2/16/2012

CR84FN #48 ~ I'm Still Here!

I'm still here! Sorry to have been MIA for a few days. We had an unexpected death in our family and I just wasn't in a much of a creative mood. I've gotten back in to the swing of things today though and am playing along with the CR84FN challenge. 


These beautiful spring colors brought one thing to mind...my mom's birthday! Her birthday isn't for a few months. But the two of us have shared a few of them together at one of our favorite places to visit ~ Mackinac Island. While our men were on those manly fishing trips in Canada, we were drinking in the beauty of the island and smelling the fragrance of the lilacs that were in full bloom! They are my favorite flower on the planet! 


This card began with a wisteria cardstock from Bazzill covered with a pretty green floral panel from lilybeedesign: picket fence . I die cut the lilacs (from the same paper pack) using a MFT die. The pretty filigree border is PTI. One is brushed lightly with a soft gray ink while the other was cut from the text portion of the lilac paper. My tiny postage stamp is a PTI die as well cut from a scrap of decorative paper. The wooden crown comes from the Etsy shop called The Porkchop Show; some former winnings. Perfect for my sweet mom!! I hand cut the little sentiment banner stamped with a PTI stamp. I love the subtle touch of shine from the lavender pearls and chunky button.

That's it for me today friends; errands to run! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit ~Lisa

21 comments:

Marie said...

Lovely card, Lisa. Lilacs are my favorite flower and you have presented them beautifully. That edging looks fantastic on top of the doily. just the right touch of shine. Missed you so glad you're back!

Tracey McNeely said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Unexpected is always so difficult. Be strong and good to have you back. -hugs.

Just gorgeous Lisa.You captured the essence of the inspiration-photo beautifully. Lilacs are one of my favourite flowers too and only a few more months until my backyard will bloom.

Karen B. said...

Sorry about the reason that you had to take a break from crafting for a while, I hope your heart is healing. Your card is just beautiful, the texture on it is amazing.

Mara Campbell said...

The colors are gorgeous! I love the crown and the pretty layered flower. Sorry to hear about your loss.

Mynnette said...

Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! Prayers and hugs sent to you and your family!

This card is STUNNING! I LOVE the patterns and that half doily is awesome! Gorgeous!!!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Lisa. Your mom will love it! Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Sorry to hear about the death in the family. Hugs~

Lisa said...

You are the queen of sweet details, Lisa! Flower, crown, boirder punch, doily..wow! It all looks so fabulous together!
My heart goes out to you and your family- so sorry to hear about your loss. XXX

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Love the rhinestone studded crown! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, first so SORRY about your loss. Second, your card is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE every single detail - the FAB crown, the lace doily, the flower, the pearls and button! Did I leave anything out! GORGEOUS! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Lisa. The colors work so well. I love the pretty flower and that crown!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lisa, this card is super pretty for your mom. I LOVE that crown you chose from etsy with your winnings - lucky duck! And those LilyBee papers are just gorgeous.

So sorry to hear about a death in the family. :(

Michelle Champion said...

Sorry for your loss. I hope that you and your family are doing well.

Your card is simply beautiful. You have great talent.

Cyndie said...

This is a lovely card Lisa--I love how you have used the challenge colors. Such pretty patterned papers and lace! So sorry for your loss--wish I could be there to give you a hug! Here's an e-Hug.

Andrea M said...

Lisa, this card is stunning! What a fabulous mix of details!!! WOW!

I am so sorry for your loss.

Ally said...

This card is really beautiful, Lisa. I love all those little dainty, pretty details you've included here, and your use of the colors is fantastic. Great job. ;-)

My condolences going out to you and your family. Hope you are all blessed with an added measure of peace and comfort. ;-)

~Tammy~ said...

So so sorry for your loss!

On a happy note your card is knock out gorgeous! Wow girl you really used the colors beautifully! So many pretty design elements!

Joanne Leddy said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have lost a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

This card is beautiful, Lisa! I have lilacs around the apron off my garage and the scent is so wonderful .... I love them too. We have a long weekend planned this summer at the Grand Hotel. I'm be sure to think of you while I'm there. It's such a lovely place, isn't it?

Denise said...

I love all the pretty details and sweet embellishments on this card, Lisa. The sparkly crown is a perfect touch -- something special for someone special. Thank you for all sweet comments you always leave on the blog - you are a wonderful encouragement and I so appreciate it! HUGS.

igła i nitka said...

Sorry to read about the death in your Family.

This card is really beautiful. Especially these details make it special:)

Deborah Frings said...

Your card is just so, so pretty - lovely layers and textures! Thank you for playing along with CR84FN! And I'm so sorry to read of your loss - sending hugs x

Brenda said...

Love this shabby chi design Lisa! I could not make that to save my life! Love the flower!