Hello, and welcome!
I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. Anything nice planned? We've got a nationwide Bank Holiday on Monday, which means a long weekend for all the hard-working peeps to look forward to. The Hubster is working away from home again, so I'll be doing some much needed work in the gardens......if the lovely weather holds up, lol. I've bought a big sack of wildflower seeds, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them come up, over the next few months.
I've got some new lavender, too......anybody who visits my house is greeted by wafts of lavender as they walk up to the front or back doors.....but some of my bushes are getting a bit "woody" and need replacing.....love my spring and summer gardens!
Talkin' of flowers, there's a lovely new challenge for you take part in at Card Crafter's Circle.......
This week is a our challenge for you is:
Buds, Blooms and Blossoms .... show us flowers!
Our sponsor for this challenge is
and our lucky randomly drawn winner will be able to choose one of the images that our very talented Design Team is showcasing, this week! Michelle creates some truly beautiful images, and our team has done a fabulous job with their choices.
I chose to use this really lovely Sisters of Spring image for my Floral card......
I started with a white card base and used a piece of plain green paper as the background.....this was also used to matt the other pieces of DP, which came with a magazine.......
I enjoyed colouring up this so-pretty image (Promarkers) and added some sparkly Mod Podge to the ribbon and flowers.....love a bit of sparkle, I do.........
The pink flowers were cut with my very old Woodware punch and I rolled them into these little cuties, then stuck them onto the Doo Hickey flowers that I'd cut from kraft and dark brown card..........I think the leaves are Joy Craft (?)......I'm terrible about keeping packaging, and am trying to remember to put the maker's names on the back of my dies.....we'll see how long that lasts, ha!
Now, I am sure that this kraft corner was cut with a Joy Crafts die.....there are three little pretties in the set.....
This die cut was actually another freebie from Dies to Die For.....it's actually a floral Christmas Tree which I chopped up to pretty up my card.....I do actually have this die, but have not yet used it......see if you can spot it in future offerings.....or, remind me I need to use it, lol.........
Did I mention I did a bit of hand stitching on the layers? Yep, I sewed........but don't ask me why I decided to stick on this bit of lace....it seemed a good idea at the time......havin' second thoughts now.......ha!
Okay,I'm off to see what Carl is plotting next in Coronation Street......but, I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you've come up with for this Floral challenge.......go on.....you know you want to...hahaaa!
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/its-girly-challenge-theme-on-jellypark.html Girly challenge
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/ Diecuts and/or Punches
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes (with a diecut)
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/challenge-17-and-new-sponsor.html Flowers or Mothers Day (Flowers)
http://sandyscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/ Flowers (must use 3 or more)