Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pearls and Pastels

The The Shabby Tea Room are having a Pearls and Pastels challenge this week.  I love the inspiration photo.  I have made a card and a bag to match for my neice's birthday in October.  I thought it would be fun to add a French Quotation to the bag. My neice Ashleigh is learning French at school.  Ashleigh went to Noumea, New Caledonia last week to practice French. The holiday was arranged through her school , so a group of them went. (During the school holidays)  What a holiday!   The quote reads

"Le monde un livre
Don't chaque pas nous
Ouvre une page"

Alphonse de Lamartine

(Translated . "The world is a book, each step opens a page for us")

The Card and bag  were prepared using the following:

Paper:  Bella Rose Dsp Stampin Up.  The Blue Paper at the bottom of the bag is also Stampin Up, but I cannot remember which Dsp pack it comes from.  The blue wallpaper style of paper I have had for a long time. Other pink paper I have also had for a long time.

Ribbon: Pink Ribbon.  Recycled from a headpiece that my daughter wore when she was very little.

Flowers :   From my stash
Brads:        From my stash
Pearls:       Flourish with a bling
Stamp:       A Flower for all seasons  , Stampin Up.

Its almost the end of the School Holidays. I love having the kids home, but I do also love getting back to the normal routine.

Have a great week!!   (What's left of it)

Inspiration Photo



  1. Pretty card! So feminine! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  2. What a lovely card, Kelly Ann! I know your niece is going to love her card and bag. Love the quote. Nice work!

  3. Oh so pretty ... wonderful seam binding and flowers in your design! Thank you for sharing this little pretty with us in the Tea Room :)

  4. What a beautiful quote and the inspiration photos are so lovely. Your niece is very lucky to such a wonderful holiday destination!

    Have a beautiful day. xxx

  5. wow your card is so gorgeous, I love the sugary sweet colours. so pretty :)

  6. Such a pretty card, love the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week! : )

  7. Thanks for the great comments. I really enjoyed doing this card.


  8. So lovely to hear from you, Kelly!
    Love your card, and and the bracelet is equally gorgeous!
    Have a nice weekend,

  9. Kelly this is so lovely! Don't you covet that bracelet? I do!! Hope you are having a good weekend! We have had a beautiful sunny day here in Victoria (Canada)...:)

  10. Oooo this one is truly divine just love it.
    Shirley x x

  11. Beautiful feminine and vintage looking. My all time favorite style!!