Thursday, 2 October 2014

Where are the pearls?

I've got something worrying to share with you today, because I've been diagnosed with a life changing condition.

It's called EWS.  I have good days and bad, the symptoms come and go, but it's hit me pretty hard today.

I'm going to need a lot of therapy.

Or possibly chocolate.

Actually, better make that a lot of chocolate (and never mind the 'possibly').

So EWS, is 'Embellishment Withdrawal Syndrome'.

The symptoms are clearly present in today's card, which features no embellishments whatsoever.

Not one.




Not even any of my beloved pearls.  (yup, I've got it bad)

(OK there's maybe a little stitching, but that doesn't count, right?)

Crafty Little Fairies' new challenge is 'use only one designer paper', so despite the lack of, well, anything, it actually fits that theme perfectly.

I've gone all 'Jen Nelson' on you all of a sudden!!!   I love her style, but get the twitches when I try it myself.

So, take a peek while I nip off to find some chocolate to help me recover from today's bout of EWS.

This is also my final challenge with the Crafty Little Fairies, after 12 months on the team.   I've created with some lovely ladies, and loved every challenge, but it's time to move on.  I hope to see you play along with us this month.

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


thecraftycavalier said...

Oooh you brave girl! Beautiful card. I need a lie down in a dark room if I try CAS. Fab papers and beautifully coloured image. Squirrel will be proud!! Supe card hun. Hugs, Jayne xx

Squirrel x said...

And Squirrel is indeed proud! You can see the paper, the stitching and front and centre is that beautiful image so prettily coloured. LOVE IT!! Hugs xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Annette I think you should embrace the symptoms of EWS when you have them because this card is fabulous!

Sarah said...

A large glass of red may help too!! With or without embellishments it's a fab card!! xx

Mummylade said...

Love your creation! Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Carol S. said...

It's Friday tomorrow and then you will have the weekend to recover. Just keep strong! Gorgeous card and love this pretty image. Beautifuly coloured of course. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cazro said...

your withdrawal has produced a stunning clean and simple card. The fairy is amazing and adorable. Wonderful creation. Take it easy the therapy sessions are tough to get through but you will learn coping techniques for your EWS. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Forum Challenges. Caz

BożenA said...

There is no pearls, but it is beautiful as usual. Caught my attention the lack of clouds of background, I love the cloud in your execution. But the a whole again wonderful. I love your work, all!

Christine L said...

LOL I laughed out loud at your EWS symptoms... I have trouble putting embellies ON nevermind leaving them off!! But you've made a wonderful job of this CAS card... and you're right, I don't think the stitching does count!

Christine x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, adorable stamp.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts ' Its a Stitch up' Challenge and hope you will be back tomorrow for the new challenge x Susan x

Helen in the UK said...

Love your colouring, especially the way the ground fades out. I'd love you to reply and let me know more detail of the watercolour paper you use - is it hot-pressed? You seem to have a beautifully clear stamped image and wonderful colouring, which is something I've struggled with on w/c paper. Thanks :)

Anna-Karin said...

very sweet card! The colouring is great and the glitter touches perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

Jennifer said...

Even though CAS style gives you the 'twitches', Annette, no-one would know if you didn't 'fess up! This is beautiful, and your colouring is lovely (as always).

Jennifer. x

P.S. We will miss you on our Fairy team!

Helen said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Things with wings' challenge.
Happy crafting.
Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

RitaK said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining our challenge at NSHK. Hugs Rita

Kat W said...

Well, I hope the EWS wasn't too bad because the resulting card is delightful! You really challenged yourself with 1 DP AND no embellies... and you nailed it :-)
We'll miss you at Crafty Little Fairies too.

Big hugs, Kat xx

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