Saturday, 18 February 2012

Flowers to Die for

At LESS IS MORE this week, the theme is Punches or Dies.  I've chosen dies for both my cards as sometimes they get neglected.  Not because I don't like them, it's just they are on a shelf that I sometimes forget to go look at.  Do you have a shelf like that?

For my first card I used Fun Flowers and sponged the bottom two layers with Melon Mambo and the top layers with Pretty in Pink then added a white flower button to the center.  The leaves are Wisteria Wonder and I used the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die to cut them out. 

The flower and leaves were arranged onto a Whisper White card base.  

As I've used the colours from the SIMPLY STAMPIN challenge blog, I'm entering this card there too. 

Thanks very much ladies for my top three for last weeks card. 

Then because I'd had a play with one flower die, I decided to make another card with the Flower, Daisies Die. 

For this one I cut my flower out twice in Whisper White and layered it up adding an Antique Brad to the center. 

I used River Rock in the textured card stock as I wanted to echo the colour of the brad and first stamped Congratulations from Curly Cute in Versamark then embossed in gold.  I attached my flower using mini Glue dots and mounted this onto Basic Black.  The card base is also textured card stock in Whisper White. 

My mother asked me to make a Golden Wedding Anniversay card and I'm hoping this will fit the bill.  

I'm also going to enter this card into Less is More. 

The more I see the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and papers, the more I love them.  I was delivering some goodies to my hostess today and everyone had picked such lovely sets.  If you are interested in received a free set then here's one way to earn them - 

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die £28.95 + Flower Daisies Bigz Die £16.95 = 1 free set

I enjoyed my play today and using these big flowers for a change.  Hope you are having fun too wherever you are and thanks for taking the time to have a peak at my little blog. x 

Supplies used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Whisper White, Basic Black, River Rock, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Versamark
Stamps - Curly Cute
Bigz - Flower Daisies, Fun Flowers
Sizzlits - Little Leaves
Other - Antique Brad, Mini Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets you would like if your order reaches £45. x


Chantal said...

I love your second card. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Sasha said...

Both your cards are very pretty. But your first card is my favourite, I love how you tinted the petals with pink:)

GinaA said...

Both cards are fab , just love the Congratulations card, it's stunning.

Chrissie said...

Great cards Aileen, those are super dies!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Wishcraft said...

They're both gorgeous Aileen! Love the dies you've used and lovely colours too :o) Lisa x

Vicky said...

They are both stunning Aileen.... :o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Mandi said...

Super cards Aileen
The daisy on the second is my all tine FAV die and the one I've used the most
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Cheryl said...

oh these are just gorgeous cards Hun,love the daisy,that is super hugs Cherylxxxxx

Margaret said...

They're both gorgeous Aileen (and yes I have a shelf like yours!!)
Margaret x

Alison xx said...

I love how you have tinted the flower petals with the pinks. Two great cards. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

Bonnie said...

Isn't this a fun challenge? I love both of your beautiful flowers!

Amanda Burditt said...

So lovely and simple! I like the very subtle hint of pink in the petals. Feminine but not ott girlie! :) Thanks for joining in the SSC! x

Rosemary said...

the flowers you created are just gorgeous! both cards are lovely, but i think the 2nd one is my favorite.

craftattack said...

Both cards are lovely, but the second one is my fave! Valerie

Jenny said...

Wow these are both beautiful blooms Aileen, I love the inked edges on the first soft and pretty :0)
I'm the other way around, I tend to forget my punches and love my dies :0)
Jenny x

kelly said...

I love how you've used the colours but still made your card subtle.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week.
Kelly xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two really lovely the simplicity of the daisy one


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! These are so beautiful and elegant.
My personal fav. is the second one - it's simplicity is just stunning.
Caroline xxx

Sharon said...

Two lovely cards. Love the simplicity of the daisy one.
Sharon x

Jose said...

2 gorgeous cards, especially love the way you have sponged the flower on the first card.

Linby said...

These are just lovely. The subtle colouring on the first one is fab.

Anne said...

Oh wow these are both SO elegant, I love the pink edging you used for card 1

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Two gorgeous cards today Aileen, I love both, the flowers are just lovely, xxx

Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are strikingly beautiful! Wonderful focal points, Aileen.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow these are such breath taking cards, perfectly crafted and so stylish, I love those dies.


Scrapmate said...

Lovely cards.

Kim S said...

These cards are so simple but such big impact!

ding said...

Beautiful classy cards, you will have to look at that shelf more often!!! You obviously have some lovely goodies lurking there. The flowers are gorgeous, very envious of the dies!

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful cards Aileen, love the soft colours in the first one and that daisy is stunning, love that brad. xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Gorgeous flower cards both of them but have to say the second one has the wow factor for me !x

Zoƫ said...

Both gorgeous Aileen. I especially like the first with the gentle touches of colour. Zx

Carol said...

Two lovely cards Aileen, love the flower on the first one. Carol x

Loli said...

Hola Aileen, fabulous cards!! Aileen, very elegant and the colours are simply beautiful, well done Aileen.
A hug from Palma

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous cards Aileen! I really love the inked edges on your white flowers - stunning!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simply Stampin' and I hope you join us again soon! Ruth x


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