Friday, May 22, 2015

Happily Ever After...Inspirational Challenge #83~Purple, CASology #147~Wedding

Hello, Hello...Are you ready?  This one very, very SPECIAL post:


This is a surprise Inkspirational Challenge #83 challenge in honour of our Design Team member Pia , who is getting married to the love of her life, Thomas, next week.
We want to wish Pia a lifetime of happiness with her new husband and we’d like you to join us.


One of Pia’s favourite brands,Clearly Besotted has kindly donated a £15 gift certificate as a prize for this challenge and here’s how you could win:

For ONE entry:  Make a card for our colour challenge , featuring the colour purple
For a SECOND entry: make a card that has BOTH purple AND a love/wedding theme.


We’d also love you to pop over to Pia’s blog and leave a message for the happy couple.

The Design Team have kept their cards hidden from the blog until now, so we can surprise Pia with this special challenge (although she may have received some in real life!):

My card for our sweet Pia (I am sooooo seriously stoked for her!) is the debut of my new Altenew Vintage Roses, combined with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted:



Pia and Thomas: may you truly live 'happily ever after'...and may 'ever after' be a long, long life time filled with joy and love, always and in all ways! Much love to you both!

I hope you'll join us in celebrating the newlyweds!

I'm joining the gallery over at CASology Challenge #147~Wedding (perhaps not quite as *cas* as it should be but...hope it still kinda-sorta fits)


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,



32 comments:

sandie said...

Stunning flowers Carol, they may have to be on my list!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colours you used to perfect! hugs Pops x x x

Jeanne said...

Congrats to the happy couple. What a beautiful card to send some love to the soon to be newlyweds! I seriously thought at first that you colored the images. What a fabulous set to get that kind of detail. Needless to say, this card is fabulous, C!! Hugs!

Sarah Gray said...

What a great debut for these roses, Carol - beautiful! Such an elegant design and perfect wedding congratulations card :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well you made purple shine! Love those flowers~

Marisa said...

Gorgeous purple roses and a beautiful card :)

Carole said...

OMG those roses are GORGEOUS! and so is your card. A great sentiment and love love love the purple.Hugs xx

Kim M said...

Those roses are amazing! As is your card, Carol. It's a perfectly lovely CAS card! :-)

KayM said...

Oooooooh this is so pretty! Purple is my favorite color and those are some of the pretty purple roses I have seen! I'm sure Pia will love your beautiful card!! Hope you have a fun and happy weekend! ((Hugs))

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my goodness gorgeousness! c... this is fantastic!! Love those roses... in purple? Even better!
=] M

Shauna said...

This is beautiful Carol! Those flowers are stunning and the sentiment is just perfect! Great design.
- Shauna

Bobby said...

Holy cow, Carol! This is outstanding!!! Where did you get three perfect purples to use?

Brenda said...

Wow, your card is amazing and so beautiful Carol!!! I just got this set too, but haven't had time to play with it. I hope I can do it justice like you have with this beautiful card!! I love that you guys are honoring the bride to be with this challenge. I wish the couple lots of long years together in wedded bliss! I'm a sucker for a good love story anyway. lol Hugs, Brenda

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous! Love those roses!

Pam said...

Gorgeous! I am so in love with this beautiful card. Those roses are amazing. xo

Kylie said...

Firstly, you enabler, you! I did it. I just ordered the Altenew Painted Butterflies and Vintage Roses stamp sets and it is all your fault!! lol This card is simply beautiful! I have no other words...it is just beautiful!

Marina said...

Just beautiful - the flowers are perfect in purple and the sentiment just right.

Hazel Hodgkins said...

What a stunning card Carol, and even better that it's for a real couple!! How very, very exciting. I am sure Pia will be touched, and I am so glad you linked up with us at CASology this week!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Seeing your card I totally get it Carol! Great minds thing alike ;o)
The Altenew flowers stamp set is stunning and here it just works in perfect harmony with the CBS sentiment.
This great surprise has brought a big smile to my face and I am so warmed by all your happy wishes for me and Thomas. Thank you :o)
Big hugs!

Anita in France said...

Wow ... or rather WOW, Carol ... those roses are stunning ... seems I could just stretch in and touch them, they're awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my, this is swoon-worthy. Just gorgeous, and what a wonderful wedding card for Pia.

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning wedding card, Carol! I love how you placed the flowers and the shades of purple are perfect! By the way, I think it's totally CAS...and completely gorgeous!
Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and love you've left on my blog...you are such a dear friend!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, those new roses of yours are stunning!! I have a similar dark purple rose in my garden and this card really reminds me of it, they look so real!! Perfect stamping and a beautiful design.

Joyce said...

Such a gorgeous card. Those roses are gorgeous, and work perfectly with that sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

So Suzy Stamps said...

Love the purple and love card! Carol, your cards are always so happy!!!!

Greta said...

Oh what a beauty! I know Pia adores this card!

Geri said...

OMG...your card is stunning! Wow - the flowers are incredible - especially in the shades of purple that you used! Love the CB sentiment....will be adding this set to my list as well!

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - girl you sure do know how to rock the purple - these blooms look spectacularly marvelous and gorgeous on this card - love the way you have stamped them and where you have placed the sweet sentiment!! Just super amazing!! You are rocking so much at the cards!!! SO GREAT!!!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous card! Love the purple roses :)

Kim Heggins said...

This is absolutely one beautiful card...love those gorgeous purple roses.

Monika Reeck said...

STUNNING
love that flower image
love the purple
love your CAS card
this is stunning PIA will love this if you send to her I believe it
hugs, Monika

Anonymous said...

what purple inks did you use?