Sunday, 25 April 2010

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop



















Thank you for stopping by my little corner of blogland this evening.

I wasn't going to join in this month as I had no tissue paper - I can distinctly remember wrapping a gift in my last delivery of tissue with my stamp order - but then I needed a bit of retail therapy yesterday to cheer myself after a tough week at work so I went to my favourite shop in Beaconsfield and bought a lovely pink linen shirt. Guess what they wrapped it in.........






















In fact the shirt is a slightly paler colour than Raspberry Fizz so I went with that for my quickie card.

I cut loads of layers of the tissue with my Dahlia nestability in different sizes and found this pretty pink brad in my stash.

The stamps are all from Giga Guidelines and inked up with Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate on to Craft cardstock. I finished it off with some dark chocolate ribbon.

I took my layout from another of the Go-To sketches - just love that book!




















Have a great evening - it's getting a bit late here so I will spend the rest of the evening hopping around the great inspiration of the hop!

56 comments:

Amy said...

What a beautiful card! I love the tissue flowers! I wouldn't have thought to use the dahlia dies I have!! Great idea!

Chris Simon said...

Gorgeous card! I love the giant pink flower. Very very nice.

Caryn said...

Just stunning Chris - it must have been fate when you bought that shirt!! Love that flower too - never thought to use my nesties - doh!!!!

Hugs,
Caryn xx

Marge said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Clean, simple, perfect!!!

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Taheerah said...

Pretty card Chris - and what a great twist of fate to end up with that tissue paper!

Karen H. said...

Beautiful! Love the long card layout. Giga Guidelines looks fabulous with the flower.

Brenda Weaver said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors and the layout.

Mindy said...

I like the way the Giga guidelines pattern reflects the look of the flower. Pretty!

Lauren said...

Wow!!!! This is so stunning! LOVE the color combo and beautiful flower.

Anika said...

Love the layout and color combination!

Maureen said...

beautiful!!! I just love Raspberry Fizz on kraft...totally yummy!!

Liz said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love the simplicity of it!

Rosanne said...

Just beautiful! Love that flower!

Keva said...

Very pretty card! I love the clean lines and the Giga guidelines are on my next order thanks to you!

Jennifer Carter said...

Love your card! That is gorgeous!

Dana said...

I love longer cards, and this one is awesome Chris! Nothihng like retail therepy to the rescue, huh? *grin*

megspaulding said...

Love this card! And the sketch is great too! Nice job!

Mariana said...

Awesome job on the sketch, I love you colors and the flower!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is gorgeous! I love your flower.

Terri E. said...

Fun flower and bling. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Nerina said...

Beautiful colour choices here! Love the flower you created with the dahlia dies - great idea!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love this big flower!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! Love that big ol' flower and your colors combo is beautiful!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your flower is stunning!! Beautiful card!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

SO classy!! love the kraft, pink and black...scrumptious -- and with that big beautiful flower??? DELICIOUS!

Melissa said...

So pretty! Gorgeous card and flower!

Cheryl said...

That is a really beautiful card. I love the size and the layout. Great job.

Deb C said...

Super pretty card. There must be a hundred layers in your flower. WOW!!!

Kelly S. said...

Not only did you get a fab shirt, but you turned that frown upside- down and made a PERFECT card! Love how you dressed up that go-to sketch with your lovely color scheme and fantastically layered fizzy flower!

Shay said...

This is a quickie card?!? I would have never known it because it is gorgeous! The colors, damask, gems and tissue paper flower are all perfect.

BethieJ said...

Your card is LOVELY!!!
Happy Hopping!

resmith said...

This is so pretty!! LOve the color combo!

Baseret said...

Beautiful card! Love your flower.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card, Chris!
I love the flower!

Janelle said...

It was meant to be, wasn't it?! Beautiful flower!

Kim said...

Very pretty!

Laurie said...

Beautiful!

pattylt said...

How did you get that delicious flower so puffy? Love it and it is a great card. I love those background stamps, too, as well as the Razz Fizz colors. Great job.

Jill said...

Gor-jus, Chris! Raspberry Fizz is my favorite PTI color, so I'm predisposed to like your card, but it's just darned pretty. I have yet to ink up Giga Guidelines, and I need to get it out and dirty now! :-D

Silke Ledlow said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I love how you used the Giga Set!!! The flower rocks!!! Hugs ~S~

Katie {choc0holic} said...

So happy that the retail therapy helped you to participate tonight! I need to use my Dahlia dies to make a tissue paper flower now!

Karli said...

beautiful- love everything about it! TFS :)

Lisa said...

I love this! Very beautiful!!

Cammie said...

Retail therapy is important on so many levels:) This is such a striking card.Love th soft flower combined with Giga Guidelines. I used Go-To-Sketches also. It's great!

Theresa Tyree said...

What a stunning card!

Teresa said...

Ooh, gorgeous card Chris!!! Love that blossom!

Christi said...

simply fabulous! I love the big fluffy dahlia!

Linda W said...

Pretty, pretty flower. So glad you got some therapy!!

Sonya said...

The blossom is so pretty.

Karen said...

Beautiful card. The colors are wonderful. The retail therapy really paid off!

Rebecca said...

clean and simple are my favorite cards!

Pam W. said...

So pretty. Love the long cards. I need to make more of them.

Karen from PA said...

Your flower is gorgeous and I love the colors you used. My hubby just brought me home the Go To Sketches magazine. I am so excited to give those sketches a try.

Janis said...

Another beauty Chris!! Oh boy, now I want to rush home and crack into my Nestabilities flowers. What a great way to use the dies!