Friday, 24 August 2012

Burlap and Pearls

Hello, and welcome!

Wanted to say "sorry" for havin' a whine about my printer, the other day........but it's still not workin'!!!!
It's a flippin' good job I'd already put my DT card together for this week's challenge at
because I'd be feeling very sorry for myself, right now...hahaaa!

Our challenge for you this week, is to create with


We are talking fabric, sewing material, things our clothes are made of,  not ribbon or lace (but of course they are welcome additions)!

We are so happy to have Milk Coffee Stamps joining us again with sponsorship for you!  The winner's prize purse is their choice of 3 Milk Coffee images of their choice! Yummy! And our super sponsor also provides each of our Top 3 with an image of their choice too! Yay!

I fell in love with this sweet wedding image and used hessian (burlap) and pearls......okay, I know hessian isn't used for clothes, but I used a little artistic licence for this one.....and hessian used to be used for soldiers uniforms, so there....hahaaaaa!

A lot of shadows on these pics....sorry.......changing things around in my craft area, and didn't have my usual space free.
The card base is cream and I folded back half of the front, so part of the inside is visible.....then put a strip of lemon glitter card down the inside right side.......

This is how it looks when open.......

I used soft colours for the sweet image, and added a little sparkle to the balloons and bouquet.  The image is matted onto a piece of hessian and some dark brown card.....I love the texture of hessian!

I put another strip of the lemon glitter card on this side of the card, and layered with some gorgeous lace that already had tiny pearls sewn on.....then rolled some strips of hessian into flowers and added some pinky pearls and die cut brown leaves.........

Another piece of hessian to back the sweet sentiment, which was gifted to me by my teamie and friend, Jenee (thanks again, Jenee).
Maybe not your usual wedding card, but somebody has asked if they can buy it (flabbergasted describes me, right now!)...hahaaaaa!

So come on, get out those scraps of fabric and get creating....and don't forget to take a look at what my Design Team teamies have created for your perusal.....lots of inspiration, there!

Anne-Marie x



  1. Me again playing catch up lol this is so pretty love the colour combo and the image is coloured perfectly love it I also love your flower too
    Hope your printer gets sorted soon
    Jacki xx

  2. Such a great Anne-Marie! Love the fresh soft colours in this and the dies are fab!

  3. This is gorgeous,love the

  4. I just love how you've created flowers with the fabric to! You have such incredible ideas! Love this image to and the fold you made!

  5. I think I already mentioned to you that I really like the juxtaposition between two very different elements on this card. The combination of burlap and pearls has created a unique texture and look. A fantastic look! I really like it!

  6. This is a really great card!! I love the texture of the burlap and you even made a flower out of it!! Amazing, you are!!

  7. Brilliant card and image good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers transport challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

  8. Wow Anne-Marie

    This is an amazing card - love the fabric idea and its turned out just perfectly.

    A big thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Take care


    Hazel xx

  9. Great card with lovely details. Love the ribbon with the pearls, and the hessain strip and flowers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. Pat K.x

  10. Lovely card Anne Marie, what a fab style too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  11. Great card - I love the burlap, it adds so much texture! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

  12. Love the use of the burlap on this card! Burlap and pearls -- how wonderful!!

  13. I like the way the hessian has extra texture to your card. It's nice to have something a bit different to give to the happy couple.
    p.s. Thanks for your comment, and no, nothing to do with travel!!

  14. Hessian is SO fabric. I mean it's not paper, right? Lovely take on the challenge, O inspiring one! And well done on the sale! More money for craft supplies!

  15. I have to agree that this is fabric/material! After all, aren't there jokes about dresses fitting like a feed sack?!

    I also have to agree that your rustic little wedding card is wonderful! Love the texture and those pretty flowers!

  16. Hi Anne Marie,
    I love your burlap flower and backing layer it looks terrific!!! I will have to keep an eye out for it at the shops!!!Love all the layers!
    Hugs Trish

  17. A lovely card
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan