Thursday, 8 January 2015

AAA#31, FMS#168 and NBUS#3



Hi everyone!!!


I'm having such a lot of fun being back in my craft room I made a second card for the day!!!!


This time I'm joining in 3 challenges. 
It's been ages since I last played at the AAA cards Challenge Blog and I just had to join in the fun again!!!  The game to play till 10 Jan is to use a little gold!!
I loved the sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog the moment I saw it, so I'm also joining in there.
And then Darnell has a new NBUS challenge running on her fun blog, djkardkreations.com, but more about that later.



 
 
I have made this card to link to the 3 challenges:
 



The small piece of dp I've used is from Teresa Collins and the flower and flourish dies are from MFT.
 Used some dry wall tape and black twine and my usual black plastic dots.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

To qualify for Darnell's NBUS challenge I used my new harlequin stamp I bought while in Cape Town during the December holidays.  I was lucky enough to win a lovely kit of gold EPs and glitter in the first McGuyver challenge over at AAA cards, and I have used some of the yummy glitter for the first time on this card.  If you don't know who the sweet Darnell is or you don't know what NBUS is, I suggest you hop over to djkardkreations.com and enjoy what you find there!!!

I really like how this card turned out - just a pity the glitter didn't photograph so nicely - IRL it really looks nice!!!

This card will go to a friend of mine's son and his wife who will be attending a wedding on 16 Jan.  They will give it to the newly wed couple to congratulate them on their special day.

Sorry for the long post - won't keep you any longer!!!!!

Keep well!!
Kind regards
Petra

32 comments:

Hannelie said...

Die Petra 'touch'... onverbeterlik ! Perfekte troukaartjie!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Petra! The blossom is beautiful!

Rosemary said...

this.is.AMAZING, Petra!! absolutely gorgeous!

Cindy Lovell said...

This card is so beautiful Petra! WOW! Love everything about!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!

Angela said...

Oh Petra, it's so GREAT to have you back creating and WOW what a wonderful creation you're sharing! The flecks of gold are marvelous with your handsome card. Thank you for celebrating with us at AAA Cards and Happy New Year!

Amy O said...

This is a beautiful card! I love how you've arranged all of the elements, and all of the little touches are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Stampingcountry said...

You always make such beautiful cards and this is no exception!

Jane said...

Stunning card with an equally stunning photo background! Thanks for returning to AAA Cards.

Jacquie Southas said...

Wonderful layers! Gorgeous texture, color & shapes :)

Martha said...

OH, Petra, this is simply GORGEOUS! I love--love--love...everything about it! The kraft/black/white color combination is one of my favorites. Your creations ALWAYS catch my eye!

Happy Crafting!

Desire Fourie said...

Dis stunning. Al die elemente werk so mooi saam om die pragtige geheel te vorm.
Mooi bly
Desíre {Doing Life}

Geri said...

Wow! I am always, ALWAYS in awe of your creations and your talent every time I visit! This card is no exception! In fact, I honestly think it is my #1 favorite ever! The harlequin stamp looks divine, especially with just a hint of glitter!

Karen Murray said...

Love, love, love this wonderful card! It is clean, elegant and simply beautiful Kx

Anita in France said...

This is one of those cards I want to stretch out and pick up from the screen, Petra ... so I can feel and touch all the lovely layers, delicate detailing and gorgeous gold touches ... wow, really wow! Anita :)

Maria said...

So gorgeous with all the wonderful layers and lovely flower! Very appealing to the eye...love it!:-)

Jenny Engelke said...

WOW! This is an amazing card! Really gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Petra. Love the pretty flower with the flourish. The dry wall piece looks really nice in the background along with the yummy glitter. :) Wonderful design.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous!! Nice colors for a wedding card too -- How do you get your twine in such a perfect round shape -- me.... can't do it! :( Thanks for joining in at AAA~

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is just stunning Petra! You alwaya make the most gorgeous cards! Hazel x

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! LOVE this design and what a special wedding card! I really need to get some dry wall tape as that adds a wonderful texture element! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments! I truly did miss you over the holidays but so happy you were able to relax with family and enjoy your non-internet time! :-)

Irish Cherokee said...

I do so love stopping by your blog to take in the amazing cards you create. This one is no exception. Simple and complex at the same time. It really does convey the sentiment exceptionally well. Excellent. - Jim

Linda Beeson said...

What an amazing little combination of goodness. So glad you could join us at AAA Cards

Liz said...

Stunning card. So elegant.

Angie said...

Petra, I love the flow of the design! Gorgeous circle of twine. Beautiful!!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Let's just say this card didn't need the glitter to photograph well. It is so STUNNING. The careful layers, and that drywall tape! I just adore it! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I look forward to swapping many more with you, as I'm returning your kind follow.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aaah, your creations always make me happy, Petra! This is magnificent in every way and I can just picture the shimmer and shine!! Congratulations to the couple, especially on the wise choice of a wedding date! It is the same date as the Mister and me, coming up on 44 years ago!!

I'm glad you are back to crafting your gorgeous creations and thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Thank you, too, for your very kind words!! Mwah! Darnell

Victoria Lavender said...

Happy New Year! Thanks so much for playing with AAA Cards this past year! Each game has brought us new friends and fun new ideas in card making. We whole heartily send a happy hug with our thanks and we hope you’ll enjoy the new year with us as well. We look forward to you and your cards when we restart on February 1st 2015.

“Use a little GOLD”...
Hi, it's so nice to see you again! You've created a great card here with lots of texture and interest. Your natural photo backgrounds are also always so pleasing too.

Wishing you a wonderful year. Victoria Lavender

Tinie said...

Leuk gedaan, Petra! Mooie achtergrond zowel op je kaart als op je foto!
Groetjes Tinie

MaryH said...

Petra, a great entry into the challenges and I always love it when I see the drywall used in your cards (had DH get some for me after seeing it used on one of your cards!) Love the circle thread trim and this is a great take on the sketch as well. TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous photo of your beautiful and creative card. TFS Petra.

Nancy said...

WOW! This is an amazing card! Really gorgeous! I had to come by and let you know!

Karen Hasheck said...

I saw ​your card linked at the NBUS challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/