Saturday 25 January 2014

Say it With Flowers

I bought this pretty Lili of the Valley stamp at the SECC in October, but hadn't used it until now.  I like to keep some of the stash I buy aside so that I always have something new to play with later in the year, and this is one such stamp.  I really enjoyed colouring it with my Distress Markers and a water brush, they make a nice change from my usual Promarkers.
 The tag sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley stamp set and the papers are Lili of the Valley too, they're called Antebellum and they're to die for, one of my all time favourite paper packs I think.  I've distressed all the edges for a shabby look, and added Distress Stickles in Worn Lipstick round the edges of the topper to pick out the colour of the foxgloves.
To embellish, I've used some lace, pink organza ribbon, a large bow, and pink and iridescent gems.
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Hands - #6 - Put a Tag on It
Sweet Pea Stampers - Flower Power
Ladybug Crafts - Give Thanks
4 Crafty Chicks - #178 - Bling
Papercrafting Journey - Vintage / Distressed / Shabby Chic
Incy Wincy - Flower Frenzy - I've used and old Incy Wincy sketch too!
Sentimental Sundays - #190 - More Than Three Layers
Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes


  1. Das schaut echt schon nach Frühling aus, ganz toll
    glg Gertrude

  2. So beautiful is your card and wow the image is gorgeous just like my Hollyhocks that grow in my garden and so colourful too truly beautiful x

  3. Wow totally amazing, your coloring is wonderful i wish mine was half as good as yours. Thanks for joining us at sentimental Sundays, good luck
    Caroline dt

  4. beautiful colouring Wendy - gorgeous card xx

  5. Absolutely beautiful card.

  6. Stunning image and design Ginny x

  7. Beautiful. Love the image and the shabby feel to it.

    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xx

  8. so gorgeous wendy.fabulous design and colours and i love the stunning floral image :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Fabulous card Wendy, the image is so beautiful.

    Warm hugs

  10. lovely card. thanks for playing along with us on CraftyHands

  11. This is a very elegant card. I love your distress coloring. Thank you for sharing your card at Sweet Pea Stampers "Flower Power". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again soon. Sylvia, DT-member

  12. Hi Wendy, it's a gorgeous card, beautiful image and papers, your colouring is wonderful as always, Kate x

  13. Such a beautiful card and beautifully coloured too!
    Helen x

  14. So pretty thanks for joining us this week at Incy Wincy
    Jenny x

  15. What a pretty thank you card you have made. It fits the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight well of “flower power”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  16. That is a gorgeous stamp and your colouring is superb! Really does make you yearn for spring and summer though. Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Joyce xx

  17. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'flower power' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  18. Beautiful image and beautiful coloring, wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing.

  19. Wow, Wendy, gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks...

  20. What a beautiful card, Wendy. Such gorgeous colours and I love the distressed edges on the backing papers.

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x


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