Monday, 2 March 2015

Floral overload

Hello my crafty friends, another week upon us and I hope yours is set to be a good one.

Yesterday I had a bit of a tidy up in the work room and in doing so found flowers, lots and lots of them from past visits to The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts. I have a "thing" about postage and don't usually embellish to the nth degree unless asked to. Well as it's officially early spring here in the UK I thought I might have a go at a flowery fluffy card and this is what happened...


I already had the base made up (stitched and everything!!) using a First Edition Pad (SNAP Asha!!) that I had distressed with Weathered Wood ink. The image is from All Dressed Up's Three Little Autumn Girls set and I coloured her to match the papers using Pro/Flexmarkers. I die cut her using Majestic Elements Labels 25 and popped it on Floral Ovals. There is also some lace which I edged with pearls and a TH pin holding the sentiment. Ooh and voile tied into a bow, with a pearly brad and dried stuff behind the flowers. 
Phew what a lot of ingredients!! Anyway I am really rather delighted with the result so don't be surprised if you see more of this girly goodness in the future!! 

Some Challenges to enter

The Ribbon Girl - March Card Challenge
Sweet Stampin - All or Nothing
Allsorts #300 - Brads
Winter Wonderland - Tie a bow
Crafter's Cafe #105 - Lots of layers

Have a lovely day everyone and I'll see you tomorrow with a Cuddly Buddly card xx

45 comments:

Patricia said...

Good morning Sarah,
What a stunning creation to greet me on a Monday morning.
Love everything about it. The image is beautiful, colouring brilliant.
All the flowers are amazing making a fantastic card.
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia x

Sue said...

This is stunning Sarah, such a sweet image and a beautiful colour scheme. I love all your pretty detailing too.
Sue xx

debby4000 said...

No wonder you were delighted its a stunning card, sweet image and beautiful details.
luv
Debby

Hazel said...

A beautiful card Sarsh, you can't you wrong with First Eddition pads can you? I just love the whole layout you have done. Hazel x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh this is just so so pretty. I love the flowers and sweet image
Gorgeous card sarah x

brenda said...

What a bright an happy card today Sarah, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Squirrel x said...

Have you been sniffing cabbage water hunny?! Wow, that's a lot of flowers but they are all gorgeous and frame your pretty image so well. Brilliant m'friend. Hugs xx

Julie B said...

Love those soft pastely flowers Sarah and such a sweet image.
The poor little lambs were all huddled in a mound next to the feeders this morning, snow flurries in evidence.
Al says your neighbours sheep must have better manners than ours as the marquees would not be fit for purpose afterwards if we did that!

Veerle said...

Your card is adorable and gorgeous Sarah. You did very well with the flowers. I love your card. And thank you for playing over at Buckwells Crafty Challenge.
Big hug Veerle (DT)

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL Sarah, lovely card and I can relate to the flowers from the two places....have just found another box full I put away in a 'safe place'....gorgeous.xx

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Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah. I love the image and all those pretty embellies.
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Ooooo what a Devine colour combo & so much detail too, luv Sam x

Michelle said...

Sarah this is just beautiful. Lovely image, flowers and papers - GREAT stitching too - love it - Michelle x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Sarah, this is just stunning! It's so shabby and lush, what a gorgeous creation! hugs :)

Michelle said...

Hi Sarah - I am back, this time with my DT hat on :) -
This is stunning. Really lovely work and great colours - thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Wendy L said...

So pretty, love the pastel shades, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Sue Nicholson said...

Just so beautiful. Lovely image, flowers and papers , stitching cheers Sue N x

Lucy Woods said...

LOVE it Sarah!! You know how much I love pretty flowers and embellies! Postage isn't that much more and totally worth it right :-P
This is soo pretty! Pastel green is my fave colour! Gorgeous image and lace and I like the "dried stuff" lol it looks fab!!
Lucy x

Mojca said...

Waw this looks gorgeous Sarah! Such lovely flowers and lovely image. Hugs! Mojca

Chrissy said...

Stunning Sarah..I love the flowers and gorgeous image and the soft pastel colours are gorgeous..beautiful card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

*Vicki* said...

Really beautiful design here Sarah!! Love the soft colors and your flowers look very pretty! :)

Laine said...

So beautiful Sarah. Sweet image and lots of lovely detail. A complete delight.
Laine
xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Sarah.
x

Annette said...

Gorgeous Sarah. I love the image and soft colours.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, this is such a pretty card! Love all the flowers and your stitching!
Hugs Lynsey x

Carole said...

Absolutely beautiful, love it.
Hugs
Carole x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a gorgeous spring card.
Love your very fab creation of this.
Just perfect.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

What a corker of a card Sarah!!! absolutely gorgeous...I'm in the middle of finishing four crocheted cushion covers and I have to crochet two of those hats and the neck throws to match! LOL huggles Sue xxx

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card and love the soft pastel colours
Kim x

coops said...

oh wow so gorgeous sarah.really sweet image and i love your pretty details and fabulous design :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sarah, such a gorgeous image and pretty colours and embellishments - a stunning card.
Pauline
x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous spring card. Pretty image and love the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MaryH said...

OMgosh...you have such a lot of beautiful & dimensional embellies on this pretty card. Love them all, and I like that image so much. Love the S/B which was just perfect for this sweet image. I'm with you on the postage issue as well. Hope this one is a hand deliverable too. Thanks for sharing that you have the March Lion/Lamb terminology in the UK --- I thought perhaps was just something I had heard growing up in the USA South. I was a March Lion in a child's play - so long ago. I expect it's why I remember the phrase! Hope you got the fence project finished. Have a great week, TFS - Hugs.

Jennifer said...

I'm not surprised you are delighted with your stunning card, Sarah..I'm more than delighted - I'm knocked out!! I LOVE the soft 'dusky' colours, the pretty embellies, and her hair is amazing.

Thank you for entering our 'Tie A Bow' challenge at Winter Wonderland, and good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Jennifer. x

Karon said...

Beautiful card and love those flowers - what a great find from tidying :-)

NGCARDS said...

This is such a sweet creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, it's perfect for Sweet Stampin's All or Nothing challenge, thank you for playing with us this week.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Wedgie said...

So pretty, love the colours and all the embellishments - gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Laura W said...

So pretty, love all your embellishments. Thanks for playing along at Penny's Challenges, see you Wednesday for a new challenge :)

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Ooh I love this! All those gorgeous embellishments look stunning with your pretty image.
Rebecca.
x

Asha said...

oh so pretty! love the image.
hugs, Asha

Pami said...

Such a beautiful card! Really lovely colours and image. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck! Pami x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining in Buckwells challenge 6 with your lovely crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Ribbon Girl said...

What a beautiful card Sarah! gorgeous design and your emebllishments are so pretty! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

Lozzy T said...

What a beautiful card, really pretty with your design and colours..Thank you for joining us at Buckwells Crafty Challenge and hope you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x