Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Rainbow of Blooms

We had an unwelcome visitor in the back yard last evening--a skunk! Luckily nothing disturbed it & I'm hoping it's moved on!  We've known they come through the neighborhood, but have never actually seen one in our yard before.  Now I'm thinking the increased number of squirrels driving Fritz crazy aren't so bad--haha!
Think my brain is full of too much inspiration--been playing with goodies, but nothing made into a card until today.  I loved Tracy's ink swiping post, so used that to get started.  
I used these 6 mini DI pads: candied apple, carved pumpkin, fossilized amber, lucky clover, mermaid lagoon & wilted violet. I cut off a strip & attached it to the card front. Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio dies were part of a gift from a blogging friend--just love them!  I cut the smallest bloom from white cardstock scraps which are taking over my craft space--haha! The same inks were applied with a blending tool & PPP clear confetti mix decorates the centers.  The fun sentiment from Poppystamps Grateful Heart is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black.  Think this could be used for any happy occasion--maybe a birthday or retirement.  I'm entering ATC, HLS Anything Goes with DiesPoppystamps & Word Art Wednesday.  
One more rose picture--Chicago Peace.  
It's not very fragrant, but it's on my favorites list due to the gorgeous blooms. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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27 comments:

  1. What a perfectly delightful card Greta!! I agree, it will work for many occasions. Ick to the skunk LOL!!

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  2. What a wonderful bright card, Greta! Love the design and beautiful rainbow colours.
    I'm glad we don't have skunks in the UK! I'm not sure I'd like to meet one in our garden! 😳 xx

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  3. Brought a smile to my face...what a fun and happy card and beautiful colours. The skunk wiped the smile off my face! LOL x And then the smile came back when I saw the amazing rose, how pretty is that? x

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  4. A beautiful card and a beautiful Rose Greta. But a skunk, goodness me.

    B x

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  5. A skunk!!! I've only ever seen them on cartoons haha! Your card is so lovely and cheerful ... I like your ink swiping. Gorgeous rose ... The rain has really pounded mine!

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  6. such a fun and pretty card, Greta - must give that technique a try!

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  7. This is such a fun card. I love the colors and the Oh happy day. I forgot to say those are the dies I used on my last card! Duh. I'm so glad nothing set the skunk off. I've smelled them in the field behind our house before but not seen one.

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  8. Such a funny and colorful card love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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  9. Wow gorgeous card Greta, think this is my favourite one now, love these stitched blooms..
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps blog..
    Pam x

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  10. what a sweet card, greta!! love the fun rainbow design!! the rose is just gorgeous!! (we had a skunk in our backyard about a week ago... thankfully it seems it didn't stay around!)

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  11. Sweet card and the blooms with their stitches are so fun! I also grow a Chicago Peace. What a beauty!!

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  12. Greta it is so pretty and you have swiped perfectly. I'm so glad you tried it and made such a lovely card.
    Thank you for linking to my blog and for letting me know.
    I do hope your skunk friend won't be back.
    Take care my lovely xxxx

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  13. Just love the color swatch border and all the colorful blooms, Greta! And that rose is perfection - bet Mr. Skunk was looking to have a sniff :)

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  14. So pretty Greta. And your rose is gorgeous.

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  15. Lovely card, love the vibrant colors. I ran over a skunk once. I was banished to the back of the yard for parking for awhile there. Not pleasant. Cindy had a visitor today as she was sitting in the open window--a hummingbird! She was beside herself with excitement. I wonder if she told the hummingbird, "Get help, I'm being held hostage here."

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  16. Beautiful rainbow card with the border and lovely flowers! Your rose is so gorgeous! I hope the little skunk stays away from your yard. The smell of a skunk is not good! I'd rather smell roses!:-)

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  17. Such a fun take on the code word, Greta! I love how you played with the colors of the rainbow along the border and your matching stitched blooms are so cute! So glad you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!
    Also, thanks for sharing the pic of the rose...so GORGEOUS!!!

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  18. A bright, fun look for this card Greta. I love the little retro looking blooms, they really pop on the white background. I have no idea what a skunk would smell like, but it doesn't sound good! Your rose is perfect - it reminds me of one of ours which is called Michelle Meilland.

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  19. Gorgeous card Greta. And I can't even imagine have a skunk. Luckily we don't have get anything like this at our place.
    Your rose is so pretty - ours got a sever pruning this week so hopefully nice flowers this coming summer

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  20. Love your rainbow card my Friend!
    It is just the right amount of colors and the design is great too!
    I've never seen a skunk in real life ;-)

    Hugs~

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  21. We used to have skunks all the time at our previous home that was more into the country (still miss that home).... we had to make sure our cats were in :) Your vibrant card is very pretty xx

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  22. Another stunning rose...what a beautiful thing to have growing in your yard. Your card is so bright and cheerful, love those colorful flowers.

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  23. That rose is beautiful Greta, as is your rainbow card. Love the bright color swatches and the sweet blooms. Its a winner in my eyes.

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  24. Nothing better than a rainbow to decorate a card, Greta. Yours is lovely and I'm glad you shared it with us at Addicted to CAS.

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  25. Your card is so beautiful! Love it :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

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  26. Your flowers - both on your card and in real life - are gorgeous! Skunk? In your yard? Oh my! Glad it sauntered off without leaving any 'surprises'!
    Hugs~c

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