I really like doing the flowers a-la-Paola ;-) and now regularly visit the various sites where she is on the Design team. This is where I get a lot of my inspiration from...whiff of joy and of course Paola's blog :-) Thanks friend for being such a good influence! The picture is, believe it or not, an old card which I tore and distressed using the Tea Dye Distress ink, a medicine sponge and a couple of squirts of water! I did the same treatment to the rose in the middle of the flowers. The bottom roses were dabbed with ink from the Yellow Ochre Chalk Inkpad. The lacy border was punched using a Fab Scraps punch which was one of a set of 4. I covered it with some organza ribbon. The bottom left embellishment is a tag from the Fancy pants Alphabet set from Cuttlebug and the flowery design under that are Nestabilities. I also sneaked in a couple of, often neglected, skeleton leaves. The swirl is an off range Creative Memories Punch and the papers are random scrapbook papers. I'm also starting to use my flat pearls more and more & have used 2 different colour ones on the card in various places.