Monday, 14 May 2018

Snowdrops

After a wonderful trip to Rome last week, I'm back with a card I made recently.  A few photos of our trip are at the end of this post.  

I don't usually put flowers on masculine cards for some reason, but my friend's hubby's hobby is growing snowdrops and he has over sixty different varieties!  
I found this image from Craftuprint.  It comes with extra images to enable it to be decoupaged, but I decided it seem more suitable as a single layer for a man's card.  I added a computer generated sentiment in green and layered the image on a dark green mat.  Using the same green card, I die cut a Joy Crafts 'Autumn Leaves', as the shape of the leaves matched the leaves in the image.  I snipped off a couple of leaves to make it more balanced for the space I had, before attaching the side of the card.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenge #142 - Sports/Hobbies

A few of the photos I took when we were in Rome:

The Vatican




Colosseum


Spanish Steps


Trevi Fountain






26 comments:

  1. Hi Liz what a beautiful card and i love the pics of Rome,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

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  2. Such a beautiful card Liz. Your photos of Rome look amazing, this is somewhere that I've always wanted to visit.

    Sue xx

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  3. Such a beautiful masculine card, Liz! Even with the flowers on it, the card still looks like fabulous masculine with the monochromatic green colors, straight lines and gingham patterns. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Marge xx

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  4. A beautiful card Liz, and I have to say that I too have a great affection for Snowdrops. I think it’s maybe because they are one of the first signs we see to tell us that Spring is on its way after a long Winter. I really like the Ivy too, it’s a perfect embellishment. Great photos and Rome looks amazing x

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  5. Lovely card Liz..I like how you have echoed the ivy from the image with the die cut.
    Rome looks wonderful!

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  6. Love your card Liz love the green too.
    Great pictures of Rome, I have been there several times and I just love Rome. Hope you had a great trip. Hugs Veerle x

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  7. I love snowdrops, they remind you that winter is almost over!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. :)

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  8. That personalized card is bound to be appreciated since it depicts his hobby. I think that checked paper is perfect for a male card and the leaves are a great touch. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I know the Colosseum is big but seeing it from that view is awesome.

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  9. Love that snowdrop image Liz - perfect for the snowdrop man with the tone on tone look. Awesome pictures of Rome - great memories of my Roman years!

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  10. What a lovely card which I'm sure he will appreciate. I had no idea there were that many varieties of snowdrop! Thanks for sharing your holiday pics too.

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  11. A really gorgeous card, more special than ever because it is so personal. And your photos of Rome are amazing - I'm awe struck by the size of the Coliseum given that it was built long before we had modern technology and machinery.

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  12. Beautiful photos and I love your card. I think a lot of guys love flowers and we tend to forget that. He's going to love your card.
    Lynn

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  13. I love these delicate snowdrops Liz and the background with the prettty green and white background with the oval shaped image which I am assuming comes as one piece, looks great with the sentiment you have computer generated, and the additional die cut leaves down the side finish it beautifully. What great photos of Rome, and it looks as if you managed to visit all the key sights whilst you were there, obviously a wonderful place to visit. x

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  14. Such a great idea for a masculine card, especially because he obviously loves snowdrops. Great layout and the trailing ivy looks great. Great photos of Rome too....Thank you for sharing x

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  15. A beautiful card Liz, pretty snowdrops.
    Fabulous photographs, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your trip.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  16. Great background and beautiful snowdrop; perfect for a snowdrop-lover! Hugs, Gerrina

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  17. So glad you enjoyed your trip to Rome, Liz! :) Beautiful photos!
    Lovely card for your friend's hubby, it's great how you personalized it!

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  18. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant make for someone who love to grow snowdrops.
    I love your wonderful design and the lovely shade of green used.
    Stunning photos of your holiday.
    Loving your new blog face.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. Your card is really lovely with the sweet snowdrops and who knew there were over 60 varieties. Your trip looks like it was amazing, great photos x

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  20. What a great card for your snowdrop growing friend! I thought there was only one type of snowdrop ... who knew there are over 60! Jim is going to love the card. Awesome pictures of your trip to Rome. What an amazing trip! xx

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  21. I agree it's an unusual hobby but it's a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

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  22. Your card is so gorgeous and perfect for the gentleman who loves to grow flowers. And, thanks for sharing the photos of your trip to Rome. How wonderful for you!

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  23. I Love your card, so will he, I'm sure, so personal to him. What a wonderful trip you've had, glad you enjoyed it.
    Faith
    x

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  24. Wow, what amazing photos!! I've always wanted to visit Rome and I love seeing it through your eyes!! Your pictures are so beautiful!! And your card is gorgeous!! I love the pretty flowers and the leaves along the side!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  25. Love the fab image,just gorgeous. Your photo's are fabulous.xxx

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  26. Pleased you enjoyed your visit to Rome, a beautiful place. Fabulous card, I love the snowdrops.
    Janice x

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