Sunday, June 9, 2013

Telescoping Flower Card...4 Crafty Chicks #145 Flowers

I'm back with a quick post before dashing out to help my husband time a 5 hour mountain bike race. In the rain. Sometimes I'm a very good wife.

In my previous post, I mentioned that I want to 'stretch' my techniques a bit, to try out 'new things' - well, things new to me.  A couple weeks ago, the delightful, talented, effervescent (if you've received comments from her, you'll know exactly what I mean!) Savannah O'Gwynn shared a 'how to' video for telescoping cards. I'll grab a coffee while you go watch.  She is marvellous!

Making one - or several, after having done this first one (I'm smitten!) - was on my "must do" list - and so I have, pairing it with the challenge from the lovely gals at 4 Crafty Chicks and their flowers challenge.

Here's my little card all snuggled up:

and here it is, after a nice little streee-tcchhh...


This one is off to my sister, just because...

Off to the race...in the sudden downpour.  I need to find my umbrella and raincoat first (stall tactics...).

Thanks so much for dropping in; please let me know you did. Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated, immensely.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE this!!! Like, not even just a little bit… Love it a lot!!! I am going to go and watch that video now… (Hope the race went well and didn't leave you toooo soggy!! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! You NAILED this telescoping card-- LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the papers-- LOVE the stamps-- LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it all! You amaze me:) I'm so glad you shared your project with me!!!

And thanks for your sweet compliments about me-- you made me smile! I've been needing a light of sunshine today:) THANK YOU for lifting me up!! HUGS!! <3

Tamie said...

Incredible flowers on your note cards!! Love it. Thank you for sharing your flowers with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Shannon J said...

I'm eeeeking and squealing over this one!! This is SO awesome! As always - DIVINE paper choices, and the little butterfly on the last "page" is such a sweet little unexpected surprise! Gahhh! Yup, I love it!!!
And you poor thing...stuck in the rain like that!! You are not just a good wife, you are an AMAZING wife!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful! I love your telescoping card! The layers and patterns are stunning together.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Excellent job, Carol! This is adorable and your sis will love it and treasure it forever!! Thanks for the link!

I haven't had a chance to come by in a bit and I've thoroughly enjoyed the scroll through your interesting posts and great cards! Darnell

Happy Dance said...

Oh shame on you!!! I just love this too, too much!! This is such a clever card, and I'm sure your sister will adore it as much as we all do. So glad you made this, and now I'll have to give this a try. Tfs. Hope you're all dry and happily crafting today. Great card, Carol. bkb

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our flowers challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, very pretty!

Leanne DT 4 CC!

Geri said...

Yep....you did it again! Combined the absolute perfect pieces of DP with the sweetest shaped/interactive card idea and lovingly create a crd that your sister is going to go gaga-crazy about when she sees it! You're on fire girl!!!