Monday, September 3, 2012

September Beautiful World Tour


Hello Everyone and welcome to the September Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!!  Once again, it's time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare for take off as once again we prepare to travel the world and be inspired by talented girls from all parts of the globe!  A big thank you to everyone who traveled the globe with us last month and stamped our passports (left comments), we were thrilled to have you join us on the maiden flight!!!

Do you know that your travels around the Flourishes World gives you the opportunity to WIN??  All we ask is that you do a little globetrotting and stamp our passports (leave us a comment) and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!!!!  The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each one by September 30th for your chance to win!!!!

This month the hostess is Anne-Elise and we've been challenged to Remember our Friends!  Where would we be without our friends?  We laugh together and share our dreams, and when things are hard, we want to be there for them or be a shoulder to cry on when they grieve.  Today we remember those friends with Sympathy, Missing You, Thinking of You or even Wishing You Were Here cards and perhaps we'll even have a special story to tell you about those friends that have inspired us along the way.

If you've jetted in from Anne-Elise's blog, then you have arrived at the right destination!  If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss all the beautiful inspiration along the way!

Today I've chosen to use Flourishes' Cherries and Peaches Stamp Set for my card.  We develop so many friendships over the years and as our lives get busier with work, family and moving towns, we sometimes lose touch with each other.  The beauty of a true friend is when, even after years of losing touch, when you catch up it's like you only spoke to each other last week.  I have a couple of friends like this and it's always special when we catch up again.  When I saw the sentiment in the Cherries and Peaches set, it reminded me of those friends - no matter how long it's been, we haven't grown apart and will always be friends!  :)

I made my card with a base of Riding Hood Red and layered with Old Olive and white.  Then I took some more Old Olive and cut it with Spellbinders new Basic Lattice die and glued it to the white layer.  Over this I've added a piece of Black/Cream grosgrain ribbon to one side.  I've stamped the cherries onto blending card and coloured them with Copics (Pistachio Collection and Dahlia Collection).  It's been cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities, matted with red cut with Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities and framed with a large white paper doily.  I've stamped the sentiment from the same set in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with red cut with Small Circle Nestabilities.  To finish I've added a few Kasiercraft Silver Rhinestones to the corners.

Thanks for taking time to visit me here in Australia, it's time to grab your passports and board Flourishes Flight BWT, your next destination is.........

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the hop!!!

35 comments:

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This set is my personal favourite - I have a major thing for cherries - and I just love how you used it as your beautiful focal point. This sentiment is also one of my favourites!! Gorgeous card, Kathy!!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, your cherries look so delicious, Kathy! They are so beautifully colored! Love the doily and the background too! Gorgeous card!

Sasha said...

Your cherries look amazing, Kathy! Beautifully coloured and ripe for picking! Such lovely coordinating colours, too. I love all the pretty dies you used and your sentiment is really lovely x

Marie said...

Beautifully colored cherries. Love the lattice and the wonderful layers.

Anonymous said...

Wow those cherries look delicious. That lattice is the perfect background for them too. Beautiful card!!
Beth Greco

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh so beautiful and rich in color. Reminds me of our vacation in Michigan the cherry capital.

Lynne said...

Great sentiment..the cherries are a good expression to go with it.

Marisa said...

Cherry season just ended here and I just looooove them :) Fabulously coloured and loving the papers you used. Such a great sentiment too. I agree, friends like that are a treasure :)

Jackie W said...

Hello from the other side of the world Kathy-the U.S. to be exact. I love your card. I have this set and have yet to ink it up. Maybe your card will give inspiration to do so. TFS

K. Joy said...

What a pretty card, I love the colors! I love your coloring on the cherries and leaves. Thanks for sharing!!

Mad for Paper said...

Beautiful, the lattice background is perfect.
Ang

flourishes said...

Kathy this card is a stunner!!! I love cherries and your look real.
Jan Marie
Flourishes.org

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a fun background. The cherries look like they are in one of the mesh boxes from the grocery store!

Dottie said...

This is such a happy and delightful card. I love the lattice in the background and the deep red patterned die under the cherries. Gorgeous coloring too.

Patti Katai said...

Your cherries look simply delicious! Thanks for sharing!

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring makes the cherries look almost real.

Chris said...

Very beautiful! I love the image and your colouring and it's such a wonderful design too. :)

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, great background for this stamp and beautifully colored!

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully colored, beautifully designed and beautiful details!

Edna said...

Sweet card from sweet people to sweet friends is the best thing in the world. Show some love to bright the days. Thanks for sharing.

christi said...

love the sentiment you chose. funny when your younger how it doesn't make any sense to you. finally when your old enough it does. love the colors and layers. great card!

Betty Wright said...

Kathy, this looks scrumptious! Love the background with the layered dies and doily. Delicious sprig of cherries!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card with such a sweet image.

Ravengirl said...

What a lovely card! I have friends like that too and for them I am grateful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a pretty card- love the beautiful dies you used- love your coloring!

Gab said...

Beautiful card!

stampqueen said...

Those cherries are so yummy looking!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Kathy! Love the colouring and the added lattice. Couldn't find a more perfect sentiment.

zehra said...

what a sweet card, love the sentiment

lisa808 said...

Oh so pretty--the background, colors, and image.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy goodness! This is scrumptious, awesome coloring.

Caitiumom said...

Nice card, love the lattice die, the cherries look nicely contrasted against the green.

Carla said...

What a wonderful card this is.
Like the whole layout and look of it.

KristiDaroci said...

the green and patterns really bring attention to the red cherries

Lena Misquitta said...

Your lattice background and doily are the perfect setting for that sprig of cherries.

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