Friday, January 14, 2011

My First Flourishes

Yes, I know this isn't Tuesday, but today is the day Flourishes has set for everyone to upload their projects. The hop lasts from today (Friday) through Monday night at 6pm (Eastern, I think?)

Flourishes 100th Challenge is All About Favourites. I used a few of my favourite things in this card. First off, I used a sketch challenge! This one is Get Sketchy #70. I adore sketch challenges!! I used Kraft cardstock for one of my layers. It's all AJ's fault that I am now addicted to Kraft. I love to use metal dies, so I used two to make the rolled flowers. The patterned paper is Basic Grey, which the flowers are also made out of. The Smooch Spritz went on heavier than I'd intended, so you can't see the two different patterns I used for them, but Basic Grey was my first favourite paper company and Wassail is still one of my very favourite lines. Lastly, I used a stamp from my favourite Flourishes stamp set. Okay, so it's my only Flourishes stamp set...but it will not be the last! Oh! And I used my favourite technique on the sentiment. Heat embossing!
Speaking of this set, Our Gift to You was the one I got from Flourishes for winning the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin' Blog Hop, so I wanted to take this opportunity to publicly thank the lovely people at Flourishes for their generosity.

Enjoy the hop! At last count, there were 40 participants, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has made!

Other challenges this card is for are:
ABC Christmas: A for Anything Christmas
Basic Grey #35: Spots & Dots - the rolled rose dp is dotted (from Wassail) and there are holly dots on the dp that shows
Gingersnap Creations: GC#84 - colour challenge: snow, pine & mahogany

32 comments:

Alaine said...

This is so Elegant. I love that you focused on the Sentiment!

Allison Cope said...

Very pretty! Love the roses!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and love your flowers.

Kay said...

Really love those flowers and the elegant embossing!

Grace said...

Absolutely lovely!!! Love the flowers and your beautiful sentiment!!!

Dot said...

Wassail is beautiful line from BG. Your card is realy elegant, and I love the flowers, well done!
Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hope to see you for the B challenge too.
Dorte x

acreativeneed said...

So beautiful! Love the flowers and embossed sentiment!
smiles,Deena

Ravengirl said...

What a great card Carole! That is quite a list of favorites you have there!

Samantha said...

This is beautiful, Love they way you did the flowers very pretty! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge Samantha :0)

PapierGirl said...

So pretty! Love your flowers - thanks for joining us this week at GS! :)

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful!

Brook said...

Very pretty card. I love your flowers!

Misti said...

So pretty! I think I'm going to have to learn how to do flowers like yours.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh so elegant!! LOVE the flowers!

E. Marie said...

Very pretty. I am a flower lover and yours are fantastic.

Rica said...

A fabulous card - stunning layout and great work with the beautiful flowers.

Thanks so much for joining us at the Basic Grey challenge and DT call,
hugs
Heather xx

Rosemary said...

beautiful card! the flowers are soo pretty!

Janet said...

What a fabulous card...love how the flowers set it off.

Jackie said...

What a great card.

Donna said...

I love clean and simple. Great job!

Cammie said...

Great simple elegance!

Dani said...

Lovely!!

Linda Carson said...

Quite delightful! Love the flowers!

yyam said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous! Love your blooms! And your embossed sentiment! :)

Thanks for joining us at Get Sketchy! :)

Betty Wright said...

Carole, this is wonderful! Congrats on the new set win, too! Love your rolled flowers and embossing! Lovely card! Thanks so much for celebrating Flourishes FTTC100 with us!

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card Carole! Fabulous job on the all challenges and I'm so glad you had a chance to play the FTTC with us.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty. :o)

Silke Ledlow said...

Carole, love the CAS design! Super cute card..the embossed sentiment and the flowers look awesome! Hugs ~S~

Virginia L. said...

GREAT take on the sketch, Carole! Love the simple yet so beautiful design!

Miriam said...

I'm addicted to Kraft cs too! Love the card and flowers.

TaraG said...

This is such a lovely card...I love kraft card and Wassail is one of my all time fave BG collections too! Great rolled roses!
Thanks so much for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges!
Hugs,t

Nancy said...

Very pretty! I love the flowers!