Friday, 15 June 2012

Flowers for a Fiftieth

I made this card for my lovely friend, Anna-Maria's, fiftieth birthday.  She's a very keen gardener and florist so it just had to have flowers on it.
The stamp is Dog roses by Woodware and has been coloured with Pro and Flexmarkers.  I decided to go with the bright and pretty colours of a summer garden for this project, any opportunity to use my limited edition Promarkers, they're just so yummy, especially Pink Lobster, my new favourite colour!  I highlighted the centres of the flowers with some yellow glitter flock to give that fluffy rose centre effect.
Pink and green is probably my all time favourite colour combo, so I was delighted with the scrummy paper stack and ribbons which came free with Cardmaking and Papercraft.
The centre of the garland was made by stamping the word "fifty" in black ink and then stamping with the Dog roses stamp in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink round the edges, finishing with some green Diamond Sparkles.
The flower on the stopper element was made with my Tim Holtz tattered Florals die and a Nellie Snellen stamen punch.  The punched border was done with a Martha Stewart punch.
Two ribbons, two bows and a handful of gems finish it off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Little Miss Muffet - #37 - loads of layers
A Gem of a Challenge - #48 - sketch
Passion for Promarkers - #153 - lots of layers
Divas by Design - #39 - summer
Truly Scrumptious - #82 - flower power
Everybody Art - #197 - roses
Shopping Our Stash - #55 - double the ribbon.  All sorts of bits and bobs of older stash here, from glitter and flock to stamps


  1. WOW Wendy this is stunning love the layout and the colours are scrummy your colouring is fantastic. Take care. Caroline xxx

  2. Absolutely beautiful Wendy....enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  3. stunning card Wendy. I love the image and the colours are totally gorgeous. Your rose looks wonderful too.
    All the best

  4. fabulous Wendy - really lovely stamp and you've made it look stunning! have a good weekend - hugs Rachel xx

  5. This is gorgeous,love the image....fab

  6. So Pretty Wendy, your friend will love it. The colours are gorgeous and just love those flowers.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. Such a wonderful design, I'm sure your friends look forward to their cards from you. I have three cards to make this weekend ! all for men too !!!!!!!!!!

  8. beautiful card wendy..pam

  9. Hi Wendy,
    Stunning card,lovely image and papers :)
    Have a good weekend x

  10. A beautiful card hugs Ginny ♥

  11. Hi Wendy
    Stunning card love the stamp you have used your friend will love it.

  12. Hi Wendy, what a pretty card, I love the sweet colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge,

    hugs Vicky x x x

  13. Wunderschöne Karte und so viele tolle Details.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  14. oh wow, what a truly ♥AMAZING♥ card and of course a brilliant use of several different ribbons, as well! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!

  15. Beautiful card and the layout l just love:)x

  16. Beautiful card, the layout is gorgeous. Marlene

  17. so stunning wendy.gorgeous image and design and i love your colours.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Hi Wendy, such a beautiful easelcard! Love the design and those soft pastel colours. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss muffet Challenges. Good luck an hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea, DR Member LMM Challenges

  19. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week.

  20. Just stunning! Yummy flowers, yummy ribbon, yummy everything!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Passion for ProMarkers for our 'Lots of Layers' challenge. Good luck.

    xo, Lou Mac.

  21. Hi Wendy, another beautiful card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my "lots of layers" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  22. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and elements used. Fab image and I think your friend will love it!!! Thank you for joining us at LMM challenge.

    Hugs, Mette

  23. super card Wendy thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you again soon

  24. fab card...
    thanks for joining us over at Miss Muffet challenges this week. Good luck!
    Hugs x


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