Saturday, 18 January 2014

A Week of Flourishes

Hi - it's Tara here - on a Saturday for a change - and I was hoping to say - ta-da we are open - but unfortunately there has been a hitch with the shipping rates and as I am sure you all don't want to pay ridiculously high world-wide rates when you are in the UK, I need to wait for a technical fix from our developers.  Support isn't available on the website by phone until Monday so I've got an email request in and as soon as I get an answer the doors will be open so at worst we are 48 hours away.   Sorry to disappoint......

However we had planned a week of inspiration here on the blog featuring one of our brands that you may not all be familiar with - Flourishes.  Unfortunately Flourishes closed it's wholesale programme at the end of 2013 so we will no longer be able to carry new lines from their range in the Store. 

Therefore we are giving the brand a last hurrah here on the blog this week and we are showcasing a different set each day from the stock we have remaining and, once the Store is back online, if you enter the code FLOURISH25 at checkout you will receive an automatic 25% discount on any Flourishes product.

So here is my Flourishes creation for you.  As it is set to be yet another cold and wet weekend in the UK I decided to look ahead and wish for spring....
 


This is a lovely set with 4 floral images and 5 sentiments.  I opted to play with the snowdrops and did a quick watercolour with distress markers and a waterbrush and die cutting it with a large film strip die which I inked with brilliance lightning black.  A little strip of spring-green card behind the image with a sentiment from the set head embossed in white really brings the card to life and makes me long for sunnier skies!

 

As soon as the postage rate issue is fixed, I will get the store open and will add another blog post, a Facebook post and send out a newsletter so you won't miss it!   In the meantime we have a guest blogger tomorrow with more Flourishes inspiration and then the regular DT will be bringing you a Flourishes post each day until Saturday.

Thanks again for your patience - I promise we're almost there!

Tara
 

5 comments:

Julia Altermann said...

Just stopped by the store as I do every day and almost fainted when I saw the new design up - can't wait for the (virtual) doors to open and to shop like crazy.

Wishing you all the best for the launch!

Chris said...

Oh no, I was hoping to be able to stock up on the new Flourishes stamps - they are so beautiful and I already own many sets. Looks like I'll have to buy direct from them and pay the duty :o(

Beautiful card.

Deborah Frings said...

Tara - this is so pretty! I love the fresh, spring feeling and snowdrops are one of my favourite flowers. Beats the actual snow!

Hope all goes well. xxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Such a beautiful fresh floral card...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jenny said...

Great way to launch Flourishes week.... one of fave flowers :0)