Friday, April 19, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show.

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show! I was really so happy to be asked to join in this great hop with all these talented ladies!! Thanks again!! I just have to say that I was so sick during these past two weeks, that I really thought that I wouldn't be able to make a card in time... I had a kind of pneumonia and only now I begin to feel better. I started making this card just a few days ago and was so happy to be able to take part in this great event!!

If you've arrived here from Pauline's blog, then you are at the right place! If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your hop at Claire's blog so you don't miss all the beautiful inspiration along the way!

For my card, I chose the gorgeous Folk Art Medallion stamp set. The biggest white embossed flower in the middle is made with three layers of vellum. Under it you can see the crocheted flower that my mother made with pink twine. The white felt heart is made with one of the Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die and the tag is made with one of the Fancy Tags Two die. I fussy cut all the little flowers and leaves and put them on foam pads. The pink gingham background is made with the Gingham & Co. stamp set. I stitched the edges, added some ribbons and twine, a few rhinestones and here it is!

I didn't put any sentiment on this card, because I thought that it could also be framed and given as a gift for a little baby girl for example!

Thank you for taking time to visit me, your next stop is Suezie Howard. Have a great hop!

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic
Hello Everyone! Welcome to the April Beautiful World Tour! Once again, it's time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to travel the world!

Did you know that your travel around the Flourishes World gives you the opportunity to WIN a free FLOURISHES STAMP SET?? All we ask is that you leave a comment on each one by April 30th for your chance to win!!

If you've jetted in from Kathy's blog, then you have arrived at the right destination! If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes blog so you don't miss all the beautiful inspiration along the way!

This month the hostess is me, Anne-Elise and our theme is CHILDHOOD! I was inspired by this beautiful image from the Kids Play stamp set. I remember when I loved blowing dandelion seeds... last summer our kids also loved doing it! I also loved looking at butterflies. I remember that we once found a caterpillar and I had the chance to see the chrysalis transformation into a gorgeous butterfly!

April is also the month when we celebrate our daughter's birthday and so I wanted to make a special card for her. The first layer is made with one of the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies. There's also a Sizzix Butterfly and the pink felt parts are made with the Sizzix Frame & Pendants #2 dies. I also added some ribbons and seam binding. A little tag, a heart, a flower and some rhinestones to finish it off! I'm sure that we all have great memories from our childhood... so let's go and see all the other beautiful creations!

I wish you all a great Easter time! In Finland, Easter is a four day weekend! We'll go back to work on Tuesday! Thanks for taking time to visit me, it's time to grab your passport and board the Flourishes Flight BWT, your next destination is:

Naomi Gong