Saturday, January 3, 2015

A new beginning!

Hello Friends,
First of all let me wish all of you a very Happy New year! A little belated I know, but hopefully this new year brings all of all that you desired and loads of happiness your way.
Well today I have a card to share which I have created especially for the Cheery Lynn challenge where the theme is "Thank You"and I have based the sketch of my card on the Cardabilites current Sketch #114. It so easy to create a card based on sketches as it does half the job for you. The LO is already prepared and you just have to create your design based on it.
You'll have to forgive me for the poor photographs as it has been very cloudy these past few days and raining since morning today. :/ 
Here's a look at what I have made :

To create my card, I used some K&Company pattern papers from their Best of K&Company collection. I have used various Cheery Lynn dies to create the flowers, my ever faovrite Gardenia strip die.The leaves are from Cheery Lynn Olive branches and Cheery Lynn Tea Rose die(Only the leaves), and even the background doily is from Cheery Lynn called the French Pastry doily die. I have distressed and colored my flowers using Distress inks Victorian Velvet and Tumbled glass..As a final touch added some fillers and pearls and of course Platium Glitter in the form of Stickles to finish off my card.

Supplies used :
Card base- Fabriano Brustro
Pattern papers- Best of K&Company collection.
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die, 
Cheery Lynn Gardenia strip die, 
Cheery Lynn Daisy strip die (For the blue filler flowers), 
Cheery Lynn Tea Rose die(Only the leaves), 
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches,
Cheery Lynn Embellishments #3 die, 
Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Exotic Butterflies (Small), 
Memory Box Amira Flourish die.
Stamps- Simon Says Stamp' Thanks' stamp set.
Inks- Distress inks- Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Pearls and fillers, Platinum Stickles.

Challenges entered :
Cheery Lynn- Thank you.
Cardabilities- Sketch (Featured!)
Dies R Us - Anything goes with a twist (I have used my brand new Memory Box Amira Flourish die, my Cheery Lynn Embellishments #3 dieand my Simon Says Stamp' Thanks' stamp set.)
NBUS - Challenge #3 ( My NBUS is my new Memory Box Amira Flourish die, my Cheery Lynn Embellishments #3 die, and the Simon Says Stamp' Thanks' stamp set.)

I hope you like my card. I would love to hear your views on it so please do drop in your comments. :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day everyone! :)


  1. love how you have pulled out colors from the background and used as highlights on the flowers !! gorgeous stuff as usual Hussena !!

  2. This is such a fabulous card Hussena! And thank you for the enabling, I have promised myself to enter and play along the challenges again this year! It was so much fun then and I am sure it will be a lot of fun now :)

  3. Its Beautiful..this has card is slightly different color palette than your usual soft tones,Its more Bright and I loved it ! Floral spray on your cards is always gorgeous..

  4. What soothing colors how you matched the colors of the paper and the always rock with colors!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. You have created beauty with pp, diecuts and your awesome flowers, I can see different color combo by you and still it is lovely!! This is surely a winner.

  6. Love the coordination of the pattern paper & embellishments. Love your new MB flourish die.

  7. Its just wow....!! I always fall in love with ur choice of colors...pp...n handmade blooms...!! Awesome..;)

  8. Beautiful work as always Hussena, wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

    B x

  9. Hussena u made me cross check ur supplies and ur card a dozen times. how many diff stuff u have put together. its simply lovely.
    and Wish u a very happy and prosperous New Year 2015

  10. Hussena Beautiful card. Love the combination of dies used and you flowers arrangement is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you,

  11. Those flowers are amazing, so lifelike! What a pretty card! Hazel x

  12. Beautiful summery card Hussena and your flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Happy New Year, Julie x

  13. Love the DP. Rest of the card is absolutely, amazingly beautiful!

  14. Oh wow, Hussena, this is absolutely stunning!! The papers are so pretty!! Love the gorgeous flowers!! What a beautiful card!! I love, love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Beautiful work and colours Hussena. I like how the centre is cut out of the doily. Happy New Year to you.

  16. BEAUTIFUL creation Hussena! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES with a *NEW* TWIST’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  17. Stunning card, Hussena, love those flowers and the beautiful colors you chose. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  18. Wow, Hussena, this card is a gift all by itself! Great take on the sketch and great use of the K&CO pretty paper ~ which I also have, so thank you for the inspiration! And thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Happy New Year to you! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. beautiful card! so intense these colors! Thank you for playing with us! Cardabilities team!

  20. Talk about beauty and you can find it here on ur designs :) wow, love it,,, Jaw dropping beautiful!

  21. Wow. Amazing card. Thanks for playing along with us Cardabilities

  22. Such a lovely card and your flowers are always pretty creations...Love the pp and the way its colors are pulled out and used in flowers.
    Good luck and Crafty hugs from Cardabilites Team for playing along with us:)