Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Totally cased!! ;o)

Yesterday, one of my colleagues announced that her boyfriend had proposed on Saturday. Initially, she kept it to herself, but I spotted the stunning multi-carat diamond ring and coupled with the unusually bouncy, friendly mood, put two-and-two together, so the cat was out of the bag! So.. needed a quick card last night.

One of my favourite artists (and I use that term deliberately, as her work is stunning and way beyond my reach) is Paula (Bettyboo). Just recently, she posted a series of cards with pure white space around the focal point, which I love, so I used the inspiration from one of those (the one with the butterfly, HERE)...

Paula kindly gave me permission to post my take on her card....
The DP is Basic Grey Euphoria, glued to card and raised on pads. The names are computer-generated, and also raised.

I would thoroughly recommend visiting Paula's blog if you get the chance. You won't regret it!



  1. Lovely card- so tasteful.

  2. Hi Chris, this is a beautiful card; so elegant. Paula's blog is gorgeous - thanks for the link.
    Lesley x

  3. Lovely card indeed....love your choice off paper and extra embellies.
    Many thanks for the write up,your kind words and putting a link to my blog...

    I know you might not believe this but I have admired your work too,ever since I came across you on the Simply cards and Papercraft forum.

  4. Lovely and sweet card and i am going to check your link.
    bye bye,Lean

  5. Thanks, Paula.. I thought you were familiar!! That's going back a while now. I've grown up a bit since then!! lol ;o)

    Good to find you again. You haven't lost your touch!

    Chris xx

  6. Hi Chris

    Lots of white - love it.

    I think simple cards with special details give off a great statement. Very classy and personal - but be careful .. .. .. you could be on wedding stationery duty if you're not careful!!! LOL!!!

    Thanks for the link too Paula. Off there next!

    Love Jules xx

  7. perfect card for an engagement when cute doesn't cut it. this is simple and elegant and perfect for a couple

    off now to look at Paulas work :o)


    Amanda xx

  8. Very elegant Chris. I do love that BG paper, and the gems...I always love a bit of bling..

    Love Debbie xx

  9. Stunning, simplicity at it's glorious best, you've inspired me today!

  10. Oh Chris

    Utterley stunning, pure elegance.

    B x

  11. Thanks for sharing that on my blog Chris. Very funny. I'm going to remember the headphones trick - good one! xx

  12. Truly elegant card, I love Paula's work and this is a real tribute to it, tfs. :)xx


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