Saturday, 6 August 2016

Follow Your Dreams +Tag

That's the first week of August over! At this rate it'll be Christmas before we know it.

Today I want to share with you a card I made last week for a friend from church. She's from China and has been summoned back quite unexpectedly. Needless to say, we are all concerned for her safety. She joined our congregation three years ago and is one of the kindest, sweetest person I know. I did not want to give her a card that said goodbye, bon voyage etc. But if she followed her dreams, I know she'll be back with us soon enough.

The stamps for this card are from Alternew's Vintage Flowers set. I'm keeping it CAS with a floral spray on a plain Stitched Rectangle panel lightly inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and simply embellishments with sequins and pearls.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's Say It In Style. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and arranged them around the sentiment, popping up a few with foam tape.
Just Add Ink: Just Add ... F (flowers)
Creative Artiste #17: AG
PINspirational #171: Photo
Wonderful Wednesday: AG

Next up is a tag for the Tag You're It #53 challenge. The inspiration tag is by Michele Furguson and I pretty much copied and stole everything from her tag! My tag features stamps and sentiment from the Color Layering For You Flowers by Hero Arts.

To add texture to the background I applied Texture Paste over Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil. The sentiment is also from the same Hero Arts set, heat embossed with WOW Silver EP..
Tag You're It #35: Michele Ferguson
Really Reasonable Ribbon #146: Anything But Card + Ribbon
Creative Corner: Anything But A Card

That's all from me today. I've got a backlog of blog visits and comments to catch up on! Thank you so much for stopping by ... and don't be too shocked if you find a comment from me on your blog! :)



  1. What can I say? Stunning array of vintage flowers, gorgeoues colours and well balanced design. I love it Asha!!!!!! You are FAB!!! Hugs xx

  2. Your creations are so beautiful sweetie. The colouring is awesome. I do hope your friend is back with you soon.

  3. Your makes are full of love and sweetness, so delicate and lovely! The card for your friend is very appropriate, and such a wonderful arrangement of flowers and leaves you made for her!! Very well done!!
    The tag has stunned me with its design, love it very much!! Your texture with the paste has a fabulous look with the double layers and its sweet and delicate colour, just perfect with the pastel flowers and the light organza ribbon!! So sweet and elegant!
    You are a supertalented lady! :)

  4. Beautiful projects. Hope your friend is ok xx

  5. Stunning card and tag Asha, I love the beautiful flowers
    Kevin xx

  6. Asha your card, and your stamping? Just gorgeous! Your tag is much more colorful and beautiful - no copying here, my friend! LOve it! xx

  7. Zowie Asha your card is GORGEOUS!! I love the colors and the way you cut out the beautiful flowers and arranged them!! I hope that your friend is safe and she goes gets to come back. Your take is also quite lovely ;)

  8. Hi Asha, your card is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S love the flowers and how they have turned out, have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  9. Your card and tag are so exquisite. Awesome in every way and I love the colors. Your friend will cherish it too.

  10. Stunning card and Tag Asha..Loz

  11. What a lovely gesture Asha, obviously a worrying time for your friend, I hope she returns to your community safe and sound.
    Stunning card and tag, gorgeous images and colours, Kate x

  12. They are both beautiful flower filled creations Asha! The trailing bouquet of flowers you created is gorgeous - I love the deep yet vibrant colours and contrasting foliage.Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  13. These are both beautiful gifts for your friend Asha! I love the depth of colour in your flowers and leaves on your card and your sentiment seems so perfect for the situation. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  14. That first card is beautiful-- and I think you did exactly right on the sentiment-- those can be awkward... when you really don't have all of the info...

  15. Oh Asha! your card and tag are nothing less than amazing!! You are the QUEEN of coloring friend!! : )


  16. Love your card with the pretty flowers and the tag is also just great. Love the embossing and the slight blue all the way around. I am certain your friend will be safe.

  17. The card and tag are so beautiful. I'm speechless, can't find words. They're really special, gorgeous!

  18. Wow Asha, these are amazing projects, I am thinking romany tin jugs and painted barges...really beautiful xx

  19. Beautiful card. X
    As for the tag... Absolutely beautiful. I adore everything about it.
    Thank you for joining us at Tag You're It. X

  20. Great card and tag love the flowers! Thanks for sharing with Morgan's Artworld!

  21. What a gorgeous card for your friend and beautiful tag! Wishing your friend a safe journey and that she will be back soon.

  22. Gorgeous tag, thank you so much for entering our challenge.
    Greetings, Veerle DT - Creative Corner

  23. What a gorgeous set you have created....
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner


  24. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week; the card you've made is beautiful, and I'm sure will be appreciated by your friend.

  25. I came over to comment on the tag but saw two beautiful projects instead!

  26. Such a stunning card with the variety of different colours on your flowers.
    Thanks for joining our just add F challenge.

    JAI Design Team

  27. Ash, quite honestly....this is the most gorgeous card I've seen in some time. You've done an absolutely AMAZING job, and I can't tell you enough how lovely this is. Thanks so much for sharing this in our Anything But A Card Challenge. We love having you play along, and sincerely hope that you will join us again soon.
    Have a blessed week,
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  28. wow I adore that flowers on your card
    as I told you
    you are queen of making flowers card
    looks so real here and the Tag with that white BG so stunning too Asha
    and congrats on being the winner at TTCRD I have seen just in a minute as I put my card to participant
    yay you rock Asha
    see you around I miss you

  29. Wowza girl!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! The flowers are so bold, happy and fun just like you!! :) I love everything you create my friend!!

  30. Beautiful flowers, yes, but I adore that gorgeous bg you did! Lovely case of Michele's tag! Gorgeous roses on your friend's card. Praying all goes well with her. Thanks for joining us at TYI!

  31. Yes, I am woefully behind in commenting but you KNOW that I see and adore everything you create! Your card: stunning! Marveling at your fussy cutting; delighting over your 'floral' arranging. Your tag: breath-taking! The flowers, the stenciled background...the everything...gorgeous! So glad to see you in the Tag, You're It gallery; love that you join us often!

  32. Wow, both are absolutely stunning! Love gorgeous the blooms ! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It!

  33. In heaven with all these gorgeous flowers Asha!


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