Thursday, 9 July 2015

Floral inspiration

Hello lovely people,

Ok, who is stealing days from the week when I'm not looking?!

Yes, it's Thursday again so get ready for a new challenge at In The Pink and this time we have a photo inspiration for you...

You could choose florals, vintage style, teacups, whatever inspires you from this photo as long as it has more PINK than any other colour of course!

We are delighted to be sponsored by The Hobby House for this challenge with a prize of a £10 voucher.

I have used a pre-coloured image from one of the LOTV art pads as it fitted the theme so beautifully with the pretty floral design and a teacup too!
I do love my Copics but these pretty toppers definitely save a bit of time and are absolutely gorgeous.

This is the first outing for my new MFT Die-namics inside & out stitched rounded square STAX dies (wow, that's a bit of a mouthful!) which I used to create a frame for the image.

I used one of the dies to cut an aperture and then trimmed the outside to make a frame which I raised up by popping several more frames cut from scrap card underneath.
I could have used foam pads but the result can be a bit wobbly looking and I find scrap card more effective and it adds a very subtle dimension.

Card recipe;
Tags: Sentiment tags - LOTV and Family Sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: tiny butterfly set - Impression Obsession, MFT Die-namics inside & out stitched rounded square STAX
Numbers: magazine freebie stamps

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the fabulously floral creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
Noor! Design UK (something old - the sentiment tags are old favourites, something new - my new dies)
Papertake Weekly (anything goes +/- Christmas)
Creative Inspirations (girlie)


  1. Hi Kat
    Fabby card ... Love these LOTV Pads.... Like your frame good idea to stack several together
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  2. Kat. I love this card. Your designs are always really wonderful and just look perfectly elegant and stylish. Your colour choices and beautiful stitching and embellishments look so perfectly put are a very talented and inspirational lady...

  3. Such a pretty card Kat, sensational stitching!! xx

  4. I love the vintage feel of your card , Kat, and I don't think you could have found a better match for the inspiration photo!

    Sharon x

  5. Stunning card Kat. I love the image, gorgeous papers and beautiful design.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. This is gorgeous, I love my dies like this and used it to make a frame the other day, very effective.

  7. Your cards are always so pretty and this one is no exception. Lovely layers and stitching with a fabulous design using the delightful LOTV image.

  8. So pretty Kat - I just love a pink card! - that MFT die is certainly popular its the 3rd time I've seen it in a couple of days - not that I'm showing off but i bought mine in the fab MFT shop in Florida last month - definitely worth the journey!! hugs judith x

  9. Pretty as a picture Kat
    Anne x

  10. So pretty. Love the stitching and all the layers. Such pretty papers too.

  11. Wow Kat, your card is beautiful, so very Victorian made you think of high tea and cakes. I love the image and fabulous dies. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. Super card Kat...really pretty and I like your frame you created.

  13. Gorgeous card Kat! That image just makes me drool!!! SO lovely.

  14. So very pretty and feminine the gorgeous image and fabulous the frame you made..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  15. I'm here at last - I seem to always be behind with my commenting now for some reason or other!

    Your card as always, is fabulous - such a clever way to use the artpad image by putting the frame around it - and it does match our photo inspiration really well! One day, I'll remember those artpads and put them to use!!

    Have a good weekend...
    Christine x

  16. Very pretty Kat and I love those papers. They are definitely one of my faves from LOTV!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  17. A gorgeous girlie creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  18. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us over on the Creative Inspirations this week. Agnieszka DT

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design this month


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