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by elenu 24 Aug 2008

Until I discovered machine embroidery,shellcraft was my passion. This card made me think that, perhaps,I could have the best of both worlds by combining the two hobbies together. The 'flowers' are made up of individual shells & dried heather makes up the stem. The FSL bow is from a set - 3D Bows - from Secrets of Embroidery, it can be removed from the card and sewn onto clothing or a pin stuck to the reverse to make a brooch.

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by pafhen 04 Sep 2008

That someone special would truly know they were special to receive such a wonderful card. They should treasure it always.

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elenu by elenu 05 Sep 2008

Thank you Pafhen, yolur comment is very much appreciated.

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by dlonnahawkins 04 Sep 2008

Quite a beautiful card, and the best of all worlds! Mother Nature' bounty, and the love of machine embroidery!

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elenu by elenu 05 Sep 2008

Thank you Dionna - yes, a way to show off the beauty of Mother Nature.

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by colonies1 04 Sep 2008

beautifully done.........very talented you are. *4u

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elenu by elenu 05 Sep 2008

Thank you Colonies1 for your very nice comment, it's appreciated.

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by anna25775 04 Sep 2008

Jean, this is absolutely stunning! I used to collect shells as a child, we had a lot on the beaches in Malta then. What a marvelous idea how to use them....... must search in my attic to find them cos I did bring the collection with me to Germany much to hubby's delight lol. *4u

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elenu by elenu 05 Sep 2008

Thank you Anna, Lovely to hear from you again. You knew those shells would be useful one day didn't you? The shell cards have a drawback with mailing - they do need a well padded box, whereas the shell crinoline lady is protected by her 'glass box'!

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by stickmuster 26 Aug 2008

Wonderful work! I love these greetings cards! Flowers for you

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Thank uyou Stickmuster, comments appreciated, as always.

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by kezza2sew 25 Aug 2008

Someone Special indeed, Wow I love it muchly.

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Thank you Kezza2sew, comment sppreciated.

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by shuede 25 Aug 2008

Really beautiful!

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Thank you Shuede.

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by iris2006 25 Aug 2008

Very beautiful made.

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Iris, thank you for your comment.

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by stitchship 25 Aug 2008

What a beautiful card!

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Thank you very much Stitchship.

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by rosyla 25 Aug 2008

Many Congratulations, I like very very much all your work !!!;-)))))
Flower for you
Kiss Rosi

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Again, thank you Rosyla.

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by 4lghoward 25 Aug 2008

Great combination. I love the card

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Thank you very much 4Lghoward.

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by workbecky 25 Aug 2008

Jean, this is a beautiful card.

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Thank you Becky, that's appreciated.

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by coco128 25 Aug 2008

WOW...I'm.impressed..so.much.talent..that.is.absolutely.beautiful...*4u

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elenu by elenu 26 Aug 2008

Thank you Coco128, that's appreciated.

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by grannyo 25 Aug 2008

The artist in you just keeps on re-inventing yourself all over again. Your shell flowers remind me of the shell flowers my sister and I used to make into jewelry about 50 years ago. It was the rage for the kids back then. It does bring back lots of fond memories. *4u

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grannyo by grannyo 25 Aug 2008

Oh, I forgot to say, this is one of the best cards I have ever seen. Not just here, but anywhere! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Grannyo, I am overwhelmed by your comments, thank you. It is a very old craft, not popular these days, but I love it. I have never made jewelry, but have made lots of shell animals & my favourite, crinolin ladies. I encase them in glass 'boxes'. I'm pleased I have brought back memories for you.

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by butterflyluvr26 24 Aug 2008

Elenu, what wonderful passions you have to share and Very creative! Another great work!!!

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Butterflyluvr for that, your comments are appreciated - it's nice to have the opportunity to share with everyone.

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by ciba 24 Aug 2008

It is stuning

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Ciba for your comment, hope you enjoy Cute, welcome.

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by clawton 24 Aug 2008

Oh so very pretty!!!

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Clawton, that is appreciated.

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by gerryvb 24 Aug 2008

this is so beautiful

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Gerryvb, I'm pleased that you think so.

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by annmounce 24 Aug 2008

Love it ! Beautiful job !

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Annmounce, I appreciated your comment.

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by shirlener88 24 Aug 2008

Oh Jean, you have another great one - I love it.

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Appreciated Shirlene, thank you.

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by roxsy 24 Aug 2008

It is beautiful.*4U

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

That is appreciated Roxsy, thank you.

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by mops Moderator 24 Aug 2008

What a beautiful card. Nice to be able to combine more than one craft in a design.

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you very much Mops. Appreciated.

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by adelmarie 24 Aug 2008

It is surely agreat combination, looks great.

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Adelmarie, thank you, your comment is appreciated

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by lbrow 24 Aug 2008

Oh Elenu I had forgotten how much I use to love doing shellcrafts. The shell store n Ft Lauderdale use to b one of my favorite places to visit when I would go down to Englewood,Fl to visit my G. dad. Yrs ago, I bet I still have some of those shells packed away n my husbands workshop. This is beautiful. *4U

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lbrow by lbrow 24 Aug 2008

I said Ft. lauderdale, but it was Ft. Myers. Sorry

shirlener88 by shirlener88 24 Aug 2008

Hehehe! My Mother does as well - she lived in Port Charlotte and went to Ft. Myers all the time.

elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Pleased the card brought back happy memories for you lbrow. Comments appreciated as always.

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by grammapt 24 Aug 2008

This is a wonderful use of the passions you have. You have created something that will be a treasure to the person who receives it. It is BEAUTIFUL!! *****
Peggy

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Peggy, thank you, I appreciate your comments very much.

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by ddoersch 24 Aug 2008

Very nice, that someone should feel very special..

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Ddoersch your comment is appreciated.

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by babyred 24 Aug 2008

What a beautiful card! Very lucky special person.*4U

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Comment appreciated Babyred, thank you.

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by ron111otter 24 Aug 2008

That Jean, is FANTASTIC ! ****4U

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Pat - appreciated.

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by katydid 24 Aug 2008

How beautiful, I would love to be that some one special!!

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Katydid. Nice of you to say so.

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by jrob Moderator 24 Aug 2008

all the beauty and BEST of both worlds!;)

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you jrob, your comment is much appreciated :-)

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by dkjack 24 Aug 2008

Absolutely gorgeous!

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you very much Dkjack.

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by shirleysisson 24 Aug 2008

Such a beautiful card and so cleverly made. *4U

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elenu by elenu 25 Aug 2008

Thank you Shirley.

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