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Monday, 11 May 2015

Wildflower Calico Cards



Hello all!  I'm sorry it's been so quiet around here lately (more than a week without posting - unheard of!)... and I know I haven't even drawn my Giveaway Winner yet - soon, soon, I promise!

Life's been a little distracting, but I've got a gentle week coming up so I'm hoping to get back to the craft table as well as to a little bit of visiting around Craftyblogland.

For now though, I'm offering up a sneak peek which I hope will tempt you over to the all new Calico Craft Parts blog.  Yes, as well as the lovely new designs available from Calico Craft Parts, the Design Team are all back together and the inspiration is flowing at the new blog - so do hop over and check out the projects appearing there.

I've got a trio of floral cards for you today.  Yes, I know... cards.  That really doesn't happen very often, so make the most of it!

I hope you'll have time to pop over and take a look, and I'll be around and about again very soon.




May your life be like a wildflower growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
Native American Proverb

If they don't mind hopping over to see them, I'd love to enter this in Mixed Media Monthly's challenge May Flowers - how could anybody not be inspired by the flowers of May?!

39 comments:

massofhair said...

Hi Alison, good to see your post and enjoyed seeing your three fabulous cards!

I love how relatively CAS they are, the MDF flowers being the focal point.

Beautiful colour palette as always and wondering if the tree bark is real or not...

Enjoy your quiet week and all the resting/crafting you can fit in. So good to see you back!

Huge Hugz
Mo:-) xxx

Nan G said...

Good to see your blog on my bloglovin! Love the bark! Off to check it out in detail. No worries bout being absent, you're not the only one. ;)

Helen said...

great news that the Calico blog is back.. off to check out your cards now! Hope you make the most of your 'gentle' week, as knowing you I am sure it won't be for long!

brenda said...

A lovely creation for the start of the week Alison, hope yours is a good one.

B x

Shirley Chillman said...

It looks super cool Alison, off to have a look at it now, can'r wait!!!

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

chrissies said...

These are very beautiful Alison and great that you managed to make the shapes centre stage they are fantastic.

Love Chrissie xx

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi Alison , these are so beautiful, I just popped over there to have a look - left a comment there for you! - Candice -

maj. said...

Oh so lovely cards!

Meggymay said...

This looks amazing, off to see more.
Yvonne xx

Dorthe said...

They are gorgeous Alison, so love their nature look!
Hugs,Dorthe

Terry said...

Nature is just pouring over here! Alison, I love the natural feeling and nature inspired elements! A pure beauty! Hugs!

Sue C said...

Looks fab Alison ! Off for a closer look. Sue C x

craftytrog said...

Looks amazing...off to see! xxx

rachel said...

off to take a look Alison - sounds good xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Alison, love the natural feel to these and the bark backdrop is a fantastic touch. Tracy x

Kay Wallace said...

My life has gotten in the way of my finding my way to my craft room, too, Alison! But, for me, in a good way. Love your very natural artwork today! Love all the wood--off to check out the detail!

Georgie C said...

Wow this looks stunning! Absolutely adore those earthy tones! xx

Hettie said...

Gosh Alison. This card is absolutely gorgeous.
Nice to see you back.
Hugs
xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This definitely tempting me over there!! Chrisx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Just left a comment, the cards are fab.

Gio said...

It's looks wonderful, love that woodish element- Going there!

Deborah said...

Wow, Alison! Your cards are absolute stunners. Love that bark!

JackieP Neal said...

What a fabulous peek- off to have a look!! xo

Mrs.B said...

Just popped over to have a closer look - three gorgeous cards, love the neutral shades and the tree bark looks fabulous.
Avril xx

Julia Aston said...

Oh - I'm loving that bark Alison - hopping over to take a peek! Julia xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh wow Alison, is that bark?? I definitely need to check this out! Have a great day, hugs :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just off for a closer look. I'm so glad that Calico Crafts is back! xx

Buttons said...

Off to see more Alison! Jenny x

Gitte said...

Beautiful work you have done. Again. :-)

Fliss said...

This looks gorgeous Alison so off to view the whole thing now.
Fliss xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What wonderful texture! Off to take a closer look :O)

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Simple and great design! I love them. xxx

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous group of cards, Alison!! I love the earthy feel to these--I think it's the combination of those beautiful laser cut flowers set upon those bark panels! Just Beautiful!! XOXO-Shari

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous looking card.. The bark is fantastic! What an idea! Love this! I promise not to attack the next tree I see :) x

Coco said...

I adore these new cards!!! :D Hugs, Coco xx

Ruth said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards, love Kraft colours complimented by splashes of white and the new calico parts are wonderful! Ruth x

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful!! love the wood bark!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

Love the texture. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Lynn K said...

Amazing texture! Love the wood bark! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
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