Thursday, 18 February 2010

Pink Tulips

Hiya folks!

It's a lovely bright and crisp day here in North East Scotland. We didn't get ANY of the predicted snow overnight on Tuesday or yesterday, phew! Monday was a damp squib, sleet all bloomin' day! Trouble is, my back gate (old door) was soaked from all that sleet, and it froze solid! I had to go round the front and kick it open to get my bins out for collection. Was half expecting it to all collapse as it is sooooo old, but no, still standing for the moment! LOL

Right then, today I am showcasing another new image of mine, shortly to be loaded onto my blog shop, Delicious Doodles. I used the yummy sketch at Midnight Madness for my layout. They have a choice again this week, but I chose to mix it up a bit, as my image kinda blanked out some of the elements of the original sketch:

And this is the card, with the new image - Tulips. I coloured them in a cerise-pink colour - love that colour in flowers! I layered them with foam pads for depth. Now, the sketch also called for some stitching. Ah, yes, problem there, as my machine is stuffed in the cupboard, unused and unloved - not even sure if it would sew through card. . . So I opted for the faux version, computer generated of course!

My papers here are all from Funky Hand, their newest cd named 'Dreams Come True'. Sorry, but I tweeked the paper colours again to suit my colour scheme - hope you don't mind. . .? I am entering this into their challenge 'Get Funky' - my second entry - must be keen! LOL

The cardstock is a lovely linen effect white card, lovely and thick so it doesn't bend - I made this an A5 size, so it is quite big. I find big cards tend to sag in the middle if the cardstock is too thin. I have made this into a Mother's Day card, as it is pretty girlie, but in a mature kind of way!

The little butterfly in the corner is a vellum one, from an old kit by Kameo Cards, and the tiny swirls are florists ribbon strips that I have run scissors down to make swirly (like we used to do at school many moons ago!)

Now, this also happens to fit a few more challenges, so here goes with a wee list:

Bee Crafty - Stitching plus a digi-image
Cute Daisy May - Bright and Cheerful
Sophisticats - Stitching
Crafty Creations - Stitching
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Spring


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
This card is beautiful. The tulips are amazing and the colours and papers really match very well. I love the faux stitching.
Fiona x

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Teri! These tulips are beautiful!!! I really love your's simply GORGEOUS!

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful flowers! love the DP too!
Thank you for joining us at CDM this week

Katie said...

Absolutely stunning!
Fabulous colors and I just love it!
Thanks for playing at CDM this week!

Carol said...

Teri, I just love love love this image. Your layering makes this exceptional. This would be such a wonderful Easter image too because you got me longing for Spring looking at the marvelous creation. What beauty and inspiration. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

gina g said...

Very pretty card, love the papers. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Allison said...

lovely card and the tulips are fab
Thanks for playing along at Get Funky this month

Saskia said...

Helo Teri!

Wow! So gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your beautiful work!! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

pinky said...

Teri your tulips are just gorgeous and great for a Mums card. Love this card, definitely bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

Moshie said...

WOW! Very pretty!!! Love your faux stitiching!!! Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. hugs, Diana

Anonymous said...

Oh those layered tulips are just gorgeous!! Well done with the faux stitching too! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Oh those layered tulips are just gorgeous!! Well done with the faux stitching too! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Hi Teri, The Tulips turned out so vibrant and really gives a feel of spring! Wonderful job on the faux stitching :) I think the colors are great for Mother's day or Easter. Thanks for playing our sketch this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Sally H said...

Stunning Teri! So beautiful!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Teri this is one very beautiful, bright and cheerful card and I love it those gorgeous Tulips and your design are just perfect thank you so much for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday
Lorraine x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you've really focused on your tulips and that addition of the butterfly was perfect!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Teri - you just knew I was going to love this didn't you! Totally gorgeous! Your flowers are always so stunnng and beautifully coloured! I love it!! Great colour too - we have tulips that colour here in winter! I am loving this, but you knew that didn't you! LOL! Thanks so much for joining us at the Midnight Madness sketch Challenge this week, it is always a pleasure seeing your cards and we look forward to having you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Avril Ann said...

Teri this is just beautiful, many thanks for joining us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Priscilla said...

WOW Teri , this is just beautiful well done with your are really good :) Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog. I wanted to just let you know that the MMSC42 Sneak Peek has been posted. It may look intimidating, but I hope you give it a go and just have fun with it. I will be posting the CAS sketch on Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what you come up with :)
MMSC Hostess

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Yay Teri, we now get to see your fabby new artwork created onto a card. Love those colours on the tulips and dp, and that sweet added little butterfly. This is such a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along with us again this week.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is just beautiful - I am loving your lay out. Thanks for joining the CDM Challenge this week!

Avril Ann said...

Hi Pal, still loving this card, but am here to thank you joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Alison said...

The colours on your card are fab and the tulips look like you could pick them up! Beautiful!

Dolly said...

Beautiful card, those tulips are amazing and fit so well with the FH papers you've chosen. :)x

Tasha said...

Hi Teri
This card is just gorgeous. The tulips, the colours, everything :-)
Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card and love the design and details, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at Cute Daisy May and we hope to see you again next week.
Hugs Linda

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Teri!! What a beautiful digi!! Love your tulips. You showcased it so beautifully with your stunning dp and colors! Such a beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Midnight Madness this week!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along in our stitching challenge at Crafty Creations. Great Project - fab card Teri! Cheers Claire x

Bee said...

Beautiful card with really successful faux stitching. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)