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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mum is the Word


Good Saturday morning everyone!!! It has been raining here for a few days and boy, is everything growing!!! Our grass is green again and we actually had to mow in between showers....I just hope it stays like this for a couple of weeks so our lakes will fill back up!!! My cousin and his wife from Iowa have been visiting for a few days...they brought their golf clubs but couldn't play. I know they are a little bummed especially since they are going home tomorrow. Ya know it will be sunny and warm the day after they leave...LOL!!! Anyway....I made this card a few days ago but didn't have the time to upload what with working and visiting. A retired Stampin Up! background stamp called Riot of Petals was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics. The sentiment is from Layers of Color's Gifts of Love set and the punched butterfly finishes it off.....it's pretty simple but perfect for mailing!!!

This is also for a few challenges:
1. Annabelle Stamps Challenge - use background stamps
2. Card Makin Mamas - Happy Birthday
3. Crafty Ann's Challenge blog - bold and bright
4. C.R.A.F.T Challenge - no designer paper
5. Cute Card Thrusday - flower power

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!!!



25 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely positively BEAUTIFUL! Love the image and the rich colors you used.

Claire said...

Stunning card, that stamp is gorgeous and you've coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Joan!! The colors are really gorgeous on this!! Love the flowers!! :) Have a beautiful weekend! HUGS

Annette said...

gorgeous...I love that stamp...those flowers are so amazing and love how you colored them...just beautiful..

Kathy and Lucky said...

Simple but gorgeous!! Love this. Have a great weekend.

Sasha said...

WOW!! What a stunner!! Such a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured:)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Joan, this is STUNNING!!! Love the colours, so expertly executed. I have had this stamp since it first came out...I will be inking it up. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your gorgeous card!
I hope it rains for some time too. It sure is nice to see some green out there...even if a lot of that green is weeds ;)
Have a great week-end!

Linda Palmer said...

It's a beautiful card without all the adornment. I love it and think I might dig mine out and ink it up. It has never seen ink. Your coloring on this one makes the card and love the butterfly.

Patti J said...

Joan, this is simply gorgeous. I love the beautiful, clean lines. Your coloring is just delightful, my friend! Love it!

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful flowers and love the touch of the butterfly on here. So pretty.
Lynn

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Oh my, I adore this card! The colors are spectacular, and that little butterfly is such a perfect finishing touch. Lovely!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Jess said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love how you have coloured that beautiful background stamp to perfection! Wonderful!

Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

lostinpaper said...

Your card is stunning! I just adore your background and the colours!
Thanks for sharing with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Julie said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Krafty Kows said...

Oh my word, this card is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Becky said...

This is stunning...Gorgeous image and gorgeous coloring.

Ellen said...

Love the vibrant colors you chose! Awesome card Joan!! Glad you are getting rain! You don't have to shovel rain~LOL I drove into the city in a snowstorm today and under all that snow our grass is brown. Conting the days until the spring showers come!!
Have a wonderful day Sistah!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

What a stunning card!!
TFS with us this week :)
Andrea

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a beautiful creation!Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Sara said...

How Beautiful! The Butterfly is the perfect touch, thanks for playing along with CMM!

Marion said...

Beautiful colours and gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining us at AnnaBelle's this week.

Shari Nelson said...

Just beautiful! I really like this stamp. Love the colors you used!