Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flowers : Sisterhood Challenge

The challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters this week is a pretty easy one...unless you're a coloring disaster like myself. I've slowly acquired a few Copics, but I haven't done much of anything with them, so I was looking forward to having an excuse to get them to paper.
Our sponsor this week is Shelly's Images and I used her fabulous Tulip, having had tulips in my office last week. I picked them up for all the ladies in the office since they were offered for $2/field bunch (5 stems) at Sobeys. They made my office beautiful last week, so I hope to continue with some fresh flowers on occasion.

Anyways, the design was inspired by the Viva La Verve Week 2 sketch, which you can see I took some liberties with in order to use the full image. I popped up a second copy of the vertical tulip  and embossed the cameo coral layer with the dots folder. The edge is  MFT Closed Bracket, which I just love. The sentiment is from Verve's Small Phrases. Since there wasn't a belated sentiment, I just used the Happy Birthday. I'll be shipping this over to a friend who's birthday was the day after mine, but I dropped the ball on getting a card over to her. Or maybe I'll just wait for the next birthday coming up since I'm now so late. LOL

Regardless, it's been a crazy couple of weeks. I ran my second half marathon (a hilly bugger this time, which earns quite a bit of 'street cred' with other runners) on the 29th and have been making hay in the yard this past weekend. Well, not literally, but I did get a LOT done in about three hours of hard work (just ask my back on Monday). We don't have any vacation plans this year, but I suspect we'll keep busy if the last few weeks have been any indication.

I have my third annual MS Bike Tour ride coming up in June, followed by the Starbucks Run for Women 5K race in Calgary (my first 5K in about 5 years, so I'm pretty excited about it - especially since my winter running buddy and I are aiming to get two of our friends running in their first 5K! July promises another Tour de l'Alberta 100K ride.  That's just the stuff I can think of ;) I also need to make time to clean up my craft area, which currently is less than inspiring. After a stamp night with Chelsey at the end of April, I am feeling inspired to get more lighting in there and get it cleaned up! That'll likely use up a week of vacation. HAHA! (but I'm only half kidding)

Make your way over to The Sisterhood of Crafters for our flower challenge and show us your best for a chance to win a $9 voucher from Shelly's Images.


  1. Such a pretty card and your coloring looks great to me :) You used one of my favorite embossing folders on it too! You sound busy as usual and stay healthy while you are getting ready for your next ride/race :)

  2. Tulips are my favorite flower and you have coloured these wonderfully :) Nice take on the sketch too. Well done on the hilly 1/2! Knew quite a few people that were out here running or walking the full and 1/2 in Vancouver this past weekend. I'll gladly cheer from the sidelines LOL! Way to keep in shape and get involved! Have a fabulous week :)

  3. Such a beautiful creation Tanny! Love what you've done with Shelly's tulips and how sweet of you to give your fellow workers fresh flowers! I'm sure it made their day! Best of luck on your run & bike ride ... you have more energy than me!! Hugs and Happiness to you!

  4. I am with you on the colouring...hence my paper piecing and leaving images black and white :) But you've done a fantastic job! If those tulips were here, the deer would have eaten them by now! LOL Oh, but you have lots on the go! No rest for the wicked, eh? Hugs!

  5. Oh wow your card looks so beautiful the way you have colored the tulips ..its simply superb!!!..
    And Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog...and i also just wanted to share the link to the tutorial for making the flower on my card....
    i hope you check it out :)


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