Some Flowers, A Rose And Two Love Birds!

Hello … bonjour!  The weekend here seems to have fairly rattled along … guess it’s the same for you too … suddenly Sunday evening has arrived!   I have a trio of cards to share … first up, some delicate blooms …


A gold and pink smooshed and splattered panel, a couple of blooms and a leafy sprig set into a gold frame (Simply Graphic … courtesy of the lovely Maria), and a sentiment (stamp and die cut) from SSS.  The finished panel was popped up on the base … and this was mailed to a sweet and wonderful friend to celebrate a special birthday.

This is heading to …

Addicted to CAS – Florals

Auberge des Loisirs – Inspiration/Mood Board (en dessous/below)

Carte Maniak – Tâches/Splatters

SSS Monday – Shimmer and Shine

The Flower Challenge – Tic Tac Toe (Distress Ink, Watercolour, Die Cuts)

                    Pour afficher sur vos blogs ;)


Next, an equally delicate rose …


A white card panel cut with an NBUS MFT Peek a Boo die, with acetate added to the back of the space and the Roses in Bloom die (also MFT, also NBUS) adhered to the acetate.  Distress Inks sponged onto the base card, the panel popped up on craft foam over the top and a banner with the stamped sentiment (SSS) adhered with foam tape over the window.  If you look carefully, you can see the shadow of the rose on the DI background … looks quite cool IRL!

I’m playing along at …

Addicted to CAS – Florals

CAS on Friday – Dies

Darnell’s NBUS – Anything Goes (NBUS: MFT Peek a Boo Window and Roses In Bloom Dies)

Happy Litle Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Pop It Up

          For your blog         


Lastly, a couple of tropical love birds  (the picture has lost it’s crispness … don’t know why … did what I could to freshen it up!) …

A white card panel, masked with a swoosh shaped mask and delicately sponged with Distress Ink, and stamped with some tropical flower/leaf clusters between two popped up, sparkly, shimmery tropical birds (all MFT).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and some enamel accents in the flower centres and on the birds’ eyes finished it off.    How about a close up of the shimmer and shine …

These two are flying off to …

MFT Wednesday Sketch – see below

MFT Colour Challenge – Stone Grey, Blueberry, Berrylicious, Bubblegum (my closest colours)

SSS Monday – Shimmer & Shine

SSS Wednesday – Pop It Up



That’s it from me for now … hope you’ve had chance to relax with some card making this weekend … see you Thursday for a new challenge at Time Out.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



49 thoughts on “Some Flowers, A Rose And Two Love Birds!

  1. Bev

    I’m especially enamored of that first card!! It’s simply gorgeous. The gold and pinks look so lovely together. It really is fabulous. Your second card is also quite lovely. Those rich colors look fabulous in their cut-out window (I almost put that die in my cart the other day…now I wish I would have, lol!!) and that bloom and bud are the perfect compliment to this card. Your tropical birds are sweet. Love the colors you’ve picked for them, and the flowery branch they’re roosting on. So nice and sparkly too. Great trio of cards, my friend. xoxoxo Missing you tons. xoxoxo

  2. Lisa Elton

    I’m swooning over your first card Anita! It’s feminine and beautiful. Terrific background on your second card and the colors you used on the last one are so pretty. A trio of fabulous creations!!

  3. BarbGhig

    I am so impressed at how you combined challenges with your beautiful cards, Anita! I love how you created such lovely backgrounds for your delicate florals and that you always keep your designs CAS! I also love how you colored the birds and added sparkle to the last card…A trio of sheer beauty, that’s for sure!
    So glad you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!!!

  4. Cathie C.

    All of your cards are beautiful. I love all the designs and the colors you’ve chosen for each are so pretty. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  5. Marianne

    Such a delightful trio of cards, Anita. I particularly like the artsy but perfectly CAS look of your first card. And yes, the days are wooshing by here as well. I also managed to post a few cards last night, before and after having dinner with two of my husband’s sisters and their husbands, who are spending a few days on the island to see with their own eyes that their brother is doning well lol.
    Marianne x

  6. Debby

    What wonderful cards, especially love the tropical birds they’re so cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Viv ( Daizy-Mae)

    Oooh so many beautiful cards here Anita! love the smooshing on the FC one, the delicate pastel colours and pretty die cut flowers. Thank you for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

  8. Sandie

    A wonderful collection of cards. I really do love how you use white dies against colourful backgrounds, I always seem to forget this…implanting in brain now!

  9. Gerrina

    All three cards hgave something that really appeals to me, but the first one is my favorite…love that grungy background and how you combined the delicate flowers with the straight lines of the frame! Have a good and sunny week!

  10. Christine Smith

    Wow! Three awesome cards! Love the smooshed and splattered background on #1. #2 is amazing with the vibrant background behind the frame and the lovely rose – the shadow looks fab and I love the tiny sentiment. The third one is sooooo cute! I love those tropical birds! xxx

  11. Jeanne

    A trio of delight, Anita! All three cards are so wonderful. Love the backgrounds of the first two and the dimension. Also think the sparkly color on the third is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you have a fabulous day! 🙂

  12. Michele F

    Here I am, it’s Monday! SO behind, and there’s laundry to be finished… I needed this wonderful break full of beauty! Your die cut flowers are so delicate and beautiful… as are your feathered friends – they surely sparkle like this in Nature! xx

  13. Bobby

    Your backgrounds behind the lovely white die cuts are gorgeous, Anita. I always love some smooshing and the ink blending is bright and beautiful. I love those tropical birds. You might want to enter them in the Just Us Girls challenge.

  14. maria f.

    Hello dear friend. Greetings from the vineyards of Rheinhessen! Fabulous job using white die cuts 😉 not an easy task. The artsy BG is a great backdrop. And I really love the dramatic colors of the BG for the anniversary rose. Happy autumn.

  15. izzyscrap

    Three cards so Wow, Wow, Wow ! You’ve been a busy bee this week-end, (tout comme moi mais ce sera pour plus tard…) ! They are all very beautiful but I think my heart beats (strongly) for the first one ! It is so delicate with these gorgeous die cuts over the delicious pink and gold smooshing background ! Just WOW ! A pretty one too with the tropical birds ! Your so talented my friend ! Have a fabulous week ! Bises

  16. Barbara Roe

    Three cards – I am impressed. All of the cards are great but I am partial to the first card as the pink and gold are a wonderful color combination. I have the MFT die on the second card (it is NBUS). I need to get more cards submitted to Darnell but the computer is trying my patience. 🙂 B

  17. susannev2014

    You’ve been quite productive this past weekend and created three delights! The smooshed and splattered first card is so very pretty. The single rose in the window with the beautiful background is sheer perfection and the shimmering birds make me smile! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. djkardkreations

    A triple play of home runs here, Anita!! It’s great to see you so creative and it’s great for us to receive all this amazing inspiration from you!! Your range is so impressive from the free-spirited artsy splattered number, to the crisp inside the box vibrancy, to the whimsical parrots … awesome in every way!! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12! LYAMYMAATYFYFAS!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  19. BożenA

    Hello Anita!
    WOW! You had a very busy weekend and the effects of your work are breathtaking. I love each of the presented cards. I love their 100% CAS. Beautiful designs, gorgeous colors. Thank you for the great inspiration.
    Hugs from Poland,

  20. Kara Lynne

    Those delicate blooms really lend themselves to the beautiful backgrounds you created for them! I love how your tropical birds sparkle, and what a great border you created on that card! Beautiful cards, Anita!

  21. born57

    The delicate blooms on both cards are beautiful and I love the background on that first card! Loving the two birds and the CAS design!
    My son will be in France the first week in October to give a presentation at his work. Take care sweet Anita!

  22. Rosemary D

    amazing set of cards, anita!! the first two are so delicate and sweet , the last one is pure fun and all are CAS perfection!

  23. Mac Mable

    Fabulous threesome of cards. Love the splats and delicate colours of the first card. Classy and elegant second card and love how the pretty die cut pops against the fabulous background. Fun third card with a hint of bling and cute layout. So much creativity….Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration x

  24. lollthompson

    Three fantastic cards, Anita. Looks like you’ve had lots of crafty time lately. LOVE the first one with the delicate splatters of pink and gold and those pretty die-cut flowers … gorgeous!! The second card is bright and beautiful with the watercolour wash background and single white flower … perfect CAS creation. And your third card is so fun with those crazy tropical birds. Love the design with the masked swoosh. Always inspired by your cards Anita!! xx

  25. Cathy R

    Three awesome cards Anita and such different designs! Love the delicate inking under the birds, the bolder colours in the square panel and the gorgeous pink and gold splats on the first card. You are so creative and such a fabulous inspiration! Cathy x

  26. Nonni

    Stunning cards in this post! I love your designs with the flower dies and those tropical birds… I think I’ll need this stamp set for next summer. Absolutely adore them!

  27. Annie

    Ho,what a lovely trio of cards Anita.I especially love the first one .Your splatters of gold and pink are beautiful,great work!
    Thanks for coming and play at Cartemaniak.

  28. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    An awesome trio of cards – love those delicate die cuts. I almost bought them myself, but then I shied away from them – already have too much shtuff and they are just so expensive….

  29. hobbitnoll

    What a fabulous trio of cards. I LOVE the way you did the background on that first one. Oh so cool!! Those little birds are too cute as well!!!

  30. cmayne

    Your duo of floral cards are simply stunning; the second – with the colouful backdrop and the single white posie – has captured my attention! Despite my terror of birds, your shimmery feathered friends have me smiling! A trio of WOW!!


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