Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A Flower Bouquet

Evening, all! Sorry I'm so late, I've spent the evening stocking the freezer and making chicken soup, and the time ran away with me! But the kitchen smells delicious!

I've been playing with my Spellbinders again:

I used the Floral Doily set, the largest circle die and the border die. The border die slots along the edge of the vertical strip and just needs touches of glue to hold it in place - thank you, Christina of Card-making Magic for the video demonstration!

I used snippets of Vintage papers from Bearly Mine Designs - it's a shame my camera skillz are so naff, because they are so pretty and don't show up well at all!

I die cut some leaves with the Spellbinders 'Foliage' dies and Distressed them in Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles, then had a go at a flower arrangement. Here's a side view:

I have learned the hard way that an arrangement on a tall stand in Church is not an ideal inspiration for a card - the bouquet looks bottom-heavy! Never mind, we live and learn! All the flowers came from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Next time I try this I'll go for a 'posy' arrangement, I think!

Thanks for looking, and sleep tight!

love Mags B x


Sue said...

This is so beautiful Mags. The flowers look gorgeous and I love the papers and layout
hugs Sue

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your card is beautiful Mags, the flowers are so pretty and so is the design, bet that chicken soup is yummy.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card love the image....fabulous details.xxx

Annie said...

such a pretty floral card and I love all the diecut lacy effects. Think I need some of your chicken soup to help me battle the bugs.
hugs, annie x

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. The flowers look lovely and great use of your dies.

Jules said...

Hi Mags

I have been without my internet for a week so am on a huge blog catch up now.

Hope all is good with you.

You have certainly been very busy and have made some lovely creations.

Loving your Floral Doily Set .. .. so many beautiful ones around at the moment.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

so beautiful mags.gorgeous flowers and i love your colours ;D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the flowers they look really pretty!
Hugs Shell xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie I so love this beautiful card the flowers are gorgeous hun.
Thank you sooooooooo much for your lovely comment it meant soooo much shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

This is gorgeous Mags. Those spellbinders look fab - might have to treat myself! Thanks for the lovely comment about my magazine work, it's so good to get some feedback,

Liz x