Saturday, 15 September 2018

Boutique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Boutique Blog Hop, if you arrived here from Shaunna's blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance it's always nice to see you, you can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

The Boutique collection is so pretty but it is not limited to feminine creations. There are beautiful girlie colours like pink and yellow and a wonderful rose pattern paper that is to die for, but there are other great coloured and patterned papers. The compliments pack has a wonderful collection of embellishments that will look so great on your projects.

I wanted to show that this collection could be used for a masculine project even though the majority of the papers are predominately feminine. I used the dark grey for the background paper then white and the lovely peacock words paper. The basic design of this card could be replicated with any papers and stamp sets. I used a seashells stamp set, a stitched circle and a plain circle thin cuts and some Glacier twine and gems. I designed the card for a male but it can easily be given to a woman. I always have heaps of feminine cards but not that many male cards.

The multi coloured  paper with the yellow paper worked well with the photos of our Easter Egg Hunt from a few years ago. The Easter Egg Hunt and flower border stamps are from the great 12 months stamp collection from last year. I received them as a Christmas gift from my lovely niece. It's amazing to see how much the kids grow each year, look at those lovely little faces. I had to add a third page because there are so many kids.

I love flowers, real ones, fake ones and stamped ones, this bright happy card was a delight to create. It's funny how you have a colour combination in your mind before you start a project and then it just doesn't look right. This is the third combination of colours I tried for the flowers before deciding on this one. I used grey cardstock for the background, then the light grey paper and finally the yellow and peach papers for added colour. I sponged the edges of the light grey paper for contrast.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you will be inspired with all the great projects you see on this hop. To continue the hop click here to got Vandra's blog she will have something great to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment, we all appreciate them.


  1. Doris I LOVE your card - I LOVE peacock colour. I also love that you matched your photo decorations to the nautical theme of your card - cute seal! The Easter layout is amazing, so many photos you got in there and Boutique is a really great colour range for Easter photos (well this hop has shown me any photos/themes look good with Boutique!).

    1. Thanks Vandra, when I take my photos I like to add a little something extra.

  2. Love the beach card...have just arrived at the beach for a couple of days so it resonates with me:-)

  3. Another beautiful birthday card Doris. I'd never think to use that wordy paper with the seashells!

  4. Love the beachy card & the papers are perfect for the Easter Layouts.

  5. Love all your projects, especially the adorable Easter layout!