Simply Neutrals #19 - romantic ponderings

fabric and lace card by AppleApricot

Hello dear friends,

it's time for party #19!!

Thank you so much for all you sweet ones who join the party so faithfully!

Seeing all of your gorgeous creations, I just had to get creating again too,
although actually I didn't have time because I should be studying for an exam instead!
So I made a quick little card to satisfy both needs :)

I got particularly inspired by these ladies:

Features of last party

First up: Karen of Roosterhead Designs.

She made a gorgeous mixed media album, filled with photos of her ancestors.
Below is the front of this album.

And here's one of the page spreads:

You can find more photos of this gorgeous album HERE (and scroll to top there).

Next up:

Two gorgeous canvases by Nancy of Sugar Lump Studios.

Gorgeous textures and dresses.
And I love the photo of the beautiful girl on this dress below.

I would love to have a party dress like the one below!

So gorgeous!

And last but not least a gorgeous tag made by Jytte of Kort Og Andet Godt

She only shared this one photo, so this is it for this week.

 Here's your "featured" button, girls!

Every week I'm in awe of the beautiful things you all share
and believe me, it's hard to choose!

On to this week's party!



What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.


  1. I played along this time! It's a horrible picture, but it's pretty much impossible to take decent photos of something large in a small apartment bedroom. I don't often work in neutrals so I'm happy that I finally have something I can share.

  2. Dear Wen,
    oh my, your card is so beautiful! I just love everything about it.
    All the other creations are all just so lovely too.
    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  3. So sweet and beautuful!
    Have a good time and Happy Easter

  4. Such a sweet card Wen! and one of Bouguereau's most favourite works in my eyes! It is so so pretty! So what is the exam?
    Love Nancy's dear little dresses and, of course, the Generations Wedding Album is amazingly created by Karen - so beautiful indeed! Plus love Jytte's card also.
    I continue pining to create but have to be patient for the time being. So many ideas crowd my mind in between the packing and organizing of which there seems to be limitless amounts!
    Take care dear Wen and thank you once again for being there for us all. Enjoy all the beautiful works!
    Love and hugs,

  5. Dear Wen, such an adorable card, beautiful layers and lovely soft tones , so sweet with the leaves and wonderful laces. Love the fatness of it ,too,it is gorgeous dear friend.
    Thank you for also showing Karens amazing book with all the family weddings, a lovely idea, dear Karen,-and oh Nancy`s beautiful dress up canvases , I love them. So fun that Jytte, also a Danish woman, is joining here, her card is beautiful, too.
    Hugs to you Wen, I hope your exam will be well over soon.
    Dorthe, xxx

  6. Wen~
    What a gorgeous card indeed! For not having time, you made a beauty! I hope your exam goes smoothly! I cannot believe we will not play again until after Easter. Have a Happy Easter!!!


  7. Hi Wen and thank you for hosting another inspirational Simply Neutrals Tuesday!
    Your card is amazing and very inspirational to me. I like your choice of neutral fabrics layered in such a way. Each one compliments the others. And the darker gauze & lace give it warmth and focus. A mini vintage masterpiece! Thanks for sharing. The image is amazing too~
    I thank you for featuring my Generations book this week. It is very dear to my heart and was such a joy to complete~
    I am always in awe of Nancy's work! What wonderful canvases; full of beauty, texture and whim! I remember visiting her blog when I was first serious about 'creating.' She would inspire and encourage me with her art; and her tutorials @ Etsy too.
    I have found such beauty @ Jytte's blog! and am glad to have a new source of inspiration there. What a lovely vintage tag she created. I'm too long winded today!; but I find your SNT so supportive~
    Blessings to you friend~ Karen O

  8. Thank you so much for being featured again at your lovely blog <3

    I feel so lucky to have found this blog. So much beautiful inspiration and a lot of stunning handmade art in here.

    Thank you for it all <3

  9. Lovely art as usual! Thank you Wendy!

  10. Being creative is exactly the perfect prescription for studying for an exam. Your card is lovely. I always enjoy Simply Neutrals and the gorgeous projects everyone shares. Thank you for hostessiing such a divine party dear. Embracing Creative Bliss...

  11. Hi Wen..
    I'm so often overwhelmed by the beauty of the projects here..the colors and textures are so soft and beautiful! Though I'm not always able to join in the party, I enjoy visiting and seeing the creativity and inspiration. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

    Blessings to you,
    Tamara <3

  12. Oh my your card is just lovely, such a peaceful image and love all the fabric used on it too! Good luck with that exam!
    The other ladies projects are just wonderful too!

  13. Hi Wen. Your card is beautiful! The layering and soft colors are gorgeous. Though I haven't had much time to participate in this party, I so enjoy looking at the beautiful contributions of the others. Thanks for providing such a great opportunity! Hugs, Sue

  14. Hi! Your card is very beautiful. THe photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hello Wen,
    I'm late again, hopefully not too late!! Things have been hectic around here, with a big concert last weekend, and two more this week (one for St Paddy's Day tonight), then 3 more at Easter. Then I shall take a breather and get creative. I'm so inspired by all the beautiful creations coming through your Simply Neutrals parties. Thank you so much for hosting again.

    Your card is divine - it's funny how often when you are pushed for time, something comes together quickly and beautifully.

    Nancy, Jytte and Karen's artworks were all stunning. I'm really loving seeing what everyone creates each time.

    Have a beautiful Easter. I must dash to the bus to pick up my daughter from school...


  16. I love your display of beauties here on this post!

  17. Hi Wen! Your challenge is absolutely wonderful and I am so happy to have found it! The winners from last time are absolutely amazing! And I love, LOVE your creation, too. Thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog, too! HUGS!!

  18. The card is really so wonderful !!! I love it, as I love all the other creations, they are all sublime!! Happy weekend, big hugs. Caty.

  19. Your card is simply gorgeous, dear Wen.Love it.
    Hope to link up next time.
    Sending hugs and love,


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen