Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Completed Dinky Flower Border Card ... and also a Typewriter Birthday Card

Evening Everyone,

Between hops around blogs, I've managed to complete the card you might have noticed I was working on this morning ... scroll down to the previous post to see it part done.
The card is one of several featuring digi stamps that have been stashed away on my PC. I usually print them out on to smooth white card to be coloured then trimmed to whatever shape, matted and used on a card. But recently I've been experimenting with my graphics software, firstly creating cards using my own flower photographs (featured in an earlier post this week), and then digital images. The dinky wee Flower Border stamp on this card is from Digi Stamp Boutique. I've coloured it with Promarkers and teamed it up with some tiny strips of leftover design paper in coordinating colours. A stamped greeting and an simple insert completes the card - very CAS :)

Materials used: white Papermania textured cardstock for base, printer paper for insert; Digi Stamp Boutique's Flower Border stamp; ProMarkers - Rose Pink, Blossom, Tea Green, Powder Blue, Primrose, Pastel Yellow, Lime Zest, Pear Green; Stamp from Verve, Thanks So Much; Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad; three thin strips of paper in aqua, olive green and rose pink

They may be tiny but I think the snippets of leftover papers qualify this card for a trip over to Di's playground, that's at Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 71. I've heard on the grapevine that there might be a picnic going on up in the treehouse :))

This next card features a typewriter from Nice Crane Designs Typewriter Machine set that looks just like the one the EM picked up for a song at the car boot sale recently. Interestingly, I bought  the digital image long before my lovely typewriter was discovered ... wishful thinking perhaps :)
The card created using Serif Craft Artist Professional and printed on to white Papermania Textured cardstock. 

The insert, on ordinary printer paper, features the typewriter image shrunk down, and it's on the back too.

I thought this card would be perfect for a male recipient ... not a flower, ribbon or glitter in sight :) 

Apart from finishing off the flower border card, very little crafting has been done again today. However, I have taken photos of some more completed projects that have been waiting in the wings, so to speak, and then cropped them down ready for posting at some time. To quote Barbara Gray, I have a plan :) And it concerns the holiday we have lined up for June. The plan is to have a week of posts written up and scheduled to appear while I'm away ... hopefully, that done, you won't even know I'm gone :))

In the meantime, I find I'm in need of some liquid refreshment so I'm off downstairs for another cup of tea :)

Take care everyone and have a lovely evening.

Happy crafting,


  1. Oh how lovely Elizabeth to see your finished card its gorgeous as is the Typewriter one too! xx

  2. Both these are fabulous! The flower card is so pretty and the typewriter card is really cool! xx

  3. Your his & hers cards are so great! I love those delicate flowers on hers, and the typewriter is so typical of a masculine card! I visualize an author madly typing away to meet his deadline! Great job on both!

  4. love, the typewriter card. I doenloaded my first digi stamp from the octopode factory the other day. it doesnt seem likee real stamping somehow but as your card shows it is good to print the image in different sizes.. I hadn't thought about that until now ... thanks and watch my space i have several cards to do with them.
    janet #31

  5. Two fabulous cards Elizabeth! LOVE the strips on the floral one and how they pick up the pretty flower colours - and the typewriter is perfect for a chap. I've got a typewriter stamp somewhere and never thought about it being great for a fella - so thanks for the inspiration!

    I'm off to bed to read a very interesting book now :))

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. I love the sweet flower garden! And the typewriter is wonderful! I learned to type on one like that.

  7. How effective the coloured strips look at the bottom of the card. Grand idea. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Hello Elizabeth, I really like both of your cards, and how clever the inside. Plenty of room for a nice letter. Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I struggle with putting patterns know old habits die hard. My mom is probably looking down going...what are you thinking? :-) Have a most wonderful week!

  9. Two super cards here . . . very CAS . . . right up my street.

    Sarn xxx

  10. Oh you always finish off your cards so nicely. Great typewriter image from another typerwriter fan. BJ

  11. Lovely flower card. I like the way you have added the strips of paper not all straight IYSWIM! When I first looked I thought they were ribbon.


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