Sunday, April 24, 2011

April Blog Hop

We are having a fun blog hop over at Paper Wings this evening so follow the links below to get some fun new ideas on not only how to use flowers but maybe see some handmade flowers,and get some new ideas in how to color flowers. I used flowers on 2 cards this evening - the first one I used Simply Sweet set (which is soon to retire) colored with copic markers, cut out with nesties then used some posey flowers which I had in my stash - don't you love it when you can use something you have been hanging on to? I used some pearl bling on my DP and a quick and easy card using flowers. My second card is Sew Thankful stamp set and I used a variety of elements in this card. I embossed the dress form, mounted it on a nestie shape, then on a doily (doilies are so popular right now). I used pruple bazzil cs which I embossed with a impressabilities die called Flowers (K-306). I love using my "new" Grand Caliber with the impressabilities. I used a 2 in strip of Miss Moxie DP then a beautiful handmade flower which one of my home care patients made for me, she loves to crochet and made me several flowers in both white and a variety of colors. I put a red pearl in the center which is all it needed. I think this card is going to her as a thanks. Go check out everyone elses take on "flowers".


AmethystCat said...

Shirley, thanks for hosting a great blog hop! The crocheted flower is a beautiful touch to your vintage card. And, what a cute Spring card!

Chelsea said...

the tree is awesome ... your coloring is getting sooo much better ... that class/certification is showing!!

The doily and doily flower are sooo awesome!

Unknown said...

The crochet flower is wonderful!! Both cards are very pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards - love the crochet flower!

Teresa Jenkins said...

They are both so pretty! I love the crocheted flower, so sweet of your patient, and sweet of you to give it back to her this way!

Patti J said...

Great coloring, and your layouts are perfect! Both cards are beautiful!!! Hugs!

Laura said...

Very pretty cards, Shirley, and that crocheted flower is a beautiful embellishment!