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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bright Flowers With Stripes

I have the whole weekend to myself to craft - the other half has gone off on a Grand National weekend with his mates! And tomorrow I'm off to a Ross Papercraft Show at Nissan where I'll no doubt pick up some more goodies to play with - life is good! 

Here's one of the cards I've made today...

I used a really old Marianne die for the flowers, cutting the shapes in vibrant shades of pink orange and yellow. The leaf is an unbranded die and the greeting die came free with a magazine. The black and white diagonal striped paper is from a Project Life pack from Becky Higgins.

Looking at this with a critical eye, I'm pleased with the way the black background really makes the bright flowers 'pop' but I should really have placed the flowers about a centimetre lower - it would look more balanced!

I was inspired by the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #201 - use a birthday sentiment
Seize The Birthday - vibrant colours
Craft Rocket Challenges #47 - flowers
The Paper Shelter #334 - flowers
Just Us Girls:

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  1. I don't find anything wrong with the placement of those fabulous flowers! They really do pop off the black! Very pretty card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  2. What pretty colourful flowers. Lovely cas style and I like how you added your pearls away from the same coloured flowers. Thanks for sharing at Just Us Girls this week.

  3. Your card is so striking! I love it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx best of luck. Patsy - DT

  4. This is so lovely, gorgeous die cuts and pretty colors. Thanks so much for playing along in our Flowers challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs:) Audrey DT

  5. Sharon, I love the additional of black and white stripes. It adds so much interest and contrast to your pretty floral creation. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Awesome card and beautiful design too...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge
    Željka DT xx