Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Fab 'n' Funky ~ Fabulous Flowers

Hey there my lovely blog buddies, I know, I know, long time no post! It's a long story and I've been uber busy, but all is well, just helping out a friend and will be back to the usual broadcast in early December. But for now, I'm just sneaking in to host my challenge on the Fab 'n' Funky blog. I've been seriously short of creative time these past few weeks, so it's just as well a sweet pal asked me recently to create a birthday card for her mummy. It fits the bill perfectly! I chose the theme 'Fabulous Flowers' for my challenge and I'm really hoping people will add more than just floral paper to their creations. I would love to see some paper or fabric flowers on entries for this challenge.


I was in a rush to get this card to my pal for her mummy's 70th as I had a mad week that week, so in my haste, I forgot to take pics! Thankfully, my pal had time to take some for me before giving it to her mummy at her gorgeous high tea party. I worked this into the theme of the card, by adding a little Whimsy Teapot and a few teacups cut from the pretty floral paper. My pal also told me they were giving her mama a beautiful Parisian themed book and if I could work that into the card too, she'd be thrilled. So I went for a pretty shabby chic style, with flowers and ribbon and pretty papers, which fit the Parisian theme beautifully! The papers are Craftwork Cards - Postcard From Paris


I used another page from the same paper set to create the little postcards. I've inked everything with Distress Ink in Tea Dye, including the pink paper flowers as they were a little bright when I first put them on, so the Tea Dye just softened their colour a bit. I think it looks fab. I cut the mat for the sentiment from a copper card stock and used the same cardstock to cut the '70' which was the final request from my pal for her mama's card. I think I met the brief pretty well. The numbers are from an older Quickutz set for the hand tool.


The sentiment is of course a Lili of the Valley large sentiment from Set 61 - Quotables - Celebrate. I really like these big sentiment sets, there's a great variety for a number of different occasions and even better they've just brought them out as digi sets! So there's lots of room for creativity with that option. I used the clear stamp for this card and Memento ink in Rich Cocoa.


I also decorated the inside of the card with the same paper as the front and inked the edge of the circle with Tea Dye again. I used a Kaisercraft Postmark Stamp to add a little interest to the bottom of the writing panel. I used a lighter Memento ink for this, called Desert Sand. The pretty card shape I cut with my favourite Go Kreate Frilly #10 die. I love this card shape and I think it's perfect when wanting to create a slightly more 'special' finish to a card.


We're being sponsored by my favourite craft store ~ Live & Love Crafts for this challenge. I'm crying in my coffee right now as the lovely Sandy has decided to close up shop. So this is one of your last opportunities to get some of her gorgeous crafty goodies! So grab all your lush blooms and gorgeous shabby chic goodies and join us for some floral fun. You can use floral paper but it's those paper & fabric blooms I'd really like to see on your cards.


I will be super busy from now until the beginning of December. So next time I share, it's very likely to be a Christmas card!! Can you believe there's only 66 days until Christmas?! That's 9 1/2 weeks! Eeek!! I've a lot of shopping to do!!! Hugs to you all until I can get back here again, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Pile It On: #119 ~ Food & Drink
Crafty Catz: #342 ~ All Tied Up (Ribbon)
The Little Red Wagon: #364 ~ Let's Party
Lemon Shortbread: #26 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #166 ~ Vintage + A Sentiment
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #44 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #190 ~ ATG + Green & Gold (Green Base & Gold Ribbon)
Mod Squad: The Way We Were ~ Case an old card of yours with a twist. Card here. Moved the elements around a bit, but layering and card shape, ribbon across middle etc, all very similar.

Update: I made the Top 3 at Mod Squad with this card. I'm so delighted. Thank you ladies!


18 comments:

Maxine D said...

Hi Wend's - good to see you again, albeit briefly. Life has a habit of broadsiding us!!
Love that card - it is so feminine and gloriously chic!!
Blessings
Maxine

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

hello!
didnt see you long time in blogland!
happy to see you!
your card is so pretty!
love it!
hugs

Chris said...

Hi super-busy Wends! Good to see a card from you again, especially such a pretty one as this! Your friend must have been absolutely delighted with this lovely creation for her Mum, you have put so much time and thought into making it fit the theme and the occasion.It's beautiful!
(Lovely theme for the challenge this week!)
Chris
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good to see you and with such a beautiful card too, love it all x

Pat K said...

Hi Wends. Beautiful card that I'm sure your friend was thrilled with. Great to see you back for this short visit and thanks for the wonderful theme this week. Take care. hugs, Pat K x

Alison Barlow said...

Gorgeous vintage style card, Wends, and I do love the colours of your flowers. I'm sure your friend's Mum was thrilled with this - well done for your fab creation during such a busy time.
Alison x

mixamatoasties said...

That is so lovely Wends! I'm sure your friends mum loved it.

Good to see you for a wee while :) Can't wait till you're back. Miss you xx

Wendy said...

Hi Wends! Such a beautiful card, love your pretty flowers & design...sure it was greatly received. Thanks for a fab challenge this week 🙂
Take care and look forward to your return.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the shape and tea-theme of this pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Ginny said...

gorgeous card, as always. I wish I could have used the giant flower I made but it wouldn't fit on a card, lol

Heather said...

A beautiful card Wedy, a beautiful design,with super backgrund and colours with the the gogeus colours and beautifu pink colours!!


hugs
Heather xx
*Simon Says Stamp Challenge)

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Lovely soft colours and a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Sandy How said...

A wonderful, shaped card for a 70th, love the gorgeous paper and the fab flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month.
Hugs, Sandy

Sarah Nancarrow said...

What a lovely sentiment! I love the shape of this card, and the pretty pattern. The flowers are the perfect pop of colour too <3

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Aww Wends....Glad to see you back posting....What a great card....love the base shape.....and the pretty flowers....Joolsx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Wends, great shape, fabulous flowers and embellishments.

Pat xx

JanR said...

Fab card! I really like the shape. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Virginia Lu said...

What a fun sentiment! Love the use of pretty elements! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Think Pink” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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