Wednesday, 10 August 2011

August poppies

Until I saw the challenge for this week's Daring Cardmakers: birth month flowers for August, I hadn't realised (or I'd forgotten - must be due to age - lol!) that August flowers are poppies and gladioli - both of which I love - well, having an August birthday, I should really, I suppose.

So this card is for the DCM dare, for which I've used the sketch for Saturday sketch 167, which is being sponsored by Art Journey:

I've used the colour combo for 4 crafty chicks 49:
I've used some Kanban decoupage for the poppy - this is glittered and I coloured with copics. I put some magic mesh (have re-discovered this recently) behind the glittered ribbon, added the little white bows with pearls, the glittered sentiment and the buttons.

I love patterned papers and tend to use them a lot in my cardmaking, but recently I seem to be making quite a few cards without it, which is quite a change - and this is another one.

The photo isn't very good - believe it or not (and I'm not complaining) the sunshine today is so bright!

This is also for:

Card cupids 33: buttons and/or ribbon
Karen's doodles: buttons and bows
Tanda teaser 177: ribbons and bows
Stamp n doodle: recipe - come see the ingredients - ribbon, a punch/die cut and pearls
Stampin' sisters in Christ 101: dig deep into your craft cupboard and use something from your stash that you had forgotten about - I've recently re-discovered using magic mesh - I bought quite a lot of this when I first started crafting and, until a few days ago, hadn't used it for ages
Cutie Sunday 146: flower power
Pixie cottage 81: say it with flowers
Birthday sundaes 21: birthday card
Anything goes 47: happy birthday/celebration
Spoon full of sugar 162: happy birthday
Cardmakin mamas 26: birthday cards
Creative CAS August: birthday bonanza


  1. Oh so very pretty! Love that image and the design you used. Gorgeous card.

  2. Hazel...this is just so pretty! I love the decoupage is fits in so perfectly. I think your choice to go without DP is spot on as the poppy is so so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week, good luck and hope you'll join us again


  3. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for joining our “Flowers” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

    **Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!**

  4. Thats lovely Hazel, love the layered poppy image...x

  5. Lovely card Hazel, and I think that colour scheme works realy well. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  6. so pretty
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    Have a great week,

  7. A beautiful take on Terry's sketch.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Sketch Saturday this week
    Jo xx

  8. Wow so many challenges for such a petty card. Thanks for joining us at Divas

  9. Very pretty Hazel, I love poppies too, my favourite.
    A really lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Annie xXx

  11. Wow! Poppy's bows and buttons too! Great entry for the Birthday challenge at Diva's by Design! Good luck and be sure to join us again next time!
    Tammy Louise

  12. I was wondering why I was seeing so many cards with poppies this week! This is a beautiful birthday card! The layers on the flower are stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  13. What a fabulous card Hazel. Thank you for joining us at CYDA and Karen's Doodles this week.


  14. Ohhhh i love poppies.

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

    Huggies Angel

  15. Hello Hazel - this is so pretty, I love that image! The mesh is new to me I am going to have to check it out - doesn't it feel good to get it out of the cupboard! LOL! Thanks for playing along with is at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, it is a pleasure to see you and your lovely creation! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  16. Another great card Hazel. The mesh looks really good!

  17. Beautiful card!! I love all the layers, the flower is awesome. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

  18. Wonderful card, love all the layers, and the buttons really make it...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  19. So pretty and what a fun way to make the image pop! Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles :)

  20. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design, embellishments and papers you used! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!

  21. Another beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our 'birthday' challenge.
    Choccy x

  22. Lovely card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at CCW!
    Trish x

  23. what a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pixie Cottage!
    I have CHA blog candy available if you are interested!

  24. Such a pretty card Hazel, thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our birthday celebrations. Good luck x

  25. Eye pleasing shade, your selection shows that you have great sense about them..Can you share tour Plastic business cards designs with us...


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