Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Love is in the air...

Hello again! I'm so glad that I have a few cards in my stash that I haven't posted yet because this has been such a difficult month! I have spent that past four days at the hospital with my hubby while he underwent his second and hopefully final surgery. The couple of weeks he was home right after the accident, I had time to pull together some cards, knowing that my crafting time would be very limited in the weeks to come. I have made the 40 minute trip back and forth each day, arriving home exhausted each night.

Tomorrow is the BIG day! He is coming home!'s his birthday tomorrow! So it's a grand day to come home and begin his recovery. He still has those rods and screws in his leg, for about the next 3 weeks, and after that he can return to work doing light duty. He will not be able to bear any weight until the end of November. A long recover for a very serious injury.

So enough about that, let me share with you my card. This is another image I colored while on bedrest myself, and I chose to use the delightful image of Bride and Bridesmaid, #3051, available at Magnolia-licious. It is from the Wedding Collection 2010.

I have no idea what Copics I used to color the image with, but the dp is from Magnolia as is the Chandalier Glass. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, the leaves are Martha Stewart punches and pearls from my stash. The ribbon is just some generic stuff I've had for ages and the little charm is from Magnolia-licious. I used SU's Not Quite Navy for my matting, and as always, I stitched with my machine around the panels. For Tilda's neclace and hair bobs I used Liquid Pearls and a little Stardust Stickles on the edge of her dress and her shoes.

A closer looks and my image...

Here is a close up of the flowers...

The inside is pretty simple. I really wanted the dp to shine through and not detract from the elegant feel of the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my creation.



  1. Oh Barb, isn't she beautiful! Sweet sweet card :)

  2. Barb, this card is beautiful!! I love the flower embellishment! So glad to hear your hubby is coming home!!

  3. Hi Barb,
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous in every detail!!!
    The flowing red hair of the flower girl is awesome....
    I am thrilled to hear your dear husband will come home tomorrow on his birthday :o) Thank goodness you are finished with that drive each day. I pray his recovery is perfect in every way.
    Thinking of you both ~ Hugs, Candy

  4. Barb, this is a truly gorgeous card, Beautifully put together. I have debated about getting this image--you might have just nudge me over to putting for it in my next order. Fabulous colouring as always--I have a hard time doing a good job of colouring white. I always like the way you decorate the insides of your cards.
    I'm glad that you can find a little time to do your crafting among the upheavals you have. Thinking of you both.


  5. Absolutely stunning card, Barb! Your coloring is so beautiful and love the layout and papers! Gorgeous flowers, everything! So happy for you that hubby is coming home tomorrow and now is on the road to recovery. Take good care of yourself!
    Love ya!

  6. Barb, so adorable.. I just love this little Maggie with her little flower girl.. Your coloring is so beautiful and your design is perfect.. I adore the flower arangement you did on the side and the ribbon. The inside is also beautifully done.. Great card.. Hope everything goes well tomorrow and you don't over do things yourself.. take care and wish hubby happy birthday from a friend.
    Hugs, Jean

  7. Barb, your cards are all so beautiful that it's impossible to pick any favorites. Hope your life settles down so you can concentrate on more of the fun things that you do so well. Best wishes for you and your hubby. Thinking of you :)
    Sue S.

  8. Just beautiful Barb--love it! Hope you & your hubby are doing well!


  9. Beautiful, elegant card Barb! Hugs, Cami

  10. What a gorgeous card Barb!!! I love your coloring and the flowers are gorgeous!!! I pray that you and your DH are back to your old selves in no time!

  11. Beautiful card, love the layout and all the details you have added

  12. Barb, your card is oh, so, pretty! Gorgeous flower cluster at the bottom! Perfect for a bride!
    Hugs, Dena

  13. Hi Barb...I'm so glad your husband's surgeries have gone well...and that he's coming home. Keep him away from the fireplace!! Beautiful card...gorgeously colored - as always!! Take care sweetie...Pat Frank

  14. Just beautiful Barb!! I love that image. Your coloring as always is gorgeous and love the papers!

    Tracy Valure

  15. Great news about your hubby Barb...and how wonderful he will be able to spend his birthday at home.
    Your card is beautiful, really elegant. The colors you have chosen are lovely and the Wild Orchid flowers are simply gorgeous.

  16. Hi Barb, so glad to learn that your husband is coming home tomorrow! Wishing you all the luck with his recovery! Missing your beautiful cards at SSC! Take care! Hugs Gemma

  17. Hope recovery goes well for DH and that he enjoys his birthday despite carting around all the additional 'hardware'!! ;o)
    Your card is beautiful (as always)!
    Deb xoxo

  18. Glad to here your hubby is doing better and on the way to recovery. Hope you are recovering as well and not overdoing!!!

    Gorgeous card Barb! You do such outstanding work!!! Love it all!

  19. A beatiful card and the colouring is amazing! Theres real dimension in those images!
    Diane x

  20. I'm so glad your husband is coming home, hope his recovering is going well! I really miss your cards at SSC, your cards are really amacing.
    Take care of yourself.
    Hugs from Marianne

  21. OMG....this is absolutely gorgeous, Barb! Phenomenal coloring and you showcased this to perfection!!!!

  22. Barb, You're card is breath- taking. Absolutely awesome colors and DP. I love your flowers and stickpin too! Also great news that hubby is coming home esp. in time for his birthday. Now you can recuperate together and You both have been in my prayers.

  23. Adorable Barb, so dainty and delicate. Tilda and bride so magnifically colored. Lay out is gorgeous, and I love this white and blue contrast. Magnifique!
    Hugs.Take care.

  24. Barb, this is a perfect wedding card. Any bride and groom would love to get this. Your work just gets better and better.

  25. Barb your card is just so pretty as always, I am glad that hubby will be home tomorrow that should make things a little easier.
    Take good care yourselves !

  26. Barb...speedy recovery for your dear hubby...Your card is absolutely pretty, wonderful creations as always and I enjoyed looking at it....with a simply stunning flower arrangement as well..


  27. So glad he is coming home! Its so hard to really rest in the hospital. Hope you guys get caught up on your rest quickly. Hugs to both of you!

  28. Absolutely exquisite. Glad to hear your hubby is coming home and glad to see you posting again!

  29. So pretty! I love the little girl in yellow, so sweet.

  30. Barb, your card is stunning. You have an incredible knack for flower arranging and your embellishments are always so perfect. I love how they frame the image. Beautiful colouring too!
    hugs, Diana
    PS Thrilled to hear your husband is coming home. Happy Birthday to him from me!

  31. I missed seeing you post this one. WOW is it GORGEOUS! I could kick myself now for never buying this image. I love the colors and papers you used too. Just BEAUTIFUL!

  32. This is pretty enough to be framed! Every little detail is just stunning.
    Accident??? Hmmm apparently I have been out of the loop too long. I hope you are both doing well.


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