Sunday, June 17, 2012

Doilies and Frills x FOUR, oh my!

Can I just tell you, this card was TAKE FOUR..... the challenge today was to make a frilly card using a doily product.....and I only saw the part about frilly.....hey, easy for me, right? Frilly is what I do!! But did I EVER STRUGGLE trying to come up with a frilly card using new stamps! This honestly IS TAKE FOUR.....Two I hated, one I sorta liked enough to use in desperation, and then low and behold I looked at the whole challenge and noticed the doily part, so it was back to the drawing board which in the end I was happy about, since I really do like this card.  But can I tell you, that NO JIVE I was nearly in tears trying to get this done!!  I spent at least 3 hours stamping, and ended up with one card that I really love, and 3 that I really don't.  Does anyone else have those times that no matter what they make, it doesn't cut the mustard???  Then at other times the ideas just flow....there are times when I sit down to stamp and they just roll out and I love them all....and then there are OTHER times like last night where I hate everything I make!!  Arghhhh,,,it was a long night of not successful stamping!! I decided I guess I am not really a FRILLY stamper, just FEMININE, but FRILLY? NOT SO MUCH.  It's usually the ones I am so sure of that I blow, and then when one comes around that really is a challenge, sometimes I surprise myself and end up loving it.  Go figure.   :( Finally, in the end I succeeded.....so hope you like my frilly doily creation! Until next time,  Karen

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW...Awesome!!!
What a beautiful card, well worth the time you spent on it!!!!

Jan Castle said...

Yes, lovely, frilly, elegant, beautiful....no wonder you like it!!!! Would love to have seen the others too....bet they would appeal to others even tho' you did not like them...LOL!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Jocelyne said...

Elle est magnifique!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is a frilly delight!!!

Kerri T. said...

Karen,

I certainly appreciate your sweat & tears over this one! It's gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you didn't give up, because it is very beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

fantastic job Karen!!Love all the detail. ..you've outdone yourself!!

Carol Dee said...

I LOVE your frilly creation! Oh yes, sometimes I struggle with a card I have in my head that just doesn't come together. :( But usually things just happen!
Have a wonderful week, hugs....

Nancy B said...

The frills are right up my alley. It is a romantic, vintage, gorgeous creation. I can't imagine your "rejects." I'll bet we would like them too. Now I have to go study what you did here. Nancy B

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Wow, that sure is frilly, but I like it :)

Becky said...

This is stunning.

Anonymous said...

I miss you Aunt Karen! I have your page in my favorites and visit it! I love all the new cards! I still have the one you made sitting neatly in my room' xoxox!
-your niece Marina:)