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Saturday, 7 March 2020

Healing with flowers

Hello crafting friends!

I've been invited to be Guest Designer at Just Us Girls for the month of March - how cool is that?! I am so thrilled! Let's dive straight in and see what this week's challenge is:


Yes, it's the perfect challenge for stocking up on your stash of get well cards! Here's what I came up with:


I began by stamping the beautiful flowers from MFT's Floral Focus, colouring them with pale pink alcohol markers and pushing the colour back with a blender pen to create this delicate 'barely there' effect.


This is a large floral stamp but I just fussy cut a section of it to use on my card. I actually like fussy cutting, but for those that don't, there are dies! My flowers were arranged on a card panel stamped with Stampin' Up's Hardwood. I used a soft brown ink so the background didn't overpower those delicate flowers.


That big, bold sentiment is from MFT's All Occasion Sentiments. I stamped it onto a strip of card stock and added it to the card panel, allowing some of the flower petals to overlap. A sprinkling of gems finished the card.


It's always useful to have a few Get Well Soon cards in our collection, especially at this time of year, so I hope you'll be inspired to join in with this challenge. Click here for some amazing inspiration from the team and to link your card up.

CHALLENGES
The Flower Challenge has an Anything Goes theme going on this month, so I'll also link this card up there.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I won't be about in Blogland today as we're having birthday celebrations. My youngest son is 19 - and how on earth that happened I have no idea. It seems like only yesterday that balloons and ice cream would be the highlight of the day... and, in fact, I'm not sure much has changed!

See you soon,

24 comments:

  1. Love the pretty flower against the wooden background Vicky. Hope the birthday party went well xxx

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    1. Thanks Lesley. We had a lovely time - he is the happiest of young men and it's infectious! xxx

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  2. Beautiful card Vicky, super background and such lovely delicate flowers (must get my blender pen out more often. Happy birthday to your son, I hope you have a wonderful day xx

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    1. Thanks Andrea. It was such a lovely birthday celebration - we even chased away the showers and brought the sun out! xx

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love those soft, delicate flowers and how they spill over the sentiment panel. That soft brown wood background is perfect behind those flowers. Welcome to JUGS as our March Guest Designer! You have started out with a real beauty and I can't wait to see your creations for the rest of this month.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much for the warm welcome Sue. So proud to be guesting with you and the team :)

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  4. Simply beautiful from the hardwood background to the subtle colour on that gorgeous bloom Vicky. Love how you have hung part of it over the sentiment. I agree with Sue. What a beauty you have made for us and I also look forward to seeing your creations for the rest of this month.

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    1. Thank you Ina! It's lovely to be able to guest with you all - thanks for having me :)

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  5. Beautiful card, Vicky. I hope your young man had a great day xoxo

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    1. He did thanks Em, showered with hugs, gifts and a slap up lunch! xx

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  6. Beautiful Get well card Vicky! Love the woodgrain background to showcase your florals! So happy you are guesting with us this month and Happy Birthday to your son too!

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    1. Thanks Nancy - it's a delight to guest with you at JUGs!

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  7. Love the wood grain bg with the pretty flowers. Would make anyone feel better.

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    1. Thanks Vicki - let's hope it won't be needed for a while!

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  8. Beautiful card & I love the soft coloring ~ I wouldn't have thought of wood grain as a background and yet it works! Blessings on your birthday celebrations ~

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    1. Thanks Karen! Woodgrain is a favourite background of mine - but in subtle colours! We had a lovely time on our day out :)

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  9. This is so pretty Vicky! I love the soft colors and that background is lovely! Happy birthday to your son!

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    1. Thanks Lisa - and for the birthday wishes :)

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  10. Ooh, what a gorgeous get well card. That's gonna brighten up someone's day for sure.

    Wahoo . .. birthday celebrations. Lovely.

    Hug xxx

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    1. Yes, hopefully someone who has a light cold or has stubbed their toe - NOTHING more serious!
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  11. I love everything about your card, Vicky. I love wood backgrounds and yours is soft enough to accent the flowers. I have that sentiment and it's been too big for me to use but it looks wonderful, especially with the lovely pink flowers wrapped around it.

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  12. My son is coming 27 and balloons and ice cream would be perfect for him too!
    A beautiful card - very soft and feminine, it's the season for Magnolias now too so very seasonal! - Jacqueline xx

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  13. Such a beautiful card Vicky, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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