Wednesday, April 25, 2018


     It dawned on me the other day that I'm living in a house which has no geranium plants anywhere.  To most of you, that's kind of meaningless but I've had geraniums at every house where I've lived since I was a child and my mother raised them.  The two years I spent in Anchorage, AK, I had geraniums in pots which lived indoors all winter and then went crazy in the long hours of summer sunshine.

     I'm going to correct that lapse as soon as possible but in the meantime these geraniums (Ike's Art) will have to hold me over.  :-D

      I colored with ProMarkers and then fussy cut the image.  I printed and added the birthday sentiment across the clay pot, then added the image to the background using dimensional tape. 

     The background is embossed Swiss Dots and I added sparkle to each individual dot.  I tied one of my bowtie bows using my bow maker and added it to the top of the card.  Rather simple in design but it shows off the geraniums, which was my intent all along.

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     Has spring weather hit your part of the Northern hemisphere yet?  If you're down under, are you already longing for the hot weather to be gone and wanting the cool, crisp evenings of fall to arrive?  Wherever you happen to be located, Happy Crafting!  NanaConnie


ike said...

How fabulous - a very pretty card.
We are definitely in Spring here in Greece. There are Geraniums everywhere here. I have some in my garden but they look a bit straggly coz I an allergic to them and the friend who used to come prune them went back to UK :-(
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE geraniums, always have them in the garden, but only Summer here. Your geranium will keep me happy, a beautiful card.

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, my hubby loves his geraniums and we have quite a few of them which he takes cutting and gives to family and friends. Such a shame you don't live closer and we could have rectified this sooner for you xxx
Linda xxx

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful card, I love geraniums. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations. good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Borqna said...

What a beautiful card, Nana!
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
Good luck!

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Love this card. A lovely image. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

Very pretty card and nice coloring. Have fun shopping for your geranium plant. hugs, Teresa

karto_flana said...

Die Geranienblumen sind richtig Schoen und super coloriert :)
Thank You for joining us at Creative Moments challenge DT Ella.

Sall said...

Gorgeous and beautiful colours. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Josephine said...

What a beautiful card!

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Kristie said...

Beautiful card! The geraniums are just lovely and the sentiment is perfect for a spring birthday. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

Maikreations said...

Lovely card! I love the embossing in the back paired with the large geranium image! Thank you so much for joining us in our "Birthday" challenge! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting, Maike

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done and what a perfect bow you added! Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

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Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Incy Winct Design - Francesca Card & Scrap