Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Country Diary Wild Roses

Afternoon Everyone

It's a lovely day here so I hope it is just as lovely where you are and that you are having a good day too.

I've been practicing with Memento markers and colouring in these wild roses ... the image, and the greeting, are from a set of Country Diary stamps free from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. Using a grey ink pad, I stamped the image on to a scrap of smooth white cardstock, then coloured it in with the markers. I find that these markers do not blend in the same way as ProMarkers, however the effect is still pretty good.

All the materials, with the exception of the card blank, are leftovers and snippets from previous projects. The background paper is from one of K&Company's Speciality paper pads designed by Brenda Walton. I believe this is the first bow I've made from lace - if it isn't it's one of the very few! - and I'm very pleased with how pretty it looks.

Materials used:

  • white A6 card blank (landscape)
  • scraps of grey textured card, pink and white smooth card, K&Company's Flora & Fauna patterned paper
  • stamps from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady which came free with Issue 91 of Cardmaking & Papercraft
  • Memento London Fog ink pad and Memento Markers - Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Cantaloupe
  • Stampin' Up label punch
  • Embellishments - pink cotton lace and pears from stash
I plan to submit this card to the following challenges:

Craft Dee Bowz - June - celebrate summer and include a handmade bow
Created With Love #44 - anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 75  - where, as ever, the only requirement is that some snippets have been used in the card - in this card that's almost everything! 

I've cleared the desk for this afternoon - i.e. all cardmaking and scrapping stuff has been removed -  for a  sewing session. Starting with taking up the legs of the EM's jeans ... yes, he has spotted the potential of the new sewing machine already :) 

But first, I'm going to nip into the garden and take some photos of the aquilegias - they are simply stunning at the moment, especially my favourite, the blue alpine one. 

I hope the rest of the day goes well for you all and many thanks for looking.

Happy crafting,


  1. Such a nice card. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  2. A beautiful summer inspired creation Elizabeth and such pretty blossoms.

    B x

  3. A beautiful summer inspired creation Elizabeth and such pretty blossoms.

    B x

  4. What an adorable card and it speaks of summer and light things. Thanks for taking the Craft-Dee BowZ June challenge!

  5. A beautiful card and the lace is so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. Lovely card Elizabeth. I am currently struggling to colour with prisma pencils - I wish my results were as good as yours.

  7. Oh wow Elizabeth this image is so beautiful and you have created a beautiful card the colouring is stunning x

  8. Beautiful card love it. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  9. beautiful card Elizabeth.stunning pretty image and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Such a sweet card. I think the colouring is fab.

  11. Gorgeous card Elizabeth! Love the lace bow - now there's different!

    I make this three cards last week and two this week for the Droplets Stamp prize and the extra chance - hope you manage to enter a third one this week, it could be soooooo worth it.

    Hugs, Di xx

  12. So very pretty in pink. Not sure if the Promarkers are alchohol based (as are copics). Alcohol markers are s'posed to blend more easily; your Memento are waterbased (I'm told anyway), so are harder to blend. You did a fab job with them I think. I've not tried this, only tried covering a stamp, spritzing. I always get too much spritz...I loved this card, and your flowers are shaded very pretty I think. TFS

  13. Hi Elizabeth. This is a very pretty card and I LOVE that lacy ribbon.

    I also LOVE aquilegias and really MUST buy some for my garden, they are so gorgeous. Please show pictures!

    Sarn xxx

  14. Lovely Card, thanks for joining us over at CWLC Blog.

    Chris B - DT


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