Monday, 8 February 2010

Cottage Charm

Morning All. Finally managed to finish the card for the challenge combined with a blog hop which has been organised by my friend Brenda on behalf of Sir Stampalot to celebrate their recent move to new premises. The challenge theme is of course MOVING and if you haven't yet had a go at the fab blog hop do pop over to Brenda's blog Floral Fantasies to get all the details and see all the fantastic prizes on offer. If you do a card for the related challenge there's a really big prize up for grabs.
Here's what I made for the challenge which has a country theme inspired by some gorgeous new stamps I recently acquired.
The absolutely gorgeous cottages are from Crafty Individuals CI-263 and are one of their brand new releases. I stamped them and coloured them with several shades of my favourite Distress inks for a soft look.
The paper came free with Crafts Beautiful magazine and is perfect with the cottages as some of it looked like a cottage garden. I copied mine on to linen paper and altered it with Distress inks a little to keep the soft look and added 2 of the pretty borders at the base of the card. I cut out 2 of the butterflies and rounded them with an embossing ball tool before sticking on with foam mount.
I made the inside of the card match by using the remaining piece of cottage garden paper and a sentiment mounted on pansy border paper.


brenda said...

Good Morning Fliss

An idyllic cottage in the Country and deinately in the summer with all the pretty flowers - and flutterby. Beautiful card and liking the look of those CI stamps.

Thank you so much for joining our Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

B x

Juls said...

wow this is all the fab inking techniques you have used! brilliant take on the moving theme! thanks for joining us on the Stampalot challenge!

chris said...

Hi There Fliss this is very elegant as are the rest of your cards and blog love it.
thanks for joining us in the sir stampalot challenge love chris xx

pinky said...

Wow Fliss, your work is just stunning, I love this very beautiful card, perfect take on the MOVING theme. Thanks for joining the fun and good luck in the draws.

Christine (Craftling) said...

Ohh, this is beautiful, Fliss. Just gorgeous.

Chris xx

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Fliss! Thanks for the visit and all your kind words! CHA was wonderful--wish you could have been there, too--would have loved to meet you! Hope you're having a great day!

Sally H said...

What a beautiful card! I love those CI stamps. More to go on my wish list! Thanks for joining in the hop and Good luck in the draws!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is stunning Fliss the image and design design are perfection thank you for joining the special challenge good luck in the drawer

Lorraine x

Clare said...

Hi Fliss,
Your card is gorgeous. I adore those stamps!
Thank you for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge and good luck in the prize draw.
Clare x

Deborah said...

Hi Fliss! commenting from the library as blogger and my computer still won't play nice.
These are so pretty. You've really done the Crafty Individuals stamps proud!

Tracy said...

Hi Fliss,
This is so beautiful and I also were going to purchase the same stamps. I love those country cottages. Thanks for joining the hop and challenge, good luck with your entry.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendy M said...

Absolutely gorgeous... xx

Jules said...

Hi Fliss

What a stunning creation. I love it!!

Thank you for joining in this special Stampalot Challenge.

Love Jules xx

Francesca said...

Great card , love the colours

thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


Sir Stampalot said...

Hiya Felicity. Lovely card. The colours are wonderful.
Thanks for taking part in the Sir Stampalot Challenge,we wish you the best of luck
happy crafting.
- janicex