Southern Belle

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Wow it has been over a week since my last post and so much has happened in that week.  First of all I spent time dodging the multiple tornadoes that touched down here in Texas...and then, managed to survive the wind, rain and hail that lasted for hours.  But after hours of watching and waiting it all died down and the earth stood still again.  I peeked outside and it appeared to be okay with a few branches thrown here and there...decided to clean up the yard after the sun came up.

When the sun appeared, I took time to clean up a few branches before getting back into my routine which including fighting traffic to get to work.  But later when I returned home I had a pleasant stuff sitting at my door waiting to be opened.

As usual when I get something new, I have to play and test it out therefore I spent time just cutting different things with my new Marianne and Spellbinder dies.  So now I have a basket full of die cuts that I hope will at some point find their way to a card or page layout.

Today I am going to share a card where I used a couple of my new dies.   Hope you like it or find it interesting.

Title: Southern Belle
3 Layers, 2 dies, 1 image

Card-stock: Bazzill
Spellbinders:  5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Marianne Designs:  Parasol
Flowers:  Wild Orchid
Recollection Pearls

Entering in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Challenge #183 "3-2-1"
Digi Haven - Challenge "Mother's Day/Floral" (5/22)
Inspire Me Fridays - Challenge #103 "Anything Goes" (5/22)
Simply Create Too - Challenge#37 - "Anything Goes" (5/23)
Sister Act - Challenge #7 - "Anything Goes"
Wags and Whiskers - Challenge #104 - "Anything Goes" (5/29)
Penny Black Saturday - Challenge "Anything Goes"
Kraftyhands Challenge - "Anything Goes"
My Sheri Crafts - Challenge "Flower Power"
One Stop Craft - Challenge 229 "Anything Goes"


Sandy Palmer said...

Love this card! Wonderful colors together! Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow I love what you did with your new ties. The mustard and black is a lovely colour combo.
I cant believe your talking about tornadoes as a matter of fact and are so calm about it. We here in South Africa dont get to see tornadoes, perhaps one every 50 years. Relieved to hear you survived the latest weather onslaught.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Happy to hear that you were not adversely affected by wild weather and in fact had a surprise parcel safely waiting for you .
Love your fabulous creation . Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .

Sheila H said...

Your new dies are great - love the card! I'm glad you were ok after all the bad weather.

danita k said...

This is an elegant card. I love everything about it! TFS!!!

fun stamping said...

What an exquisite card - simply stunning! I am glad you survived those tornadoes unscathed!

Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Dewi Lestari said...
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Dewi Lestari said...

This is awesome! Love the die cuts. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge and Simply Create Too: Anything Goes

MaxineD said...

Oh Lesia this is gorgeous!! Love the die cuts and the wee touch of gold in the card.
So glad to hear you have been safe so far in the 'weather' you are getting - it looks scary on our TV!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A very elegant and classy card! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you for our next challenge! Susan x

Sandy Trefger said...

This is fabulous! I love your dies and the design of your card with the pretty flowers on the bottom. I have to ask, is the girl a die or a digi? The reason I ask is it's hard for me to tell and for our challenge at Digi Haven we do require a digi image or sentiment on your creation to be eligible for the prize drawing. You can email me if you like to let me know. strefger{at}gmail{dot}come. Thanks so much and thank you for joining us at Digi Haven!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Kim. said...

Oooh what a stunning card, love all the die cuts used and the black, mustard and white all ties together so well.
Kim xXx

Classygirl said...

As a girl from Chicago, the storms are the worst part about now living in GA. Glad you are ok and crafting. LOVE your card....great images. Love how feminine it is.

carol said...

super card..thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

Loving this and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week and good luck

Lisa T said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SACC!

Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning and thank you for joining us at Wags n Whiskers for the recent challenge and good luck :)
hugs and xxx

Glenda said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Raquel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the vibrant flowers contrasting the silhouettes

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts!

Kimberly S said...

This is just lovely! Gorgeous silhouette. Thanks so much for joining us for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, but don't forget to use a Penny Black stamp to be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes!
Helen x

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