Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Shades of Green Again - With Love

Evening Folks

Hope this finds you all well and that you have had a wonderful Wednesday.

I'm trying to get back into the way of things again so spent much of the day having a sort out in the craft room. It had become a bit of a dumping ground recently and was seriously depressing to look at, never mind work in. A couple of hours pottering and it's now much improved ... though still no crafting going on so here's one I made earlier ... when I was going through my green phase!
I simply covered the front with some pretty patterned paper Basic Grey Origins Seaweed Wrap ... the same double-sided paper that was used in this earlier Shades of Green card. The edges have been distressed with Rangers Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone inks.

The topper is the recycled front of a card received in 2013, trimmed down and matted on to a scrap of smooth green cardstock. The embellishments consist of a Wild Orchid Crafts white cherry blossom tipped with iridescent glitter and Ranger's Scattered Straw ink, a Docrafts green felt brad, scraps of caramel organza ribbon and green loopy fibre.

The inside and back are simply trimmed with offcuts of the patterned paper.

I'm submitting this card to two of my favourite challenges:

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - for April - a challenge that is always about using
Patterned Papers on cards
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 118 - the challenge that encourages us all to use up our scraps, leftovers and snippets. 

It's been a bright and sunny day here today but it started to rain again this evening ... the weeds will be loving it. I've seen on the news that down in the south east of the country people are experiencing a sandstorm of sorts causing serious air pollution. It must be very unpleasant and even downright dangerous for anyone with health problems such as asthma, etc., so I hope those of you who live in that area are taking care and staying safe.
Hope to be back soon.

In the meantime, happy crafting,


  1. I'm liking this card from your green phase. I also like that you had a green phase.... so artist of you! It's a pretty card and I love the patterns you've put with it. Feel free to revisit your green phase again!

  2. Hullo Elizabeth just doing a catch up reading back through your blog posts you have been having fun.. need to clean up my space too.. lovely greeny card!. Shaz in Oz. X

  3. Hello Elizabeth glad that you are at least getting into your craft room and sorting out. If my knee let's me I may attempt similar tomorrow. Love the card. A lovely fresh green. We have had some of the sand here in West Mids - not nice :-( Take care. Anne x

  4. It is always amazing how much time and work we can spend keeping make tomorrow and need to tidy a bit before she arrives. Let us hope you inspire me!

    Your card looks wonderful. These are perfect for your green image.

  5. Good morning Elizabeth, it is so demoralising when the craftroom is in a mess!
    A beautiful card, green is my favourite colour :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. Oh this is adorable and gorgeous too.

  7. Love this card Elizabeth! Such a sweet upcycled image and the colours are gorgeous. Great embellishment in the corner too!



  8. Good Morning Elizabeth,
    A very sweet card. A color that I do not use much. May need to challenge myself in that area. We had some rain here too but most of the rain was in the Northern part of the state. We will be back in the mid to high 80's by the weekend, amazing.
    Great challenges there, good luck.
    Have a wonderful day and hope your feeling better each day. : )
    Bobbie Lynn

  9. Evening Elizabeth

    Loving your 'green phase' card.

    Re: Sand storms - you should see the state of my car - covered in orangey dusty stuff as is everything else locally!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Love this cute topper with the polka dot ribbon, Elizabeth! And that cherry blossom is gorgeous!

  11. Elizabeth, Your card is gorgeous l like the image and the colours used on your stunning card x

  12. Hi Elizabeth,
    ooh I thought I was on a different blog. lol Love the super new header of your blog.
    Fab card as usual. Loving your super green phase. Beautiful paper used too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your super card - hope to see you again soon x


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