Saturday, 19 May 2012

Lovely Lilac

Morning Everyone

House work is done and 2 loads of washing finished and dried and i think i am going to have a bagel with cream cheese and a cup of tea after posting this card.  its only taken me 10 mins to put this card together as i painted the lilac at Graces craft shop last Saturday and have wanted to make it into a card ever since.  However i really wanted a few nights of chilling out so i have resisted any crafty urges every night last week and just come home, made the tea and then chilled before going to bed.  So i am raring to go for two full crafting days as i have lots to catch up on.  There is an exciting new launch coming up on the 25th may with Sara and i will start showing sneak peeks from Monday with a fab blog hop to take part in so look out for details.

ok so to my card, i love lilac and we used to have a lilac bush in our garden when i was little and i loved it.  We often had spray cut off and put in vases in the living room.  I have used the Lilac Paint Fusion stamp and paints white, dark blue, parma, green gold, brown  and antique white.  These are from sets 1, 3, Foliage and Neutrals.  Although i do think i will be trying some new colours to get different results.

I have painted onto one of Sheenas rectangle mount boards and used some cream and blue matt emulsion that was in the garage.  After painting i have edged the mount board in silver embossing powder and then used mirri card and white linen card.  I'm not a big fan of mirri card but on occasion it comes out to just edge some mattting and i think it matches perfectly.  I've then finished with a thinking of you sentiment, embossed in silver again and some lilac ribbon.  The colour is a perfect match to the paint but i am wishing i had left it off now for a really simple look.
Ok, off for my cup of tea and a bagel and then down to some serious crafting.  oooo and i am off to the ballet tonight at Newcastle.  I have never been before so i'm giving it a go as Claire Hamer had a spare ticket going.  So its off to Newcastle for tea and the ballet......  and probably a few glasses of wine.  What a fab day i have planned.  And its peaceful and quiet here is both Kevin and Mark are at work which is why i have got so much done so early.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx


  1. what a beautiful card
    hugs linda xxxx

  2. Gorgeous card and colour

    Joan x

  3. This is beautiful Louise. I love this stamp but haven't had time to play yet :(.

    Linda xxx

  4. A beautiful card, love the stamp and the colors just beautiful xx

  5. Lovely card - enjoy the ballet!!


  6. So stunning Louise,beautiful colour.

    I have the paint fusion paints stamps etc,my first attempt was not very good but I hope to practice more soon.

    Hugs Julie x

  7. Beautiful card Louise. You're obviously very tallented at paint fusion.

  8. Hi Sweetie, I've had one try with paint fusion & this is the flower i did... yours is beautiful x

  9. Beautiful card love the colours. Chris xx

  10. Beautiful card Louise, love doing Paint fusion xx

  11. this is so pretty... the effect is lovely x

  12. That is beautiful! Everything about it makes it so classy but so stunning as well. Who wouldnt love to get a card like this?!
    Love Lisa xxx

  13. Love your card Lou, I have not had the courage for Paint Fusion yet, but this does give me a nudge. Thanks for the stunning ideas.