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Sunday, October 9, 2016

cuppa buttercups and pictures

Hello everyone.  Sorry for the long absence.  As I mentioned before,  we were busy getting ready for our son Mark's wedding, then back to work for a week, then last week Bill & I took off for a weeks vacation.  Nowhere hot with sunny beaches, but rather up north to Algonquin Provincial Park to soak in the wild life along with the most gorgeous fall colours.  We are still all green down in SW Ontario, there might be the odd tree that is turning yellow, or a bit of orange.  It was like driving through a tunnel of colour.  We hit it at the right time as the colours reached their peak.  A lot of locals we met even said this has been the best year in many, as far as colourful and vibrancy.

Here are a few I took with my Canon PowerShot S95.  I will have more to share later, just haven't had time to go through them all. 

along highway 60 driving through the park:

Oxtongue rapids - you can see Bill over to the right, doing what he loves best!

and now for my card post.

I made this a couple of weeks ago before I took my break but just didn't get the chance to post it.
I'm using one of Power Poppy's digital image called Cuppa buttercups.

 After re-sizing and printing I used copics to colour.  I cut it out using a stitched circle die, then cut a scallop circle using some of the designer  paper.

The bottom of the card front I used my ever so neglected spellbinder border.  I'm not even sure if they still carry this set, as  I have had it for several years.  It cuts, embosses as well as pierce tiny holes for the design. I used the same die to cut both edges of the yellow designer paper.

All papers are from the Howdy Doody MME 6x6 paper pack.

To finish off I cut a flag banner from a piece of scrap and then added a tiny bow made from silk ribbon.  Wink of Stella clear pen for the buttercups and pearls along the bottom edge.

So..... now I need to get into gear and work on more cards.  Taking almost a month off, it's hard to get back at it.  My basket at work is almost depleted, and of course Christmas card orders.  So that should get me into gear don't you think!

stamp - Power Poppy - digital image  cuppa buttercups
ink - copics - BG0000, BG000, E30, E31, R21, R24 R29, RV02, RV09, RV19, YG01, YG03, G 29, YG63, YG67, Y12, Y32, Y38, YR23
paper - MME - Howdy Doody, cougar white
dies - Simon Says - inside & out stitched circle, spellbinders - scallop circle, stitched border
misc - pearls, silk ribbon, wink of stella pen

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful day.  See you again real soon. (Wed - I will post my son's birthday card).



Leslie Miller said...

O.M.G!!! Those pictures don't even look real! How can there be so much beauty in one place? I'm afraid this would completely overwhelm me to see it in person. Just looking at the pictures I can feel it deeply. We have nothing like that here on the coast. Inland there are some hardwood forests that turn beautifully, but still not even close to this. I would choose this for my vacation, rather than a tropical location. You must have been so ready for it. Okay... so now your card... It's what popped up in my Feedly and I was so excited to see it. You did such a cute card design for these pretty buttercups! I'm crazy about wood grain papers and red and Marcy's stamps. Love that border along the bottom -- timeless and beautiful! Also love how you did the punched border and used the positive and negative sides of it. This is one paper pad I totally used up, if you can believe that. That's how much I loved it. When I look at your card I see cute and happy and I adore it!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Pauline, your photography is amazing, and what a brilliant and amazing fall you've seen north of you! WOW! I love the vibrant colors, and what beautiful country. And WOW on your card! I agree with Leslie that this is absolutely stunning paper, and I LOVE the combination and layout. And I forget about these wonderful dies and love how they pierce and emboss. Beautifully done and colored to perfection...and I love that sweet little ribbon at the top! Love everything about it, my friend. And congratulations on having a new DIL...what a blessing! And it was so nice that you and Bill had a well-deserved and enjoyable vacation. Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

NancyT said...

Pauline, what a beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous and work so well with the designer papers. Love the flag banner and the dainty bow. You have the most awesome dies - I love the detail of the bottom border. Of course, no card is complete without wink of Stella and pearls! Also admire the photos from our vacation. You picked the perfect time to see the colourful trees. It looks like you are getting back in gear. Take care.

Tracy said...

The colors!!! Wowza! What a treat for your eyes. Thanks for sharing. The card is so beautiful That fancy edge on the bottom is so pretty. Great design. :-)