Thursday, 22 January 2009

And now for something completely different

And not a "cute" image in sight lol. When I saw this week's Mojo Monday sketch I knew exactly what I was going to do, especially after seeing Chris's amazing card that she made with her new digi-stamps. Now when I started this card Chris did not have her digi stamps uploaded for sale, and me being the impatient madam I am, I dug out one of my very dusty and sadly neglected rose stamps. I forgot just how much I love this style of card and stamping - I can't remember when last I did a card like this. Watch this space cos I'm definitely going to be using more of my floral stamps, as well as some of Chris's new floral digi stamps. If you haven't seen them yet pop over and take a peek. They are fantastic.

Okay back to the card. I had to go for a large card as the image is huge. The size of the stamp is 5 1/2 x 3 3/4" and there was no way it was going to fit on a square card. I used these gorgeous K & Co papers that I got for Christmas from my fab mate Karen. I used only one of the Nesties as matting two sizes would have overwhelmed the card, so I just trimmed the image and rounded the corners and I think it fits quite nicely on the nestie shape.

For the inside I stamped the image again and cropped it down with a round nestie. Another MS punch got an airing this time, and I've stamped scrolls with Versamagic Red Brick ink.

Recipe
Co-Motion Rose coloured with distress inks and H2O's. The sentiment on the front is from Whiff of Joy. The swirl stamp is from a HOTP clear set.
The papers are K & Co
The doily is from the Ribbon Box
Organza ribbon from QVC (got a set of loads of reels yonks ago - the best buy I ever made from QVC)
The corner scroll is a Cuttlebug die from the Vintage set
Label punch is from Stampin Up
Pearls are Papermania

I received this award from Michelle, thanks so much sweetie. I've already passed this one on so if you have not had it please help yourself lol.
And this one from Lyndsey and Sue, thanks for thinking of me sweeties. I've also passed this one on already.



Thanks for looking,

90 comments:

  1. Oh this is beautiful dear!!!!! I think this is the first time I have ever saw a card from you with out one of those cute images. This is just gorgeous dear Can't wait to see more of your flower images dear

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  2. This is gorgeous Bev, what a beautiful stamp and papers. Joanne x

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  3. This is beautiful Bev!! You never fail to amaze me!! xx

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  4. Another beautiful card! You are so talented!!

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  5. I think you did a fantastic job. I love all the colors you chose to use, just beautiful!

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  6. LOL Sweetie and I see what you mean now! My image is very similar to your stamp, ah well, a rose is a rose I suppose (I'm a poet and I don't know it), well may be not. Your card is stunningly beautiful, fabulous colouring, papers and the doily looks brilliant. I love how you spotlighted the flower head on the inside with the scroll behind it. Perfection in a card Bev. Thank you so much for linking me and the wonderful compliments in your post, can't tell you how much that means to me. Hugs, Chris xxx

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  7. Just gorgeous Bev, so vintage, I love it! Beautiful image and the papers and colors work perfectly together. I can see why you'll be doing more cards in this style, too pretty not to! :)

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  8. Wow Bev i definitely want to see more of these on your blog too... this is absolutely stunning... it is so elegant... and i love the inside... i have to try putting images inside.. this one is just perfect.. absolutely exquisite.. Crafty Hugs Tina

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  9. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I adore any floral stamps!!! Your rose looks so real.FANTASTIC coloring.TFS

    Have a great and safe day!
    Connie (aka stampinfrog on scs)

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  10. WOW! This is STUNNING inside & out!!

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  11. This is breathtaking!!! Your coloring is so perfect. Deffinately one of my favorites!

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  12. I think your card is super elegant! Very pretty--as are your others! But I think the floral is a good choice!

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  13. I really really love this card. Lately I have been making more of these types rather than cute ones. I have been going through my other stamps to see what I have as I don't remember. Have found some nice suprises.

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  14. Gorgeous Bev! Lovely papers and your rose is beautifully colored!
    I'm definitely going to checkout the digi stamps! They are the way to go...instant gratification! My postman will feel so unwanted!
    Blessings, Maria

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  15. Wow! This is stunning! Your card is as gorgeous on the inside as it is on the outside! Beautifully done! :D

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  16. Oh, this is so beautiful! I love flower cards and your coloring is just amazing! I also love the one on the inside as well! Great job!
    ~Lacey

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  17. Bev that is fabulous! WOW what a beauty! I absolutely LOVE roses!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  18. Wow....what a beautiful card Bev! Flowers can be tricky to color but not for you! You did a fantastic job coloring in this beautiful rose and I love the way you decorated the inside of your card.
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  19. Love it Bev....i love cute,but how nice it is for us to leave our comfort zone now and then,you've done a grand job with this,fantastic colouring on a gorgeous rose stamp.beautiful papers that work so well with the image,amazing card as always...
    Have a lovely day
    Take care
    San x

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  20. Stunning card Bev. Really pretty.

    love Karen xxx

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  21. Bev, this card is great! I love the colors!

    Hugs Tanja

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  22. It's really stunning! I totally love the inside! So gorgeous!

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  23. Beautiful card Bev and brilliantly coloured as always :) Donna x

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  24. This is stunning Bev and you have coloured the image beautifully
    Wendy x

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  25. O it is fantastic, I love roses too. Great colours you used, and cant wait to see more! Hugs, Moni

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  26. Gorgeous card Bev. I've neevr been into cute images,, but Blogland soon changes all that eh! LOL Hugs xx

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  27. Oh Bev, this is simply stunning! I am in awe. May I ask how you did the punch background? I have that SU punch - how did you get 2 sizes?

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  28. Wow Bev your card is stunning...everything about it is gorgeous.
    Loving the rose.
    Emma x

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  29. wowww what a beautiful card Bev.

    wat een schitterende kaart Bev.

    hugs Riet.xxx

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  30. WOW Bev. Beautiful card!!! You make the inside så gorgeous. I just love the way you work!
    Yvonne

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  32. Beautiful card wonderful rose and papers. This is so ideal for someone who not into cute.

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  33. Beautiul card Bev. Great stamp and I love what you have done with the inside.

    Liza x

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  34. ooh what a beuatiful card, very romantic

    hugs Annemarie

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  35. WOW!!! This is so pretty,I love the colours and your colouring is amazing!!

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  36. This is really beautiful, so different from you but i really like it, i love what you have done inside, perfect hugs Pops x x x

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  37. Bev - that's absolutely gorgeous.
    So unusual, beautiful colour and colouring (as we now expect from your lol). What a perfect Mother's Day card tht would make- perhaps you will inspire us to use our old stamps and use more traditional images.
    hugs Heathr xx

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  38. Great to see you getting your flower stamps out Bev as this card is awesome hun, just lurve that rose and the beautiful colours. xxx

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  39. This is lovely, Bev! I love it. And it makes a great change from "cute", not that I can ever have enough of cute... ;)

    Look forward to seeing more floral cards from you! And I agree, Chris' digital images are gorgeous!

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  40. Stunning card Bev, just love that Rose.

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  41. oh my gosh Bev this is a stunner hun, gorgeous, love the inside of the card too...wow! I'm gobsmacked! (no comments please..lol)
    Hugs rachxx

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  42. Oh Bev, this is absolutely stunning. Don't know where you've got your Mojo from ... but please clone and sell him ... you will never look back. And the inside even exceeds the front. Hugs from Desire

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  43. Wowee Bev! This is just beautiful, it have a wonderful vintage feel about it, I love this style! The inside looks divine too.
    Hus Tab xxx

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  44. gorgeous Bev cant wait for more.
    poppy

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  45. ooooooooh how beautiful is this ~just gorgeous both inside and out!! think you maybe doing some more of these!!
    vanessa xx

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  46. wow...this is beautiful Bev! The coloutring is stunning! Love it!

    Wendy:)

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  47. Beautiful - it is lovely sometimes to have a change isn't it? Gorgeous style - hope to see more :-)
    Pauline x

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  48. This really is beautiful Bev, it's such a nice change from cutsie images! I look forward to seeing more of your creations with Chris's digi images.
    Just to let you know, I've started up a new challenge blog, http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ and will be setting the first challenge on Sunday 1st Feb, I really hope you can join in!
    xx

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  49. Stunning Bev!!!!!!!!!!!
    Your colouring is exquisite!
    Love your pretty papers and your inside is to die for too!
    Just love it all!
    hugs
    kim x

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  50. Hun this is GORGEOUS. You've done a fantastic job on this one. Oh well, I just love every card you make, I think I'll just have to give you my addres and the date of my birthday LOL.

    xx Naoual

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  51. Bev, this is wonderful..your colouring is exquisite and I love how it is so different. I think a change is good..shows we can be versatile sometimes!!
    Judy x

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  52. This is beautiful!! You are fabulous with ANY kind of image...which is why I have an award for you on my blog, my enabling friend!!

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  53. Bev, this is gorgeous!
    New Nestis? Oh, gosh .. i MUST have this!!!!

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  54. oh wow this is beautiful Bev,great papers adn fabby colouring:)

    sue
    xx

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  55. Oh wow Bev
    what a stunning card, colouring is beautiful papers gorgeous, really stunning hun, left you something on my blog, sue.x

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  56. oh my........what a gorgeous card Bev, I do love it! Fantastic stamp and you have coloured it so realistically :o)

    beautiful work hun

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  57. Stunning card Bev!
    Hugs Lynsey:)

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  58. Absolutely stunning card Bev!
    I think I like the inside as much as the outside.
    This is such an elegant style and the colours are just perfect with it.

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  59. OMG. That is such a beautiful card!!!

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  60. OMG! I felt like that rose was actually getting off the card! I felt like it was an offering FOR ME! and that just by looking at it. You did great!

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  61. This is gorgeous!!!! :-))
    Hugs, Renate

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  62. Ooooooooh......Ahhhhhhh..... OMG can you do no wrong?!! xxx

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  63. Very chic Bev, love it.. simply stunning!

    Hugs, Marlene x

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  64. What a beautiful card Bev, such a nice change from cute cards...the stamp is gorgeous as is your colouring and I love the all the details inside the card. Debbie x

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  65. WOW beauftiful card, very sophisticated and elegant. Love the papers used they are gorgeous and the rose stamp is fabulous.
    Lyndsey xx

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  66. Stunning card Bev...very beautiful...nice to see a non cute card for a change...love the inside.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  67. So lovely, inside and out...love the swirls and colors. Tammi x

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  68. Just love it Bev....it's so beautiful!!!!X

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  69. Oh thanks you for youre comment! You have no idea how much that means coming from you!! :D You made my night :P

    Hugs, Daniela/Neliz

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  70. Beautiful Bev, absolutely gorgeous, drop by my blog cos I have something for you to say thanks for all the lovely comemnts you have left me.

    xxx

    Sue

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  71. This is sooooo beautiful! I love the white lace layer and the rich colour scheme! I'm off to have a look at Chris' blog! xx

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  72. Bev what an absolutely stunning card - I love what you've done with this sketch. Thanks so much for the comments on mine =0)

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  73. This is stunning. The doily is a nice touch. Your inside is as nice as the outside!

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  74. You really suit that style of card too. It is gorgeous - and dare I say that the inside is almost (yes, almost) better than the front. That is meant in a good way but I think it came out wrong?? Can't wait to see more floral creations from you.
    Sharon xx

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  75. Oh this is gorgeous, does make me want to dust off some of my flower stamps and ink them up again. Beautiful card inside and out x

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  76. WOW Bev.I was blown away with the front...your colouring is amazing and then i saw the back! this is absolutley gorgeous you should step out your comfort zone more often!!!hugs amanda xx

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  77. Oh what a beautiful card! This is truly stunning. So much love and care has gone into this and it should be treasured.
    xx :0)

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  78. Beautiful card Bev. Love the cutie cards but really love this one, the rose looks so real.

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  79. Gorgeous stamp Bev and as always you have made it look fabulous.The colours and layout are also amazing. Look forward to seeing your other forgotten stamps soon..

    xx Vee

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  80. this is so beautiful Bev, your colouring is superb, the layout fabulous, love the pretty doilie and the nestie frame! Very elegant card!

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  81. Wow, this is stunning! Wonderful coloring and I love the inside!

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  82. Wow! Stunning beautiful rose creation Bev.So much detail to look at, great punch you've used and love the inside too!

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  83. This is sooo pretty! Love the roses and the way you shaped them...! wow!

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  84. wow Bev I can almost smell the rose...stunning xxx

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  85. This is just stunning Bev and the inside is totally gorgeous also, Big Hugs, Nikki x

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    They are offering 36 copic pens for blog candy.
    Keep up the great work

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