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Monthly highlight- Fussy cutting flowers

Some paper is just too pretty and we don't want to cut it - EVER!!   But we must - that is what it is there for!!
As Kylie Bertucci says "love it, chop it"!   It's there to be used - and you can always buy more (that we know!!)
The papers from the Share What You Love range have some lovely images that you may not want to cut into for fear of cutting through the beautiful flowers.  So don't cut through them!  Cut AROUND them!!
For some, fussy cutting is their night mare, but personally I find it quite therapeutic, and rewarding.
So, I set about cutting away some of the gorgeous pearl finished  larger flowers, then some smaller ones and then some of the leaves.  These were all green ( Mint macaron, Old Olive and Tranquil Tide) so I needed some pop of colour to go with it.  So then I grabbed another sheet, and cut out the grapefruit grove blossoms, and some of the Rich Razzleberry blooms from another - see there is lots to choose from!!

Once I had a nice little bundle, I cl…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Patsy Waggoner

This week we are CASEing Patsy Waggoner.
We had to pick a card of hers and Copy and Selectively Edit it. 
It was such a joy to look through her blog ( and Pinterest page - I was left with plenty of choices.
I picked this one:

I was taken by the colours initially and the white space.
I wanted to make a card with the same use of white space and colours that popped.

Here's what I did with this in mind......

I used the new First Frost from the upcoming Holiday catalogue. This set is gorgeous! Instead of diecuts tucked behind the white panel I stamped in Versamark. The contrast between the colours Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody really pop.

I love the watercolour look of the stamps.  The sentiment is from the Friendly Expression stamp set - don't you love that font! 
I added a sprig die cut from vellum to add some texture.

You can try this for yourself in any number of colour combination.
You can use any stamps you have on hand, or you can get the new F…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Alison Solven

Today we are Blog Hopping with talented Alison Solven from Canada. We had to pick a card from the great selection of cards Alison has made and CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of them. I went over to Alison's blog at - and also her Pinterest page.  If you are stuck for ideas, pop on over and have a look - there are so many wonderful cards to inspire you.
The one I chose to CASE was this one:
I really liked the original stamp set and dies this is made with.
For my take on this card,I decided to use clusters of flowers in a variety of colours.  I used new colours Lovey Lipstick, Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana.
The stamp set I used was the Beautiful Bouquet with the sentiment from a couple of different sets.

I love the fresh, bright look of the finished card with plenty of white space to rest your eye.  A couple of  Share What You Love Artisan Pearls finishes it off.

I mounted it on Lovely Lipstick and Balmy Blue card but I trie…