Monday, 30 April 2012

A card from the 'new place'


Hi Bloggers,

Hope this post finds you all fit and well. I've been working on a couple of cards from our new place. I can't tell you how good it feels to be sitting down playing with paper again.  I hope to try and get back into the swing this week, maybe even a little blog commenting....I know I've missed so much and am really looking forward to seeing what everyone's been up to!

So first I thought I'd add a little picture here of the view I wake up to every day......it's hard to move out to the back where I have a little space for crafting I promise you.



Today I have my card for our Roses challenge...........yep I'm a day late but I know the girls will understand and I might just make the last Sunday of the month in US time :)

Olga chose the challenge this month, asking for a Mother's Day card using at least one flower, a sentiment and one die cut.  OK so here's what I came up with.......what d ya think?


I've die cut some small pinwheel posies using a memory box die, then added the swirls that were left after cutting the flowers.......cute ah!  I couldn't resist adding a little Martha Stewart punched butterfly too.  

This pretty dp is from DCWV the Mariposa Matstack.....one of the pads I discovered when I was packing up the Sydney craft room :)  The sentiment is from Stamp It  a lovely sentiment set called Celebrate. 

OK I'm off to go see what the girls came up with for Olga's challenge this month........I know there will be some outstanding cards so....if you've got time click on the link at the top of my page to go take a look.

Thanks for calling by, see you soon...........



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20 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Welcome back! Your view is so serene... maybe you should move your crafting area to the front of the house? ps Super sweet card.... love that shade of pink!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wow what a view! I'm so jealous! Love your card too. Hope you had a good weekend!

Olga said...

absolutely breathtaking, both the view and the card! Thanks for playing, even with all the work you have been involed in you made time to play.............

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This card has blown me away! It is just so gorgeous! Love that tucked panel, and the little spiral flowers are to die for! Now, on to your photo. I want to hear about that gorgeous scene. Is it a pond, lake, stream, or what? No gators lurking, right? The benches make me think not.

Deborah Frings said...

This is gorgeous - I really like the pretty butterfly paper and the way you've layered the panel. Super roses too! Great card.

Love that view - so tranquil! I can imagine sitting out with a glass of wine and watching the sun set. Heaven!

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a gorgeous view and the card is just as beautiful.

CraftinGranny said...

So happy that you are getting settled and that your home is in such a beautiful setting. What a beautiful view to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or two.

Your card is gorgeous Sue and I can't wait to see more of your amazing creations inspired by your new environment. "Hugs"

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Sue... this was so worth the wait! Stunning! I love that dp and your flowers are "WOW"! Your view is just amazing!

Beverley said...

Welcome back Sue! I hope you're settling in well in your new home. That view is AMAZING I'd love to wake up to that every morning! Such a lovely card too. Hugs Bev xx

Marcia said...

I'd want to wake up to that view everyday! Love your card Sue, good to see you getting settled!

Patti P. said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card, I love every bit of this one!! Your flowers and the use of the negative is so creative.
What a beautiful view, so happy for you in your new home.
hugs...Patti

Robyn said...

Hi Sue! Love your fab new view! (seen any "gators" lately ?? Lol!!)
Your card is SO beautiful....Love it all!! Hugs to you

Selma said...

What a gorgeous view to enjoy every day. I think I would want to be outside all the time. I love your card. The roses are so pretty and really like them with the flourishes under them.

Shirley-anne said...

really quite elegant Sue .Love the flowers and swirls

Angela said...

You view is sensational and Im glad you have got to play with paper again! A beautiful mothers day card and Lovin those flowers!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous view gorgeous card what more can I say. So pleased you have now settled. Pleased to have you back. Hugs xx

Jose said...

Beautiful card, and love the use of the swirls. Wow! what a wonderful view you have, I think its just as well you dont look out at that from your craft room, you might not get much work done!
Jose x

Andrea said...

This is beautiful Sue and so is the view!!

Lyn S said...

Love your new view Sue! Lovely card, the colours and flowers are so pretty!

Sue said...

Stunning Card Sue, the papers are fabbo as are the swirls and roses!
love the view, gorgeous! :)