2 February 2013

Friendly Flowers


Morning Peeps :)


Saturday morning means a new Sketch from The Sweet Stop. Whoot! I know I say this every week, but, I love this one! How can you not? It's got bunting. I love bunting. Be sure to check out the other Sugar Babies, there's bunting all over the place (obviously!!):



As I appear to be in a bit of a smitten haze this morning, let's talk about My Mum's Craft Shop, because, we've been loving Paper Smooches all week. And what's not to love? Finding myself with a bit of free time, I thought, rather than colour up an image, (coz we know how long that can take.) I'd knock up a quick little number, building a flower scene and paper piecing them all. Ha! Yes, you can stop rolling around the floor laughing now too. All morning it took me. And I was a bit late for lunch too. Why? Because after I did my initial test scene on a scrap of paper, it took three more attempts to replicate it on a piece of card. And I had the most dithery version of The Fluffhead on, which involved me stamping and cutting flowers in quite a few different combinations. So, it goes without saying that this card is currently on my desk so that I can grit my teeth every time I walk past admire it every day! ;)


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32 comments:

Margreet said...

Goodmorning Faye....after all attempts you succeeded and it is stunning...love the shapes of the flowers and of course the paperpiecing!!!!!
Enjoy your day!
xxx Margreet

Mary J said...

Amazing take on the sketch, Faye - totally in love with this!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Faye. I love those funky flowers!
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Sue - bearhouse said...

So gorgeous Faye. I love the layered flowers and fabulous bunting.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Fiona said...

this is so gorgeous...love your paper piecing,might have to buy this set...

Fi
x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card and I agree paper piecing is never quicker it it is very effective. Have you tried paper toling like paper piecing but you colour the pieces and layer them, very time consuming but also therapeutic. Hugs, Amanda x

Mo said...

Wonderful card with great colors dear Faye, love it !!!
Enjoy the weekend, big hugs,
Mo

Cathymac said...

Soooo sweet, Faye! LOVE that darling banner, the burlap ribbon, and of course your perfectly colored and paper pieced flowers! Come on, Spring! Hugs!

Jo said...

oooooooo...what a lovely card, fab colour combo and paper piecing too.
Gonna have to check out this paper smooches, you temptress you!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs xx

heidy said...

Beautiful card Faye!!
XXX Heidy

Stephanie said...

You made me actually lol this morning. I can so relate to getting what is in your head on paper and it not being so easy. I love your card, it is beautiful.

Bananastamper said...

Such a cute little garden Fluffy - sounds like it took some TLC! All worth it though as its a darling card, especially with that fab bunting and burlap. LOVE this sketch and will be playing with it for sure!
Banana :)

Catherine said...

I love your card Fluff ! This little bunting is on my wish list, it is so adorable ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Faye, I like the image the colours and the bunting.
Kevin xx

Sarah said...

Hi Faye,

Another fabulous card - and well done you for doing paper piecing, I'm cr@p at it! Do it every so often when I feel like punishing myself!!!

Gorgeous cards in posts below as well, 'specially love the Odd WoW - absolutely fabulous!!

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Sarah

PS - I would join in with your Weds moan, but it's Sat and I fear I'm too late. It's school and teachers setting the touch paper going in my house this week!!

Anita said...

Aww, I love this card, it's gorgeous. Love the paper piecing and although it may have taken forever (giggle) I'd say it's well worth it!

buggin2stamp said...

I love the result Faye. I especially like the colors and the fun burlap piece. I would put it on my desk and admire it too. :) I did chuckle a little about your comment of comparing coloring vs paper piecing. It takes me way longer to paper piece than to color. But in the end I love the look of paper piecing more.
Melissa

Daniele said...

wow just loving this one hun
hugs

catherine said...

This is just fantastic Faye and a great take on this weeks sketch. Love the images and so love your bunting. Hope your having a good weekend
x catherine

Claire said...

Lovely card Faye, great colours and elements. Hugs, Claire x

Julie said...

Well, it's fabulous Faye! A great design and gorgeous papers and colours! Hugs, Juliexx

K. Joy said...

This is so pretty!! I love the little banner with the tiny hearts and stars! Sounds like you did a lot of work on this card. :) It turned out beautifully!! Thanks for sharing!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Faye. Love the sweet flowers, the colors... the burlap piece looks awesome... also like that banner/bunting. I WANT it!

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous Faye! The colours are wonderful.

Love
Maarit

Sara I. said...

So so precious! Love your papers and the fabulous paper piecing ...heheh I feel your pain on that one!! Awesome little bunting too! xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sometimes the simplest of ideas takes the longest of time but I love your funky flowers with the fun decorated banners! I needed a piece of hessian like this for my recent cowboy card. It looks perfect with your fun paper pieced flowers, Fluff! Hugs, Lesley

Marlena Peduzzi said...

love this Faye, what a fabulous card and I love the blues and tans together!

Gemma said...

Oh this is gorge faye...just love it and lovin the image too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Amanda R said...

Love love love that banner and isn't it funny how we think something simple takes all darn day!

Tracey T said...

Utterly and totally gorgeous and well worth the time taken fiddling about with tiny pieces of paper! xxx

Janice M said...

So pretty! Love your banner and the paper pieced flowers!

having a {me} day said...

LOL! I love this story. I love this card and I love the bunting. Go you!