Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Flowers and birds

Hi everybody!

We had another day of sunshine and warmth today, and the rest of the week should be really hot, with a few little showers and storms in between to cool us down!

This is another of the cards I made for my DT work at Gecko Galz.
I used floral symphony 'hydrangea dreams' as BG paper, and matted it with some coordinating turquoise cardstock. The image from Vintage for me 664.1 has been printed onto canvas - which almost gives the impression of embroidery - and matted with green mirri-card and turquoise cardstock. I added some white rick-rack brad, blue roses and a dark green bow as embellishments. This card was also quick and easy to make.
(Material list: 6" card blank, cardstock and mirri-card for matting, BG paper and image, embellishments)




I saw lots of flowers again on my walk today, it looks more like summer than spring.


The lawns were covered in these little star flowers - does anyone know what they are called? I found them so pretty.



And the  'toddler' goslings are nearly adults:



I saw the thistle on my way home by the wayside, it was nearly as tall as I am!


Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by - your visits and comments are always much appreciated!

30 comments:

  1. traumhafte karte und schöne naturbilder,gefällt mir mega gut.
    heute war suuper tolles wetter,und ich war ganz lange unterwegs,nun habe ich soo einen muskelkater,leg mich erstmal auf die couch.
    schönen abend :-)

    Knuddel Jeannette

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    1. Gegen Muskelkater hilft nur mehr Üben!

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  2. Gorgeous card and photos! The geese have really got big! Enjoy the god weather! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Die Karte ist ja klasse!!! Und die Fotos sind auch wieder so toll - hier blüht es auch überall. Die Gans sieht ja lustig aus - so eine habe ich noch nicht gesehen ;o) Und danke für den Challenge-Tipp zu meinem Kuschelmonster <3
    Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  4. Oh what a bonnie thistle! I did a quick google search, think the white ones are Star of Bethlehem. Your card is lovely, the image looks fab printed onto the canvas. Have a lovely Wednesday. Xx

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    1. Thanks Suze! The thistle was really bonnie!

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  5. Fantastic card with lovely colors. And so cute photos, they are always awesome.

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  6. Very much enjoyed the look you achieved by printing on to canvas. Looks like needle point. Very attractive, Valerie. Beautiful colours too. Yes, time seems to be marching by - everything is growing fast! Don't know what the little star flowers are - very pretty though. hugs, Donna

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  7. Eine schöne Karte und wieder so herrliche Fotos. Die Gans sieht urig aus, so eine habe ich noch nie gesehen.

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    1. Ja, die Wildgänse sind schön und etwas exotisch. Hier sind sie überall! LG, Valerie

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  8. Another very pretty card Valerie. The Gecko Galz image looks wonderful printed on the canvas. What a great effect. Wonderful layout and embellies also!

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  9. Your card is beautiful--I really thought the bird was a piece of needlework! It looks great printed on canvas. Boy those babies sure grow fast, don't they!

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  10. Your card is so pretty. Love the pretty colors. And all your pretty photos have me smiling.. Hope you are enjoying your week.

    Hugs~

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  11. Beautiful card with lovely embellishments and needlework. Your photos are fabulous again. Don't know the name of the pink flower, but it's beautiful.
    Hugs, and happy day to you!

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  12. Printing on canvas gives the card a wonderful look :)
    Von ♥

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  13. Beautiful card and pictures. I realy must get printing on canvas again soon.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. A gorgeous card, I love the image printed onto card.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. I meant to say I love the image printed onto canvas.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Fantastic idea printing the image on a canvas type material. It is perfect for the image you selected because it makes it appear more vintage. Very beautiful indeed. Love the flower photos. Awe spring, such a glorious time.

    Hugs,
    C

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  17. Die Karte ist wunderschön und sehr edel Valerie! Sieht wirklich wie eine feine Stickerei aus und toll mit dem Glanzkarton in der Zwischenmattung! ... und die Fotos sind sehr inspirierend und machen tolle sommerliche Stimmung!
    Sei mir lieb gegrüßt
    von Susi

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  18. Gorgeous card, I adore the image printed on canvas..Love the design & fabulous colours. simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x

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  19. What a beautiful card!!! Thank you for sharing more flowers and the teenage gosling too. Glad the showers are over and you have some sunshine!

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  20. Like the others I like your card very much too and you seem to have an endless magical stock of ingredients, just flying around your table. You present these so ingeniously, here with a very attractive card.
    The flowers are gorgeous, beautifully photographed.

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    1. Yes, you got it - my table is always full, as are the other three chairs standing round it....

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  21. This is such a beautiful card and I just love that bird! Birds and dogs are always a favorite of mine! Lovely photos as always! Hugs and enjoy that nice weather!

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  22. I love the blue on this card. The card is quite beautiful. You get better and better all the time.
    big hugs,
    Narda

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  23. Beautiful card Valerie, I always love your printing onto canvas. Look at those goslings - all grown up ! xx

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  24. The first thing I thought of when I saw your pretty card is that looks just like petit point. I think that is the way you spell it. And oh yes - those little white star flowers? They are called little white star flowers. I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist it. As always - you have used gorgeous colors.
    Sandy xx

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  25. Stunning card Valerie, I love the image printed on the cloth, it adds so much interest! Beautiful pictures from your walk too, pretty flowers. ~Diane

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