Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spring flowers for a friend ....

... Hi - back again!  It's the 17th of the month and to a Waltzingmouse Stamps fan, that can mean only one thing!  It's time for this month's Blog Party.  The theme today is Spring Flowers - and it's wonderful here, the sun's shining, the sky is blue, the birds are singing and the daffodils are in bloom.  Here's my card for this month's Waltzingmouse Blog Party:


Stamps: WMS - Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Stampin' Up! DP - Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue; White Lustre card; Cuttlebug EF - Swiss Dots; Promarkers - Amber, Pumpkin; SU Marker - Crumb Cake

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:


 One of my all time favourite flowers is the pansy.  I love the colours they come in and the pretty faces they have.  Oh yes, they are reasonably happy to flower most of the year too!  I started by stamping the teacup onto some blue patterned paper and cutting it out.  I then stamped the pansies and leaves onto the same paper and again onto plain white card three times.  With the image stamped on blue patterned paper, I coloured the leaves with Crumb Cake and then cut it out.  I coloured all the pansies with Promarkers and added some subtle lines to the faces with the Crumb Cake marker.  I stamped the sentiment onto plain white card, ran it through my Cuttlebug to give some texture and adhered it to the mat layer of Pumpkin Pie polka dot paper.  Next I attached the cup and flowers to the card base.

This will be going to a friend in the UK in the next day or two, but I haven't finished the inside yet!

That's all for now.  I'm off out for a walk to enjoy this lovely weather and check out all the new bits of green appearing.  I'll be back later to have a look at all the projects made for the Blog Party.  Oh yes, I must finish checking out the inspiration cards from the WMS DT - the new sets are fabulous!  See you soon.

33 comments:

Julia Aston said...

what a great design Deborah! love the pansies in the teacup and the great colors!!

Renee said...

While I do not drink tea...
unless it's sweet and over ice (housewine of the South!)...
coffee ALL the way here...
I finally got Afternoon Tea...
but the sentiments set was OOS when I ordered...
and now I can't wait to get those just for these fabby blooms!
Love them in this perfect cup...
your friend is going to love this gem!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely - I love dotty things! - Jacqueline xx

Jeanne J said...

I love the bright orange - and I agree with you - pansies always remind me of little faces - must be Alice in Wonderland! Beautiful card Deborah!

Lynn Mercurio said...

A beautiful card, and lovely sentiment. All too often, we get so wrapped up in our day-to-day life that it's difficult to find time for friends, but it's good for the soul, don't you think? I love your design and so happy to see your tea set getting a workout! =)

Marybeth said...

Oh, Deborah I love the pansy flowers you stamped! Such a pretty spring boom card. Love the way you trimmed it. Your spring day sounds like ours sunny and bright!

walchowDesign said...

Great take on the colour challenge, Deborah! Love the flowers on cup and am sure your friend will love it!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the gorgeous design.

Donna x

Sarah said...

Very sunshiny...I love the pansies and the vibrant colour you've used.

JD said...

pretty card!

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Deborah..just catching up on your creations since I've been away on holiday...you've made some lovely cards and great designs

Anne

Cathy Weber said...

Such a cute card Deborah...love the polka dot embossing folder paired with the cute tea cup full of pansies. The orange is so bright and your card nails this month's theme!

-Aneta- said...

love your card :) perfect background and this cup is soo sweet :) love it !

Tracey McNeely said...

Deborah this is a beautiful card, I LOVE the orange blooms and that sweet blue tea cup.

Joyce said...

Impressive number of challenges with your beautiful card. Your flowers are just gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Wow! Deborah, your cup runneth over...with beauty!!! I love it! Pretty flowers and tea cup!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just so perfect for afternoon tea. A tea cup filled with those beautiful orange posies, I love it!

Jenny Engelke said...

Gorgeous, Deborah! Love those flowers....great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing at Dynamic Duos!

Pauline said...

Very pretty Deb!

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card. Wow you have been busy since my last visit. A pleasure to browse your blog :o)
Jackie xx

Craftilicious said...

That's just gorgeous Deborah! I've totally missed the pansies in this set as it's one I don't have. Another one for the wish list!
Tara

Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous Deborah - your friend will love it! I do like these colours together and pansies are amazing aren't they?! I always loved the animated ones in Disney's Alice in Wonderland! Vicky x

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is FABULOUS Deborah !!! I'm usually not a fan of orange, but you made me really love it here! Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Kate said...

oooh that's so lovely. You must be the best fussy cutter in the universe. And I love how that second mat of orange picks up the colour in the pansies.

Karen B said...

Great card Deborah - love that gorgeous pop of colour. Thanks so much for joining the fun at A2CAS.

Karen x

Bobbie said...

Fussy cutting and paper piercing?!?! Bravo, Deborah, Bravo! Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Vickie Z said...

Deb- I am definitely a bright color person and orange works!! Love those blooms and in a teacup--perfect!! Glad the weather's turning!!

Kary said...

This is so beautiful, Deborah!! I love the pansies in the teacup, and the sentiment is such a nice one. Your friend will love this card!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Amy White said...

Lovely card! That tea cup and flowers look so pretty together! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Deborah! Love the embossed background and the pretty flowers! Have a great weekend! Hugs

Anne Marie Hile said...

Very pretty, Doborah! I love the polka dots repeated on the embossing and the patternend paper layer. Great touch! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Deborah. Beautiful teacup full of pansies. Such pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll xx

Barb Murphy said...

beautiful! I love orange flowers...gorgeous card with the embossing and fabulous coloring!

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