Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Say it with Flowers

As promised I am sharing a couple of the cards that were recently published in Creative Cardmaking.

I was commissioned to create 5 Mother's Day cards, each one had to be achieved within a 20 minute time limit and I also had a colour scheme to use.  It wasn't the easiest commission for me as I usually take a lot more than 20 minutes to make a card.


For this card I used an image and papers from Joanna Sheen's One Summer's Day CD-ROM and a sentiment from Pink Petticoat.


I used one layer of decoupage to add a little interest and some pearls from my stash.

For the second card I used the same papers but created a very CAS card.


The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat again and I just added a simple bow.


I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Pile It On Challenge 55 - Use a Bow
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze Challenge 77 - Flowers
CD Sunday Challenge - Floral Frenzy
Craft-Dee BowZ February Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thank you so much for visiting today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
x

57 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards and images, detailed added goodies are amazing. No wonder they were in the mag Pauline, really stunning.xxx

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Judith said...

Both so pretty Pauline - love your quick cards - 20 minutes is vry quick - it takes me longer than that tothink about it lol hugs Judith x

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, so colourful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline beautiful designs.hugs Julie xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful cards Pauline x

crafty said...

This is a fabulous Mother's Day card

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Both beautiful card's Pauline
Dianne xx :)

Wynn Walton said...

Wow 20mins.....takes me hours or days even to think up an idea!!! Well done and thank you for sharing your beautiful Floral Frenzies with us. Both cards are fab. Love the simplicity of the CAS card. Wynn DT Cd Sunday x

Pop's Cards said...

These are simply stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x

Carol said...

Wonderful cards. Wow - 20 mins!! Well done. Thank you for sharing them with us at CD Sunday.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Donna Hanley said...

The little flowers on this paper are very sweet and precious looking. I love both of these cards, but there is something special about your second card that just stands out to me. Enjoy your day and congrats again on this lovely honor.

Lauren Hatwell said...

I LOVE Zinnia so this drew my eye straight away. What a lovely card. Lx

Liselot said...

Hi Pauline,
You did a great job making this cards in no more than 20 minutes!
Liselot

meg said...

Beautiful cards Pauline, love the fresh colours.

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Pauline wow these cards are wonderful and I love the colours you have used. And the designs are wonderful.

Debs xx
{Debs Cards– my personal blog}

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Pauline these are two beautiful creations the first one is so colourful the second is fab I love them both, superb makes.
husg
lorraine x

Michelle said...

Beautiful Pauline - lovely work and you done a great job with what they required. I know what you mean though as I take longer than 20 mins to make a card - Michelle x

fiona henderson said...

Most certainly a WOW..

Fiona dT
TTPH

Vicki robertson said...

Pauline, your CAS Mother's Day card is lovely. The colors are beautiful and your bow is fab! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ February, "Anything Goes and Include a Handmade Bow" Challenge

Pamellia Johnson said...

I love this one Pauline!! It's so so bright and cheery and brings the promise of spring into my day!! Just gorgeous! hugs :)

Pat K said...

These are gorgeous Pauline. I'm so impressed these were made in 20 min...it takes me that long to decide on the dp. hugs, Pat K xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful flower cards Pauline
Gr Karin

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Pauline, such beautiful designs.
Sue xx

KandA said...

These are amazing cards Pauline. That is such a pretty image from the cd and the colours are fabulous. I love the CAS card - it may be very CAS, but with the ribbon, sentiment and rounded corners it looks so elegant xx

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful card Pauline and congratulations. 20 minutes? It takes me that long to just get my crafty stuff out! And often hours to decide what to make! Haha. I tend to think they time it for someone copying it, so they would have all the ingredients there ready, then ready stready go - 20 minutes later a card! Well, that is how I used to plan it out anyhow! I think you have done brilliant with this card Pauline! Judy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

I don't know if it would be possible for me to make a card in 20 min now. Even my CAS cards seem to take forever! Well done - they are both beautiful! I am not surprised these were chosen to publish!

Jacee said...

These are beautiful Pauline, no wonder they were published, fabulous designs!
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kuni said...

Wonderful flower cards, i love it.
Hugs
Kuni

Kim Rippere said...

Great idea!

Thanks for entering Craft Your Passion Challenges.

Kim
Craft Your Passion
{Design Team Showcase}
{Craftisan Studios}

Sue B said...

Oh these are both gorgeous Pauline… I love the Zinnia image and the paper is so pretty! the 2nd card is perfect CAS!
I've ordered the magazine… so hopefully it will be with me soon! :-)
have a lovely evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

cuilliesocks said...

Two very beautiful cards Pauline, the image and papers are gorgeous, love them, hugs Kate x

Ira Huberts said...

Two beautiful flower cards Pauline, the first one is very powerful and the second one so delicate and refined, really lovely! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline thanks for joining us at TTPH hugs Sue DT x

Pia S said...

Quite a challenging task, but you did a great job! I don't think I've ever made a card in less than 20. If I've done it's because I've spent hours figuring out the design in my mind in forehand and absolutely everything is ready on my desk...

Sarah said...

Wow Pauline, what splendid colours...gorgeous!! xx

Cumbrianlass said...

They are fabulous Pauline, and they certainly don't look like they only took you 20mins wish I could create stunning cards in that time lol.
Janet xxx

Carol said...

Two beautiful cards Pauline, perfectly showcasing your adaptability to different genres. Carol x

Ans Gilbert said...

20 minutes !! it takes me hours to make a card, but you made beautiful cards, love the CAS one, with th ribbon and bow,
hugs Ans x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Pauline. I particularly like the cas one with the pretty paper and bow.
Lorraine x

rachel said...

these are so very beautiful - love them! Hugs rachel xx

Tina Goodwin said...

Very pretty cards! I would have been stressing about the 20 minute time limit but you rocked it! Good job. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.
Hugs,
Tina DT

Andrea said...

Beautiful as always Pauline.... Both cards are so different but both beautiful....


Andrea TTPH...

Carol S. said...

Gosh, 20 minutes!! Even a CAS take me longer than that. They are all gorgeous and well done. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Melodie said...

Wow, Pauline, you show us two wonderful cards, the flowers are so beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Jocelyn said...

Both lovely cards. I think my favourite is the CAS card.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Isobel said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

Sue said...

Two wonderful cards. Love the colors and designs you came up with, so very pretty. So excited for you that you got to show off your talents in a Magazine like this,and you did such a beautiful job.

Hugs
Sue

Radhika said...

Beautiful cards.. :)

Planetsusie said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, I love the flowers and the colours. Thank you for entering the TTPH Challenge this time, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Faith A said...

It seems everyone, as well as me are very impressed with the 20 minute makes. It certainly is awesome you could do these beautiful cards in 2 the time allowed.

Snoopy said...

So very beautiful!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

sue-b said...

Two very beautiful creation Pauline, and in 20 minutes, yes impressive.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
sue-b CD Sunday DT x

Linda in Sweden said...

Love your cards, and your coloring.

Thanks for joining our Challenge.


Hugs from Linda ( DT at TTPH)

Christine said...

Two beautiful cards Pauline and WOW only 20 mins to make, they would have taken me much longer. Thanks for sharing them with us this time.
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

starcyl said...

Beautiful colours and a really pretty cards, love them both.
Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday this time.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

alethea said...

Love those beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - really elegant!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x