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Monday, 16 April 2012

Tulips...from Amsterdam...?

Well, actually, no, these tulips are from The Stamping Boutique, but I am very excited to say that DH and I are off for the weekend to Amsterdam this Saturday for his birthday! We had our first overnight stay away from our little cherubs in 9 years(!) in December, and have decided to go for it again, thanks to my fabulous mum and dad (can't thank them enough as it's no easy task I have to say!)

Anyway, enough waffling (can you tell I'm excited?!) and onto my card: As I said, the image is called Tulips and is available HERE. I coloured it with Promarkers and cut it out using a lacey circle nestie.

I chalked the inside with the nestie still in place and added some lilac and clear gems to decorate the frame.

The papers are from my stash that I've had for ever, (Papermania Amethyst Tones if memory serves.) I followed this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #156

I made my own stick pins and popped them into a lilac organza bow.

I really love the 3D flower dies around at the mo,  but as I don't own any, I improvised and made my own from a hand-cut circle which I spiral cut and wrapped up, then glued and attached using a flower brad onto a Prima flower...doesn't look too bad!

The centre border is cut using a Martha Stewart border punch and is attached using mini brads. A few gems and a craftwork cards sentiment to finish. I also decorated the inside a little as this is for my mum to give to my aunt for her 60th birthday...

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Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the fab spring image.......

cotnob said...

This is so pretty, I love the gorgeous colour and fab image.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Catherine said...

Your card is gorgeous Ali ! I love the soft colours, the image is so pretty and your embellies are stunning ! Love the layout too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Kelly Lloyd said...

WOW. I love this card. That image is lovely and coloured beautifully, those papers are perfect. And I really love your handmade flower and pins. I must learn how to do those pins.


Have a good trip.
Hugs Kelly

Hazel said...

Very pretty card, I love the colour and your handmade flower is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hazel x

Bea und Doreen said...

Beautiful card. The colours are great. Love the bow with the pins.
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card. The colours are lovely.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Mel said...

So beautiful, love the purple tones. Thank you for joining us at House of Gilli challenges.

Dawn said...

Oh Ali, this is stunning & you've win at Inky Impressions with it too! Woo Hoo go girl!!!
Have a fab time in Amsterdam!
Dawn xx

Carly said...

gorgeous card, fabulous colours and sensational flower!

Thankyou for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

xoxox Carly

Wedgie said...

Pretty card, those tulips really pop in the middle of the lilac! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Bettina L. said...

Such pretty tulips and I love the aesome colour combo. Gorgeous details wiyj bow, pearl pins and flower. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx