Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Fabulous florals please !

Good morning hope you are all well. I seem to have caught the bug which Issac had last week so I’m not feeling too hot unfortunately !

And I have spent hours on the phone to technicians who don’t seem to be able to get my Internet connection sorted – it’s driving me crazy - actually I am typing this in word on my computer as I can’t get online – ahhhhhhhhhh !

As well as all that my printer doesn’t want to work either so I can safely say that I’ve had better weeks !!

Anyway onwards and upwards !!

Well today is Wednesday so it is of course it is time for the new challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog x

This week it was my turn to choose our theme and I chose fabulous florals – so we want to see those flowers especially if you’ve pushed the boat out and made them yourself !

For my card I have used a DP from the gorgeous poppy delights paper kit available here at the creative cottage store - just £1.99 for 12 digi papers !

I added some bling swirls which I have been saving for a special card ! My flower was made using the spellbinders dahlia die and a habitat store bag which I have also been saving with this flower in mind – I love the natural look it lends and I love using recycled items on my craft projects. I have used a tri-colour brilliance ink pad to give the flower a pearlescent sheen

The sentiment is a rubber stamp from do crafts I’ve had it ages and love it and that beautiful butterfly is a metal accessory that I got from a local floristry trade store.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges;

Digital Tuesday - Use a die cut

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Putting on the glitz

Bunny Zoes Crafts - Spring flowers everywhere

Paper Sundaes - Flowers and distressing (both on the flower)

Pile It On - Use some plaid

Quirky Crafts - Recycled romance

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Make your own embellishment

Paper Issues - Birds, bee's and butterflies

Well thanks for stopping by I do hope you will join in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog this fortnight - I can't wait to see your blooming creations !

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


Anne said...

Gorgeous creation Suzie, love that flower!!!
Hope you feel better soon sweetie, take care
Anne x

lindyloo said...

oh Suzie I am just loving that flower hugs linda x

karen said...

Gorgeous, that flower is fab, thanks for joining us at DTC this week, karen

Stella said...

You knocked me off my socks with this beauty. My oh my girl that flower; fabulous! In fact; every piece of this cardmis fabulous...I love checkered papers and bling, butterflies. The whole bunch!

Your comment about the laundry made me laugh out loud.
Good luck with the internet; I've been there and have seen that too. Argh!!!
I hope you will feel better soon; take good care of yourself!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL card.. LOVE that big flower!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week!
Have a GREAT day!

Poppit said...

Beautiful flower Suzie! I've not visited your lovely blog in a while....glad to see you're still busy making gorgeous cards! :-)

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card! Love that flower! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Spyder said...

A Habitat store bag, great idea, and they are really good paper, so I never throw them away. But didn't use them this time! Great card, thank you so much for join Quirky Crafts, 'Recycled Romance' this time round, don't forget to pop beck this Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourite three, and get your blogging buddies to vote for you! ((Lyn))

Spyder said...

Sorry it's early, and I'm a rubbish speller!!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the big flower!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Caro said...

Fantastic flower and lovely card. Thank you for joining our Recycled Romance challenge at Quirky Crafts.

Christine said...

Wow, your flower is spectacular!! I love the many layers. Gorgeous butterfly too. It's so dainty!! Your card is stunning. I hope you start feeling better and things start looking up for you. Thanks for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful creations again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Michelle Hernandez said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the pop the crinkled flowers adds! Thanks for linking this project to paper Issues!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.

Gretchen said...

gorgeous!! :)