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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Stitched Bouquet HLSC



Well the weather in Birmingham is really miserable at the moment so I decided we needed to brighten things up a bit and inject some warmth.

I have used the latest sketch from 2 Sisters for the layout and the image is a gorgeous digital design from Happileigh Scrappin' Store

I used a sheet of A4 chocolate card for the base and added some floral 2 tone paper from the Papermania Sunshine Capsule collection. The strip of red card is from my scraps file and the gorgeous spotty orange card was recycle from the inside of a shop bought card I was given to recycle. The whole of the inside was this lovely spotty card and it was far nicer than than the outside was LOL.



The image has been coloured with Promarkers and I have printed a second layer to decoupage the ribbon bow and a few of the flowers. I used a Nestabilities die to cut out the image and edged it with a metallic gold pen. I have added some gold Stickles glitter in the centre of each flower and some Papermania glitter domes to embellish the 2 opposite corners.

I have added 3 Prima flowers with some gems in the centre and the sentiment has been recycled from an old card, double matted on the same card as the central strip and tiny glitter domes added on the corners.

Well I'm popping out to Hobbycraft, I've got some gift vouchers from Christmas that are burning a hole in my pocket and they've got a really good sale on according to my crafty mates so I'm hoping to bag a bargain :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

34 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

ooooooo. i'm liking this one alot. absolutely stunning. thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

hugs :)

Ann Whitfield said...

I'm loving this one Mandy - just gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors! I just became a follower and would love it if you follow me too! I'm fairly new to challenges.

Mama LoveBug
http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

iReneM said...

Smashin' card Mandy - really bright and cheery on such a dark, miserable day. You've made a real good job recycling :-)

Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Ann's

x

Carol said...

What a bright and cheerful card and I love the image.
Thank you for joining us at OLL.
Carol
xx

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at 2 Sisters.

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful card bursting with botanical delights- a lovely entry!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring!

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Mary J said...

Great "hot" card, Mandy! Thx for sharing at Totally Gorjuss honey!

Mary J xxx

Jane said...

Hey You with the Hobbycraft Vouchers...lucky gal!! Gorgeous card with my fav colours...good luck with all your challenge entries this week...another winner I'm sure xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mandy, this is gorgeous, very bright and cheery and love the decoupage. Hope you had a good shopping trip and got some yummy stash.

Donna x

lesleyworth said...

beautiful bouquet! gorgeous card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Tracy said...

Fantastic colors! The little bouquet is so pretty. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Wendi said...

Simple, Elegant & Beautiful
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Julye said...

Fab and cherrful too thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

Julye said...

Fab and cherrful too thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

Nickys-kleine-Bastelecke said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte gefällt mir.


Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.
LG Nicole

Karen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautiful coloring of the bouquet! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA!

CuddlyBunny said...

Wowee! Great job on the card, especially those flowers!

They look exactly like real quilted flowers!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Teri said...

Lovely, bright and cheerful card hun!
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

craftymum said...

Great " hot" card
Thank you for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah x

isu.alum said...

Love the orange and the pretty flowers. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge. Good luck!

Kerry
WWDT

Anne said...

Lovely cheerful colours in your card. Hope you had fun at Hobbycraft:)
Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!
Hugs
Anne

Hermine said...

Its lovely

Maria (inkymits) said...

Great project! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. x

Carole of Brum said...

Such a cheerful, bright card, and you are right it's just the sort of thing we need in Brum at the moment. Love the decoupage on the image, really makes it stand out nicely. CoB

gillyflower said...

what a pretty card makes me think of spring bring it on
gill x

Ozstuff said...

Mandy - I am so glad you posted your beautiful floral piece for Take a Word's "botanical". It is exquisite. I love everything about it. Wonderful artwork.

StamperBee said...

Gorgeous card. I am ready for some springtime. This card brighten the day. ~~Kim

Sharon said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, and hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Kati said...

thanks for showing flowers for paperminutes - lovely card

Sammibug said...

Very pretty, Mandy. Love the color scheme. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Ooh La La creations, in our "3 of something" challenge.

Mummylade said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the edges. Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge this fortnight and good luck!