Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Get Well Soon

Good Morning Everyone,

I trust you are all well and having a great day.

Although the card I'm sharing today features one of the inky backgrounds you can see on Sunday's post, I think you'll agree that it looks completely different from the two cards made up to now.
It's pretty and feminine, with tons of pink in several shades ... if you love pink, you'll like this :)

The base card is white but I've sponged the edges with Picked Raspberry, a Tim Holtz distress ink.

The pretty stamp set I've used here is from Kanban, Wild Flower Garden ... Kanban is no longer, but I believe this stamp set can still be bought on-line ... it comes in two parts, a leaf and fern frame and a floral stamp. I've stamped the frame, in Archival black, on to a piece of flowery patterned paper - from Wild Rose Studio Letters from Paris 6x6 pack and attached it to the base.

The floral stamp was stamped on to one of the backgrounds - this one was swiped with a variety of pink inks from ColorBox Cat's Eye Queue Clear Snap set in pinks/reds and Memento Dew Drop Angel Pink - and then matted on to a snippet of smooth black card.

The sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio Everyday Greetings. Pink gems were used to decorate the corners.

Once again I've managed to use up a couple of snippets of white and black card, not to mention using up some older stash, so I'm planning to submit the card to Pixie's Snippet Playground - Week 97 ... I think Di may just like this colour combination :)

Thanks for all the comments left recently ... I apologise if I haven't returned the compliment but there's such a lot to do when moving house, and it's keeping me away from my computer. Indeed, I consider myself lucky if I can grab half hour in the craft room and even that is getting more difficult as my stash slowly disappears, packed away to not see the light of day until after the move :(

Oh dear, time's up! Time to get back to the packing ... only 10 days to go. I'm assured that I will have a fully functioning kitchen in my new home by end of play today ... progress indeed :)

Take care everyone, and happy crafting,


  1. Well I absolutely LOVE this "pretty in pink with lots of ink" card Elizabeth.

    Only a couple of weeks til you can settle into your new home. Bet you can't wait.

    Sarn xxx

  2. This is a gorgeous card Elizabeth and yes I agree, a certain Miss will love it no doubt!
    I don't envy you with your move.
    Good Luck!

  3. Hi Elizabeth, I like pink and black together and I LOVE this card! Super stunning!

  4. It is gorgeous Elizabeth the colour is stunning and the layout is lovely too x

  5. Beautiful card Elizabeth. So glad to hear your kitchen will ready for the move. Take Care. Rita xxxxx

  6. This is beautiful Elizabeth :) love your stamping!! Thank you for your lovely comment your very sweet and you have a new follower :)


    Vic x

  7. Gorgeous card Elizabeth I bet your so excited about the move huggles hun Sue xxx

  8. Hi Elizabeth, delightful card I love that stamp. House moves are stressful and with your crafting goodies packed what will you do.

    Wilma x x x

  9. Oooooer, I so adore this Elizabeth! Of course being pink is right up my Rue and the result is gorgeous. I think I too have that stamp set but have always wondered if I could stamp the outer part properly. If it's the same, and am sure mine is a Kan Ban one - the outer frame just goes all wiggly when I try to put it on an acrylic block, sigh :(

    Good luck with the rest of the packing - ou know from previous experience that it'll be great once you settle in. Remember to let me have your new address too!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. This is so beautiful, Love the pink and the lovely inky edges,

    Do not worry about commenting here...I know you have so much on the go with moving,,,I am just happy to read your posts till after you are settled...looking forward too seeing before and afters of the new place.

  11. Beautiful card Elizabeth-love your colour combination on this and such beautiful stamping :)
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xxx

  12. What a gorgeous card, so pretty. I do have this stamp set, must find it out... :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. Love your gorgeous card.

  14. so gorgeous elizabeth.really beautiful stamp and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Simply lovely & so very elegant. Love that stamp set & you're doing a fantastic job with these backgrounds. I really like this technique you're doing so beautifully. TFS & Hugs


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