Friday, 4 March 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - Flower Power

Good morning everyone, hope you have the sunny day we have here on the South coast although it is very chilly being 1 degree outside. Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who left me such kind comments after my debit card problems yesterday - I really do appreciate it and you did manage to cheer me up a lot.
Now to the challenge over at Polka Doodles. Your hostess this week is Colette and she has chosen a theme of Flower Power and would like to see 3 Handmade Flowers on your project so no Prima ones this time! A good excuse to dust off the punches and dies though.
My contribution this time is rather girly as I wanted to use my favourite fairy and some pretty Spring like colours - I was thinking crocuses which is the reason for the purple!
I stamped Gracie and her wings in black Memento ink and coloured them with various Promarkers. I cut them out and set her on a mat of white card, cut out with the Nestabilities Blossom die and embossed with my new embossing folder, Craft Concepts Gem Flourish.
I made a background with papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD, cutting the green one out with a large Go Kreate fluted square die. I added a strip of pink paper punched with the Martha Stewart dot border punch, some stitched ribbon and green pearls from my stash.
I punched my flowers from some paper scraps with an X Cut Dimensional floral punch and added tiny punched flowers and pearls to the centres.
I finished off with a greeting from the Sensational Sentiments stamp set cut out with the same Nestie set and coloured with Promarkers.

You have until 12 Noon on Sunday 13 March to enter and good luck!
Fliss x

6 comments:

  1. Lovely card Fliss and glad you are feeling a bit better. Here's wishing you a problem-free weekend, and some warmer weather. Here it is sunny but still minus temps!

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  2. Terrific card Fliss, great colours, design and image. Have a great weekend, Annette x

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  3. Hi Fliss. This is very cute and feel a bit retro too. Very flower power!

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  4. Gorgeous card Fliss, you have coloured your image perfectly, love your punched flowers.

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  5. Really loving those flowers Fliss and the great spring colours - really cheerful! Have just been through exactly the same with our bank cards - not fun! Cheers Claire x

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  6. What an array of beautiful colours, Fliss.

    I bet she is not as guilt-free as she looks! What a cute little girl with wings!!!

    Thanks for yor comment I left you a reply:

    ''Hi Fliss
    I hope you find some chives. The flavour may not be maximised yet and on my plot, the rabbits eat most of them. But, I hope you find some. I bet they are gorgeous in mashed potato...must give that one a try.''

    I put it here in case you don't pop back.

    Sue xx

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Fliss xx