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Friday, 13 September 2019

Fuchsia fun

Hello crafting friends!

Sometimes, when Eva and I are strolling around the neighbourhood, we pass a garden full of fuchsias in all sorts of shapes and colours. I'm fascinated by these flowers which seem to me to have appeared from another planet! They feature in today's card too - come and see:


The graphic flower image is one I've admired for a while now - it's from the Friendship Fuchsias stamp set by Clearly Besotted (currently available at a 20% discount!) I coloured the flowers with Spectrum Noir markers, added a sentiment and matted the panel onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock. Very quick and simple, but I really think those extraordinary flowers are capable of carrying the show!


I coloured my fuchsias in pink and purple for the Addicted to CAS challenge and will also link up with the fabulous Flower Challenge where this month 'Anything Goes'.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
My youngest son is gathering together all the things he needs for uni. I have just withdrawn, exhausted, from a discussion about how many pillows he needs. He has decided that four is the minimum amount of pillows that a young man in his first year must have...!

I'd love to hear what you think - about the fuchsias and the pillows! Let me know in the comments below :)

Back soon,

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous CAS card, Vicky! I agree with you...these extraordinary Fuchsias work very well as the focal point, especially with your beautiful coloring! I love how you matted your panel on to an eggplant background, too ~ Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATCAS!

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  2. Love those modern fuschias Vicky and the beautiful scripty birthday font pairs with it perfectly. I love these flowers too (and they are quite forgiving if you don’t get time to water the garden!) As for the pillows - I hope you have some substantial transportation- I’ve a feeling you might be needing it!

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    1. I've been trying to grow one of these and it hasn't flowered for two years! Wondering if it's in the wrong spot...
      I DID point out that if we fill the car with pillows, there might not be room for all the other things he'll be needing but my protests fell on deaf ears!

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  3. That's a lovely take on the code word Vicky! Absolutely gorgeous with your beautiful colouring! Perfectly cas! Thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS!

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  4. The graphic fuchsias are so cute! They are the perfect flowers for the color code :)! Thank you so much for sharing this pretty CAS card with us at The Flower Challenge!

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    1. I love the graphic style of these fuchsias and have my eye on a set of passiflora from Uniko too - again, very stylistic :)

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  5. The fuchsias are beautiful. And I agree with your son. Four pillows is perfect... two for his bed, and two to make an uncomfortable chair sit worthy. Dorm room furniture is notoriously uncomfortable! xoxo

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  6. Congrats on your well-deserved win at Addicted to CAS! If you would like to be our Guest Designer for the next challenge, please let me know...miguelghigliotty7@gmail.com

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    1. So proud that you all selected my card! Thanks so much :) Would love to guest on the next challenge and will be in touch.

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  7. These fuchsias are so bright and pretty Vicky and with regard to the pillows, I thought no one would want to sleep with more than two but what do I know..lol. x

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    1. Thanks Pat! I'm with you about the pillows - but I think he feels that armed with many pillows he could even make a prison cell comfy!!! x

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Let's chat! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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