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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Forever Friends and Handmade Flowers

Hi Peeps, hope your all well. My house seems so empty tonight, its giving me a wee look into the future and I'm not sure I like it very much, my partner works away a lot so I've always been used to that, my two eldest have grown up and flew the nest so I've sort of got used to that as there is usually still 3 at home to keep me occupied but my 18 year old is visiting my sister in Gibraltar and my 14 year old has gone out to a concert with her friend and its just me and the wee man left at home, I think my Mum felt sorry for us and invited us around for dinner which was lovely but what am I going to do when they've all up and left?  Well I've a few years yet as Kalen is only turning 8 and by that time I may need the break lol. Ok, this is a little card I asked the girls in my class to case last night, I wanted them to try colouring with distress inks and have a go at making their own flowers, they done a fantastic job, their cards were gorgeous and I think they enjoyed the water colouring. I've made this card for my daughter Jessica from her siblings, the roses are made using Marianne dies and the little daisies are just a punched with a little bit of Sakura pen in the centre, designer papers are from Stampin up and I've added faux stitching around the border of the papers.

I know you can't see it here but the Balloon and background have been washed with twinkling h2o's which gives a lovely sparkle, the centres of the roses are little dew drops. 

Right, off to make some fathers day cards, I'll be round tomorrow to visit you all. x
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy ~ Swirls and Flourishes
Crafty Catz ~ Summertime
Crafty Calender ~ Flowers in Bloom (optional extra flourishes)
Sweet Stampin Challenge ~ All stitched up
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes
J&C Creations ~ Animal Antics
Simon Says ~ Photo Inspiration
Lets Craft and Create ~ Anything Goes
Nutcrafters ~ Spots and or stripes


mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card. Green and purple is always a winning combo as far as I'm concerned!

Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Becca Fabozzi said...

Cute image! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

Jules said...

Hi Donna

Such a beautiful card.

Sweet image, fabby colour combo and the perfect embellishments. What more could you want.

Hey .. .. don't you worry about that empty nest yet .. .. you just enjoy and make the most of everyone whilst they are at home with you. (Plenty of time for sulking once they are gone LOL!!).

Take care

Lovve Jules xx

Eileen said...

Your card looks stunning, love the forever bear and colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

Blankina said...

I love this sweet card, great colour combo....The image is soooo cute!!
Wish you all the best and I am sure you will get used soon to the "silence"..

Ciao Blankina

febe said...

OH! This is so sweet. Love the green and purple combo. :)

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Denise and Louise said...

Love your card Donna. Great colour combo and such a cute image.
Denise xx

Wattage said...

Lovely card Donna - love the flowers and that Spellbinders die! Lisa x

Céline said...

really cute, love the combo!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Pink Dandelion said...

Lovely cute card Donna, thanks for joining in at Nutcrafters this week and good luck. Debs xx

Wedgie said...

Such a gorgeous card, love your colour choice and super cute image!

Thanks for joining the fun at Sweet Stampin this week! Wedgie xxx

carol said...

lovely sweet card, love your flowers,thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Tedz said...

Such a lovely card with a really cute image. Thanks for joining in with our June Challenge at J&C Creations. Lots of luck, Pauline

Bea und Doreen said...

amazing card. So cute.
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters this time with your super cute card. what a great layout you have chosen

Good luck

Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.Love the sweet bear and all the lovely flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Mandy said...

such a beautiful card Donna!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - a really cute image and I love the colours you've used too.

Thanks for joining my challenge at Nutcrafters and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Helen x

Anonymous said...

Oh Donna, this is so beautiful!! Love the image and the gorgeous colour scheme. Beautiful details too.

When my daughter left I still had two sons at home and then they left within 2 weeks of each other. I cried buckets but got used to them not being there ... then they came back, lol! I've got one at home now but he'll soon be on his way :(

You've got loads of time yet so don't be sad.

Danielle said...

Great project! Thanks for joining in with Fussy and Fancy!


Gemma said...

Absolutely gorgeous & love the colour combo...

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters & good luck!!
hugs and xxx

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card. Love your colors and layout.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion.
Hugs Berit - GDT

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card tracy

Dawny P said...

Fabulous chick:) I love this. Thank you so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x