Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Birthday Wishing Willow.



Apologies in advance for the last minute nature of this post (but you know me).  All week long I knew I wanted to post an entry into this week's The Shabby Tea Room Challenge, because I thought the inspiration pic was super lovely, but as per my usual...I plum forgot.  I forgot that is, until earlier today, that I had intentions of creating something for this challenge.  You should have heard my scissors clicking and Cuttlebug clanking (yes, it is that old).  Who wants to bet that not a one of The Shabby Tea Room members will even have time to pop over to take a peek before it's too late?  I don't like my chances.  Oh well, what can you do (besides post earlier in the week)?   My mojo has been rather lacklustre of late, so I went to Melissa Phillips' blog hoping for a kickstart via a CASE.  Golly is she ever good for that.  But despite the rev-up I got from ogling her cards, I realized that I didn't have much by way of supplies to match Madame's cards exactly,  so I created my card from a mishmash of "near enough" crafting supplies that I had hanging about.  The willow is from the fantabulous Waltzingmouse Stamps' Blessed By You set.  Talk about a goodie, chock-full of really special sentiments and, of course, that natty willow tree.  The other bits and bobs are from Papertrey Ink.

The brief for this week's The Shabby Tea Room Challenge is to create a project inspired by the following photograph using White or Cream, Neutrals, Silver and Glitter. Ooh, and if you squint, you might just spy the glitter I placed on the corrugated layer at the top of the card and the willow is bedecked with silver discs, just in case you were wondering. *wink*  I have complied, really.  Bit of an odd time for me to go the less is more route now isn't it?   Talk about a recipe for gorgeousness, that inspiration pic.  Not sure how great mine will taste though.




But most of all, thanks for cruising by.  I appreciate your visits so.

20 comments:

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hello Jen, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog & leave such a lovely comment. I am really enjoying making these tags & after the disaster of the first one, I'm coming up with quite a few ideas.

Your birthday card is gorgeous. The willow looks so pretty with its gems & the corrugated card is a perfect addition. I hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Karen C. said...

Lovely card design, Jen. The willow tree and gems are so striking and the corrugated paper creates a vintage look. So soft and pretty!!

Smita said...

Gorgeous card!! Love that bit of corrugated paper... Well, I am perennially short of supplies so I can only understand :-p

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Hugs,
Smita

BethieJ said...

Jen your birthday card is BEAUTIFUL!! Great take on their challenge!!!
Happy Holidays!! Have a GREAT day!

Terri said...

Very nice. Love that tree with the rhinestones.

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card. I love the painted corragated kraft card.xxx

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful, as usual. I think I would recognize your cards anywhere. I love that willow tree as a birthday card. And your scallopped, painted, corrogated header is just brilliant.

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the corrugated panel at the top of the card. The twine is divine & perfect with the corrugated. Love the placement of the sentiment.

Stephanie said...

Jen......This is gorgeous! Love the touch of bling on the willow and the cardboard that was added to the top! It's just perfect!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Your willow looks incredibly beautiful!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you used & your layout....excellent work Hun & TFS!!!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Jen. I love the willow tree. We had a lot of then in AL all along the little ponds. They love water. :)
Hugs~

Gayatri said...

Wow! Love the rustic look, Jen! Particularly love the corrugated cardboard and the string bow and the rhinestons on the willow.... Love everything about your card. You do beautiful vintage cards, Jen!

Cori said...

This is very pretty!

I am your newest follower and I hope you will follow me back over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

Thanks and can't wait to see more of your work!

Retro Dolly said...

Wow! Love the texture on this card! What a wonderful surprise this card will be for someone!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, this is stunning. I don't know anyone who is better at using texture through different patterned papers than you Jen. This is just a gorgeous card and you used that willow tree! I love it.

Amber said...

Gorgeous! Love the distressed look and the layout is fabulous!

Deb said...

Beautiful!

Denise said...

This knocked me over! WOW! Jen - SO beautiful and absolutely perfect!!