Sunday, 3 June 2012

Flower Power

A bit of a different post today... I was ill for a few days and off work, went back to work on Friday still not feeling 100% as we're short staffed and added to this it was a stressful day. But I got home from work in the evening and found the most amazing flowers on the kitchen table... Did I forget something? Was it my birthday or an anniversary? Nope... my husband knowing I was under the weather and feeling rather sorry for myself bought them to cheer me up and it did, flowers are one of the things I love the most. I take more photographs of flowers when I go on holiday than of my family! I love gardening although I don't have green fingers unfortunately... I wish did, but I still try. When I doodle its always a flower, so hubby made the end of what has been a miserable week wonderful and I had to take a photograph and share their beauty. So a very BIG THANK YOU to my husband!

The Surprise Flowers

Also on a flower note I made card for my sister in-law. Not my usual style, as she is more of a minimalist sort and its good for me try new things and practice stamping. I choose to send the white card as I think it worked out better than the yellow card. Im sure with more practice my composition will improve as they are a bit messy and the sentiment on both is a bit low. For both cards I used a Marion Emberson Designs stamp set that I bought at last weeks craft fair. I used four of the flowers stamps and the sentiment on both cards. I added black satin ribbon, bow and pearls to the yellow card and stamped with black ink. On the white card I used blue satin ribbon, a blue and silver ink and blue gems.

'Blue Birthday'

I am entering ' Blue Birthday' into the following challenges:


  1. Beautiful card. Love the Dandelions. Thanks for playing with us @ CAS-ual Fridays challenge :)

  2. Hi Andrea
    I've just found your blog on my travels and have become a follower. Your cards are lovely and I look forward to seeing your future creations.
    Caz x

    1. thank you your comments are also much appreciated

  3. How lovely to come home to those beautiful flowers what a fab husband you have , I hope you are feeling a little better now. What a super card too well done Hugs Elaine

    1. thank you Elaine and yes I am feeling better thank you for your comment's much appreciated

  4. So glad that your hubby cheered you with such a lovely bouquet of flowers! What a SWEETIE! Your card is simply delightful! I love the monochromatic theme and the attention to the details! Thanks so much for playing CAS-ual Fridays with us!

  5. Wonderful flowers from your husband :) Two great colourways on the card front and perfect touches of bling. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)


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