Sunday, January 06, 2013

Mambo Daisy

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for a couple of challenges:  Inkspirational is a new challenge blog and their very first challenge is running right now.  It's a colour challenge :  black, kiwi, dark pink.  Fabulous colour combination ... bold and bright.

And today's card is also for Splitcoast Stamper's "Ways To Use It" Challenge (WT408 - New Year, new toys!) ... use something new that you got for Christmas.  I just got the rolled daisy die from My Favorite Things ... love it!  Used two to create a large daisy for today's card from one of my favorite papers ... Melon Mambo polka-dot!  I do love the polka-dot papers from SU!

Just realized that this also qualifies for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC84 - thank you).  And, this week's Simon Says Challenge - Something new.  Whoo hoo!

For some reason, maybe it was the angle of my camera ... but the daisy looks so big in comparison with the rest of the card ... and it looks like it's falling off the flourish :)  Not so ... in real life it looks like just the right-sized daisy and is firmly planted on the flourish ... don't you love photography??!!

Stamps:  Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Melon Mambo, Starfruit,  Melon Mambo polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  Black, Kiwi Kiss (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fanciful Flourish die (Cheery Lynn), Rolled Daisy die (My Favorite Things), 1 1/4" punch, glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I punched a 1 1/4" circle from the Melon Mambo cardstock to use as my base for my flower.  I die-cut two of the rolled daisies from the Melon Mambo polka-dot DP, gluing one around the outside edge of the circle, moving slightly inwards as I went.  The second daisy was rolled (I use tweezers to hold the end and then twirl), and then glued in the middle to fill it in.  I sponged the edges of the flourish to give it more depth.

Easy and fun card to make.

Here's a close-up of the daisy:


One quick note ... thanks to Linda and Deb for giving me some advice on my image uploading problems.  Turns out that Blogger no longer likes my version of Internet Explorer ... so I may have to give in and change to Google Chrome as my default web browser.  It bugs me a little that Goggle is so proprietary ... it should work with IE ... but it won't as long as I'm using Windows XP.  So there you go.  It's a fight between Microsoft and Google ... for now Google is winning :)


sandie said...

Loll this large daisy mixed with the flourish die looks great and I like it being oversized like this. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

Carole said...

Spectacular...Loll - love the flourish, as if to say "Starring Daisy"
Well as far as the blog challenges, at least you know...there is a reason for the issues, and the ever changing technology is always a challenge. I'm sure you'll succeed.

Unknown said...

Loll this card is gorgeous! You hit my CAS sweet spot with this design. That daisy is really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll cAS design


Harriet Skelly said...

As always, this is a gorgeous CAS card Loll!

Darnell said...

Another stunner, Lolly, and lots more things for my Wish List, which I started new in 2013 and which is already on page 3. I'm such a pig.

Thanks for the head's up on Blogger, both yesterday and today. Just now I took your yesterday's advice and inserted my photo through HTML, still a pain.

I was afraid what you said now is what was happening. I will put Mister on it, but I think you are right, they are forcing us to Google Chrome. Right now I'm not liking Google Chrome because you can't click back into commenters blog posts from the comments. Ugh.

I guess you and me were both out shopping that day they called to ask us what we want!


Lisbeth K said...

Such a beautiful Daisy!!And the Fanciful Flourish is just sooo pretty!!! Isn't it fun? Entering challenges, and meet a new challenge trying upload your images? been there, done that... Chrome won. Thank you so much for joining us at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again for our next challenge :)

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

you need to do a turtorial of how to make that flower. Beautiful.
I had way to much trouble with all that so I use FireFox as my web and Image Writer to create all my posts.. they auto download to my blog. With just a little bit of house cleaning I have no problems with my images.

Anonymous said...

So glad you found Inkspirational! Your card is stunning! I LOVE that flower and foliage is just perfect. Great use of the colors!
- Shauna

Mynn xx said...

This is just beautiful! LOVE the fabulous flower and the overall CAS layout, Loll!!! Stunning card! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at Inkspirational! I can't wait to see what you make for us next week! :)

Canonbury creations said...

Stunning flower Loll, perfect CAS card:)
Val x

Unknown said...

Love your Mambo daisy Loll - the whole card is so elegant. I have Windows XP and use Mozilla Firefox which works well with Google but have been talking about moving over to Chrome.......but a bit like you don't want yo give in to Google - it's a bit like Apple dominating half (or more of) the world!

Karen x

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous CAS card!! Such a striking design with that beautiful flower! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Bonnie said...

That pretty pink flower is perfect on the die cut flourish! What a pretty card!

nancy littrell said...

Such a pretty flower..looks like a dahlia or chrysanthemum or daisy. Love the color combo and die cut flourish too. TFS Loll

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous Loll. I love your daisy and don't think it looks too big at all on that gorgeous flourish die. Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspiration with us this week and hope you become a regular to our challenge site.


Ruth M said...

Loll, I LOVE this card! The dimensional daisy is so eyecatching, it pops right off the card and goes beautifully with the leafy flourish!
Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at Inkspirational & I really hope we see you again soon! Ruth x

cheiron said...

Clean, simple and fabulous! LOVE the bold flower. Thanks for playing along with the New Something challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!