Friday, 20 January 2012

To Have And To Hold

Over at Totally Papercrafts this week, the lovely Lols is hosting and we want you to...

Make Your Own Flowers

Argggghhhhh - I don't do flowers. I have tried - honest I have - with all that rollling and wrinkling, but it always ends up looking like something the dog chewed up!!
So, I can't wait to see what you come up with - and hopefully you will share your secrets with us!


I used this gorgeous digi image from Tiddly Inks, coloured with Copics and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust. In fact, quite a bit of Glamour Dust went on this card - it's not just for Christmas, you know!   ;-)







Here's a close up of my flowers.

IRL they are very pretty, although I admit, not a lot of 'making' was involved!




If , like me, you're 'florally' challenged,
even you can give these a go.


I bought the lace flower trim from my local craft shop and cut out the flowers.


I punched a simple bloom from card and bent up the petals. 
I used a glue dot to stick the lace flower on top.
The card helps to give the lace some shape, otherwise it would lay very flat.

Then I simply added a pearl or dew drop centre.

Easy, peasy  :-)



Challenges
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms - Use any or all of them.
Ladybug Crafts -  Bows
Digi Tuesday - Romantic Card
Bling It On (Jan) - New Beginnings
Stampalot Challenges (Jan) - Monochromatic

Supplies
6 x 6 On the Edge card blank from Crafty Emma's.
Tiddly Inks Digi Image, You and Me Baby coloured with Copics.
DP - Papermania, Heather.     Glamour Dust.   XCut Flower Punch
Sizzix Flourishes Die.     XCut Sm. Heart Nestie.  Sm. Lacey Circle Nestie
Sentiment LOTV.  Pearls Coloured With Copic.  Dew Drop. Satin Ribbon.


32 comments:

Craftyanny said...

oh this is gorgeous, love the image and you've coloured it beautifully. Those flowers are lovely too, wouldn't have thought of doing that Caroline.
Anne x

Aileen said...

This is gorgeous. I love all the sparkle and the central image is very sweet. x

Joey said...

SO SO SO Beautiful, hun this is gorgeousness! love the added sparkle. Joey x

Vicky said...

Sweetie this is gorgeous & I am sooooo loving the image with your fantastic colouring.....its an awesome card hun!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning card luv the image and the colours and colouring is amazing.
Chris x

Katina said...

LOL, I'm definitely florally challenged (among other things!)I just can't 'do them' either!! Your card is so beautiful and I think the flowers you came up with are gorgeous.
xx

Lisa T said...

OMG, your card is gorgeous! I love, love, love those papers! This is such a cute Tiddly Inks image. I must get it some time.

Rachel x said...

This is just gorgeous, Caroline- beautiful colours and I really like that digi!! Pretty flowers, too- I love to make my own but it can take a lot of time and fiddling!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Victoria said...

I simply adore theis cardand th eimage is fantastic beautifully coloured xxx

brenda said...

What a beautiful wedding card Caroline, a wonderful keepsake for the lucky couple.

Thank you so much for joining in our Monochromatic them at Stampalot Challenge, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Caroline :-) such a lovely image and the shades of blue and silver are beautriful ,, love the flowers too ,,, fabby idea :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dodici said...

So we were two challenged with these flowers:)
Amazing card,hun!Love these papers,have them in two colours and I struggle to use them,they look great on your card.
xxx

CraftyC said...

Hello Caroline, hope you are well. I love your pretty card. Your flowers look beautiful to!
Clairexx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow this is beautiful, awesome colouring as always, gorgeous papers & embelies, have lovely weekend hun, sue,x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and have a super weekend too sweetie :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Caroline, fab image and colouring and those flowers are so pretty...
Hope you have a lovey weekend.
Wendy xx

sassy said...

superb card love it gr8 colours and adorable flowers must admit i likes making them but its been a while since i made one i even drew my own template..how clever am i lol!!! NOT!!....hugs sassyx

Linda said...

Aren't you a smarty. These flowers are so pretty. Quick with a kick!!! Hugs

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, this is one adorable card! Thanks for sharing it with us at LCI. Hope to see you next challenge when it's my turn to host. Have a great weekend, Julie.x

Donna said...

Stunning card Caroline, I love this image, I used it myself on a wedding card recently although I have to say your colouring is soooo much better than mine lol! I'm loving all the sparkle and beautiful lace flowers, a really pretty card :) Donna ♥ x

PS: About selling my sentiments....errmmmm I don't have a scoobie lol!

laney said...

super card!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you next time too
hugs
laney

pinky said...

So gorgeous caroline, your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and LCI.
Pinky

Roma said...

Gorgeous card ,love the gorgeous image ,beautiful papers,& lace flowers ,ribbon,what i mean is i love it all x

Faye said...

What a pretty, blingy and rather faberoony card. The glitter really adds something special, I'm loving it. xxx

Abi said...

This is a gorgeous card Caroline, your flowers are fab. Such beautiful papers too xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Thank you for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge with your lovely card, and I agree, sparklyness is not just for Christmas - and I love the flowers cut from lace - very effective. Mary G x

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

June Nelson said...

This is stunning and love those little flowers, your colouring is magical too lovely card xxxxx

Sally said...

Stunning card. Beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us for our Bow challenge at LCI .
Hope you can join us again.
Hugs Sally xxx

Lee said...

Ooooooh sooooo Beautiful.xx

Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous and fabby colouring too!
Thanks for joining the Ladybugs at LCI and good luck with the 'Bows' challenge
Hugs Laurie x