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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sunshine Sunflowers

This is my third attempt at this post today! I don't know if it was my laptop that was playing up or what but if it doesn't work this time I'm giving up lol.

I made the fatal mistake of colouring my image before matching it with pp or cs and as I don't 'do' blue very much (I'm more a turquoise blue kinda girl) I didn't have a lot to choose from. This is my MIL's Mother's Day card which I am proud to say is made and winging it's way to Ireland as I type.... 1 1/2 weeks EARLY...go Kerry go Kerry lololol!!!

I'd been itching to colour up Sunflower Delight from the new Floral Delight release so got to work and this is the final result....

This was definitely a grower but by the time I got it in the mail I pretty much liked it. Remember when I was looking for burlap (hessian) not so long ago? Well I got finally got some...DLS came to the rescue and got some from Fabricland for me. I had to use Heat and Bond to keep it edges from fraying and I'm really pleased with the way that part turned out.

I'm way behind...story of my life these days so I'll just say...

Thanks for stopping by :-D

Catch ya later x


Michelle said...

Hi Kerry

Well done on being so organised and getting this card made and posted off in plenty of time!!

Your MIL will be thrilled to receive this gorgeous card. The blue and yellow combo is just fabulous. The burlap adds great texture too.

Michelle :o)

DesignerDiva said...

This has turned out really lovely Kerry, the colours match up perfectly and I love the hessian flower. I bought some Aida after seeing your flowers, I've just coloured up a couple of floral delights images all I need now is time to make them into cards!
Love the wedding invite, really elegant and gorgeous
Hugs Laurie xx

FairyD said...

Looks gorgeous honey....x

I got some hessian at Hobbycraft the last time I was over....I think I got about a metre and a half....wrapped it round my Christmas tree bottom!!!!lol

Marianne said...

Wow, 1 1/2 weeks early, well done girl! I have never managed to create a card early, and I don't think I ever will. The blue makes a striking background and the buttons are a perfect match, too.
FairD's comment reminds me that I bought a tiny fake Christmas tree for my office space last year, which had its bottom covered in burlap. I covered it with a piece of red fabric. Maybe I should uncover it and use the burlap on a card instead, LOL.

Jane said...

Way to go girl!! It's really weird that even though I follow your blog it intermittently disappears off my blog list and off my reader list...I can never understand blogger? It happens with a couple of other blogs I follow and it is always the same ones??!. Anyway I know you usually blog on a Tuesday so I stopped by to say Hi. I love the blue you used on the card and the new stamp looks fab. As always your stitching is just sooooo neat! Happy Tuesday Kerry,
Jane x

Pink Dandelion said...

Really lovely card Kerry. Love the blue and yellow combo and the burlap is a great contrast. When my son was doing art at Uni I had tons of burlap, why didn't I think to use it on cards. Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh it looks fab.. i love this image , and the Burlap ( is that hessian to us Yorkshire folk??) looks great ... i love the flower
Lisa x

Amanda R said...

Love the burlap Kerry, it looks awesome! Hope all the wedding plans continue to go well!

Rusty said...

What are you after from your Mum? she wont be expecting it on time LOL ... well done for being organised ... not like you at all! .... I would never have used the blue and yellow together, but WOW!!! it looks fab!! x

Whimsey said...

Go Kerry, go Kerry, go Kerry!

Love it - the colors are phenomenal!! Love the stitching and the inside is fab too!

I tried to buy some aida clothe the other day - you've inspired me but the store I was at didn't have any. :( BOO!!!


Julie said...

I love the look of the burlap flowers Kerry, they really add that little extra!.x

Susan said...

Gorgeous card - I used hessian a few months ago to make a flower and by the time it got to the card - it was awful - so what is heat and bond ??
Love the colour combination - but not sure about this organised Kerry - it's just not right !!! Hugs Susan Xx