Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Flower Challenge and Meet "Maeley"

Hi Crafty Friends! I am back! It feels so good to get crafty once again after being off with pregnancy complications. Now that our sweet baby girl is here and my body is back to being my own again, I finally can craft. Of course, I am crafting between feedings and our new sleep schedule. LOL! It is an adjustment but worth it! Little Maeley is a doll and she is such a sweet baby. Corey and I are in love with her.

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I found a new to me challenge called "The Flower Challenge". 

HELLO!!! 

This is one challenge I plan on playing with as much as I can because I LOVE floral stamps. This month's challenge is to CASE one of their designers...so I did! EEP! I cased the talented TaeEun and her stunning card!

 

I was inspired to watercolour and to create a simple, clean-lined card. Be sure to visit the challenge blog to see all the gorgeous inspiration there!


I used an Altenew set called "Bamboo Rose" that I absolutely love! I stamped the flowers in Archival ink and I did some masking to create a large focal point on one part of the card; inspired by TaeEun. Then I loosely watercoloured the flowers with my distress inks. Thank you for stopping by and for your support! I am off to craft some more. I hope you are crafting today too!

35 comments:

  1. Happy to see you back, Lesley! Your daughter is beautiful and what a pretty name!
    As far as your card goes...it is GORGEOUS! Wow!

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  2. Your card is gorgeous as usual, but not so much as that adorable baby girl. Congrats!!!! Enjoy your precious little one, and you will be sleepless for at least another 18+ years.

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  3. Oh my goodness! Maeley is so adorable! Congratulations! Beautiful card too! :)

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  4. She is so cute, congratulations Lesley! Enjoy the motherhood bliss!
    Sweet card as well.

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  5. Your card is beautiful as is sweet Maeley! Congratulations and welcome back.

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  6. Congratulations Lesley! We're so happy to meet your sweet little girl. And welcome back to creating -- your card is gorgeous!

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  7. Wonderful to see your creations again, Lesley - especially the living one - so adorable! Your card is gorgeous - love that loose watercolouring!

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  8. Your card is beautiful, but sweet little Maeley steals the spotlight!!

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  9. Congratulations! She is a doll--so happy for you! Gorgeous card--you're back, indeed!

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  10. Morning (possibly!)
    Beautiful card, so fresh and pleasing on the eye. What a little cutie you have in Maeley, God bless her.
    Sue

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  11. Such a fabulous card here Lesley, I love the bright colours and all the pretty flowers too. I have that stamp but not used it as yet, you have inspired me now though.Oh and that sweet baby of yours Maeley,she looks so adorable and I love her name too. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

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  12. Maeley is adorable - no wonder you're so in love! Great card, Lesley, it's good to see you here in Blogland again, Jo x

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  13. Lesley so glad to see you posting again, and you sure came back with a bang! What a gorgeous card, but not as gorgeous as your sweet little daughter!

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  14. beautiful baby! congratulations!

    alicia

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  15. Gorgeous case, Lesley. So good to see you creating again, and that little beauty above is the most precious creation you have made.

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  16. Congratulations on your beautiful little girl! I just became a grandmother for the first time on April 10...also a beautiful little girl, Ava Maeve. She lives more than 300 miles away, though. Your watercolored card is striking and truly colorful.

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  17. Dear precious little angel your have there. She's beautiful as is your fabulous card for the flower challenge.

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  18. So glad you are creating again. Love the baby picture. Maeley is beautiful, and so are you cards. :) Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

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  19. She is simply ADORABLE. So happy to see you crafting.
    This is a beauty!

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  20. Congratulations on your little one. She is so sweet!!! :)
    Love the card too

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  21. Congrats! I'm so glad she arrived safely! I was high risk with my last too and it's such a worry. I love the name too.

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  22. Your card is gorgeous!!! Love how you colored them! And Maeley is just precious!

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  23. Congrats! She is adorable! Your cards are awesome too!

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  24. oh she is so precious! Congrats and beautiful card too Lesley!

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  25. LOVE the sweet babe pic...ooooo so sweeet!!!!! Love the CASE, STUNNING!!!!!

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  26. Oh!!! Maeley is just the sweetest baby!!! Congratulations, Lesley! Thank you so much for CASEing my card! Yours is more beautiful than mine!!! I really love the loose watercoloring in such bright colors!!! Thank you so much for playing along at The Flower Challenge!

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  27. Beautiful watercoloured card Lesley - and an even more beautiful Maeley, she is utterly adorable! Welcome back!

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  28. What a sweetheart! Congratulations!!

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  29. Congrats on your new Little she is such a cutie! Glad to see you are back creating too.

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  30. Your card is gorgeous, Lesley, but Maeley is simply divine! What a darling little girl; congratulations. I'm in awe of you, being a Mum of a newborn, and being able to be creative! xx

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  31. Your daughter is truest a little doll and so cute X gorgeous card and glad your amazing creativity is back in the blog world x

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  32. Happy to see you back and very glad to see Marley. Congrats!

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  33. Congrats on the birth of your daughter! She is adorable!

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  34. Congratulations, she is beautiful!

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  35. What a sweet baby girl, congratulations!
    Your card is very beautiful, too!

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