Friday, June 5, 2015

Flowery Happy Birthday...Inspirational Challenge #84~Photo Inspiration, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

Hello...

It seems like only yesterday that we were  over at Inkspirational, with out *Purple & Wedding* challenge for our sweet Pia and her handsome groom, Thomas.  Thank you so much for such marvelous, special entries!  Two weeks have flown by, and it's time to welcome you to Inkspirational Challenge #84:

Such a pretty image: a summery outfit (love the striped tank top, frilly skirt and yellow shoes), flowers and books, a perfect scene to lose oneself in a story. And with that as introduction, I wonder: where will the 'story' of this photo inspiration take YOU?

My DT and I are thrilled that incredibly sweet and talented, Kylie  is our Guest Designer. Her card will delight, as will those of my wonderful teammates:

 Pia, our newlywed

Please check out their cards and leave them some love; they'll be thrilled.

My card follows a simple plot - flower, vines and leaves, a butterfly or three..and best of all, it has a happy ending!


Hope I've offered a bit of inspiration to encourage you select a detail or two from the photo to create a card/project to share in the Ink gallery. You may be the one we choose as a future Guest Designer!

Sharing my card in the gallery at: 


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

36 comments:

sandie said...

This is gorgeous Carol, love the dimension and the pretty collection of flowers x

Pop's Cards said...

So gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x

Jeanne said...

Lovely card, Carol! I agree that inspiration photo is beautiful. I like how you took the flowery parts and made it your own. Of course, those butterflies are a wonderful addition. I also like how you stamped on the sentiment, too. Thanks for sharing and for letting me know the colors on the previous card that I had asked you about. Have a lovely weekend!

Marina said...

Beautiful technique used here, with the multicoloured stamping and the die-cutting . Looks like a real garden of wildflowers.

KayM said...

Oh that is just plain lovely!! I shouldn't use the word plain, because it's anything but plain!! It's gorgeous to say the least! Love all those pretty little flowers and the neat way you did the die cut sentiment!! Beautiful work! (Hugs)

I Card Everyone said...

Hi c!!! I love the little garden you've planted =] Just so summery, and gorgeous and OH LOOK butterflies - hope they build their little cocoons there! You have indeed inspired...
=] Michele

Carole said...

Blooming lovely carol...love the pretty flowers and the way you have over stamped the sentiment too!...clever thing :) Have a fantastic wekend...whats left anyway...pretty windy here...in fact very windy!

So Suzy Stamps said...

Oooooh your cards always make me soooo happy!!!!! Love them!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Carol, this is absolutely gorgeous. You inspired me to try the raised die cut sentiment on my latest card, but it didn't go quite as well a this. This rocks it! I just love the placement of all of your stamps and that fabulous stacked die cut. Just wonderful!!!!

Shelly said...

Oh, how pretty is this?!!...Love it!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, Carol, this card is so, so pretty! Love the die cut word and that those delicate flowers are on one side! Beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

Carol...your card is just as beautiful and sweet as the inspiration. I love how you used that die, really adds so much beauty to your card. Just love it!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, this is a gorgeous card Carol! Your take on the inspiration is just gorgeous!! I so love those little itty bitty butterflies, love, love, love them! Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

So pretty. Love the stamped flowers --- pretty colours and design. Having the raised sentiment in white gives it a subtle look --- very creative Carol. xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol the perfect card for the inspiration. I absolutely adore the precious garden you created and stamping over your die cut is delightful. F

Hannelie said...

Oh Carol I love this beautiful card. So good to see it in our galley at Seize the Birthday!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! Love the corner stamping with the added sentiment - awesome inspired card!

Kim M said...

This is just lovely, Carol! Love the raised happy. Such a pretty little scene. :-)

Doudou said...

Beautiful so lovely card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am swooming over how you decided to go with this design, Carol! It's out of this world gorgeous!! Hope the race was fun!! Hugs, Darnell

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Great take on the photo inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Joyce said...

This is so very sweet. I love those little tiny flowers, and how they overlap on the die cut word. And, of course, the butterflies!

Nonni said...

Such a pretty summer-card. The pale blue card base is very inspired!

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol the flower and the raised happy create such a beautiful design! Really love this card!

Shauna said...

This is beautiful Carol! I love the "happy" die cut with the stamped side. So clever and such a bold statement. Perfect for the challenge.
- Shauna

Bobby said...

I love the vines and flowers, Carol. It's such a dainty card.

Dana said...

Sweet CAS card!!! Love your take on the inspiration!! I love the flowers!!

Anita in France said...

Lovely, Carol ... the 'happy' die cut, camoflaged among all those sweet flowers, is fabulous! Such a soft, delicate card! Anita :)

Monika Reeck said...

I love your flower garden Miss C
and that HAPPY DIES is adorable on your card too
stunning CAS card
hugs, Monika

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, so pretty - reminds me - wanted to play in that challenge - not sure if I will make it...like how you incorporated that die!

Taunya Butler said...

I love this - so light, so pretty, and just so CAS!!! I love the sweetness of it and I adore that there is a HAPPY ending - you are marvelous!!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Simply Gorgeous! LOVE!

Kim S said...

I so love how you have laid this out - the dainty flowers over just part of the "happy" is a lovely look!

Geri said...

OH MY...I'm nearly speechless! This is stunning Carol. My new #1 fav Carol Card with this cool technique! Awesome work!

Nancy said...

LOVE your card and the way the sentiment is on the edge of those beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

Kylie said...

Amazing! You have created such a wonderful card, Carol! Just love it!