Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Frames and Flowers - Card 50

Di at Pixies Crafty Workshop recently featured this card.  I loved it right off the hop and imediately started thinking about my own flowers. They are getting antsy trapped in those glass jars on my desk...they want out!
Besides, that flower ticker at the top of my blog needs adjusting!

Di's card inspired me to create some floral cards of my own. While rummaging about in the bunkie (summer Art Studio...lol), I found this NBUS Memory Box frame die... Massa Leaf Frame Die. I thought it would make a great frame for my flower. I inked it up with three shades of Invild Bolme Prima chalk inks. I used 2 greens and an ivory ink. They dry almost instantly so are easy to work with. I like the way the inking turned out.


Recipe - card base from my stash
DP - First Edition  Bird Song
Card stock - snippet of cream card inked green
Dies - Memory Box, Massa Leaf Frame die
Tags - from the Bird Song Stack
Flower - Prima or maybe Recollection...I think
Hessian - snippet from my stash
Bling - teensy green diamond
Inks - Prima Invild Bolme Chalk Inks, 2 green and an ivory

This is the final card of my first 50 cards made from my stash. I was on a consumables spending freeze...no paper, ribbon, embellishments, chipboard, stickers, twine...if it was consumable, I did not buy it. Instead, I shopped my stash. It was fun and surprisingly easy to do

On the other hand, stamps and dies are non consumable and were fair game...but I did not really purchase many of those either. I just got in the habit of not shopping as much and just really enjoyed it. I have challenged  myself to make 50 more...but will just track my progress by adding the card number to my  titles.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes

31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

absolutely stunning and pretty in pink.xx

The Journey is the Start

Doreen said...

Love the design and fab colours,just gorgeous.xxx

Christine Harrop said...

So simple, so lovely Maureen. Well congratulations on attaining your #50!! Now you've got the bug there'll be no stopping you will there? Hugs Christine xx

Erika said...

I think you've done a grand job making your 50 cards without being tempted to buy new bits and bobs. I think we could all learn from this. I too have far too much stuff waiting to be played with, I can't possibly get through it all!

I love this card, a beautiful flower there and great layering too.

Hugs and happy crafting.
Erika. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Firstly, congratulations on achieving the 50 cards. I'm a relative newbie here and haven't seen them all, but those I have are all stunning and this is no exception! Good luck with the next 50 :)

Hugs,
Em x
Creative Em

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way you used the leaf stems and that burlap. So beautiful.
Lynn

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee Mo that is blooming gorgeous! All in my favourite colours too! Huge congrats on reaching your 50th card - I have to start a 3/4 month session of using my stash and limiting my stamping time so that I do use all of the old stash up!
I just choked on my glass of water - omgee thank you so much for letting me know about winning Brenda's candy! I am absolutely gob smacked right now! Karen xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Mo!!! huggles Sue xx

Joann Burton said...

You made it....I am so proud of you. And every card you made was fantastic. I really love this one. I admire you so much. I could not have done it...lol Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mo, very pretty card, love your design, and the use of hessin is just brilliant. The flower is gorgeous.

Well done on making your 50 cards without having to by more stash, you are an inspiration to someone who is addicted to buying new stuff. I must be more restrained, hugs Kate x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Well done on number 50 Maureen! A really pretty card, love the touch of burlap. Susan x

Pia S said...

I've never seen this frame leaf die before. I love it! And I love how you used it to CASE Di's card! Love the added burlap too!

Buttons said...

A BEAUTIFUL design for this one and good on ya for reaching your card making goal. Jenny x

Carol L said...

Congrats on reaching a great goal you set for yourself! The card turned out so pretty with those stems, the flower and especially the burlap panel!

MaryH said...

WTGo on your 50 stash cards. This one is so very soft & feminine and pretty. Love this MB die (how did I overlook it?!) the lovely flower against that piece of burlap is a terrific bit of texture against that stamping on the bkgrnd paper. You have done such an excellent job on shopping your stash. You're an inspiration with that, as well as your beautiful cards. TFS

Jules said...

Hi Mo

Well done on reaching your 50 goal .. .. here's to the next 50!

You have done really well. Such willpower.

Loving your gorgeous card. I think a few more of those trapped flowers should be making an appearance as you work beautifully with them.

Love the colours and texture on this card very much.

I hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Wow Mo, this is really so lovely - I'm thrilled that you CASE'd my card. AND that you did a better job of it too.

Hugs, Di xx

Céline said...

really stunning, thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
hugs
céline

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done on number 50, Mo!! YAYYYY! and what cracker card it is too I love it .. good on you! Shaz in Oz.x

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Mo, I love your design and pink and green always look lovely together.
Congratulations on reaching your goal, I don't think I could do it!
Pauline
x

Hettie said...

Goodness Mo! What a stunning card you have created. Wow! I love it.
Hugs
xx

aussie aNNie said...

A glorious stunning card with such pretty additional beauties and colours, thanks for joining in our challenge.xxx
♥aNNie
{Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

Tracy said...

Good for you on keeping to your 50 card challenge :)
You card is very pretty :)

linda said...

ooh, this is just so pretty! i love the delicate flowers in the background, how the leaves frame the 3D flower and the tiny tags.
p.s. thanks for continuing the rudolph day challenge!
linda

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Mo what a difference this is to the top one, that softer background looks amazing a fabulous creation.
hugs
lorraine x

Sarah said...

Woo Hoo on hitting 50 cards. I really like that die. So pretty and such a great way to frame that lovely flower.

nwilliams6 said...

Yay! You made it to 50 and they are wonderful! Love this pretty card. Hugz!

Greta said...

Artistic & beautiful! Perfect #50 card!

Erin Stephenson said...

What a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments designs! We hope so see you next time! Good luck!

Shelly said...

So pretty! Gorgeous colors!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin Divas!
Shelly

Pat said...

Lovely card Mo and pretty soft colours. Shows what you can do without buying new stuff all the time. You have obviously enjoyed the challenge as you are carrying on which is great. I love that leaf frame die from MB too. x