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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Autumn's biting

Bbrrr, its cold today.  First time I have had the heater on downstairs as I work this afternoon.  They (the neighbours) are sailing in the bay outside - last race for the summer!  Daylight saving ended today as well and I got an extra hour to lay in bed this morning.

I have been brooding this card for a while - it is a birthday card for my SIL.  I had made the flowers from tissue paper by cutting out lots of scalloped circles with my SU punch, and then spraying them with my bottle of Peppermint Stick Glimmer Mist and they do shimmer! When they were dry I scrunched them up and then threaded them into a pearl brad each. I was going to enter this is two challenges today - Tuesday Throwdown #42, which is simply 'Florals', and Papercraft Star #39 which is a recipe card, but the second one has finished - when is 9.00 pm Sunday Eastern time in America in our time?  I thought the USA was behind us in time...........I always miss this one! Never mind, Tuesday Throwdown it is!

ED: forgot about Crop Stop's "shiny" challenge, so will enter this in that as well!  the flowers are shiny and the pearls certainly have a lovely glow! 


I used papers from a mini deck from Cosmo Cricket - DeLovely - and my florishes were cut from the Sizzix dies.  The card is Baja Breeze and the mounting card is Regal Rose, both from SU.  I used a small pennant from WMS, and stamped it in Baja ink as I did for the sentiment which is from WMS Frame It. The ribbon is from the stash and is folded and stitched to form a bunch among the flowers.  Three pearls complete the card.  Bye the way, the sailors were second over the line and very happy when they came home!


11 comments:

Davi said...

Beautiful flowers you created..great colors and the flourishes are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Ira said...

Very pretty card Susan, your flowers are gorgeous!!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card! Your flowers are fabulous. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Susan! Those tissue paper flowers look fabulous!

Monica said...

Stunning flowers and what a sweet card.

xxx Monica

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

As your summer is coming to an end, spring is just beginning to raise her head in St. Louis. Be it summer, spring or winter, your card is beautiful. I love those beautiful paper flowers. A truly stunning card!

Sue W said...

Fun card Susan........love your tissue flowers in pretty pink and the added flourishes are fantastic! Yes it's cooling down here too.......I bought my new knee high uggs at the weekend ready!!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a pretty card! Love these colors and those flowers are just fabulous!

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty! I love those large flowers!

~Michelle~ said...

fun idea! way to shine! Thanks for playing our Crop Stop Challenge! :)

CropStop said...

Your card shines beautifully and so does your talent! Thanks for sharing this with us on the CropStop Challenge.