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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Asters (well, one, actually .. or is it?.)

On Daring cardmakers this week the theme is Asters or morning glory, as they are flowers associated with September.

I thought I would experiment further with my Hougie board, having successfully made the big rosettes I showed yesterday. I found up an offcut piece of flowery paper (no idea where it originally came from) and scored it in half cms. I thought it might look more realistic to cut into the 'petals' instead of leaving them looking more like rosettes. Not sure that it looks much like an aster really, but hey ho!

The challenge on 365 cards day 183 is Imagine this: wrinkled - I have a box of lots of crinkly handmade papers that haven't been used for years, so I decided to dig one out - I chose this shiny wrinkled pink paper (terrible to get a photo because of the shine). I mounted this on to a 7 x 5 card and finished off with a piece of card candy in the centre of the flower, stem and leaves with stitched ribbon and the birthday sentiment.

This is also for:

My time to craft 155: in full bloom
PaperPlay 35: make your own flowers
Craft your days away 28: make your own flowers
Lothian crafts 18: handmade flowers
Birthday sundaes 25: birthday card
Happileigh 37: birthday
LiaStampz 2: birthday
Jules always with a heart crafty snippet challenge 35 (paper for the flower was from my offcuts)
Creative card crew: anything goes
The paper shelter 29: anything goes

23 comments:

  1. Such a pretty flower. Thanks for joining us this week at MTTC.
    Diane

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  2. lovely. Thanks for joining us again at Simon says

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  3. Very pretty flower card.

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

    Huggies Angel

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  4. Really pretty card, thank you for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor Dt :)

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  5. Another pretty card! Again from MIM.

    Tammy

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  6. Hi Hazel

    I love the treatment you gave to your hougie rosette. It gives a great finished flower .. .. might have to try that one myself.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely snippet make this week.

    Love Jules xx

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  7. Cool card. Thanks for playing!
    Good Luck..

    Heather
    Lia Stampz DT

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  8. Oh I love that floweer!!! I wanna make one too :) looks too cute!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Lia Stampz.

    Hugs,
    Laura
    ~Lia Stampz DT

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  9. Very interesting Love the flower. Saw you on Make it Monday

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  10. Hello Hazel .Love the background but that flower is amazing ,beautiful .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
    Shirley-Anne

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  11. Perfect card for the dare,
    thank for joining our challenge this week.

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  12. Very pretty card Hazel. Thanks for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers.

    Zuz. x x

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  13. Love that background shiny paper. And the flower is sooooo sweet.

    Saw your card on MIM.

    xxx Monica

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  14. Your rosettes and flowers are super love them. thanks for joining our challenge.
    Elaine

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  15. what a great flower - look fab against the crinkled paper
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  16. Great card, thanks for playing on MAWTTs Handmade Flowers challenge this week Hazelxoxo

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  17. A stunning flower Hazel - love the crinkled backing paper, and the shine shows up perfectly on your photo.
    Sylvia x

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  18. Hazel,
    Your flower is wonderful! What patience you have to create it... I love your card! Isn't it nice to know that even our crumpled paper can be used creatively?! Thank you for playing with us at Lia Stampz for our birthday challenge and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Georgia
    Lia Stampz DT

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  19. Great Flower!

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

    Amanda

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  20. Hi Hazel, love your aster - what a great way to use up snippets. The crinkly paper is very nice too. Elizabeth x

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  21. Brilliant use of snippets.

    Hugs, Sandra

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