Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Lovely Birthday


What do you do with a crazy busy week, getting ready for
a ladies tea party in your backyard? 
You find a way fit in a card for 
PTI's MIM with Betsy Veldman!


I think it's safe to say, 99% of what I've learned to do with 
a card, has come from enjoying the Make It Monday posts.

And so, with Betsy showing us how to use our stencils to 
create watercolor backgrounds, I made this card


Besides, my recent order arrived, with 
Betsy's Make It Market Mini Kit: Lovely Lace,
complete with a fabulous lattice stencil, and wonderfully lacy die,
perfect for framing Dawn's Gran's Garden Florals.
Well, dear friends, it's back to picking up every stray leaf and twig that's
found it's way to my patio, and wash tea cups and saucers
for about 30 ladies.
At least my MIM card is done!


I pretty much used Betsy's colors and stamps that she used.
Just loved her colors and couldn't wait to ink up Gran's Garden!



18 comments:

  1. Nancy, you are so amazing! Not only did you just make one fabulous card, but you're hosting a tea party (outdoors!) for 30 women. I would/could never do that - I'd die from the stress. :) Love this pretty card, can't wait for my order with Gran's Garden to arrive.

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  2. Nancy, this is just gorgeous! Love your creativity and your excellent work! I always want to see what you have created.

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  3. It's the stress that makes some of our most awesome works, right?! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy! I just love your watercolored background and the beautiful flowers from Gran's Garden...lovely, lovely card my friend! Your tea party sounds wonderful...it's too cold here to do something like that! In the 30's tonight and highs in the 40's tomorrow...I don't think Spring has totally sprung yet in my neck of the woods! Have fun!! :0)

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  4. Terrific background, Nancy! Lovely colours, and I especially love how the buds have more than one colour on them. Just beautiful. Have a wonderful tea party!

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  5. Oh the tea party sounds like so much fun and a lot of work! I love how you still wanted to play along with MIM ......it's what we do,right!!!
    This is one gorgeous card....wow!!!! I know I should have bought those blooms!!!!

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  6. Love those colours too! Beautiful card!

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  7. Gorgeous card! Wow! Love the pretty stenciled background and beautiful flowers! Great take on the MIM challenge!

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  8. I didn't let myself buy Gran's Garden, but that doesn't mean I won't break down eventually! Your card is just gorgeous, Nancy--the background & the bouquet! Now I want to do another background to cover a card front--you've inspired me!

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  9. Another stunning card Nancy, and with that, Gran's Garden has to go into my cart. Beautiful selection of colors.

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  10. Simply lovely, Nancy! I really do need to get some re-inkers...the intensity of the colors really show up.
    Have fun with your tea party ( great weather for it except for the wind)! ;)

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  11. Just divine! LOVE that watercoloured background :)

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  12. Gorgeous! Your background looks fabulous and the flowers are a perfect touch.

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  13. Oh, I love your colors! The background turned out great and shows off those florals. I think this technique helps all of us feel more confident with water coloring.

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  14. Gorgeous card....but a tea party sound simply wonderful! Photos please???

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  15. Spectacular card Nancy!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!!

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  16. Oh, Nancy, this is a real showstopper! I absolutely love everything about it. I must buy Gran's Garden. Hope your tea party went well! I'm sure it was a first-class event.

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  17. Stunning creation, Nancy! Love the beautiful colors and Gran's Garden stamps are on my "got to have 'em" list :-)

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  18. This is gorgeous! Loving your colors. Your background came out beautifully and your flower wreath is fabulous! Hope the tea party was a success--how FUN!

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