Floral Card and Chennai Rains

Stamped Floral Card
          Hi friends, its raining in my home in Bangalore but nothing like the devastating rains and floods neighboring Chennai is experiencing.The photos and videos shared on social media are heart wrenching.
Chennai Rains
     The photo above was shared by a crafter friend Catherine Joseph on facebook...I think its taken from her window. Water levels have reached 1 storey level in several parts of her city Chennai
Chennai Floods
 And this is how the commute is . We dont have any relatives in Chennai but felt so sad when we spoke to a doctor friend of ours who was confined to his home  with his wife and young daughter .They had no electricity, gas or water and had no way to move to a different location.They were dependent on food packages thrown via helicopter.
Chennai Airport
And that is how the airport is now. The government and normal people are doing a fantastic job with rescue operation and disaster relief but one does feel so helpless as a common man  when we see such calamities. One a different note I think it makes us feel thankful and more grateful for what we have too when we see the suffering of others..
        Sharing a floral card in warm colors to chase away the blues!
Floral Card
           The card features a Joy Crafts stamp and I colored the rose using water and distress ink pads .Highlighted parts of the yellow rose with an orange gel pen. Used a mixture of walnut stain and vintage photo to ink  the background and had fun tearing and curling the "postcard"!
Stamped Floral Card
The tiny orange roses were made by  twirling and folding 1cm wide quilling paper strips !
Stamped Floral Card
I kept the hues of my card in autumn colors and added golden elements and finished it off with  golden dragon fly charm.
Supplies : Dies : Marianne Anja Border , Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 1, Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 3, Spellbinders Jewel Fantasies
Stamps :  Joy Crafts Floral Flourishes Postcard rose  from Isha's giveaway

Edited : This card was picked top 5 at All Sorts Autumn colors Challenge 


  1. The floods do look dreadful on the world news Sonia, I pray you rain averts and does no case such turmoil as Chennai.

    Your creation today is lovely, a great vintage feel as well and perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. What a beautiful card. You are the master at details. Awesome pics thanks for sharing.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  3. Gorgeous card with beautiful colours!!

  4. This is a fabulous card, I love how you have done the roses, the postcard looks like it has been rescued from a fire, a fabulous use of inks. Wonderful detail.

    How awful to be caught up in floods like that, I feel so sorry for them, especially as we are experiencing awful rain and winds too.

  5. It's so sad to hear about the state of Chennai. Many of my relatives including my brother lives in Chennai. I'm glad to know they are safe. But after I saw the pics posted by Catherine on FB, it is even more sad!! Hope and pray it all ends soon. Beautiful card Sonia!! Nice embellishments!!
    Moxie Craftie

  6. Sorry to hear about the floods. Your card is beautiful.

  7. Oh wow, my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the floods. The photos are heart-wrenching. I hope the water recedes quickly.

    Your card is absolutely stunning!! The design and details are amazing!! I love the embellishments you added!! It's elegant and fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. My heart goes out to the people who are suffering from the flood. Your so right Sonia, that situations like this make you feel thankfull for what you have. It's all not so obvious.
    Your card is beautiful.Lovely details.

  9. Gorgeous vintage looking card Sonia. The floods are terrible. Loz.

  10. Devastating floods Sonia..have been following on the news and send prayers to everyone..a gorgeous card today, love the curling edges and inking..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  11. So sorry to hear about the floods and all of the damage it has caused. I hope everyone will find relief from all of it soon so they can get back to their lives. And yes, you're right about being thankful. Sending thoughts and good wishes over that way!

    Now for your card, it is so pretty with the Vintage style design and beautiful details that you've added to it!! Thank you for sharing! HUGS

  12. Beautiful card Sonia, one of my favourite post card stamps, sorry to hear about the flooding
    Kevin xx

  13. Pretty with a wonderful feminine vintage look to it. Yellow Roses are a fav Rose color of mine. My hubby bought me 2 Yellow Rose bushes. First one has red/pink on outside of the yellow and has a couple blooms on it. The 2nd one is a young bush and will bloom next yr. We had rain here in Central TX that broke records but luckily we did not have anything like what others are experiencing. Our yard is drying out since the sun has been out during the day.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. oh my, that flooding is something else. Thoughts and prayers to all living there and affected by the floods.
    Your card is beautiful. I love the distressed edges

    1. Thank you so much Ann...hehe yes I did enjoy creating the distressed look

  15. It's always heart wrenching to see our fellow man contending with natural and man-made catastrophes. Hoping all will recover with more health, contentment and better homes than before the flooding. Sonia, sending prayers of encouragement...

    Your card is beautifully crafted with gorgeous design structure and incredible golden gilded touches. The Joy Craft stamp is lovely and I'm off to see about adding it to my stash. Sonia, truly gorgeous! Hugs, de

    1. Thank you so much Donna...sometimes we can only pray !

  16. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the floods in Chennai. So sorry for the people that have to endure this disaster, but glad that they are getting help. Sure makes you very thankful.
    I love the vintage look that you achieved on your card. It is fun to see crafters use the same ingredients and get such different looks. Your embellishments are so gorgeous. Good to see you here again. Thanks so much for playing in the challenge at the Mod Squad.

    1. Yes Barbara it makes us so thankful for what we have in life

  17. Your card is just beautiful! LOVING the distressing and the flowers! And those photos from the floods are so sad ... my prayers are with them ....

  18. I know, right! The flood is looking horrible..and praying for those stuck in Chennai waters...thanks for sharing these pics..I have already shared the emergency numbers with my Chennai friends in case they need help..Hope all stay safe!
    BTW, I didn't know you stay in B'lore. I have been there recently and would loved to have met you! Anyway,better luck next time.. About your card, it is really gorgeous! Love the postcard feel to it and those flowers look sweet! :)
    Suchi xx

    1. Oh Suchi....would have loved to meet you!

  19. There is always so much tragedy in any given moment... it breaks my heart. It feels like my heart is always broken. Continued prayers for everyone enduring far more than anyone should. :( Your beautiful card is certainly a burst of sunshine, filled with the light and love this world needs. Every detail is stunning... and how precious are your tiny orange roses from quilling strips? :o) You are a treasure trove of inspiration. Wishing you a day of all things beautiful, my friend.

    Hugs and blessings,

  20. Not only social media but news channels are full of live coverage and special reports on Chennai floods ! Its unbelievable that a developed Metro city like chennai can go in such a state just because of heavy rainfall ! For many of us in Maharashtra it reminded us of Mumbai floods.Its Inspiring that in such difficult time the common people,various trusts ,groups come together to help each other in many ways !
    Coming to your card ..its So beautiful ,loved the layering and vintage look .different colors rather than usual pink n reds :)

  21. Beautiful creation today and that image is just gorgeous. Very sad to see the photos of flooding, I hope all the lovely people are safe and prayers for them..x
     { aNNie}

  22. A post shared in beautiful manner! Lovely card! Chennai rains have been terrible. Whole country sympathizes with their apathy.
    Thank you doctor for visiting my blog and showing concern over my absence. Entering the world of responsibilities has made me take a back seat in crafting world. More or so, i am trying to give sometime to a our relation. :)


  23. Dear Sonia, thanks so much ch for popping over, I am so glad I came here. I pray for folks in Chennai and Bangalore too for that matter, I will lift Chennai up more specifically this evening. I'm goin to post it on FB group I belong too and they will pray as well. How so very heartbreaking.
    Will pray re food and water, general necessities and disease to be kept at bay as it so often follows such disasters. :(
    Lovely work ..you're incredibly good on your attention to detail. Thanks for sharing.
    Shaz in Oz.x

  24. Beautiful card Sonia, I love the vintage feel to this one! Those flood photos would be beautiful too, (as all things in nature are), if it wasn't just soooo horrible! hugs :)

  25. So sad about those people stuck in the floods. We just had our first snow storm of the season and were without power for only a few hours. That was really no hardship at all.

    Your card is beautiful. I love the distressing you did on the postcard. I don't think I have seen a vintage design from you before. You pulled it off like a pro.

    Blessing Hugs,

  26. Oh such devastating flooding, so sad. All that water represents lives uprooted, changed or lost. thank you for sharing because I would not have know otherwise. Our media does not report ALL the news.

    Dr. Sonia your card is very lovely. I really do enjoy vintage things and your project has all the sweet little vintage touches that I love. NancyD

  27. Your card is beautiful Sonia, a wonderful design, such amazing work, I absolutely love this!

    The photo's you share are just heartbreaking, I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to go through this experience, my heart goes out to these people.

    Hugs Jacee
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  28. Oh wow this is gorgeus, soooooooo elegant!

  29. Beautiful card.....love the vintage feel, gorgeous flower clusters on the postcard! So sad to see the flood pictures, it is devestating.

  30. Beautiful card! Love the vintage look and the gorgeous gloraclusters!


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