Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Midnight Flourishes

I don't often make "frillly" cards but here's my attempt at one. I took the photo of the rose and all the lacy, flowery embellishments were given to me by a friend. I will be entering this card in two challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 99 to use flowers of any kind.

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 85 fancy, plain or in between (guess I'd be in between!)

Here are the two sketches:


Priscilla said...

Hi Betty and Happy New Year. What a wonderful card you have created. I really like that you stepped out of your comfort zone and made a filly card ;) It turned our lovely. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges
MMSC Hostess

Denise said...

This is beautiful, Betty. Gorgeous picture of the rose. You have made one elegant card. Nicely done!!!

Becky said...

This is stunning Betty. Love how you did the ribbon.

Valerie said...

This is beautiful! I love the soft colors of the rose. Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness.

Myrna said...

I am so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone. This is gorgeous. Love the simplicity of it.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is so pretty! If you throw lace and pearls on it I'll love it! I love how long the trails on your bow are! All of the ripples really give it an elegant feel. Hope to see you at MMSC next week!

Happy New Year!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Melisa Waldorf said...

You did this style beautifully! I love how u gathered the ribbon around the corner and the lace and pearls are beautiful!

Colleen said...

This took my breath away! I love all the embellishments.

Diana Queen said...

Betty...this card takes my breath away with its beauty. I love, love, love your photograph cards. Just gorgeous! ;D

redwasher1 said...

Betty, this is stunning!!!

Becca Fabozzi said...

Such a pretty card. I really like the lace you used, so pretty. Thank you so much for joining the Midnight Madness Challenge. great job with the sketch

Patti said...

You do frilly really,really well! Beautiful card!

Lorie said...

This is beautiful! The image, pearls, lace and everything just came together so wonderfully! So happy you could play along with us at MMSC.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Betty - it is lovely to see you! I love your card - you may not do frilly too often BUT you do it so well - this is very pretty with just the right details! Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we love to have you as part of our MMSC family! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team