Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Take time to smell the flowers....

It's a grey day here but not cold thank goodness! Had a wander round the garden this morning after I'd done the dreaded house work and the crocus, miniature daffs and snowdrops are all blooming - so spring is definitely on it's way - so thinking about Spring here's a little beauty from LOTV taking some time to smell the flowers!

I stitched the image onto the die cut frame and added some glamour dust bling onto her wings and the skirt. I keep forgetting I bought a white gel pen and hardly ever use it, but found it to dot a few pearly dots onto the flowers and in her hair.

The backing papers were from my stash and I matted the polka dot paper onto some lilac card, distressed and stitched it.

The square lacy doily was a present and I have been wating for an opportunity to use it - It seemed a shame to cover it really as it has a pretty design in the centre but I liked it layered behind the frame so used it anyway!
I coloured the hand made flower with a Promarker and punched out some leaves using the same lilac cardstock.

I tucked in a triple pearl pin and a pearl spray behind the organza ribbon and inside I continued the same colour scheme and used a scrap of the ribbon secured with a pearl buckle onto the die cut frame for the greeting.

Challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers - Spring Time
Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Flowers
Pan Pastel - Use Ribbon
Kaboodle Doodles - Shades of Purple

Thanks for visiting me today - have a lovely day whatever you're doing. x


Lizzy said...

Hi Viv, what a beautiful design, I love the lilac and white together, so refreshing... I love your work it's so inspirational. I have just been bought a bright pink mini sewing machine from John Lewis! So my latest cards have stitching, and it's all down to you and your beautiful creations! Thank you. xx

Viv said...

Oh Viv I just adore this lovely card. The colour is divine , I have that cute image too, but how did you make the flower?? is it a die ? and do I NEED it now lol :) Viv xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the soft colours, the sweet image and the lovely flower.
Kevin xx

Netty said...

oh wow Viv, loving your beautiful card, such a fab colour palette, x

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card Viv. I love how you have showcased the image and the stitching is a great touch. Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

craftysue49 said...

Beautiful Beautiful card ...lovely colours and perfect LO ..amazing !!!

Sue x

Monica said...

So elegant. Love the fairy image and the delicate look of it. VERY PRETTY!

Monica xxx

June Nelson said...

Oh my word you get on me wick!!!! I love this and I think you coloured her perfectly and shes so delicate and lovely and im rambling, its ruddy gorgeous, hope your feeling a bit brighter lovely, take care love and huggies, oh and what white gel pen do you use cos you cant see mine like tha it dissapears into the picture lol, brilliant love from me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty and I love that flower :o)
Jackie xx

Debbi said...

Beautiful card!!!! Thank you for entering the Crafty Bloggers Challenge...good luck xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the image and the colours and the die cut frame and doily look fab, love the bow and the pearls too really stunning. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Francy said...

Stunning and lovely card. The layout of this card is gorgeous and I love the frame around the image.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Sandy said...

Oh my word - good gracious! Your card is absolutely gorgeous - I am drooling all over my computer!!!!!!!

Viv said...

Hi Viv, just to let you know the baby has arrived, details on my blog :) Viv xx

GinaA said...

Gorgeous stunning card, love the hand crafted flower.

sassy said...

really lovely card nice colours and what a pretty bow..sassy

Cheryl said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Claire said...

What a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
Claire xx

uksharon said...

This is gorgeous. Would love to know how you made the flower.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Elaine said...

I have this image its my very fav image from LOTV I use it all the time .
This is a stunning card Viv I love it , beautiful shade and you have coloured her in beautifully
Hugs Elaine