Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Some 'out of the garden' florals

Having spent so much time on gardens lately.......working in......walking round....... admiring...... photographing......I was inspired to make some floral cards.
I use flowers a lot on my cards......paper ones....chipboard ones......fabric ones......but all as embellishments......I don't actually make floral cards.
But this Craftwork Cards floral paper pack was so pretty......it seemed a waste to just use it as decorative backing paper......so some actual floral cards......and while they are pretty......I'm not sure that they're really me.




But they make a very nice set.......so maybe a matching decorated box is in order........to make a present for a non-crafty friend.
A few challenges....Allsorts want 'free and easy July'........Secret Crafter want 'here comes summer'.......Craft Challenge want 'gardening'........and Creative Inspirations want 'summer'.......flowers certainly mean summer to me.

21 comments:

Sian said...

They certainly do make a very nice set. I love the way some of the flowers are disappearing off at the sides. It makes them look lively and interesting

brenda said...

A really super collection of cards Jacky.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

scrappysue said...

These are lovely Jacky, and I am sure would be a very welcome gift!

furrypig said...

I think those flowers with the button centres are adorable! I really want them now bu so don't need them lol! I will peruse the Craftwork card website tho as i feel I have to! Beautiful cards Jacky xxx

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Scrappi Sandi said...

Totally gorgeous cards Jacky!! You truly are the queen of cardmaking!!! I'm so pleased to be able to comment again at last!! I am going to try & forward an email to you that might be of interest!! Oh & BTW please feel free to use my latest sign...sorry that the photo wasn't a better one!! :)

Karen said...

Ohhhhhh Jackie - I adore the ones with roses on, just so pretty.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very pretty! Love the layering on the first one and the roses. Plus some really nice "sketch" ideas in here.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Rinda

Cheryl said...

but of course! i love card sets - making and giving :-)

Fleur said...

Oh these are all so very pretty.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again! I have some candy, if you are interested.
Hugz Fleur xXx

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous summery card hun! Thanks for joining in with our Summer theme over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

pinky said...

Wow these are all so pretty and beautifully put together Jacky, love them but where have your Tilda's gone lol.

Debs said...

Very pretty cards.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Alison said...

These would indeed make a great gift...gorgeous!
Alison xx

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Karen said...

What a beautiful gift they'll make! I love the colors you chose.

KarenB said...

It's a beautiful set Jacky. For someone who doesn't usually use florals you certainly make it look easy!! Fab work.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jacky your cards are GORGEOUS! Love the beautiful scalloped edges and color schemes!

Cherry said...

Just love this set Jacky, so pretty. Those papers are stunning. What a great gift idea if you decide to go that way. Hugs Cherry xxx

scotspanda said...

wow these cards are gorgeous!! I love every single one lol

thanks for joining in with our free and easy theme this week at Allsorts

Amanda xx