Sunday, 25 March 2012

Floral Thank You

Evening Folks

It's been such a lovely day here, none of the fog that others in the UK have had to suffer, that I did take a stroll around the garden smelling the few flowers there are, and even doing a minuscule amount of weeding :)

Consequently, I didn't spend a great deal of time in the craft space and when I did most of it was spent finishing of the job I started on Tuesday ... yes, it has taken me this long to sort out the charms and gee-gaws! Taking some costume jewellery (car boot finds) to pieces took up quite a bit of the last few days, but it was worth it because I will now be able to find what I want quickly and easily.

And talking of quick and easy, this card was just that to make. I've used some outline peel-off flower shapes as templates, stuck randomly over the front, and inked over with two shades of distress ink. After removing the peel-offs, all the card needed was a stamped greeting, some pearls and a snippet of ribbon, et voila, one quick make!

Materials I used to make this card:

  • Ready-made white card base, 5" square from stash
  • Anita's Outline Stickers, Simple Flowers - bought on impulse and then didn't know what to do with them!
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads, Scattered Straw & Dried Marigold
  • Memento ink pad, Rich Cocoa
  • Crafty Stamps, Thank You
  • Ribbon and self-adhesive half pearls from stash

I'm submitting this card to the following:

Use Your Stuff Challenge # 26 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown # 90 - Spring Cleaning
Craft Your Passion Challenge #102 - Just Sentiments

That's me for tonight. We're off on a day trip tomorrow, setting off early to get the best of the day - the forecast is good.

I hope you all have a lovely day too. Don't forget to alter your clocks ... spring forward :)

Happy crafting,


  1. Oh Elizabeth you are clever. What a wonderful idea. I have so many peel offs that I had began to think were totally useless and now I have found a use for them. This is such a lovely and very useful card. Have a lovely day.

  2. Elizabeth, this is so pretty. I love how you created your own background paper. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  3. A beautiful card Elizabeth, I used to love using peeloffs in this way :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Wow this is so Pretty and Cheery! Love it! 8-) Wonderful idea to use the peel offs! What a Lovely effect! Love the Sweet pearls and Fun ribbon too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!8-)

  5. So pretty!What a fab idea, i love it!
    Jo x

  6. This is really beautiful! Lovely color palette!! Neat how you had the perfect matching ribbon!!

  7. I love the effect of the masking on your card and the addition of the pearls. Very pretty.
    Thanks for playing along with the Use Your Stuff challenge this week. We hope to see you again.

  8. Oh Elizabeth what a wonderful idea and such a beautiful result! Makes me wish I had some peel offs. Your Panaggy recipe sounds yummy and easy, will have to try it soon.

  9. Love your card, such a clever idea, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

  10. stunning card elizabeth.i love the zingy colours and fab design :D

    xx coops xx

  11. A quick make it maybe but a beautiful one just the same.

  12. Gorgeous! What a good way of using peeloffs! The colours are fab too xx

  13. Hi Elizabeth

    What a fantastic way to use your peel-offs!!

    To begin with I thought you had clear embossed a flower stamp several time.

    Love the finished look.

    Sorry I am so behind with your lovely posts .. .. I need another couple of days in my week at the moment. LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

  14. Beautiful card! Love that technique and the shading you added to the flowers. Thanks for joining us on the UYS blog

  15. Hi Elizabeth; I popped ver from Scrap Our Stash where I saw your beautiful LO with the snowdrop picture; really a beautiful LO in green! Thanks for participating and welcome back!

    La Vikinga


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