Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Charming Verity

Today, I made a card for no other reason than to occupy my mind. It didn't really work... I still shed my tears I'd been holding back all day. It's really a long sordid story but suffice to let you know that I discovered I was not invited to a family wedding. It made me realize the day my 94 year old mother passes, I will no longer have anyone who will love me unconditionally. So, it made for an empty heart today and my card paid the price. I couldn't fill it up enough. lol Here I'll show you:
Oh, look! A twisted easel card:
Here's a side view:
Here's a close up of the image:
I didn't think this through very well... when I added the eyelets on the corners, it made for an unattractive back view so I decided to cover it with card stock. THAT was NOT the answer either... so I added a flower:
I want to show you why I LOVE to make easel cards. First, they make the card look so much more elegant! In my "Ema-gination" anyway. But most importantly, I'm using more and more paper and let me tell you, I've been hoarding it for a really LONG time so I have a LOT of it. I'm left with large scraps that I might could make a second card with and then these itty, bitty scraps that I am able to toss without reaching into the trashcan to retrieve them:
Isn't that wicked awesome!?! It lifts my spirits momentarily there to get to show you that. :)
I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
(The six embellishments on top left and bottom right corner are eyelets.)
I am a follower of these blogs. The blog layout I use does not allow me to list challenges on a sidebar. Instead, I display badges and / or links here
Here's the sketch:

Here is the color inspiration:
This is how I put my card together:
Image: Verity from Funky Kits
(There's NO way I could possibly get you a direct link.
 I cannot remember the name of the paper pad!)
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles SM
Pigment inks: Cat's Eye Queue from Clear Snap
Flowers, buttons, twine and eyelets from my stash
Ssooo, I also wanted to participate in Sentimental Sunday's Challenge #219 - Decorate Your Card Inside and Out but I forgot the sentiment! Go figure! I guess it's a good thing though... this is the first time ever I've listed so many challenges! I think I'm OK with each of the challenge rules, but I might could have missed one! :\ I hope not! lol 
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely card you have matched the colour well Lynne DT Incy Wincy x

  2. What a lovely card you made with our sketch from Cheerful Sketches!
    Thanks for joining us!

    Marjoleine (DT)

  3. WOW Ema this is so beautiful such a wonderful image, top notch colouring and a perfect design, love it.
    lorraine x

  4. Fabulous card Ema, great colour palette.

    Thanks for sharing in our fancy folds challenge.

    Sorry to read you are feeling so sad!

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  5. YOur card is beautiful.....and you know sometimes the best family are not family but

  6. I think your mood is reflected in the wistful look on the little girl's face. Such a pretty card though. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and More. xx

  7. Very pretty card regardless your mood. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  8. Fabulous card and your colouring is superb. Hope you found it therapeutic - I know I do :) Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  9. Emma, your card is beautiful! Love the coloring of the image and your wonderful palette! As for the other, I don't know if you believe in a higher power, if you do, remember that G-d will always love you unconditionally and your mother's love lives in your heart and it has been and always will be unconditional. Feel better. Thanks for dropping this wonderful project off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  10. Fabulous card, beautifully coloured image and lovely papers. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    I am sure if you look around you will find other people who love you, sometimes friends can be as important as family and every crafter has lots of friends.


  11. such a beautiful card I love it thank you for sharing with TTPH

    Jacqui DT

  12. Beautifully done great take on our colour challenge Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy this week and we also have a DT Call going at the moment
    hugs Nikki

  13. wow nice work!! Leuk dat je meedoet met de challenge bij Cheerful Sketches.
    groetjes ine

  14. Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy’s Color challenge! What a great creation!! This is lovely! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  15. Beautiful easel card, even your little girl looks a bit sad though. I hope you are feeling better about things. I hate throwing bits of paper and card away too, lol.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and hope to see you again soon.

  16. Such a sweet card!! Thank you so much for joining us at Love To Scrap! Hugs, Martha LTSCB DT

  17. Really pretty x.
    thank you for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog
    Hugs Sharon
    DT x

  18. waow, a very nice card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Cheerful sketches.
    Greetings Geesje


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