Monday, 8 November 2010

Autumn Flowers....

Hi Susan here...

The Crazy Challenge have started a new challenge today and the theme is 'Things with Wings', easy peasy....for full details of the challenge and some fabulous inspiration from the design team please call across to The Crazy Challenge Blog.

Now for my card, I used an older sketch from Get Sketchy, I fell in love with the swirly shape of the background, I think I will probably use this sketch again in the future. My backing papers are all from Nitwits, I  distressed the swirly join and aged the edges with distressing inks from Tim Holtz. I mat and layered the papers onto a piece of kraft coloured card.
My ribbon, pearls and gems are all from our local market. The vintage brads are from my stash.

My beautiful sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, just perfect for what I wanted, I inked the edges and layered it onto a piece of kraft coloured card.

My flowers are all handmade, made from a five petal punch, they have been coloured with distressing inks that I aged the backing paper edges with.
My vellum butterflies are handmade, I added wire antennae and pearls for the body. The edges of the wings have been inked with distressing inks.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and for leaving all your wonderful much appreciated comments, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan


  1. Hi Girls I so love this beautiful creation the papers and colours I adore so much that sentiment, flowers and butterflies look ACE.
    Lorraine x

  2. LOVE this - is has such a calming feel to it - the colours and layout are just FABULOUS! LOVE your flowers too - just gorgeous!

  3. So gorgeous! I do love that sentiment and the butterflies are such pretty embellishments!

  4. The card and sentiment all gell together so well Susan and I adore your vellum butterflies so soft and delicate looking. Flowers are just delightful.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  5. Susan your card is absolutely gorgeous ! It has a vintage look I just adore ! Your flowers are so so so beautiful ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

  6. This card is so Autumnal, I really do like it Mam. Everything screams autumn from the 'swirly' sketch to the font in the sentiment to the papers and beautiful colours. I love how you've used a sentiment as your 'image' in your last few cards, this is a look I really love.
    Once again, your flowers are amazing, would love to know your secret???!!.....

  7. Oh this is Stunning!!! Love the vellum butterfly and all of the homemade flowers, yumm! The sentiment is just perfect for this type of card.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays.

  8. Wow, Susan, this is gorgeous! Very labor intensive! I think your homemade flowers, and the darling homemade butterflies are wonderful accents! Great job!!! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week!

  9. Wonderful colour combo and sentiment, your flowers and butterflies are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-

  10. very elegant card full of details...thanks for playing with FFF
    xxx Margreet


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