheryl Nelson said…
This is so LOVELY! Happy birthday to your mother-in-law!
lynn said…
love your bkgd stamping mixed with the doily and flower--it all makes such a pretty bday card, stella:) hope the day is wonderful!
Linda R. said…
This looks gorgeous.. I just love these colors and that Doily looks wonderful in the corner..

Hugs, Linda
Linda B said…
Oh so beautiful, Stella. The colors are amazing... especially that of the seam binding! Lovely work!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
That is such a pretty card, love the soft tone and feminine touch!
Audrey Pettit said…
Oooh, I LOVE this! What a gorgeous card, Stella! Such a pretty color combo, and you just rocked it. Love the patterned paper you create with stamps. Love the flower and the doily. Love it ALL!
Oh Stella this is so pretty with the large rose and doily. The green polka dots and ribbon add such a nice contrast. Your MIL will surely love this and I hope she has a womdeful birthday, :-) Amy
Wendy ten Hove said…
Hi Stella,

Wat een prachtige kaart!! Erg mooie kleuren! En mooie details! Die tekst past er zo mooi bij qua stijl, helemaal super! Tja, het weer is niet best, maar gelukkig zitten we dan binnen zaterdag! Ik wens jou nog heel veel sterkte, Stella, in deze tubulente tijd!! Ik denk aan jullie!

Liefs, Wendy
Pauline said…
Stella, this is a beautiful card for your mother in law. I hope you all enjoy your celebration, and your FiL is comfortable xx
Gitte said…
Oh my it is sooo pretty and soft. Love the colors and the beautiful big flower
cbuswell said…
Really gorgeous, love the flower, so delicate.
Joanne Leddy said…
Polka dots, script, a beautiful flower ... oh my Stella - this is just gorgeous! Happy Birthday to the lucky lady who has you as her daughter-in-law. And my prayers are with you daily.
Ira said…
Jemig, ik loop gigantisch achter! Paar dagen teveel werk en een pracht van een migraine erbij die maar niet over wou :-) Kom ik lekker neuzen op jouw blog, zie ik deze prachtige kaart! Heel gaaf met dat groen erbij!! Is ook meteen de kleur van de hoop, goed gekozen!! Ja, daar mag je zeker zeer tevreden over zijn, die is gewoonweg super geslaagd!!! Alvast van harte proficiat met je schoonmoeder morgen en ik hoop dat jullie met elkaar toch een mooie dag hebben! Heel veel liefs, Ira xxx
~Tammy~ said…
Oh my will your MIL ever enjoy this! This is stunning and I love the doily in the corner! :-)
kasia c. said…
Oh my! THis is fabulous! I love the look of the polka dots mixed with the doily. Yum!
:)
Beverly Montez said…
Stella
Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am just starting to stitch on my cards--so much fun.
OMG!! I have to tell you--I grew up in the Holland, Michigan area and my elementary school was "New Groningen"!!!! When I saw where you were from, I freaked out! LOL
hugs,
Beverly
Sandra1968 said…
Een beauty!
Groetjes, Sandra