Saturday 24 January 2015

Unknown flower, open card for any occasion

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

On Thursday afternoon, as usual, I set off to do my food shopping and before I got to the supermarket I had bought a new reclining sofa!!! I only went into the store to look and there, right in front of me, was the exact sofa that I wanted, at a very good price,  so I bought it LOL. Delivery is on the 5th Feb. so I am looking forward to being able to relax and ease the pain a bit more than my old sofa allows. I know when I sit on my friend's reclining sofa I am more comfortable that than  on any other :o)

Anyhow, enough waffling from me and on to my card for today!

Not sure whether you would call it sunburst or starburst but I like it whatever it's called LOL.
I'm afraid I don't know what the flower is, but I took the photograph in 2011 at Barnsdale Gardens and I love the colour of it.
I opened it in PSE5 and used the cookie cutter tool to get the effect, one of my favourites.
I cut it, and the mat out with Spellbinders.
Corners cut twice with a very old Provocraft die then I cut it in half (the diecut, not the die).
Basecard is white linencard and the orange card is Papermania textured card.
I really do love this effect and I hope you do too :o)
Jackie xx


brenda said...

Oh Jackie, that made me smile as did did exactly the same back in the Autumn, went into John Lewis for a bed and came out (well ordered) a new TV. I did get the bed as well.

I decided a few years back that if you see something you like or have been looking for you have to grab it because when you actually go looking it's not there. Works wonderfully with clothes !!

On to you card I love the sunburst effect, like you not sure what the flower is but looks a bit like a Gerbera opening ?

B x

Lisa xx said...

Hi Jackie....what a dynamic photo, makes for a beautiful card.

Enjoy your new sofa when it arrives, one of my armchairs is a recliner and is sooo comfy!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely flower photo Jackie and love your corner{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Agnieszka Fumiko said...

This is such a gorgeous, all your detailing is beautiful.

Doreen said...

Love you gorgeous card Jackie.Enjoy some pain free times on your new

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

I love the star burst on you beautiful photo Ginny x

Janette said...

Stunning pic Jackie, gorgeous card.....
So happy you treated yourself to a new sofa, good for you, can't take it with you...I need a new one, I can never get comfy, being in pain all the time is bad enough....may have a look at the recliners, although I may never get up


Gorgeous card Jackie love the image and wonderful colour's have a lovely weekend
Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jackie, such a beautiful photo and I love the colours.
Sue xx

Alison59 said...

Ha ha that takes trolley bashing to the extreme lol ;-)
Enjoy the sofa.

A fabulous card :-)

Stampsnob. said...

I love the way you set the image in the design a bit zentangle maybe..........Lis

ALI said...

Wow fantastic flower, it has made a great card.

Christine L said...

So glad you got a fab new sofa Jackie... loving your card too... and totally understand what you said on my blog this morning.. just because we do different types of card and have different styles, doesn't mean we can't appreciate each others!

Christine x

Diane said...

Congrats on your new reclining sofa, sounds wonderful. Fantastic design, love the corner die and stunning star burst.

Diane Diane

Jacee said...

This is a lovely card Jackie, very effective, I love it.

You made me laugh about the sofa, we did something similar when we went out to buy some icing sugar, came back with a car!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design said...

Great selection of cards in your latest posts Jackie :)
I do admire your photos xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Jackie ... I thought it might be a Gerbera daisy but the more I look at it the less I think it is!
Enjoy your new sofa :)

Unknown said...

Do you remember when I went to complain about the handbrake on my Punto and I came away with a new car! LOL Now, was it mine, or was it Pauline's sofa that grabbed you. Hee Hee.
Now, as for that flower, my first (and only) thought was Gerbera.
Whatever it was, it made for a lovely card. xxx

Mau xx said...

Good for you Jackie,, Enjoy some Pain free leisure time hopefully, better than having to take an extra pill! The Sofa will prove its worth in long run.
Love the card, yes its A Gerbera and love the sunburst effect!
Huge Hugs Mau xx
excuse my lack of comments lately...My mojo has been missing Big Time! its quite frightening when I think of all this Stash looking at me :O I am forcing myself to make a card....not me at all!!!

Jackie T said...

Hi Jackie this is a gorgeous card I love the flower. You do amazing things with your photos. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie