Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I discovered in my (vast) stash some sheets of Stampin' Up!'s Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, which obviously needed to be shown some love.

I used two of the sheets to die-cut some mini rolled roses, and leaves ... and from there my card evolved.  The colour of the roses inspired me to use Peach Parfait, which is a colour I don't often turn to.  This card is all about re-discovering unloved things!

To the contrary, this card is destined for my much-loved aunty, who will be celebrating a milestone birthday next month.  It has to make its way to New Zealand, so I reckon I might need to package it carefully, given the bulk of the flowers and the bow.

Here's what I'm talking about:

Stamps: Apothecary Art, For My Family, Bordering on Romance
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
DSP: Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Old Olive and Peach Parfait stampin' pads
Other: Labels Collection Framelits dies, sponge daubers, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon, Orange seam binding (not SU!), flower and leaf dies (not SU!), Basic Rhinestones, mini glue dots

I really love how this card turned out, and hope my aunty does too - I miss her a lot, and wish we lived closer.


  1. Christine this is gorgeous, some of my fave colours too! those rolled roses are simply devine...love it all, as will your aunty l'm sure. xxx

  2. What a pretty colour! Very neglected in my craft room too! Gorgeous,Christine! Hugs xxx

  3. Oh wow .. you may get awarded the title of most favourite niece after your auntie receives this. Such a gorgeous combination of colours and texture.

  4. It's lovely...and absolutely worthy of a milestone birthday!

  5. What a lovely colour scheme Christine! Your aunt will be delighted with this special card.

  6. Your Aunty is going to love this card Christine,l love the rolled roses.

  7. Beautiful Christine! Your Aunty will be thrilled to receive this. Love the roses, citrus colours & that fabulous bow, as well as your story of how the design evolved. Hugs :)