Wednesday 13 June 2012

Roses grow on you

Firstly, a huge welcome to all my new followers - Lynda, Berni and Sheryl - it's lovely to see you and I hope you enjoy visiting me - and thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments you leave me - I'm so happy that you take the time and I love reading them!
Today is yet another grey, cloudy and damp day, so don't be surprised if there's more than one post!
I recently won a whopping £25 voucher from Imagine and of course didn't wait long to spend it - I cannot resist all the blingy stuff on that site but they also have some gorgeous papers, so spent some of my prize on the lovely touchy feely designs.(Like I need more papers????!!!!!!!!!)

The ones that I used for this card are heavily linen textured and I think they're really pretty.
This was a really quick and simple card to make and I also used up some of the stuff laying about on the desk - stitched the papers and added a remnant of white vintage lace.

The 'rose' was made from pink tissue paper (another bit of recycling as one of my birthday pressies was wrapped in it!) cut with two sizes of scalloped nesties and scrumpled up to give a ruffled appearance. (idea for this came from my bloggin buddie Lynne). I had a bit of white lace from an old net curtain that had a flower pattern on it and a scrap of fuchsia pink slub linen so cut out two of the flowers from the lace and used a larger nestie to cut out from the pink material. I secured it all together with a pearl brad, then mounted it onto a fancy nestabilities tag cut from pearlised card.
The sentiment was computer generated printed onto the same pearl card and I coloured the punched butterfly with a promarker.

Challenges - 
Lollipop Crafts - Flowers In Bloom
Love to Create - Recycle (my net curtain and tissue wrap)
Bearly Mine - Dies/Flowers/Sentiment
Creative Card Crew - Inspired by a Song (Rose Garden, Lynn Anderson)
Everybody Art - Roses
TIOT - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Truly, Madly, Crafty - Monochrome

Well the rain is drizzling down again - so instead of pulling up the weeds I will have to  sit here and watch them grow! Have a great day! x 


Sheryl said...

Hi Viv! Gasp! This card is absolutely STUNNING! That paper certainly does look exactly like real fabric! And that gorgeous tissue paper flower embellishment! Its so pretty! It would take me forever to try and make a pretty flower like that!
Thank you for the nice welcome!
Have a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. Oh my goodness. What a wonderful striking creation. Beautiful papers, love the design, and that flower is just MEGA-GORGEOUS. I love it.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Thanks for bringing us a bit of summer Viv! Your card is beautiful - I love the linen look with that wonderful tissue flower. Congratulations on your win! Vicky x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Viv and lovely summer colours....just love that flower its so pretty


Karen M said...

Wow, Viv! This card is spectacular! Those papers look like fabric and that rose is amazing! I really love those beautiful colours Kx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card love the papers! Congratulations on your win x

M said...

This is really lovely! That linen paper looks fab - you can really see the texture. M x

June Nelson said...

Wow me darlink its amazing and I love that flower I have to try and make one its just beautiful and not a tilda in sight pmsl xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love the colours and beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioTs this time.
Yvonne x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love To Create Challenge!!

coops said...

so stunning viv.really beautiful design and colours and your design is so elegant :D

xx coops xx

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Viv. Love those papers, will definitely have to check out that website. Gorgeous flower.
Caz x

Vanja said...

Hi, Viv!
Your card is gorgeous and I love the pink rose. :)


Joanna M. said...

Wow, this card is a stunner. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this challenge.
Jo, CCC Design Team

Shelby said...

This is so beautiful and delicate! Love it and the tissue paper flower looks amazing.


Zippy said...

Stunning card, lovely colours and I adore the flower! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Viv,
I just wanted to pop by and say hello as i dont get enough chances to do so. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog too.

Wow i am loving this card, love the tactile look of it and the pretty materials, your rose is stunning too.
Have a lovely weekend my friend
hugs June x

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh my you are right, this paper is so gorgeous! Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

zandra said...

Love the flower and color combo. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey there,

thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)

Crafty and Green said...

What a Beautiful Card! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Use Something Recycled!

Many Blessings,

Bernardine Cuttino said...

I just love this card, the soft pastels and dp. Simply lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet love. Hugs

Viv said...

Wow, loving this pink beauty too Viv :) Viv xx

scrap joanny said...

this is so elegant, your paper are amazing :-) thank so much for playing with lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna