Thursday, 12 February 2015

New Tricks...

Good afternoon!  

Gosh, the last week has flown by,  I really don't know where the days have gone!  

I have tried some new techniques in today's card; I really admire the beautiful shabby chic style flower adorned cards that you lovely talented ladies out there create.  I have never made a card in that style as I have to admit to being rather too fond of straight lines...! But as there is a first time for everything...here goes!  

I have used a lovely Lili of the Valley stamp - 'on tiptoe', coloured with copics.  The papers are digital prints from Pink Petticoat, distressed around the edge with a Tim Holtz paper distressing tool.  (The paper was n't the only thing distressed! I did n't feel too good myself roughing up all the straight edges on that paper!).  The gingham paper strip across the card has been embossed with a Sheena Douglas embossing folder 'fabulous florals'.  I have then decorated the image with a flowers, twine and a charm from The Ribbon Girl.  The doily and pink button are from my trinket box.  The white dots are by Papermania.

So here we have it, my first truly flowery card...xxx



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

The Ribbon Girl - It's Charming
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes + option of a sketch
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Hearts and Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - For the Girls
Cute Card Thursday - Perfectly Pink
Noor Design - Spring



Ingredients
Lily of the Valley stamp - on tiptoe
Pink Petticoat digital papers - little twinkly stars and gingham
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock from Quixotic Paperie
Sheena Douglas embossing folder - fabulous flowers
Flowers, bakers twine and dragonfly charm from The Ribbon Girl
White adhesive dots by Papermania
Pink heart button and doily from my own trinket box
Collall all purpose glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool



Inks used - 
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers - E000, E01, E02, R20, E33, E35, E59, E41, E42, E43, RV000, RV10, RV91, RV95, G21, G24, G28, Y02

Thank you for taking a look...
Happy crafting...xxx








29 comments:

  1. Perfectly distressed Sue, beautiful...Hugs, Karen xxx

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  2. Aww this is so pretty! Love the papers and flowers!
    Lucy x

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  3. Absolutely beautiful hun! Such a pretty girly card!
    Thanks for also including it in the challenges over at Creative Inspirations and PTW :) xxx

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    1. Thank you...kind comments very much appreciated..(and thank you for the tip on linking which I think I may have finally cracked! ...xxx

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  4. I saw your card at wednesdays creative inspirations. I rally love it! It's beautiful. Lovely image, your colouring is amazing and the papers, cut edges and are adorable. :)
    Hugs, Jacqueline

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  5. I saw your card at wednesdays creative inspirations. I rally love it! It's beautiful. Lovely image, your colouring is amazing and the papers, cut edges and are adorable. :)
    Hugs, Jacqueline

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    1. Jacqueline, thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave such lovely comments...very kind and very much appreciated...xxx

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  6. Oh my word Sue.......what a gorgeous card.
    I love soft pink and green together.
    Beautiful!!!
    -x-

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  7. Well your distressing was a success. This is a gorgeous card Sue. So pretty x

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    1. Lea, thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment...much appreciated...xxx

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  8. Hi Sue thought I would pop over after seeing your gorgeous card on FB. I'm your new follower Chris x

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  9. Hi Chris, thank you for visiting and leaving such a kind comment, I really appreciate it. Thank you too for following my new blog adventure! ...xxx

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  10. This is such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Girl xx

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  11. Thank you Andrea, it is very kind of you to visit and leave a comment...xxx

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  12. truly gorgeous Sue! and your distressed edges and flower arrangement are perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Girl for the Lovely Lili challenge, best of luck, Mary x

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    1. Mary, thank you, I really appreciate that you have taken the time to visit and leave such a lovely message...could n't have done this card without Ribbon Girl inspiration!...xxx

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  13. This is beautiful Sue... one of my favourite LOTV images and you've used her perfectly - the papers are beautiful too! I started following you after your FB message yesterday... hope I'll see you at mine too..

    Christine x

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    1. Christine, thank you so much for visiting, following and leaving such a lovely message...I have left you a little something too!... (-; ...xxx

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  14. Sue your shabby chic card with all its lovely distressing and sweet image is wonderful! Thanks for sharing on Facebook! Happy to be a new follower of your blog!

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    1. Jill, thank you so much...your kind comments and new friendship in 'blogland' is very much appreciated...xxx

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  15. I love this pretty LOTV stamp, it's one of my favorites & I use it a lot. The card you have created here is very beautiful...you have really done the stamp justice Sue...thank you so much for showing us. Is it ok if I become a follower of your blog? Hugs Angela xx

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  16. Hi Angela, Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave such lovely comments...as a new blogger this kindness means a lot, and yes, of course, very happy to have you as a follower of my new adventure...xxx

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  17. Hi Sue! Welcome to blogland! You'll find people are very supportive and encouraging here! Hope you enjoy it!
    love your card and the LOTV stamp, I have a weakness for them myself!
    Sharon x

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  18. Thank you Sharon, I appreciate you visiting, following and leaving such lovely supportive comments...xxx

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  19. Hi Sue, adorable card and I know it was hard for me the first time I ruffled up those edges, but it can become addictive and I love the result.

    Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Tracy x

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