Friday 23 March 2012

IBSIC # 1- Flowers

Hello Everyone, I hope you've all had a good week and are ready for the weekend.The sun is shining here in the U.K., so hopefully Spring is here.
I've got some great news if like me you love challenge blogs, Joanna from Inspired by Stamping has started a new Stamping Inspiration Challenge. Weekly challenges will be posted each Thursday 2pm Australia Time/ 12am EST (America). All entries must be linked by midnight on Tuesday or 2pm EST. 
You can enter any type of project as long as you follow these few guidelines, there will be a weekly "Top 3 Inspiration" and "Inspired by Stamping Winner" then a monthly winner who will be asked to Guest Design.
As it's the first IBSIC challenge, one lucky person will win a a stamp set from the Inspired by Stamping shop and the second winner will receive two packages of flowers of their choice. 

This week is all about color and flowers! Please create something with the inspiring colors shown above and some flowers! 

Here is my card inspired from this pretty photo.

Yesterday was the Hobbycraft show at the N.E.C. and I bought this Marianne basket die and some Pan Pastels which I have blended onto the text paper. I think I'll be using them a lot, they are so versatile and give a lovely soft colour . The flowers are from the IBS shop and the Happy Birthday is from the Big Wishes set. I hope you will join in the fun and I'd love it if you could all support Joanna's new Inspiration Challenge.


Stamps- Big Wishes
Papers- SU First Edition, Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee
Pretties- IBS flowers, PanPastels, Cuttlebug Fanciful Labels, Marianne Basket die, doily

While I was looking at the PanPastels a lovely couple approached me and gave me their business card with a challenge blog called PanPastel UK Challenge Blog, when I got home I had a look at their blog and saw that their challenge this week was to Add a Flower so I'm entering this card.

As I said earlier the sun is shining so Paige and I took my niece Olivia for a walk along the canal and stopped for a drink and bowl of fries at the pub. The poor little thing isn't very well and missing her Mommy, who is in hospital after having surgery so this cheered her up a bit.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend and hope the sun shines wherever you are.

Happy Crafting


jacirascrap said...

Fotos lindas de sua família! Adorei sua cestinha de flores!!!

Joanne said...

Your card is as ever wonderful, whoever receives your cards are very lucky!!
What a gorgeous niece you have, it's been such a lovely day for a stroll, hope you cheered her up xx

Heather Rogers said...

So pretty Deb. Love the flowers and pretty label die.

The pictures are so sweet. :)


Joanna said...

Absolutely beautiful Deb! And the photos of your niece and daughter are just gorgeous! What a beautiful day. Hugs, J

Sue Lelli said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, Deb! LOVE LOVE LOVE that basket of flowers and the text and doily! STUNNING!
Also LOVE the family photos! Your niece is darling!

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous card Deb, I adore that basket overflowing with beautiful flowers.

These photos are just so sweet, thanks for sharing!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous card, I love how you have used the PanPastels and the papers and flowers look great too. Lovely photographs as well. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I love love love your card!! LOVING the doily...and the flowers!!! And love love love the photos!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Eileen said...

Such a pretty card Deb. It is great to see a skilled crafter, such as yourself, using the PanPastels.I love them, so maybe, as we produce more gorgeous work like yours above, more crafters will be inspired and get to love them too!
Charming pictures of your walk ... spring makes you feel so good!
Thanks for joining in at the PanPastel UK challenge this week .
Eileen xx

Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty. But I have to say that little darling stole the show.. What great photos..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

SO very SWEET! Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos too!

Ros said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the basket ... Must have been a great day at the NEC ... Love your photos too ... I travelled those canals many years ago ... nice to have a sweet reminder of a happy time ... TFS

Lea said...

Love the inspiration photo and what a beautiful card!!! It looks like it's spring there to me!

Basslady said...

your card with that lovely easter basket is such a wonderful creation!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

chilli pip said...

What a great idea with the basket over flowing with flowers. A really beautiful card. Love your stroll pictures especially the bridge one.
thanks for visiting my blog have a super Sunday

Unknown said...

Such lovely family photos Deb and your flower card is so very very pretty indeed! Ira xox

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Deb. That basket is lovely with the beautiful flowers. The doily looks great in the background. Your niece is so cute! :o)

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