Thursday, April 14, 2011

Demin and Lace

I have had some extra playtime ( wahoo!!) and managed to ink up this gorgeous hydrangea that I was given for my birthday by my good friend and SU Demo Ann.

Hydrangeas are such a lovely vintage type flower and I instantly fell in love with this set when I saw it.

I used Tsukineko Versafine Ink in Majestic Blue and Spanish Moss - gorgeous to use, I applied the Blue ink to the flower head and then lighly added the green around the leaves - not precision but effective and oh so quick!!

The image has been cut out and embossed using the Classic Oval Nestibilitie and the Spellbinders Grand Calibur - what a fabulous tool - every DieCut comes out with crisp edges and the embossed edge - is etched deeply - I love it!

The DP is White Core Card Stock that has been run through the Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz Flourishes Embossing Folder (YUMBLY!) and lightly sanded to show the fabulous blue underneath - yet another product I love!  LOL!

The lace is from my stash, along with the button!!  This quick and easy card has taken on a very 'Shabby Chic' flavour - I am happy with that!!

This is card is for the following challenges:
Anita Be Stampin - Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Sketch Challenge - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
Tip Top Tuesday - Spring Has Sprung
Ambers Craft and Stuff - My Favourite Things - Hydrangeas and lace
Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing
Oldie But a Goodie - Wedding or Anniversary Card
Creative Stamp Friends - Swirls (in embossed background)
Incy Wincy Designs - Flower Fenzy
Karens Doodles - Fancy and Feminine
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Got the Blues
Scrappy Frogs - Flowers and Lace

Thank you for stopping by today - I do appreciate that you have taken the time to leave a comment - you make this gal from Down Unders day!  God bless you!


  1. Wow hun, this is stunning! Love the flower and how you've inked it, it works so wonderfully well. Hugs Sxx

  2. Ohh this is gaw-juss Linda - Love that it is basically a quick and easy card despite the intricate look of it :-).

  3. This is a great card, Linda. We may just be adding that whitewash cardstock to our 'wish list'! I love the vintage/distressed look it gives.

  4. Love hydrangers and yours is very pretty thanks for sharing with us all here at creative craft challenges and good luck.

  5. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

    hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  6. Beautiful Hydrangea
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie
    Lisa x

  7. Beautiful!

    I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  8. Love this gorgeous hydrangea image -- love the technique you used on it!! Great job!! Thanks for entering the WWUSA Blog Challenge this week!

  9. Great Card and love the gorgeous flower!
    Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges:)
    Lynn xx

  10. wow!! what a stunning card ~simply gorgeous!
    thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
    vanessa xx

  11. Love the vintage feel to this one!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations, love Jacky x

  12. What a lovely card, a lovely flower. Thanks for joining in at craetive craft, good luck.xx

  13. Fantastic creation , I love the colours and details.

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  14. I like this very much simple but very elegant,
    Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges Lynnm

  15. Hi Linda

    Stunning card! Really lovely layout. The button and blow is so pretty.

    Thankyou for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  16. Beautiful card - the image is gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along at An Oldie but Goodie and Lexi's Creations with us and good luck.
    Debs xx

  17. A gorgeous card. I love the vintage feel. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  18. great card! thanks for joining incy wincy this week!!

  19. Stunning card darling!!
    Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

  20. Gorgeous stamp! Love this one, Linda! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anita Be Stampin Challenges!


  21. Gorgeous card! I love the lace bow you used. Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

  22. Gorgeous stamping! Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin!

  23. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with the "Anything Goes" Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

  24. So beautiful. Love the colors and that gorgeous lace! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Anita Be Stampin!

  25. Linda, this is gorgeous!! The colors and details are just striking! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.


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