Sunday 9 March 2014

Simplicity - a sweet wee card for Sunday

Hello Everyone ...

... and a very happy Sunday to you too.

You may have noticed that I've been missing for a few days. On Thursday my daughter and I tootled up to Glasgow SECC to the Creative Stitches and Hobby Craft shows ... lots of photos taken which I'll include in a post soon. On Friday we drove our son-in-law to and from the day unit at Crosshouse Hospital ... he had a wee operation on his elbow ... the patient is doing well. Saturday was spent recovering from Thursday and Friday!

Today I'm fighting fit again and I have this little card to share with you.
Pink and green ... one of my favourite colour combinations ... taken from the patterned paper, Parisian Dreams by Jenny Ellory for Quick Cards, used to cover the front and decorate the inside and back of the card.

The topper is made from three ovals, cArt-Us Oval dies, using a snippet of white card, for the stamped image, pink sorbet from PaperMill Direct, and the delicate pastel green card, a gift from my lovely friend, Di.

I combined two stamps, the Penny Black vase of greenery, Simplicity, and the greeting from Inkylicious' set Sentiments 1, stamped with a grey ink, Memento London Fog, and coloured with ProMarkers, Lime Zest, Leaf Green, Ice Grey 1.

To give it a pretty pink edging it's been sponged with Ranger's Spun Sugar distress ink. And just to be little different I placed the three layers off to the right side ... leaving the perfect margin for placing the butterfly, that was cut from the pink sorbet and using a freebie die from Simply Cards & Papercraft, then decorated with Stickles Cotton Candy and tiny pink gems, Anita's.

Pastel green satin ribbon from Papermania Spots & Stripes Festive Assorted, and narrow cream cotton lace from Marianne were used for the trimming on the card.

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Hazel's Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge - using up patterned paper on the front

Di's Pixies Crafty Workshop - Week 115 - the white card for the stamped topper, the pink sorbet card for matting and the butterfly were from the snippets box.

Right, I'm off to check my pots for water ... some have little seedlings popping through already ... so exciting :) Then I have a long list of crafty things to be getting on with including post all the fab pics taken at the craft show on Thursday ... I don't know, I take a few days off and the list just gets longer :)

Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Happy Crafting,


Kathyk said...

This is delightful, such delicate colours and LOVING your butterfly


Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is such a soft and pretty card. I love the delicate butterfly to match your delicate card.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is a VERY pretty card! I love it :-)

Cathy said...

This is so pretty Elizabeth, love the pretty greenery stamp and your stamping looks great in grey. It's amazing how different thinks look not stamped in black, Cathy x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours, so delicate. Thank you for popping by my blog. :)

Marie-Louise said...

This is a beautiful card Elizabeth. the colours are so very pretty.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, loving the pink and green. Hope your plants are doing well.

Wilma x x

Jackie said...

What a pretty card, love the colour combination :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Oooh, how pretty Elizabeth! The soft pinks and greens go so well together and offsetting the ovals is a brilliant idea! Totally lovely card.

Hugs, Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I too love the pink and green combo of this super card.
Wonderful designing as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandra H said...

Oh well you made up for not being around with this amazing card Elizabeth and it was worth the wait! the colour combo is one of my favourites too! truly is a lovely card xx

MaryH said...

This is one of my fav spring color combo-s too. Absolutely inspired use of those ovals. Must remember that design feature. The delicate vase of flowers on the top oval was just very pretty. Liked the lace edging & your inside card is always dressed up so pretty too. Good to see you at the Playground. Glad you are doing well. TFS & Hugs

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

A "super sweet" wee card if you ask me!

Love the soft delicate finished look.

You are doing well with your seedlings! We haven't even set any yet!!

I hope you are keeping well and having a good week.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

so beautiful elizabeth.gorgeous pretty layers and i love the floral image ;D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

Such a pretty and feminine card Elizabeth. xxx

Jean said...

I have just seen this card in Di's Playground Picks. It is so pretty, I love the pastel colours and the simple stamped image beautifully adorned with the lovely die cut butterfly. I am sorry I haven't commented much this week, my computer is playing up. It is very slow and I keep getting unresponsive messages and it is very frustrating.
Jean x