Thursday, June 11, 2015

Card Design: A Wedding Card with Nicecrane Designs
Good evening to all you lovely people who have taken the time to pop by and check out my latest post!  Before I get started, I was wondering if anyone else is being spam bombed?  Normally I might get anywhere from 1 - 15 spam messages a day in my main account here at DDD.  Sometimes I'll get more but usually it is pretty consistent.  For some reason though, this past Friday I received over 50 of them.  I was surprised but then it has only gotten worse.  Over the course of the weekend I received over 250 and then each day since then, I've steadily been getting close to 200 a day.  In my other blogger aliases I'm only getting the usual 1-15 so I honestly don't know why I'm getting so many on this blog alias.  It really does feel like I'm being bombed.  Is anyone else experiencing an increased onslaught or am I in the minority here?  I'm rather curious.

Anyway, enough of that, now it is time to get on with the reason for today's post.  Today I am showcasing a special request card that I made last year. 
Of course the request came from my momma so I didn't get paid but at least there is someone out there interested enough in the cards I create, to order one.  Of course, she is my mother so she might be a bit biased. ;)  Now I had several projects created last year for Nicecrane Designs and decided to keep this one and post it at a later date.  Since June seems to be be when the wedding season gets revved up, I thought this month would be the perfect month to post it.  In hindsight though, maybe I should have waited a couple more weeks and then it would have been posted in time for their anniversary!!!

For this card I have used an image from Nicecrane Designs from the About Fairies and Angels II set.  I've always loved angels, my piano top is overflowing with them.  You know when you collect something and then everyone decides they'll add to your collection?  Well that is what has happened to my poor angel collection, but I digress.  So, getting back on track, as I said I've always loved angels but I do like fairies as well.  Apparently so does my momma because she really liked the images available in this collage sheet.

My momma also really liked the card design I did for the 25th anniversary card I made for the hubs last year so that is what I used on this card.  Check it out...

OVERALL VIEW (left click to bring up in the lightbox for a better overall view)

Digital Image Details: 
  • About Fairies and Angels II:  For this card I used the image you see on the bottom left hand corner.  Once again there is such a cute collection of images.  As my momma didn't want the saying that was on the image, I removed it from the card as altering is allowed in the terms of use.  Click on the name or the watermark below to take you to its location in the store.
  • The flowers are Crafts brand from Dollarama.
  • The sheer white ribbon was purchased at Michael's.


Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • I created both the verses and sentiments in Libre Office Draw.
Die Cut:
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles.

Paper Products:

  • Card base and die cut pieces: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Designer papers:  'Today, Tomorrow, Forever' pad (or at least that is what I think it is called) from Me and My Big Ideas available at Michael's.
  • Gold cardstock used as matting is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper. 
Challenges I am hoping to enter...  

    Before I go...
    There are always so many wonderful images available at Nicecrane's Designs that I can't leave without sharing some of the others with you.  If you like the images from the set I used then you are sure to love the images from the first collection called About Fairies and Angels.  This set contains six lovely images perfect for card and ATC design.  Be sure to go and check them out while you are at the store (c
    lick on image below to head to its location).
    Fairies and Angels - Click Image to Close

    Don't forget, to stay current on ALL the latest releases and to check out the fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT members, be sure to head over to the Nicecrane Designs blog.

    Well, there is still lots to do this evening and over the next few days so I'll bid you all adieu for now!  Have a fabulous night (day or morning, depending on where you live)!

    Until next time,


    Anet's Crafting said...

    Gorgeous card Lisa. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

    Conny said...

    Your card is so beautiful! I love all the lovely details on it!
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Factory!
    Conny (GD)

    ike said...

    Such a lovely card Lisa. Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-D Sorry to hear about your Spam problems....... I hope I don't get any of that. Can't think what would cause you to have soooo many. Let's hope they all bugger off soon and you can get back to normal :-(

    IKE xx


    Fabulous and wonderful card Lisa thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne x

    Sall said...

    This is stunning, absolutely phenomenal love all the hard work you put into this! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

    Rosmarie said...

    So beautifully vintage and nicely wrapped!!! Gorgeous creation!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the Dream Factory.
    Hugs, Rosi

    Bente Årstad said...

    Nydelig kort og tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen hos Card and Scrap, klem Bente:)

    Stampsnob. said...

    Plenty of die cuts there beautiful card Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis DT

    As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

    This is a fabulous creation .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

    Rainey's Craft Room said...

    A beautiful vintage wedding card, love the image and your folds. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine DT

    brenda said...

    It's a lovely card Lisa and I am sure Igancio loved it, but we are a stamping challenge as you will see from our challenge posts and reading your post there is no stamping so lovely as your card it I am afraid to say it's not eligible for our prize this month.

    B x

    Thordis said...

    Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

    StampNScrapJunkie said...

    Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

    Maarit at Violets Corner said...

    Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love and hugs

    Karen Letchworth said...

    What a GORGEOUS card, Lisa. I am absolutely in LOVE with this, and especially enjoy the angles. It's so soft, sweet and lovely. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to stop by and share your lovely art in our challenge.
    God bless you for sharing, and have a happy and creative week.
    Word Art Wednesday

    Karen Letchworth said...

    P.S. I want to invite you to stop by to play along with us at CropStop. We are new, and not getting a great response to my (many) invitations to play along. CropStop sells pretty much EVERYTHING, so using something from the store isn't difficult because they carry so much. it doesn't have to have been purchase there, just that they carry it. I'd really LOVE to have you play along. Chances of winning are very good right now...YIKES! I hope you will check it out.


    Barbara Bruder said...

    What a lovely card. It's a beautiful creation for the 25th anniversary. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our June Blog Hop. We’d love it if you can join in the hop. Leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize.

    Anita in France said...

    How lovely to have made such a personalised wedding card, Lisa ... I'm certain it will be treasured. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

    Vickie Y said...

    Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

    Edwina said...

    Hi Lisa, I used to get about 2-3 Spam a day, but recently It has increased to about 10-15. I know someone got into Robyn's Fetish but we all deleted it or it might have run wild on us. I did read where one site had to change her setting because she was getting so many.
    I love the card you made. It is so pretty and elegant looking. I know they must have loved it. Edwina Brown

    Karen Letchworth said...

    Hi again, Lisa! Yes, ANY item from CropStop (including a blade) or even ink you might use. There are SO many products - even adhesives. Almost anything you can think of. Thanks so much for the attempt. I'm not sure about Wordpress (not my favorite either).
    God bless you my friend,

    Ginny said...

    fabulous card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

    Wendy L said...

    Delightful card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

    AO Creations said...

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT

    Kartenstempeltina said...

    Wunderschön gemacht, ich liebe so nostalgische Sachen, einfach schön anzuschauen, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, grüsse Bettina

    Chriss America Real said...

    Wow! How fantastic!
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angel Design Team.
    Chriss America Real – Stitchy Angel

    Nonni said...

    Such pretty details! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

    Marina said...

    Beautifully romantic and cleverly made. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

    Jytte said...

    What a pretty card!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT :)

    AJ Bodine said...

    What a beautiful image you've used, lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog!

    AJ, DT - Sentimental Sundays

    Gerrina said...

    Nice imagines! Thank you for linking it up at TIME OUT!

    Maryvonne Coussé said...

    Stunning!Very Beautiful vintage card, love the image !. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenges and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member said...

    Lisa this is beautiful I have this disc and book and love it. I think I would love to see your beautiful "piano" top collection. Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenge.

    Anonymous said...

    Hi, A lovely project. Love the lovely design. Thank you for joining us this Month. Crafting With An Attiude Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Erin (Challenge Blog Owner)

    Crafty Pearly said...

    Fabulous card. I love the detail. Thank you for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Traci DTx

    samara navi said...

    Hi Lisa. This card is gorgeous and I know it will be greatly appreciated! Though I don't see what song it is inspired by (our Theme is Lyrics) every part of this card is nothing but gorgeous! Best, Samara DT IWC

    Wendy said...

    Beautiful card....Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Design Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

    Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

    Hey Samara,

    Right next to my link up I included a sentence how it connected to the the Lyrics theme--"Got My Heart Set on You" by John Denver--works for both the love aspect of the card, and also the hearts in the image.

    I hope this clarifies it for you.

    Anonymous said...

    Gorgeous. I love the fold design. And the gold accents are so elegant. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

    Sara Paschal said...

    This is BEAutiful. Thanks for playing along with SSD DTBST Just Fold it Challenge.
    Sara SSD DT

    Helen said...

    Gorgeous Lisa - a really pretty card.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

    Unknown said...

    Beautiful details on your card! I hate spam too and it does seem I'm getting more of it these days, wish these people would get a life. Thanks so much for joining along with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

    Charity Morris-Chamberlain said...

    OMG! This is stunning! I absolutely LOVE it! Super duper gorgeous! So delighted you entered this into the challenge this week! Have a wonderful day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday

    Intruderlady said...

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our DTBST challenge at Sassy Studio Desings. Good luck!

    SSD DT

    Kim Kelley said...

    So pretty. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

    Pat said...

    Lisa, your card is gorgeous! I love the image and especially your design!! Now I'm going to have to visit Nicecrane to see all the goodies there! LOL Thanks for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog this month!

    ursula Uphof said...

    This is so beautiful Lisa. Anyone would love to receive a card like this. Love all aspects of it. Thank you for playing at Creative Craft Cottage and do hope we see your gorgeous work again soon. Ursula DT.

    Crafting Musketeers said...

    Beautiful , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

    Christine said...

    So pretty and I know anyone would love to receive a personal card like this. Thanks for sharing at MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.

    Nicecrane Designs said...

    OMG Lisa,,,,soooooo stunning Wedding Card,,,,love these gold tones and the lovely special personal touch glamour,what a great use of my fairies and angels releases,,,,,I was sure you ´would do a beautiful work,,,,,You are Rock Lisa

    Alex H. said...

    A nice card.. thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge. For the future challenges, I like to inform you that we usually only accept up to 8 combined challenges.
    ;-) Alex H.