Friday, May 3, 2013

My Friend

I am so blessed to have wonderful friends.  One of these friends is Loll of Stamping with Loll.  She is a constant source of inspiration and she always shares how to do her cards. I always learn something from  her blog.  Recently she made some card candy. I was a lucky recipient and couldn't wait to use it.



Isn't this daisy amazing?  The sponging on the petals and the center with the glitter is beautiful! 

I thought it would be perfect for the Muse challenge this week.  This week's Muse is Jen Mitchell and this is the card she created for our inspiration.


I love this layout with the rounded corners on the top and how the design piece is dropped to the bottom of the card.  I was also inspired by the colors.

Edited to add that I was so excited to get a card done that I forgot a couple of challenges.

CCEE Stampers Challenge 1318 want us to make it shimmer. Do you see the glitter in the center of the daisy?

Simon Says Stamp is looking for Happy Mail. 
It was happy mail when I received these daisies and I hope it will be happy mail when a special friend receives this card.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  You're a Gem (Retired)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party
Other:  Pool Party Seam binding, Madeira Corner Die (Memory Box), Daisy (Loll's Card Candy), Corner Rounder Punch (EK)

Be sure to check out all the cards in the Muse gallery.  You can vote on your favorites starting at noon on Saturday.

It's been a crazy week and I've been Nurse Nana most of the week.  Looks like everyone is on the mend and I'm looking forward to some stamping time this weekend.

I'm so glad you could stop by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Enjoy!





28 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous rich take on this week's Muse, Bonnie! Thanks for playing along!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Gorgeous card!! Love your take on the Muse challenge ... and I love the orange and blue together - amazing! So happy that you liked the card candy and thanks so much for the shout out! Loll xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry to hear you've had sickies there and had to be Nurse. I hope everyone is all better and you don't get sick!

Your card is beautiful, Bonnie! I love that you got some of Loll's fantastic candy! She has been a muse for me for years and years and I love the tribute you've done to her!!

Benzi said...

Bonnie, that daisy is absolutely gorgeous. How sweet Loll gifted you with it. You really captured the sparkle in the center...better than I did on mine. I'm so glad you decided to play with the CCEE Stampers this week.

I must say that is some beautiful inspiration you had for your card.

Cynthia said...

Love your card! The color combo is just gorgeous!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! (Sorry to hear you've been nurse to the sick ones--I hope they all have a restful weekend!)

jimlynn said...

Love the colors on this and that flower is stunning! So beautiful.
Lynn

Bethany Stellpflug said...

oh, wow, that flowers is so totally gorgeous! Love it! :)

Laura said...

Oh Bonnie, You Lucky Girl! I love Loll's candy. They are sooo cute! And you did and awesome JOB showing her flower off.Love the colors and the layout.TFS

sandie said...

Hi Bonnie, saw your card on Loll's site and wanted to let you know how gorgeous it is! Great use of the candy and fab take on Jen's card x

Laura Jane said...

Beautiful take on this muse!
LOVE the diecut foliage:)

Colleen Dietrich said...

You are lucky indeed to receive this card candy from Loll! That flower is nothing short of stunning, used beautifully by you.

stempelomi said...

lovely card and great colors!

Maria said...

Wow! Both are gorgeous cards! That daisy is fabulous! And, great use of washi tape with sweet butterfly on the second card!

Kim S said...

Beautiful! I love that brilliant flower backed with a simple white vine and the soft blue!

Meg said...

I love your card - You had me at the flower - so pretty. Wonderful take on the Muse this week.

Lucy said...

Beautiful card - I LOVE that flower!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Bonnie, your cards are so delightful. Thank you, so much, for joining us in the CCEE Stampers challenge.

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie - beautiful flower & love the white-on-white leaf spray!

MaryH said...

Yes indeedy, that is one pretty daisy. And I love that inspired color theme you have going here. Congrats on your candy win, and I'll check out Loll's blog. Always enjoy reading how 'to do' card stuff. Must confess I did NOT recognize the corner die behind your lovely daisy...wasn't sure if it was a flourish or emboss, 'til I read the 'specs. You genius, you. Great idea to use as you do. (Hmmm...note to self: Remember that!) TFS a beautiful card, and I liked your Muse inspiration too! Very classy.

Joyce said...

Your card is just gorgeous. How lucky you are to have a friend who sends you such wonderful embellishments.

Jessica said...

Wao Bobbie, I truly love this. The flower is indeed gorgeous and I love how you picked the delicate feeling of the inspiration card. Big hug! Great job!
Jessica

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh wow, what an amazing flower ... beautifully paired with the simple white on white spray and that gorgeous ribbon ... just lovely!

Greta said...

Your card is just exquisite!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Ummmm WOW!

Jen said...

That flower is absolutely gorgeous! I love how it looks with all that gorgeous white space!

Quip1320 said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the color of the flower with the turquoise. Gorgeous!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another beauty, love the combination of the peacock blue & orange, beautiful design. Take care, Shirleyx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs
Mandy xx