Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Feeling Floral at An Oldie But Goodie

Good morning.
Hope you are all keeping well. I have a poorly Jack at home today - he was also off school yesterday - we thought he might have measles but the Dr thinks that's unlikely as he has had all his jabs (including MMR) but said there are a lot of viral infections around at the moment - including one that has similar symptoms to measles - but either way there is no medication that can be given other than paracetamol for the temperature and aches and pains and to just let it run it's course :o(
He did seem a lot brighter last night and slept better than the night before - but I have been told to keep him off school for 48hrs and to keep a look out for any more 'concerning' symptoms.

I have two posts to share with you today and my first post is for


and this fortnight the lovely Helen has picked the theme


Here's what I did:

Card Ingredients:
Image: Penny Black 'Flower Amongst Flowers' (my six month plus item)
Stamped with Versamark and embossed with White EP
Then inked with Versamagic Inks in Green and Blue - the heat embossing acts a resist - love this technique
Design Papers: First Edition 'Up Up and Away' (also more than 6 months old)
Flowers: Woodware Punch (more than 6 months old)
Leaves: Marianne Createables (more than 6 months old)
Martha Stewart: Scrolled Lace Border Punch and Butterflies Punch (more than 6 months old)
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards (more than 6 months old)
Adhesive Gems from stash (more than 6 months old)

So as you can see everything I used for my card today is more than 6 months old
To be in with a chance of winning the fab prize on offer this time - don't forget to use at least 1 item that is 6 months or more old - and tell us what it is.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration form my lovely DT buddies - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Odd Number of Embellishments
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Spring Colours
Addicted to Stamps - Bring on Spring
Joanna Sheen - Layer it Up
Penny Black Saturday - Spring into Spring
Sweet Stampin' - Embossing
Always Something Creative - Spring Using Green
Visible Image - Spring

Thanks for popping by - I really appreciate your visit.
 I'll be back later today with my second post to share my GDT for Papertake Weekly :o)



tilly said...

I think this is so beautiful with the embossed flower, delicate pastel colours

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Debs, love the colors.
Gr Elly

Rose Petal said...

Hello Debs. This is so pretty and very delicate. Gorgeous colours too.
Thanks for sharing at ~Created with Love, Sandra xxx

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun and you've inspired me, to use one of my PB flowers too - great colour combination and embellishments.

Oh poor Jack, i hope he feels better soon, Luv Sam x

Annie said...

beautiful white embossed flowers and I love the pretty blue gems - a gorgeous classic card.
thanks for your kind words of support too, sadly the situation is much the same but I am slowly coming to terms with it.
hugs, annie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is gorgeous Debs, gosh I haven't done the resist for ages but your card is so inspiring I can see me getting cracking with my EPs!! Hugs Susan x

Sue - bearhouse said...

So sorry to hear that Jack is unwell, I hope he starts to feel better soon.

Your card is stunning, I love the white embossed image. The colours and details are gorgeous.

Take care
Hugs Sue

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Debs, I love your embossed image and gorgeous colour combination.

Scrappin Chris said...

Adorable card. LoveThank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at
Created With Love Challenges

~~Chris the image.

Elfi said...

Your work is so beautiful. I like the soft spring colours.
Thank you for joining at the creative stamp friends.
Hugs Elfi

Claire said...

Sorry to hear Jack is not very well - doesn't sound too good. Saying that we had a little lad today with a suspicious rash and temperature!! I love your card, gorgeous image, gorgeous colours and pretty elements. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

so stunning debs.beautiful flowers and i love your colours.
i hope your son is better soon.

xx coops xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is just stunning Debs, so creative and inky and wow those colours pop!
Hope jack is ok, kids are such a worry!!!
A huge thank you for my lovely card this morning, it really made me smile - just what I needed
Hugs Laurie xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is really beautiful Debs… the embossed flowers look fab… and love the pretty flowers and leaves… and the little gems… it's a gorgeous card hun!
Sorry to hear that Jack is not well… there are some horrid viruses going around… hope he starts to feel better very soon!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Stempelhexe said...

What A great card you have made. Thanks you for joining us at the Creative Stamps Friends challenge blog.


Scrappin Mama said...

Beautifully embossed flowers!! I think the embossing makes everything so natural looking. Thanks for sharing with us at CreatedWithLoveChallengs
Lisa O

Juls said...

Wow this is amazing!! Love all the techniques u have used!! Hugs Juls

craftin-dawn said...

What a fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Debs. I love the pretty flowers and colours.

Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen challenge this time.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

This is so lovely and fabulous colour combination too. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Embossing' challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

Natali said...

Gorgeous!! Embossing and Colours amazing. Lovely gems touch.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Embossing” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Happy Woman`s Day!!!! ))

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful! Love the image in white and gorgeous fresh colours too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Lisa x

Ger said...

Beautifully done, love the white embossed flowers, the blues and greens and the design. Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

Kim Ryden said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft Your Passion!

Lela said...

Hopefully Jack is much better soon! Your card is really pretty, great colors and I like the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog

Anonymous said...

Wow das ist ein sooo hübsche Karte geworden!!!
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den kreativen Stempelfreunden

Sol said...

Beautiful Stamp.. And I love the embossing.. FAB colors used.. Love it! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol

Cheremane said...

This really is beautiful thanks for joining us at http://www.visibleimage.blogspot.co.uk x

kath stewart said...

what a beautiful card Debbie...love the gorgeous spring colours...thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx