Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Petal Peddler

Today we received an unexpected piece of post at the Guild Hall. It appeared our lady mother was coming for an unexpected visit. We normally liked to have the Guild Hall decorated with flowers and such whenever she graces us with a visit, but being that we were in the middle of winter, it would be rather hard to find any blooms or foliage outside. As such, the Lady Commander of Copics and I set out to the village to visit Violet’s Greenhouse and pick up some blossoms to brighten up the Guild Hall for our lady mothers eminent arrival.

I made this card by cutting out the pot and flowers using the Country Life cartridge. I embossed the flower heads with my good ‘ol swiss dots folder and Cuttlebug then added some gems to the middle of them. I tied a scrap of raffia around the pot for some visual interest. The word “mom” was also cut from Country Life. The only thing that sucks is that cartridge doesn’t have shadows for the fonts, so it’s not as “contrasty” as I would prefer.

Next I made a matching bookmark to go with the card. I cut the pot and flowers using papers to match the card exactly. I then laminated it with my YourStory. I always laminate my bookmarks to protect them from wear and tear. They don't look as nice after being laminated, but they'd look even less nice if they got ripped or something, so alas, laminating it is. Making these matching items earned me +80 perfect pair exp points. Not sure exactly what those are used for...but I guess I’ll find out when I gain enough to level up.

This pair of crafts will be entered into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #67: Dies & Punches
My Craft Spot Challenge #87: Flowers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #115: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #31: Mother’s Day (or for a female)
Fairy Tale Challenge #61: A Set of 2 Parts
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #14: Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #26: Dies and Punches

I do hope our lady mother enjoys the blooms we selected. My sister and I know next to nothing when it comes to flowers...we just pick whatever smells the least stinky.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

13 comments:

Bianca said...

What a lovely set! It´s really perfect for mothers day! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Debbie said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Debbie x

cotnob said...

What a lovely bright card and matching bookmark.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Pauline
x

Jenny said...

Ein wirklich tolles Set. Die Farben sind klasse, sie sind so fröhlich.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße Jenny

L.B. said...

What a fun card. I love that your visitor will have the bright flowers even in the winter.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
Mags
x

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright colors and the fun little flowers. Such a cute idea to pair it up with a fun bookmark:) Great idea!
Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Great job! I think your bookmark still looks wonderful even laminated :) I laminate lots of stuff too!! :) Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too


Amanda
SCTDT
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

These are so bright and cheerful! How wonderful to have a matching bookmark too! The embossing really adds some fabulous texture to your projects!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
xx Nela

Zetti said...

Beautiful set!
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge!
Andrea :-)

Laura said...

Ooh, love the matching bookmark
:)
Laura

Jani said...

lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

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