Friday, April 6, 2012

Flourishes, Play Date Cafe, There She Goes {It Isn't the End}

Supplies
Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness (SU), Cherry Blossoms (Flourishes)
Papers: Bazzill Basics (Vintage Marketplace), Flourishes Ivory Cardstock, Lucky Limeade & Basic Gray (SU!)
Inks: Memento Black, Copics, Basic Gray (SU!)
Extras: Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Baja Breeze Ribbon, Hat Pin


Another post for today...I love having a free day to stamp! Yippee!  This card began with the colours at the Play Date Cafe, then I noticed that the gals over at There She Goes have a  "Metal" Challenge...I have NEVER used a Hat Pin before and I tend to avoid using Ribbon...but this card will be hand delivered and so I do not need to worry about fitting that bow into an envelope!  So thank you ladies for the inspiration and the push out of my comfort zone!  I created this card for my dear friend who is going through some tough times, the challenge over at Flourishes is to create a card for a Friend (perfect!). This helped me to choose my stamp set today. I used their pretty "Cherry Blossoms" set and Stampin' Up's "Pursuit of Happiness" set for the sentiment...

21 comments:

  1. A very beautiful card Lesley. I'm sure your friend will be moved by it. I love the way you've coloured the flowers and have them "spilling" over the frame. Just gorgeous!

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  2. What a fabulous creation! Love that bow and pins! Thanks for playing at There She Goes.

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  3. Love your use of the colors...I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week.

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/04/52-card-pickup-week-14-giveaway-winner.html

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  4. A beautiful card, Lesley! Your friend will be able to see your love in this card!

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  5. Lesley, this card is beautiful! I love the embossing behind the floral branch and that lush bow!!!

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  6. This is beautiful Lesley, love the colour of the flowers and the bow is gorgeous...beautiful card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Wow! For pulling out a lot of "never-used" items, it is absolutely beautiful!!

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  8. Your card is just gorgeous! I love the flowers and coloring, and your sentiment is wonderful. Lovely!

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  9. Gorgeous!!! I love those colors, too...I had a chance to use them myself today!

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  10. This card is great! Love all the goodies you added to it!

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  11. Lesley, it is SO good to see you playing with us at The Play Date CAfe! I was all excited when I saw your name. :)

    This creation is so beautiful: love the embossed frame over the blue flowers. I never thought to do that! ANd about the hat pin: I resisted for a long time, but once used, I kinda liked it!

    THanks for joining us, Lesley. :)

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  12. Lesley, your card is just oozing loveliness! I love the way you've done the pin (I personally find them a challenge). I also love how you've done the embossed frame, such a fab idea! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Play Date Cafe!

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  13. Oh, I just LOVE that sentiment, Lesley! And your card is absolutely stunning! I've had my eye on that embossing folder, but couldn't see how I would use it enough to get my money's worth. Now, you're making me think I "need" it ;)! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  14. So lovely!! Congrats on being the cup of the week!!! :)

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  15. This is a gorgeous card! Congrats on your PDCC win :)

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  16. Hurray! Congratulations on your fantastic card winning Cup of the Week!

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  17. Gorgeous Card!!! Love the colours you've chosen and how you've used the cherry blossoms!! Thanks so much for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge with us!!!

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  18. Oh wow, what a beautiful colour combo! Great idea with the embossing too. Thanks for joining us this month for the BBB challenge! xx

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  19. Lesley, this is beautiful! Love how you colored the Cherry Blossoms! Thanks for joining us this month for Flourishes BBB challenge!

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  20. Wow, this is absolutely STUNNING! I LOVE that colour combo and you incorporated the ribbon and hat pin beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Flourishes for the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!

    Naomi
    Xoxo

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Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)