Monday, 14 May 2012

A Song In My Heart

Good morning folks, we've had a glorious sunny weekend at last and yesterday was actually warm enough to have coffee in the garden whilst our 2 little grey bunnies were running about - more of this weather please!
It's Monday again so we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday, this weeks theme being Flowers and Music. Lots of scope here as you could have music score or notes, musical instruments and so on. I couldn't resist my title although it actually refers to another project I'm working on which will be on here next weekend! It sort of applies here though.
Here's today's card:

The background here is a piece of vintage music score with torn edges. I inked it with Shabby Shutters Distress ink for a soft look and added a little Vintage Photo round the edges.
I then stamped the poppies on thick cartridge paper with Archival Coffee ink - the stamps are Fleur de Pavot by Inkylicious and come with flower heads, leaves and stalks to build up your own scene. I coloured the poppies to resemble the Californian variety with Aquamarkers then cut the panel out with a Nestabilities die and inked the edges.
I then embossed a piece of white card with my new Crafts Too Vintage Flowers folder and inked this with a mix of Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Crushed Olive Distress inks. I stamped the text from the stamp set and the tag from a Viva Decor set with the coffee ink on the cartridge paper and inked with Distress inks. I cut the text out with a Papermania label die.
To finish, I added a metal charm to the tag and then die cut and inked a butterfly from my new set of 3 by Cheery Lynn dies - they're amazing value and have a huge amount of detail though you may need to click on the pic to see this.

The Design Team have some wonderful creations to inspire so hope to see you there!

Challenges for my card:
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes/Butterflies & Blooms
Do You Stack Up - Use A Flower
 Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes/Butterflies & Blooms

Have a great week,
Hugs, Fliss xx


  1. Beautiful card, love the colours and composition! Hugs, Valerie

  2. It was wonderful to see a bit of sunshine at the weekend and your card looks as if it was inspired by it Fliss! I love the gorgeous orange and yellow tones and the twine ties on your sentiment label.

  3. Morning Fliss - gorgeous colours on your card, beautiful stamp too - Jacqueline xx

  4. Gorgeous card Fliss, lovely vibrant colours and two of my most favourite things, poppies and butterflies. Sorry for lack of comments, life has has been a bit hectic for a few months.Have a good day.
    Irene xx

  5. Fabulous card Fliss, love the music background and the embossed piece to add texture.
    Glad you had a good time at Brighton and bought some bits and pieces, especially at the stand of my local craft shop.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. This is gorgeous Fliss, great theme for the challenge

  7. A fantastic card, the colors and elements are wonderful.

  8. Just stunning Fliss! I LOVE it! I hope I get enough time to join in as this is right up my street!

  9. Love the vibrant colours, its a beautiful card.
    Yvonne x

  10. Such gorgeous colors, Fliss!!! The bright colors are making me desperate for summer break--LOL! ;) This is lovely as ever!

  11. Beautiful card Fliss such gorgeous warm colours and lovely design your positioning is fabulous ! Hope you have a fantastic day


  12. Hi Fliss, gorgeous bright and summery, beautiful golden poppies and lovely embossing. Hope your bunnies had a lovely run in the garden. xx

  13. Love the addition of the tag (I ahve that set of stamps and would not have thought of using it here .... it looks great)! Your butterfly is a beauty too! Have a good week xx

  14. This is lovely, Fliss - gorgeous colour scheme with lots of fab elements to look at. Jan xx

  15. Such a beautiful, fresh and bright card Fliss it really puts me in the mood for Summer. Your coffee time sounds idyllic and peaceful.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  16. Great card, love your flowers!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. Hugs, Joan

  17. Oh Fliss this is gorgeous! I have been looking for a butterfly die design for ages...I think this is it!!! It looks fabulous with all the detail in it. And with the colours that you have used on this card, it all looks fantastic
    Dot x

  18. So beautiful and sunny Fliss. As always you capture colour and design so perfectly
    hugs June x

    ps, thanks so much for adding the OCS badge for me :) you are an angel

  19. WOW!!! this is beautiful Fliss xxx

  20. Simply beautiful,love the colors and the song sheet, adore those poppies, thank you for joining us at ATC's and Fat Pages With Attitude this fortnight xx

  21. This is stunning Fliss.I just love poppies.Your card is out of this world.Love it.Hugs Debbie x

  22. What a lovely card. I love the pp with the music so much. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.


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Fliss xx