Monday, 24 May 2010

Flower power!

Hi folks,
Hope those in UK are enjoying this incredible weather. I know it's just a freak few days and they're forecasting it to become cooler from tonight. I do like the sun, but my poor dog Jasper really struggles in it and tries to find the coolest spot available!
I spent today making this card to enter into Michelle Perkett's challenge which is entitled 'Flowers galore' The image of a vase of flowers usually comes with a Thank you sentiment which I didn't want to use on this particular card- hope Michelle doesn't mind. I needed to make a couple of special birthday cards as orders- this will help with one of them.
Please excuse the colouring of the cards in the 2 photos. The close-up is more like the real colours. I messed about in Corel photoshop with the other image as there was a very bright sheen that I didn't like, but I didn't realise I had totally changed the colour of it- sorry!
I followed the Card Patterns sketch No.65, I really like these sketches as they aren't too difficult to follow for a beginner like myself.

Ingredients used to make this card:-
Pink solid and pink floral BP's-Making memories (Kate collection)
Image-Michelle Perkett and cut using Spellbinders Labels 1 nestabilities
Border-punched using a Fiskars floral punch
Birthday tag-Eyelet outlet
Crocheted flowers/brads/flower charm/flowers- all from my own stash (I wish I knew were I got those gorgeous crocheted flowers from as I'd really love some more!!)

Going to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Michelle Perkett- flowers galore
Allsorts-Use a tag/label
Card patterns-Sketch 65
Charisma Cardz challenge-Week 20-Theme is 3D (I have used the floers)
I love digi challenge 7-Charms
Papertake weekly-Say it with flowers
Stamp something-" of something (I used 2 colours, pink and white and 2 papers pink solid and pink floral)
Totally Gorjuss-Bling (Blinged the centers of my floral paper)

Since I'm in a flower theme, I thought I would show you a gorgeous flower that I grew from a bulb. It's an amaryllis and was a christmas pressie from my lovely friend Audrey. I am so pleased with it... it's stunning I think, but sad that it doesn't last very long in this full bloom state.

That's all for now, hope you like what you see and thank you for the kind words of encouragement, I do really appreciate it.

Trish x


  1. Beautiful Trish.
    Love how you've put the vase out of the nestie - looks great.
    I love your flowers too, is it an Amarylis?
    I love plants but I have brown thumbs not green ones! I manage to kill them off!
    Love Elaine xx

  2. Love the buttons you have used for your flowers in the vase. Fab card
    Thanks for joining in with PTW
    Caroline x

  3. Hi Trish! Oh, this is such a beautiful card!! I love the colors and all of the dainty and pretty flowers! I like the crocheted flowers too!! I dont mind that you dont have the thank you sentiment on it at all!!:) Thank you for such a gorgeous entry for our Flowers Galore challenge this week, Trish!!

    I got an amaryllis for Christmas this year, they are gorgeous when they are in bloom, arent they!?!:) Yours is beautiful!!:)



  4. Trish, this is so pretty! I love the tiny flowers that you used. Thanks for joining us again at MPSC.

  5. Such a beautiful card with beautiful inspiration! Thanks so much for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  6. Congratulations on winning the MPS challenge this week Trish...your card is lovely :)

  7. Gorgeous card, love the pretty image and papers and your beautiful charm :)

    Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi this week :)

    Elaine x

  8. Oh Trish! this is so beautiful!! I love the cute flowers you used!
    Congratulations on winning the challenge!!! whoo hoo!!!
    Hope you can participate with us again and show us more of your beautiful creations, hugs!

  9. very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi

  10. What an adorable card! I love all the flowers you added.

  11. What a brilliant use of buttons, fab idea and gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

  12. Beautiful card! Love the real flowers too, great inspiration piece. Thanks for sharing your work at Stamp Something! Hope to see you back again next week! :)

  13. such a lovely card. Thank you so much for entering the tag/ticket challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  14. Blingtastic creation hun! Thanks for playing along at TG this week. Hugs, Squirrel xxx

  15. What a beautiful card, love those crochet flowers and those dimensional flowers.

  16. beautiful card Trish I love the flowers they look gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  17. such a sweet, pretty card...thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  18. the buttons and flowers are just beautiful on your card! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

  19. Beautiful card - great use of the buttons! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!