Thursday, May 10, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Flourishes has a challenge entitled "Home Sweet Home"; we're to choose something in our home that inspires us and base our card on that item.  I was inspired by this pretty little creamer that  was my Aunt's.  It's not old, but she loved pastels just like me, and it was part of her tableware. She and my uncle had no children of their own, and so they made all of their nieces and nephews feel very special. She was known for her baking, and we always came away from her home with something sweet from her kitchen.  And she was just as sweet herself.   This little creamer is a lovely remembrance of her, and I plan to keep it filled with little bouquets from the garden.  Here it is:

Aunt Marie's creamer

I used the Flourishes stamp set Lenten Rose to make my card, using the softest colors I could find:

Flourishes Home Sweet Home challenge

15 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet card. So pretty and soft, I love the colors you used, and the sentiment is lovely...and very true.

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  2. Lin, this is so "relaxing"! Love your inspiration piece and your design is beautiful - love all the softness :) What a sweet sentiment!

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  3. Hi Lin! You are on fire - your blog is such a joy! So many wonderful projects and this one is lovely!

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  4. You totally captured the feel of the pretty pitcher Lin! Beautiful, elegant and so soft! What a lovely card! Thanks for playing wiht us at Flourishes this month.

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  5. It's such a charming card! Love how you captured the essence of the creamer!

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  6. What a perfect item for your inspiration, Lin! Your flowers are so pretty and I love those stripes!

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  7. what a sweet & delicate card in soft pink!

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  8. Wonderful Lin. Such pretty soft pastel colours and your oval is wonderful,

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  9. Are you sleeping at all?! The creativity is seriously flowing here, Lin. This is glorious - love the take on the challenge, the dear story of your Aunt and the romantic softness. You've done it again. A pure delight!

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  10. Oh how beautiful and just as delicate as the creamer Lin!

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  11. Gorgeous card! The coloring of the flowers is just so pretty!
    And I had to laugh, because we have the same china set and pitcher!! :)

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  12. Sweet simple and elegant all rolled up into one! Love the cut out and lovely flowers.

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  13. What a sweet reminder of your aunt, this card is so beautiful. I love how the soft striped background works with the flowers and sentiment.

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