Saturday, 18 October 2008

A rose is a rose

Hello I hope you're enjoying the weekend and that you are blessed with same glourious weather that we are experiencing up North, is just beautiful out there crisp but the sun is shinning and it very much feels like autumn, I just love this time of the year providing the weather's like this and not wet damp and cold. I have received yet another box full of yummy stuff from SU, I know I always say **You do not need everything!!!** but then I never practise what I preach and I get sucked right in and always cave in and buy everything . So if you want to see me using something in particular let me know and I will be happy to oblige.

My inspiration for the next card came for the beautiful flowers I have received at work on my anniversary, hubby is very generous and spoils me often and on the day I got to open my card and present in the morning and I didn't think I was going to get flowers as well, so it was a really nice suprise when I had a beautiful bouquet of flowers along with a box of beautifully wrapped belgian chocs. delivered. They are so beautiful and the lilys are starting to open up and fill my lounge with their delicious heavy scent. Here s a photo of the flowers

Gorgeous deep red velvety roses with lime green Alchemilla mollis and my faves Stargazer Lily's. And so my combo for my next card was born Real Red, Old Olive, Blush Blossom.

I have used the A Rose is a Rose and I am quite sure you don't need me to tell you just how beautiful this set is. This is one of the Two Step Stamping sets do you know what this means? It means you instantly become Picasso, honestly those sets are so very clever, what you get is you get 2 stamps for each image a solid and an outline, so if you look at my roses and you're wondering how I've ended up with this detail on them well let me tell you, the solid stamp I ve inked with Real red and stamped on my Whisper White card stock, and then using my Stamp-a -ma-jig I ve stamped the outline stamp inked with Bravo Burgundy on top of my first image, it is that simple and look at the result, incrediblly detailed looking flowers. The Blush Blossom card stock was stamped with a small flower from the same set, Old Olive paper from Haiku collection, B. Burgundy ribbon, the dotty circle was cut from Kraft patterned paper (level 1 hostess set), and the scallop border was made with my scallop border punch. Sentiment from the Sincere salutation and that beautiful frame is from Frames with a Flourish ( I will be using this one a lot I LOVE IT!!)

And a close up just to show you that I've got 3 d pads and I'm using them LOL. Hope you liked my beautiful rose and hope you will have a wonderful weekend>
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  1. Wow,Monica!!!!! This is stunning,just adore this set,I think Santa needs to bring me this,lol ;O)x

  2. Absolutely stunning Mon and Congratulations on your anniversary!

    Jo x

  3. Exquisite!! Stop tempting me, I had my order all ready to email you for this month's stampers 10 now I will have to go and change it!!!!!

    hugs Bev x

  4. Happy Anniversary Monica.
    The flowers are beautiful as is card. I really love the rich deep red and popping the bloom with dimensionals. Very Nice!

  5. That's it - I can resist no longer...I'm going to order that set today!!! Such a gorgeous card Monica, TFS!! Kate xx

  6. i love the cards you have created with this set.... would love to try this set but scared mine wont turn out as nice as yours.

    Beautiful flowers from you hubby!! It's a shame my hubby doesn't believe in buying flowers. (Their a waste of money cuz they just die. That's what he always says)

  7. Wow - what lovely flowers - no wonder they inspired such a scrummy card - love it

    Thanks for sharing!


  8. You lucky girl.Congrats. ps:Love that rose stamp too.


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