Friday, 5 July 2013

Bloomin' Lovely

Well its hard to believe its Friday once more..........and hey what a Friday !!!!  Andy Murray is playing in the semi-final at Wimbledon today and I just cant wait !!!!!!  Up early to get organised so that my tasks are complete and I can sit and relax.............................enjoy!!!!!!

Below is a card that I made for my mum and dad's Wedding Anniversary............the colours have not shown up to well as it is a very bright, colourful project. ( need to improve my photo skills)

Distress Inks were blended and then flicked with water to distress the background and the edges were torn with TH paper distresser. I then stamped various images using the JOFY stamps, set 11, from Paper Artsy. This is the first time I have used these stamps and they are so versatile, in that you choose your own layout/design.

Over at Country View Crafts the challenge is Summer Sizzler, where I am entering this piece. Click HERE if you would like to join in the fun

The florals were coloured with various Distress Inks and Promarkers, keeping it sunny and bright.

To add further detail and depth I adhered some torn  book pages. 

Hoping to catch up with you all over the weekend and whatever you are doing.......................Have A Good One xxxx
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  1. Love this Annie! The addition of the torn pages peeping through adds such a clever twist to this card. I bet it was so well received too. Enjoy the tennis and your weekend. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. this is beautiful Annie - love the flicked background and the jofy stamps look fabulous - the torn paper looks amazing too! Hope you enjoy wimbledon! Hugs Rachel x

  3. This is so cool Annie, bet the happy couple loved it! The background with the torn pages looks great and fantastic use of those JOFY stamps.

    Enjoy the tennis and have a great weekend!

  4. Wonderful use of that set of stamps Annie (I love the whole JOFY range but this is my favourite). Great colours and wonderful background. Fingers crossed for Andy.... Hugs, Anne x

  5. Good Morning dear daughter. You already know how much we both loved your card. It's so stunning in reality and is still on show. We will be joining you on the sofa, my seat is already booked. Just off to get organised now. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  6. This is fabulous Annie, I like those stamps and the fabulous design.
    Kevin xx

  7. Anonymous7/05/2013

    This is such a fresh take on an anniversay card and I just love it Annie.
    Great colours - this would be amazing in a frame.
    Oh my goodness, I don't know if my nerves can stand it after his previous match. He doesn't make it easy for us to view, does he?!!! Anyway, I cannot wait either.

  8. I like this piece. I scrolled your blog a bit, your use of color and design is amazing! TU for taking the time to stop at my blog.

  9. Fabulous card. Love the colors and the stamps you used.

  10. ooh this is wonderful! Love the colours - its very cool indeed xx

  11. Your card is "Blooomin' Lovely"! It really is a neat card and I love your design work - Happy Anniversary wishes for your parents and you are presenting them with a wonderful card!!

  12. Hmm... just seen 1st set tiebreak, so I'm thinking you're not best pleased just this moment. Hope things pick up... Certainly love this card, what a gorgeous background and fabulous texty inserts.
    Alison x

  13. Wonderful card Annie - I love the inking etc and those torn pages are fabulous! Am intrigued by the Mills & Boon type booktext - hope it was a happy ending! Happy Weekend! Best wishes to your hubby too, Nicola x

  14. That's a gorgeous card with fabulous images.

  15. OH I LOVE these PA flowers and your coloration of them is grand! The torn papers are great too! What a FUN card and yet still elegant! Just very striking! Happy Anniversary to your parents as well!

  16. Such a fabulous card Annie, love the background, colours and composition. I have read your mum's comment and can see why she loved it so much, I do too.
    Yay Andy Murray won.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  17. Gorgeous card Annie, Beautiful colours & lovely images... I'm sure your lovely Mum & Dad will love it....Great news on the Timmie tickets... you & your Mum will have a fab time...I hope your DH is doing well... Have a great weekend... Hugs May x x x

  18. Great techniques, fab colours and a great design. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  19. Absolutely beautiful and wonderful colours
    Rosie x

  20. Annie
    Such a darling card for your mum and dad. I'm sure they will both love and cherish it. It is adorable. Love the colors even though you think they didn't show up right. happy to have you drop in on my place with your comments. Hope you keep coming back?


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