Saturday, 22 February 2014

FLORALS AND FLOURISHES

Well I started the half term week really well with lots of crafting and posting, sadly the end of the week hasn't been as successful in the craft department. We have, however, had some stunning new wardrobes fitted in my daughters room which I've been oohing and ahhing over (plus the obvious cleaning and arranging of clothes and other girly bits and bobs).

So I have 2 cards to share today, both for challenges. First up is to enter the Color Throwdown and Seize the Sketch challenges


I've used a gingham backing paper from Pink Petticoat, a swirly embossing folder for my navy circle, the cream CS is stamped using the With a Flourish stamp set from Clearly Besotted along with a stamped butterfly from the Butterfly Wishes Additions. Stephanie (CBS) has also just released some stand-alone 'every-day' dies and this is one of the scalloped ones. Finally the sentiment is from Uniko Studio and I've added some gems from my stash for a bit of sparkle.

   


Next up is another joint challenge card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches and Card Concept challenges, where the theme is 'Florals'. This time I've used design papers from Studio Calico and My Mind's Eye, my adorable Memory Box Tilda Floral die, which is fast becoming my favourite, same sentiment from Uniko Studio then some enamel dots, button and twine from my stash.

I'm also going to enter this card over at Pixie's Crafty Snippets challenge once the gates open. The lovely Di has an extra prize on offer which is running for 2 weeks providing you enter 3 cards in the 2 weeks so check it out here if you fancy playing along.



   

Whoops forgot to add what style for The Card Concept - I'd say Classy and Elegant (hope that's right)!

Hope you are all enjoying some crafty time and see you soon.

Sarah

17 comments:

  1. They are both lovely cards but I especially like the floral one. Rebecca x

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  2. Sarah, I love the floral card. Doesn't that button just work so amazingly in the centre of the die cut. Simply beautiful xxx

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  3. Beautiful cards Sarah! Really love the second one - gorgeous colours and the loopy flower if fab!
    xx

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  4. Beautiful cards Sarah! That flower is so dainty yet amazing! Love the paper you've used...the card is so soft! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. Both of your cards are so lovely, the flower card is so soft. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the the Card Concept!

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  6. Two great snippets cards but my favourite has to be the last one...Oh my, that is one gorgeous die!

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  7. Two perfectly splendid cards - great use of your snippets too

    Kathyk

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  8. Love that lacy flower~thanks for joining us at FMS!

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  9. Such pretty cards Sarah. Love the pretty butterfly on the first one and the swirls... beautiful flower and sweet candy dots on the second. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

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  10. Fabulous Sarah - both cards are gorgeous and I do love the twine flower on your snippets entry, lush!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  11. Great cards! Thank you for playing with us at Color Throwndown.

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  12. Two lovely cards, but I particularly like the Snippets entry. xxx

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  13. I like both cards a lot. The top one is so fresh looking and that's a fun sketch. The bottom one is so sweet and feminine. I'm glad you could show these off at the Snippet Playground. So much loveliness to look at.

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  14. bOTH of your cards are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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  15. Two great cards... but I really fancy the second one . Those soft yummy colors looks awesome!

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  16. Beautiful cards, Sarah! Your floral is so soft, romantic, and feminine. Love your background panel dp. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

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