Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Lantern and Flowers.

There's a very beautiful photo for The Ribbon Reel challenge #39. We are just asked to create a card using the colors in the photo plus ribbon / twine / burlap and make it shabby. I chose one cute little lantern of the Waltzingmouse Little Lanterns stamp set. I made a burlap and felt heart and the vellum doily is made with the Dainty Doilies 2 set. There are also two layers made with the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies. I used one of the Fancy Framed Tags Two die to hang the lantern with twine. I added some ribbons and lace and the layer under them is made with the Way Out West stamp set. I clear embossed it. I also made three flowers and two leaves. The leaves are made with the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die. Just stitched the edges and added a few rhinestones to finish it off!

Here's the beautiful inspiration photo that Fran chose for this challenge:

This card is also just perfect for the Waltzingmouse Challenge #120 so this is my second card for this challenge.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Love Grows Where You Plant It.

There's a new sketch challenge at Waltzingmouse. This week I chose many different stamp sets. The pink background is made with the Pic-Nic Patterns set and the woodgrain background is from the Way Out West set and it is embossed with white powder. Then I made a vellum doily with the Dainty Doilies 2 Small stamp set. I also made a beautiful vellum flower with the Camellia stamp set. The biggest tag is made with the Opera Tags Stamps set. The sentiment comes from the Vintage Garden Seed Packet. The cute little heart on the small tag is from the Make Your Mark stamp set. I stitched the edges, added some ribbons and twine and a few rhinestones!

Here's the sketch #120 made by Clare Buswell:


I will also enter this card to the Shabby Tea Room challenge. The theme of this week #136 is Rustic Elegance. We are asked to create a card inspired by the colors in the photo and include something rustic and something elegant!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Little Lanterns.

I just received some new Waltzingmouse stamps and of course I wanted to make a card with them! These Little Lanterns are just so pretty! Love them! I added some Spellbinders die cuts (Fancy Tags Two, Marvelous Squares) and the French Pastry doily of Cheery Lynn Designs. The cute little tag is made with the Waltzingmouse Opera Tags stamp set. I put two cute little bells at the end of the twine bow. I embossed the kraft background with the Sizzix Holly Swirls embossing folder. I stitched the edges, added some rhinestones, lace, twine and ribbons to finish it off.

And here's the Waltzingmouse Sketch #119 made by Becca Feeken:


Thursday, October 18, 2012

For You.

I've been at home for almost two weeks with a very bad sore throat, but now I feel better and I'm so happy to be able to post a new card! I received a few Copic markers a while ago and this is my first card I made with them! I wanted to make a card for the Think Pink Challenge. I chose the beautiful flowers from the the Flourishes Garden Picks stamp set. I put some glossy accents on the jar. I added different Spellbinders die cuts (Fancy Framed Tags Two, Classic Scalloped Hearts, Classic Hearts and Marvelous Squares). There's also the beautiful French Pastry doily of Cheery Lynn Designs. The background paper is from My Mind's Eye, Fine and Dandy. I stitched the edges and just added a few rhinestones, ribbons and a cute little tag to finish it off. The sentiment is from the Flourishes Mix and Mugs stamp set. I will also enter this card to the CR84FN Color Challenge.

Here's the pretty color combo of the CR84FN65:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Baby Boy.

Just in time for the Flourishes World Card Making Day Challenge! It's a 5 senses Challenge! Blue for the sight, flowers and baby for the smell, wood, felt, vellum and twine for the sense of touch, die cuts for the senses of hearing. I chose the cute onsie from the Hello Baby! stamp set. I attached it with little wooden clothespins on a twine washing line. I made felt and vellum wings with the Sizzix Heart Wings die and added different die cuts ( Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Decorative Labels Eight and Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry) as a background. The stamped flowers are from the Love and Lace stamp set. I also added three flowers. To finish it off I added cute little pearls. I might also add the first letter of the baby's first name on the onsie when I'll know who will receive this card.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

White Dress.

This week, for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #117, I wanted to use my Mini Sewing Room Set dies of Sizzix and so I made a little white dress with lace and cheesecloth. I added many layers under it. First you can see the angel wings made with a Sizzix Heart Wings die. The first ones are distressed and covered with crackle accents and the second ones are made with vellum. Then there's a Fancy Tags Two die of Spellbinders. I also stamped one pink doily from the Waltzingmouse Large Doily stamp set. After that I added a French Pastry doily of Cheery Lynn Designs between two Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies. The first kraft background is embossed with a Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade folder. I stitched the edges and added some ribbons, lace, twine and buttons. To finish it off I also added some tiny white pearls. I will also enter this card to the Ribbon Reel Challenge #38.

Here's the sketch made by Kelly Schirmer:
And here's the beautiful photo of inspiration of The Ribbon Reel. We are asked to create a card inspired by the neutral palette in the photo and include a damask pattern, lace / ribbons:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone and welcome to the October Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!! 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!

Did 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 October 31st for your chance to win!!!

This month our hostess is the lovely DINA and our challenge is to CASE each other!!! We've all been inspired by other talented papercrafters at various times and a CASE challenge (Copy And Share Everything) is one of the best ways to get those creative juices flowing! Come travel with us and see which team member has inspired us to get crafty!

If you've jetted in from Claudia'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!

There are so many lovely cards and it was difficult to choose which card to CASE, but I chose THIS beautiful card made by Claudia. The main image of my card is from the Garden Picks stamp set. I made two of the flowers with vellum. I embossed them with white powder and put some tiny golden glass beads on the middle of them. I also put some glossy accents on the jar. The sentiment, Happiness, is from the Cherry Blossoms stamp set. Like Claudia, I stitched many of the layers. The white vellum butterfly  was made with the Fanciful Flourishes stamp set. I just added a button and some ivory jute twine. I also put a sheer satin scalloped edge ribbon, a white velvet ribbon and some lace. The embossed background was made with the Spellbinders Elegance folder. It took a lot of time to make this card and even fall is coming very fast here,  I'm happy with this card which reminds me of the beautiful summer flowers we had. I wish Happiness to all of you!!

And here's Claudia's beautiful card:

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

Betty Wright