Monday, February 15, 2010

Merci Bouquet


Long time no see!

I know...I`m a terrible blogger! It feels like an eternity since my last post.
All I can say is that I`ve been too busy to play:(

A while back I was the lucky recipient of a RAK from my ever-so-talented blogging friend Melody! She sent me the most beautiful stamp set called Merci Bouquet from Layers of Color. I knew imediately that I had to go super soft and feminine with this set, and I kept the layout very simple.

I colored the image with Distress Inks, and created a frame using a Spellbinders circle diecut and an EK Success corner punch. The background was also made using dies from the Fleur de Lis Pendants template.

Thanks so much for visiting, and have a wonderful week!!

80 comments:

Crystal said...

Just BEAUTIFUL !!! Love that gingham behind the image and the beautiful die cuts.

craftymum said...

This is sooooooo beautiful
Love Sarah XXX

Pompi said...

Beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Ser alltid fram til nye blog poster fra deg. Du lager så utrolig mye fint, og litt annerledes enn mange andre :)

Dette kortet var nydelig

klem fra Linda

Elly said...

Just gorgeous!!!!!!
hugs, Elly

Iren said...

For et utrolig delikat kort Yvonne!!! Så lekker bruk av spellbindersene!!!

Ha ei fin uke!

Klem

Abby said...

So elegant and beautiful....and yes we have missed you and your lovely creations:)

Marley said...

Amazing card! So beautifull.. missed you on the blog, glad you're back! hugs Marley

Clare said...

Yep we did notice you had not created for a while but was worth the wait!!! very elegant & beautiful card. Hugs Clare xxx

Anneke klerks said...

Beautiful!!!

anneke

Becky said...

I was thinking about you yesterday wondering where you were at :). This is fabulous, I just love your frame.

Anke said...

WOW Yvonne your card is so lovely.

Hugs
Anke

Kaia said...

OMG.
Noe så nydelig!!!!
Jeg er så imponert over spellbindersbruken din, det blir så utrolig flott, og lager så mye dybde i kortet.
LEKKERT, LEKKERT (",)

Klem fra Kaia

Chris said...

Exquisite! What a beautiful card.

Where can I find instructions to create the circle frame, please?

Ellen said...

Wowwwww Yvonne,

This is soooooo beautiful!!!!!

Hugs,
Ellenxxx

marieke said...

Hallo Yvonne,Just BEAUTIFUL.

Groetjes van Marieke.

Renkata said...

What a beautiful card.
All your cards are very pretty!.

kANNAdyjka said...

Wow, this card is amazing! Don't worry about your rare posts. The good thing, when you enter a post-there is amazing quality coming through and that's most important!

Ageeth said...

I love it! Beautiful card. Regards Ageeth

Andrea said...

wowwow, Yvonne,!!!
this is really a stunning card, BEAUTIFUL
love it
hugs andrea

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hei Yvonne, jeg bare digger deg altså. Dette kortet er bare helt fantastisk vakkert. ÅÅÅ, hvor du er flink.
Jeg sier det igjen, du er helt rå på å bruke spellbindersene dine. Skulle gjerne hatt ett idekurs hos deg, tror jeg hadde fått endel ahah opplevelser da ja.
Ha en stålende flott uke.
Klem Gunn :-D

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt - this is gorgeous, so elegant and definitley feminine! I love the way you have used all of the embossing and white! It is so obvious that this is a 'work of the heart; - what a beautiful gift you have Yvonne, I am so blessed to be able to see it! Thank for you sharing and for the inspiration! God bless you!
Linda LOC Design Team

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, Yvonne!...stunning! That stamp set fits you perfectly, how sweet of Melody! We're about to release a few more sets that you are going to adore! Let us know when you're available to design for Layers of Color, and they are yours! :)

Until then, our entire team will continue to ooo and ahh at all your fabulous works of art. You take card making to a new level, Yvonne!

Hugs, Laura

Kristine said...

Oh WOW! This is so GORGEOUS!! This set is one of my faves and your use of Nesties here is just amazing! I'm loving your blog and all your gorgeous creations--lots of inspiration here *Ü*

~Kristine
Layers of Color Designer

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Yvonne,

This is so YOU! "pretty and feminine"

Love it!

Tomorrow, there is a Blog Hop @ Mo's on Paper Craft Planet, you are welcome to come and see our fun creations and gather the phrase to win prizes.

Love to drop in here!

Denise

Kirsten Aune said...

Ååååååååå!! Jeg trenger i grunnen ikke å si mer!! Jeg blir målløs hver gang jeg tar turen inn til deg, Yvonne!! Det er dessverre altfor sjelden, men hverdagen min er også så altfor travel dessverre..
Jeg har rett og slett ikke ord for hvor nyyydelige disse kortene dine er!! De er så spesielle, elegante og lekre - og virkelig et syn for øyet!! Du er helt rå på bruk av Spellbinders, og jeg blir bare sittende og beundre og beundre...
Tusen takk for nok en vitamininnsprøytning, Yvonne!! Jeg ønsker deg en riktig god uke!

God klem fra Kirsten

Linda Gilliam said...

Yvonne, your work is amazing, I am fairly new here but I just ADORE your work...this card is gorgeous!
God bless,
Linda

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh, I'm in love with this card. All those white layers with the pop of blue and pink is just DARLING!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Love all the borders and your soft colors.

Grandma4Five said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your work is fantastic! Blessings, Donna

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Hi Yvonne. I guess it doesn't matter how long it takes you to post or how busy your life gets; your faithful followers are lurking in the wings to eagerly click on any wonderful creation you have time to add. This is so fresh and elegant; the blue gingham adds a lovely country flair to your expertly and beautifully colored bouquet. It is always such a breath of fresh creative air to see the originality you continually wow us with.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

This almost looks like porcelain! Just beautiful! :) Michelle

Irene said...

Hello Yvonne

What can I say but I am in awe of your work as it is just amazing and beautiful, stunning and gorgeous.

I love blue and white togoether as it is clean and fresh looking.

luv
irene
xxxx

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Yvonne, it is so good to see you back! Love what you have created here - so soft, delicate and gorgeous!!! Love how you used the spellbinders for the BG - might have to case that idea!!!! :)

Karen W said...

Wow, this is just awesome!

Iris said...

Wow what a beautiful creation, again! Great idea with the corner punch in the circle! Love it!

Hugs,
Iris

Maggie said...

I feel much better now that I've had my Yvonne fix! LOL
This card is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so glad I have that Spellbinders die, so I can give it a go. TFS *wink and a smile*

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Have terribly missed your posts. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

May-Bente said...

Hei,hei!!
Timene strekker ikke til for meg heller:=) Sånn er det bare.
Utrolig lekkert kort, Yvonne.
Må visst ut å kjøpe meg noen spellbinders ser jeg, kortene dine er virkelig inspirerende.
Gosj!!!!

Klem:))

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous and stunning!! I love the clean and elegant look of the card!! You rock with using those pendant dies!! Thank you for inspiring me :)

pittapitta said...

Amsolutly amazing!

Marina said...

Oh wow! It's a dream!
I love the colours, you've used and the design.
It's just stunning.

Hugs,
Marina

Elaine L. said...

This is beyond beautiful! Just a perfect card.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, oh my, I don't even have words to describe how beautiful this is. Thank you, as always, for your elegant inspiration!

Eva Helen said...

Sååå vakkert!!!flott bruk av spellbinders og stilrent og nydelig!


Klem Fra Eva Helen

lene said...

Oh my lord - kortene dine er bare så perfekte at de er en fryd for øyet :O)

klem fra Lene

Aina said...

Fantastisk vakkert!!!

America said...

LONG TIME IS RIGHT!!! LOL! Guess we all just really missed seeing your gorgeous works here my friend! ... Gosh, am I GLAD to see you back! :) I LOVE THIS beautiful Spellbinder layered masterpiece with the punched circle medallion! YOU ROCK the CARD MAKING WORLD!!!

marcelle schauer said...

You are just one talented woman. I have not seen a bad card among your creations, I love your elegant style. Beautiful job.

Pia said...

det er bare så flot

Nancy said...

This is soooo elegant, Yvonne! I love that delicate little flower image, and you are a goddess with those Spellbinders dies!

KathyB said...

This is so gorgeous!!! What set of Nestabilities did you use? I love the frames. So elegant.

Pat said...

Wow this is so gorgeous!
Hugs xx
Pat

Judy said...

That is awesome. I love what you did with the fleur de lis pendant.

Dalek from SCS said...

Impressive yet dainty!

Please would you share how do you punch inside a circle?
and how do you achieve the lovely intertwined piercing?

melody said...

WOWZA chickie! that is absolutely gorgeous! love what you created with the stamps! STUNNING work as alwayz! WOWZA! and thanks so much for the *thanks*..i'm so glad you enjoyed your LOC stamps! and heh...if you get a chance to be on the LOC team..go for it! laura is one fabulous lady to work with..as is the team..and those stamps are so SCRUMPTIOUS to get scrappin with! i thoroughly enjoyed my time there..and know you would, too!

hugz
melody

Inger Marie said...

Hei vennen :)
Så vakkert kort du har laget igjen :)
Ser at du ikke er med i Heartfelt Creations design team lenger. Hadde håpet på å få være på team med deg vet du :)
Ha en flott helg!
God klem

Silke Ledlow said...

GASP....Yvonne....your card is AMAZING!!! Love the pendant with the the flower inside!!! It may be simple but it's truly fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

BA said...

hi Yvonne
your card is stunning, love the wonderful edges
xoxo BA

Patti.Jo said...

So elegant and beautiful!!! I always admire your work it is so exquisite and perfect on every detail! TFS and inspiring!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is so utterly stunning!
Such a divine card pure beauty and perfection!
hugs
kim x

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Hi Yvonne. Just wanted to let you know that your card is absolutely beautiful and in fact I CASED it for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge #3. You can look at mine, if you like, at http://krbskorner.blogspot.com/2010/02/odbd-3-secret-admirer.html
Hope you don't mind. I just loved this.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh this is just outstanding!

Susan (rainy) said...

Truly a work of art, Yvonne. This is so so SO gorgeous. Love all the layers and textures. Such a beautiful design. WOW!

Simona said...

Yvonne, this is amazing! It's just stunning, too beautiful for words!

Keep up the good work! ;)
Simona

helenj said...

Your work is stunning!
xxx

Clare said...

Helen j is my sister (the post above) and just had to send the link to your blog. Yvonne your work is totally amazing & you are one of the most talented ladies i have ever seen, im sure everyone would agree. I have looked through your whole blog and there is not an average piece of work amongst the whole lot!!! i do hope that you send heaps of your work off to mags to be published as your work would inspire so many people. Thankyou for your kind message on my blog, i could only aspire to be as good as you one day!!! keep bringing us your beautiful work. Hugs Clare xxx

Sinikka said...

A little bird told me to check out your blog. Well here I am.
Your blog is amazing. Perfect work, like your "clean" style a lot.
Thanks for sharing your talent
Sinikka:-)

anita01 said...

Werkelijk een bjoetie, zo mooi...wauw.

Ik ben je gaan volgen en kijk heel graag hier op je mooie blog.

Warme groetjes,

Anita

Scossie Jane said...

OMG - I have just had a wee run through your blog posts, and your work is AMAZING Yvonne, such beautiful, elegant cards, with beautiful attention to detail - this card is so soft and delicate - I can't believe I haven't stumbled across your blog before - but now that I have.... I'll be back.....

Hugs xx

Lilian said...

OH WOW Yvonne! This is just exquisite! WIll have to try it out when I have time! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Pure gorgeousness!! What you do with shapes, paper, and coloring is like no other! I'm always in awe!!

Iris said...

Stunningly beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Iris

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, it's beautiful! So delicate and pretty. I'd keep this for home decor in a very special and prominent spot!

Carol Q said...

Hi Yvonne - I thought this design was stunning and spent ages trying to work out how you did the inner circle. I finally managed it and made my own version. I would like to blog this with a link back to your blog but thought I'd better check with you that this was okay. I've already done this with another creation of yours and it suddenly occurred to me I ought to get your agreement! Carol

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Hi Yvonne! Hoping you're well and having a lovely weekend! I'd like to put this pretty card in our Stamper's Gallery and Merci Bouquet Gallery. Is that OK with you? Thanks!

Hugs!

Barbara said...

This card is gorgeous!! This is my first time on your blog and I love your work-Barbara

Heather in FL said...

Isn't that clever with the corner punch. Beautiful effect on a beautiful card!

***** said...

Hello! Yvonne, beautiful work, congratulations!
God bless for so beautiful and inspiring cards!
Serginho (Brazil-Sao Paulo)