Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Susan's Gardens Dahlia

This is my post at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today
and my card I made for the Susan's Garden Flower Challenge.
I hope you will join us in the challenge there.
The prize is a Susan's Garden mini daisy die!
I also am giving away a Susan's Flower die, right here on my own blog
if you would like to sign up!!

Hello Friends,
This week at Classy Cards 'n Such our challenge is to use a
Now, the only challenge for me, was deciding which one to use!
Being the "gardener" I am, I seem to have acquired quite a collection of them.
After much debate, I chose the Dahlia
I grow these gorgeous flowers myself and one of the best things about them,
besides their beauty, are all the colors they bloom in!

To start my card, I used a paper called "Banana Split -  Pop Tone".
I had been searching for a pretty, high quality yellow card stock and this one is it!!

My next layer was made using the Polynesian Sails Doily Angel Wing.
I embossed it with a gorgeous new "in store" EB folder "Matelasse by Anna Griffin" 
On top of that, my next layer is the Polynesian Sails Oval die.
Both of these dies are Cheery Lynn Designs and are on sale right now...
hurry and get yours before they are gone!!

My Susan's Garden flower was made with the same 
I bet you couldn't tell, could you??

I used PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit - Susan's Garden...
applied with Soft Covers No.4  to give my Dahlia  the yellow/orange tones you see.
In making these flowers I used some very handy tools,
this is a must have for making any kind of flowers, a wonderful investment!

Last is my little butterfly made with a just purchased Joy die "Butterfly Trio".

I hope you have enjoyed my post today......
I am looking forward to seeing "your" entry in the "Susan's Garden" flower challenge!!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Die Cut Diva's .... Emboss It
and Cuttin and Stampin .... Butterflies are Buzzing
Sweet Stamps .... Spring Flowers
Come and Get It Challenge .....Flowers Galore


Darlene said...

WOW love this creation! That flower is FABULOUS and love the different shading on the petals ... beautiful and so life like! YOU are amazing with your flower making ... and a wonderful inspiration to me! Thanks girlfriend ... another job WELL DONE!!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous!! Love that flower ... I'm up to my eyes making projects for club tomorrow ... I haven't done anything for myself for ages! I'm hoping for some 'me' time soon ... Will write when I can ... hugs my friend

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Diane!! The flower looks amazing!! I have got to get some of those dies...I love using flowers on projects - can't believe I don't have any yet!! I love the paper you used for the pretty butterfly!! This is just stunning my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Flipping out over this one! Maybe because it reminds me of our cheery yellow and white house, but probably just because it's so incredibly gorgeous with the to-die-for schtuff you used on it! Love the dies and embossing and amazing Pan Pastels colored flower! Sooooo pretty!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous design, love the flowered butterfly and the shading on the flower makes it look so realistic, love how it pops with color. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

Barb said...

Beautiful card with a great design, thank you for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge.

Arlene said...

Your flower is just beautiful in a wonderful design.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Darnell said...

I mean, seriously? This is something to hang on a wall! It is really breathtaking, Diane!! Hugs, Darnell

Janet's Planet said...

Such a beautiful card! thanks for joining us at Cuttin and Stampin!

Dawn T said...

fabulous card Diane. So much texture with your embossing and the fantastic flower. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.