Monday, September 3, 2012

Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone and welcome to the September Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!! Once again, it's time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare for take off as once again we prepare to travel the world and be inspired by talented girls from all parts of the globe! A big thank you to everyone who traveled the globe with us last month and stamped our passports (left comments), we were thrilled to have you join us on the maiden flight!! 

Do you know that your travels around the Flourishes World gives you the opportunity to WIN?? All we ask is that you do a little globetrotting and stamp our passports (leave us a comment) and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each one by September 30th for your chance to win!!!

This month the hostess is me, Anne-Elise, and we've been challenged to Remember our Friends! Where would we be without our friends? We laugh together and share our dreams, and when things are hard, we want to be there for them or be a shoulder to cry on when they grieve. Today we remember those friends with Sympathy, Missing You, Thinking of You or even Wishing You Were Here cards and perhaps we'll even have a special story to tell you about those friends that have inspired us along the way.

If you've jetted in from Betty's blog, then you have arrived at the right destination! If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss all the beautiful inspiration along the way!


I'm so happy that this month we have been challenged to remember our dear Friends! You know that I have two nationalities and so I have a lot of friends in Finland and in Switzerland. I have also traveled in Europe, in the United States and Canada and so this month, I wanted to make a card to all my dear friends living abroad, because unfortunately I haven't the possibility to see them very often... and I really miss them. I chose this gorgeous sentiment, because it just says what I like...  laughing and sharing pleasures! I wish I could travel around the world and meet all of you, my Friends... Miss you so much! The last photo is for all of you... a little sight of our beautiful lake... welcome to Finland!






This card was made with the beautiful Flourishes sentiment called Sweetness of Friendship. I also added some flowers from the Summer Blossoms stamp set. One flower was stamped on vellum and embossed with white powder. The vellum butterfly is from the Fanciful Flourishes stamp set and the sentiment on the tag is from Mix-N-Mugs. The tag was made with one of the Spellbinders Tailor-made Classic Tags Die Set. The white background was made with the retired Damask stamp and I embossed it with clear powder, love this shiny effect! Just added some ribbons, lace, twine, stitching and some pearls!

Thanks for taking time to visit me here in Finland, it's time to grab your passports and board Flourishes 
Flight BWT, your next destination is:


BW-Kathy-Jones copy


41 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! As always!! Anne-Elise x

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  2. This is gorgeous and delicate!

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  3. This is SO pretty, and I love how there's just the subtle colour from your blooms with all the beautiful white layers. SO beautiful!

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  4. Such a pretty card Anne-Elise love the way you've coloured your flowers

    jacqui x

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  5. Anne-Elise this is soooooo beautiful!!! Love how you've incorporated so many elements in this beautiful, delicate card!

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  6. Gorgeous, amazing card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hello again, Anne-Elise. Sorry that my previous comment was so brief. It was 6.00 am here in the UK. I was waiting to make sure that my post went live as I was having blogger problems. Anyhow, I'm back to tell you how beautiful your card is! You always create such stunning flowers and butterflies with vellum, and your sentiment looks really lovely, too x

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  8. Breathtakingly beautiful and oh so elegant. Love the pop of color on the flowers.

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  9. This is gorgeous. I especially like the butterfly stamped and embossed on vellum. Beautiful!!
    Beth Greco

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  10. Bothe cards are beautiful, wonderful artistic work.

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  11. One of my fav. oval dies. Must try vellum with butterfly die. Well done

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  12. I saw your card on the Flourishes blog, and I do think it is beautiful!! :) I love to see white cards with a pop of color, and the lace is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing! I am really enjoying this hop!

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  13. A beautiful, elegant card with a lovely sentiment!! hugs, Marlies

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  14. This is absolutely stunning. From the subtle background to the flower detail. Just Gorgeous.
    Ang

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  15. A beautiful card....love your oval die and fabulous colouring..thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments

    Anne

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  16. Such a gorgeous card and fun hop! Thank you all for sharing!

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  17. This is so pretty and elegant Anne-Elise. I love your colored garden of flowers and that gorgeous embossed butterfly on vellum.

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  18. Love this card! The butterfly and flowers are beautiful!

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  19. I thought I'd already commented, not sure if it came through, blogger seems to be playing up today. I think your card is so very beautiful and an elegant design. :)

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  20. So pretty! You picked a beautiful sentiment to hightlight, and you highlighted it so well! Yes, I wish we could easily see all our friends. Thanks for the snapshot of Finland!

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  21. This is beautiful, I love all the white with a splash of color, perfect!

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  22. Love the soft elegance of this beauty! Quite stunning!

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  23. It is sweet. I like the flower in white in the center, it is absolutely outstanding.

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  24. beautiful card. i love the layers and the coloring is stunning. love the little butterfly going about.

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  25. Anne-Elise, this is GORGEOUS! Love the coloring, cut work detailing, dimension, and touch of sparkle! Beautifully done!

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  26. I mentioned on the flourish blog how much I loved the elegance of this card... wonderful.

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  27. Hei,
    Beautiful sophistication. My kind of card. Keep up the fantastic work.
    Diane

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  28. What a beautiful card! It's so delicate!

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  29. What a beautiful beautiful card well done Hugs Elaine

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  30. Beautiful! I love the floral image and the beautiful butterfly.

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  31. This is oh so pretty! I love your vellum flower and delicate frame. :)

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  32. Beautiful - love the vellum flower and butterfly and the pearls and beads in the flower centers!!

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  33. Beautiful card Anne-Elise! Love all of the pretty details.

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  34. i love the beautiful butterfly and the awesome image, very pretty card

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  35. Stunning--the white on white, pop of colored flowers, and gorgeous butterfly.

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  36. What a beautiful card .... I really love that die & image & how wonderfully you have colored & embellished it.
    Janie

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  37. I did not know you could stamp velum. Love the butterfly.

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  38. And again a very elegant card on this blpg hop.
    Like the vellum butterfly, looks like it's flying away from the flowers.

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  39. the paper butterfly is so delicate and elegant

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Thank you very much for your nice comments!