Monday, 18 October 2010

Wild Orchid Challenge – Pastels

Blimey where did the last two weeks go to??  Isn’t this year just flying by!  I just realised there’s only two months left till Christmas eeeek!!  Bet that depressed some of you (it sure as hell depresses me.)

It’s Wild Orchid Challenge day and this week our challenge is Pastels.  It’s also Stampavie Challenge today but I will post that card tomorrow because the pictures did not come out right and it was too dark to rephotograph them. 


Thanks to one of my lovely readers I have managed to track down Tilda paper in the UK woohoo.  I ordered a few more pads (can’t help myself lol) from Cuddly Buddly and they arrived within a couple of days, unlike the naff service from Panduro!!  The papers I used on this card I ordered from Panduro and I can’t see them in stock at Cuddly Buddly, the pad is called Springtime.  Love it!!

I used one of my older Hanglar & Stanglar stamps, she is just so sweet. 


I am afraid I went overboard with the flowers (again lol).  I have used 35mm Wild Rose, 25mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi open roses, 4mm rose buds.


I used a Spellbinders Grand Lace die for the lacy border, and the little dragonfly in the top left hand corner is a Doo Hickey Dragonflies die.  The leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart Branch punch and Tracy has them in stock at Dies to Die For so whizz over there now as they won’t last!!!



This card will be on Ebay along with a few others later in the week.

My second card for today is a sneak peek of the new SWALK stamps that are being released on 22nd October by Crafters Companion on Ideal World.  There is a blog hop starting at Jacqui’s blog and the prize is a £50 voucher to spend on Crafters Companion website.

These sneak peeks are going to be my last DT cards for Crafters Companion, I made the difficult decision to stand down from the DT last week.  Thanks so much for having me as part of the team Sara, Leann and Jacqui.


That’s all from me today, I might get my Stampavie challenge card posted later if there is still enough light.  Winter still sucks lol.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. These cards are fabulous,
    love the gentle softness of the first one, and that image on the second one,

  2. Two beautiful cards Bev love the embellishement and backing paper on the first and the image on the second is so cute.

  3. Hey Bev,deze kaartjes zien er geweldig uit!!!
    De tijd vliegt...maar voor mij mag het snel december worden want dan zie ik voor het eerst mijn toekomstige schoondochter!!!Voor de Kerstkaarten mag het dan weer lang duren...ik moet ze nog allemaal maken ;-)
    Veel liefs,Celia.

  4. So beautiful cards Bev,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. wowwwwwwwww what an gorgeous cards hun, there so sweet and perfect
    hugs angelique

  6. WUNDERSCHOEN! That's means very very beautiful! I love the colors! Hugs Tini from Germany

  7. These cards are so cute! I especially like the first one. I love the girliness and the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hey Bev, what a nice card you made with a oh so sweeet image.
    I love your colors you've used.

    Hugs Suze xxx

  9. Two fabulous cards, Bev and so different from one another! Gorgeous H & S image and wonderful colours but I'm also loving the Crafters Companion images -that's a great one for the boys!
    Diane x

  10. These cards are fabulous I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

  11. Two stunning cards Bev, great images and detail hugs maxine x

  12. OH Bev another stunning beautiful card. So creative, gorgeous, fabulous! I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVE the Tilda line of papers. I checked out the designers site. gorgeous stuff. You have a knack for finding this amazing type of designs don't you? You certainly have a good eye for beautiful things. I wish they sold this line in the states.
    Thanks for sharing Bev.
    Hugs from the US.
    Pam L.

  13. Your Hangler card is so gorgeous, love everything on it.
    Hugs, Yvon

  14. Both cards are so beautiful! Love the stamp you used on the card below! It looks so funny!
    hugs Yvonne

  15. Two beautiful cards,the papers and details are gorgeous!!!
    Hugs xx

  16. Hi Bev,both cards are fabulous
    Hugs Heidy

  17. Great cards! Love your use of embellishments. The pearls on the shoes and the buttons on the fence. Sweet!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  18. ... speechless...
    Okay, not really!! This is ... I don't have the words to say how much I love this card, that image, everything!! Absolutely stunning, adorable, fabulous!!!!

  19. stunning card honey, beautiful.xx

  20. Great cards today. both are absolutely beautiful!!

  21. Hi Bev, wow two gorgeous cards, I love them both they are so beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  22. Beautifully done, Bev! Love this easel card! :O)


  23. omgosh..what an awesome work of art!! everything about this..and your photography is to die for..tfs..loves ya

  24. Hi Bev, Fab cards! I love the sweet Hanglar image and gorgeous papers. I also love your SWALK card - such a sweet image and I love the cute fence.

    Sorry to hear you are stepping down from the Crafter's Companion DT. Your cards are always beautiful and you are going to be missed.

    Lisa x

  25. 2 fabulous cards Bev and so sad to see you stepping deon from CC just as I join. Marianne x

  26. Two great cards, Bev. I especially love your H & S card - it's beautiful!!!!
    Dad card is very cute :o) Sorry you are stepping down from the DT. I know you will be missed. Your work is so wonderful.....
    Hugs, Candy

  27. Bev I soooo love your work with using pastels...your pastel creations are always amazing hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  28. What a nice cards - a loveley motiv and your creations are so cute!
    Hugs Trudy

  29. Gorgeous cards Bev, adore the colours, flowers and papers of the first one and such a cute new SWALK image on the second, love the fence die too!

  30. Bev fab card love the paper wish we could buy it local lovely hanglar image and the use of the adornments is fab {love it when you go over with roses Just fab cards as per Doris

  31. Hi Bev
    love your cards. The H&S stamped image is sooooooooooooooooooo cute.

    I read your post from yesterday, (regarding the anoymous comment that had been left). I don't blame you for being upset, but please please Bev try to take no notice of it. Saddo's like this are not worth wasting time & energy on.
    Every one that knows you, know that you are always fair & generous to a fault.

    huge hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

  32. Both cards are so cute and so beautiful, great job!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  33. Oh wow Bev I just love the colours on this card, its beautiful and so glad you got your papers:-) I love your giry cards so elegant.

    Hugs Linda

  34. More stunning cards Bev: I don't know how you keep coming up with so many beautiful cards, but they're a real inspiration!
    xx Jill B (ballerinacraft)

  35. Hi Bev
    Both cards are stunning,
    hugs Dianne xx :)

  36. What a lovely, peaceful and inspirational card! I wish I could find that Martha Stewart branch punch, but even the site you listed is already out of stock again.

  37. Love your work as always and the papers and flowes are to die for. Then you go and spoil it by mentioning how close Christmas is. Yikes!! Time to get those cards started. Thanks for sharing your talent. Dona MacLennan

  38. Amazingly Beautiful Cards Bev!!!
    really love how you use the SB grand lace die--Stunning!!!

  39. Two fabulous cards, Bev! So different and pretty in it's own way. The first is my fav because I just H&S stamps. The second is very cute and something new to me. Thank you for always inspiring your fans! Beautiful coloring as always. Hugs, Cami

  40. Both cards are super Bev, the swalk image is just too cute, loving the new release!

  41. Both cards are stunning Bev.....fab colours and cute images!
    hugs and xxx

  42. Both cards are beautiful, love the images and totally agree the papers are divine.
    Kim xXx


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