Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Divas by Design - Flower Power

Hello.... I hope you are all well today! it's Team A's turn over at 

and we have a wonderful theme for you this week of....

'Flower Power'

so of course we want to see lots of flowers!! 

The lovely sentiment image was a freebie with Making Cards magazine... I also took inspiration for the ribbon/flower from the magazine... by taking two or three lengths of same ribbon and tying a bow then arranging and trimming... place beneath flowers and I think it looks really pretty ... then I've just layered up with my papers... quite a different card style for me,  but I quite like it.

Sentiment Image: Freebie with magazine
Papers: Kaisercraft 'Lady Rose'
Flowers, Ribbons and Nailheads... from Stash

Apologies for the rubbish photos... I wanted to try and take some better ones but didn't get the time. It's been very dull here since last Friday... I want the sunshine back again... how cruel to give us a taste of Spring and then take it away again! Lol

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Live and Love Crafts

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the team's beautiful flowery creations!!! :-))

 Has anyone else had trouble with Mr Blogger this last week? I've kept getting pages failing to load when I'm posting and commenting... so it made blogging very slow.
It's been another busy week for us... but some good news! my daughter got her PhD finished and submitted yesterday.... such a relief...  I really hope she passes as she has worked so hard!!  Thanks for all your good wishes for her!
I'm feeling very tired at the moment, so think I will have a couple of days rest and relaxation... then looking forward to getting back into crafting again at the weekend!
Thank you for all your lovely comments! I really do appreciate them!! :-)
I will catch up with you soon.
Take Care
Love and hugs


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the image and fab

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. I love the pretty sentiment, the colours and details you have added are all so gorgeous too.
Yes, I have been having problems with Blogger this week too, it's been a right pain!
Well done to your daughter, I am sure all her hard work will have paid off.
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

I love your flower card Sue,gorgeous colours.
I had probs with blogger all last week and a few this week too grrr.
I am sure your Daughter is glad to see the back of her hard work!
Hugs Sue x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the beautiful colors and flowers, your ribbon looks fabulous also!! YES, I'm having problems with Blogger, I can't follow any new blogs and such... I guess they are working on it. 100+ blogger have left messages on the help form regarding this issue.
A big congrats to your daughter, how exciting!
Big hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

the help forum not form.. Grrrr blogger! :o)

Margreet said...

Amazing card made some fab the ribbon too!
xxx Margreet

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, your sentiment is really pretty and I love your floral papers and flower embellishments - everything co-ordinates so beautifully.
It must be such a relief that your daughter has completed her PhD, well done to her and I hope all goes well.
Take care of yourself and enjoy your rest.

Mary J said...

Wow, love this floral beauty Sue!

cheryl Baker said...

Oh wow this is gorgoues the flowers are amazing hun hugs cheryl xx

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful design, Sue!!! The freebie image is sooo pretty and you have showcased it in such a lovely way with the papers, layers, and flowers!!!! Congrats to your daughter, too...what a fabulous accomplishment!!!!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the wonderful rich colours and the lovely flowers.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the wonderful rich colours and the lovely flowers.

Kath x

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card Sue. Those papers are stunning.

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Sue..I love the papers and the beautiful flowers too.


Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the colours and beautiful flowers.
Wendy xx

Anneke said...

wht a lovely card Sue and the flowers are beautiful.
this kind of card makes everyone happy.
i find it a gorgeous design.
hugs to you.

Ira Huberts said...

Wow sweetie, you have built a gorgeous page around your lovely image! Flowers galore!! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous card, love the beautiful papers and flowers. Blogger seems to be behaving for me at the mo but who knows. Congrats to your daughter for finishing she must be relieved. Hope you have a nice chillax! Hugs Susan xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely Sue. Gorgeous layout and colours.

Mr Blogger has been awful this week. Some of my friends it would let me comment on at all. Everything has been at a snail pace, I have tried all this week to become a follower of two new challenges that have opened and I have entered into. It keeps coming up that it can't do my request at this time please try again later. The problem is that one of them states for you to become a winner you have to be a follower, WELL I AM TRYING!!!!

Glad your daughter to submitted all her work, fingers crossed for her.

Get plenty of rest sweetie.


Kelly L said...

This is beautiful I just love it x

Judith said...

OO this is fab Sue - I've got a secret love of floral cards - well its not a secret now lol -i love the colours and how you toned with those lovely papers. Good luck to your daughter on her Phd glad she finally got it all together and submitted - i'm sure all the hard work will have paid off hugs Judith xx

Desire Fourie said...

Sue this is just gorgeous and I adore the flower frame.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Shannon White said...

Wow!! Beautiful Beautiful Sue!! Love the Wonderful color combo and the Pretty blossoms! The patterned papers you choice are Fabulous! 8-) Keeping fingers and toes crossed for your daughter!

Big Hugs

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Sue, I love the layout and all the pretty flowers.

Janice said...

Sue this is gorgeous. I love the sentiment and your beautiful flowers to surround. The ribbon beneath the flower looks very pretty, may just have to copy that! Not surprised your tired with your role as PhD consultant closing, job well done so you deserve a rest! Jx

Crea-Sandra said...

This is gorgeous! Love the flowers and the colors!
♥ Sandra ♥

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Sue, so pretty! Blogger's been a pain for me too this week, seems more or less ok today though. Hope you have a fab weekend hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Pia S said...

This is a beautiful layered design, lovely combination of floral and green DPs, such an elegant, feminine card!

Pat said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue, love all the layers and the super flowers. Hail stones coming down here at the moment!!!! Enjoy the weekend.

Pat xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Sue,just love those gorgeous flowers!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Congratulations to your daughter, I'm sure she'll pass.

The card is gorgeous Sue, love the ribbon flower, I'll try one too.

Have a great and relaxing weekend.

Warm hugs

meg said...

Hi Sue

Love the card it really flows the colours are beautiful and the flowers perfect. Hope your daughter is relieved to have finished it must be nerve wracking waiting on the final result. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week. Take care

Hugs Meg xx

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.your design and colours are stunning and i love the floral papers :D

xx coops xx

Anne said...

Wonderful, love the papers and flowers. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the ribbon under your flower...might have to pinch that idea xx
hugs shell xx