Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Power of Flowers

"Say it with flowers!" 

That's was the advertisement slogan to encourage you to send flowers to your loved ones - to say "I love you", "Happy Birthday", "Get well soon", "Congratulations", or even "Cheer up"!

Well this month, in honour of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog's sponsor - Miss Arts Papercrafting School,  we are investigating the power of flowers on our blog hops.  If you've joined me from Kim's blog - then you're on track.  If you've just happened by, you can find the start of the hop here.

To ring the changes this month I decided to make a greetings card rather than a layout - to send my love and congratulations half way round the world to welcome my brother's new baby boy.  I've used my July Counterfeit Kit and several flower punches to create a soft, dimensional border; I also had to nab the Cosmo Cricket tiny alpha stickers from last month's kit as they matched better than this month's alphas!  Not a particularly traditional baby card - I'm hoping it will stand out from the crowd!


Having punched out a load of spare flowers, I put them to good use and made another card ... just because. It's good to have a few cards in reserve when you feel like getting in touch with someone; I'd far rather receive a postcard or a letter than an e-mail.  Wouldn't you?  Speaking of receiving things in the post, Julie Kirk is running a Going Postal series on her blog here - lots of fun ideas, including making "Hello" cards!


If you want to see what some more flower power in action then please pop over to Margie's to see what her flowers have to say!  Thanks for stopping by.

17 comments:

alexa said...

Congratulations on your new auuntie status! Both of these cards are stunning, Jemma. I am totally rubbish at cards and your are really inspiring me. Some of my favourite colours too. Stand out from the crowd? Head and shoulders above, I think!

Mary B said...

lovely cards Jemma and I am sure your bro will appreciate a more manly card for his son.

Margie said...

Love your cards-all those flowers are the perfect finishing touch!

helen said...

Lovely cards! Your flowers look so professional - I love the curve you've got on the petals - and they work so well on a boy card with that palette!

Sian said...

Lovely card, proud auntie!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Congrats on the new baby Aunt Jemma! I love both cards! I am stink at clustering like that so I am always in awe when I see it! Great job! I love them!

S said...

Those cards really pack a punch, nicely done. I have two new nephews, so I can tell you that your green/brown color scheme is right on trend, at least on this side of the Atlantic.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Both cards are lovely! You know I'm a fan of those tiny flowers, and I just love what you've done with them!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous cards - the colours are amazing and what you have done with all the mini flowers is just great.

Sandie said...

Congratulations on becoming an auntie, Jemma! I love the baby's name, and the colour scheme you used for the cards. My kind of colours!

Heather said...

fabulous cards Jemma!! Especially the one for your new nephew, the colours are great and I love the design. Great cards xx

Tricia said...

So beautiful! I love things that are a bit out of the ordinary.

Jennybean said...

I love all the flowers!

Julie Kirk said...

Congratulations! And welcome to Noah [I *love* that name].

Thanks so much for joining in with Going Postal - your card is now safely pinned to the board here: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/going-postal/

I appreciate you taking the time to play along.

Julie :-)

Kirsteen said...

Lovely cards Jemma. The flowers are fab.

Kim Strother said...

Great cards! Great layers of the flowers! Congrats Auntie! I'm sure they will love the card!

Laurie Marmon said...

Fun cards. Love all the layered flowers.