Monday, March 3, 2014

Thank You.........

I kind of stepped out of my "norm" for this card.....
Was kind of fun actually...no pink...seems I have been using that color A LOT lately!
I saw a challenge at City Crafters...it ends tonight...
but I have had this card in my head all week....


A few years ago, my friend "Mary" from Primitive Seasons sent me a Stampendous  thank you stamp.
When I saw the challenge at City Crafters to not use any English , 
I remembered I had it....
it had a "thank you" on the end, but I taped over that before I stamped it..

The DS paper is Tim Coffey from K&Company.....
I thought the lily background would be perfect as well as the black cardstock.
I thought the bamboo shoots were another perfect addition...
I purchased them recently from Classy Cards 'n Such.....
Speaking of (that is how my mind works..all over the place)
this week at CCNS, the challenge is to make a Susan's Garden flower...
give it a try...okay where was I?.....oh yeah, I remember....

But here comes the "fun" part.....


I used Susan's Gardens mini lily dies for my flowers...
Whewie...I have to tell you, these little beauties are "te-di-ous.....
but oh so worth it when you get them done!!!

Do you want a chance to win this die??
I have blog candy and this lily die (well not this one, but one like it..lol) is the "prize"
But don't hate me when you make them...lol..as they are FIDDLEY!!
There is a video on Sizzix of how to do them
I used tiny little "caps" from some of my "flocking" to set them in to dry and keep their petals upright until they were set, then added the leaves after that.....
Go to my top post and read how YOU can win this die....

Entering this card in these challenges:

City Crafters .... "Do You Speak English"
and 
Come and Get It Challenges .... Flowers Galore
and
Card Makin Mamas .... Stack It Up

16 comments:

Primitive Seasons said...

What an unusual card! I gave you that die????????? Love ya....
Mary

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Diane!! I love the beautiful papers!! Wow, I can't believe you made the flowers - they look amazing!! Well worth the effort it took to make them!! They look like you plucked them off the stem and added them to the card!! Love this my friend!!

I'm glad the snow missed you this time!! We had ice first, then the snow. Yuck. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful card, Diane. I love Tim Coffey designs from K&Co, and I love your flowers. I am working on mine for CCNS challenge. See you soon, TFS.
Mindy

http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my this is fabulous! I love the lilies ... even though they were fiddly ... they look amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!! Have a great day ... hope you are staying warm!

Sid said...

The lilies were worth the tedium I think ! Great card !

Anna Rogalska said...

This is so beautiful ! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Anna Rogalska said...

This is so beautiful ! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Charlene said...

What a great card!!! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! It's beautiful! You never know when you're going to have just the thing, right? I love pink, but I love warm colors, too. I'm so glad I don't have to choose between the two!

ednamburgess said...

A different kind of card, but oh so beautiful. Love the design and the flowers. I find a lot of flowers are a pain to make, but end up so nice. Edna

Darnell J Knauss said...

If you ask me, you should win the challenge with this stunning card, Diane!! And I thank you for the great layout sketch to keep in my folder. I have that very TC paper (and several other of his designs) and I'm always looking for card layouts to use it! Hugs, Darnell

Bunny said...

Great colors and wonderful job on making the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

Judy McKay said...

Wow! Stunning colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here soon. Judy DT

Judy McKay said...

Wow! Stunning colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here soon. Judy DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How in the world did I miss this card? How cool ... love your choice of theme and colors! Your flower making is really fabulous! PERFECT!

bumblebee creations said...

oh my goodness,found it!! These flowers are GOR-ge-ous! (even if they are Te-di-ous!! : )