Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Papertrey Ink Sunflower card

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Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to Cathy who is joining us as a follower this week

Today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and the challenge is to use a wreath on a card. Nichole showed images of many different wreaths to give us some inspiration and I don't think there was a single one I didn't like. I love wreaths and I envy other countries that traditionally have door wreaths for every holiday. In England wreaths tend to only be a Christmas affair or, more sadly, for funerals. Perhaps we need to ask home decor companies here for them and then they will become a trend! I usually have to satisfy my wreath urges by using them on cards, as I did herehere and here. For this one I used stitched sentiments for my wreath and used the very happy colours of blue and yellow rather than going down the Christmas wreath route this time.



I used an orange ink in the centre of the sunflower and blended it out with yellow ink to add a warmer look. I'm not too sure about the little sunflowers, but I had a little accident with some glue and had to cover it up somehow!

I'm going to enter this into the Curtain Call Challenge which is Sunflower Surprise.

I'm looking forward to indulging  my wreath cravings by hopping round to see what everyone has come up with. Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

32 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your card Carol, with such stunning colours. The little pop of blue makes such an impact, and I love the
    little sunflowers, truly beautiful.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Love this Carol! Simply beautiful and elegant. I saw this card on the CC and it caught my eye. Love the yellow,

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  3. Oh, this is so pretty! I love it!

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  4. Carol this is so pretty. I love the colors.

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  5. Absolutely unique and lovely take on the wreath challenge! Beautiful!

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  6. What a DARLING card, Carol! Beautifully done!

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  7. how beautiful, Carol! what a wonderful card to wrap up the Sunflower Surprise challenge! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

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  8. Beautiful flower wreath surrounding the focal sunflower. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

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  9. Carol this is so beautiful, love the sunflower in the centre!

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  10. Beautiful card Carol - I love the light feeling of it and the sunny colors!

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  11. Love how bright, happy and pretty your card is, Carol!

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  12. Such a beautiful card, love the colors!!!

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  13. Sooooo very pretty!! Love the design and the colors are fabulous!

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  14. This card is lovely with its cheerful colors. I have to remember to pull out that stamp set.
    Thanks for sharing how wreaths are used in England. That's something I didn't know. Because the world seems so much smaller now with internet, assumptions are made that similarities abound in all aspects of life.

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  15. Your beautiful wreath is sure to make the recipient smile, Carol! Lovey card :)

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  16. I just love your take on the wreath challenge. This is so happy and bright--it makes me think that spring is right around the corner.

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  17. What a happy card!! It really is a sunshine card with the chosen colour scheme.

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  18. Very pretty card! It makes me smile!

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  19. Love your card! It is very bright and cheery!

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  20. What a happy card! Love the bright colors.

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  21. What a gorgeous sunflower wreath, Carol! I love your happy yellow with the pops of cornflower blue!!

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  22. I love your bold sunflower with the dainty wreath - it's lovely! Thank you for joining us at Curtain Call!

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  23. Simply beautiful! Love the stamped image and how you embellished it. These yellows are so cheery!

    I just noticed you are from Manchester. I'm in North Wales so not so far ;)

    Greetz from Cymru ;)

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  24. Your card is beautiful. Love the colour combo x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Your card is beautiful. Love the colour combo x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Wonderful bright colors and design Carol.

    Hugs Diane

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Carol x

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