Monday, 25 November 2013

The perfect pear

Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is a quick post from me to show you my latest card. I am trying to get better at colouring so here is my take. I made the card without flowers and then as an afterthought decided to overload it with flowers which are handmade by yours truly. I could have done better with the leaves around the flowers, I think. I cannot remember the name of the rubber stamp but do recollect that I got rather cheap. The woollen yarn and embroidery thread is from my stash and the embossing folder is one of my fave. The scalloped nestie hiding behind the round one has been die cut out of a brochure.

Without the overload

With the overload 

I will enter this card in: - anything goes

Happy Monday,


Viv said...

Hi Monica - am hosting a CAS challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight - your card (without the flowers!) would qualify for CAS - if you'd like to take part?

Alyx said...

Very pretty CAS card. Love that embossing!

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful embossing folder you have! Love the contrast between the white embossed background and the lovely warm colours of the pear and wool, fab! Spotted it on MIM xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

It looks gorgeous both ways Monica, I like the image the embossing ad the twine.
Kevin xx

loz said...

Beautiful card and embossing Monica. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Jean said...

Lovely card Monica, I have to say I like it best without the flowers. I think pears make a lovely picture and you have coloured them so well. your embossing folder is fab too.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

With or without the flowers it's awesome!! So very lovely and that embossing folder is WOW!

Donna Ellis said...

I like it both ways (loaded and overloaded) LOL

The yellow really does provide a bit of pop - but it looks pretty both ways, Monica. The feathery embossing is BEAUTIFUL! Very classy and elegant.

Hope all is going well for you! hugs, de

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Monica , both cards are great but think without flowers is my cup of tea .Love the embossing behind awesome image .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Unknown said...

I love this! Love the embossing.. the coloring of the pears is great! Love both of them too.. The simplicity is great.. They are wonderful!! Saw you on MIM!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Susie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our Clean and Simple challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Lin said...

From the CAS point of view without the overload is better, BUT both cards are gorgeous. I love the soft orange shades on your pears, and the little pops of orange on the scalloped circle and the yarns. The embossed background is perfect for the design.

Thanks for sharing with us both at

Crafty Cardmakers
and at
Dream Valley


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful card Monica. I saw this on MIM. So happy you shared it with us. I love the embossing and your coloring is great! CAS; but gorgeous!

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Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

Nicole said...

A lovely and cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

Viv said...

Glad you linked up the 'flowerless' one Monica! Thanks for joining in my CAS challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!

Leslie said...

Your card is awesome with so many great details! Saw it over at Make It Monday and thanks for sharing!

Cindy Groh said...

Love it. That embossing folder is the best and your image is awesome. I saw you on MIM.

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous! I love that embossed background!

Josephine said...

Beautiful - and so perfectly coloured.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

melsanford said...

A gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our CAS challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Joni Andaya said...

This is so fantastic Monika! So love the pair :)