Sunday, 15 June 2014

Flowers for a Friend


Hi, I've managed to make a few cards today and thought I'd better get 1 posted before it gets too late.

I've used a die I bought ages ago and a new stamp set that I'm inking for the first time.

Never before used stuff, perfect for the NBUS challenge at Darnell's blog.
She's celebrating her 500th follower with this fun challenge. It's anything goes with a friendship theme
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
Pop over and have a look, Darnell always has an entertaining story with her fabulous cards.

I die cut the blossom sprig from watercolor paper and used distress ink to colour the whole thing green. I cut some more flowers from the leftover scraps, sponged them blue then stuck them on top. Much easier than trying to colour with markers. Using snippets means I can visit the playground over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Time Out Challenge the theme is Summer with an optional twist of flowers. Blue skies, green grass and yellow sun, that made my colour choice easy.

Materials used:
 Memory Box honeysuckle blossom die; watercolor paper;  Stampin Up Field Flowers stamp; distress inks; wink of stella pen.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


29 comments:

  1. This is very pretty. I so love that sentiment too!

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  2. Clever idea and looks so pretty. Love the CAS style. Hugs Mrs a.

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  3. Gorgeous elegant card Cathy its really lovely huggles Sue xx

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  4. Really pretty card. I love the die you`ve used.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. This is like a painting on canvas, Cathy! I love that textured watercolor card you used for your beautiful blue and green blossom and perfect sediment!! Great use of snippets, too! And thank you for your kind words! I appreciate your joining in my NBUS Challenge, posting my button, and spreading the word! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. a gorgeous make - love this cathy xx

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  7. Those flowers just pop Cathy! I love the texture of the watercolor paper too :) Beautiful card!

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  8. Absolutely fabulous Cathy! I do love that blossom, lovely sentiment and the colours are beautiful!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  9. Oh I love this, so simple but so elegant. I struggle with clean and simple, must try harder!
    Hugs
    Debs

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  10. What a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have a whole pile of NBUS too and so I joined this fun challenge. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

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  11. A beautiful card, lovely colours.
    Jean x

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  12. Beautifully simple and elegant. Wonderful NBUS and also perfect for Snippets Playground too. You are a master at this style. TFS & Hugs.

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  13. Hi Cathy . .. this is a really lovely card. Very CAS. Nice new NBUS you used too!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  14. I love Darnell's blog too. This is a pretty card for her NBUS. Love the die cut and the color of blue you used.

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  15. Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love that diecut and how you have coloured it :)

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  16. Such a beautiful card. Love the flower xx

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  17. Perfect CAS card Cathy. Love the pretty blooms! Loll xx

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  18. such a pretty cas Cathy...
    Thanks for the visit to my blog!

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  19. Simply gorgeous, Cathy ... such beautiful sponged blooms and just the loveliest sentiment! Anita :)

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  20. Such a wonderful card - everything fits - the textured background, the delicate flower and the fabulous coloring!

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  21. CAS loveliness! Beautiful inked blooms.

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  22. What pretty flowers! I love the die cut leaves! What a sweet card!

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  23. Really beautiful CAS card. I saw it on Darnell's blog. It's really amazing what we can do with these wafer-thin dies these days.

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  24. Cathy this sooooo lovely.. trying to get some dies like this .. have ordered one so soon :D but know about NBUS we sometimes take while to use them!! Shaz in Oz.x

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  25. I just adore this simple card with those delicate stems and blue flowers! Very pretty NBUS!

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