Friday, February 12, 2010

Golden Brown Flowers

Happy Friday to you!

I have to share what was in my mail box today when I went out to get the mail. One of the perks of making cards is to receive cards from other friends. I received TWO envelopes from Lin! Lin is the Queen of hearts.. and not in the Alice in Wonderland kind! She is the sweetest person and not only that, she is extremely talented. She is so good at using hearts and flowers in her cards and I was thrilled to get both kind from her today.

Look what she sent me two ATC's which are both wonderful and lovely!

Love the watermark background behind the flowers in that cute pot and the butterfly with the hearts flourishes is stunning!

And a separate envelope with a valentine card. Look at her sentiment so appropriate! I couldn't adjust the whiteness on this because it made the pink too bright and this is the most soft and pretty card IRL. My photo did not do it justice.

and if that wasn't enough she sent me this gorgeous card. This was the card she made for all the new Hostesses over at the Hero Arts Flickr group and I was lucky enough to receive it from her.

Thank you Lin!
Now on to a share of something I worked on tonight. I have been wanting to play along in the Hero Arts challenge this month again. I haven't had the inspiration. Finally I had a break through this evening... I have had this piece sitting on my desk for more than week waiting for a card to put it on.

The background is all chocolate brown and the embossing is a combination of golds and butter cream. Love both embossing powders.

The butterfly is embossed on acetate with gold embossing powder and I love how it turned out. (Translate that to mean you probably will see this happening again!)

By the way my daughter is watching me type this up and she said my card was ugly. :) LOL!

Of course she loved what Lin created and helped come up with the descriptions.

Well off to watch Ice Age 3 with my dearest daughter.

Tanya wanted to leave a comment too: "I like my mom's butterflies and background, I just didn't like the dandelion on the bottom. Lin's cards were very good."

Have a great night!

Suzz (and Tanya)


  1. Oh look at those sweet treasures! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous treats from Lin!

    And I love your chocolate brown and gold card:)

    Tanya reminds me of my daughter (who is 12).. not afraid to tell me how it is! Oy...

  2. Each one of the cards you received is more stunning than the next. How lucky are you? My fave though is the pink one. I love the big, patterend flowers.

    I think your card is stunning. So elegant.

    I think children never really see the talent in their parents. I remember when my niece told her mom (my sister) that she wasn't very good at art. My sister is a professional artist so I think she has some talent :-)

  3. Awwwww....I totally know what you mean by Lin's work, she is truly such an artist and she always surprises everyone with her cards...I too, have received cards from her and they have been so delightful!

    Your golden card is so rich and beautiful in texture, really love this color!

  4. Dear Sue, I came over from Flickr to see your gorgeous golden beauty up close and personal, and imagine my surprise to see you've featured my cards. You are sweet (and thanks to Tanya for what she said). But you neglected to say that your generosity to me is what prompted these cards.

    I find that appreciation seems to skip a generation when it comes to kids.......I'll bet she loves anything her grandparents do, right? It's the same with my own boys. Let's just hope that someday they'll appreciate what we do :)

    Your card is so lovely, Sue; what a wonderful mix of beautiful gleaming patterns. The acetate butterfly is absolutely genius - perfect. I have a beautiful gold embossing powder, but have never heard of one called butter cream. Sounds absolutely yummy - who makes it?

    Thanks again, my friend.

  5. You lucky girl Sue! I agree...LIN ROCKS!

    I love your golden beauty, too. Yummy details and great design as allways!
    Hugs Sanne

  6. Sorry Tanya, but I LUUURRRRVVEE your Mom's dandelions! There is nothing more delicate than a dandelion clock and I think this whole card is stunning.

    As for Lin's wonderful pieces, they are just awesome. Isn't it lovely to receive such beauty through the post.

    I've never heard of a Buttermilk EP either so would be interested to hear who makes it.

    Lesley Xx

  7. Lin's work is just awesome--I can just imagine them in person!
    And your card is absolutely STUNNING! Love all the layers and of course, my favorite BROWN. So yummy! Your daughter will appreciate it when she gets older, I'm sure!

  8. Stunning card - love the colours you used. Love all the other cards too.... amazing creations... hope you have a terrific weekend.

  9. I agree, Lin is such a sweetheart! I got a card from her for Valentine's day, even my DH was impressed!! She totally spoiled you - and I think you totally deserved to be spoiled because you Sue are a big sweetheart yourself!
    All the cards, ATC's are just gorgeous art and isn't it a great initiative to share. Your card is gorgeous too!

  10. Love the cards from Lin, lucky you to receive such a lovely bundle of Lins cards. Your card is amazing, love the gold and chocolate, such a beautiful design.

  11. BEAUTIFUL! Love the brown and gold- so elegant AND natural! Love seeing those great ATC's from Lin, too! She is amazing!

  12. wow! this is stunning! love the fabulous color combination!! just beautiful!!

  13. Lin's cards are beautiful! What a wonderful surprise to receive in the mail! Love how the gold embossing looks on the dark brown, really pretty!

  14. Oh wow!!!!!!! They are all beautiful.

  15. Too much eye candy. Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!

  16. How Fun to get such Pretty mail from Lin....always Love her Flowers!! Your card is just Gorgeous SuZZ...they always are!!

  17. Suzz... I think Tanya is wrong... the dandelions on your card look so cool... I love these two stamps used together...
    and those beautiful cards from Lin... you are so lucky. It is nice to get cards in the post,... I SO KNOW THIS!!!!!

  18. Your card isn't ugly at all--I really like it! And the other cards you were sent are very nice, thanks for sharing them with us. =)

  19. Love the gorgeous cards you received from Lin and seeing her beautiful ATCs makes me hope HA will have another swap again soon! Your card is absolutely wonderful Sue. I've had some lovely (!) comments from my boys about my cards too!


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