Friday, June 13, 2014

Card Design: Flowers Bring Smiles from Nicecrane Designs
Happy Friday the 13th all!  Usually, I'm crawling in my hole on Friday the 13ths and hoping for the best.  Unfortunately, I've just had too many of them blow up in my face one way or another. However, today I'm going to try and brave it, keeping my fingers crossed that today will be a good dayMe, superstitious?  Yep, I blame my grandmother.  I am especially keeping my fingers crossed considering that there are men walking all over our roof as I sit here and type and they will continue to be doing so for the next few days.  Yep it is going to be a noisy weekend as unfortunately it has come time to replace our roof.  And by the way that is an 'ew' sound pronounced rOOf (rüf) which rhymes with goof or booth NOT pronounced ruff (rf) similar to foot or book like some of my Southern neighbours pronounce it.  Hee, hee, sorry but I just couldn't help myself since us Canadians often get slammed by the Americans for pronouncing things 'funny' and 'roof' happens to be one of those words.  Anyway, time to get back on track here...

Since, looking at beautiful flowers always seems to bring a smile to my face and helps to take my mind elsewhere, I think today is the perfect day to show you one of two thank you cards that I have created using images from the Flowers Bring Smiles II collage sheet from Nicecrane Designs.  This will be the second image from this set that I have used.  The first was on a notebook I showcased at the end of May (if you'd like to go and check out that notebook, click HERE.)

Recently, the hubs and I received a nice monetary gift along with a few small tokens to commemorate our 25th wedding anniversary, from the hubs' siblings.  Since there are several siblings (14 children living, from a family of 21 and amazingly their mom is still living, she'll be 100 in Oct. but alas, I'm getting off track again...), I have quite a few thank you cards to make.  The images on this collage sheet are just so pretty that I made my first two thank you cards with them.

Check out the first one.  It is made for the sister-in-law (and her husband of course) that organized everything and purchased the gifts we received.  She also had a small get-together with a handful of their siblings around to present us with our gifts.  As such, I thought it should be a little bit more elaborate than the others.  I wish I could spend a lot of time on each, but with over 8 thank you cards to make, I just don't have the time if I want the family to receive them before fall...
Digital Image Details: 
  • Flowers Bring Smiles II:  For this project I used the image you see on the top right hand side of the preview below.  All of these floral images are just so gorgeous and would be perfect for so many different types of cards.  Click on the name or the watermark below to take you to their location in the store.
  • The pink paper flowers are Crafts brand and were purchased at Dollarama.
  • I used a Fiskars punch on the edge of the white cardstock (a great way to use some of my smaller scraps).

Digital Sentiment:
  • This fabulous sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  It is absolutely perfect for these cards since the hubs' siblings are all French.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.

Paper Products:
  • Card, image and sentiment base along with punched panel: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • While the pink floral patterned paper is from my scrap pile I do believe, if I remember correctly, that is from K & C Company Designer Paper--Best of...florals collection. 
  • The darker pink cardstock that I used as matting (front & inside) is from the Pink Buttons collection.
 Challenges I am hoping to enter...
Before I go...
There are always so many wonderful images available at Nicecrane's Designs that I can't leave without sharing some of the others with you.  If you love flowers then the Flowers & Nature collection may be perfect for you.  This collage sheet contains eight beautiful images perfect for card and ATC design.  Be sure to go and check them out while you are at the store (c
lick on image below to head to its location).

Another great set is the Fantasy Flowers collection.  I really like the grungy look to this set (click on image below to head to its location.)

Don't forget, to stay current on ALL the latest releases and to check out the fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT members, be sure to head over to the Nicecrane Designs blog.

Well, just four more hours to go before this day is done.  Have a great weekend everyone and if things go according to plan, I will see you all tomorrow.

Until then,


Annalisa G said...

I really like your card! It's very unique. Keep up the awesome style! Thanks for joining us at the stamping boutique challenge blog!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Lisa, I didn't know you were Canadian as there seems to be so few of us. I also am extremely fond of Nicecrane products. I must dig them out of a file and use them your thank you card is inspirational.
I can see the Gatineau hills and Laurentian mountains from my livingroom window. This card is so creative, especially the color combo and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. God Bless You!
Carole Robb Bisson

Lisa M said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!! Happiest of Anniversaries to you both. :)
The other one

Karen Letchworth said...

This is AMAZING and so beautiful, Lisa. Thank you so very much for stopping by to share with us this week. I appreciate your participation, and hope that you're having a blessed week.
Word Art Wednesday

caroline said...

lovely card, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck and hope to see you again soon
caroline dt

Ger said...

Very pretty card and image! Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

Edwina said...

Oh wow! So gorgeous! I love your Thank you card for your sister in law. That whole sheet of flowers is beautiful. I am with you on flowers cheering you up. They do me too. especially if they are real ones. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

maureenjscott said...

hehehe love it!! you're totally pushing it, but since I'm in charge at LOC we'll let you away with it!! Thanks for trying!! :)
I do love your card, fabulous sentiment inside and the Nicecrane image is lovely! Thank you for joining us At The Movies this fortnight with Left of Center! Mo dt coordinator xxx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwwww Lisa ,gorgeus Flower Card, my friend you have such a unique style,,,,,,sorry for the delay in reply,,,OMG,.......horayyy for Lisa

Donna Coughlin said...

I love how you used the digital image in the card, beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Quick Quotes!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Such a pretty project and your flowers are lovely! Thank you for joining us in our challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

PoppyKCrafts said...

Great card thank you for joining in at Scribble & Scrap, have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Totally love this great card! hope that the 13th went well!!!