Saturday, April 7, 2012

Vintage Daffodil

The spring flowers are starting to bloom and with this being Easter weekend, there are so many gorgeous available in the markets so we decided that the challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow would be called FLORAL.

I found this lovely vintage daffodil at The Graphics Fairy and decided to use that as my floral element, especially since the daffodil is one of the classic spring flowers and also because it is the symbol of the Canadian Cancer Society, a charity close to my heart since my Mother died of cancer.  The image was a black and white engraving so it was easy to colour. I am having so much trouble with my photos lately and this one doesn't really do justice to this card because it looks quite lovely in real life (if I do say so myself). The embossed panel has been sprayed with pearl glimmer mist so it has a bit of a sheen. Also, that is a triple bow but if I lightened the photo up enough for you to see that then the colour of the paper changed even more and there was an orange glow at the top. I know I need a photo booth and now it also looks like I need camera lessons :)

I hope you will dig out your floral images or floral papers and embellishments and create something vintage, shabby chic or primitive for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Easter/Spring
Crafts and Me - Butterflies and Bows
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Embossing
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Party Time Tuesday's - Flowers
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Use Something from your Sewing Basket (seam binding)

Image: The Graphics Fairy
Card Stock: Cream (Staples)
Papers: Basic Grey
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments: Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Script Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Chalk (Mungyo), Black Seam Binding (My Stash), Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Black Gems (Michaels), Buttercup Craft Paint & Crackle Medium (Folk Art)


  1. oh my goodness, Cec, this card is just beautiful. and what a lovely tribute to your wonderful mother as well. it won't be long before the daffodils will be for sale in the stores here to benefit the cancer society. I'll make sure to have hubby buy a bundle in her memory.

    I want to wish you and your precious family a most blessed Easter! thank you for the lovely comments you have been so kind to leave. :)

  2. A beautiful daffodil on a lovely card! It will be a pleasure making a floral card this week!

  3. it's beautiful. Dont we all wish we had a photo fairy sometimes LOL

    Have a beautiful Easter (-:

  4. This is so beautiful I love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  5. Cec this is just so pretty! Love the vintage feel your card has.

    Thanks for joining us for our Flowers challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer @ 4CCC

  6. Fabulous Cec, I especially love the embossed script behind the beautiful flower and that bow, yummy!! I can't image it any more beautiful than it already is!!
    Hope you enjoy your family and day tomorrow.

  7. This card makes me think that spring has sprung in your neck of the woods! This is a real beauty, Cec. Such wonderful textures and patterns and that daffodil is fabulous indeed! Great challenge this week at SCH!

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!


  8. Very nice. Love the design and the colours.

  9. lovely card,it's so pretty, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT, x carol

  10. This is great thanks so much for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  11. This is such a pretty card!Love the seambinding and the lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  12. This is stop and take a breath beautiful!

  13. I love the embossed background behind the daffodil! Gorgeous card!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  14. Cec, I love Daffodils and you've done a fantastic job with this card. It's simply gorgeous.

  15. Beautiful card, Cec, Love the embossing and the Daffodil and of course the butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge and sharing your card.

  16. Beautiful card, such gorgeous colours and lovely layout. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  17. Wow, this is really beautiful! Love the story behind it and the script behind the daffodil- such a nice touch. Great job!! Thanks for linking up at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
    Heather P, Guest DT

  18. really pretty card thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
    hugs sara x x

  19. Beautiful vintage card! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  20. Beautiful!! love the papers and the daffodil!!


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