I have been so naughty lately. I've been staying up until around 1am during the week and then Friday night and last night I stayed up till 3am. Its the only time I have to make cards at the moment and catch up on all my tv programmes. I had a wonderful day with the kids yesterday taking them swimming, walking up the hills, walking the dog, watching some movies. Was hard to keep my eyes open but just had to be done!
I've been mulling over the cue word at CASology this week. I actually thought of trying to make a card regarding pregnancy (blossoming...) but couldn't get it to work. I was also naughty in the spending department this week and FINALLY purchased some flower dies I've wanted for months. And there was one little die that was perfect for a blossom:
I got the inspiration for this card from two different places. One is from the Fusion Challenge where they have some beautiful purple flowers in their photo. I also have been seeing everyone's blog posts about how Spring is starting to show in their neck of the woods. Its my favourite time of the year, having the plants start to peek thru after the bleakness of Winter. So the 'I Miss You' is about me missing Spring and counting down the next six months till it comes back again!!
As usual, this was very easy to make. I die cut a heart from some printer paper and washi'ed it to the front. I spent a lot of time die-cutting the flower from different shades of paint samples. These were painstakingly glued one by one around the heart shape. Once done I cut away the paper and stamped the sentiment in black. No embellishments needed!!
The flower die is from Paper Smooches 'Flowers' and the sentiment from Altenew 'Sohcahtoa'.
As mentioned, I will link this to the Fusion Challenge - Floral Fusion. This is my second entry:
Will also link to the AAA Cards Game # 35. This is my third entry:
I'm also going to enter the new Uniko Studio Challenge # 19 where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
And today starts the beginning of the new NBUS #4 Challenge. Yippee Darnell!! NBUS stands for 'Never before used schtuff', so get out all those goodies you've purchased and haven't had a chance to use yet.
Very grey day today and a few spots of rain about. Perfect card making and baking weather. Max has gone swimming with a friend and Dave is taking Phoebe and her BFF Ella to the pool as well. I have so many challenges I want to enter this week but between baking banana cake and choc brownies this afternoon, it might be another late night.....
Hi, Shona! LOVE this fun card, friend! The heart/flower wreath is beautiful! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xxReplyDelete
Another beautiful card. Congratulations on being picked at ShowCASe your style. That one was a beauty too.ReplyDelete
Love the CAS take on the challenges and such sweet little flowers, they are perfect for blossom. Souns like you are busy but having fun. Thanks for joining UnikoReplyDelete
Just love this card! So clever to use paint samples for your dainty flowers, such a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.ReplyDelete
An elegant and super CAS-card! Is not so good for the health to stay up so late, but good for the soul to do those things in that time :) Enjoy your week! Hugs, GerrinaReplyDelete
I've done a bit of shopping this week too :) Love those sweet little delicate flowers. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!ReplyDelete
Your sweet blossom heart is wonderful...so delicate and eye-catching. You sound incredibly busy, yet incredibly happy! Banana cake and brownies? I'll be right over...ReplyDelete
Elegant CAS and totally gorgeous ShonaReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at Uniko Studio & AAA Cards
This is so pretty and tugs at the heartstrings!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and elegant CAS design, Shona! Love those little flower dies and your heart arrangement is inspired :) Sounds like you have been having a fabulous time enjoying the fresh air - I am very jealous!ReplyDelete
So fun! Love the different shades of purple! Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio challenge!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful Shona! Perfect, perfect, perfect! I need to get baking - choc date loaf here! Two weeks till school hols here too! Where has the term gone?? Still trying to catch my breath from the last ones. Hoping the break from school commitments might give me more time to make some cards...(hoping...!!!) Thanks so much for playing at CASology this week! So lovely!!ReplyDelete
This is so wonderfully CAS. I love the delicate flowers placed in the shape of a heart. The varying shades of purple are lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.ReplyDelete
Girl, your kind of naughty, is my kind of Naughty!! LOVE this sweetness!! So happy to see you at CASology sharing your talents!!! Lovely design, we hope to see you again at CASology for our new challenge begins tomorrow - Yay!!!ReplyDelete
I love the CAS design of the card and you put it together so perfectly - it really caught my eye in the gallery. I had never thought of using paint samples to make a card - it's such a creative way to get colours that go together perfectly - I am definitely going to try that since I always have such a hard time matching colours! Thanks so much for sharing that tip and playing in the AAA Challenge this week! JillReplyDelete
What a fun way to add dimension to a OLC, Shona! The shades of lavender are so pretty! (You should do it again for this week's City Crafter ombre challenge!) I love how you got this to work for all the challenges you did enter, including mine! Thank you so much for playing!! I hear about scheduling time for crafting, but do allow yourself to crash every few days so you don't burn out! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
What a wonderful CAS design ... so pretty ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.ReplyDelete
Beautifully CAS and pretty :) Thanks for linking up at Uniko Studio. Hugs Bev xReplyDelete
So pretty! I love that heart made from flowers - so clean and clever!ReplyDelete
Hi Shona, It's another cutie, thanks so much for sharing these little wonders. Always fun to play with the new toys. The wreath came out just lovely, simple and CAS. Hugs, Victoria~ AAA CardsReplyDelete
So very pretty, Shona ... all those lavender daisies are so gorgeously sweet! Hope you're finding some time for you amid your busy schedule! Anita :)ReplyDelete