Monday, 3 January 2011

Thinking Of Warmer Days......

........and Poppies in the Spring, seems so far away today but I'm sure as always time will pass by quickly and I can look forward to the new shoots in my garden and the wonderful Poppies I look forward to every year with renewed excitement.
Hence I decided to use my NEWLY purchased Poppy Collage from Memory Box (available from The Stamp Attic).  Thought I would also play along with a few challenges too at the same time, using the colours from The Play Date Cafe challenge once again, using the inspiration photo below.
Along with the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show which this week we are challenged to SHOW OUR NEWEST STAMP and the Poppy Collage just happens to be mine.  My card also fits the challenge for The Sunday Stamper too with Hels where the challenge this week is to use CHARMS/MEN and I have chosen to use a charm on my card this week.
The paper in the background is from Tim's Vintage Shabby Paper Stash and I have embossed a piece of taupe card with a swirl embossing folder and added the strip across the centre of the card, along with a piece of vintage ribbon and an IMAGINE Philosphy tag charm.
The Poppy Collage has been stamped twice onto white card using DI Fired Brick and I have cut a second flower from the second stamping and added to the main image to give a 3D like appearance.  Three hot pink buttons and IMAGINE sentiment from Outlines complete my card.  Tracy x x

23 comments:

Juls said...

so gorgeous and elegant! Love the script detail! Hugs Juls

Helen said...

More pink! you're getting quite into it! I love this card Tracy, it's gorgeous.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Tracy, Happy New Year to you:0)
Love these new cards the colours are fab and the stamps pretty as well, yes, both cards are really stylish:0) xxx

Jacqui said...

Lovely cards

flutterbycrafter said...

Such an elegant and sophisticated card, fantastic.

Nigel said...

Beautiful card, maybe because poppies are one of my favourite flowers :)

Sandy said...

Your card is beautiful Tracy.
Absolutely pretty. Love it.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful, love the color combination and the popped up poppies!

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, so delicate and pretty. Annette x

donna said...

Lovely card Tracy. Congratulations on your CCC25 win!! Have a fun shopping spree.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Tracy, love the colours and design.
Happy New Year.
Take care.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Gez said...

Oooooh what a beautiful card. :) Love the hot pink buttons. LUSH!

Cheryl said...

ohhhhh hun this is just gorgoues really beautiful hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sue Lelli said...

Tracy, this card is just so soft and feminine! LOVE it!

Lori said...

Ooo, this is gorgeous, Tracy! The colors are lovely, and the dimension from that flower is spectacular!

Dawn said...

What A lovely card and such lovely details. I too look forward to the spring, the longer days and increased warmth

Love Dawn xx

TuKara said...

Wow Tracy!!!!Super job,,,,vraiment magnifique!!!
Happy New Year2011!!!

Minxy said...

Totally gorgeous project, love it :D

craftytrog said...

Stunning card Tracy! I love the composition!
Alison xx

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful card. Love it.

Marilyn

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL card--love the stamping and the layers! FAB job:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful use of the collage poppy stamp. Lovely background on the card it really makes your flowers pop. Gorgeous card!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

That's a beautiful stamp, coupled with the lovely stamped background results in an outstanding card. I really love the piece of vintage lace too. So glad you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.