Thursday, March 9, 2017

DL.ART Thankful Thursday #200 - Flowers

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART and the theme is (my personal favorite!!) Flowers. If you use the code l01210, Diana will give you 10% off your DL.ART purchase. And have you seen the new Intimate Bundle?? Gorgeous!!


For my cards, I used papers from Craft and You. I applied texture paste through a The Crafter's Workshop stencil for texture.


The butterflies are a Tim Holtz Sizzix Butterflies On the Edge die. The beautiful crinkle ribbon is Pink Champagne from Vintage Vinyeard Bundle.


This ribbon is Rose, also from Vinage Vineyard Bundle. I used a wide variety of Wild Orchid Crafts for these cards. Tucked underneath are Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves, Memory Box Chloe Stems, Paper Smooches Foilage 2 and a Prima Persian Lace die. The Guipure Lace and White Sissal is from Wild Orchid Crafts.





I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Stays Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
3) Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday - Anything Goes


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your flower project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)


This next photo isn't a great one, but I was so excited to spot the first butterfly of the year!! I wanted to get a better snap, but it flew away before I could. March 8th seems a little early to me, but we've had a pretty mild winter. I'm worried for it's safety since the temps are supposed to drop to the 20's this weekend with a forecast of snow :(


Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day!! 

62 comments:

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  2. Your cards are so gorgeous Lisa, Your flowers and bows are just amzing. I hope your little butterfly friend makes it. I love it.
    Thank you for Your inspiration. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  3. Lovely cards. Sweet pspers and flowers!
    Have a great day.
    Valerija xx

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  4. WOW Lisa, what a firework of beautiful flowers! I love the designs and the pretty butterflies. The color schemes are fantastic too.
    Have a nice day. Hugs and blessing Petra

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  5. Your cards are beautiful! I love the layers of diecuts and paste along with the gorgeous flowers! And how exciting to see the first spring butterfly :) Its amazing how much of a boost that first sign of spring gives us emotionally! Have a fantastic day, Hugs!

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  6. Wow you create the most beautiful cards always - love the layout and beautiful flowers and die cuts - another great creation my friend thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Is there anything more beautiful than butterflies and flowers...your cards are gorgeous, the colours are beautiful and I love those touches of lace.

    It looks a bit like the Comma butterfly that we see here in the UK but it doesn't normally come out until May or June... I do hope yours survives!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Hmm, it might be a Tortoiseshell, they come out a bit earlier.... you have got me thinking now - lol!! xxx

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  9. Such beautiful cards Lisa! I love the floral sprays and those butterflies! It is very early for the butterfly...I hope it makes it too. I worry that the bugs didn't die off well enough because of the mild winter...summer may bite us too much. Have a fabulous day my friend! Hugs, Robin

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  10. Yeah! Your first butterfly! We only don't see butterflies if the weather is raining or if it has been below freezing for a few days. There is always such hope in seeing butterflies, aren't there? Your cards are lovely, Lisa. Exquisitely feminine and just soooooo beautiful! xo

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  11. Wow! A butterfly already! I am so jealous, although we have had some really warm weather no butterflies have fluttered into our yard yet! Your two cards are stunning! I love the light pink and the dark pink flowers on your Birthday cards! The details and the dies and embellies you have put into each of these cards are wonderful!

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  12. So Beautiful Lisa !!
    Lovely colors and details !
    Greetings Doris

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  13. I feel bad that the flowers and now butterflies think spring is here for sure. It will be cold this weekend and maybe snow. Will we even have crops this year! I love all of the flowers on your cards. At least they are happy no matter what the temp is. Beautiful cards.

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  14. Gorgeous cards Lisa, one so soft and pretty and one so bright and pretty...equally beautiful! A butterfly?...wow...haven't seen those yet...just stink bugs...lol! My daffies have buds, but I am scared I will lose them all...sigh! Have a great day!
    {Nellies Nest}

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  15. Your flower bouquets always makes it special on your detailed cards. love the designs you do to your cards too. Enjoy your happy crafty day Lisa!

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  16. I love these feminine cards Lisa. That butterfly topper die is amazing and looks great in your design, as do the yummy piles of flowers. <3 Hugs, Autumn

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  17. Hi Lisa,
    Perfect them for you!! Since you always use flowers in your beautiful creations.
    The flower bouquets are gorgeous!I love the pretty lace & butterflies!! Beautiful cards my friend! I love the pretty photo of the butterfly. TFS I have not seen one yet..
    Have a wonderful day my fabulous friend,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  18. Such beautiful cards! Love the different layers of texture you created! The flowers are absolutely stunning and I also love the lace die! The way you tucked in the lace border amongst the flower arrangement looks amazing! Fabulous job on your cards!

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  19. Lisa these are STUNNING!!! Ohh they are breathtakingly beautiful !!!
    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  20. Total beauty once again. Love the gorgeous flowers and pretty butterflies.
    Lynn

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  21. Perfect challenge for you : ) I love your gorgeous card bouquets! All in pic- my fav!!! Love the embellishments as well!!!

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  22. Another absolute stunner, Lisa! I love your use of the flowers as a spring garden focal point and the colors - so vibrant! You really are a creator of beautiful masterpieces!

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  23. Oh YES! This is the PERFECT Challenge for you my friend! Flowers, Flowers, & more flowers... your cards are Gorgeous! I love the beautiful array of flowers and beautiful soft colored papers.... Very Elegant and Spring like! The layers are fantastic.... You can totally send me one of these for my B-day next month! No complaints from me! LOL Awesome shot of that butterfly! how cool to see one already! We are hitting the 80 degree mark this weekend and I'm sure there will be some flying around here or Arizona while I'm there! :) Have a wonderful week sweet friend! HUGS!!

    Theresa

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  24. Beautiful as always,Lisa. so much to look at and admire.

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  25. Amazing cards and floral arrangements dear friend. So many intricate details that I always enjoy looking at.

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  26. Beautiful shabby cards Lisa, so love how you've layered them up and the wonderful Springtime feel to theme. The flowers and crinkle ribbon is fabulous as are the butterflies. Hope your one finds somewhere snug to hide out if the weather changes xxx

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  27. gorgeous cards!
    so pretty details!
    have a nice day
    hugs

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  28. Oh, Lisa, I love them both! What yummy flowers, amazing colors, beautiful butterflies and a fantastic design! Absolutely stunning work, my friend! Have a wonderful day! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  29. Today is my late mum's birthday and as I look at your beautiful cards I just wish I could give her one again like I used to. Thanks for the beautiful display Lisa and love the beautiful photo of the butterfly, sign of spring.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  30. These are just stunning as ever Lisa! Those flowers and ribbons and the colours are to die for!! Fabulous layering of everything! What a privilege seeing the first butterfly of the year, here's hoping it survives the cold snap! Have a lovely day!Paper Smooches Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  31. Lisa, your cards are always soooo gorgeous! And these two are absolutely stunning! The texture, the papers, those gorgeous flowers . . . all so beautiful together. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  32. Those flowers are gorgeous! I just love the vibrant pink - it's so bright and cheery. The pastel pink is sweet and subtle. Lovely cards as always. Have a great weekend.
    April

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  33. Beautiful!! Love the butterflies! Hope you have a wonderful week end sweet friend!

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  34. Oh my goodness, are these ever beautiful! WOW...seriously, just stunning! Fantastic papers and lovely layers! I love all the fabulous dies you used especially the butterfly edge die! I love the beautiful and vibrant flowers on the one card and then the soft pastel color on the other! So pretty my friend!
    Hope you have a great weekend! It is going to be a cold night tonight here~Ugh, back to -10 below. Just when I was getting use to the warmer weather :(
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  35. Beautiful card 🙂 WOW Thank you for playing along with us at Jo’s Scrap Shack.
    Tina-DT

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  36. Such beautiful cards Lisa...love how you use papers and flowers so beautifully
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  37. Absolutely mind-blowing cards, Lisa! You turn your cards into paper gardens!! I hope the early butterfly makes it. I do so worry this year about all the flora and fauna with these wildly fluctuating temperatures. Hugs, Darnell

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  38. Gorgeous cards. Love those beautiful floral arrangements on your cards. The papers are exquisite. Have a wonderful day. Hugs~Lena

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  39. I love how you made two different pink versions. The flowers and the ribbon are gorgeous together. I hope the butterfly survives and that the snow isn't too bad.

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  40. Lovely card....The flowers don't look like paper flowers. They look real ones

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  41. WOW! I love how your cards always come in pairs! And I can also relate how this might happen. Somehow I rarely make one card at a time! Probably because when I cannot make up my mind on something if I am choosing between two papers for instance, I end up making two! These are gorgeous Lisa, and what beautiful flowers! Happy weekend. Judy x

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  42. Gorgeous Lisa! Gorgeous and glorious flowers!
    Your cards always take my breath away!
    Sunny Hugs~

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  43. Gorgeous cards beautiful flowers :)

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  44. Stunning cards Lisa, and although similar in design, they look totally different in the different shades of pink. Love the flower arrangements and pretty embellishments.
    Avril xx

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  45. Gorgeous cards as always Lisa! I simply adore the floral arrangements! This is a feast for the eyes.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  46. These are absolutely stunning, Lisa! Those flowers are GORGEOUS! If I received a card like this, it would become a home decor item and remain on display! So beautiful!

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  47. Wow Lisa! What gorgeous cards! I'm loving all the beautiful blossoms and fancy trimming! Hope you have a fab weekend!

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  48. FABULOUS Lisa!! The floral sprays are beautiful and I love the way you tucked in the ribbon and bits and bobs around them! The dps are beautiful and the little flowers sprinkled around! As always your creations are amazing :)

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  49. Jaw dropping gorgeous are these cards Lisa! I love everything about them, EVERYTHING! I can't believe you saw a butterfly already this year!!!! It's so cold now, I hope the poor thing survives! How do butterflies stay warm?! Inquiring minds like mind want to know. I've not seen any butterflies, just Robins. lol Hugs, Brenda

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  50. Several friends have spotted their first butterfly of the season...not me yet. Gorgeous cards dear. You are an endless fountain of inspiration. <3

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  51. Absolutely beautiful Lisa, flowers is there any better theme?
    Hope you're enjoying the weekend, it's sunny here today in the UK but no sign of any butterflies yet

    Anne x

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  52. I am always in awe of your beautiful floral cards.

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  53. They are both spectacular! Always in awe of your floral clusters!

    First butterfly? Hope it means great weather for you!

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  54. Your cards are gorgeous, the colours are beautiful and I love those touches of lace. I also love a butterfly, so I miss them very. Hugs :)

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  55. OMG These cards are so beautiful, Lisa!!! I love the flowers, papers and the wonderful design!! I love the pretty butterflies and also the beautiful butterfly picture!!! Have a great day my friend.
    Gerda

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  56. Gorgeous cards Lisa! They are so pretty & just perfect for our challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  57. How can it be that each of your cards is more stunning than the next! I love that paper, and the TCW stencil is one of my favorites! It looks just beautiful on those papers--your stenciling is immaculate! The On the Edge die is such a clever addition--why didn't I think of that with my last card??! The flowers as always are arranged to perfection! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set of cards! Hugs!

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    1. PS I feel so bad for your butterfly. I'm sure you have had lot's of snow--we even had some yesterday morning!

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  58. Stunning cards you show us today, love! Every one is unique in design and layout and I admit "flowers" is my fave theme too.
    I hope the butterfly survives! <3
    xoxo, Ally

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  59. Good morning my friend. I'm just playing some catch up today on your blog, seems I've fallen behind once again, doh! These are simply breathtaking!! I love the papers, you really do have the most amazing collection of papers and you use them all so perfectly! The butterfly border at the top is wonderful and the subtle texture pattern you added is a lovely touch! Your flower arrangement are, of course, perfection!! I mean, wowzers, I just added about a dozen things to my WOC wish list! Laces and leaves and butterflies, oh my! Love both tones of pink, can't even pick a favourite because they are both just delightful!!

    I'm so jealous of your butterfly photo Lisa. You know, I didn't see a single butterfly all year last year, what the deuce! I hope this year will bring one or two my way, but keep those pics coming just in case! hugs :)

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  60. Beautiful cards and love those backing papers too. TFS

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