Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wishing spring would stay just a bit longer...




Hello sweet friends.  Can you believe we are already half way
through May..  Where does the time go.  It has been quite warm here,
I just wish spring would stick around a bit longer.  But I don't think
that is going to happen.  I have already been in the pool a couple of times.
So I guess its time to say goodbye to spring and

Hello to Summer!

But it's not even June yet!!!

I feel like the bad Witch from the Wizard of OZ.
I'm Melting... I'm Melting...



I have had these little paper flowers for so long
I finally used one of them on a card I made for

City Crafters Challenge Blog..

How's that for a segue.  hee hee...

Yep,  It's Tuesday time for another Challenge.
This week I am hosting and I came up with a sketch..




also for this weeks challenge our sponsor let us use these great
images.  I had so much fun with them.  Isn't she pretty..





You know I added all the things I love to put on a card.
Like seam binding and stitching and that fun paper flower..
Now this gal knows how to put lipstick on.. Not like the gal from
my last post.  Hee Hee..




So here is what my card looks like all finished.. If you
want to see what the sketch looks like or to get the details on this
weeks challenge you can hop on over to

City Crafters Challenge Blog..  

If you play along you have a chance to win some
 digital images from our sponsor




Well that's all I have for now..  My daughter and Myles are
coming in for a visit..  I pick them up from the airport tonight. 
I am so excited.  You know what that means.
more photos of the little guy!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Linda

50 comments:

Bruce Robinson said...

I can't believe those flowers are that tiny! The photos are great!

Ros said...

Great sketch Linda ... thanks ... Love your card it's just so sweet ... enjoy your time with Myles and his Mommy ... just so you know ... we haven't even gotten to Spring! It's cold and wet with a bit of sun ... not holding out any hope of summer ... perhaps you need to spend some time here ...

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, have fun with your DD and Myles, Linda!

Your card is tres chic, so lovely, and I really like the way you photographed the little paper blossoms on their own. So soft and artistic!

craftattack said...

Lovely card, and great photos. You want spring to stay? We're still waiting for it to get going, it's freezing here today! Valerie

Linda B said...

It's hot here today, as well. Just walked outside to say goodbye to my daughter and grandkids, and couldn't wait to get back inside... beautiful though.
Love your card... so pretty... that image is gorgeous!
Have a great time with your family... take lots of photos of Myles to share.
Hugs!

Tracy said...

Linda, You have created such a beautiful card...I think it is gorgeous! and I hear you about spring being gone...oh well, take the good with the bad I say!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Linda, I love that image, it looks like her skirt is off the page! Great challenge, I will be joining as soon as possible! Have a wonderful time with your two sweet ones, give Myles a high five for me, does he do that yet? Don't get too excited you will miss the rest of your day. It is 64 and wet right now! Can you believe! We will be back to 90 by Saturday!

It's me said...

What a beautiful card !!...love it ....happy day from me...xxx..

Terry said...

And Happy Tuesday it is!! I know how excited you are for your visitors to arrive! Have a blast! This is a very stunning card! Love the elegant feel and that lady is a Wow! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous romantic card. Love all the details on it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I know right, where did Spring go?

Beautiful, I love your little paper flower and I love what you did with the ballerina image, so sweet!

Have fun with Jessica and Myles! I know you well.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I hear you on the heat!!! Love your latest crafts- & I can't wait to hear about your visitors. That's exciting. Have a lovely evening & visit with them!

Gayle Price said...

Linda your card is so, so pretty, beautiful details and so well made. I do love the image you have used and am so tempted to have a go at the City Crafters Challenge but cards scare me. I am really not confident with them, I think because I need lots of space to create and cards are so small lol. So happy to hear your daughter and Myles are coming for a visit, I can sense your excitement.....have a wonderful time with them. I, my hubby and my older daughter fly to Melbourne Friday to spend the weekend with my younger daughter, so a family get together and I'm excited too. Enjoy your time with your dear ones. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yay for the family visiting!! That is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeee your card! LOVING the flower and love love love love the ballerina!

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Card Linda!!! I really love this... STUNNING... and your photos are always amazingly shot!!! Hope you had a good and great time with DD and DMyles... hugs...xoxo

Catherine said...

We have been having some nice warm weather ~ but oh this wind! I wish it would blow away!

Your card is cute Linda.

And how wonderful that your daughter and sweet little Myles are coming for a visit. Have lots of fun with them and we look forward to photos. I bet he's grown!

xo Catherine

Emily Keaton said...

Very cool card, Linda!! Love those vintage touches--oh, and your cool sketch, too!! I hope you don't do too much "melting" in your hot Las Vegas sun!!!

Davi said...

Oh this is so so fabulous..I love the colors and the sketch with the wonderful image!! Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and little man my friend...stay cool haha

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful card - your paper flower adds to the layered feel of the pretty dress. Your work is gorgeous!

Gillian Olson said...

Great looking card.

Tricia said...

Your card turned out wonderful! I hope you have a good visit with your daughter :)

Becca said...

Your card is so pretty! Have a wonderful time with Myles. :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

I am so loving everybody's cards this week, and yours is no exception, Linda! Those digital papers are just so darn pretty, and I love your sketch. Beautiful card!

cnelson said...

Ohhhhhh soooooo LOVELY!! Great sketch Linda!!

Anesha said...

Such a lovely card, great photos as well.

Lisa Graham Art said...

You have such a way with those pretty cards you make..as you do your photos!

Enjoy your visit with your daughter and grandson...can't wait to see your new photos...I am sure he's grown!

julieprice3 said...

I love this one, such a lovely warm vintage creation and the flower is the perfect touch, nicely done
hugs Julie P

Lynn Richards said...

It's hot here as well, I had the air conditioning on today!!!!!!!
xo
lynn

Jacqueline said...

Your card is GORGEOUS Linda!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, Linda. Can you send us some sunshine to the U.K. Please. Have a great time with your family. Deb xx

Nancy said...

Always love seeing your card creations, Linda! You really have talent.

I agree with you -- how time is flying. Enjoy your visit with your family. xoxo

lisa. said...

This card is beautiful Linda, and I love those little flowers.

Here in NY, spring is not sure it really wants to be here. One day beautiful, and the next cold and rainy. I have a feeling there won't be much spring and that we will just hop into summer. At least I hope we'll hop into summer!!

Have a wonderful day my friend!
xo.

~Tammy~ said...

This is just gorgeous! I Love every last detail and those paper flowers are amazing!

Julie said...

Such a beautiful, vintage look, gorgeous Linda! Can't wait to see the photos of your gorgeous little boy, bet he's grown! Enjoy your time, Julie.x

Tracy said...

So lovely Linda. :-) I really like how you used that Spellbinders tag cut as a frame for your image. Got to see if I can squeeze in a little extra time and play along with your sketch. :-) Hugs!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Linda,
Sounds like you had a wonderful mothers day last weekend. Yes Its been hot here too in SC, but lots of rain this week too! Just adore the photos of your little paper flowers and then the gorgeous card. Simply stunning! Thanks for stopping by. take care, gerri

Catherine said...

This is so pretty and I love the soft colours....

Deanna said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...!!! Spring has left us too, it is supposed to be 90 this weekend...wow!

S. Etole said...

Hope you are enjoying your special company. This is the first week I've not had company here for almost four weeks. Seems quite strange!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Love the way you used your flower! Fab!

Michelle said...

I'm melting over here, too. Enjoy your time with your daughter and Miles. I know you will enjoy every minute! :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW pretty flowers and what a beautiful card, I love it, xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

I hope you're having lots of fun with your family, it's great to be with the little ones, hugs Gay xxx

TexWisGirl said...

you're so cute w/ the lipstick. :)

this just came thru google reader today - 4 days late. ah, well...

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is such a gorgeous card, hun! Love the shabby vintage feel and the lady is just charming. Could you send some of that hot weather my way? xx

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a gorgeous, stunning and elegant card!!!!! LOVE it!

Lori said...

Spring has gone here, too. It feels like summer already... Beautiful card - love the frame and image!

LindaBrun said...

Summer finally arrived here. We have been freezing but now we have 25C outside and hopefully we will have a few days with weather like this.
Beautiful card, great colors and love you stitching!

Wendy said...

oh wow, that is such a beautiful card!

Kitika said...

Your image and shabby chic look are totally adorable, papers and embellishments so so pretty!