Thursday, 29 March 2018

AYLI Flowers

Hello lovely people, its me again!!
This time with my fortnightly DT inspiration for


The theme this time is Favourite Flowers.

I have so many, including daisies, sunflowers and my current favourite favourite...hyacinths, if they count as flowers!!


However, I have used roses for the purpose of this challenge. They are available in many different types and colours and the fragrances vary from one variety to another, my absolute favourite being "Blue Moon" which takes me right back to my childhood garden making perfume, with my Sister, from the petals , much to Dad's horror!!


I used Hand Stitched by Neat and Tangled, together with more Doodlebug designs paper for the background and some black gems to finish off.

I really hope you will join us.

I will leave you with the blooms that are currently on my kitchen table!!


See you soon xx

28 comments:

meg said...

love the image and layout it showcases the roses beautifully

Julie B said...

Oh making perfume from rose petals, that takes me back to playing in a privet hedge den with my mates!
Your design is perfectly matched DP to image as usual. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful flowers Sarah nice to have some on the table.
This is a gorgeous card too, have a lovely and special Easter.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Jane Savage said...

Love the simplicity of this Sarah..really gorgeous xxx

Jo said...

Beautiful.....love the embroidery hoop design! x

Annette said...

Ooooh pretty, and I can almost smell those hyacinths from here. Beautiful xx

Veerle said...

This looks great Sarah, love the orange colour.
Hugs Veerle

Elaine Stark said...

Just lovely. Love the image. Elaine

cotnob said...

A super card Sarah, a pretty image and lovely warm colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chrissy said...

Lovely card Sarah..gosh, those papers are perfect for the background and love your hyacinths on your table..my Mum loved her hyacinths.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant image and a pretty card Sarah. Love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah lovely, Luv Sam x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a lovely post. I too remember making rose petal perfume with a friend of mine. We even designed some packaging for it and thought that we’d make our fortunes selling it (how wonderfully nieve we were at seve
n! :). My favourite rose now is the ‘Peace Rose.’ It’s a lovely mix of yellow and pink. Wishing you a Happy Easter Sarah x

Michelle said...

Your card is so pretty Sarah and I love the clean and simple layout. Love the pretty pink blooms on your table too! Michelle x

MaryH said...

Oh, I bet your kitchen smells heavenly. I always like to have a few of the bulbs blooming just now (our white ones just frizzled up & I like to buy them before the blooms appear). You can always smell them when you walk in the kitchen, but yet it's not a 'strong' scent. We had a blue rose in our rose garden, but when it finally got blooms, it was more of a lavender really, still pretty. A hybrid, so not much of a scent. The one that smells like a 'real rose' is the native rose bush that came from my Mom's home place and was a wild rose. The blossoms don't last long, but oh do they have the most wonderful fragrance. It has greened up, but no buds yet. I love this beautiful warm floral card in the strong colors. It's very CAS, also very striking. And I consider hyacinths flowers too! TFS & Happy Easter.

Brenda said...

Love this sweet card and hyacinths are some of my favorites also, the have such a beautiful fragrant smell.

Debra K. said...

A lovely CAS card Sarah! Love the cross stitch hoop image. As I used to do loads of cross stitch before losing most of the feeling in my hands this would have been the perfect card for me. The bright paper is a great choice. Debra x

Lisa xx said...

Oooh this is really pretty Sarah, gorgeous hyacinth too, one of my favourite scents!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very wonderful card and such a very super design too.
A very country feel to this card.
Yes you have made me think of my childhood too with making purfume from rose petals.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Sarah, I love the orange against the black and the hand stitched theme x

Pat K said...

Lovely warm colours on this pretty card Sarah. I love hyacinths as well..they smell wonderful. Happy Easter. xx

KandA said...

Fabulous card and such lovely colours Sarah. Your Hyacinths look gorgeous. Happy easter xx

Claire said...

That's a tough challenge to pick just one flower, I like your roses and yellow is just perfect for them. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Easter Sarah, enjoy the bank holiday x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah and love hyacinths too! Happy Easter.
Wendy x

Natalia Smith said...

Fabulous card Sarah, love the stitched details. And beautiful flowers on the table. xx

Debbie said...

Really beautiful card. You can't beat roses, they are such a varied and pretty flower. Gorgeous hyacinths Hun. Hugs xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love this card Sarah, the handstitched design of the stamp is awesome! Perfect ditsy floral paper to pair with it, gorgeous hun. Love the story about making perfume with your sis, what a lovely memory! I remember doing this too as a wee lass. Don't know the Blue Moon rose, will have to find that now! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Marilyn said...

I used to use rose petals too when I was young. I remember taking them from the flower and lining them all up because they were so pretty.
I love this card Sarah. It's beauty is in the simplicity of it, nothing to clutter up the card, just a terrific image, great sentiment and some pretty but not too busy paper.