Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bloomin' Aussie Florals


Welcome to the last day of our November Sneak Peeks!  Hasn't it been another great release?  

Today, we get to take the lid off the entire release AND share some fun things that are also in the Flourishes store as well! Are you ready? We are so excited we can hardly stand it! For starters -- all the stamp sets that we have shown off this week are now in the Flourishes store HERE! Remember, you can take advantage too of the New Release Bundle and save 10% when you purchase all four sets in a bundle! Today, all the designers are showing off a set that was inspired by the Land Down Under! Yes, Flourishes Fans -- we are talking about Australia! Our own Kathy Jones, who hails from Australia, helped develop this set concept, which has two beautiful botanicals as the centerpiece of the set! We also have heard from many folks (Australians and Canadians alike) that they wish we offered a set that spelled greetings an a way that they were accustomed to - words like "colour," "favourite," "neighbour," and more! 

As a Canadian....I can't tell you how delighted I was to see that little "U" in there!  

Take a trip to the land "Down Under" to see a pair of beautiful botanicals alive in this island continent. In this set called Bloomin' Aussie Florals, Artist Marcella Hawley brings the Golden Wattle and Sturt's Desert Rose to life with these illustrations and pairs them with true Aussie sentiments!


I love how this card turned out, and if you know me you know I'm not a particularly 'pinky' person.  But, I think I captured the softness to the petals that I was going for.  Colored up with Copic Markers and paired with this really lovely Lavendar Paper from MME's The Sweetest Thing Collection.  It matches so well to the Emerald Coast Color Made Easy paper and seam binding, and then I added in a little ruffled edge ribbon along the side as well, then using Teal Zeal Memento Ink for the sentiment.  




And.... to serve as the perfect partner to this set we offer....


A Silhouette Cameo Cut File to coordinate with this set! You'll find the new file HERE. And, if you click HERE, you will see the file in an .SVG format, to make it compatible with other digital cutting machines! We also have a cut file for the set we peeked yesterday called Stitched for You. You'll find the Silhouette file HERE and the SVG file HERE! Fun stuff!

You might think that this is the end of the excitement, but NO! We have more! Fresh off the manufacturing line comes a whole new line of custom dies! These aren't just any shapes. They are special! Why? Because in addition to being nested template dies custom created by Spellbinders Paper Arts exclusively for Flourishes, these dies all offer pierced accents! Say goodbye to piercing templates - these dies do it for you in one step! They are all a part of the Perfectly Pierced Collection!  I'm really excited about the elegance of these designs.  I can hardly wait to start using them....and have been stalking my mailbox waiting for them to arrive.  

Here's a peek!

Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows

Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals

Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass

Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames


You'll see our designers using these dies in their posts today - what fun! I know we'll get asked if stamp sets are on the way to coordinate with these beauties and the answer is undoubtedly - YES! We just knew that you didn't need a coordinating stamp set to use these dies and so, we wanted YOU to enjoy them NOW! :-) So, do you want to win some goodies or what? We'll have not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE ways to win today. All you need to do is figure out...


And guess what -- today there will be FIVE mystery bloggers! So, the more love you leave in the form of a comment on these blogs below, the better your chances of winning!! We'll be giving away today's set - Bloomin' Aussie Florals plus we'll be giving away one each of our four new die sets! So get hopping and amp up your chance to WIN!
And one last note....don't forget that the Gambler's Sale is now down to 25% off on our sale items!

We'll see you back here tomorrow when we announce all the winners! We have the Be Progressive Challenge that closes today at 5PM EST -- still time to enter to win our entire new release! Plus, we have our daily mystery bloggers. Be sure to check back to see if your name lands in the Winner's Circle! Thanks for stopping by this week and joining us for all the fun! Happy Stamping!

55 comments:

Betsye Rose said...

Such a gorgeous job you did with the coloring!

ktfabian said...

Very, very cheery! Your card is beautiful!!

Jan Castle said...

Your rose card is beautiful...Love the Aussie set!!! Thanks for the chance to win one.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Karen W said...

Gorgeous and beautiful coloring. These new dies are fantastic as well. I better get my wish list going!

Colleen said...

Such a Gorgeous card and what a beautiful floral set. Love them dies
ColleenB.

jonim52 said...

Lovely, love the new dies.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Outstanding coloring on those flowers, Christine! Gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

That is really stunning! Love the colouring you did on the flower. I'm not familiar with that rose but it sure is beautiful!! Also love the way you did the shading around it.
But wait there are new dies. WOW they look amazing!
Beth Greco

kathypa said...

The Aussie florals are beautiful. I love the card you made with them. Everything coordinates so well. I love the new pierced spellbinders dies. I'll have to order some of them. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Colleen said...

Christine,
Love to see all that mixed dp, your coloring is fantastic.

TLady said...

OH MY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!! SO MUCH here today!!!!!!!! :)
Your card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL COLORS! WONDERFUL PATTERNED PAPERS! WONDERFUL LAYOUT! LOOOOOOOOOOVE what you did AROUND the flower! It just makes the flower POP!!!!!!! TWO DIES for the sentiment??? WOW! Not seen that before & it looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!(Makes me want to try that!) LOVE the little ruffle! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS CARD!!!!!!!!!! :)
AND LOOK AT ALL THOSE NEW DIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WOW!!!!!!!! WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

TLady said...

DAH! FORGOT to mention, I LOOOOOOOVE THIS IMAGE TOO!!!!!!!! I just got SO CAUGHT UP in the design of your card!!!!!!!!!!! :) ALWAYS LOVE FLOWERS!!!!!!!!! :)

Alina said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors that you chose for this card!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Christine! I love this new rose image and your colouring is impeccable as always. Love the DP's you have combined and the perfect amount of blue accent.

Tosha said...

Wow, very stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Benton said...

A stunning card! Love all the patterned papers and the gorgeous ribbon treatments! Lots of Canadians here in Chapala, Mexico -- may have to order the new set!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a very pretty floral set. I like the "u" in the words, too. It looks classy, even if I'm not Canadian or Australian! : )

Sue D said...

Such pretty colors and love the ruffled ribbon.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Absolutely stunning Christine! I love the soft colours of your blooms and those new dies ROCK! Can't wait to play those too! Fabulous card!

Jary said...

You have done a gorgeous job of coloring this amazing flower! so soft and sweet!

Carol Dee said...

Lovely card from a lovely set.

Jary said...

You have done an amazing job of "colouring" this beautiful flower! So soft and sweet!

guilinger2 said...

I love the flowers and the
dies! Great coloring, too!

Nancy said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS creation. Your coloring is so perfect that it makes the flowers look real. I LOVE this set.

stampqueen said...

Wow, not only is this a great stamp set but those dies are 'to die for' :) hee hee - now to see how much the old budget can handle this time around :)
Love the colors - and coloring - of your flowers!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever lovely, your coloring of the flowers is Beautiful! That is so cool the dies have piercing, that adds a great touch to them!

HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous creation! I like the "properly" spelled sentiment, LOL! And thrilled about the cut files!

Crystal said...

Such a pretty color combo and layout ! Loce it !

K. Joy said...

Gorgeous!! I love the colors and paper way in the back. Love MME. :) And the more I see of Flourishes ribbon, the more I like it. Thanks for sharing!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers you have coloured here, Christine!! A nice breath of spring amid all the Christmas cards in blog land :)

Rosemary said...

absolutely stunning... the image is colored so beautifully!!

Pattie J. said...

What a gorgeous flower. The dessert floral looks so real and love how you presented them in the soft pink and blue with the Emerald Coast color accents. The pink print paper reminds one of waves for the coast..thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Beautifully colored images! My favorite sets are flowers. And the dies are really cool! Love them all.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous color combo, and I'm loving those new dies!

Anonymous said...

Stunning beautiful and gorgeous card. Love the colors. Mary L Schreiber

Shanna Shands said...

I love your coloring of these flowers. Great job. The papers really make it pop too!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Wow, what a wonderful, cheerful card. Love it.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cheerful! I adore this pink and blue creation Christine, very sweet and just cheerful all around.

lindagrady said...

This is such a gorgeous image of the Aussie flower; a must-have. Great coloring job on it, o.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous! Beautifully colored and designed!!

Lori said...

I just love this flower in pink, gorgeous!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the pinks and blues.

Cheryl W said...

This is stunning, as usual, Christine. I love the color combo you selected.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous coloring of the image! Fabulous design as well.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is a beautiful floral set! This is colored soooo wonderfully!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--I want those dies! I am into pink & your card is beautiful!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow! Did I say "Wow" yet? I'm not a pink person either, but you did an exceptional job with this pink flower!

Nan G said...

Beautifully colored! The flowers look so real and delicate! Awesome!

Becky said...

wow, what a stunning flower..

Becky said...

wow, this flower is stunning.

Helen F said...

So pretty. Such an eye catching card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie Minter said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Diane said...

Very pretty...love the new flower...and the new dies look wonderful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card beautiful flowers Christine, great coloring.

greetings karin

Terry said...

Like you Christine, I am very happy to see the "U"!!
Isn't it a pain when spell check wants to always correct you?!#*?
Love this stamp set. You have certainly brought it to life.