Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Colourful Flowers!

Can you believe it is raining again here in the North East!  It feels more like autumn at the moment than summer!
So while all the rain was falling I made this card for my mother in law as it's her birthday this Sunday (the colours are a lot more vibrant in real life than they look in the photos!):

The flower stamp is from Penny Black and I inked it up randomly with splodges of Adirondak Cloudy Blue and Juniper and then a bit of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink was added too.  I liked this colour combination so used the same inks on the script stamp which is from Inkylicious.
I added some white organza ribbon and tied a bow off to the side and added a little pink button in the centre.  I then added those fab glitzy papermania pink brads - I thought about adding a sentiment but at the last minute decided against it.  So I hope she will like it!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Stamp Man Challenge Blog - this fortnight the challenge was 'bling' and I am just in time to enter my card for this challenge!  Details of the challenge can be found HERE

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog - the guys over at Penny Black have had a bit of a blog revamp and the challenges will now be monthly.  For July the challenge is 'summertime' and I think my colourful flowers fit right in!  All the challenge details can be found HERE

The Ribbon Girl Blog - the challenge this time around is to make a girlie card for Andrea and Mary, all the challenge details can be found HERE

The Ribbon Carousel Blog - the challenge set this time is to create something using buttons and bows, all the details for the challenge can be found HERE along with some great tutorials!

Thanks for stopping by, Claire x


  1. Hi, such a pretty card and love the gorgeous colours/ image too Claire.
    hugs Lou.xx

  2. A really beautiful and delicate card-love the colours you have chosen to make it.

    Not raining in the North East today for a change :)

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. beautiful card claire...MIL is going to love it and yes I can believe it's still raining...thank you for joining in the July Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  4. Very pretty card Claire - the colorus are gorgeous for that floral stamp and love how you've done the text background. Thanks for joining in this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge and good luck!
    Pauline x