Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fred She Said Snow Flower

Welcome to my blog today. Today I worked on this image that has intimidated me for a while just because I wasn't sure how to color it. But Tracy at Fred She Said came through and just recently colored the Spring Flower set of digi's. So without further ado, I have now done each flower in the set at least once! You can find this beautiful set of Spring Flowers at the Fred She Said Store HERE.

So I just sat out in my craft room last night (It's actually a Florida Room that faces my back yard) and started playing with my dies. I have several different dies from different sets on this card. That is the beauty of doing your own thing. You can use whatever works for rules!!! lol I love white cards so I decided to just use white card stock and I distressed inked the edges with "old paper" distress ink which I picked up for 50 cents at a yard sale not long ago. It works good and has lots of ink!!!!

You can see this beautiful image and how I trimmed the edge with square pearls and fuzzy cut the flowers and put them on dimensional pads for interest.

Here is what I used:
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares, Floral Doily Accent, Fleur de Lis Pendant
Marthat Stewart: Small Butterfly, Chrysanthemum Large Punch
Cuttlebug Folders: Swiss Dot, Lrg folder from Sentimental Set
Misc: Rhinestones, Square Pearls, Diamond Stickles, Ribbon

Here's a peek at the inside. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have enjoyed your visit. I will be back tomorrow with another card so be sure to stop by. We are so busy right now with Graduation-I will be away from the computer for a week.

Challenges Entered
Creative Belli Challenge - Use Something with an S (Snowflower) and also use some old forgotten item (that was my square pearls)
The Paper Shelter - Distress to Impress
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Sparkle and Shine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let It Shine
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Pop It Up


Darlene said...

Absolutely STUNNING Carol!! Love your choice of color, dimension & design! A work-of-art as always!
Thanks for joining in our 'Let It Shine' challenge at THE SISTERHOOD! This creation sure fits the challenge in every respect! Thanks for inspiration too! Hope you'll join us again next challenge!

One of the 'Sistahs'

Emily Keaton said...

This is FABULOUS, Carol!! I just love all of those pretty dies you used. You really mixed this up!! And I love how everything sparkles and glitters in the light. Beautiful!

Cheryl Walker said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Carol! I love all the white, its beautiful and all your diecuts! I also LOVE the butterflies :)

thank you for your sweet and cute comment you left today, I got a laugh out of the MCD's part...hehehehehehehehe tooo cute!

Hope you have a nice night!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is fabulous carol, what a beautiful card love all the glitter too.

greetings karin

Love crafts forever said...

Wow, wow wow!!!!!!!!!! How gorgeous is that! All that bling and glitter, just stunning. Love all your die cuts. Those flowers are absolutely amazing.
Hugs Nataliya.

Hannah Clark said...

This is just absolutely beautiful! I really love the image and the way you've coloured it! Those butterflies are fabulous too! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at


gina g said...

Wow this is truly beautiful I love it gorgeous image and detail. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Benzi said...

Absolutely divine in so much white! I love those square pearls and the sparkly butterflies. The image is just beautiful.

Beth said...

Oh wow this is stunning! Everything about it is gorgeous especially the glittery bits! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

You got that Distress INk at quite a bargain! And I love, love, love this card. What I like is that it has lots of white, but with so many die cuts and punches, it's got loads of texture and interest. It's such an appropriate background for a "snowdrop" flower.