Tuesday, August 26, 2008

For a friend

This week's Created by Hand challenge is to use a tool or product you've never used before. I used my new Quietfire Design stamp, and also a pair of hinges from my husband's toolbox. This weeks challenge over at Arty Girlz is to reflect summer in our work. So I used my own sand dollar photo for this card, which will be for a friend moving to a new home. Underneath the hinged flap, I printed the following Irish Blessing:

"May love and laughter light your days,and warm your heart and home.May good and faithful friends be yours,wherever you may roam.May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours."

The Papertake Weekly challenge is to use stitching somewhere.
I added a hat pin with pearls and a Swarovski rondelle bead for a little added bling.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today!

22 comments:

carolann said...

Wow what a absolutely stunning card hun well done xxxx

Lisa Renéa said...

WOWEE! This is quite a card. So many drool worthy details, stitching, pearl pin, hinges-all of it-perfection!

Kathy said...

This is beautiful, just beautiful.

Shirley said...

This card is just so totally wonderful! I am so glad I found your blog.

Maria Matter said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Faye said...

Deborah, this is such a gorgeous card. I love your blog.

Madge said...

Hi Deborah, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. What a beautiful card you have created, with such detail and lovely elements x

Cuchy said...

This is sooo delicate. A beautiful card. M.Carmen

christine said...

Fantastic idea, , what a wonderful card.

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty, I love the lace and the beaded pin, just gorgeous

Sue said...

beautiful card...i loves it:)

sue
xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is gorgeous - love all different pieces used. Just keep looking at it!!

Jennifer said...

Oh my! So beautiful. Love the lacey edging, beaded pin, delicate sand dollar image, ribbons........it is so elegant!

Elisabeth said...

Totally gorgeous! I love the little hinges and the stitching. The details are wonderful!

My Little Space said...

Gorgeous card!

Mandy

RubyMay said...

Wow,wow,wow ! This is incredible hun !
I love it all but I especially love the little hinges you've used x

crissi said...

wow is all i can say its just lovely and the verse is wonderful, you always use the most lovely verses.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi & Julie xx

kath said...

such a beautiful card for your friend she will love it....love that image, the hinges and gorgeous ribbon...great work Deborah
Love
Kath
xxxxx

Mam said...

Ooooh, it's beautiful. I especially like the little hinges. Hmm. I know I have some of those around here somewhere!
Nancy

Yogi said...

This is beautiful. Love all the little details, lace trim, the hat pin, the little hinges. Just wonderful

Jane said...

Beautiful and really unusual, I love it!
Jx

Penny said...

Oh this is just so stunning, elegant and calming. Totally gorgeous!