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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Lilac Hydrangea to say hello


Good Morning to you all, my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.
I'm soooo glad it's the weekend.

Today's card is one I made for a friend who moved away, we exchange cards a couple of times a year in between birthdays and Christmas. I know she is going through a tough time at the moment so I wanted to surprise her with an extra card.

I choose this image because it reminds me of where we both used to live when we were children. There was a road we walked down on the way to the seafront in the summer and nearly every garden had the most glorious hydrangeas in a variety of pretty colours. I Googled free images and found this one here.
I layered up parts of the flower, I not sure how well you can see that on the picture though.




Items used:
Digi stamp - freebie (see link above) coloured with Promakers
Double corner rounder punch
Woodware small and medium butterfly punches
Paper - Kay and Co
Sentiment - Personal impressions

I would like to enter my card into the following fab challenges

Stampalot Challenge - punch away
Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything goes (2nd entry - hope that is ok if not please delete)
Sweet Pea Stampers -  support
Crafty Sentiments - bows or ribbons

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I know I always say it but I honestly do appreciate your support and encouragement.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend

hugs

94 comments:

Caroline said...

Morning Sue this is gorgeous and what a lovely thought. Love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Sue, so pretty and delicate - I'm sure it will cheer your friend up.
Pauline
x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. This is such a pretty card and very delicate. I love the image and those cute butterflies too. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card Sue, it's great to keep in touch & exchanging cards is perfect for that :) x

Faye said...

Sue, it's really sweet of you to send your friend a card. I'm sure she'll be delighted with this one. I would be, the colours are so pretty. Have a great weekend. X

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the lilac and lovely image.
crafty hugs
Carol

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card and gesture Sue, I;m sure your friend will love it

jacqui x

andree said...

This is beautiful and such a lovely way to cheer someone up, am sure your friend will love it xx

Michaela said...

Hi Sue
This card is definitely going to cheer up your friend. You made it with your heart and a lovely memory which makes it that more special. This card is very pretty and I can see those layered up parts of the flower which gives it a beautiful dimension.
Michaela xx

Laine said...

You are so sweet Sue. This is a beautiful card and I am sure that your friend will love it.
Hugs
Laine
X

Crafty Lark said...

A lovely thoughtful card and I do like your corners very much. xx Flora

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

I'm sure your friend will be reminded of the many happy memories you share Sue. It's a gorgeous card with lovely layers. Sarah xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Sue this is uch a pretty card...love the colours and your sweet butterflies

Anne

Sandie Edwards said...

ohh lar larrrhh Sue, your friend is going to adore this card you have made for her... and I'm sure it will bring a smile knowing she is being thought of. Beautiful hydrangea, so very pretty!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Sue thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers anything goes this week and good luck Ginny X

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

one of my favourite flowers, beautiful card Sue.
janex

Doreen said...

Fabulous card Sue,love the image and great layout.xxx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! What a FABulous flower!
Your colours are perfect......LOve it.
Chrissyxx

aussie aNNie said...

What a lovely friend you are, this card is perfect and gorgeous colours for someone who is in need of a comfort hug or two...take care..xx

brenda said...

Very effective how you have decoupaged the flower heads Sue, I think the blue ones are what I associate with childhood as well.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Oh such a pretty card Sue - in my favourite shades! Hope your friend is okay. love from Christine x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, I love the colours. Hope you Friend is alright. Marlene

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card. Lovely colours. I do so like the freebie images don't you.
I'm sure this will cheer your friend up. So sorry to hear that she has been going through a tough time.
Have a wonderful crafty afternoon.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Caz said...

Such a pretty card Sue, love the colour choice and a great image.
Hugs
Caz x

Debs said...

Very pretty card Sue - so elegant - your friend is sure to treasure it.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

MagsB said...

Wow, this is beautiful, hun! What a very special card, sharing memories with your friend. You can't get that kind of personalisation from Hallmark!!

love Mags B x

Allthingsinky said...

Beautiful Card, What a lovely thought your friend will love it, Have a great weekend...

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the flowers and fabulous colours.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers. Don't worry we won't delete you, you're allowed 3 entries! Good luck
Lorraine x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous and very creative Sue. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue,, I like the soft colours.
Kevin xx

Redanne said...

Your card is really beautiful Sue and I love the way you have decoupaged some of the little flowers, the colours are gorgeous too. A lovely idea to send it to your friend, I am sure you will love this 'extra' card. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty Sue... I love those colours!

marion said...

Lovely sweet colours, lovely card. Have a great weekend, hugs, Marion

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the selection of punches you have used. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sue, what a gorgeous card you have made here. We can't do without friends in our lives as they stick with us through the good times and the bad. Thanks for being our first entry of the month for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge. Best wishes, Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team)

Vicky said...

So very pretty Sue...and loving the gorgeous colours too :o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Sue, your friend will definitely love it. Debs xx

sue said...

very pretty card,your friend will love it. sue xx

ALI said...

Lovely card. Love the flower. Your friend will love it.

coldwaters2 said...

hi Sue this is gorgeous the colour is wonderful so is the design, I love Hydrangeas I have a few pink ones in my garden they are something special aren't they.
hugs
lorraine x

rachel said...

what a lovely story Sue - and a beauty of a card - I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive it¬ thanks for your continued support on my blog - I really do appreciate it! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs rachel xx

Daniele said...

such a lovely card Sue love hydrangeas yours is gorgeous
hugs

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your card is so gorgeous Sue how lovely of you to make this beautiful card for your friend. Thank you for the link I love the hydrangea xx

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card Sue and love the soft colours.
Kim x

Chrissy said...

This is so pretty Sue, I love the colours and fabulous design,and the dimension on the flower is wonderful, very elegant card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue.
x

Pia S said...

This flower and tulips are my favorite flowers. I like the shape and the colors of hydrangeas. Have had some of them in a flowerpot, but unfortunately my lack of green fingers makes it impossible for me to keep them alive...Anyway! A sweet card for a good friend!

Molecraft said...

Such a pretty card Sue!
Helen x

Craftyhugs said...

Hi sue. A gorgeous , beautiful card for a special friend. I'm sure it will cheer her up. Those are the best cards to give , the ones that are " just because ". Lovely colours and I adore those flowers . Hugs xxx

Flowergirl said...

This is so beautiful! A really pretty card, think I have that image!
Wendy x

kay said...

this is fab sue,your friend will love it,x

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card dearest Sue, Your friend will tresure it:)
Gufa,
Sonia

Wendy said...

So beautiful Sue, your friend will love it.
Hugs Wendy xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.the hydrangea is really beautiful and fab soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

Such a pretty card Sue, lovely soft colours and a fab design too!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)
Kelly.x

Karen said...

Oh Sue, your friend is going to appreciate this card so much! What a blessing you are. The hydrangea is stunning! The dimension from the popped-up bits is beautiful and I love the frolicking butterflies. Such a whimsical, peaceful, gorgeous card. Lovely work as always, my friend. I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Hugs and blessings!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so fresh and pretty, Sue! love the soft colors you used! beautiful card!

Louise - PunknScrap said...

Beautiful card Sue, and I am sure your friend will appreciate it along with the lovely memory of your childhood too.

Tracy said...

Lovely Sue. :-) I can see the dimension. It looks so nice and I bet this card will bring a smile of remembrance to your friend. Hugs!

Janet said...

This is beautiful!x

Jackie said...

A very pretty card, I love the design :o)
Jackie xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue
I really like how you got just that hint of dimension on the flower. Your friend will love it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Sue said...

My favorite flowers! Gorgeous Card - Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month .

Sue x

Mayflower said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and my favourite colours :). Love it. Phyllis x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, It is so lovely to make a card that will bring back memories for you and your friend, it is a beauty - and you can see the wonderful layers too, I hope it cheers her up. Have a lovely Sunday, Hugs, Teresa xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is lovely Sue and you are such a lovely friend to have. I am sure your friend will love it as much as I do.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Pauline said...

This is lovely Sue, I'm sure your friend wil appreciate that you hold her in your thoughts, this card shows how much you care.

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous card sue, love the colours and the way you have tied the bow to look as if it is around the flower stem. Hope you are having a great weekend. Maddy x

Pat said...

Such a beautiful card with a lovely image Sue, I am sure your friend will be thrilled with it.

Pat xx

Joey said...

Fantastic card Sue, love the softness of colour. Joey x

sassy said...

fabulous card sue my mum would have loved this all her favourite things ...gorgeous card hugs sassyxxxxxxx

Annette said...

wow this is stunning x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous coloring, dimension, and fussy cutting of the wonderful image.

Pop's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Ahh... this is such a sweet card, and a lovely story, I am sure your friend will appreciate it.
Hugs
Suzie xx

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card am sure your friend will love it x

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Sue, such a pretty image! Thanks for joining in at A Gem of a Challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

pam said...

gorgeous card Sue, love the image & colours you have used
pam

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Sue, love the gorgeous Image and very pretty details.

Donna x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
A pretty little card and a lovely image that you managed to find too. Hugs Linda x

Elise said...

HI Sue! Your friend will be touched that you've made her such a beautiful card! Love hydrangea's .. in fact, I almost bought a potted plant of it yesterday but it's so costly! Love the colors you've used too .. sooOoO pretty!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Chrissy said...

Me again, and happy to see your card again..so pretty.
Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sue, I love the simple lines of your card, the hydrangea looks just stunning!
Pop on over to my blog when you get a mo, you might find something of interest!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card hunny love the soft pastel tones too! hugs me xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this beautiful flower, it looks like you put each tiny peice of the petals down one by one, such a great effect. the framing and colors are so great

*Vicki* said...

So soft and beautiful my friend!! :) I really love the popped out flower!! HUGS

Pamela said...

Beautiful, such pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful card, lovely design, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Ellen said...

Fabulous card for your friend Sue! Love the soft color palette!

Gemma said...

Stunning card hunni...

Thank you for joining us at Gem of a challenge & good luck :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for playing along with The Sweet Pea Stampers! xx

Love crafts forever said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you so much for playing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Nataliya

Ali said...

What a pretty, delicate card.. and what a lovely sentiment. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Thanks so much for joining in our "Support" challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this month. :)

Ali

Sue said...

Hi Sue,
Can you send me you address and i'll post some stamps off to you
soo.jay@virgin.net

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