Monday, April 1, 2013

April Beautiful World Tour

Hello Everyone and welcome to another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!  If you've jetted in from Bridget's Blog, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just landed here and don't want to miss all the fabulous creations from around the world, start back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog!  Don't forget that you can WIN a Flourishes stamp set of your choice simply by commenting on the hop from today right through to the 30th April!


This month, our Hostess is Anne-Elise who has challenged us to a CHILDHOOD theme!  I have chosen to use Flourishes' Strawberries stamp set.  I grew up in a small country town and every year we would drive to a near by town to go to the Strawberry Festival and we thought it was awesome!!  It became a running joke in the family when Dad went to get his bowl of strawberries and they'd ask 'Cream or Ice-cream?'....to which Dad replied, 'Yes thanks'  (meaning, I'll have both thanks).  After a while they didn't even bother to ask him and automatically added both.  :)   Not only were there beautiful strawberries to eat, but each year we *HAD* to buy one of Mrs Haywood's divine Chelsea Buns!!  Ah.....memories!  :)

I've used a base of red cardstock and layered with white cut with Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight.  Around the A2 Filigree Delight layer I've attached white and red satin ribbons.  I've stamped the strawberry basket from the Strawberries stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics (R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, RV99, E42, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, G20, G21, G24, G28, BG0000).  I've cut this out and matted it with red cut with Flourishes' Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die, matted again with aqua cut with Large Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities and popped it up on foam tape.  I've stamped the sentiment from the same set and cut it out with the smallest of the dies in the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die set and popped it up on foam tape and finished by adding a bow to the ribbon.

Stamps - Strawberries (Flourishes)
Paper - Blending Card, Red, White, Aqua
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals, Spellbinders Large Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, A2 Filigree Delight, White and Red Satin Ribbons, Bow Easy, Foam Tape.

The next destination on your world tour today is our lovely hostess, Anne-Elise in Finland!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your tour around the Flourishes' world!

25 comments:

Joyce Casaldi said...

Gorgeous card!

Aleksandra said...

Kathy, your card is gorgeous! I love the cut out white on red background panel and those strawberries looks so delicious. It is dangerous to read your posts girls, I am afraid I will have to prepare something fruity for today... :D

Have a nice and peaceful Easter Holidays! Blessings to you and your family. Hugs,
Aleksandra

Bridget said...

Oh my, the rich strawberry red and crisp white makes such a stunning colour combo - as always your colouring is amazing, Kathy, and I loved hearing your childhood memory!

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the background also.

KimCreate said...

Your strawberry card is gorgeous! and berries of all kinds remind me of childhood.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your strawberries are positively yummy looking. Gorgeous card. I love the filigree delight die. thanks for including the copics used.

Mojca said...

Lovely layout and such a sweet image. hugs! Mojca

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How pretty! I remember picking strawberries every summer with my Mom. That was a HOT job, but Mmmmm .... it had great rewards!!

Tricia

Sasha said...

Your card is beautifully created, Kathy. I love those strawberries, they look yummy and good enough to eat. Lots of lovely layers, too xx

chatsburygirl said...

Kathy, your card is beautiful. The dies complement each other beautifully, and the image lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.
Penny

Cynthia S. said...

Absolutely delicious card! love it! Blessings to you and yours!

Cards By Betty said...

I feel like I could reach out and get one to eat they look so real just love how you did this card

PapierGirl said...

Very elegant - love the rich tone of reds that you used!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

These are my FAOURITE colours, Kathy, and I looooove this card that you created with them! Strawberries are my favourite, and I love the whole theme of your card. It's gorgeous!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty card of your childhood strawberry memories!

Helen said...

Aaah! Wonderful memories, Honey! It brought a tear to my eye as I enjoyed your amazing card. Love the design, the colouring, and all the great elements that work so well together.

Gab said...

ooh so pretty and rich looking

lisa808 said...

'Delicious' card! I would have responded the same as your Dad!

Kris B said...

Knock-your-socks-off beautiful!! What a lovely card! Love the die cut panel and your image is gorgeous! TFS God bless!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love all the red in this but I'll skip the berries and just take the ice cream 😜

Linda said...

Sweet!! I just love berry images. You did a great job coloring this image.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what a goregous basket of berries!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, Kathy! Love your gorgeous card! Your berries are so beautifully colored and the background is stunning! Hugs

TLady said...

LOVELY!!!!!!!!! LOVE the strawberries!!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND all the layering!!!!!!! :) SUPERB WORK!!!!!!!!!! :)

Denimo said...

Hi Kathy! You have created such a beautiful card. Strawberries are a great childhood memory and yours look good enough to eat! Great job!!

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