Sunday, 18 April 2010

Pretty Petals...

Hey!

Happy Monday! It's been back to work for me today, no doubt that within seconds it feltl like I was never away! Though we're minus a few members of staff due to that volcano causing chaos with flights! Another local school was shut today due to lack of staff!

So today is the start of a new challenge on our PTI blog! For the next fortnight we wanna see flowers on your creations. Kinda fitting seeing as the flowers are starting to bloom around here - could Summer actually be on it's way soon...?

Anyways I betcha expecting a card featuring the flower from my treasured Friends 'til the End set aren't ya?! Well I wanted to surprise you a little and had a go at making my own flower...


I've seen a few of these kinda flowers around Blogland. They're pretty easy to make; just die-cut a few flowers out of tissue paper, fold them up and stick them onto a die-cut card flower base. Finish off with a button and twine and voila!

Card Recipe
(All PTI Supplies)
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style/Turning a New Leaf/Damask Designs (sentiment)
Ink: Smokey Shadow/Spring Moss/Versamark
Cardstock: Lemon Tart/Stamper's Select White
Accessories: Vellum/White Tissue Paper/Lemon Tart Button/Jute Button Twine/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Apron Lace Border Punch


FYI I think you could easily skip the folding part and just cut a loada tissue flowers and layer them on top of each other. Maybe ruffle the layers a little for a little texture...

This card is also for the Papertrey Peeps Challenge #5 (hopefully!) it's a little late but I hope it still counts!

And just to totally rock at qualifying for challenges with one card, I hope this qualifies for the current EBTKS challenge which features a sketch from my fab blog buddy, Ann!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a fab week! Even though I may not be able to comment so much with work in full swing, thanks to finally discovering Google Reader you can be rest assured that I'm checking out your posts!

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

24 comments:

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

This is a really fresh card x Lovely x Leigh x

Shauna said...

That's such an elegant card. Love the little flower!

Maureen said...

I love making a card for several challenges...good job!! Love that white tissue blossom...this could be used for the PTI blog hop on Sunday ;) ah, you are back among us workers ;) how many breaks do you get? I'm so interested in what happens around the world. We work an actual 189 days a year(doesn't sound like much does it?)....2 months off in the summer, stats (holidays like Remembrance Day, Victoria Day, Easter), 2 weeks at Christmas and one week for Spring Break. Do you have a lot of the ash where you are? I've just been reading about it in the paper and right now on the news they are having different people around the world try to pronounce the Icelandic name for the volcano...kind of funny!! They say that it means Island Mountain Glacier. Monday down, 4 more to go :)

Jennifer Carter said...

Wow! I am SO loving this card! The flower is fabulous, the colors are so calming...just beautiful! I love how you stamped the background and the vellum border! Great job!!

~amy~ said...

super gorgeous girlie...lovin' your paper bloom!

Ann said...

Yay! Thanks for playing along with my challenge! I LOVE your sweet flower, the soft colors, and the vellum is the perfect touch!

Oh, let me know what you thought of Glee tonight, too! :D

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Amies, your card is just lovely. So soft and the flower is beautiful. I also love the shape of your card!

Terri said...

Very nice! I especially like the text background with the leaves. You definitely could eliminate folding the flower pieces and just fluff it up. Looks great the way it is too though! Thanks for playing!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card! I love the shape of it, and your handmade flower is super cute! Great job with all the challenges!

♥♥♥Lea

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card!!! How pretty!! I love it!! :D

I have a new challenge posted on my blog.. come see :)

Christine Blain said...

What a beautiful card, Amy! Such a gorgeous colour, love the shape, and the delicate look of it. Stunning!

Dana said...

Amy, this card took my breath away. I love how soft and almost victorian it looks. I have yet to make those flowers but I'm thinking about it strongly!

Nerina said...

Sigh....only one problem with this card - I didn't make it! LOL! I love it Aimes - it's so classically beautiful, I love the colours, shapes and your pattern mix. The vellum is such a soft and beautiful touch. It's all good. Really, really deliciously good!

Rhonda said...

Love the flower and soft colors.

Courtney Baker said...

So pretty girl!

Katiejane said...

Beautiful colours Aimes, I love your shaped card and what a great flower, I need to give that a go! I hope you don't have more work with the lack of staff!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

gorgeous!!!!

Karin said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog and your much appreciated kind words about my little card :) This card is gorgeous as per usual. That flower is amazing! It has been ages since I have joined in one your Passion for PTI challenges...Perhaps this most recent flower challenge is just what I need. Have a great day!

Susan Raihala said...

So fresh and pretty and perfect!

Cammie said...

Hi, Aimes! Hope the work week is speeding along for you. This card certainly says spring-- the soft colors and the vellum and tissue flower add to the delicate feeling. Love it!!

IamDerby said...

This card is truely gorgeous! Love the soft colors.

♥♥Marinette♥♥ said...

Qu'elle est belle ta carte, vraiment géniale j'aime chaque détail
faut que je m'y mette à ce challenge, il m'inspire beaucoup

~kelly marie~ said...

Stunning! Love that flower!

Winter said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

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