Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bridal Shower Card

Hi, Friends.....

I've sure been swamped with all sorts of happenings this last week and wishing I could be creating and posting on here, but had other commitments.  I hope I can be on here more regularly now.   Thank you to those of you who have kept checking in.

Today I am sharing a card that I think turned out really pretty.  But, oh, do my photography skills need help!  Maybe better lighting, huh?  (She says in a brilliant flash!!  Ha.)  I made this for a friend's bridal shower back in January, but am just now getting it posted on here.

I love the monochromatic look to it, but are they hard to photograph!!!   Isn't that heart-shaped doily sweet that goes off the edge of the card a little on one side and is cropped on the other?  The lovely butterfly is from Pink Paislee and the bow is made from lace seam binding.   The papers are from DCWV.

Hope you like this.  Sure wish I knew how to crop the photo!!  ;o


I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.  Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge -- Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow
2.  Bunny Zoe's Crafts March Challenge -- Monochrome
3.  Incy Wincy Designs  -- Monochromatic
4.  Make My Monday -- Beautiful Butterflies


My poor sweet Whiskers was sick yesterday.  She just lay in the sun yesterday morning instead of rushing in the house when I opened the door.  After I got home from Ladies Bible study, she was still lying in the same place and not at all interested in coming in the house.  I knew she was really feeling poorly!  I started fretting over her and worrying, particularly after just losing Rooster (even though the two things were unrelated).  Hubby was getting ready to leave for a work trip, but gave her some medicine before he left.  She just lay around all evening and was very low.  I let her sleep in the house last night (unusual) and she was feeling MUCH better this morning.  Who knows what was wrong.  No apparent wound, although it could have been an infection brewing from a bite.  So glad my little Whisk-Whisk is mostly back to her usual perky self!

Whiskers, on a different day, back on the bed while the bedspread that she gets dirty is being washed!

My oblivious hens don't even seem to notice Rooster is gone.  Dumb clucks.  Ha!  I am so glad they are doing fine, particularly Hen.  She was quite dependent on Rooster..  We had been given them together (because Rooster had become an outlaw at his former home and had to go!) and Hen rarely left his side, until just the last month or so.  The other two hens had been abandoned, and subsequently rescued and brought here.  They never had the time of day for Rooster from the start, although he was quite enamored with them, of course.  So, all seems fine with my hens.  The day after the attack, all three hens even layed me an egg each.  That's a good sign.  :)



Vicki robertson said...

Lovely and delicate monochromatic card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge!

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful. I really love the all white look and that doily. I don't know if you would like advice but you said you wished you could crop your picture. There is a program called Picasa and you can download it for free. You can crop your pics on there. Thank You for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs

Michelle (DT)

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous bridal card Janis, I love white cards!
glad your Whiskers is fine, sorry about your Rooster. We've only had a handful of roosters over all the years we've raised chickens, they all seemed so mean. Hubby never put up with them very long.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Enjoy your day!

Janis said...

THANK YOU, Michele!! I will look into that program. I appreciate your suggestions so much!


Janis said...

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Your blog "Five Simple Things" at is simply a delight!!!


Janis said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am still new to entering challenges, but they are sure fun!!!


Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy (ends on the 24th) I have on my blog right now!!
Karen C

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Janis - lovely card and the 2 heart doilies are really pretty (wish I was brave enough to try using them!). I know Michelle has offered a tip about cropping your photos - I use Paint which is a pre-loaded programme on Windows. If you'd like some help, please drop me an e-mail via my blog. Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)