April 26, 2013

Playing Paradise #114

Good Morning and happy Friday, we have had a stunning week here in Victoria and spring is certainly showing us some beautiful colours.

We have a new Playing in Paradise challenge for you today, Linda is our hostess this week and our inspiration is to create a ‘SpringTime’ theme.

Before I get to the challenge and my card there is some news over at the Scrapbooker’s Paradise blog,  the Playing in Paradise Challenge is changing the format and challenges will now run for two weeks.

My term as a Designer is up and I have decided not to renew, I have enjoyed creating and sharing with you all each Friday. It has been wonderful to see what the Designers and challenge participants have created each week.

PPC #114

I remember when I was young we had a large field across from our house that my mom use to toss all the weeds she had pulled from her garden.  Bachelor buttons started in a small area of her garden but soon spread... everywhere.. and mom started treating them like weeds. It was not long before the field across the street was blooming with these pretty flower each spring.

To created the background I used distress inks to added an aged look, I then stamped the script with a background stamp and used a darker colour to ink the edges. I also inked up a portion of the flower stamp with Tombo markers to add to the background. I did the same with the button embellishments. 
I inked up the bachelor button stamp with dark brown then used my markers to add some blue to the center. I love the watercolour look of this stamp.
I finished with the sentiment, embellishments and some twine.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Crafty Indiviguals-Floral Collage Duo, Hero Arts - Old Letter Writing, HOTP-Tiny Words, twine, pearls, circle punches.
Stop by the Scrapbooker’s Paradise blog to see what the challenge team has created, play along with us for the challenge and you could win a prize.


  1. Thank You Nina for all your work on this team. You will be missed. Keep smiling and creating. Enjoy a well deserved break.

  2. love the card Nina ...love the paper and the colors. Awwww sad to hear you are not designing with them any more ...but it gives you more time to hunt for the challenges you send to us SIL..hehehe . I love your cards your ideas thanks so much for sharing


  3. I didn't know you live in Victoria Nina. Lucky you!! I am there/here right now on holidays with my husband and I LOVE it! Everything is so beautiful. We're having a fabulous holiday!!

    LOVE your card! It is just exquisite. I am going to miss being on the design team with you, but will definitely be following you by blog. Your cards are such an inspiration!

  4. A beautiful card, Nina. Love the backing paper you have created. I've really enjoyed being on the team with you and seeing what you create each week. I hope you will continue to share your beautiful style with us by playing along in our new monthly sketch challenge.

    Hugs, Dawn

  5. I love how your memory inspired your card! I know I'll still be following you & keeping up with your beautiful creations :)

  6. Nina, your card is simply breathtaking!!

  7. This is beautiful!! Your background you made is fabulous!!!