Saturday, 25 July 2009

Papertrey July Blog Hop
















Tonight I thought would take part in my first Papertrey Blog Hop in spite of the time difference - well it's a Saturday night and I don't have to be up early tomorrow morning ;)

My mother in law, Pat, and I sat very companionably at the table this afternoon - she "stringing" beans from the garden and me making the card, with the sun streaming in on us - lovely!

The challenge for the hop is to use text in the piece - so I used the text dp from the Raspberry Fizz collection for part of the flower and panel and stamped the larger ocean tides petals with French script in ocean tides ink.

I decided to use my new set of Dahlia nestabilities to make the flowers and I scrunched and distressed them a bit "a la Dawn"! There is a vintage button, some twine, a bit of craft and aqua mist and some raspberry fizz ribbon to finish - phew!




















Thanks so much for stopping by tonight - I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


32 comments:

Sanna said...

What a lovely card - really pretty ! Thanks for sharing ! Greetings from Norway ;o)

Gwen said...

beautiful card! love those colors together...great flower too!

Chrissy said...

love the dahlia nesties!

Stampin' Pam said...

Fun colors, great layout - welcome to BLog Hop - glad you joined us. I like that dahlia nestie! Looks wonderful

Heidi said...

Welcome to the Blog Hop! Sounds like you had a very nice time making this card. It's beautiful!

IamDerby said...

Very pretty color combo here! nice job

Catherine said...

what a pretty card...great that you joined the Hop!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! tfs!!

raduse said...

Cool colors and a great card. TFS

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great color combo! Your text just pops right off of your flower! Very pretty card :) TFS

Chris said...

wow, this is so pretty! love the wave of text!

Dana said...

Very pretty card!! Love your use of type and the colour combo is fantastic, too.

Rosanne said...

Pretty!

peggysue said...

Very nice and sounds like you had a lovely afternoon!

Marcie S. said...

Love those nestabilities! Beautiful card!

Kacey Elliott said...

Love those colors! Very pretty! Welcome to the HOP! Hope you had fun :)

Savitri said...

Very pretty card!!

Daniela said...

This is so pretty with a touch of red!

Marge said...

Very pretty card!!1

Kim said...

Pretty! I like the combination of Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz. :)

Bonnie said...

That is such a different combination of colours but I love the way it all came together!! You just never know!

Regan said...

just adorable!

Karen said...

I love Dahlias and yours came out great! Welcome to the hop! :>

PurpleD said...

Wow, Chris, you really made an effort to participate!

Love your card!

Michelle said...

So glad you joined the Hop....I used the same patterned paper for my text -- great minds...;)

BethieJ said...

Happy 1st Blog Hop!! Your card is LOVELY!!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Congrats on your first blog hop! Love the color combo.

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Beautiful card, beautiful flower!! Great color combo!

Nancy L. said...

love your card

travelingmama said...

This is so sweet! I love the colors! Best wishes from Morocco!

Terri E. said...

Love your stunning card and use of nesties. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janelle said...

Lovely color combination. The dahlia flower is great. I also love the image of you and your mother-in-law sitting at the table, "companionably", each doing your own thing. Sounds so pleasant, especially with the sun streaming in.