Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tall Flower Thank You...CASE Study #191

Hello...

My card today is nothing spectacular - my one and only tall flower stamp, embossed in gold, water-coloured (inside the lines...) with a lovely font thank you, also embossed in gold.  No bits of bling or added sparkle (though I was tempted)...just a simple card.

What IS spectacular, however, is the card that inspired me to create...a card by the incredibly talented, incredibly sweet, incredibly inspiring Wida, whose masterpiece is showcased as the muse for the current (and nearly closing) CASE Study Challenge #191. At this point in my post, I would share an image of the card and I will...except THIS card image comes from MY house, where Wida's gorgeous card resides!

Yes, yes, you read that right; I am the proud, honoured, thrilled and all-around ecstatic owner of this exquisite card!  A couple months ago, I received a most sparkling, uplifting message from Wida, who wanted to share a RAK with me. Shock, delight, surprise...I was beside myself that somehow I had earned such an honour from someone I admire so greatly. When the delightful package of goodies arrived - the Penny Black Hello and Frame die you've seen me use, as well as a pad of Amy Tangerine paper (currently being hoarded) - they were accompanied by Wida's card.  I opened it, and immediately fell into a swoon.  To say I'm smitten is an understatement.

So, without further ado, I present Wida's elegant creation...from my home to all of yours...




 Sigghhh....so beautiful....

Thank you, Wida, for this gem.  To alllll of you - those who've I've been  honoured to receive cards from (every one a treasure), and those who leave comments of such warmth and encouragement - THANK YOU!  My card, as I mentioned, is simple.  I wish I could give a rose to each of you, but since I can't, I hope this one will do...


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!

24 comments:

  1. Simple and elegant and quite gorgeous, Carol ... the soft pink watercolouring with the gold embossing is fabulous! A lovely CASE of Wida's amazing card ... how awesome to have it IRL! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. My Jaw dropped on this post, WOW. you deserve many RAK and lovely notes for all of the encouragement that you give! Hope we meet someday Miss C!

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  3. Also love your Thank you - Elegant and exquisite!

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  4. What a fantastic way of celebrating a RAK! This post is awesome on so many levels :)

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  5. Gorgeous in gold! A lovely tribute to the original (lucky you!)

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  6. Blogland is one of the most spectacular places on earth. Meeting so many wonderful people has been such a blessing. You are one of them. It's no wonder you were the recipient of Wida's RAK...seriously. Card makers are the sweetest, kindest, bestest people in the whole wide world!!!!! Your card is lovely, and is also a lovely tribute to Wida's card. You've done her proud, my friend. Hope your week is going just as you want it to. : ) Bev

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  7. I think YOU deserve a Rose!!! You have no idea how much i appreciate your sweet and lovely comments!!! The always...ALWAYS bring a huge and warm smile on my face!! :)
    So very sweet of Wida! You lucky girl you,getting such a Gem!!
    And your Thank you card...wonderful!! Looks so elegant!!!
    Sorry Carol,that it takes me forever leaving comments lately!!! I am trying my best changing that!!!
    BIG HUGS to you...to one of the sweetest girls on this crafty planet!!
    Cindy

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  8. Oh your card is just as beautiful and lovely as Widas!! I think you did a spectacular job on it! What a wonderful and lovely surprise to receive such a beautiful card and nice gift from someone you admire. And I have to agree with Cindy, you leave the most heartfelt and sweet comments ever, and they always make me smile ear to ear! ((Hugs))

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  9. Wow! I am loving your card as much as Wilda's card!! Both are stunning in their own right!! How sweet of Wilda to RAK you such wonderful goodies and such a beautiful card. I think you most certainly deserved to be spoiled by someone that you are in awe of!! It's funny how we don't think our own work is any good, but you awing someone else. Like me! I'm always in awe of your beautiful projects Carol!! You are way to hard on yourself because your cards are just as lovely as anyone's out there. So there! lol Hugs

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  10. Gorgeous!! I LOVE the gold with a little bit of pink!! Love love love it!!

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  11. You call this nothing spectacular? It's simply beautiful! And you watercolored - hurray! Isn't it fun?

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  12. Oh my....I too would be over the moon happy to have this card sitting in my house. This is so gorgeous! And a RAK too, so sweet. I have to say I have never met a nicer group of ladies than the ones I have met through card making and blogging. So sweet of Wilda. And your card...just stunning my friend and your water coloring is so sweet, I really love it! If you only can have one tall flower stamp, you seem to have just the perfect one.

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  13. Great CASE Carol, I love, love the embossing. And what a wonderful surprise from Wida...the blogging world is very special xx

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  14. Love the gold embossing and peach color :) dropped back to tell u I ma ur new follower. You are amazing !!

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  15. I'm so jealous you have that card LOL - LOVE IT!! The crafting community is so special - so many wonderful, giving people :) Glad you were the recipient of such a great card and RAK! Lovely case of it too.

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  16. Wilda's creation is lovely and lucky you to receive it! Love the colors and the sparkles too!~ Now for your elegant creation! I love the colors and the embossing too! What is the name of the stamp? It is really lovely!

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  17. How sweet and wonderful that Wida sent that to you! Love your fab card too!

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  18. Two beautiful flower creations by two super talented ladies! I love the gold embossing on your card....always seems to add an elegant feel! Fabulous coloring - your shading is exquisite!

    When I read about Wilda's RAK, it totally warmed my heart and then really, REALLY made me wonder....why haven't I ever done that? Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  19. Oh these are both so lovely and funny but both of you ladies are so lovely!!! Cards from blogging friends are treasures and I have kept every one I have ever received! Love your glittery gold embossing Carol!

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  20. Wida card is really adorable..
    Your card hmmmm I loooveee the embossing with gold really stand out....LOOVEE the card from you it has a soft color and elegant...and CAS too :)

    May I ask your address dear Carol I would love to send you a card too...if you give me an address..then I will send it to you a special card for a special woman like you...you are very care to me...I love read alllll alll your comment..you gave it with your heart thanks dear...

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  21. OMG you received *the* case study card?!! Well, that just goes to show you...only the best for the best!!!! And just look at your study of the case!!! Whoa!!! Spectacular...actually, I don't even know if that word does it justice! I am head over heals in love with it...simply gorgeous, Carol!!

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  22. Oh...Carol your thank you card is STUNNING! Love everything about it :)

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  23. I so love gold & pink together--beautifully done, Carol!

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  24. Wow! So generous of Wida...a good fit since you're so generous yourself! Your card is anything but simple! It's stunning...the perfect CAS design and elegant touches are simply brilliant. It's beautiful!

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