Saturday, 31 May 2014

Hollyhocks......




On Thursday had a lovely day crafting with my friend Margaret making special cards that she needed.

Margaret very kindly bought over some of her new dies to show me and it would have been rude not to try them!   
 The circle die is one of Sue Wilsons, and the corner dies which are really pretty are from Tattered Lace.
Backing paper is from Papermania 'Summer Bloom pad' and I've used Penny Black 'Hollyhocks' stamp...

I embellished my card with a Martha Stewart butterly and also some pretty pink ribbon which I tied into a double bow..

The weather man says down in the South and South East the weather is looking good so hope he's right...

Anne


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34 comments:

Sandra H said...

This is so pretty Anne l used to have Hollyhocks in my garden they are a lovely flower your card is truly beautiful and the corner dies are stunning as are the other embellis xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sooo pretty Anne, love the PB stamp coloured gorgeously.....Anne I have new candy if you wish to participate....http://elfiskartenblog.blogspot.de/2014/05/ich-lade-euch-ein.html

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Anne Such a beautiful card...love the image....and the dies...Joolsx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Fabulous card... Love all the new Dies... Beautiful
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Anne. I love the image and the die cuts look so beautiful.
Sue xx

Aquarius said...

This one is even prettier in real life - great use of some great dies (more temptation!)

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab card Anne, so pretty and I love the dies. We were at a garden show this afternoon and I was loving all the hollyhocks:)
Val x

Pat K said...

Really gorgeous card Anne. Pink & white are one of favourite combos and I love the corner die. I just picked up my first Tattered Lace die today...flourish corner. Can't wait to try it out. Enjoy your weekend. Pat K xx

Sue said...

What a beautiful card Anne and I love that corner die and gorgeous paper ..huggles Sue xxx

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Anne, all the dies look gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hello Anne,
Your card is so pretty and your centre blooms beautiful, I would have used the dies too!
Smiles:)
Sue

pam said...

hi Anne, this is such a pretty card, love the colours and those beautifully coloured flowers.
pam

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty, lovely colours and gorgeous dies

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so beautiful Anne, I like the flowers and those gorgeous corners.
Kevin xx

Patricia said...

Good morning from a warm & sunny Dalyan, Turkey and it's only just after 7am.
I just love this stunning card, everything thing about it says "elegance". There are some stunning Hollyhocks in the gardens of the Hotel. Yours emulate them beautifully
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Anne and those dies are fabulous. x

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Anne. So nice that you had a day of crafting with your friend ... that sounds like so much fun! Love the beautiful die-cuts that you've used on your card. And love that beautiful hollyhock stamp ... it's colored so beautifully. Loll xx

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

A fabulous combination of loveliness Anne......simply gorgeous !
hugs
Chris Richards
xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Anne, very elegant - fabulous flowers! Hugs Carole Z X

mariere said...

Réalisation superbe et élégante.. Couleurs magnifiques. Bon dimanche.

fabiola jaques said...

super joli et charmant Anne, vive le printemps, biz

Pop's Cards said...

Your creation is super super gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Your creation is super super gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Pauline said...

What a beautiful card Anne! I love the floral image, coloured so beautifully, and the layered dies look perfect! I have those dies too, and haven't used them yet!

Gay Peplow said...

WOW this is so pretty Anne, love all the pink and the intricate dies :D Hope you're enjoying some warm sunshine too :D Gay x

brenda said...

Beautiful Hollyhocks Anne and such delicate corners.

B x

Jill said...

Really pretty, glad you had a good play day!

Marjorie said...

This is so pretty and elegant Anne, you sound like you had a lovely day with your friend Margaret:)..
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Jules said...

Tee hee Anne .. .. you are right .. .. it would have been very rude not to try them!!

How many of them will you "need" do you think? LOL!!!

Love these gorgeous corners and of course the circular die with the heart (I probably "need" that one now!). Sigh!!! I wish my crafty purse was bigger!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I adore those dies how kind of Margaret to share...sounds like you both had a good day crafting... Hugs May x x

Anneke said...

hello Anne
this is such a lovely card and design.
i find the corners so beautiful.
have a nice weekend and hugs to you.
Ann

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Anne, your hollyhock card is so feminine and elegant! I just love those corners and that sweet butterfly!! There is nothing better than crafting with friends!! Hugs, Darnell

maria's knutselplezier said...

Super I love the way you placed the flowers in the picture!!!

Greetings
Maria