Friday, July 16, 2010

Sshh...snowdrops for cyclamen!

Hi there everyone!  Hope you are having a great Friday so far...
I had some time to play a little today and made a card for a couple of challenges.  The challenges are for the Shabby Tea Room and the Flourishes July Christmas challenge. 
I started off with this beautiful paper from GCD Studios called Yorkshire Pudding (love the traditional colours in this) and I thought it would lend itself to the Shabby Tea Room theme nicely because of the tea stained sandy/brown background.
I am using a Flourishes sentiment from the Christmas Wreath set #68 and the flowers (these are probably snowdrops, judging from the slender leaves, but let's pretend that they are Christmas cyclamen!)from another set "Mixed Greetings" which can be seen here.
I stamped the "cyclamen" image onto some PTI vintage cream cs in SU Always Artichoke and colored with Copic markers.  The basket is stamped in Close to Cocoa and also filled in with Copic markers.
I used a classic Spellbinder Nestability circle to cut and emboss and layered it onto another Nestability Blossom shape with foam.  The sentiment is stamped and cut out with a smaller blossom die.
I made a couple of paper borders with a MS border punch and added a top layer of lace to this.  I punched out a couple of fern branches and placed this little felt and fabric birdie that I just bought this morning from a fun store ;)
Thanks for taking a peek and hope your weekend gets off to a great start!


  1. Such a fabulous creation for the Tea Room this week, Chris! Thanks for sharing it with us all :)

  2. Chriss this is beautiful.. I LOVE the shabby colros.. They are perfect for this image.. I like that you used a stamp that was not a Christmas one and made it fit the challenge.. Great job..:) Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

  3. Beautiful, just beautiful! I love the colors and all the detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tea Room!

  4. Great card! Love the paper and the colors and the punched borders too. Lovely stamping and coloring job as well. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

  5. Pretty card - love the colors together! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  6. Very pretty. I like how you used this set for the Christmas challenge, nicely done. the papers and layout are great. Very pretty card.

  7. What beautiful colors and papers, Chriss, and I just love that little bird!!!! The lace, punched borders, and that gorgeous paper gives this such a shabby look...Love every little detail!!!!

  8. WOW, love everything about this, all the elements came together really well, love the basket with the flower and the little birdie especially!


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