Thursday, 11 March 2010

The Flowers that bloom in the Spring, Tra La…………….

Breath promise of Merry Sunshine......

and that’s just what the The Daring Cardmakers are hoping for as we embark on the dare this week.

Last week we were asked to make cards featuring Aquamarine, the March birthstone and this week Lynda would like to see cards that feature the flower of the month…..…The Daffodil.


Due to the lack of papers and embellishments featuring daffodils I resorted to cross stitch again and stitched this little Host of Golden Daffodils in a little pot.



When I came to put it onto a card I couldn’t really decide how I was going to do it.
My first thought was to use an aperture card but then I had the idea of making into something that resembled a little canvas and mounted it so that it stands out from the surface of the card.

The card itself I wanted to keep quite simple so I decided on mats of Navy Blue and Yellow and finished it off with the addition of some brads and ribbon.



Square Card Blank – Craft Creations (Embossed Hammer)
Ink – Ranger Distress Ink (Faded Jeans)
Paper Punch – Martha Stewart (Scallop 3 dot)
Cross Stitch Threads – Anchor (Various Colours)
Fabric – White 14count Aida

Other Stash Stuff
Plain Navy & Yellow Paper
Navy Brads
Ribbon

10 comments:

Lynda said...

A gorgeous piece of needlework Sue and so pretty too.

Love Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

what a beautiful labour of love Sue. The frame for the cross stitch is just perfect

Rein said...

Great card, love the cross stitching.

Paula said...

gorgeous! love your take on this weeks challenge.

Vanessa said...

Fantastic cross work - love your ideas and cross stitching ability. Gorgeous. :)

Kathy said...

What's special about cards with cross stitch on them is that you get a gift as well as a card - this will look fabulous in a frame, Sue, I just love it

Julia Dunnit said...

Looks great Sue - Dutch somehow, do not ask me why.

Janice said...

A lot of time gone into that card, great job.

Enfys said...

So pretty Sue, and I love that ribbon. Loving all the DCM daffs this week...
big hugs
En x

Angie said...

Love your xstitch ...used to do it a lttle but as the years advanced my eyes found it a strain. Tried one of those magnifiing thingys but couldn't get to grips with it ....still the treads came in useful for scrapping.