Saturday 21 November 2020

Love me a 'Thistle'

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
I'm Hosting our Colour Challenge
and chose those that would show off my favourite flower.
I did make a mistake with my choice - should have been
black instead of  navy but I did add touches of navy
to replicate the 'blue bells' of Scotland to go with
the 'flower of Scotland' The Thistle.

I knew when I saw the Cosy Cup Coaster Die 
I wanted to use them for this challenge.
Thanks so much to my JUGS Teammate Angie
and another crafty friend who so generously 
sent me a nice supply.
Background has been embossed, adding 
several coloured coasters and topped with 
my thistle and blue bells coloured
 with Lindy's Magicals.
I know they aren't really blue bells...
The Thistle word is cut from a 
very old cuttlebug alphabet set.
Finished with several die cut bows,
a lavender mat onto white card base.
I so enjoyed making this one.
Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week. 
You could be our Chic of the Week
and in the running for a Guest Spot in the New Year.
Don't forget to see how our Current Guest Joyce 
and the Team chose to use these colours.
Thanks for stopping by.


Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love how you used those coaster dies making this beautiful design! Your thistle and "blue bells" are absolutely gorgeous! Great choice for our color challenge this week!

Judy Woodland said...

I love this so much. Soon's I saw that thistle I knew it was you. I love this color combo, and I really love that little coaster die and how you layered it. This card is stunner, and so nostalgic for you, I'm sure. It's lovely!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun use of the colors that “blanket” die is fun

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and wonderful colors.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Of course I love this one, Ina! Such a pretty color combo, perfect for the thistle and bluebells! That little coaster die cut is the cutest thing too!

Mac Mable said...

You've made my day Ina x....Great design, wonderful texture, love the cute coaster dies and the fabulous layering effect. Of course the best bit....That wonderful thistle and pretty bluebells x. A striking Flower of Scotland card and thank you for sharing this amazing card Ina x.

Kate said...

Great use of the coaster for matting! I love the thistle and I love this colour combination - so you're the person behind this fab colour combo! I'm so glad you chose navy rather than black - it wouldn't have been nearly as challenging or as much fun!

Nancy said...

Angie is the best! She sent me some of the coaster dies too and then I broke down and bought the die about a month later once I ran out of them. This is such a pretty card! I love the way you layered the coasters under the thistle and blue bell. Great card and challenge!

Bobby said...

Your thistle is wonderful, Ina, and very meaningful to you I can tell. I love how you layered it upon those colorful mats.

Macimbalo said...

Love your card and the way you used the colors!

cm said...

Beautiful thistle and made all the more lovely in being paired with those cool coaster dies! Fabulous inspiration!

Lisa Kind said...

Your card, as well as the color choices, is so pretty! Love the flower is beautiful and the coasters look great behind it.