Something Borrowed Wedding Card and A Design Team Announcement!

by Joanne James5. March 2015 08:05

Today in addition to my card I have some exciting news for you! I was recently asked by the lovely Connie and Mary to join their Thursday Challenge Team so it's official - I am officially a Create With Connie and Mary Designer:

As my regular readers know, I often play along with the CCMC challenges, so I'm excited to be sharing my first card as designer with you for this week's new challenge, which is a sketch challenge using the following sketch as inspiration:

I decided with Spring on the way and since we are just about to officially embark on 'wedding season', I would break out my 'Something Borrowed' Designer Series Paper and create my first wedding card this year:

I used Sahara Sand for my card base and overlaid this with a piece of 'Something Borrowed' DSP which I cut at an angle, following the line of the sketch, and covered the join with a piece of Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon. I punched the circles from Whisper White using a variety of circle punches, one of which I matted on circle of Blushing Bride, and I stamped a variety of stamps from the new 'Your Perfect Day' stamp set in Sahara Sand. I used a Blushing Bride marker to highlight the hearts on one of the circles and on the main circle, I also stamped the wreath shape in Pear Pizzazz around my sentiment in Sahara Sand, then added my Blushing Bride flowers punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents flower punch, finished with a pearl in the centre of each. To finish, I added a bow from Blushing Bride chevron ribbon and finished the centre of this with one of the gorgeous new Something Borrowed Embellishments - this really adds a touch of luxury to the finished card I think. I even stamped a co-ordinating envelope - of all the cards that I send, I like wedding cards to be special.

I hope you like today's card - do pop over to the Create With Connie And Mary website to check out the creations of the other members of the design team. There are a few other new designers joining the team too, so go take a look! we look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery this week.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new project; until then, happy stampin'!




Comments (18) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/5/2015 12:37:29 PM #

Congrats on your DT gig...they are lucky gals to have you!  This is just beautiful; Sahara Sank and any color of pink is one of my favorite color combos!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/5/2015 8:04:12 PM #

Thank you my friend! I love this colour combo too. Not used it much before I had this DSP, but now find myself getting drawn to it more and more.

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
3/5/2015 1:35:21 PM #

Welcome to the design team, Joanne! Beautiful card to begin with. Love that paper and it is so pretty with the addition of pink. The punched flowers on the wreath are a nice touch as is the beautiful bow.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/5/2015 8:05:38 PM #

Thank you Lisa - I'm thrilled to be joining you. An interesting sketch this week and always nice to have wedding cards on hand.

Barbara Mann
Barbara MannUnited States
3/5/2015 3:35:39 PM #

Congratulations Joanne!  I'm thrilled that I'll see your amazing cards for all CC&M challenges!  This wedding card is beautiful.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/5/2015 8:06:12 PM #

Thank you so much Barbara - that's so nice of you to say! So glad you like my wedding card this week.

Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
3/5/2015 5:03:45 PM #

Joanne, welcome to the Thursday Challenge Team!!  I always love your creations and this is no exception!!  The colors are so soft and pretty!  An elegant card for a spring or summer wedding!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/5/2015 8:06:59 PM #

Thanks Margaret - it's lovely to be here! So glad you like my first DT card - let's hope that bodes well for the duration!

3/5/2015 10:31:13 PM #

What a beautiful card and in such soft colors.

Margaret Spencer
Margaret SpencerUnited States
3/6/2015 3:44:30 AM #


Laura G
Laura GUnited States
3/6/2015 12:52:57 PM #

Wow!  This is just beautiful!  Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
3/6/2015 3:36:23 PM #

Wow, Joanne, this is a true beauty!  Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!  Congratulations on getting picked to be on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Team!  I'm thrilled to be crafting with you!

Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
3/7/2015 4:26:59 AM #

Breathtaking and stunning card!! The ribbon and embellishment feature is gorgeous and I can't gush enough over the sentiment circle - your choice of DSP and colours is spot on!! Congratulations on your spot on the CCMC team! I know I will be inspired and wow'd by your talents. Smile

Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
3/7/2015 12:55:33 PM #

Congratulations Joanne, and I love your card!  Great use of the stamps in Your Perfect Day, and such pretty colors!  I am looking forward to creating with you on the Challenge Team.

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
3/7/2015 8:55:12 PM #

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Design team!  I am looking forward to creating with you!  I have to admit...I've stalked your blog many times in the past!  Love this card!  So dainty and pretty and one of my favorite color combos!  Fabulous wedding card!  Love the ribbon and little embellishment!

Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
3/8/2015 3:56:14 PM #

Just saw your card on CCMC and had to come to tell you how beautiful it is THEN saw your announcement that you are now a designer for this wonderful team of talented stampers. Congrats!! I love your card and you did this stamp set absolutely beautiful for the beginning of the wedding season. Love it!

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
3/10/2015 12:51:53 PM #

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team!  We are THRILLED to have you!  LOVE your beautiful wedding card...especially that wreath of flowers!  That set is one of my favorites in the Occasions catalog!  Great job with the sketch!

Doodlebird Dewigns
Doodlebird Dewigns United Kingdom
4/9/2015 5:28:33 AM #

Love the card, congratulations on becoming part if the design team cc

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