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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Celebrate - Painted Flowers (again)

Hello to my crafty blog readers!

Last weekend my card-making gal pals and I headed up north to a cottage, where we go twice a year, and spent 3 wonderful days crafting paper goodness and enjoying each other's company. Oh yeah ... and eating & drinking! :-)

But back to the cottage ... it's about 2 hours north, so it wasn't much of a surprise to still see snow on the ground in the woods. In fact, the lake the cottage is on was still frozen. The weekend was our best yet weather-wise, so by the time we left, there were pockets on the ice that had melted, and within the largest melted "pool" off to the left, I saw my first Loon of the season. LOVE hearing their haunting calls while at the cottage!

Here's a couple of pics of this gorgeous setting - one of the frozen lake off the patio, and one of our mess of crafty goodness on the table and spread around the dining area, which overlooks the lake:

Looks like there's quite the shortage of craft supplies, right? LOL We ALWAYS end up bringing way too much, and this time around we "scaled down" (believe it or not).

There's nothing like spending time with crafty friends to re-ignite my creativity!

Which brings me to one of the cards I made while on our weekend get-away - and since there was a beverage or two consumed while said weekend, please don't be too critical of my "off" angles. In my defense, the lighting at night wasn't exactly the greatest for my poor ole eyes ;-)

Altenew's Painted Flowers (yes ... again!), combined with WPlus9's Pretty Peonies leaves & fillers.

I started by sponging a white cardstock panel with Soft Sky ink, then stamped my leafy images in Versafine Black and Old Olive and the floral clusters in Black/Stampin' Up's Poppy Parade. I trimmed this panel down to fit behind the negative space at the top of the stitched frame, then adhered the Painted Flowers diecuts with dimensionals.

I stacked 3 of the sentiment diecuts and glued them right down in the center of the white space of the frame, and used a coordinating (poppy coloured) DP from my stash (MME) to place behind the bottom negative space of the frame diecut.

Stay tuned ... more cottage creations to come. Thanks for dropping by today.

Stamps: Altenew's Painted Flowers; WPlus9 Pretty Peonies
Ink: Versafine Black; Stampin' Up's Cameo Coral, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Soft Sky; Simon Says Stamp Fog
Dies: Frantic Stamper Diagonal Card Sketcher; Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Cuts III; Altenew Painted Flowers Die set
Cardstock: White & Black cardstock; MME 6X6 DP


  1. Another lovely card with this set Susi. Your shading on the background really adds a nice, soft touch to the flowers. Beautiful color combination and I like the sentiment in black on an angle.

  2. Susi, this looks idyllic! I would be thrilled to have a crafty group like yours to share time, and crafty ideas, too. Keep those Painted flowers coming ... you've nearly convinced me that I need them! LOve your card, and the colors you've chosen for them!

  3. I love seeing that you keep using Painted Flowers--beautiful card. Looks like you had a fabulous crafty weekend and the views are amazing!

  4. What a fabulous place to create with friends, Susi ... the views are just beautiful ... as is your card ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)


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