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Hearts And Flowers

Fashionable Stamping Challenges would love to see Hearts & Flowers this fortnight. Our fabulous teamie sister Claire picked the theme this fortnight.

I loved doing the flower part of the card but I am not a hearts person and I dread Valentine’s cards because everyone wants to see hearts.

What with telling you I am not keen on making Christmas cards, now saying about hearts, bet your wondering what else I don’t like. Might as well tell you that the only other thing you definitely won’t see on my cards is wings. No not the bird or insect kind but the angel type wings.

There you go my three pet hates for crafting – Christmas Cards/Hearts/Angels Wings – now I wonder what your pet hates are, I would love to know?

Really on a roll today I might as well share with you that I am very superstitious about the colour green. I do not buy any clothes that are predominately green or a solid green and there is nothing in my house that is green. Very weird eh???

Funny enough I actually like certain greens … especially sage green … and this brings me onto my easel card which I have made today. Crafting is the only time that I allow myself to indulge in green.

This easel card came about because I made a very pretty card for my class yesterday which I was going to use as my FSC DT piece. Scroll on down if you would like to see the card. Thank goodness I realised in time that I didn’t have a single heart on it. Back to the drawing board and voilà my easel make.


This is the card which I taught the girls how to make yesterday and again it was mainly about making your own backgrounds onto a piece of DP.

We started off with two pages from an old book and on both we did a light wash of Victorian Velvet ink. One of the washed papers was torn and we added pieces to a lovely paper from Craftwork Cards. The second washed paper was stamped onto with various stamps and then cut out.

Class1Class 2

Our generous sponsor Flonzcrafts will be giving the winner $20 to spend at his shop so if you think this could be you please enter with Mr Linky at the bottom of the FSC post of Hearts & Flowers.

Please please pop on over for a peak at what the rest of the Fashion/Stampettes have created they are all stunning as usual..


15 Responses to “Hearts And Flowers”

  1. butterfly says:

    Such pretty cards – I love the monochrome look – both versions, and the book pages are so beautiful – that pink flower is one of the loveliest I’ve seen.
    Alison x

  2. Terry says:

    Well I am glad you got that out of your system! I will have to think about my total dislikes and will let you know, seriously! Both of your cards are gorgeous and I love the designs! Now I am not a fan of pink, but the subtle tones you have used are stunning! Very nice vintage feeling! Happy Sunday! Hugs.

  3. Avril says:

    Two gorgeous cards Shirley, love the subtle monochrome tones and for someone who doesn’t like hearts the couple are framed beautifully in the heart.
    Love the stamped book pages, gives a lovely vintage look to the card.
    Avril xx

  4. Claire C says:

    Hi Shirl, wow what gorgeous cards, love them both but I love green and hearts lol 🙂 Gorgeous texture and such lovely subtle colours
    I bet the ladies at your class had a fab time, that card is a real beauty.
    I’m not sure what my pet hates are, maybe it could be another challenge theme lol
    Claire xx

  5. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, both cards are gorgeous, the class must have been great fun. I like both versions very much. You can’t tell by the top card that you have an dislike of hearts, it suits the design beautifully. I don’t have pet hates, I don’t think…unless you mean food, I don’t like broccoli, but I don’t think that’s what you are talking about 🙂 Cheers, Shirleyx

  6. Pam Prosser says:

    How divine this is!

  7. Anne R says:

    I love both cards, they are really beautiful. The backgrounds you created are wonderful and the banner on the second one is beautiful. I am not sure I have any real pet hates but like you, green is not a colour I like much but only because my mother thought it was bad luck… Hugs, Anne x

  8. Dot says:

    Oh lucky Andrew! You are showing your romantic sweet self! I LOVE everything about this make Shirley…and such a beautiful big heart you have made lol
    My dislike that first comes to mind is projects…I’ll think about what else…but projects comes to mind instantly lol
    Dot x

  9. coco says:

    That’s very beautiful, both are so lovely!!! Hugs Coco xxx

  10. Meggymay says:

    Two beautiful cards, I love the pinks of the second one and the wonderful backgrounds. I’d have to think about dislikes, but cuties are ones I would avoid.
    Yvonne x

  11. Brenda Brown says:

    Both cards are beautiful Shirley. I didn’t know about the colour green and wings, strange how we have things we don’t pick up when crafting. Would be lovely to hear from you at some point.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  12. Sylvia-Anne says:

    Fabulous cards Shirl – great texture and techniques. Love the soft pink design – so dreamy and romantic!
    I love hearts and use them quite often on cards, but I dislike the “Blackboard” technique on greeting cards. Give me some colourful Distress Inks any day!

    Have a lovely week – Sylvia xx

  13. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! First, I do love both of your cards – an interesting (and beautiful) easel card – but so intriguing and different! and the 2nd card is just as gorgeous – such pretty vintage colors and amazing components to produce two unique cards! Really great. I don’t have much in the way of “hates”, but like you, I do share one of your “disjointed” elements often seen on cards. hugs, de

  14. Silvia says:

    Both of your cards are wonderful.

  15. Ellie Knol says:

    Love the collaging of stamps, the details are gorgeous!

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