Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hello!! ~ I am home again..........

So nice to be back home again after a month away with my husband. As you know he goes on a fishing trip each September to the north of Vancouver Island. He had a wonderful time with friends he sees there every year and we had the best weather in all the times we have been there.....
The weather here at home has been just as great - although, I do hear it may rain tomorrow. Can't complain though! It is October - Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada, so you know fall and winter weather is on it's way.
I was just dieing to make a card after all of this time......LOL
I have made a very simple one today. I hope you can see the calmness and the quiet beauty I was trying to do? I wanted the light coming from the top left of the card this time. I sure hope you can see what I have done so that the right side is darker and also under the see-through costume the colours should be lighter also.

I love this simple image from 'Paper Pretties' and have had it for some time.

Today I have used SU card stock: 'Close to Cocoa' as well as SU, DP: 'Candy Lane'. I used my border punch at the sides of the brown and pink DP and I cut out my image with the Lrg. Spellbinder Oval Scallop. I have used a wide satin brown ribbon from SU as well.....The soft peach pearls are from: Kaiser Craft
Don't know if you really need a closer view - but I have one here for you:

The inside of the card is simple as well - just the way I wanted it to be.
I have put 1/4 " brown ribbon across the left hand page twice and made bows that I attached, as well as more of the pearls. I stamped a sentiment from my 'Bella' stamps in Close to Cocoa, attached a ballet slipper with the ribbon to the sentiment and then mounted with dimensional stickers and added one pearl to it also.
The right hand side of the card has three beautiful Prima flowers added with sterling silver centers and pearls.

I hope you enjoy looking at this card....
You may also notice I have a new background on my blog. It is sooo pretty, I just couldn't resist it even though I know that Halloween and Christmas are fast approaching!
I also was taught how to add a way of subscribing to my posts with an email link. I love this way myself to receive other's work, so hope it will be of some help to those of you who like to follow my blog.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Canadians out there and for all of my other friends: have a wonderful weekend.
Candy Mills


Kim said...

Hi Candy! Welcome back! Hope you had a fantastic vacation hun!!! Your card is GORGEOUS and of course you know i love it because it's pink and brown! woo-hoo!!!! Hope you are doing good hun! Have a great week!
Hugs~ Kim

Norma said...

Hi Candy. Welcome back.
What a precious card. This is such a sweet image. And in one of my favorite colour combos too. Love the design of it.

I luv luv luv your new blog design. You have got to let me know how you did the change. LOL. I'm so computer illiterate--I've been trying to get my niece to pretty up my blog, but she is so busy with her school work. Oh well, that's more important--I can wait.


Anonymous said...

Hi Candy! I am soooo glad you're back from vacation!! Hope you had fun. I really LOVE your new card and I happen to really like both the colors and design.

Your new web site looks great! I also am so happy to now be able to get all of your updates by email. Yippee!


Mina said...

Beautiful card Candy, love the muted tones and your perfectly coloured image...just stunning
Mina xxx

Ruthie said...

Love your card. You still have a good eye. Miss our cropping together.