Friday, October 14, 2016

A Rose by any other name!

It was my lovely blogging friend Di's birthday last month and this is the card that I sent her. I stamped the image using versamark ink then heat embossed with shimmery embossing powder and coloured in using my new Derwent Watercolour pencils. I'm loving how the colour blends across the card so well. I die cut the finished card using Crafts-Too Square Dies  scalloped edge and attached to pink card stock. A sheet of acetate covers the front of the card and is adhered with tiny pink brads before securing to the white card base. The sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash. 
Now here's the thing, I had coloured this stamp in believing it to be a rose so coloured it accordingly but on checking the package to write up the details I find that it is actually a Camellia by Woodware.! Moral of the story is check what you are doing before you start!

Entering the following challenges:
Create and Inspire #53 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #299 Anything goes.
Craft Rocket Challenges #26 Happy birthday.
Addicted to Stamps #133 Embossing wet or dry.
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #209 Think pink.
Creative With Stamps #7 Sentiment .
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Unicorn Challenge #14 Pretty pinks.
Card Mania #85 Let it shine.
Craft Heaven #15 Mood board pinks.


  1. Oooh Mrs A this is so pretty and l know Di loves her pinks coloured so beautiful using your new Derwent Watercolour Pensils! l'm sure l have some of those somewhere amongst my stock must have a good luck the rose is almost real like and the scalloped edge is lovely too.......sending lots of love have a lovely weekend x

  2. Di will have loved this card, just as I do!
    Lia xx

  3. Ooh, this is beautiful! I bet Di loved it! xxx

  4. Yes indeed - I absolutely adore it and didn't for one minute think it was anything other than a rose! It looks like an old fashioned David Austen rose to me :) And the whole card is even more gorgeous in real life!


    Di xx

  5. Hi Mrs A. This is very pretty and guess what - I have a Camellia that colour.
    Avril xx

  6. fab card
    gorgeous, thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  7. Gorgeous flower and perfect colour for Di, but you already know that.

    Kath x

  8. This is so beautiful Valery, wonderfully coloured and designed, Kate x

  9. this is gorgeous Valery - really pretty work! Hugs rachel x

  10. Beautiful, elegant card! It looks just like a rose to me. Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  11. Beautiful design, with the scallop square and the acetate! This flower is so pretty and I think it isn't important if it's a rose or a camelia... you have coloured it with love, this is the important thing! :D
    Happy birthday to Di! :)

  12. A beautiful card, Mrs A. Gorgeous colour pink. xx

  13. I Like this, Awesome!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenge

    DT Craft Rocket Challenge

  14. Stunning card, love it am sure your friend will too.
    Thanks for joining us over at Glitter 'N' Sparkle for our Think Pink Challenge.
    Jean Design Team xxx

  15. It's a beauty! So good to have you join us at Creative With Stamps, Jo x

  16. This is just gorgeous! And I know Di loves pink!
    Thank you ever so much to you 2 lovely ladies for the mini die! I hope Di passed on my thanks to you as I don't have your email address
    It was such a wonderful surprise I couldn't believe it!! Mwah!xxx
    Lucy x

  17. What a beauty, Mrs. A--love how you colored the flower! Love that cardmakers can use whatever colors they want for images!

  18. Whether it's a rose or a camellia it's stunning. A beautiful image and card.

  19. Hi Mrs A,
    what a very brilliant card, and such a very lovely stamped Camellia.
    Your colouring is wonderful too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. Hi Mrs A
    Rose or Camellia, no matter.........its beautiful either way.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  21. This is gorgeous, no doubts she was thrilled to receive it!

  22. Gorgeous this is lovely TFS Unicorn Ch Lis

  23. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 299 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  24. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  25. a lovely Big Rose Valery
    lovely Pink color too
    beautifully made

    Many thanks to joininig with us at Creative with Stamps this month,

  26. Camillias are just as pretty and have such a short season. Well done! Thanks for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges. Barbara DT

  27. Such a pretty card! Love the flower! It looks like a rose to me! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  28. Very gentle rose card. Beautiful flower.
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Card mania challenge!
    Dess ^.^

  29. I love your card! Thank you for playing along with Card Mania!


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