Thursday 1 December 2011

Silence Is Golden


Finally I had time to put my idea to paper. It has been a bit of hectic week. I had to entertain 32 kids between 6-12 years of age in making cards for christmas. So, I had to make some preparations on Monday and Tuesday.

I had this idea the first time I saw the challenge to make your own portret over at Paint your World, but had to put it at the back of my mind. Monday, however, when I saw this nice pink daisy paper, I just could not resist. I just felt like making something dainty. We celebrated 13 years of marriage on Monday and the other day, I heard, that when the silence between two people is in harmony, that says the most and not what is said in words. And, I believe it to be true, whether it be friends or lovers. With the year running to a close, it is also a time to rethink the year passed, a time to become silent within yourself. With us, in our summer holiday season, it is probable easier than with our fellow crafters in the northern hemisphere.

Now, for my card. With the frame I've used some heat embossing in pink, the stamp is from DTM Loisir Créatifs, the image is Lily & Milo, from Rachelle Anne Miller, distributed by Stampavie. I printed on pink vellum and used some pergament perforating on the edge. The tread is some white glitter embroidering thread and the swirl is punched in some pink hologram paper. The flowers are from my stash.

I had my hubby in mind when I started, since the times with him is prescious, but I doubt whether he is into pink, so it will end up at my friend, to say thank you for her presence in my life.

Challenges I'm entering:
Seems a little sketchy#1 - Sketch
Paint your world #5 - Make a portret with frame
Charisma cardz #47 - Seeing Spots
Get Hippity with Ippity #10 - Embossing
Craft your Passion #86 - Tis the season - Anything holiday or winter related (It is summer holidays, here in South Africa)
Crafty Cardmakers#57 - Heat embossing
Use it Tuesday #20 - Giving Thanks

Thank you for your visit.


Sonya said...

Such a sweet card...glad you joined us at UIT!

Josephine said...

This is so pretty - that embossed border is a fabulous touch!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Anonymous said...

Really sweet,i love it!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,best of luck!

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,so pretty.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this

O'Shelli said...

Извените, но прием работ давно закончен.

Haven_mom4 said...

Thank you for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Cathy Lee said...

Fabulous card, Olga. I love the pretty pinks. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion 'Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Pauline said...

What a sweet and very lovely card, love the image, and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

J said...

What a lovely card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


AllisonG said...

Love your card and the whole idea behind your sentiment. It's so true that not having to say anything is a mark of a profound relationship.

Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back again soon.

fionalawlor said...

Beautiful card! The pink embossing looks gorgeous and such a cute image :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Gram's Treasures said...

Sweet card....and had to smile. It's the perfect sentiment after the entertaining the 32 little ones! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma. Good Luck

She's a Color Queen said...

This is so sweet, love the pink! We are so glad you joined us this week at Seems a little Sketchy!

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute image!! I love the colors and soft tones in the image. Thank you for playing with us at Use it Tuesday.