Monday, 14 January 2013


Good morning folks, Monday is here again and it's snowing!!! You'll have to excuse my excitement but living as I do on the South Coast of England we don't see the white stuff very often!
Anyway, enough of that as it's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week is the turn of your truly to choose the theme so I decided to go for a real favourite of mine - Die Cuts And/Or Punches so you could use either or both on your creations.
My inspiration here has just one die cut and you'll have to wait for my mid week motivation post on Wednesday for something a little more frilly and fancy lol

I decided on one of my favourite colour combinations, lilac and green, and raided my scraps box for some hand decorated paper to use - happily I found a couple perfect for my card.
The first one uses a rose stamp which was inked with purple and green then stamped just twice on white card. I had sponged on some lighter green ink and I tore one edge for a distressed look.
The second panel was made by dragging a distressed stripe stamp inked up with lilac ink down a piece of white textured card. This produces quite a soft look.
I die cut a piece of lilac card with a Nestabilities blossom die and embossed it with a rose embossing folder then added some layered flowers and leaves.
I finished off with a stamped sentiment, stamped with purple ink on lilac card and hand trimmed.

I hope you like this challenge as much as you liked Suzi's last one as we had a record amount of entries which will make choosing a Top 3 so very difficult!.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Allsorts - Dies And Punches
Divas By Design - Anything Goes


craftattack said...

Lovely piece! We have snow here again, and we get to see plenty of snow, yuck! Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Your pretty card have a very dreamy feel to it Fliss.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Suzi B said...

Hi Fliss, lovely card great colour choice, can't wait to see your MWM :)
Suzi B xx

Paper Profusion said...

Love this colour combination Fliss. Beautiful feminine card. Nicola x

Deborah said...

Your card is so fresh and springlike, Fliss - unlike the weather LOL Your handstamped paper is gorgeous.

Buttons said...

Love your choice of colours for this Fliss, and so glad you got some snow!! Great to look at, but a pain to drive in:) Hugs, Jenny x

Wendy L said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, the background looks fab. Love the colors.
Enjoy the snow :)

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful card, Fliss! LOVE the floral and the beautiful colors! I always enjoy seeing your creations each week, friend! Hope you have a happy week! :)

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us as Divas this time.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful soft colours - it's a gorgeous card Fliss - Jacqueline xx