Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Cheerful Card {Maja Design}


I'm having one of those weeks.  Lot's of projects to get done for my design teams, and totally short on time.  Luckily I got this card done for Maja Design yesterday, before all the craziness started today!  My husband and I are looking to get our roof re-shingled, so we've been trying to get some quotes.  This morning while I was getting my pic's done for this post, our plumbing pipes burst, the ones leading from the street to the house!.....Major water pouring in and no way to stop it!  So the basement got flooded, and now we have to do major plumbing repairs.....fixing the plumbing from the street will require, tearing up our concrete driveway and putting in all new pipes....sigh, so much for putting in a new roof before the winter.  ...Well, at least I have a happy card to share, the bloom was fun to create using little scraps of Maja Design papers, from the Coffee in the Arbour Collection.  

One of my favourite sheets of paper from this collection is the 'Delicious Moments' paper with it's sweet little 'coffee' time or snack time vignettes.


I really like this paper because it offers great little pic's to use as center pieces to a cheerful card design. I used the coffee/roses and chocolate cake design for my card.
 

I simply cut out the coffee cup design, used an edge destressor on the edges and did a little machine stitiching around the edges of my cut papers.


I wanted to give my card a bit of a home-spun look so I created a flower design that I hope resembles a patterned quilt look.  I cut out a flower petal pattern from a bunch of the scrap papers I had from this paper collection, then moistened with water and gathered the bottom edge.


It's been a crazy week, and a busy one (two blog posts in one day!) and I have lot's more projects to share. I hope next week will prove to be a better week (not holding my breath, I have a feeling this plumbing problem is going to drag out over a week).  Maybe I should send this card to myself huh? :)


21 comments:

evlin95 said...

très jolie carte j'adore ces papiers aux couleurs romantiques ....

Kimberley Werezak said...

Oh Gabrielle, I'm so sorry to hear about your home troubles, were dealing with a broken garage door and a leaky roof, but it's probably nothing in comparison to a flood basement. Hopefully the damage is minimal. Good luck with everything, and love the card, it's so pretty!

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

You can indeed use a cheerfull card Gabrielle. What a work must be done with all the plumbing...You've made a pretty card, love what you did with the flowerpetals. Thanks for the inspiration.
Greetings Miranda

Romy said...

Oh wow, I just love this so much! The flower looks really pretty.

Martie Rollin said...

Such are the joys of home ownership! My daughter and I laugh when everything happens at once...what else is there to do!?!? LOVE this beautiful card! From stitching to paper manipulation and layering of images and die cuts...just lovely. My favorite element is that patchwork flower. Love it!

Liz's creative corner said...

oh hun sorry to hear about your bad luck with the water, they say these things are sent to try us!!!

love your card, the flower is gorgeous and so original, hope things gets better soon, hugs Liz xx

Tone-Lill said...

Sorry to hear about bursting pipe and flooding, I hope it hasn't cearted too much damage to your house....anyway, your card is such a beautiful piece of work, and the patchwork flower is a darling feature...love it!!! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

Linda Bell said...

such a sweet card for a friend. I love it again. Thanks Gabrielle!

Patty O'Malley said...

Oh my! What a day for you! I hope the repairs will be done quickly. Your card is so pretty. The flower looks like fabric.

Patty O'Malley said...

Oh my! What a day for you! I hope the repairs will be done quickly. Your card is so pretty. The flower looks like fabric.

Bev Hayne said...

Oh my, how awful for you Gabi. You must have felt so helpless whilst all that flooding was happening! Suggestion: place your beautiful card where you will see it often, and know how much we grateful recipients of your superb art-work are "Thinking of You" xx

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Oh dear, hopefully the problem can be fixed soonest, I can see lots of major work to be done. Why don't you email me your home address so I can send you a card to cheer you up Gaby! The petals of your flower are exquisite; so stunning and gorgeous card. Hugs xx

Corine Cara said...

Your card is very so beautiful. With this marvelous paper, you're make a gorgeous patchwoork flower.

Lizzyc said...

Well I can sent you a hug! I do hope you have a less dramatic week next week. But ripping up ones driveway sounds like a pretty big deal...hope it all goes well.. Your cardamoms so pretty, love the flower and stitching and lovely picture you have used... Take care..

Rona Butler said...

Real bad luck with the plumbing disaster - I know it!
Beautiful, beautiful card though - against all odds!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card.

Angela Restad said...

So sorry you are having a tough time, hang in there it will get better.
I love the flower you made and it would make a beautiful quilt ;-)

Kirsten McComas said...

I'm sorry to hear about your plumbing fiasco! This card is definitely beautiful and peacefulness emanates from it...hopefully the repairs are quick and without further stress.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, such lovely papers and your flower is Beautiful!

Julie said...

This flower is lovely and the whole card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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